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Kokkari Estiatorio, San Francisco, CA
Kokkari Estiatorio, San Francisco, CA
Kokkari Estiatorio, San Francisco, CA
Kokkari Estiatorio, San Francisco, CA
Kokkari Estiatorio, San Francisco, CA
Award-winning

Kokkari Estiatorio

4.8
4.8
8716 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 160 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 981-0983
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • 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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cross street
    Front St.
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is currently unavailable at Kokkari Estiatorio.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,716 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Mediterranean

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked

  • San Francisco

    Best Ambiance

  • San Francisco

    Mediterranean

  • San Francisco

    Most Booked

8,716 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUTSTANDING ALL THE WAY AROUND!!!

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  2. suec

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants! The ambiance is wonderful! The menu is great - I could order almost everything on it. The food is absolutely delicious! Highlights were the zucchini cakes appetizer and special citrus salad.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kokkari is Kokkari! One of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Consistent.

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  4. Luv2Eat

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and extent of menu was wonderful. Service was attentive and prompt. Tables were close to each other, which is not as intimate & romantic as we would have liked! Overall, thumbs up! Opa!

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  5. VincentP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kokkari has been a staple for me for many years...great venue for clients, and for special occasions with friends and family. It never disappoints

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  6. steakloversgirlfriend

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been to Kokkari many times and they have been consistently great for their food and service.

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  7. FrequentFlyer

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food, best service and in a beautiful setting.

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  8. SwissGuy

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always, this is one of the best places in all SF !!

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  9. KyleL

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always one of the best experiences in San Francisco! Wonderful food, service, atmosphere. Looking geared to going back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Great food and staff!!!

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  11. 1SCDiner

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm atmosphere and an interesting and delicious menu. Our server, Anna Rose, was extremely helpful with advice about choices and portions. A thoroughly delightful meal.

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  12. BSinger

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    PERFECTION!!! We brought treasured friends from out of town. It felt like being in a movie with one of those incredible filmed eating scenes. The restaurant is SO beautiful and elegant. The wait staff from the hostess to the seater to the somalier to the water pourer to Mar our fabulous dedicated wait staff person—were all so warm, gracious and professional. The absolute perfect amount of warm interaction but with an understanding that we were there to enjoy the food and each others’ company. The dishes, which we have had many times, never disappoint. The delicious bottle of wine. The citrus salad. The sagannaki. The branding (expertly deboned with no heads or tails upon request), the lamb, the traditional ice cream sundae+ the baklava ice cream and spearmint tea—were all perfection. Ok, I am repeating myself. It was all PERFECT. Go!

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  13. geewhiz

    San Francisco

    170 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Kokkari is a neighborhood gem. I love that they have lots of great small plates, soups and salads. Am less inclined toward the larger dishes when with a group because we all want to try the apps! Service is generally really good though I n this visit they didn’t initially pace out the small dishes we ordered and we got a bit overwhelmed with plates. Probably happened because we came at the end of lunch and the kitchen was beginning to shut down so I get it. Decent selection of wines by the glass and a lot of options by the bottle. They also have a full bar for your cocktail of choice. Atmosphere is truly lovely — warm, inviting and cozy space.

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  14. Steph

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service and gorgeous aesthetic

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Staff was wonderful. Lamb chops superb. I had the pork - a tad on the dry side

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  16. IreneI

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great menu options for every taste.

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  17. SusanG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been over 20 years since I have been to Kokkari. I took my husband last night for his birthday. Let me tell you, it's as good as 20 years ago. Service was impeccable, the food was outstanding, lovely ambiance, and the noise level was decent enough to hold a conversation. I would eat there every week if I could. I highly recommend the Lamb Shank and Halibut. I cant wait to go back again soon🌟

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  18. sactravelingcouple

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, great food, service, and value. Staff was super attentive.

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  19. JohnO

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Greek.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was so excited for this restaurant and it definitely disappointed. The food was bland and not very good.

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  21. CristoO

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service food and wine….. great culinary experience

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a winner! Consistency from the day it opened.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They never fail to deliver. Food was amazing. Service impeccable. The level of hospitality is unmatched in the Bay Area.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific service. Yummy food! Pretty setting. Will return.

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  25. NoName

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was bad. Waitress and bus boys kept rushing us. It felt like a fast-food restaurant, and it degraded the overall experience. Slower eating is healthier eating.

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  26. CarolynW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, never disappoints, great service, beautiful restaurant.

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  27. CarrieM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! We took our daughters for a 17yr birthday celebration and everything was top-notch. Fun & excellent. Food, ambiance and staff are exceptional.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. So fresh and tasty. Also, great service!

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  29. SFfoodie

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    After years of going to Kokkari, we were disappointed for the first time. The lamb shank was overcooked, and the orzo was flavorless and lukewarm. The service was okay from the staff, but we could have done it without the snark from the waiter, Frank, and the manhandling of my checked coat, which was returned wrinkled! The dessert was delicious, and my wine choices were on point (no help was offered).

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  30. Netta

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    James is a lovely, funny, attentive server! Love him!

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  31. LauraH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, everything about our lunch was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

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  32. Lynch

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was a highly professional, exceptional guide. The meal that followed is easily among my top 10 ever. There happened to be a noisy table next to us, but not a big deal. This restaurant is also a beautiful space.

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  33. SteveS

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the decor of this restaurant. Great place for a special business meeting or to celebrate with friends.

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  34. KimbirT

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was outstanding! The special citrus salad was the stuff of legend. Our waiter also let me photo the recipe for their moussaka, which is honestly the best I ever had and I may have to buy their cookbook. The staff is excellent, the wine list is perfect and our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about pairings. It was an absolute treat to be able to go back to Kokkari for a super decadent but all-together healthy lunch.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kyle our server was absolutely amazing and added to the experience!!

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  36. MirrorPond

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Compared to previous visits, The special lamb dish wasn’t very good.

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  37. KathleenM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kokkari is outstanding--from incredible Greek food, impeccable and warm service, and lovely ambiance. We were reminded why we need to keep Kokkari on a consistent rotation. Yum! Shout out to Frank for his exceptional care for our group.

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  38. Virgin

    San Francisco

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No other place like it in SF service manager server and food were the tops

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Big room was way too loud and ribeye was undercooked and way too much carb

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  40. Frank

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very good but too packed! Thanks. Good experience.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

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 8716 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 160 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kokkari Estiatorio

200 Jackson St., San Francisco, CA 94111

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Front St.
  • Neighborhood
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is currently unavailable at Kokkari Estiatorio.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Erik Cosselmon
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 981-0983
  • 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
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