Kokkari Estiatorio

4.9
7019 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjjll
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply the best.

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vipleila
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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vipAmyC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Kokkari for Father’s Day. What a wonderful dinner. I felt the food and staff were all on point, even during the pandemic. The ‘buzz’ still continues and I’m glad we were able to enjoy it. See you next month ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Kind of expensive. Decent ambiance. Fantastic service. Menu entrees could use some more variety. Appetizers great.

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Dranderson
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal here. Wine list is excellent and server was phenomenal. Would highly recommend the goat stew, whole sea bass fish and lamb chops.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks, yummy food, impeccable service, and amazing atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great birthday meal for our dad. It was a wonderful night.

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vipSteveO
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lunch and we were seated immediately at a table for two in a comfortable large room.
The selections from the menu were so tantalizing it was easy and hard to choose as it all seemed so appetizing....but I know my limitations. We decided to select from the starter courses and realized there are enough tastes within this section to satisfy a whole meal. The waiter was excellent and made us feel as though we could never make a mistake.
Next visit dinner.

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Oaklandish
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and professional service. I’ve never had a dish that wasn’t excellent. The quality of the food is always consistent on each visit.

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wendyr
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

DB
vipDimiB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kokkari never disappoints. It’s a beautiful restaurant with amazing food and outstanding service. It always feels like a special occasion! Service was excellent, food was delicious; from zucchini cakes to avgolemeno soup to a big, beautiful lamb shank and a plate of roast lamb from the rotisserie. Baklava and chocolate cake for our desserts were both delicious and an after dinner drink of scotch or grappa topped it off perfectly. The service was thoughtful, friendly and attentive—and they didn’t rush us out, which we really appreciated. So glad Kokkari is still in business and doing so well—a San Francisco institution.

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viptinac
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and our server was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except for work training which was occurring right behind us during most of our meal. Food and service on point, our seating area was tucked away in the dark during lunch which didn’t add to our experience.

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vipJerseyGirl
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and great service. It’s one of our favorite restaurants in SF. The whole fish (Lavraki) is not to be missed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely look forward to dining there again.

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viparnovision
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. I would live here if I could 😀

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KatC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kokkari is a must when choosing a restaurant in The City. Delicious Greek food, lovely ambiance and comfy chairs! Easy to ask for specific dietary needs. Our server was very good; friendly, helpful and professional. Parking is close by where I made a reservation easily.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fathers day

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SSol
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kokkari is one of my favorite Greek restaurants in SF! Ever since my old boss took us to this restaurant I am hooked on coming back! Every time I take my friends to Kokkari they also enjoy their dining experience. The food, the friendly staff and the ambiance never cease to amaze me. Will be coming back here again and again!

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RossM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and the staff was amazing. Truly a great experience.

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Sharad
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Before getting seated we were told to vacate the table in 90 minutes.
Based on above, they rushed thru our order and brought all 5 appetizers together. Immediately after finishing appetizers they brought our main course.
No concept of spacing meals.
No changing table and our infant boy was not comfortable.
On top of all this the restaurant had a preset 20% gratuity.
While having desert and tea, our server brought the bill!! Of course no fault of his but he was merely doing his job as asked by the restaurant manager.
Been to kokkari several times but in order to make up for lost revenue during close in covid, the restaurant took short cuts.
Overall exp was very disappointing and would recommend parents and others for that matter to avoid this restaurant. There are much better restaurants in SF.

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JohnS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite San Francisco restaurant of any type. Authentic Greek food and a significant number of Greek wines.

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MarkK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, I have never had a bad meal in 20 years@Kokkari!

The food the staff the whole evening was perfect.

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nikm
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last week was our first inside dining at Kokkari since Covid began, We celebrated a great birthday lunch with amazing service and outstanding food.The restaurant continues to be one of the best in the city. We will definitely return soon .

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DeeAych
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We do not get to go here very often, and it can be a challenge to get a reservation sometimes. But OMG! Every time we go we are overwhelmed by the very simple PERFECTION of the meal. Grilled sea bass with asparagus - perfectly cooked - moist with crispy skin! How do they do that? Grilled lamb chops - medium rare and fabulous! Grilled shrimp and garlic appetizer - again - juicy and crispy at once! Amazing! The service by Valerie was attentive without being intrusive. We cannot recommend this place more highly!

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vipfredfredfred
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend the riblets, lemon soup, and lamb skewers. Service exceptional, wine list well thought out.

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Ziva
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great for a celebration. Service was very attentive and helped make a very enjoyable dinner.

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vipDerek
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had anything here that I didn't like. We usually just order a ton of appetizers and drinks to get more variety. The lamb meatballs are my favorite.

DS
vipDaveS
San Francisco
146 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is terrific. Really good, authentic Greek food. Service was the best. Lamb and goat dishes are special and delicious.

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margieh
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the ambiance--it's a wonderful place to go for lunch or dinner and I've been enjoying it with friends, family and coworkers for many years. A little pricey, but definitely worth it.

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vipmarinlark
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The old Kokkari is back! So nice to see the fabulous menu, have the lovely service and enjoy the vibe and buzz of Kokkari again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with cozy ambiance

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tahoe4me
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kokkari never disappoints! Excellent food and amazing service. Highly recommended.

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AnneH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and the restaurant is beautiful. We will definitely go back.

HH
vipHeidiH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good. Our table's lighting behind the host stand and next to the window was not inviting. My husband and I felt separated from the lovely ambiance of the rest of the dining room. The lighting at that particular table was too bright. We did not ask to be moved but perhaps we should have. Our mistake. Overall, a very good dining experience. We have dined here several times and will come again when we visit SF.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

DC
vipDeliaC
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

VERY GOOD FOOD, PERFECT FOR GETTING TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS.

TJ
ThaliaJ
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The atmosphere is beautiful. Being an authentic Greek, I was a little disappointed with the food. Nothing special for the highly overpriced items on the menu. Kolokeptedes were worth it but nothing else.. bread was swerved cold.

I was celebrating my birthday..the total amount we paid for dinner it would’ve been nice if dessert could’ve been complimentary..anyway...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see our favorite restaurant in the City has survived and with the same excellent food and service!

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levenbreechvor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and top not service star to finish. Will return soon. Highly recommend!

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 7019 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.