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
94 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (60)fit for foodies (40)great for brunch (39)good for groups (22)great for lunch (19)great for outdoor dining (19)hot spot (13)special occasion (10)romantic (9)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Ok food and poor service
    Garpe
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I went here on a whim with my wife; I hadn't heard much about it but it looked popular and the decor is inviting. Unfortunately it wasn't a great experience in the end. The waiter didn't have my booking in the system and the main course took a very long time to arrive (we had to ask twice about where it was) so it scores low points for service. And the food itself was fine when it arrived, but not good enough to justify the price. If you're after this sort of food there's places in SF that have the same quality at about two-thirds the price. I can forgive the service as a one-off, and the restaurant is nice enough otherwise, but given the prices we won't be coming back.
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  • Get the order right-
    NotaskingthatmuchVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We ordered no cilantro rice. Didn't matter. And the pork belly was pork fat.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delight out of town guests
    mtf419VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I bring all out of town guests to Kitchen Story. It's not generally on the tourist maps, but is located in a vibrant section of the Castro, just a few blocks from Dolores Park and the Mission. While locals line up around the corner for weekend brunch (and the Millionnaire's bacon), dinner and weekly breakfast are total sleepers that are worth a trip. Thai fusion permeates every dish, even traditional items like mascarpone stuffed french toast get an uplift that makes them special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Kitchen Story
    NU2SF
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We love Kitchen Story! The food is always good, the atmosphere is ideal for small groups or date night. My only critique it that it is always way to hot in the restaurant and with only a t-shirt on I should not be sweating. This is the reason for the FAIR rating for Ambiance. Please open a window or get AC!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Brunch!
    YoungprofdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Delicious brunch! Food is clearly made with very high quality ingredients and dishes are presented beautifully and with tons of flavor! Service was fast & friendly. Highly recommend if you're looking for something a little more interesting than your classic breakfast options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • California Cuisine
    GinnyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It shows how far we've come, California Cuisine now means Thai Beware, this restaurant does not let you see the menu on open table Not because it's changing, it doesn't and it's quite limited My guest quizzed the waiter about the salmon, yes it's wild caught, never did he mention it's cubed and fried, and in a sweet and sour sauce, disgusting to her, she had to send it back Won't be coming here again and disappointed in open table for the bum steer
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Me and 8 of my buds got a table here. Dinner was awesome. Highly recommend the fried chicken and mango salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Menu Well Executed
    topocurls
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went with friends for dinner. Was seated immediately. Menu is very creative. Loved the Pork Shank, fried rice, and seafood pad Thai. The short rib tacos waere excellent. A bit noisy. Decor was inviting. Service a bit abrupt but responsive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Cozy and Cool
    Ninja
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great atmosphere. Fantastic food. Okay wine selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, 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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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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  • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 59 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 144 reviews are from the Kitchen Story reviews archive.
  • 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
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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
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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