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  • Address:
    1457 18th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    Potrero Hill / Dogpatch
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Pera Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.perasf.com
  • Email: perasf@gmail.com
  • Phone: (415) 796-3812
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday/Sunday: 10am-3pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Irfan Yalcin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Pera Provide catering for up to 350 people.
    Please contact Sherry Wilson regarding your events and Menu options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Connecticut
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pera
For freshness and flavor you can't go wrong by aiming for a classic Mediterranean cuisine appreciated around the world. At the heart of a Mediterranean meal is fresh quality ingredients down to the olive. Pera chooses to take that aim, and where possible we will use local farms, as well as locally grown produce. In selecting our lamb and beef cuts we strive to make grass feeding top on the list.

Add to this Pera's offering of regional breads and desserts made in-house with a full array of compatible California wines, Greek, Turkish, and domestic beers. And finally top it all off with Turkish coffee.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was a terrific dining experience. The food was fantastic and beautifully presented, our waiter was warm, funny, proficient, and gave excellent advice when asked (and not until). Hard to imagine how our evening at Pera could have been better."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I took two newbies to one of my favorite sites, it was very good, as always."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "and invited them to Pera. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. We had a very enjoyable dinner and our friends were very impressed. Would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Menu not as interesting as last visit several years ago."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "For the price of this food, the service was not so great. The staff was friendly, but overall I think they were short staffed for the evening."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Would not commute but brunch was good. Had baked egg dish - "spicy sausage" tasted like rubbery salami. Bread was excellent. Lots of small plates for tasting (humus, greek yogurt, feta, etc) were fun to try. Medit salad (cucumber, tomato, etc) needed lots of salt."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The lamb kofte was insanely good. Scallops were tender and buttery. The lamb chops were divine. Can't wait to go back to pera."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took a large group to Pera for my birthday dinner - it was the perfect spot. The restaurant accommodated a reservation for 16, then was happy to scale down when we had some last-minute cancellations. The staff was friendly and responsive, the food was delicious, and the price was reasonable. We also tried their wine list, and got a great bottle! We ordered it for the... unusual name (not fit to print) and were surprised by how delicious it was! I'd definitely recommend Pera for parties large and small (they also ran a bunch of credit cards for us, which was very kind of them). Bonus: it's a short (though uphill) walk from the 22nd Street Caltrain Station!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I work in Dogpatch/Mission Bay. I love Greek food and have not been able to find a convenient restaurant. Pera was wonderful. Interesting items on menu...some of which I have seen before... and many with new twists to traditional favorites. All the appetizers are great and the entries beautifully displayed and tasted fabulous. Great service and very engaging waiter.."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Food and service are always top-notch at this delightful neighborhood Turkish/Greek restaurant. We've been going often since it opened a couple of years ago. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "A great restaurant for big groups, the dining room floorplan is spacious with ample room in between tables that your neighbor can't eavesdrop on your conversations. Food was solid, but not spectacular. Service was good although their communication between front and back of the house is lacking. Several times we had food we didn't order placed on our table or was asked if we ordered something in their hand."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "After working (unexpectedly) late on the night before Xmas, we didn't feel like cooking at home. At Pera, we managed to snag a couple of seats at the bar, where we were served some of the best Greek food we've ever had in SF. Despite the crowd (including a couple of large tables), service was swift and friendly, every dish was delicious, and we left Pera with full tummies and happy attitudes. We will return!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This is my third time at Pera, it is a real neighborhood gem. Each time I have told the waiter what I had before and he has made an amazing recommendation for a new lunch meal. The service is extremely attentive. The entre in a puff pastry was amazing. I have taken 3 friends with me and they too rave!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "It is not always that upon my first visit to a restaurant that afterward I tell myself that I must come back again to try the rest of the menu. Although touted as "Turkish" dining, I'd say that it is more of a mixture of Mediterranean cuisines, but clearly done with a flare and delicacy! Every dish that I and my date had was spectacular! And although the wine menu was small it had some eclectic choices that for those folk like myself, who prefer to tread off the beaten track to drink non-local wines, will enjoy. Service was excellent, professional and kindly given. I can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We had dinner at Pera on a Friday evening. Fortunately we used Open Table and were able to get in even though they were busy. The food was delicious, the service was very attentive. I can high recommend the kabob plate. I had the combination of lamb and chicken. It was perfectly prepared. Pera is a great place in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. It was within walking distance of our apartment, so we were able to enjoy the city lights on the walk home."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We have had dinner many times at Pera. Its always an enjoyable experience!!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This is the 4th or 5th time we've been there and we continue to have a good experience. The menu is excellent, the wait staff is accommodating to special needs such as allergies, and the staff will alter ingredients as necessary. The ambiance is very nice in that the tables could be closer together to squeeze people in, however, they chose to leave room and this makes it much more comfortable and less noisy. The food is high quality and there are plenty of choices for any type of fussy eater. We have taken other people along, and everyone has remarked how good the food is. It's a great find, and we've never had trouble parking close by even though it's on a commercial street in a residential neighborhood."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "I went with a friend who lives in the area. It was quiet and easy to talk. I asked the waiter to make a recommendation and took his advice. Very good."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Service was extremely attentive The Homemade Yogurt was nothing less than yummy. Can not wait to go back and take other friends. ."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Delicious appetizers plate, great lamb stew special, excellent kabobs Well prepared and delicious"
    Dined on 10/24/2013