Mivan Mediterranean Cuisine

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125 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Family owned and operated Greek and Mediterranean restaurant. Consisting of home made goods and friendly environment. The ambiance is crisp, clean, comfortable and decidedly upscale but fortunately, the prices are down to earth and down-right attractive. Mivan also offers a great wine and beer menu.
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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food is always hot, fresh and delicious, They have a bread they bring to the table that is really good. As, if, the great food is not enough, the family who owns it are so warm and friendly. Our food server Vasaul is great. Always, welcomes us with a nice smile, remembers our drinks, food service is done so we feel pampered. Going out to a nice meal with nice people is really what its all about.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Milan, we wanted to get out of our rut but have a healthy meal. We were pleasantly surprised with all aspects of Milan. The food was excellent and so was the service. It is a very homey atmosphere with delicious food and good friendly service. We will definitely return.

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vicky18
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good and fast service but a little knowledge of wine options

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vipdionysus
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience2

It was fine. Nothing more. It was certainly good value compared to places in SF. Ambiance: uninspired and drafty. The food was okay: no complaints, and good portions, but we had nothing memorable. Service was fair at best - despite being empty, the service staff weren't very attentive and were poorly trained. They didn't seem to know anything about intolerances or have suggestions for what was gluten free. When I was invited to taste the wine, the waiter poured the most miniscule amount into the glass; too little to really taste. It was embarrassing - almost like the guy had never opened a bottle before. At the end, we were asked if we'd like to see the dessert menu. We said yes, and the waiter came back with... the check! So we just paid and left.

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Drdelmar
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is wonderful and the staff lovely. It’s a very informal place to eat. I will keep going back.

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vipDavidA
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the meal! Service staff was excellent and attentive!

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AdamH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good an the service was great. I would highly recommend.

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CLJS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very accommodating to our needs. Fish was moist and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering

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Hiprice
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at Mivan Mediterranean Cuisine! Try the Spanokopita!!!

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vipRuby
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Mivan, a Turkish restaurant and were thoroughly pleased. We had the combination entree platter to start, which was a meal in itself. For dinner, we enjoyed the swordfish kebabs w/ rice and salad, and the Moussaka with red wine 🍷 For dessert, we had the tiramisu and baklava. The preparation is 5 star. We will return.

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vipTatiB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The falafels are freshly made and probably some of the best I’ve had along with the three dipping sauces that you can add to taste. The spanakopita where also good. The combo plate and the chicken Shish kabob plate was very good and flavorful. Overall we enjoyed dinning here and would definitely go back.

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vipDCNick78
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small place. Was crowded when I went. The one server did his best. The food was okay. Nothing spectacular but not bad either. I had the beef kabobs with fries and a salad. Not the best Greek place I’ve been to but I’d be willing to go back and try another dish. I found mine to be a tad bland.

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William
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family owned restaurant. Excellent Mediterranean food. Always fresh. Well prepared. We have never had a disappointing meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very few vegan options. They put diary on the babaganoush, seriously! Who does that!?!? The grilled vegetable kebbab was ok. My freind ordered the lamb wrap and it was underseasoned.

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ShaeE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Had the chicken and the Alexander dish. Very quiet. Nice atmosphere!

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Buzz
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, authentic food and very personable and obliging owner.

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vipDiner71
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood gem! Very reasonable, great food and service.

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NataliaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Mediterranean or actually Greek cuisine! Very authentic and gives a home made feel. Very cheap for the quality. Absolutely worth it!

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vipPeteeye
New England
94 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall my sister and I had a nice meal at Mivan. It was quite quiet in the restaurant, so we were able to catch up. The service was attentive and nice. The food was fairly standard Mediterranean fare. Some dishes, like the hummus, were good, while others, like the falafels, Greek salad and bread, were just average. There was a nice selection of vegetarian fare, which we really appreciated.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

love this restaurant we go at least once a month. very close to the house, food always fresh and hot, yummy warm bread and always nice service

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Bread was fantastic along with olive oil garlic spread. Fried zucchini with tzatziki sauce was amazing! My husband had the beef and lamb gyros. I had the swordfish kabobs. Both were fantastic. The rice and salad even were delicious. We got the baklava and tiramisu to go and that didnt disappoint either. Smaller portions, but still an amazing value for really delicious food. Highly recommend!

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KevinK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a group of 9 with two kids. Nice cozy place that’s nice but also casual. Loved that it was on the quiet side so we could enjoy conversation as a group. We loved it all and would highly recommend. Lamb was delicious.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

consistently great food. Everything so fresh and complimentary great warm bread.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our neighborhood gem. Food is always fresh and consistent. Family owned and operated. Very nice people. I am new at posting pictures but if they show you will see our delicious dinner. Very reasonable too

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vipCasey
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. A+++

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vipMangia
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Authentic Greek food. Chicken kebab and baklava was excellent.

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vipFPainter
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Mivan is cozy and the food is great. The service was impeccable. We highly recommend it.

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RoxanneY
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very accommodating. Delicious food options. Family friendly. Very down to earth. We had a big group and they quickly moved some tables and got us right in!

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AnnetteB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I took my mom here for Mother’s Day. Everything was very nice, but it is a small restaurant with a small staff. The restaurant was full and the staff was a little slow because of this.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good family owned restaurant. Warm bread and dipping sauce provided. Most plates include a green salad. Simply good food at a great price

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vipEric
San Francisco
197 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've been to Mivan several times and love it each time. It's a comfortable 'joint', which is relaxing, good service and very good food. It's a go-to in Burlingame for an everyday dinner spot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice, quiet atmosphere; excellent food; kind servers. We met an out-of-town cousin for dinner after work and Mivan was the perfect setting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I was really looking forward to the meal. I love Mediterranean food. But I was very disappointed. Not a lot of flavor in anything that I had. Won’t be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mivan is a local treasure, a family-owned Mediterranean eatery with a delicious menu. I highly recommend the Lamb Kavurma, the salmon, and there chicken kebabs.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

always freshly prepared meals. nice family owned business. its our go to place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food. The lamb chops were very tender and the kabobs were excellent. Small and cozy place.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

this is our go too restaurant. Food is always fresh, like home cooking except way better I am not doing the work. chicken kebab, kofta, salad, rice, warm bread, so yummy and still so reasonable. we love the family and have been coming here since they opened

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Low key, but quaint ambiance, excellent service, and clean, unmuddied tastes for a very good meal. My husband had the combo meat plate and I had the Lamb Saute. We enjoyed both, but especially the rice, oddly enough. It was very flavorful and went with our dishes very well. We were there early on a Sunday afternoon after an afternoon Symphony matinee and will come back. Broadway Avenue comes through again!

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vipLydiaW
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food is delicious! Salads would be better with other kinds of lettuce besides iceberg - but all tasted fantastic!!

FAQs

Mivan Mediterranean Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 342-9944.

Mivan Mediterranean Cuisine is rated 4 stars by 125 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.