Monday - Friday, 11:30am -2:30pm
Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday, 5:30pm -11:00pm
Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday - Friday, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
What Insiders Are Saying
Come to Kokkari Estiatorio in the Financial District to feel like a big shot. Maybe even throw on a suit and tie. It's a Greek temple of lamb.
Great place, beautiful restaurant, amazing food !
Hands down my favorite place to dine in San Fran:). All elements of the experience are pleasurable. The food is amazing and our server, Jillian, was pleasant, attentive, knowledgeable. Octopus, lamb, branzino, donuts, ice cream, oh my!!
Ordered octopus, maroulosalata, halibut, lamb chops, and loukoumades. All prepared to perfection. Flavors and sauces delish and balanced. Meat tender. Service attentive without hovering. Would order all dishes again but will likely explore the menu further.
I have been to Kokkari many times and I am never disappointed. Always excellent. Yesterday's special dessert was amazing
The restaurant is beautiful. The tables were very comfortable. The food was spectacular. The wine was first rate. Our waiter was attentive, kind, helpful,and very nice. We had a wonderful experience.
Always outstanding! Great meal and service. Too many appetizers to choose from. Everything was very very good.
Service was excellent and the food was very well prepared and presented. The roasted meats were excellent, especially the lamb dishes. It was very expensive, especially the drinks and wine list.
Great service but food was not worth the price and a couple with a small child was seated next to us which reduced the ambiance
The food and service was fantastic.
Our waiter was knowledgeable, had terrific suggestions, and went the above and beyond.
Delish! Every thing recommended was great!
Thank you Kokkari for contributing to a lovely afternoon.
We visited at lunch for my spouse's birthday. As we are both inclined to enjoy sampling, we crafted our meal of a six shared starters. Kokkari's menu provides many from which to choose and every one of them is delicious. My favorites, each of which is excellent, are the octopus, the saganaki, and the gigantes.
As we did not want everything at once, our server provided perfect guidance in pairing up our selections. Plates complimented each other and were delivered and cleared at just the right pace with a hospitable feeling.
After many years, Kokkari remains one the very best restaurants in S.F.
On the expensive side but worth it.
P.S. Dessert was lovely too with a "Happy Birthday" decoration and candle.
Best service hands down! Provide the best lamb ever. The calamari is a must try.
Very rarely do I ever walk out of a restaurant feeling completely satisfied...this was the exception. From the minute we arrived until we left it was nothing but a pleasant experience. Our waitress was AMAZING. She answered every question about the menu, knew exactly what type of wine to recommend and was even able to pair a dessert to our palate. And we were never rushed!! Even the people sitting next to us were kind. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the lamb shank...2 very different dishes, both excellent. Highly recommend!!
Calamari starter was fabulous.... entire experience made for a great lunch and good meeting!
Kokkari is always a good idea.
The food is always consistent, fresh, and delicious.
The service is superb, and the servers are well versed on the wines, specials, and menu; always able to suggest items to make ordering a breeze.
One always feels at home at Kokkari...synonymous with Greek hospitality. Iconic Kokkari is a true gem amongst San Francisco’s traditions. On this visit, we enjoyed one of specials of the day, the baked anchovies & tomatoes*, I had the classic lamb chops & potatoes*, and we finished off with the crisp and sticky Greek doughnuts with honey & walnuts*. [*pictured] A++
Sat in rear dining room by open NOISY kitchen! Table was in server dirty dish pathway and constant knocking into the back of my chair by wait staff!! Not relaxing or enjoyable at all! Food was ok, but overpriced for lamb burger.
Great food: octopus grilled, lamb riblets, whole fish branzano. Recommend highly.
Absolutely delicious! Fresh, real food. Elevated to another level. Enjoyable food. Their roasted potatoes are elevated to another level. Out of this world. Yes, for a potato. Not many places can turn out delicious food. Will be coming back very soon. I will try everything on the menu.
Love this place
Always a memorable dining experience. Enjoyed it as much as your sister restaurant Evvia.
The dinner was outstanding! Best sole ever!
Excellent service & food! The lamps next to the small tables are annoying but everything was great otherwise.
The restaurant is very chic and the food & wine are very good. However, the price is too much for something not so crazy.
Classic SF restaurant that is as good as ever.
Amazing in every way possible. The food is to die for. The service is amazing. Hard to get a reservation sometimes. Book at a reasonable time.
Fantastic food that is consistently good! The service was top notch as well!
Get the lamb chops!
1st anniversary date with my girlfriend! This is definitely the restaurant where we will be celebrating future special occasions. Service was excellent and so was the food. Highly recommend you visit!
Wonderful birthday dinner! Food, service, and ambience delightful! Even our neighbors at the next table were like belt. All around excellent experience - as always!
Good food & drink; good ambiance; good service from Jason.
My favorite lunch and dinner spot in SF! And I have been to a lot of them.
Would never come here again. The food was so mediocre and super small portion size for how much they’re charging. All 5 of my starters came out lukewarm and bland. Just bad...
Celebrating a family birthday at Kokkari is always a good idea! Octopus appetizer and lamb chops are perfect. Service is impeccable, server professional. We really love it here...20+ year patrons!
Beautiful restaurant. Excellent staff and the food was outstanding. I had the fish and I would highly recommend it as well as the Octopus which was like butter. One person had Lamb chops and said they were the Best he ever had, as well as the chicken shish Kabob dish another diner had... I would definitely go again, and again, and again. Our server was Grace and she was excellent. Cannot wait to go back.
Great service and excellent food.
Birthday .., “Todd” our waiter was outstanding!
As fabulous as we’d heard.
Food not as tasty as it used to be, good restaurant overall
Every experience we’ve had at this restaurant has been exceptional in every way but even so, after going on and on about Kokkari with our out of town guests I was still hoping it would live up to all my hype. And it did. Our guests were blown away by the food and service. The octopus was tender, the fried cheese amazing and the Moussaka was better than any we’ve had in Greece. The only thing that we didn’t care for all that much was the baklava ice cream because while the taste was delicious the texture was a mess. Otherwise it was another divine meal at Kokkari. Our guests were still talking about it the next day.