The food was very fresh. I
The food was very fresh. I had smoked fish and freshness is very important.
The crepes were excellent, also.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoy the food at
I really enjoy the food at this restaurant. And the service is terrific. The owner is very attentive and flexible with ordering. For those who are still missing Old Krakow in West Portal, the food here comes close. And there are blinis which are delicious! The accordion music was a nice touch.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go for the food; stay for Sascha
I don't know of anywhere in SF that offers a menu like this in an intimate setting. Make sure to share an order of Blini!
Katia herself is warm and welcoming, visiting with each table - a nice touch.
Sascha is the accordionist who plays on Saturday evenings. He is an accomplished musician who can do amazing things with his instrument. His repertoire is vast. While he could easily choose to remain in the background playing Russian and other European "standards" ( Ex: "Подмосковные вечера" and "La vie en Rose"), Sascha will surprise and delight you with his arrangements of "Paint it Black," "Oh-bla-di," and, yes, "Stairway to Heaven" ! He reads his audience and perfectly blends his selections with the mood of the restaurant at the moment.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a nice evening at Katia's. The service was attentive and the food was delicious. Notable was the chicken w/mushroom sauce, crepes with sides, and the wonderful appetizer sampler. Parking is tough, but worth the effort.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Katia's the best
Had a wonderful authentic Russian dinner in a charming and quiet environment. I had blinis with all the trimmings; my friend had pel'mel which she said was the best ever. Also, it was great to be in a restaurant where one could actually have a conversation without all the "bright" noise.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific Russian food, excellent
Terrific Russian food, excellent service. They need a dry Georgian wine.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Katia’s Restaurant is a great find.
The food is consistency good and you can’t ask for better service.
It’s hard to recommend something of the Menu, when everything is excellent.
The “POTATO VARENIKI” are a must get every time.
For Fish lovers The “STURGEON” is one of my favorite, but they also have “SALMON”.
More traditional Russian dish’s like “BEET BORSCH”,” PIROSHKI”, “BEEF STROGANOFF”,
“SHASHLIK (lamb)”, “KOTLETY POZHARSK (chicken cutlets) are all excellent.
Make sure you try it… Bill S.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Russian Food Experience
Love Katia's. The food was tasty and well prepared. The Napolean dessert is to die for. Katia is so friendly. She makes it a point to talk to every table. Parking is a bear in the neighborhood. She knew one of our party was looking for parking. She asked one of the regular guests who had a spot in front to wait to leave until I could call and tell them. That is service above and beyond.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had visited Fort Ross earlier that day and on the drive home decided it would be fun to go out for Russian food for dinner. We found Katia's on Open Table and decided to give it a try. Service was great. Food was delicious. Save room for the Napolean for dessert. We'll definitely be back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful place to celebrate
We had a special family anniversary event and wanted good Russian food. Katia's was recommended and we enjoyed the visit: the ambience, the dishes and the hospitality!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice treat after a long day
I took my parents here to try Russian food. My parents normally are not thrilled getting out of their comfort zone, but surprisingly, my mom was surprised and delighted with the food at Katia's.
We were kind of confused with the tea service menu, which ended up not getting after all.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Katia's is a very special Restaurant - Food has always been delicious and never had to wait for Service - staff very attentive.
I always look forward to going there. I have recommended this Restaurant to Friends and have also enjoyed their experience
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Nice service.
Great food. Nice service. Friendly atmosphere. No hype.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a party of eight and treated like family. Katia is a gracious host. If food can be fun!?! This was!!! Don't miss the homemade pickles and the homemade rye bread. Everyone loved their dishes. For dessert order the Napoleon. By the way...the accordion musician was a big enhancement to the experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best borscht anywhere!
Katia's has the best borscht anywhere!! Other specialties, such as pelmeni and vareniki are the ultimate in Russian comfort food. Katia and her staff take wonderful care of you when you eat there.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM