Kokkari Estiatorio

4.8
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6788 Reviews
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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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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
10 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
4 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!

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vipTheresaL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in San Fran. Came on the recommendation of a friend. Food was perfect, service was warm and friendly but professional and knowledgeable. Very helpful. Everything was fresh and perfectly cooked. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy agradable lugar al que no suele llegarse como turista.
Excelente comida

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vipKatieM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to hail, I believe her name was Alana. She couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. Both of my guests had never been there before so it was a real thrill for them.
Thank you.
Katie

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MJW1
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely ambiance and wonderful food. Always enjoy Kokkari!

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NS17
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Very authentic and makes you feel like you transported to Greece

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the dining experience.

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vipGeoff
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and terrific service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The grilled octopus was out of this world and I’d go back just for that! The Greek salad was under seasoned and the tomatoes were mushy, and we had to send one of the lamb chops back because it was very rare. Greek potatoes and saganaki were definitely impressive with the cheese still sizzling on the skillet, delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was very good. Hostess was very accommodating offering us a choice of seating

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BethR
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, staff knowledgeable on the wine list. Will be dining again

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vipVictorH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in San Francisco for more than two decades!

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DeborahB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kokkari never disappoints! This time they outdid themselves. Not only was the food excellent but the service was incredibly thoughtful with just the right balance of friendliness and distance. A standout was the fresh plump squid stuffed with feta and olives on a bed of watercress. Sublime. The coffee is the best I have tasted in ages - even the decaf. And they brought out a scoop of baklava ice cream with a candle for my friend;s birthday even though we did not order any other desserts.
The decor and atmosphere are of a class and elegance it has become all too hard to find in San Francisco or anywhere else these days.
Kokkari is a wonderful experience whether for lunch or dinner.

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AliceS
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Waiter wasn’t very friendly but the rest of the staff was great. Food is very good and the place is really charming.

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 6788 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.