Dio Deka

4.7
2380 reviews
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Mediterranean
Michelin star recipient San Francisco Bay & Wine country for 2011 & 2012.

"At Dio Deka the refined and technically precise Greek and Mediterranean dishes are elevated to stellar levels.”- anonymously by the Michelin inspector

"…vividly flavored, brilliantly executed food, that transcends ethnicity but still tastes Greek…”- Gourmet Magazine

Award of Ultimate Distinction- Wine Enthusiast, Restaurant Awards

“memorable modern Greek cuisine" that “would make them jealous in Athens”, particularly when paired with an “extensive wine list” worthy of Dionysus; the five owners provide “over-the-top” service in the spirit of filoxenia (the art of hospitality) for what’s sure to be a "big fat Greek night" out. - Zagat
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JS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best filet mignon in LG!! The Octopus appetizer is a must. I've had octopus at many restaurants around the world and no one makes it better than Dio Deka. Did I mention the lamb chops???

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DA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely perfect. The food was delicious with the flavors layered and complex. The service was very good, and they hurried up our plates so we could make the theater afterward. Thank you, Dio Deka!!

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L
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always. Exceptional food and service!

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ND
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place ! Always great food.
Have been going to Dio Deka since they opened. Yummy yummy

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NA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were impeccable, as usual. The wait staff and management are incredibly accommodating. The authentic Greek food is unparalleled, it’s actually a challenge to not fill up on so many great appetizer options. The ambience is both comfortable and elegant. One of the true treasures for a South Bay dining experience.

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l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a gourmet and service delight. We love going here.

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D
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food here was excellent as always. The assorted spreads are highly recommended. The lamb meatballs and spanakotiropita were good. The entrees were branzino (excellent) and lamb shank (pretty dry). I would have given a better rating but for two things:
First, 2 people came in and sat down behind us in sweats. They ordered two steaks and two glasses of wine, handed their credit card to the server when the steaks arrived then got up and left after spending all of 20 minutes here. I think they should have been seated in the bar, they seemed to be regulars from the way the staff treated them. It created a fast food atmosphere.
Second, there was a 3 or 4 percent surcharge on the bill with no explanation. They have been doing this more and more in San Francisco and their argument is that it helps cover health costs. I used to own a restaurant and this is really a pet peeve of mine. People do not like to be nickled and dimed, you should raise the prices and get rid of the surcharge.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Dio Deka, is a great restaurant. Food wise is excellent, service is good. The ambience is not exactly the best. Considering that the owner/ founders came from Evvia in Palo Alto do not expect the same environment. Dio Deka is subs nouveau rich kind of patrons scenario. However I like it and raccomend it!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional. There was a large group in the bar that made it difficult to have a conversation, but the group clearly out, the noise level was more manageable

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J
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service outstanding. Entrees were priced fairly even though expensive. Appetizers and sides seemed unnecessarily overpriced. Great ambience

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SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality of food. The waiter suggested the best items. We would definitely be back to try out more delicacies.

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D
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dio Deka was an excellent experience. The cuisine and service were wonderful. The lamb dishes were especially well prepared. We really like the octopus. The portions are ample. Great service - attentive but not overbearing - not rushed. The desserts were good but not great. It was a little noisy as others have pointed out.

Expensive but will worth it. We'll come back.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always exceptional - consistently awesome!

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FG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food but a couple problems with temperatures on 2 if 3 entrees - MedRare was rare, half of fish entree raw-ish. Otherwise, great atmosphere, fun kitchen view tables, delicious food otherwise.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tony is always our waiter when we go. He is an absolute pleasure and makes every experience more amazing!

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KW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time to dine in this restaurant. It is a nicely decorated restaurant with a cozy feel. Food was great. Ordered Octopus, Lamb Chops and Branzino. All were tasty. Service was good also. Would recommend to friends and families.

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t
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Get your other guests to be less noisy. Other than that it was perfect

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we went here and we were blown away by how wonderful everything was!

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PM
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Would like to see a change of menu. More seasonal

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R
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! In everyway! Thank you Mr. Vigo! for our fabulous seating by the fireplace. Service excellent & so friendly, Ambiance, comfortable, inviting, & classsy, food delicious! We will be back soon!!!

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KB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal and OUTSTANDING service. I'll definately be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not my first time here but my first time on Valentine’s Day and they didn’t disappoint. Food amazing, ambiance fun, staff perfect.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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DD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice evening and very romantic for Valentines day dinner. Everybody was very friendly and the service was prompt and well timed with all four courses.

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PF
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. We had the charred octopus as an appetizer and that was great, but all dishes were good. Service was just OK, not great.

The decor is very nice, but the place was very loud and we had to lean in to each other to hear our own conversation.

Would recommend Dio Deka, but maybe during the week when it is not so packed and a little less noisy.

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N
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The noise level was high, the prices were even higher. I had fish on a bed of spinach and potatoes. The spinach and potato were very salty. The spinach was inedible because of the saltiness. I don't mind spending a lot on a meal if it is good but this was not good.

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KS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If looking for great food, Dio Deka is your place. Over 1400 wine varietal ...can't go wrong. Friendly staff, nice bar scene...

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b
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the restaurant is extremely loud and not recommended if you're trying to have a conversation.
the noise level is not very good. I wish there was a spot where is more quiet than other areas of the restaurant.
the alcohol pricing is way too much. not comparable to other restaurants.

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JF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Greek food. We were given a very nice, very private table by the fireplace. We've eaten a lot of Greek food and Dio Deka does things differently. Their mezas were small, but very intense and delicious. The octopus was a standout. The moussaka was made with beef instead of lamb, but still quite good. The retsina was as expected, a taste we've acquired.

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t
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Great service. Great experience. It was our wedding anniversary and we chose well

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Will be back soon!

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m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in Los Gatos, great greek food. Lamb, fish all prepared beautifully. The staff very attentive

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AV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I went to Dio Deka three years ago and it was a solid experience. I just went there this past weekend and while the ambiance and the service is great...the food taste and quality was just so-so. This was a change from my previous visit three years ago and I have to say at the price point they charge now - it's not worth the drive or the experience. Sorry guys.

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T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service at the bar was great. The service at the table was even better. The Branzino was cooked perfectly. I had the Lamb Oso Bucco, very tender. I would have liked a little more gravy, but it was good.

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J
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love there food. Service excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious and flavorful food, wonderful service!

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AS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good not great
Very expensive

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We all ordered the lamb chops which were excellent. Service was also attentive and professional. However, the noise level has become unacceptable. We had requested seating in a quieter area but I don’t think there is one in this restaurant. Dio Deka has been a special occasion place for us for many years but we won’t be returning.

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KM
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner from start to finish. Every dish was delicious and the portions were all generous.
Service was outstanding, attention to detail, very good.

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AD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this wonderful restaurant several times and a
Ways excellent however it appears that prices have become sky high.
Not sure we will be back
Bryan

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