Orexi

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341 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
An authentic Greek restaurant with a convenient West Portal location, Orexi is a great place for any occasion. Literally translated "Orexi" means appetite, which you will definitely have when you visit us. Our dishes are prepared using fresh and seasonal ingredients, just like our family has done for generations. With a variety of traditional dishes, we now share them with you. We welcome you to join us, and in Greek tradition we wish you, Kali Orexi!
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KW
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The sun shade was not effective and the sun was in our eyes (who were facing the street), so we left a little sooner than planned.
Everything else was very good.

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ES
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I like the authenticity of this restaurant...the noise level is a bit much and the chairs are hard.

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Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fathers Day

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IA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My previous visit, I was not pleased. The food is just OK. The steak was tough and sinewy. Gross neglect in the kitchen. The quality of the food is lacking. THIS visit, I chose what I know to be decent. The cost is still excessive. I may not go back for another six months. BUT, the service was good and Katerina excelled as our waitress.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent! Lamb shank was gamey and flat bread we had very little taste and the crust was dry.
Really wanted to like the place but not worth it at the end of the day, to many other options.

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SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orexi is one of my favorite places in the city. It never disappoints. Great food, fairly priced; attentive staff; good Greek (and California) wines at fair prices, and a comfortable neighborhood ambiance. What's not to like?

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E
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food as previously excellent. Well prepared, tasty and wonderfully presented. Great and good value neighborhood restaurant.

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JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orexi is amazing! Highly recommended. The food and wine are excellent. The hosts make you feel special.

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l
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Made a reservation to order lamb chops that would not empty my wallet like Kokkari. My barber recommended the place and the chops were pretty good. Interior was pretty drab, but the large neighborhood crowd helped make up for it.

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PM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food. Unfortunately, the server or chef forgot about my side order with my meal.

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. We love it @ OREXI.
The yogurt is to die for.

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing Greek food. My fav in the city now

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WS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food always and friendly staff.
Ask for a table away from the door if is on the cold side.
Never been disappointed with my dishes.

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RW
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met friends for dinner at this West Portal staple. Always delicious. Keep coming back.

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KN
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Not up to it's usual excellent fare. The saganaki, spanakopitia, Greek salad and avgolemono soup were very good, although the soup was not hot enough. Things went majorly downhill once the entrees were served. All three of us had the moussaka as we had all ordered it previously and enjoyed it. This time when it was served, the top of the bechamel was black and tasted burnt. Further, the lamb mixture inside was very dry and had trace amounts eggplant and potato. As I dug to the bottom of the dish I could see that there was an unappetizing burned crust. I have had this dish here many times and have never had this experience. None of us finished our entree and when I mentioned the dryness to our waiter he said he would alert the kitchen. We weren't offered any type of compensation for this disaster, and I even wonder if the waiter even told the kitchen about this problem. That is why I am writing this review. I think you could have done better.

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LS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. Only issue is noise level when the place is full. We sat at the door, which is not a nice location but it was the quietest. Great food, expertly prepared and served. Thank you!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Had the lamb shank which was tender but flavorless. Was supposed to be in a red wine sauce but I was at a loss to find. At $30 I found it very over priced.

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TP
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were greeted and taken care of by everyone during our stay beginning when we entered the door until we departed. The meal was excellent and the servings were generous. The atmosphere was relaxing and we had a long easy conversation with little noise on a Thursday evening. My friend had never been to the restaurant and was very complementary of the entire experience and said it was a special evening.

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OT
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orexi is one of those neighborhood gems in San Francisco. Food is always high quality and consistent every time we go there. The sea food is always fresh and very tasty. I always look forward to a good time and delicious food when I book the place. Also if I have friends from out of town I try to recommend.

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OT
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First but not last time dining at Orexi’s. Terrific Meals. Lamb shank and lamb chops were especially good. Katrina was an excellent server. Meets the definition of a wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

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GC
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went to Orexi to celebrate our anniversary. This was our first visit to Orexi & it was beyond our expectations. The food & service was outstanding. We will definitely return & enjoy their Greek cuisine.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orexi was fantastic! Definitely coming here again!

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g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great - very fresh. Wait staff very attentive. Make sure you have reservations.

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, service outstanding!
There is nothing more to say

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A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal - great ambience tasty food outstanding service - highly recommend

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S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday. Wonderful as usual.

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M
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My salmon was delicious, but it was not hot. Best baklava ever!!

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SD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time after recommendation from a stranger - loved it! Will definitely go back and try more. The tzatziki is one of the best I've ever eaten. Great service!

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CK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we have been to Orexi and it just gets better and better. Food is incredible. Ambiance is fantastic. Our server was amazing. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. Absolutely made the evening!

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JF
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This place is in our neighborhood and I can honestly say we do not come here often enough. Great Greek staples are always available and the specials are very worthy. This time was marred by a loud obnoxious idiot from some local church group, but even he could not ruin the food and service.

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No glutenfree options that are vegetarian from the main course (only appetizers/side dishes)

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MB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good, a little pricey but it’s worth it for the quality of the food!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable, great service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

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AM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orexi never ever disappoints! Delish food. Perfect portion size. Spectacular service.

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PJ
San Francisco
294 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Three of us shared the delicious Greek salad, the lamb chops, and the lamb shank. Add a bottle of great Greek red wine and we were over the moon. Get the phyllo "cigars" for dessert.

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SF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but a server was not friendly, no smile.

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C
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The staff was friendly and welcoming. It turned out the one of the servers was from my mother's home town making more enjoyable for my 87 year old mother. The food was tasty, well presented and generous food size.

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Halibut, fried cheese, greek fries, braised greens, 2 deserts, one glass red wine and one mineral water cost over $100 with tip. The fries and greens did not taste fresh, and my friend ate only half of the fish. The desserts were the best of the meal: yogurt with honey was excellent, but cheesecake was rather ordinary. I have eaten at Orexi a few times before, and enjoy the atmosphere. However, based on this meal, I likely will not return.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really Good food, desserts we’re awesome about environmental great

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