Amoura Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Amoura Restaurant, located in the heart of South San Francisco, brings modern Mediterranean fare to the Bay Area when its doors open early 2015. The Shihadeh Family (owners of School House Grocery, Deli Up Café, and the Amoura Café locations in SFO and Westfield Mall) teamed up with Culinary Consultant David Wilcox to create a menu featuring classic favorites as well as unique dishes, all reflecting the spirit and flavors of the Mediterranean. With the kitchen now under the direction of Culinary Talent, Josh Dixon, the team is gradually becoming a powerful player in the Bay Area. The beverage program is highlighted by a full bar, unique cocktail menu and extensive wine list. Additionally, the restaurant features an open kitchen (complete with an in-house pita oven and rotisserie with a robata grill), lounge area and a private dining space outfitted with complete AV technology capabilities. Amoura is located at 713 Linden Avenue in South San Francisco.
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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had reservations for Valentine’s Day, arrived a few minutes early and were seated right behind the host's stand. There was a paper menu on the table outlining their $75 set menu. This was the first we knew of a set menu as I don't recall seeing it on the website and they did not mention it when they called to confirm our reservation.
The girlfriend is gluten and dairy free, the server said they could easily accommodate her with the choices of the set menu: they would have veggie sticks substituted for the pita on the appetizer plate, leave the cheese off the salad, provide a selection of berries and fruits for desert, sounds great so we agreed.
15 minutes later they brought out the appetizer plate with pita bread, no veggie sticks. We reminded the server about the gluten allergy and the veggie sticks that she had been offered.
15 minutes later the veggie sticks showed up.
Next course was the salad, hers shows up with cheese on it. We again explain the dairy allergy and they go back to get a salad without cheese.
Salads are done and they clear the table………….
15 minutes later our entrees show up, mine is cool except for the asparagus, hers is warm. Both are really good despite the temperature. Speaking of temperature, everyone in the restaurant is eating with there jackets on, both of ours are zipped up and we are cold. The front door opens and the place drops another 5 degrees or so. Average temperature was between 50 and 60 throughout the night.
Desert shows up and they bring the girlfriend Baklava. Once again, we explain gluten free and that they had offered berries and fruits as the desert option for her. They take it away…. 5 minutes later they come back and tell us they have no berries or fruit, no desert for her. They do give us a piece of cake to take home.
15 minutes later, they bring the bill. $75 each for dinner, 20% mandatory tip. Nowhere have I seen a tip added to a bill for two people, rarely have I seen it at 20%.
No way will we ever go back!

O
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eureka! I found my new favorite restaurant! We ordered too much food, but they were almost all excellent (except steak). We are planning to go back there as soon as next weekend!

LO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff beautiful clean dinning room nice design
Fantastic food at a great price

T
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet night. Ate at the bar. Jenna was friendly and attentive. Had the chicken. Was good. Room is clean with a warm ambience. I’ll be back

S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was phenomenal! She was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved for 9 people to celebrate my manager’s 25 years at the company. The reservation process was easy, the table was ready, service & food were excellent.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the plates we had. Lamb kebobs were great, chicken was delicious, flat bread was yummy. Desserts were excellent. The wine list is selective and we all had ones we liked. The service was warm and attentive and the place is lovely.

US
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service. Not so busy on weekends, more so during the week for business events. Amazingly broad wine list for a restaurant this size. We will be back often for the healthy mediterranean cuisine!

JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been to Amoura quite a few times now and food consistently good. Nice ambience. Good for a private dinner or for work. Very good value for money.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amoura is a hidden gem with wonderful atmosphere and great food. Its an escape from the hustle and bustle of SSF. Its also very versatile Good for a nice dinner or a business lunch. Also for drinks and appetizers. I highly recommend it.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, though menu was quite limited and even though we were practically the only ones there they were out of Asparagus, the only vegetable you could order on the side. The kids loved the flatbread, it’s basically pizza.

DI
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fresh and delicious. I especially love the roasted free range chicken. Amoura also has an interesting selection of specialty cocktails.

CL
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Delicious food with interesting combinations that worked. Service was slow but polite. Very, very noisy. Difficult to have a conversation.

JF
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. It was my first time there and I will definitely return. Highly recommended.

HD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Mediterranean restaurant!
We shared chickpea stew and couple flatbreads. Pistachio Baklava had the right sweetness. Loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought some partners to Amoura after a briefing with one of our mutual clients. The atmosphere was inviting and warm. The food was delicious and the service was very good. We had a delicious meal. Lunch at Amoura was a great way to start our new work relationship.

G
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic!

CA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We plan a Scorpio birthday party every year at Amoura and they never disappoint ! Good, service, especially with a larger group is always spot on. Thank you!

M
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice welcome. Friendly staff. Table was ready when we arrived. Small but good selection of food. We shared the mezze platter and liked it a lot, and had steak and lamb shank for main course. Both were really good. Only downside was that starter arrived before cocktails.
Also the atmosphere is not the most cosy one. It's one big room, however From what I experienced- this is also how it is in the middle east quite often, so authentic- but you feel like in a wide open space

KS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My flatbread was dry. Small portion of toppings, had to request a sauce to dip it in to be able to eat it. Waitress didn’t ask to refill beverages, nor offer us a dessert menu and just dropped bill on table. The restaurant was a third of capacity, service must be really poor when busy. This was to have a nice meal for my friend’s birthday, we won’t be back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been in the past and loved the ambience and food. This time we took another couple with us and they loved it just as much as we did. Hidden gem in ssf

HK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful restaurant tucked away in SSF. The salads are amazing.

A
London
65 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Service and food were very nice

S
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in the South San Francisco area! The food is always delicious and the ambiance is energetic without being obnoxiously loud. They have a nice variety menu and is not flooded with overwhelming options; personal favorite is the avocado carrot salad with grilled chicken! Love that they have a spacious private dining room for special occasions or business gatherings.

c
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We really enjoyed Amoura. Food was excellent and the environment was good. Service was slower than I would expect, but we weren’t in a hurry so not a huge issue for us.

OT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the roasted carrots and avocado salad! Delicious

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Fish and lamb burger very over cooked and dry. Sent lamb burger back to be cooked medium rare but it was still over cooked. Flatbread crusts were undercooked, soggy from the sauce and dry. There was a hard piece (possible salt) when a family member ate the fish and had nerve pain. It felt like the tooth was cracked.

We usually have a great food at Amoura, but not this time. Service is consistently good.

LP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good food and service in our favorite Mediterranean restaurant in South San Francisco. We highly recommend the restaurant on any occasion.

Q
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is a very nice restaurant with very attentive service. Don’t let location/exterior fool you. Check the hours and go try it out.

J
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so flavorful!!!! We enjoyed lamb dishes that were cooked to perfection, and also had the mixed appetizer plate. It was the best hummus and babaganoush that we have ever had!
Everything was fresh, not too salty or oily. And even though I ate all of it, I did not feel uncomfortable after.
We even had the homemade ice cream and date cake- wonderful!
We will definitely be returning. Also appreciated the easy parking right next to the restaurant, and friendly staff.

KP
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the tablouili and lamb was excellent. The bar tender took care of bar table service and was attentive and went the extra mile. My boss loved it. Home run ! Will go back for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Get the lamb shank, fall of the bone!

L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Amoura has delicious food & great drink options, which makes it worth the wait on the slow service. This is a good spot for a business meeting or a leisurely lunch date with a friend.

l
London
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great. Love our server. Ambiance is not great...

EN
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought my brother-in-law to Amoura on the last night of his visit and particularly enjoyed his expression of appreciation of the food and service. We were sure he would find it as delightful as we have during other meals we've shared with friends and family there.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye was full of flavor. Very good.

AP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and service! So delicious... Every course had wonderful flavor and good portions. The bacon wrapped dates are not to be missed! Rosewater ice cream... so delicious. Amazing cocktails! Between the four of us in our party, we tried many things from each section of the dinner menu and everyone enjoyed all the courses. You can't go wrong with what ever you choose. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and catered to our needs throughout the evening. We were there to celebrate a birthday and they made sure that was special as well.

j
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding and authentic regional cuisine featuring fresh ingredients and correct but not pretentious service. A great option for this area.

f
San Francisco
186 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We met friends from the City because we live in San Mateo & this is 1/2 way- traffic at end of the day is terrible. The town is funky but this restaurant is nice. Great casual Mediterranean food-which encompasses Greek, Turkish, Israeli. There was a big party of biz folks which held up the timing but we were ok talking w/friends. I would go back.

b
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Never disappointing. Wow’ed the people I brought with me.

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