Kokkari Estiatorio

4.9
7213 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating a birthday last night! The food and wine were delicious and our waiter was very helpful on all fronts. We would definitely come back.

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AnuragG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Its a nice restaurant. The service was great.
However, I can't speak much of the food as we ordered vegetarian dishes. All were OK. Everything was fresh and good quality. Just that the taste was not there.
Can't speak of the non-vegetarian menu and food.
It was a good experience overall. I could go again for some good time. But might not go again just for the food.

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susanaloca
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice wine list, food fit for foodies and a perfect place for a drink and tapas at the Bar or a lovely dinner. From casual dinning to a romantic dinner Kokkari Estiatorio fits the bill.

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vipSarahP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding!! Our new go to place in SF!

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NicoleW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was beyond amazing! They have a full bar and are willing to make you any kind of drink you want! Such a lovely place !

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vipjeremyb
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and servcie

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Time here and loved it! Brought my mom for her birthday, plus it was our first time trying Greek Food. Our waitress was wonderful also, very patient and took the time to explain the menu!
Will be coming back for sure.

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Amie
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. The service was excellent and the food delicious. All of our server’s recommendations were fantastic. Especially the desserts and Greek coffee! We will definitely return.

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RamiA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience for the celebration with my family. Thank You

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vipCVBR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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Kat250
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service at Kokkari was alright - servers were nice, but they forgot to give us bread. This wasn't a huge deal but we noticed it. We ordered the saghanaki and kolokithokeftethes for appetizers. Both were delicious! Unfortunately our main courses were not as enjoyable. My husband had the grilled lamb chops and he said they were just ok, definitely not worth the price. I had the makaronia (vegetarian pasta) and it was pretty unremarkable. This place was really hyped up and unfortunately our experience wasn't what we expected.

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vipKimM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a very nice Greek spot in San Francisco. A little pricey for outsiders, but very reasonable for locals. Very delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious experience we had. Reminded me so much of the dining in Athens. From the lamb skewers with tzatziki to the ouzo and baklava. Ambiance and service was some of the best we’ve had in SF.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg. Spectacular food. Silly spectacular. Our waiter was spot on with his recommendations. Wonderful experience

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vipSURI
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Birthday Dinner
The lamb chops was to die for. Great pair with the Greek wine
The coffee is perfect

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SelL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with awesome menu, fresh ingredients, cozy ambience and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in SF! Meatballs will never disappoint!

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MarkI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love Kokkari.. unfortunately we asked to be moved and the table we received was not any better than the first one. Restaurant was very busy, if there is any concern about being in a full restaurant be advised that's what you will find on a Monday!
Food was really good, and I was happy with the wine pairing that was recommended.

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always top-notch. None of my companions had been here before (all out of area) and were immediately impressed.

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SPan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously one of the best restaurants in San Francisco!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with a friend on her birthday. The food and service were top notch, too.

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vipMike
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience from start to finish. Callum was our server and was very attentive to our desire to have a romantic anniversary dinner. The taramasalata, octopus and heirloom tomato salad were wonderful. And the lamb chops and Kokkari potatoes were beautifully prepared. We, of course, enjoyed the galataboutico (sp?) as well. Kokkari rocks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way!

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vipJEnH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place for 20+ years

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vipLisaB
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. Everything was great with exception of Arni Souvlaki which was chewy for the first time. Prices keep climbing from a month ago when we were here, and had risen 30% at that time, which is a turn off.

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jimama
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibe, delicious food and superb service made this first night of vacation with friends a memorable evening.

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vipKris
San Francisco
449 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning after two years it was a wonderful experience: food is superb, cocktails well-made and the service attentive and efficient. My only concern with Kokkari, and one that may not change, is that the restrooms are downstairs, ah well, the inconvenience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!!! Lamb chops were excellent!

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

incredible experience. However, dinner exceeds the time allotment... especially with starters, main, and dessert. No one EVER kicks us out, and the experience is amazing, but I wanted to point out the time limit gets exceeded (I have been to the restaurant 4x since May)

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vipDinningispleasure
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always excellent !

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Eselem01
Mexico City
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cenamos mi hijo y yo, un menú completo de entremeses, ensaladas y platillos de especialidad, ingredientes frescos y las porciones generosas. Acompañamos los alimentos con un excelente vino blanco griego. Muy buena relación calidad precio y buen servicio.

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JG1980
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, wine list and service. Would recommend.

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vipmike
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience1

The tables were aggressively close to one another. For Covid it wasn’t appropriate, but for high end restaurant it was cheap, tacky, made guests uncomfortable and unwanted when the next table arrived to see how awful the table situation was. Honestly it was unacceptable and whoever signed off on it’s judgement should be questioned. Love coming here with big groups, but not suitable for dates.

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Sola
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, nice environment but tables spaced too close for comfort (and privacy).

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PaulM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back since the beginning if the pandemic and they were up to the task. Food is great and the service was even better.

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Mike
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had dinner with my wife after an Opera performance. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Waiter was very cordial but had too many tables to cover to give us adequate service. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I always enjoy Kokkari! I wish I would have requested a table on the perimeter or a booth. It was difficult to have a conversation.

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vipWayne
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The constant breeze coming through to open windows was chilly

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 7213 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.