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.

200 Jackson St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Front St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 981-0983

Website:
http://www.kokkari.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking ($8) evenings from 5:00pm

Executive Chef:
Erik Cosselmon

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

Additional:
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

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4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (100)
Authentic (98)
Fit for Foodies (92)
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Good for Anniversaries (88)
Good for a Date (83)
Romantic (75)
Business Meals (71)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Good for Groups (53)
Great for Lunch (53)
Cozy (47)
Worth the Drive (45)
Notable Wine List (40)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Hot Spot (38)
Local Ingredients (27)
Fun (26)
Healthy (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (23)
Comfort Food (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Seasonal (18)
People Watching (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Casual (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Tapas (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Tasting Menu (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Organic (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Love to go to dinner at this place but need reservations far in advance. The food and service are impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was Excellent, Service was Great, Love this place

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Ontime seating needs to improve at your restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday. Excellent dinner and evening

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent restaurant, superb service, best food in town...

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

My experience at Kokkari was amazing. Not only the food was very tasty but service was amazing. I went there for my birthday dinner and wasn't disappointed at all. I couldn't find one bad thing to say about it. Thanks for a great birthday!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined 7 days ago

Nice food and great service. Wait staff was excellent and very very professional.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Jeff provided outstanding and attentive service. The whole branzino was fantastic, as was the avgolemono. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner very much!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Perfect as always!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The best restaurant ever!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We love this restaurant. It’s always a special experience when we dine there. The food and service are outstanding as is the ambiance. We plan to return again and again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent in every aspect - can't wait to return. It isn't inexpensive, however, but was well worth the price.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

one of the best meals of recent memory. zucchini cakes and lamb chops were superb. very attentive service. we’ll be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Just a fabulous lunch date with my bride of 23 years! We don't get here often from the East Bay but when we do... 😍

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Top 5 dinner I’ve ever had. Need to make this a ritual

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fabulous and flawless
Best table in the restaurant
Best service and outstanding food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Only wish was a table where we could be next to each other.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The service is rock solid and the food is even better if that is possible. The fried cheese!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Friends bday

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Awesome! Best restaurant and waiter in San Francisco.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent restaurant with fine cuisine. One of top restaurants in city.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The staff were friendly and the service was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Our weightier was slow otherwise the food was great as always

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It was a great healthy place to take a business colleague for lunch. The food was delicious and the wait staff was amazing. It was a little loud for good conversation, but not too loud too enjoy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

A always, great food, and great staff....thanks. You are always my "go to" place.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Amazing food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Beautiful place, nice decor, good ambiance, GREAT FOOD!! And most of all GOOD SERVICE!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great recommendations by the waiter. No rush to get out. Noise level was low enough for great conversation. Just perfect.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great experience. Great service. Food was delicious as well as the wine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My all time favorite for good reason. The best lamb chops anywhere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A wonderful place to visit and have a nice meal. Lovely ambiance and great food. A good time was had by all!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The most absolute best restaurant in all of San Francisco. And Peter is probably one of their best waiters to have wait on you Although the variety is extensive and San Francisco I keep coming back to Kokkaris to eat.

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Amazing food - the lamb chops are some of the best that I've had. Grilled Octopus appetizer is scrumptious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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