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Kokkari Estiatorio

4.8
4.8
7598 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Kokkari (pronounced “Ko-Kar-ee”) is a small fishing village located on the islands of Samos in the Aegean Sea, whose name is derived from the small onions that were once produced in the nearby fields. Its fertile soil and Mediterranean climate translated into an abundance of fresh produce as well as treasured seafood and game. Legend tells that Kokkari is the site where Orion, a mighty hunter and a young man of gigantic stature and great beauty, fell in love with the daughter of the king of Chios. For the love of her, Orion forged the island for wild game and seafood to prepare elaborate banquets in celebration of their love. Today, we hope you will enjoy your own celebration as you dine at Kokkari Estiatorio on food “fit for the Gods” prepared with an Aegean palate and the style of innovative California fare.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 209 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 981-0983

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Erik Cosselmon

  • Private party facilities

    The semi-private and private dining areas can accommodate groups from six to two hundred. The restaurant is also available for buy-outs.

  • Private party contact

    Caroline Shea: (415) 981-0983

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    Front St.

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is currently unavailable at Kokkari Estiatorio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,598 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Mediterranean

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked

  • San Francisco

    Best Overall

  • San Francisco

    Best Ambiance

  • San Francisco

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  1. l

    larryp

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole fish (petrale sole) was perfectly salted in olive oil, a”wow” dish. The two starters that we had (octopus & esparagus) were sensational as was the donut holes for dessert. Service was impeccable! A great lunch experience!
  2. OM

    OliviaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals of my life! We ordered a bunch of appetizers—the watermelon salad, gigantes, and haloumi sto fourno were my favorites. The desserts were incredible too!
  3. MC

    MitchellC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great ambiance and exceptional food!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious food ever!
  5. CB

    ChariseBB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, wonderful! Such a delightful menu. Thank you.
  6. LM

    LizM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner at Kokkari, food was excellent and the service was top notch. Will definitely go back again.
  7. c

    cpierce

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a San Francisco Hidden Gem. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Client meeting dinner
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and vibe but a bit rushed.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place and food is amazing!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food! So fresh and Delicious! Great restaurant!
  12. V

    Vcitoria

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was as expected. The food, wine list, ambiance and specially the service. Excellent experience
  13. SM

    ScottM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, really enjoyable.
  14. DC

    DeliaC

    San Francisco

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE THIS RESTAURANT, PERFECT FOR GETTING TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS.
  15. KW

    KeithW

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was phenomenal...the food was even better! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
  16. JP

    JesP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lot of restaurants have a few items that leap of the page as wanting to try and after doing so, you arent as inclined to return because you've in essence 'been there, done that'. At Kokkari, almost all of them sounded mouth watering so the 4 of us decided we'll go with mostly appetizers and a couple of mains to take in all the flavors - 7 dishes total. They we're all exceptional and we didnt even get 1/3 of the way through all the dishes we wanted to try. We'll be back...., many more times to come.
  17. JS

    JSTAR38

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience for our ninth anniversary
  18. SB

    SueB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kokkari is far and away my favorite restaurant for special occasions as well as rewarding myself. The food is amazing and it doesn’t get better than the staff. It’s serene inside and out.
  19. MS

    MichaelS

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Bit disappointed with service. Not sure if understaffed but our primary waiter seemed impatient right from the beginning. Maybe it was a busy night but still.
  20. AW

    AllisterW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not be faulted. Outstanding food and wine list and extraordinarily good service. Our server Caleigh made the evening for us. He was highly knowledgeable, professional and fun.
  21. MS

    MertyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was worth the one month+ wait! Usually, Greek food is just relegated to gyros, tzatziki, falafel and red onions. This felt like you were eating at a Greek palace, and the food was just as regal. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation!
  22. IF

    InternationalFoodie1

    Denver

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Per usual, everything was super tasty and beautifully presented. The booth was comfortable and our waitstaff professional and at hand. We love this place and eat there whenever in SF.
  23. GR

    GRF13

    Caribbean

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, and the service. Great decorations and ambiance.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stephanie the waitress is wonderful. Moussaka , great. Rice pudding outstanding. All else yummy.
  25. PY

    PaulY

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Appetizers were small, but pretty good. Entrées, on the other hand, were huge! Mine was a bit greasy, but the others worked. Overall an enjoyable evening.
  26. HH

    HealtynHungry

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was not as good as usual. Lamb chops were a bit tough. Smelts we’re soggy and flavorless. Other appetizers were fantastic.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    The quality of the food was poor .
  28. RB

    RobinB

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An awesome experience from beginning to end. Our waiter Robin recommended several dishes and none of them disappointed. If we lived closer we would be there weekly!
  29. LK

    LizK

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Many specials so we wait till we hear them to review the printed menu. Very good service.
  30. JE

    JoeE

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kokkari is one of our favorites anywhere on the planet. From the excellent, happy, able service staff to the excellent food to the refined, rustic atmosphere, they nail it on every level. It's an Olympic score 0f 9.998! We have been there half a dozen times and we are always excited to return there. Thanks Kokkari!
  31. SC

    SabrinaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. The waiters recommendations were perfect. Will definitely return.
  32. AG

    AnkitaG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent per usual. Special shoutout to the servers!
  33. HL

    HelenL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was perfect and the food was incredible!! We’ll def be coming back!!
  34. RV

    RonV

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lamb chops were very fatty
  35. M

    Mike

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service!
  36. PO

    PatO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food. A little loud in the back room. But, I always go to Kokkari for the food.
  37. KM

    KarenM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal for our family of 4 celebrating our son’s high school graduation. Attention to detail, great table by the window and amazing food. We will return!
  38. MM

    MichaelM777

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dynamite. The service and food was delicious.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were celebrating 4 birthdays. Nothing was acknowledged by restaurant. Lamb chops were good but not great. We gave fined here many times in the past. We were all looking forward to coming and disappointed at the end of our meal
  40. P

    Pammy

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends at Kokkari this last weekend. We shared the greek salad, watermelon and feta salad, the Dolmades special with lamb, the Gigantes beans, and the Haloumi cheese for starters. And we shared the lamb special (roasted on a spit with potatoes) and the wood-grilled Sea bass for the main course. Everything was so delicious that we nearly licked our plates clean! For dessert we had the mixed Greek cookies, Greek yogurt with honey, and fresh cherries. The windows were open to the lovely San Francisco evening and the service was flawless!

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FAQs

Kokkari Estiatorio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 981-0983.

Kokkari Estiatorio is rated 4.8 stars by 7598 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 209 times today
Google Map for Kokkari Estiatorio

200 Jackson St. San Francisco, CA 94111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front St.

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is currently unavailable at Kokkari Estiatorio.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erik Cosselmon

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 981-0983

  • Private party facilities

    The semi-private and private dining areas can accommodate groups from six to two hundred. The restaurant is also available for buy-outs.

  • Private party contact

    Caroline Shea: (415) 981-0983

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