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About Kokkari Estiatorio
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.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm -11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar Menu: Monday - Friday: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking ($8) evenings from 5:00pm
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kokkari Estiatorio Ratings and Reviews
It was my husband’s birthday and the dinner and ambience was amazing. Definitely get the grilled octopus and any lamb dish is amazing. When I made the reservation on Open Table I made a comment that it was for a birthday and when we received our dessert they remembered and wrote happy birthday on the plate, it was so thoughtful. The staff was super attentive, definitely have to go back again.
Amazing. I really loved everything we tried.
They have many vegetarian appetizers and just one main course vegetarian, but you can't go wrong just ordering a few appetizers if you are vegetarian as I am.
It seems to be a place to eat great lamp chops. My husband is a picky eater and he loved the one he tried.
Always outstanding in every way. There was an initial glitch because the people at our table weren't leaving, so they seated us at a different table. But as soon as "our" table was ready... everything was fabulous. Great server, great food, great service. No negatives. plus - Yum!!!!
Kokkari never disappoints. Have been coming to this gem for many years. It is our go-to destination for special occasions thanks to the wonderful service and always delicious food. The appetizers are always great, especially the beans, the zucchini cakes, the meatballs, and the various mediterranean dips. The lamb special is gigantic but tasty and the whole fish options are always among our favorites. Will keep coming back, when we are luck enough to get a reservation!
I was taken out to lunch for my birthday. The two of us shared two appetizers, a salad and one main dish. It was plenty of food.
The service was less than attentive. There were two times when our dishes were basically thrown on the table with no acknowledgement of us at all.
The food was average, the prices were not! Our best dish of the day was the Jerusalem artichokes that we’re sautéed with preserved lemon and bacon bits. We had the prawn appetizer. The prawns were tasteless.
For our main dish we had a whole fish, a bream which was a bit dried out. Dessert of fresh fruit and coffee was good.
I will not be returning.
I took my wife to Kokkari E. to celebrate her Birthday. I had previously made reservations and requested a quiet table by the window. We were greeted warmly upon checking in, barely waited to be seated and to my surprise, we got seated at the table I requested! (rarely honored by restaurants). Our server, AnnaRose was excellent: attentive, knowledgeable, cool and gave great recco's. My wife and I had appetizers (dip, smelts, veggies) and split the always marvelous lamb chops with cauliflower in bechamel as a side dish. We were too full for dessert, but they brought us a sample of their tasty greek yogurt with caramelized walnuts and honey as a BDay token, which was icing on top of an already wonderful dining experience. Timing of food delivery was perfect and my wife and I were both impressed and very happy. Strongly recommend it!
Took my wife for her birthday. We arrived an hour earlier than our reservation due to lack of traffic and a desire to sit at the bar for a cocktail prior to sitting down at our table. But when we arrived they offered to seat us directly.
The service was engaging and professional. The ambiance was romantic and warm. The food was elegantly rustic, and the overall experience was relaxed, yet sophisticated . We truly had a delightful experience.
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