Kitchen Story

Kitchen Story

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://kitchenstorysf.com/
  • Phone: 4155254905x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily 8:00am-3:00pm

    Lunch: Daily 8:00am-3:00pm

    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Pan-Asian, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Kasem Saengsawang
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please email the restaurant directly at eat@kitchenstorysf.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sanchez
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Kitchen Story
California cuisine serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Kitchen Story reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (54)fit for foodies (39)great for brunch (36)great for lunch (20)good for groups (19)great for outdoor dining (16)hot spot (11)romantic (9)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great local restaurant
    pcfoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food and one member of our party is particularly fussy about what she has and she thought it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    KenHendSF
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Always enjoy the neighborhood gem. Service is always prompt and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sooo Good
    DaDiner14
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was very delicious. The Millionaire's Way is definitely worth it. The Pop Belly was very tasty. I recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • crispy curried goodness
    lillyputian
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    we ordered different things and shared. the fried chicken & curry sauce was perfection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Altogether Too Sweet
    CampSFDCVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    On paper, the menu reads wonderfully. I really wanted to love this place. However, every dish we tried at dinner (Castro Tower, Spicy Kobe Rolls, the Short Rib Tacos especially and even the E-Sarn Chicken Salad) had an unwelcome element of sweetness to it. Perhaps this is why they are a more popular brunch location? The portions are generous and the complimentary biscuits were very good. The location is great and the service was friendly and attentive. I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt and try again but it's unlikely that I could talk my husband into to it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food. Loud. Meeh service
    Cass
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Mom the food was so delicious I would recommend it but we felt like the waiters were a bit out off by requests and it was so loud we had to tell pretty loud to talk.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deliciose
    ginos
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was so good, unique with lots of new flavors. Great service as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becoming a neighborhood staple!
    LeoinSFVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Always great service and friendly faces, good is consistent - but we would recommend varying the menu from time to time to keep us interested in returning and seeing what's new. Good wine / beer list too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Good unique food, fresh too. Way too expensive for the area.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food +, service -, price -
    brandonhVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Four dollars for a nonalcoholic simple drink, with no refills? Took over 1.5 hours for two people with just appetizers & entrees.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    Love2TravelJLTWWD
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was excellent. I ordered KS's own omelet and was not disappointed. The eggs were fluffy and light. I was worried about an omelet containing soy sauce, and should have asked for them to leave it off, however it was not over whelming. The sausage, lemongrass and asparagus all shined through for a great taste. I substituted fruit for the potatoes. There was a nice mix of berries and melons, and all seemed fresh and flavorful. Since we were on vacation, it was brunch on a Monday morning and not too crowded. However, there seemed to be only 2 wait staff for the restaurant. We ordered after a short wait, but it seemed to take a very long time to get our bottomless mimosa order, and the food came shortly after our drink order.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • welcome neighborhood restaurant
    ladywiththegreatdog
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    staff is always warm and friendly, which makes a great restaurant because there are a lot of restaurant choices with good food
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    Happyfleece
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The staff here were super attentive and very friendly. The food was great too...must have the spicy kobe beef wraps and they ahi tuna bites! The short rib tacos were yummy too! Wish they had a full bar or at least beer on tap...but otherwise food and service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs to up its service
    BeverlyVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Service was slow and kept getting confused. Food was good. They kept the doors open for a long time and it was freezing. I don't think I'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • California/Asian Fusion..very good
    KJSFVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Delightful dinner. Only problem was that the noodle soup was VERY (too) spicy, which was not at all expected
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and delicious
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food at Kitchen Story is really fun, and extremely tasty. The menu has a nice variety for every taste, and the service is very friendly. Fun ambiance in a great location. We had a party of five who happily shared a variety of small and large plates. This is our second visit to Kitchen Story and the place gets better and better!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food with tasty ingredients. Couldn't be happier, if only the waiter was a little nicer...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    StephenVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Tangerine was one of our favs in San Francisco. We were very sad when it went away. We just rediscovered her new owners: Kitchen Story. What a find. Fabulous food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solidly delicious
    Tracy
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Never disappoints. Delicious food, especially the beef noodle soup!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for bday Dinner
    ernie334
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had 10 ppl in our party and they are very welcome. Services is excellent. Loved their food. Thanks so much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bacon!
    Will
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    As everyone mentioned millionaires bacon is a must. Had the stuffed toast which was good, and lastly had the fried chicken which was very juice and tender on the inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    hans
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Wonderful neighborhood restaurant ... Delicious food that are reasonably priced ... My friends and I just keep on coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Breakfast Ever
    BigDane
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was delicious and the service friendly and efficient. My poached eggs were just right and the bacon was crispy and tasty. My husband's omelette and potatoes were delicious too; he loved the Asian flavors. We went on a week day morning so it was quiet and relaxed inside. We loved watching the lively neighborhood through the windows.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing!
    Laura1230
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Loved this place for their yummy food! You have to get the cheeseburger with the million dollar bacon. O.M.G. is all I have to say!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful !!!!
    JOEFAM
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    What a perfect little neighborhood gem. The staff is sweet polite and friendly. I can't wait to go back. The food is great. Beautiful presentation. It's a well maintained clean restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good price & service.
    CRTravel
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Their menu showed a good variety for good prices. There were a lot of breakfast, brunch, and lunch options. The food was good! Go ahead and try it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wanted the whole menu
    burrataVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Everything from millionaire bacon burgers to veg options was great. I know they're famous for brunch but we really liked dinner. Nice decor
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had an enjoyable meal here. It was comfortable and the food was good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best dinners I've had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We heard about Kitchen Story through a highly enthusiastic recommendation by a friend, and we decided to give it a shot for our date night. We were blown away. The service, food, and presentation of the food were all outstanding. Everyone at the restaurant was just so nice and friendly, and the food they served was amazing. The food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. This is one of the restaurants I'll gladly recommend to anyone visiting or living in SF. It was really quite fantastic. Thank you for the experience, Kitchen Story!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Watch out for the salsa
    GamsNEggsVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    This place was just okay. I would stay away from the tacos.
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  • Great food & service
    cutie92475VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I have nothing bad to say about Kitchen Story. The staff was personable and friendly and the food was amazing! They were even kind of enough to give my little niece a few sweet potato chips to take home because she loved them so much. This restaurant is definitely a must visit for anyone who enjoys good Thai food with a twist.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very tasty, but maybe too much
    BGinSF
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I went to Kitchen Story for dinner with a small group, after having eaten a wonderful lunch there several months back. While dinner was delicious, the dishes were almost "too" flavorful. I had the Dancing Queen, and the sauce was very sweet and a little too much to handle. My wife and a friend each had the POP belly and felt the flavors were overstated. We did love the pumpkin fries! I do like Kitchen Story, and I will return, but I'm hoping some other options on the menu are toned down a bit more.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 138 reviews are from the Kitchen Story reviews archive.
  • Delicious Discovery
    TK21979
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I'd heard about this place recently, and when it appeared in an area search the other night, my sister and I made our way there. We were promptly seated at a great table outside, and after ordering the BACON appetizer, and a bottle of wine, our night got underway. I had the Panang Curry, which differed a bit than my usual haunts, though it was very good; roti bread was a tasty side. Sis had the "Burgah", and was equally happy. So much so, we ordered another bottle of wine! Definitely looking forward to coming here again soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    happyra
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Had a reservation but was first one in when they opened for dinner. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious and presentation was awesome. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly Service
    Duke
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I've eaten here before and the food meet my expectations. The service is very good I think. The waiter that waited on us that night was very attentive and everyone at our table had a good time.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good neighborhood staple
    LeoinSFVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Consistent food, nothing fancy, but solid burgers and interesting spins on thai cuisine. They rotate the wine list frequently which also keeps things interesting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty eclectic menu
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Seems like there is something for everyone on the menu. I am usually wary when a menu has too many options, but they seem to be able to pull it off. The short rib tacos were really good, the dancing queen was uninteresting, but fine. Ahi Scoops were tasty, and the millionaires way was a decadent delight.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for dinner as well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I love this spot for brunch but decided to try their dinner menu and it was equally impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Hearty Dinner Experience
    RomanEats
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    My girlfriend and I came here for a spur-of-the-moment dinner one night. The staff was able to accommodate our late reservation request without much trouble. Service was quick, friendly, and efficient, with our appetizers and drinks served within ten minutes of ordering. Main courses were filling and well-prepared, with some very good flavor combinations. Eating here was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average place
    rkeatsVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    There is a mixed bag of things to order on the menu. At times I am a bit hesitant when eating at places that serve the more than usual variety of cuisines. I am a fan of fusion/infusion of cuisines but Kitchen Story did not have fusion type dishes. Came with a friend who had been here a couple time sin the past and she mentioned that everything she order was average and after this visit I am going to agree with her. We both order a version of their panang curry with roti and rice. Not too bad, not too bland. It was filling as almost all curries are especially paired with carbs. The samosa were also just ok... and quite pricy for only two pieces. Better restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic