Kokkari Estiatorio

4.8
7263 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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JohnB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal and wonderful service, really enjoyed ourselves

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT WAS THE BEST. EVERYTHING WAS JUST PERFECT. THE FOOD WAS AS GOOD SD WE HAVE ALWAYS EXPERIENCED. AND WE HAVE DINED HERE MANY TIMES BUT ALWAYS IN THE EVENING. LATE LUNCH MAY NOW BE OUR PREFERENCE. AND THE SERVICE WAS IMPECCABLE.

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vipThereheis
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service has always been phenomenal. The food is excellent. Been coming here for 20 years. Love this place

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DalilaA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service superb, and prices reasonable. Great place to come back to enjoy the Salsa Picante!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the ambiance and service was perfect!

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MaryannH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Kokkari was truly an amazing experience! Hadn't been there in several years and our experience this night brough back memories of the "old San Francisco." AMAZING food, very attentive service, great ambiance, and time well spent with great friends. Can't wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an overall amazing experience. Wonderful food, ambiance, service. Just EVERYTHING. Our waitress Rose Marie was so attentive. Her recommendations were spot on, from hor d'oeuvres to the entrée to the wine to the deserts, it was all amazing. A real find.

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vipDeeDee
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best service and food. We were glad to be able to find a reservation to enjoy a nice dinner.

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nonnon8856
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My table was the end of the room far away from everyone even so many tables were available. It made me so sad because we were there for celebrating birthday. This is discrimination.

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vipMarcelaD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food!!!

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Lala
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything from the appetizers to dessert was tasty and delicious. The staff, including the manager, paid just the right amount of attention to us and were very friendly. Always a positive experience at Kokkari!

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JenniferC
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greek food is not my favorite and yet this is my favorite restaurant. The food is always great, service is attentive and gracious and the atmosphere is old world elegance. Great place for a special occasion meal.

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vipExcellent
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Beautiful building and decor, awesome food and a great friendly staff. Will be going again!

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vipMartinG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Greek/Mediterranean restaurant in SF!

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JanelleR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner ! Service was superb.
Sightings of SF power couples 🙌🏽

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top restaurants in SF. Never disappoints. Food and staff are excellent. I could eat here several times per week (and often do)!

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SandyY
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was excellent- smelts, octopus, and grill fish- were fresh and prepared just like in Athens. It was the service from Ana, our server that made the meal fantastic. Her recommendations on food and beverage and her pacing of the meal allowed us to fully enjoyed our anniversary lunch.

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vipSteve
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've not been able to dine here for a few years, but it was great to be back. Best Octopus in town!

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vipRWDiner
Phoenix
134 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar food, service and ambiance in the heart of San Francisco. The octopus appetizer dish is one of the best we've ever had - sublime! We did grilled fish and lamb skewers for dinner. Ample portions and delicious flavors. Gracious service by our server and all supporting front of the house staff too. And what a lovely setting inside - I felt like we were transported to the Aegean!

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vipredredwine
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Disappointed in service and no mention of our special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. Great food. Lovely ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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KathyG
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted warmly and seated quickly. Nice menu variety, super good food, great service and ambience. Comfy chairs. Will go back and bring friends

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality everything! A memorable night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as well as the service. Our server was Alex. He checked on us without being too overwhelmingly frequent. Had great conversations every time we interacted with him. Our staples there are riblets, heirloom tomatoes, octopus, and lamb chops. Ooh and teg amazing espresso martini, so so delicious. Can’t wait to go back and have an amazing dinner and company.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Beautiful space.

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Rayraymansf
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant my favorite
Service and food is always outstanding

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DenisC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant. Best Greek food in San Francisco, and probably the Bay area.

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TomD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. It is a romantic warming atmosphere with great service, wine and food. Was a great place for our 40th Anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

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LauraD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Meal was very good. Probably the best Greek food ive ever had. The only odd thing was the whole experience felt very rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I notified the Restaurant in advance that we were celebrating a birthday. I called to remind them, and they assured me that it was already in the notes and that they were aware of it. We are our entire dinner and paid the bill without any acknowledgment of celebrating a birthday. Very disappointing. But of course the restaurant is lovely, and the food delicious!

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SummerC
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, the best food we have eaten in San Fran! So wonderful that we are going to book again for Sunday night!!! From start to finish (desserts) it was amazing.

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Kelly
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! Cindy was great about explaining things on the menu and making recommendations as it was our first time dining there. We had an awesome time and can’t wait to come back.

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vipYoli
San Francisco
131 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding good & service! Everything we had is delicious!

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EvansA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we’ve had in a long time. If you’re like us, a long lunch is really a perfect way to spend an afternoon, and we don’t mind paying for it if the experience is worth it. Kokkari is well worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Consistent, amazing every time. Service and food, spot on. Love.

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vipAsifA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently amazing place to relax, dine and have a good time

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vipjjll
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Greek restaurants in the world.
While we now live in NYC area, we try to go to Kokkari each time we visit the Bay Area. Everything is fresh & delicious.

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vipCarlaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is very accommodating

FAQs

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

Kokkari Estiatorio is rated 4.8 stars by 7263 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.