Kokkari Estiatorio

4.9
6950 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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4.9based on recent ratings
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vipLeslieC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful - love the ambiance food is terrific.

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vipglabrucherie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another terrific meal at Kokkari. Service was as top notch as we remember and each of the dishes were superb! You simply cannot miss here!

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kenny
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Kokkari for quite a few years and we are so glad they are now open. Our waiter was wonderful and truly made our night special

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LauraP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was good. But I think the 20% surcharge where 0% went to tip is a bit much. We won’t be back until they lower that to no more than 10% or remove it. It’s already pricey. We understand about COVID but 20% plus tipping a reasonable amount is too much.

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vipMarivicT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The server for got about us and missed one of our appetizer orders.

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vipMoMonki
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Greek Salad was just that - tomatoes & cucumbers with some extra bits - which was very boring & almost bland. The tomatoes didn’t have any taste to speak of. Arugula Salad with roasted strawberries fared better with an enormous amount of arugula. Lamb Meatballs was fine with tons of sauce over it. Appetizer prawns was the best with lots of flavors. We liked the bread with tasty olive oil.
Overall the lunch was a bust, save for decent wine.
Since we’ve been going to the restaurant on & off for many years, I’d try it a few more times. But I’m not sure it should be rated as one of the top restaurants in SF any more.

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vipAnne
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is always lovely and the service impeccable.

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vipMattG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to place for amazing food and service. Great to be back after COVID!

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SandraS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek food in SF! There isn't one dish that's disappointing! you'll need advanced reservations.

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Wizard
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Kokkari for years, never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give them 6 out of 5 stars, I would. Best appetizers and cocktails from top to bottom!

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JaneD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, open windows and not crowded. Attentive and friendly service. Food and drinks were outstanding. Happy to be back after 1 1/2 years!

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KirbyR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kokkari was a very pleasant dining experience from the moment we entered until we left. The server was excellent and help us pair very good wine with our meal.

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DavidD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Looking to dine in a casual adult atmosphere with an outstanding cuisine, Kokkari Estiatorio is it...the trifecta!

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vipMarkG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, we love it.
Excellent food, excellent service.

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vipMelissaL
London
55 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

This place needs a refresh!

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RamiF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great food and great ambience.

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PhaedraG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kokkari never disappoints. My friends and I had a fabulous meal. Every thing on the menu is tasty and delicious!! Service is excellent as well. I always want to come back sooner than later!

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CharlotteC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Camilo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food at kokkari like always was delicious. We enjoyed the artichokes, lamb chops. However, the grilled fish could have had more flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food , nice atmosphere, great service . The Greek salad And sea bass were delicious .
Was pricey but worth it for a special occassio

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Gwoman
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!

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vipElla
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting kokkari and we will b enact.
We tried all appetizers. The octopus was our favorite.

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AmyK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, consistency, service, ambiance

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Spiker
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always warm & inviting. This time we were seated in “the back” & enjoyed the ambiance. Waiter was a charming efficient veteran. Did a fine job describing the food & info regarding wines. Very difficult to get reservations but worth the repeated tries

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MarthaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitperson was fabulous and the food, as always, never disappoints.

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DennisP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food but very expensive. The place was not full yet we had a table across from the server station.

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StaceyM
San Joaquin
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Thank you for the fantastic, memorable evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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WalterM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LAw school group reunion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and authentic to Greek but done upscale!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There was a 20% charge added to the bill that wasn’t explained so at the end of the night we added a 30% tip. Even during these times 50% gratuity is a bit excessive no? It felt sneaky that one one informed us of the added charge.

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vipJimS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back...food/service up to usual high standard...

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annh
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb in every way!

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vipKuroneko
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few fine dining places open right now during the pandemic, and we are so grateful we got to try out this wonderful restaurant! Food was tasty, friendly service and the ambiance was nice. Thank you!

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DeniseL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is fantastic every time! Creative, different in a beautiful European setting.

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vipChristineL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant never disappoints. Everything was delicious, especially the Octopus and Lamb special.

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vipTEDIS
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience; food was very good (zucchini cakes were especially tasty and we enjoyed both entrees...grilled fish and lamb special). Very knowledgeable and professional waiter and we had a very positive interaction with the maitre d.

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vipMARYT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always!

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 6950 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.