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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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (105)
Authentic (104)
Fit for Foodies (104)
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Good for a Date (95)
Good for Anniversaries (92)
Business Meals (75)
Romantic (70)
Good for Birthdays (67)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Great for Lunch (53)
Good for Groups (52)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Cozy (51)
Worth the Drive (45)
Notable Wine List (42)
Hot Spot (40)
Fun (31)
Bar Seating (28)
Healthy (26)
Comfort Food (23)
Local Ingredients (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
People Watching (19)
Seasonal (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Casual (13)
Tapas (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Organic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

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 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food was good. We asked to substitute spinach with potatoes but didn't happen. The seats in the hallway were extremely uncomfortable and bouncy! The Motel 6 mattress should be better than that. The seats just reined the dinner. The only best past was the great hostess. It is a lovely Resturant too bad the Management does not repair the problem.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Consistent quality and value in pleasant environment

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Superb Greek food and service. One of the best restaurants I have been to and the bet Greek restaurant outside Greece.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Kokkari never fails to please! One of our favorite restaurants - wonderful food, service and ambiance. Thank you for a great birthday dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was a birthday celebration meal and I could not have asked for a better experience. The food and service were excellent. The Greek cuisine was authentic and delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Todd expertly took care of us! Lamb chops were delightful.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good food & service.
Although I checked several times with hostess, she sat 2 guests arriving separately at 2 tables! I went looking and found my guest who had given her my name! How disappointing for a good restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent food. One of our favorite restaurants in SF.
The sea bass is awesome. The lamb riblets are delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always nice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was a lovely experience. The host was very accommodating and attentive. I was 1/2 hour early and instead of having me wait at the bar for my guest he sat me at a table . Most busy restaurants won’t do that. Dinner service was excellent. Waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent as always.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great! Awesome service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Still the best restaurant in the city, we had a lamb and it was magnificent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Kokkari never disappoints. The food, service, ambiance all make for a wonderful dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food. Felt like Restaurant was trying to rush us out. Server was inattentive and disengage.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Perfect evening for us and another couple. Cuisine is innovative, perfectly seasoned, interesting. Bronzini grilled to perfection, moist, flavorful, easy to eat. Ribeye is best in the City (largest?). Service is Michelin 3 star, attentive but not intrusive. Ambiance warm and inviting. Perfect location for any occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Awesome, the fish and the moussaka were perfect.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing!! Great service and deliciosa food... lamb chops are definitely the Best i have tried

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (México)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Too $ for what it is
Over rated

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

My Wife Birthday was excellent!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kokkari - it’s my favorite restaurant!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I celebrated my 80th birthday. The food was / wine were excellent. Our waiter was great. I wish I had gotten his name so i could ask for him the next time we have lunch at Kokkari.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was well done for our birthday lunch

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Muy buena comida griega. Ampliamente recomendado. Exelente servicio y las chuletas de borrego. Riquisimas

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Una experiencia única. Sin duda lo repetiría mil veces mas!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food and service are always wonderful! Never a disappointment!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing food. Great service
Very good and fair prices

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The lamp chops were amazing! But we ordered the duck special.. not very good. We actually had to return it. Other than that the greek salad the lamb chops were perfect. And excellent service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

great food, great place.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excelente muy buena atención, la comida muy rica. El personal muy atento

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The best restaurant for everything in San Francisco.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Mala la comida y el mesero prepotente

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is our 3rd time at this restaurant and 2 times now out of three were disappointing. This time we came here for our wedding anniversary and we left restaurant in a bad mood. Great food but horrible and stuck up servers.

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