Kokkari Estiatorio

4.9
6905 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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vipLindaG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening! The food was delicious, prompt and served with care.

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vipRayB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best in the Financial District. Very happy to see they are again serving inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best opinion

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cathleenmo
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The spit lamb for $47 dollars had no flavor and was not tender. A real disappointment and a waste of money.
Underwhelmed and overpriced. Pesty waiter.

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MikeB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Bay Area restaurants and it never disappoints!

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DewayneW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere good service clean highly recommended

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vipnatalia
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorite places on the planet. food is outrageously good. worth every penny

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vipmondongo
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out first restaurant dining in more than a year. Absolutely delicious and flawless. Fine and cozy dining as it should be!

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RubenO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall a super meal, and great experience. Wonderful Service, thoughtful approach. The music was very very very authentic, which was maybe too too real.

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vipLaurenP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal here. By far one of my favorite restaurants in SF.

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vipWillNotRepeat
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, thank you!

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vipDeliaC
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

LOVED THE RESTAURANT AND THE FOOD, THE AMBIANCE IS LOVELY, AND THE PLACE IS LARGE ENOUGH TO HAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE BETWEEN THE TABLES, VERY GOOD SERVICE.
HOWEVER COULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE SERVICE CHARGE OF 20%, LEFT A TIP OF 20%, SO ENDED UP PAYING ALMOST $80 BETWEEN THE EXTRA CHARGE AND TIP.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar y atención la comida es espectacular !!! Volveré sin dudarlo, vale la pena todo lo que se pida y el personal el más atento

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EffieC
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and food at this restaurant!

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vipGregoryF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service here. The menu choices were superb.

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AustinL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can I give 6 stars for Food and 7 stars for Service ? Such a GREAT place to "break the fast" of not eating indoors with friends. And the staff was genuinely eager to have folks back, and made the evening even better than it already would have been from the always excellent food. A totally pleasurable experience !!

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StephenN
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect great service, good recommendations from waiter he was attentive, knowledgeable and best of all the food was fantastic!

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vipMangia
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had such nice lunch celebrating my husband's birthday! It was great to see the restaurant full and getting back to normal. Thank you so much. Holly C Kully

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CathiN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Kokkari's in a very long time, even before the pandemic. I was surprised to see the changes in the City, so you can imagine how please and excited I was that Kokkari's was how I remembered it, warm, inviting, a full bar to start our evening out. The food was excellent as I remembered. Our meal and experience surpassed my expectations, especially considering what a ghost town San Francisco has become.

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Dipan
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We tried a bunch of their appetizers and every one of them were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been here in 10 years and the food and service were just as wonderful as I remember!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love everything here from the crackling fire rotisserie to the wine selection to excellent and fresh Greek cuisine, caring wait staff and the Greek coffee!

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vipReliable
San Francisco
173 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure coming here, and particularly more so after such a long strange year. It was great to see people out having a normal good time. All the food and service were as good as ever.

It is pretty expensive, but if you are concerned about the price note that the entrée portions are generous. Two people can easily split most of them (maybe not the lamb chops, but definitely just about everything else). Get some of the delicious appetizers and vegetables and you have meal that is very reasonably priced. Or simply go for it and be fed like a king and queen.

Was fantastic to be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and never disappoints! Best Greek food in the bay!

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KamillaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Service is so professional and the food is awesome!!

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vipBeckyB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They handle the COVID restrictions very well. It is still my favorite SF restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding

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vipAngelaN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kokkari is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing!

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DolceVita
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and staff are excellent! We have missed Kokkari and it was wonderful to be back with them for our first inside lunch in over a year. It was a special occasion for us in many ways (we have a long standing tradition of doing celebratory lunches at Kokkari around every holiday and special occasion) and the food, staff and ambience made it perfect. I highly recommend it.

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LaurieD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb shank to die for. Excellent attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular service!

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vipFoodieatHeart
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh how I missed being there. So glad to be back and dining indoors. I couldn’t wait to have the smelts, one of the few places to get them. Had the fish, delicious, dessert was yummy as well. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipMoMonki
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Because this has been a very popular restaurant in recent years, we felt lucky to get in even for lunch.
Moussaka & Octopus Salad were delicious & the server was attentive & friendly. The indoor ambiance during the day was as good as at night. Because of the limited capacity, the noise level was non issue.
As long as we’re able to make a reservation without difficulty, we’d be coming back here more often. Once the pandemics becomes under control, I’m sure it’d be a challenge to get a table, though.

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vipScottA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Wasn't as lively as normal since we were there for a mid-week lunch and with the minimal seating covid rules, but the service and food was on point. Love Kokkari.

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LindaR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Well it was weird. I was there with a date for my birthday. We clearly were dressed up as a couple. We were given a table in the hallway to the dining room in the back. We were listening to the clanging of the glasses and silverware because there was the workers station. We we seated with large parties around us. The gentleman who checked us in did little if any to observe us as a couple and put us in a huge table by the station and large parties. I was very disappointed. He should had noticed that and did a better job. This was the 28th of March at 730 p.m. I wasn't impressed with him at all.

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vipMina
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Kokkari has been my favorite restaurant for over ten years now. I was happy to be able to make a reservation once the restaurant cold start operating and taking guests in.

We ordered our usual favorites : grilled octopus and the spreads as an appetizer. The portions have turned significantly smaller (like half what they used to serve). It was the first time in 10 years that our waitress had to write down the orders and did not make any wine parings or mentioned the daily special... It was a completely different experience from the ones we always enjoyed so much. Plus, now the restaurant is now charging 20% the total bill... I am hoping we get a better experience and more food next time .

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luv2eat
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service are always great - which explains why it is hard to get a reservation there!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at Kokkari. Food and service were amazing as always. For our main course, we had the sea bass and rib eye. This is probably the best rib eye in the city. I’m not usually a cooked fish person (particularly whole fish), BUT this sea bass blew me away. It was amazing! James D was our server. He was amazing! Great, smooth service and very personable.

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 6905 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.