Evvia

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3209 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving authentic rustic Greek cuisine since 1995. Our fresh fish, savory roasted meats and grilled and roasted vegetables are perked up with a squeeze of lemon, a splash olive oil, and Mediterranean herbs. There is perfection in simplicity.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good, but not as good as previous times I had been there. Also, we were charged extra for another portion of a meal, which I will not write the name of since it is is too long to write out. Anyways... we didn’t ask for that extra portion, and were confused on why we were charged extra, until we understood that the appetizer comes in a set of two. Super pricey for small meals.

GM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants- always very pleased with food and service. Went her for lunch, so was fairy quiet- perfect for a business or quiet casual lunch.

Z
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evvis is my favorite restaurant! Never disappoints. Staff is excellent and the food is always consistent! Try the Chicken Souvlaki, Tzatziki, Greek Salad and do not miss the Ice Cream Sundae.

RJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Good lunch overall, but either appetizers or high 20s to $40 lunch entrees. No easy salad+meat/tofu protein option.

b
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Excellent food and service.

RT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant has been popular for yeas and deservedly so. The food is always good , and our server Victor was fun, made good suggestions, and was there but knew to let us enjoy the meal without interruption. An all-around excellent experience.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and experience here, with delicious food, gracious hosts and knowledgeable servers.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Extremely loud, for a modern upscale, expensive restaurant. Appetizers were amazing but entrees lacked flavor and artistry. Service was great.

E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It can be challenging to get a table, but hands down the best lamb chops you'll eat anywhere in the Bay Area.

SD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evvia is great! Food is solid and service is great, never a disappointment.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except the hostess was not very nice.

e
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No info provided on the costs for the specials of the day. Beware of Sticker surprise!

SA
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Especially the saganaki and the heirloom tomato salad!

e
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was pretty meh. Service is good but the food seems to have slipped a notch or two.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this place to try new cuisine and we were glad to visit such a beautiful place. We enjoyed the ambience , service and as well the legit good. Service offered was overwhelming. Prawns was yummy and loved the mutton long chops.

TB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's much more than dinner, Evvia is something to experience. The atmosphere is great, the service is great, and the food is extremely good!

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Evvia. It is my favorite restaurant...by far. The ambience is lovely. The food is truly delicious. Everyone is so nice and professional. If you are looking for a special evening, Evvia is the place to go!

FD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience and really the best formal lunch to be had in Palo Alto! Also a fantastic spot in the winter months with the fire going- great atmosphere!

HF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, especially the lamb roast (flavorful, juicy) and the dessert! Our server was excellent. He answered our questions completely, made very nice suggestions from champagne, to wine pairing, appetizers, and dessert. He attended to our dinner at the perfect rate. A great way to celebrate our anniversary.

VS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I love the place and the food, and the service is awesome. The noise level is not energetic, it is annoying. Tables are just too close together. We were a party of five, and it was hard for us to hear one another, even though we were almost shouting. Try to get one of the back tables against the wall.

TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner at Evvia. The food was good, nice ambience and a very gracious server.

WJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect as always. Great food and wonderful atmosphere. A family favorite.

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's been a few years since I've been to Evvia, and it continues to be as good as I remember. The plates are all flavorful, and service is just as good as (or better than?) ever.

D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the dining experience was excellent. The food was delicious; never disappoint.

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

I’ve been going to Evvia every time I’m in San Jose since I discovered it in 2015. The good is phenomenal, service is always stellar, and you can’t beat the ambiance. While I only get in there every couple of months, they remember me and the food and service is always amazingly consistent. I’ve brought over 2 dozen people (teammates, customers, and partners) and all rave about it. Always a great experience

And get the ice cream sundae at the end!

j
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed both the Heirloom tomato salad and the Evvia salad. Delicious! Also, those roasted potatoes served with both that huge rib eye steak and perfect lamb chops were amazingly good.

DK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Greek food and wonderful service. My favorite Greek restaurant outside of Greece. The octopus appetizer and whole fish branzino are my go to dishes when I come here and they never disappoint.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! I love this place! The staff is great and the food is consistently great!

PL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the atmosphere and the service. I can tell they are very professional. Food is so fantastic.

BD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb shank was for sure the highlight. The meat was so tender that practically fell off the bone. Wine selection was good and the staff were very attentive. By far the best dinner I’ve had in the South Bay.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lamb chops ever! We love Evvia! The food is always amazing

e
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and superb service in a wonderful atmosphere

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Greek family took my Palestinian boyfriend here with us for the first time. It was the first time going out with my boyfriend and the experience was amazing! Food is always beyond my expectations and I have been here countless times. The best Greek restaurant you will find on the peninsula- hands down. Great service and incredible food. Nice ambiance as well. Will be returning soon.

S
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For many years Evvia has always been fully booked and busy, and that is for a good reason. They keep their standards up and the food never fails to be delicious, fresh and flavorful. I end up getting in maybe twice a year and am never disappointed.

KR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatly enjoyed the evening celebrating my son's birthday. Great food, good wine, friendly staff. A little bit loud though which made it difficult to have a conversation.

MD
Yorkshire
58 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Palo Alto. Period.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We usually do enjoy our nights here but it was an off night. Our tarnished experience was primarily due to a distracted and inattentive waiter who was not well informed and who put the neighboring tables’ wine bill on our check. When we were shocked to see our total and pointed the error out to him he seemed annoyed. There was a less than convincing apology given. I expect more from Evvia.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Made a reservation a month ago and seated 20min late. They raised Valet parking from $6 to $12 and corkage fee from $20 to $25. They didn’t lit the candle in my table. Things are getting too pricey, and the service is below the average. Food was ok, but some are too overpriced for the quality. Greek salad is almost $15 (very simple vege only salad). For lamb dishes, this is a god place, but the other food are not that special and too pricey with under-average service. We would go Adega next time. Way better service and quality.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria and Refet always warm, welcoming and professional! They are huge asset to Evvia. Please take care of them.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place! The food is always good and the service is great!

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