Barcha

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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
At Barcha, we love the process of cooking and its end result, happiness. We welcome you in a warm modern space and the largest Heated Patio in the Financial District. Our inspiration is that of the Mediterranean with its wonderful diverse cultures, cuisines and wines. Our menu reflect flavors from South of France, Spain, Tunisia and the Middle East.


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San Francisco
159 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

(1) The music was too loud, at times sounded like rap music.

(2) The front door was open the whole time we were there. A strong cold draft blew through the restaurant during the whole meal. We sat inside to get away from the cold wind.

(3) The falafel sandwich was open on both ends. One of the balls fell out onto the plate. Sauce oozed out constantly. A horrible mess. Nice taste but not worth getting your good cloths soiled.

(4) Service was a bit slow.

The other two courses were good. My dining companion was pleased with his food.

GO
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service at Barcha were outstanding. Great salads, hummus and wine! Very noisy at lunch, however - hard to hold a conversation.

b
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

7 dollars for a mint tea and 5 for a ice tea. No thanks

r
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Checkin wasn’t nice. We had 6 people and needed to get in and out quickly. One person didn’t show up on time because their meeting ran late but we had his order and they made us wait. In the future, it would make sense to just charge me for every person and let us order 6 meals rather than having us needlessly wait. Change our reservation to 5 people knowing that the other person would come and ordering for him.

Barcha
Responded 4 days ago

Rafael, I apologize for the experience you had while checking in. It is our policy to only seat completed parties, however there are always exceptions to that rule and this should have been one of them. I will address this with our team. Please ask for me next time you visit, so I can make sure your experience is up to the standards that we expect and that you deserve. Again, my apologies and thank you for your feedback. Chrissy

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EK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food, tempting lemonade flavors, good lunch spot. Service missed for us, quite slow for cbd location. Hard close at 2:30, so it late lunch, consider other locations. Quality of food was good.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The service was terrible. Slow, unresponsive, and short with us. The food was just okay, i wish there was a kabab option for lunch.

MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

This used to be a regular business lunch spot for me but recently I’ve been very disappointed with Barcha’s customer service. The host staff is rude and often fighting with one another. Tables are on top of one another, and the noise levels (inside and outside) are not conducive for business meals.

F
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Noise level is pronounced. My only other negative is the Hummus Appetizer portion has gotten pretty small. Food quality is very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Used to rave about this place for great food and speed. They still have great food but last two visits have been super slow with it taking almost an hour to get our food last time, so had to get it to go. I don't think they've learned how to manage through the burden of success yet.

J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is delicious, but gets pricey quickly if you add protein to anything. Quite noisy inside, get an outdoor table if the weather is good!

C
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome food. We went there to sample the appetizers and fell in love with the dumplings.

GC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a great lunch at Barcha! The food and service were amazing. The chicken croquettes were delicious! We both had different salads, one with grilled shrimp and one with salmon, both were excellent. I will definitely go back again.

MH
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Appetizers were very good; beef dumpling and octopus.
The main dishes are expensive but very tasty. A nice place for also drinks and appetizers only.

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. I kind of felt like a sardine though as it was very crowded but probably because the food is so good.

LH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible! Food was great.

Barcha
Responded on August 5, 2019

We apologize that our service was not up to par. Please ask for a manager next time you visit. We hope to make it up to you soon. Thanks, again. Chrissy

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LM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Birthday lunch for coworker

T
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Been here before and had great experiences. This time, however, I brought a business colleague here for lunch and it was a disaster. I had a 12:45m reservation outside and checked in 30 mins early. I checked in a few more times and they kept putting me off. Finally I checked in again at 12:48 and the woman acted like she had never seen me and was going to seat us at the bar. I put my foot and said no. They seated outside. We ordered. 30 minutes after we had put in our food order they brought me my two small plates and not my friend’s. We waited and another 10 minutes passed when they came out to tell us they couldn’t bring his dish because they ran out of rice. ????? He ordered the chicken wrap sandwich no onions. And they immediately brought out his dish full of onions. They finally brought him his dish at least 50 minutes I to our wait. Embarrassing.

Barcha
Responded on August 5, 2019

We are so sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience on your last visit. We will address each issue that you mentioned with our staff and do our best to not let these mistakes happen again. Please ask for the manager next time you stop by, so that we can make sure your experience is up to our standards. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed to review. We hope to make it up to you soon. Thanks, again, Chrissy

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N
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I would say YES only to the food. Service was bad. Apparently we need to asked 4 times to get our water refilled. And one of our order was missing (i totally forgot to check my bill at the end. but is ok)

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places for Mediterranean food! I always leave this spot with a smile on my face and a belly full of food.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was good and the ambience was very cheerful and beautiful. The server was hard to find and also had a attitude.

s
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I've been to Barcha quite a few times since it opened and have always been impressed by the food and service. I have to admit though that I do know the owners and some of the staff so I'm a bit jaded. The only problem at this last visit was that there was a bit of confusion on what I ordered. I don't think my server explained the dish well, or I just didn't quite understand so I was a bit disappointed. Nevertheless, I will eat there again and highly recommend it. It's always busy and is a neighborhood favorite so lunch reservations are highly recommended.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Thank god it was a business meal. I am shocked they are charging $24 for a fried rice that is just a little above average quality.

AS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was quite loud and cold outside. We were slightly too far away from the heat lamp.

w
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was okay but for the money, not what it could be. I ordered the spicy chicken wrap and it had more lettuce than meat. For $22 dollars, I think that it should have been a lot more substantial. It was like eating a lettuce sandwich.

The rice dish looked like it was missing something. Just some shaved lamb over a bed of saffron rice- could have made the presentation a bit nicer.

Hummus was very tasty- the best thing they have going.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great - environment perfect for casual meets and dates. Happy hour multi plate is the way to go.

MD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Mediterranean food, good outdoor seating area, vegan options available

RM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service was great. My one negative is that it was so loud it was very difficult to talk to my companions. We went during lunch and it was packed, which obviously contributed to the noise level. Even with the noise, I'd happily return - the food was that good.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and I had to talk with the reception about being seated (had a reservation for 4) and then talk with the manager twice, once to get some water brought to the table (waited about 10 mins before that service) and secondly about the long wait for our food. He was apologetic and discounted our bill, but makes me think twice about making reservations for this place again. I will say the food is great!

JH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a returning guest, I love the ambience, but even more so the food. Staff are attentive, professional, and friendly. (Thanks Kevin!)
The owner, Kais Bouzidi was present, introduced himself, and upon learning that the Turkish Manti is my favorite, sent over a Crispy Morracan Briwat for me to try. Delicious.
The passion for serving good food with quality service in a beautiful setting is obvious.

P
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the food, great non-traditional flavors, light. My only complaint is the wine glass. We ordered a bottle of nice wine and the waiter was about to pour it into these water glasses set on the table prior to us sitting down at our table. This is the second time it happened to me. I had to stop him and he immediately knew what my comment would be about. He withdrew with the bottle and said he’d be back with wine glasses on stems. If they know that this is a problem for their customers why not do it right the first time around with proper wine glasses? Despite this hiccup, I love the place.

B
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here either for business meetings, birthdays or friends get together. Food is good, nice service.

NF
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to take friends. Beautiful layout of the plate. Loved the food. Server very pleasant. My friend’s first time & she loved it. I would come back anytime.

MF
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Energized restaurant filled with young professional during lunch. Challenging to hold a conversation due to the noise level. I had the orzo salad -- and it was ok. Pretty oily and not overly flavorful. Missing something -- salt? a feta-type cheese? I also had the mint tea -- loads of fresh mint -- but not incorporated in the flavor of the tea. Pretty bland flavor wise. I think I would have been charged for a refill of the ice tea -- which seemed pricey for what it was. A reasonable looking menu can result in a pricey lunch by the nickel & dime way the menu works.

SB
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and atmosphere. Busy place for lunch but perfect for a lunch with a client.

Hostess staff needs some help though - tried to sell us on a makeshift table outside of the outdoor restaurant area (two tables against a wall - lol.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best! Delicious great quality food and beautiful restaurant!

MA
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in all categories.
Must return on our next trip to San Francisco!
PLEASE come to Scottsdale and open a Barcha here! 🙏

DM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All the food we had at Barcha was delicious and the service was outstanding. I had the Kale salad with a salmon kabob. The salmon was perfectly cooked and seasoned wonderfully. We also had the Hummus appetizer with Turkish flatbread. The flatbread was excellent and a great compliment to the Hummus. I would definitely return to Barcha.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We loved the food and our server was excellent!! And the hostess kindly put us at a 4-top so we could sit side by side and hear ourselves. The noise level was that high. But outstanding food and cocktails. Could stand to a add another sparkling wine or two (by the glass).

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious and fabulous service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

It was to celebrate an upcoming birth for a coworker during lunch hour. The service was good, food great but very loud.

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