Kokkari Estiatorio

4.9
7108 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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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJillN
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was terrible sitting so close to the next tablet especially because the couple next to us was having a very loud disturbing conversation and really ruined our special dinner.
Our waiter was really great!!

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vipBeacon
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely my favorite restaurant in San Francisco!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress, Valerie was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yosemite
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and food great!

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vipPantu
Mexico City
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen lugar, excelente ambiente, comida deliciosa, buen servicio!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I picked this restaurant to celebrate my birthday with my BFF, the staff were amazing and so kind with us, food was exquisite and the service from hostess, busser and our server Gilberto were outstanding, this experience is so far the best and my guests were happy and even to tell other friends to join us for future dining
Thank you so much for make my birthday celebration unforgettable the place is beautiful

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vipInternationalFoodie1
Denver
59 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST experience. We decided to order only appetizers; smelts, prawns, zucchini
cakes, sampler plate. Plenty for two. All super delicious. Our server (wish I could remember his name) suggested cocktails called Paper Airplanes. We loved them. Dessert was the one with apricot pastries and pistachio ice cream, yummy. The table was so comfortable as we could watch the passing parade of customers. The whole experience was sublime. I wish I could remember our superb server's name for shout out. All the servers were top line professionals. Friendly, helpful staff. Thank you Kokkari!

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vippick4bun
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine there. Truly excellent. Lunch is a perfect option, too, because dinner reservations are so hard to come by.

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vipFranchescaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep coming back to Kokkari. The food and service is just absolutely amazing!

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
194 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lamb and chicken. We’ll prepared and tasty. Very crowded and no masks at all on customers.

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vipDerek
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had four appetizers and the roast chicken and lamb. As always, everything was delicious and service was 5 stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience too good bottom

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JamesB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in San Francisco! Always consistent.

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BeckyK
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Server had too many customers all at the same time. But when she did get to use, she was a perfect server.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service per usual. Amazing ambiance.

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FernandoL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service. Our winner was the grilled octopus.

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hutchss
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite SF restaurant. I have been here numerous times and the food and service do not disappoint. Fabulous all around. Lamb is a speciality! We asked to sit in the corridor connecting the front dining room with the large dining room where the kitchen is. It is my favorite place to sit as the noise level is less. Great service, fabulous food -- such a treat!

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MarkT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent. It is a pricey restaurant, but the quality of the food and service make it a good value. Recommended.

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vipNetta
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valerie is a gracious, efficient, perfect server

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viper1956
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicous, and the service impeccable.
many declious things to choose from.
i'd go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have yet to be blown away by the SF food scene. Everything from food to service was good, not great. But definitely a better choice than other dining options in the area that charge about the same but serve poor quality food. Would have to return and try some other items on the menu to get a better idea of their menu. Overall was please by the quality and experience of our meal last night but just can’t quite give them an outstanding score yet.

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vipMarinLocal
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food has been consistently great with good service!

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CrystalMP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been years since I enjoyed a meal here. I cant believe it fell off my radar for so long.

Service:
- The service was incredible. Attentive and professional without being stuffy, while also being warm like a trusted friend who’s advice you respect. The waiter helped with recommendation and every single one was perfect. Honestly, some of the best I’ve ever experienced and I dine out often.

Food:
- Brilliant! Everything was fresh, beautifully presented, flavorful, exciting, balanced.

Wine:
- The Greek wines were like taking a much needed vacation. Loved them all.

I’m looking forward to returning and already have another reservation booked.

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JohnS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kokkari is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Fabulous Greek food, wonderful ambiance - especially if you are near the large fireplace with various meats roasting, great service, a little expensive but worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter and Thomas were excellent!

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vipsusans
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every bite! Such delicious food - really incredible experience.

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vipSamG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Comfortable elegance.
This is a guaranteed winner regardless of the reason for being there.

Exceptional service.
Terrific bar.
The ambiance is one of my favorites in the City.

The food is superb from appetizer to dessert.
The worst thing about the place is you eventually need to leave.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always, food was excellent however, hostess and server were surly making for a less pleasant experience. People can stay at home to eat - friendly staff contribute to the success of a restaurant.

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viplatam
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience2

I planned my friends birthday dinner here. 4 of us. I told the waitstaff on my reservation and the waiter directly they we had a birthday and that is like to do a little desert with candle to acknowledge the event.

He brought the check without ever allowing us to have dessert. We were pushed out of our table because someone else had a reservation after us. It was so rude and uncomfortable and unprofessional and I it was not at all service oriented. The city is becoming so rude and the dining experience was so low. I would prefer to go to another restaurant after that experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best..by far..Greek Restaurant in USA!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very creative food. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu

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LisainSFBay
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect dining experience. Perfect service, extraordinary food, and a beautiful setting. It’s just a totally reliable can’t-miss place.

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KFSSF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, delicious food and drinks. Can't wait to return.

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garyw
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. Full for lunch. A good reminder of pre-pandemic dining

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Eatsalot
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is everyone's favorite restaurant. My first time back since reopening and did not disappoint. The staff is incredibly efficient, friendly and happy to see you. Food is exquisite, My friend and I shared the greek salad and the lamb souvlaki then followed with the Hot Fudge Sundae -- all perfection.

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GailS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top great SF restaurants. Terrific food, great service,

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vipChase
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to eat out again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Listed on reservation, this was our anniversary dinner. Nothing happened, no acknowledgement. Would be fine, if it wasn’t asked.

Food was ok. High expectations, fell kinda of short.

Had the zucchini cakes , were cold and pre-made . We ordered it and within mins it was at table before other appetizers.

Ribeye asked for med, got med rare. Pretty salty as well.

Roast chicken was pretty typical rotisserie chicken. Shouldn’t be part of the overall menu

Ice cream sundae was pretty typical too.

Overall, ok experience, definitely not coming back. Spent over $200 for ok food and experience.

Wish standards were raised a bit more overall on all areas.

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SheilaP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding grilled octopus and Maroulosalata salad. Tried their lamb riblets for the first time and these were crispy, juicy and delicious. Their Whole Lavraki fish never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Celebrated my wife’s 50th Birthday! Having been to Kokkari before, we were not disappointed at all! Thank you to all the staff that made our evening a very special one! Can’t wait to dine when the spit roasted lamb is in season!
Please let me know in advance and we are there!
Cheers to your great staff and AMAZING cuisine!
Sincerely,
Christian

FAQs

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

Kokkari Estiatorio is rated 4.9 stars by 7108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.