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Keiko à Nob Hill
Keiko à Nob Hill

Keiko à Nob Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.keikoanobhill.com
  • Phone: (415) 829-7141
  • Hours of Operation: Tue-Sun 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Keiko Takahashi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have 2 dining rooms, the Bar area and a private room.
    Any of dining rooms can be converted to private party use depending of the size of the party.
  • Private Party Contact: Seigo Takei (415) 829-7141

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clay St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot 1 block away from the restaurant is located on 1320 Washington St/ Jones
A word from Keiko à Nob Hill
Executive chef Keiko Takahashi, formerly of Michelin starred El Paseo in Mill Valley, returns with her delicate flavors and beautiful presentation to Nob Hill, San Francisco. In 2013, 2014 guide, another Michelin star was awarded.
Please join us for the 2014 July Tasting Menu for $145 per person, by using 'the finest' food material such as seasonal top end Tsukiji market fish, A5 Wagyu Beef.
Keiko à Nob Hill boasts a 5,000 bottle vintage wine list and an extensive wine by the glass program as well as superb wine pairing program to compliment your dining experience.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Service was extremely slow. Used to this at the Michelin starred restaurants when there is something to break up the 'breaks', but there seemed to be multiple instances of 10 mins with no food in front of us. Great food, though."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "1) There is one seating, at 7 p.m., for the prix fixe menu. It took 3 hrs, 45 min for them to serve it. 2) Only 3 of 11 courses were spectacular. Considering the price and hype, horrible value. 3) Totally not worth it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Awesome table. The food is very elaborated, great mix of savor and textures. excellent presentation. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for a journey through Asian and French savors. Be open minded, try new flavors and be surprised :)"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant and a totally enjoyable experience. Most dishes were with fish and so it's important to like fish and to be willing to try some new and very unique dishes. The presentation of each little dish was beautiful. The restaurant was quiet and intimate. Tables were not on top of each other and the service was very good. I would recommend this restaurant for a special dinner out."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been to quite a few michelin star awarded restaurants in the City. Keiko a Nob Hill is by far the best among all in terms of food quality. The chef executed the menu perfectly and 80% of the dishes in the menu were above average. The combination of flavors and ingredients were top notch. We had a great night and we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is a world class dining experience. There are many places in the Bay Area where you can spend a lot of money on dining. You'll do that here, but it is actually worth it. If you're a foodie then this place should be on your list. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I guess my expectations was set so high because Yelp place Keiko's second to Gary Danko. Read the reviews and I guess the dinner menu we had was not my preference (although I ate everything) I felt that I could have gotten some better food quality fish for half the price at good sushi place in town."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Very small room (maybe 7 tables). Seats are super comfortable and ample space between tables where you don't hear others conversation. Tasting menu style, food is excellent. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This is my second time visiting this restaurant and it was just as amazing as the first time."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We were fortunate to get reservations at this small, delightful restaurant during our short stay in the City. We had heard about it from friends and acquaintances and both Zagat and Michelin praised it. All that came up short, compared with our perfect evening. We were welcome at the bar and had to wait a few minutes for our table, so we enjoyed a lovely rose champagne and chatted with the very knowledgeable sommelier. We were seated at the best table (although there is no bad table in the dining room) and started with the chef's amuse-bouche. The daily creation, the chef's degustation menu, was spectacular. we were pampered, despite my wife's multiple food allergies. A quiet place where you can talk, delight in amazing food and wine. Wow!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Fabulous dinner any foodie couple who loves wine and Japanese food with a French flair (sounds weird but totally works!) would totally enjoy. Request table in corner with high back chairs. Very attentive but not intrusive service as well."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This had to be the most overpriced meal we have ever had.. We've been to a number of the many course tasting menu highly rated restaurants both in SF and abroad,. Usually there are a few dishes that you truly wish came in bigger portions.. Not so here.. Wouldn't really need to eat any of them again.. They were all okay , but nothing exceptional.. As the staff will keep telling you, the ingredients are all the very best and are all from Japan. The restaurant itself is really lovely.. quiet, comfortable.."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very good, but worth the price? I'm not so sure. The fish and beef were clearly of the highest quality, but the accompaniments did not always add much to the dishes. Not enough vegetables and too many sweets at the end. Maybe I'm not a four-hour dinner kind of person."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The ounce or two of kobe they served was more tender than any filet I've had, yet more flavorful than a porterhouse. Words cannot do it justice. The meal was seafood-heavy, the various sashimi pieces all exceptional. My only complaint is the mediocre sommelier. The wines he chooses are good wines, but I've never met a professional sommelier this bad at pairing with food. It does a disservice to the delicious dishes."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is truly a whole evening event. Dinner started at 7:30 and we didn't finish until 11:00. The time between each dish seem long at times. They recently changed their serving process, they now have one setting a night, at 7:30, and everyone is served the at the same time. As the menu indicates, it's a tasting menu so you get one to two bits of each dish, with everyone getting the same thing. Also, you need to make sure you are willing to try many different types of food because many of the dishes are very unique. Overall, the experience was very different from anything I have ever done."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Having followed Keiko and Seigo to SF from Mill Valley, their recent change in menu and focus is another amazing step in culinary exploration. We brought some friends from Switzerland during their soft opening of the new concept & menu. We were so impressed with Keiko's exquisite taste profiles and presentations along with Seigo's amazing wine (and sake!) selections to go with the food. It truly was out-of-this-world. While the pricing has gone up with this change in concept, it is well worth it. The ingredients they source are exceptional and having fewer covers a night allows for an even greater level of personal service and interaction. The Kobe beef course was the best meat course all of us had ever enjoyed. A night to remember."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Food was ornate but didn't taste good, wine was very good, and service was average. No one seemed to care to give great service which is what you'd expect for a $200/person meal. Worst money ever spent on dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I loved the wine. The food was good but not worth the price. I love the lobster, beef and dessert. However, the portions are small."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant has a Michelin Star. Does it deserve it? I'm not sure. I've been to many prefixed small plate restaurants. This one falls under good but way to over priced for what you get. The experience isn't bad, until you get the bill and say "Well it wasn't that good for that price""
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Excellent food in a very traditional quiet white linen atmosphere. Cozy and romantic. 7 dishes including desserts were delicious. Quite elegant and unique presentation, and their decorative plates and small utensils enhanced my eating experience. Though 3 course desserts were a bit much. Overall, very special dinning experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is small gem of a restaurant at the top of knob hill. There were only a handful of tables in a Victorian setting with what appeared to be Lalique crystal chandeliers and wall sconces. The food matched the ambiance. If you are not a fan of Japanese food you would be better dining elsewhere. The entire meal was reminiscent of our recent trip to Sapporo. The menu started as upscale Japanese then became more French. The traditionally French cheese course was turned on its head with a delicious cheese foam and expresso foam! We chose a 1979 Chateau D'Ssan Margaux from their extensive wine list to accompany our meal. We look forward to returning whenever we visit San Francisco."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Everything was great, except for the $8 each bottled water. We're asked sparking or still water. We said just regular water. We started talking not noticing that they're pouring us bottled water. Finally we noticed it, so we didn't ask for more water. A waiter opened another bottle, even when we had plenty of water in our glasses. We quickly told him no. 4 bottles of water were on our bill, including the last bottle that we did not ask for and did not drink. Bad form…Put a damper on our good experience."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Thought the place was fabulous on our first visit a year ago. This time it was good, but not great. A few of the flavor/texture combinations didn't work for us, though the chef is very gifted overall. Service was attentive but not warm. With the expensive wine pairings, high-priced truffle and kobe offered, and impending doubling of menu prices, I get the impression that this restaurant now wants to earn money on status-conscious extravagant spenders rather than real foodies. Had chosen this restaurant in hopes of having a quiet conversation, but the party just behind me was quite loud, to the point where I often couldn't hear the person across the table from me. We probably just got unlucky with an unusually loud patron near us."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Booked Keiko for an early dinner before the SF Ballet Opening Gala night. Told them we needed to leave by 7:30 over the phone before. They remembered and were great about timing everything. It didn't feel rushed but we still got our early. Food was FABULOUS! We love French and we love Japanese, so Keiko was the perfect blend of the two. The Wagyu beef add-on was DIVINE, perfect size, prepared perfectly, and totally worth it. The shaved truffle add-on could be skipped (can't compare to the truffle at French Laundry). Portions were perfect, wasn't stuffed but was satisfied. Presentation beautiful. Preparation meticulous and delicate. Price reasonable. This is hands-down my new favorite restaurant in SF."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Based on the prices at Keiko's, you expect exceptional and outstanding food and service. There is absolutely no way to justify the the price based on this experience. If you want to throw your money away, then this is your place. Keiko's does not belong in the top 10. Once was enough. There are better restaurants in SF with GREAT food and you don't need to bring the bank!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "1) not obvious when booking it is prix fixe only. initially they were not wiling to substitute or double another dish. however the chef's husband saved the meal and fixed this and got a substitute. 2) bad wine service - took forever to get wine. however this service improved tremendously toward the middle/end of meal. if only we could have gotten wine before the first dish we would rate higher. 3) food was amazing and very different and incredible. so the issues we experienced are very easy ones the restaurant fixed while we were there and should try to ensure don't happen for others as this place is very good. The chef's husband is awesome and really saved the night."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Had an amazing time, I'm quite tempted to give 5 stars on most of the ratings. Magnificently delicious and unique food,yet not too showy/ out there and high tech. Price wasn't too outrageous, and the 8 courses were the perfect amount of food. We all left the restaurant buzzing with how good we felt/ how good the experience and food was."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We were very fortunate to be able to obtain a late night reservation just as Keiko reopened after the break. We were very enthused with the selection of wines. The food was unexcelled any where in San Fran. We travel to San Fran each year at New Years for about two weeks. We will be making our first reservation at Keiko when we return next year. David and the other service were awesome to deal with and made our visit very memorable. The owner talked about the wines and the history of his selection of wines. We feel it is worth the trip just to indulge in the wonderful wines on site."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The food itself was actually very good and distinctive. But several things kinda marred the experience for me: -The fact that it's prix fixe, and that they would physically bring out a piece of uncooked meat in an attempt to entice you into paying extra for it...that just felt wrong. -The portions were small. It's expected that a michelin level restaurant would portion their courses appropriately so that one reaches a decent level of satiation upon the completion of the meal, but I was surprised to find that something was lacking by the end. -When selecting the wine, I agreed to a suggestion of the waiter, who then replied "well, that was easy." Regardless of the intent of that phrase, it was in poor taste and was a bit off putting."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Keiko continues to impress. The menu is both original and cohesive. The service excellent. One of the few quiet places to relax and truly enjoy."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Keiko serves a Japanese-French style cuisine, more on the Japanese side. Fixed menu was inepensive (95$) and consisted of 6 courses. They offer a 3oz Waygu add on for $65. Food was excellent in taste, presentation and variety. We didn't order the Waygu but either offering additional dishes, charging more and serving larger portions or sdditional dishes would be nice.The 6 courses were enough for some but not for most of us."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I was surprised to discover this well hidden gem of a refined restaurant. Each dish in tasting menu is elegantly prepared to perfection. The art of blending a myriad of flavors is often difficult to perform but is captured beautifully here by Chef Keiko. Each dish is subtle yet complex. Technique wise, the chef uses a nice blend of molecular gastronomy with French sensibility. The wine list is filled with older vintages though I would like to see a larger choice at a reasonable price point. The service is excellent and the overall atmosphere is upscale, refined, and quiet. This is an ideal small refined restaurant that I highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "They had a fixed menu for Christmas eve. The food was very nice, but I'm not sure how to gauge a $195/person meal. Of course the food tasted great and the service was great. But I suppose those are expected for the price (or maybe I'm just a pleb who isn't used to aristocracy). I would go again on a regular day to check out their normal menu. If $$ are not a concern, well worth the Michelin star."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "As we are an out of town couple finding, finding a parking space was a challenge."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We were there on Christmas Eve, so they were only serving us and three other couples in the small, very cozy front room. It was like being in an elegant home. There were lots of inventive little surprises and new tastes along the way e.g. cauliflower puree with caviar...and two and a half hours went by quickly. The wine steward was as entertaining as he was proficient."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Food and service is excellent. The wine list is amazing."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Brought the hubby here for his birthday. When I confirmed the reservation, I asked if they did anything special for birthdays and was told that they did and would make a note on our reservation. They forgot and it was the end of our dinner, so I didn't feel like bringing it up. Other than that, the food and service was excellent. Small portions, but left feeling satisfied. Spent more than I thought I would. Would skip the water since they charge $8.50/person, but would definitely pay extra for the Wagyu again. That dish was one of my favorites."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "It is so quiet that you can whisper - the service was fantastic and the matched wine menu provided a taste sensation that matched each dish. The combination of french and Japanese influences makes for a varied and delightful evening. Be prepared tho - it ends up being expensive..."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The chef's presentations were beautiful and whimsical. I felt like a judge on Iron Chef when Morimoto delivers his dishes!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Dined at 3 michelin star restaurants in Paris, Monaco, etc. (not boasting but giving a perspective). A fantastic experience and a bargain tasting menu."
    Dined on 11/23/2013