Keiko à Nob Hill
Keiko à Nob Hill

Keiko à Nob Hill

  • 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 4158297141x

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, 2015 guide, another Michelin star was awarded.
Please join us for the 2014 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.

*On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve Tasting Menu will be $185 per person (not including beverages,tax and gratuity)

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Keiko à Nob Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)special occasion (30)romantic (26)notable wine list (17)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (3)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I had a fabulous night celebrating my husband's birthday. The food was delicious. Every dish was creative and well prepared. Although it was pricey, but it was well worth it. The restaurant had a nice, romantic atmosphere and was not noisy. It is hard to find a restaurant that is not noisy these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but there is room for enhancement
    RobertFeng
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    It surprised us when we were there, but no valet parking. In addition, the door was locked due to it inside residential building. Food was good to provide surprise with Japanese style into French dinner, and we also give a try for their 'Magnifique' wine paring; however, we wasn't able to obtain the magnificent marriage via such high price, $295 wine paring. We would say Keiko nob hill providing awesome food, but ambiance and service have room to enhance. For restaurant on nob hill, there weren't able any room to enhance the space that much; however, they should be able to provide more surprise via enhancement their wine paring.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Formal and Fancy
    LJluvtodine
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was very good but it was trying too hard. Each dish was complex to the point of too much. The atmosphere is very quiet and formal and difficult to settle in and get comfortable. The service was very formal but lacking personality. The tasting menu is served to the entire room at the same time, after a while it felt more like a conveyor belt than a truly authentic experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • A unique dining experience
    Zpunky
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The only negative: the notion that dinner starts promptly at 7 is typical San Francisco, it's only a suggestion. It seemed service was held for the last table to arrive; as soon as this couple, the man dressed in jeans and sneakers!, arrived service started, at 7:15. I wish they would enforce a dress code. The room reminded me of an elite NY dining club, with about 7 tables lining the periphery. Two were pushed together for a Chinese family of 5 who talked very loudly throughout the evening. Typical SF. The fixed menu preparation and presentation is superb, each portion is about the size of a silver dollar, the Wagyu beef and cornish game hen, exquisite. The wine list is extraordinary; we had a wonderful, 100% Semillon that was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Detailed dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I noticed that each dish was prepared with heart, in detail. A few unusual seafood dishes were air-shipped from Japan, really fresh, we were impressed. All dishes were tasty and delicious. We were impressive by the plates/bowls used for each dish. Service was good and professional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, not memorable
    poweredbyramen
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Keiko a Nob Hill seemed like a perfect choice for a nice, quiet birthday dinner. It has a pre-set menu that takes the thinking out and has great reviews. The problems are the lack of parking, lack of understanding for 5-10 minute of lateness, meager portions, extremely slow pacing, uncomfortable wicker chairs, and very rude sommelier. Food was good but only a few dishes out of night were memorable. For that price, I expected to be blow away by everything I ate and full at the end of the meal. The experience feel short in the most important departments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hiro
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food. Food, ingredient, technique, flavor, appearances, all fatastic job. Only one point - once seated, it took 30 min. to start a first course. Overal 3hours 40 min - a bit too long. It seems the food servicing starts once every table has seated and food started serving all at once.... Hope at least amuse or apetizer dishes should come quick on the table.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience at Keiko's
    HTGeorgeVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    this was a very unique dinning experience and I highly recommend it to those who love the art of food. be prepared for a 3 hrs experience you will not forget and food that gets better with every course. Wonderful experience, great company and wonderful service.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Outstanding
    SFeaterouter
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent multiple-course high-end Japanese dinner. Portions perfect size leaving you satisfied and not filled to the level of sedation by meal's end(that was accomplished by the excellent wine pairing). Beautiful formal space. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner ever
    Robandclaire
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very very good. We have eaten all over the world and this is the best restaurant we have ever visited
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressive dinner
    Addie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I really enjoy the evening at Keiko very much, staffs, food, & wine. Food are fusion, Japanese & French. Very best material, excellent cooking, & decoration. I will definitely come back to Keiko again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 301 reviews are from the Keiko à Nob Hill reviews archive.
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Interminably Long
    FoodiefromHonolulu
    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.
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  • gastronomic place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Excellent Restaurant
    diningout
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best quality of food
    hammyjam
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    BayAreaFoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was okay
    MDCSF
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cozy, intimate, and fine dining
    Embarc
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stellar
    douwd20VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This is my second time visiting this restaurant and it was just as amazing as the first time.
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  • A refreshing culinary experience
    DininGemVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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  • Overpriced..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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..
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Very good, but worth the price?
    DeliciousandNutritiousVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • The best beef I've ever had
    NickVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a whole evening event.
    GEWheeler
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
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    notable wine list, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Leap Forward
    MVFanVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and bad service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet and expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good... But...
    MetalTear
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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"
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food for thoughts
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic fusion in fabulous settin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not so good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My New Favorite Restaurant in SF
    aak98
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated & Overpriced
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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!
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  • ended well, but began not so well..
    cleoVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Japanese with a French twist
    Maxshralp
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and incredible wine
    2014ROME
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Selling Optional Wagyu NOT Classy!
    bdaydinner
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet