Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. San Francisco Bay Area
  4. San Francisco
  5. Financial District / Embarcadero

Kokkari Estiatorio

4.9
4.9
7933 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 186 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

Popular dishes

What 7,933 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Mediterranean

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked

  • San Francisco

    Best Food

  • San Francisco

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & excellent service.
  2. S

    Shafer

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service impeccable!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always
  4. d

    donjigweed

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best restaurant in SF. Decor and ambiance are top notch. Service is always excellent. And the food is so consistently amazing. The aginares, garides, gigantes, and soutsoukakia are favorites that are difficult to pass up any time we go. Any fish they serve is outstanding, but of course the arnisia paidakia or kokinisto are signature favorites. And they have Tokaji for dessert!
  5. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an anniversary dinner and it was exceptional! We’ve dined at Kokkari previously and our anniversary dinner met and exceeded our expectations. Reservations were on time, food and service was excellent. We shall return!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  7. P

    Paul

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    For the money we expected more. The ambience was lovely, but the food was quite average.
  8. TS

    Table4Six

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably one of the best meals I’ve had. Been here a few times but it’s been a few years. It did not disappoint. Must haves. Pita and hummus, grilled octopus and anything lamb.
  9. c

    chas

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants always delivers with excellent service, ambience, and food
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. Friendly bartenders.
  11. MF

    MaraF

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cooking - every dish was perfectly prepared. Great ambiance. One of my favorite spots for special a night out.
  12. SF

    SanFranciscofoodlover

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robin was our server who took excellent care of us, guiding us through the menu and our dining experience. Food was wonderful, atmosphere was warm & inviting and overall experience was fabulous. Such a great spot for wonderful food, great service and a great experience, thank you - look forward to coming again!
  13. T

    Tubby

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    ok food not my taste in terms of spice used preferred Ornos better maybe worth another try
  14. E

    Ekaterina

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and very delicious food, outstanding service! Will definitely come back!
  15. d

    david

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a spit roasted pork chop with crispy pork belly. It was definitely my favorite meal that I have at restaurant. Actually one of my favorite dishes ever.
  16. k

    kemeva

    San Francisco

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great server! He was so nice and personable and very attentive. We loved the calamari, halibut and the baklava was amazing!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place !! Delivers every time !
  18. v

    veti

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Cybele was phenomenal and was very attentive. The food was delicious and well balanced. we had the persimmon salad and the duck special. For a pricy place, Kokkari is very worth it and goes over and beyond to create a fantastic experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Not as good as it used to be.
  20. L

    Lala

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kokkari is wonderful for special occasions. The food is fantastic, service attentive, and ambience warm and inviting. It’s such a treat!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dinner here. When we return, we might try to bring a larger group so we can share and try more of the things on the menu. Kokkari elevates simple and very familiar Greek recipes by executing them beautifully. The wine list is also very well-conceived. If you order Napa Cab from this list, you are committing dining malpractice. Take advantage of the lesser-known Greek selections on the list. And in an era where the restaurant industry has struggled to keep front-of-the-house talent, Kokkari's service is extremely professional, attentive and well-versed in the menu selections. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
  22. DS

    DebS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just lovely. Ambiance service food exceptional
  23. m

    marinb

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    So cozy and yummy food! I would pick the for any special occasion.
  24. L

    Lakshmi

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Living in the Bay Area with access to the best produce and farms, I expect expensive restaurants to reflect the quality of what’s available around. Food was very disappointing. The appetizers arrived within a few mins of ordering, lamb riblet’s were at room temperature - I’m assuming they were pre-prepared which is not what you’d expect at such a restaurant. The entrée, lamb chops were cooked well but they were served only with two pieces of potatoes, so we added a salad to bring some freshness to the plate. Unfortunately the lettuce salad was drenched in a sea of feta, almost unpalatable in its soggy saltiness. Expected more, sorry!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience, friendly and accommodating staff, knowledgeable and caring. 110% I would return for any occasion. Let’s start with the entry. Rustic doors make you feel like you’re walking into someplace special. The hostess and host immediately greeted us with smiles and even though we arrived 20 minutes early, they worked to get us seated as quickly as possible. We are three larger people and we had requested a table to accommodate us. The host graciously pulled out the table to allow us to slide in our seats easily. Our waiter greeted us with smiles and knew what he was doing. He walked us through the menu without us even having to ask and wished us a happy birthday. He answered any questions we had and my sister took his suggestion of the lamb for dinner and we split the apple cobbler special - both were fantastic. I have to say my bother in law and I enjoyed our dry aged rib eye steaks immensely. I would recommend not filling up on appetizers as this thing is a BEAST. But if you do try the appetizers. I recommend the cucumber cakes and the brussel sprouts.I wished I could have tried so many others. Not on the menu was the special pomegranate salad - light, refreshing, and filling. Thank you to the entire staff for making our first experience an amazing one. I will be back!
  26. TA

    TeriA

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food. Very friendly and welcoming staff.
  27. d

    debbiej

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. We enjoyed the high top in the wondow by the bar.
  28. t

    theodz17

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was an excellent choice for a birthday celebration and for any occasion or event. Our server Todd was outstanding, engaging, knowledgeable and very respectful.
  29. JR

    JessicaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited Kokkari last week for a business lunch and had an amazing dining experience. The food and service were impeccable as usual. This was not my first visit to Kokkari, but by far the most memorable. We deferred to our server, Todd, for wine and food recommendations and he curated the most delightful three course lunch. Todd's service was exceptional, very fluid and not overbearing. I look forward to my next visit and will be sure to ask for Todd.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service!! Our server was A plus.
  31. J

    Jazzyman32

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we had in SF! Went for my birthday and what made it extra special was our server, Moises. He was super sweet, made great recommendations, checked up on us the perfect amount of times, and just overall gave off great energy! We loved our conversations with him. While food and ambiance is very important, service is what makes a place memorable. The food was fantastic (we had the octopus, saghnaki, sea bass and Greek donuts). Everything was delicious!! The place was packed on a Monday night. We were impressed and HIGHLY recommend!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the appetizers and the dessert were my favorite parts of the meal. A bit pricey, but definitely great quality food, and excellent service
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Service was great as well. Highly recommend
  34. J

    Julia

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!!!! Highly recomended!
  35. V

    Vicky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, server was knowledgeable about food and wine. All the food was glorious- the lamb chops outstanding, moussaka delicious and filling. Loved the taramosalata and fried smelt for appetizers, and yogurt granita and doughnuts for dessert. Plus the Greek coffee to finish. It was a perfect meal and we were full the whole day! Great place for a special occasion meal or business lunch.
  36. DS

    DinaS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday amazing experience delicious food!!!!
  37. e

    ehenry7

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal, wonderful service, great wine list. A must!
  38. JH

    JudithH

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful go to restaurant. Everything about our dinner was fabulous Kokkhari is a very special place and we feel this way ever time we dine there
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic meal and excellent service. The saghanaki and octopus were amazing. Would definitely dine here again
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole experience was amazing. Some of the best food we’ve ever had. Service was great! Very comfortable set up where our table was located. Would highly recommend!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

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 7933 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 186 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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo