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About Kitchen Story

Cozy eatery with wood tables and modern decor serving California cuisine with Asian influences.

3499 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Pan-Asian, Thai

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast: Daily 8:00am-3:00pm

Lunch: Daily 8:00am-3:00pm

Dinner: Sun - Th 5:00pm-10:00pm
Dinner: Fri - Sat 5:00pm-10:30pm

Cross Street:
Sanchez

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 525-4905

Website:
http://kitchenstorysf.com/

Catering:
Please email the restaurant directly at eat@kitchenstorysf.com

Executive Chef:
Kasem Saengsawang

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kitchen Story Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.8

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Fun (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Spicy (4)
Cozy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Upon a recommendation I tried this place with friends for a birthday. almost every dish we ordered was to sugary sweet that we couldn’t finish it. I always give a second try but am hesitant so far.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I love this place

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·Dined 5 days ago

I had chosen Kitchen Story because it was a half way point for my cousin and I to meet for dinner. I was pleasantly surprised, the ambiance and look was so cute and welcoming. The food was beautifully presented and tasted just as good!

Tags: Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had such a nice time here! Came with my mom for breakfast on a birthday trip. Had delicious lattes and the presentation of the food was beautiful. The millionaire’s breakfast was the best bacon i’ve ever had. highly recommend!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is the perfect brunch spot with a creative menu. The food and cocktails were so delicious! This Mississippi foodie left with a smile on his face. I’ll definitely be back!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

It had been several years since I dined at Kitchen Story. After this visit, I'm wondering why it took so long to get back there. Perfectly delightful atmosphere with a creative presentation of delicious food.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always a fun experience and great food! Bring back the Fricken Chicken!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Server took awhile 10 minutes to come to table & take our order.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Found this while looking for places to eat near a concert we were attending. Took one look at the diverse menu and new it was the best place for my crew: a vegetarian, a seafood lover, and a guy cutting out red meat & carbs. We all were happy with the selection. I was blown away with the pumpkin fries! They were gone before I had the chance to instagram them :)

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The service was rushed and indifferent. A waiter bumped into me several times and didn't even acknowledge it. The wrong dish was brought. And it was very noisy. The curry dish was good.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good meal
Beautiful presentations
Noise was intolerable

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Loved the food.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

This was a great surprise. We chose it because it is close to the Castro Theater where we were going to see Art Garfunkle through the Commonwealth Club. What a fantastic surprise. The food was outstanding. I had a seafood dish with great sauce and rice that had just enough hot spice to make it interesting. I also tried their Bloody Mary which was a great choice. It was also spicy enough and not too much alcohol because it was made with the Japanese rice whisky. There was actually too much food for all of us (3). The Asian influence made for tasting sensations. We will be back. A great treat and a great find.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

With the new and improved dinner menu, this is a restaurant worth dining at. The portions are big and very savory. Spacious yet intimate restaurant

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Delicious food, beautiful presentation, very good service

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was out of this world ! Service was pretty awful :(

Tags: Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Not the warmest welcome, but great food, and friendly service. Different staff members greeted me at different times, but tables were not cleaned or set promptly. Menu is extensive, and the plates are impressive. Healthy, Asian influenced, ample portions, and moderate to higher prices. Quality is commensurate, and presentation is Foodie-worthy. Dining room can be noisy. Patio is large enough for parties of 4 or 6.

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fun, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Just moved to SF after living in Paris. Everything on this menu looked so much more appealing that the traditional French restaurants. Had the millionaire's bacon & short ribs. Ooh la la were they good. Will be back many times to try out the rest of the menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I am very dissapointed.Bad experience .Too expensive and the food was mediocre.i will never go again.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Amazing how even with reservations, we had to wait 45 minutes to be seated and because they seated other diners who were waiting, WITHOUT RESERVATIONS, but was a bigger party than us. They should change this practice pronto. People who spent time being responsible and making reservations should always be give priority to those who just show up.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Dinner food was not great. Brunch is amazing but dinner is lacking.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Phenomenal servers, wonderful ambiance, and creative, tasty food. Came here for a birthday dinner and servers were attentive and very patient with our large group.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food. I love coming here. Try not to rush customers, it's uncomfortable when you try to cycle us through like mcdonalds. There's a lot of sighs from waiters when youre not ordering at 60wpm

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Three of us went for lunch and all had great burgers. Service was warm and efficient. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Me and my best friend spent $80 including tips for a simple lunch, literally nothing special! I felt scammed, the food was not good it was way too sweet and my friend didn't even eat his meal. I also ate 1/4 and took it in a to-go box to give to a homeless person. Very disappointed, how does this place even have lines out the door? The flavors are so confusing my palette did not like it, gross!

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

We had a very bad experience with our server. We were entertaining out of town guests who are visiting for professional reasons. Our waiter rushed us through the meal at a ridiculous pace. Our bill came to $140 dollars for 4 people, and we were then aggressively asked to leave our table to accommodate people waiting, after we had only been seated for a total of 90 minutes. I left very disappointed. I alerted the senior staff to our concerns. The waiter came running out after us in a very troubling manner desperate for feedback, almost panicked by the fact that we had spoken about him in a negative way to the manager. The staff at this restaurant needs better training, especially given the price point of this establishment. We will not be going to this restaurant again.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We made reservations for 10:15p. They were slow and had wanted to close earlier but for our reservation. Needless to say we got LOUD and OBNOXIOUS attitude from the host. We were hungry and ate as fast as we could. The whole experience was just bad. We come here often, but this time the rude behavior from the host was just unacceptable. If you are slow, then that's YOUR problem. A customer should never be made to feel like an inconvenience. Maybe the host needs another job where he does not have to interact with the public.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

While I love Thai food, this place was okay and not great. It seemed that it was lacking essential spices that make the food authentic. Also, our waiter was not at all interested in being of service at our table. Very impatient when we were ordering, did not make eye contact, very short in his answers, no smiles. Our server was the petite gentleman with black hair and colored contact lenses. My husband and I agreed we would not go back. Try a little harder, your customers will appreciate it. Excellent service can sometimes balance out okay food and make the overall experience positive, but unfortunately not in this case.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

I didn't want to write a review but o t is making me. Place called to confirm reservations on a Friday. We get there and they are closed for maintenance.

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

This was the 4th time I tried to eat at this restaurant. Again they had problems with electrical and had to close for the evening. Maybe they should make sure they have all mechanical and electrical upgrades in place before accepting reservations or opening their doors for business. I don't think I will be trying this restaurant at all. I just can't seem to get a break. The manager was very polite and gracious thought, offered me a 10% discount when and I do come back.

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

One of my top 3 favorite restaurants in SF!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food and service is consistently good. I always enjoy coming here, whether for dinner or Sunday brunch. And that consistency is why I come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Very good restaurant but too much food on the plate!You have to be hungry before going to this restaurant!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Best eggs and bacon for brunch or breakfast. Love the Asian fusion influence of lunch and dinner. Always a great meal.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The Castro Tower was a tuna ceviche with mango that was perfectly balanced and seasoned; it was a light and refreshing start to our meal. The Wagyu open face burger was delish as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

This was a great meal! Service is spotty but they make up for it with the food and menu selection. It's a little pricey but worth it.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 19, 2017

The food was very good, but it took a long time to arrive, the server missed our appetizer, and they weren't very friendly.

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·Dined on July 7, 2017

The staff was great here. Very mindful of our needs, occasionally checked in, filled our water regularly. Food was really tasty too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great food and service. Already recommended to several friends who live in SF.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 5, 2017

Food is overpriced, and the pours of both beer and wine were not even a full glass. The salmon I ordered had almost no flavor, and my friend's pineapple dish was mostly rice. I was expecting a little more from a $100+ meal.

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