Kokkari Estiatorio

4.8
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$31 to $50
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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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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un lugar delicioso gran carta de vinos, buen lugar para pasar un reto en familia o en cena romántica.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of the evening was superb—from the service to the food to the ambiance.

CR
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The place has a solid and European feel. Great place to go when it's cold outside. Service during my visit was exceptional (friendly and attentive). Good food and good house cab at $17/glass.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

I typically love this place but I had to send back my prawns as they were not fresh and tasted funny. I’m 12 weeks pregnancy and unfortunately they caused me to become ill. Disappointed in our lunch though the waitress was very kind and accommodating. Not sure if I’ll be back.

LM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have been long time customers at Kokkari's San Francisco. The food, the service and the location are awesome!

OT
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overpriced. Bring a wheelbarrow full of money if you want to eat here. Food is good but nothing special.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but not outstanding . Maybe I didn’t get the right dishes . I would go back but not anytime soon

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

p
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the years I’ve been at least a couple dozen times as both a host and guest and the food is always great. This past time my lamb souvlaki plate came out cold which was disappointing - it happens.

L
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. We had a lovely Greek wine, the persimmon salad, saganaki, dolmades, flat beans with tomato sauce, moussaka, tzatziki and baklava Icecream. All wonderful. Especially loved the salad, flat beans.

S
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was our third visit and this time, I felt rushed, the food came in before our wine, the dessert came before the coffee. I had my meal almost within the hour. I understand they have another service ( I was there at 6pm) but this was too much for me.

MW
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in SF. The food is amazing and the dessert is top notch too. I normally never order dessert, and we ordered 3!

GW
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience @ the BEST spot in town! Always a treat to dinner here, the server was superb w getting us in & out before MADONNA. Martini’s, yes please and a bunch of appetizers from saganiki, grill calamari, fried smelt, assorted Meze’s to the seasonal persimmon salad, all fresh and full of flavor but wait dessert, OMG, seasonal sorbet w/custard ice cream & this citrus meringue w/crispy phyllo crust....the 4 of us were ready to paint the town!

GW
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, from appetizer to dessert. Kokkari is a MUST stop whenever we venture into San Francisco.

OT
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They seated me at the worst table in the restaurant and treated me like they were better than me. They work in a restaurant!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. It is always my first choice when in the city. 🙌🏽

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and service. Can’t wait to return

l
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. A real favorite. Will go anytime Ivan get in.

SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The Lamb chops were especially delicious. I would highly recommend it.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most welcoming comforting satisfying restaurant in the Bay Area

M
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be one of my long time favorites in San Francisco. Best Lamb chops and only place I ever order them.

JS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was excited to try this since so many people have recommended it. Obviously a business dinner spot from the clientele, but I went for date night. We loved the wine selection and food. The restaurant was a little warm and dark, though.

OT
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with excellent service. Raphael, our server, guided us beautifully.

RH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend who I hadn’t seen in 20+ yrs was in town for a business conference and I got to pick the restaurant. I didn’t realize that she husband is Greek and from a big Greek family. Kokkari delivered as usual and she was impressed with the quality and authenticity.

S
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST restaurant in SF! Food is excellent and always consistent. The service is extraordinary and the ambiance is wonderful.

LR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Enough said.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always spectacular. The food the ambience.

W
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...attentive staff..noise level too high but then it is a big restaurant and when full that is to be expected....but it also is a deterrent to return

NK
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, hands down my favorite restaurant in the city!

SK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and nice. We loved the lentil soup and lamb souvlaki for lunch. We would love to come back again soon

TT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant!

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CN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated a special, anniversary evening at Kokkari and were so happy we did. The food was delicious and the service was both friendly and professional throughout.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

It caught on fire after we got appetizers and we couldn’t go back in

TT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only the beat from the greeting to the dessert

E
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was excellent, the decoration was great and the service was fan-tas-tic ... a must-go place when in SF

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food....very good
Place to
Go with friends, work people, or date....

FL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food !! Place is fantastic, lamb shank was supergood, well served , and the fried cheese was incredible

SB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t wait to go back! Service was exceptional, food delicious and perfect ambience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony the bartender is amazing. Super friendly. Also a pleasure seeing him. Our server was lovely and the food amazing.