Kokkari Estiatorio

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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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vipEricI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing peach appetizer and whole fish petrale sole.

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Magical
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is impeccable. Food is divine. Ambience is beautiful. Amazing as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todd provided excellent service.

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vipdaceymae
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my husband.

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vipSteveP
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be able to dine at Kokkari again. The food is amazing and we were craving their lamb chops! Service was fantastic as always.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was amazing. It is our favorite restaurant in San Francisco. We will keep coming back❤️

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vipZelda
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason that Kokkari is always rated as one of the best restaurants in SF. We are so glad to see them open again. Everything was perfect, as usual.

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vipDuckieSF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious as always. Hadn’t been since prior to the pandemic- I’ve missed it. I do wish they somehow were able to have outdoor seating- the food is perfect for it.
Our waiter was not the most warm person ever. He came, took our order, and it was brought to us in a timely manner. A robot could have filled in for him. Even with that, I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor dining - was extremely well thought out, safe, and professional. Will be back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled octopus appetizer was tender & delicious.
The heirloom tomato salad with arugula was light, healthy & also delicious.
The riblet appetizer was falling off the bone, and also delicious.
Save room for the Kokkari Sundae desert.
The wait staff was attentive & extremely pleasant while explaining everything in easy-to-understood layman’s terns.

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vipDavidR
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food as always at Kokkari for our first time back to a restaurant in the Covid era.
I was not quite sure how allowing dining indoors would work but all seemed ok. I think that there could have been more spacing between tables, and maybe more windows open for ventilation, but overall they did a good job with the new regulations.
The food was of course, great. Service a bit slow between courses, but not all that bad, really. My only complaint was that the total cost was pretty high, but I sort of expected that. Overall I would have no peroblem recommending Kokkari, one of SF's long-standing culinary highlights!

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vipCourtney
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistently fantastic food. By far my favorite Greek restaurant in SF, and a must if you have never been.

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MarinaO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to be back indoor dining and no better place than Kokkari.
I had planned with friends to come here early in the year but with the shut down made it impossible.
Over the years, I like to go here as a special treat usually with friends as it indeed is a special spot.

The Indoor dining was a very comfortable experience and with the layout at kokkari it worked well with other guests with the acceptable social distance requirements.

Food as always excellent and I went with my usual
Lamb Shank as my main course and it didn’t disappoint. We also enjoyed the taramosalata and the saghanaki (pan fried cheese) and all as good as always...
Next time I need to try something else on the menu but then maybe I will get the lamb shank again....

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience. Seth was our waiter and we really appreciated his attentive and engaging demeanor. Food was spectacular as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I suppose we could have moved, but the party behind us was very loud. Millennials don’t understand the idea of using their “inside voices”.

Excellent food. Strong cocktails. Amazing service.

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drborges
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

awesome place. great service, great food, a little noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner prior to our daughter’s wedding...

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vipmistyaz
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual :)

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vip3rdStone
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best restaurant in San Francisco. Consistently fabulous, great service, and a lively and happy crowd.

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vipWendy
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing! Food was excellent!

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vipJanH
San Francisco
233 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Kokkari and Sunday was no exception. We shared spanokkopita, avgolemono soup and the wonderful Greek salad, followed by the lamb shank and a bottle of red wine. Our meal was topped off with baklava and icecream. Couldn't be beat in our opinion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kataifi ekmek was a delightful dessert.

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RobertG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal with friends. Service and food were excellent.

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vipTlme
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first date since having a baby! They gave us a great table, we had great service and food! They went the extra mile to make it extra special for us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was amazing it’s our go to place for special occasions or really nice dates
The food is amazing the ambience is great

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vipCourtney
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really consistent amazing food - worth every dollar!

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viptookpick
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to dine. Ambience has you wrapped in white table clothes and the true aroma of Greece.

Excellent service and polite employees.

What more would you ever want!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of course this place kills it on every level. I’ve been coming here for special occasions for at least 15 years and it’s consistently amazing. Always try the kataifi dessert if it’s on the menu!!

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Suzannna
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The lamb and octopus were as amazing as my friends described it would be. However, everyone in our party commented that the host was very “snooty.” I think stoic and unfriendly would be better descriptors.

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RudiA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food paired with exceptional service made for a fantastic evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super delicious. I really enjoyed the appetizers. Definitely recommend for a date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food offerings!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great quality creative kale salad loved the octopus chicken was a bit dry great wine selection loved the Greek white wine we had

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
186 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place great food ,service and ambience very well prepared chicken, lamb, beets, and broccoli sides. We will return

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great dining experience at Kokkari. Nice special occasion restaurant.

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vipMangia
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and server were great! Noise level so loud can't hear people talking at the table. We had a special birthday celebration, and we all had a wonderful time. Thank you so much! Holly C. Kully

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LarryS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest dining experiences San Francisco has to offer. Quality of food is exceptional, and service very professional.

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vipDoodles
Miami
97 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, as usual. Valerie couldn’t have been any better as a server. Knowledgeable and sweet and always there when we needed her.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

In spite of arriving 40 minutes before reservation time, they were 10 minutes late in assigning me a table .
Food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was super tasty and I loved the ambiance. I’ll definitely have to go back so I can try more items on the menu!

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 6801 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.