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About Chou Chou Bistro
ChouChou (pronounced "shoo-shoo") strives to bring the spirit of Paris to Forest Hill. The casually elegant bistro showcases rustic Old World cooking with a modern French twist, paired with a thoughtful wine list. Chef Michaels invites you to experience the warm personalized service that is ChouChou. Bon Appetit!
San Francisco, CA 94116
Contemporary French, French
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$30 and under
Dine about town @ $39.95 three courses
every day all night
Chef Michaels and his team will tailor any party to your needs.
As You face the restaurant the parking lot is on your right hand side
Chouchou is less than half a block from the Forest Hill Muni Station. Take Muni Lines L, M or K.
Private Party Facilities:
Sit down and enjoy yourself as our attractive staff work the dimly lit room, maneuvering tables, pushing aside dangling cylindrical lamps, and ensuring that well-heeled locals are having a grand old time.
Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (877) 795-5444
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
TUESDAYS... FREE CORKAGE & No limit, bring all you can drink- champagne, red wine and white wine as well as dessert wines!
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Chou Chou Bistro Ratings and Reviews
My family and I have dined at Chou Chou several times in recent years now. This last occasion we had more interaction with the chef/owner. It would have been great if he had a welcoming and pleasant attitude throughout, however, he seemed to have mixed feelings about us. Being the first patrons of the evening he saw us seated yet ignored us. Later on he came by to take our orders but again wasn't friendly. He also did some serving yet seemed irritated that I intended to share my appetizer and had moved the dish to the middle of the table; thus, upon seeing what I did he spoke not a word but proceeded to hurriedly replace the dish to its original setting. Later on he did wish my husband birthday greetings yet didn't invite any staff to join him. I noticed that he was quite open and jolly to other patrons except if they were a certain race. I find it to be very unprofessional behavior for an establishment's owner.
As for the food, well, as usual it was all right yet not anything extraordinary. The same menu has been around for years now.
This is a great French restaurant. The food is excellent, the service is not rushed and overall the experience is a wonderful comfortable dinner. I especially liked that the tables were not crammed against each other and one could easily have a conversation while eating. I would recommend the escargot, the lamb chops and the Ile flottant.
Stumbled across this restaurant after seeing it in SF Restaurant Week. Thought their prix fix menu was ideal for my husband and I. Such a lovely, quaint, little place. Service was impeccable. Food was superb. Will be back again. AND their prix fix is available every day!
We recently moved from the Washington DC area to SF. Washington has a number of exceptional French restaurants and we have eaten at many of them. Chou Chou blew them away. It was the best French food we have had in quite some time. The parking is easy and the service was great. We will definitely go back. It was a wonderful evening.
We each had the $40 dinner special which included 3 courses. I loved the French onion soup. I was full after the entree but couldn't resist the dessert. Good quality food and ample portions. Excellent choices of wine by the glass. The service was timely but a little brusque. This is a cozy neighborhood spot with yummy food.
Always special! A small, authentic French bistro, the food and ambience are what makes us return for intimate and cared-for dining. Like walking into a Paris neighborhood cafe, you feel like you are back in France. Not easy to find nor park on a busy street, it’s worth it. A reasonable cost choice these days, likely to be around $50+/person, you will feel at home and leave full of memories and good food.
We had dinner at Chou Chou Bistro a few years ago and loved it. Sadly it has gone downhill since them. The entrees were bland and tasteless. The sauces would have been tastier and more fresh had we bought them in a jar from the local Safeway store. Beers were flat and overpriced. Overall, the quality of the food was so lacking, it's unlikely we will return again and we certainly would not recommend it.....at $186.00 for 3, it was just not worth it.
We were excited to try this neighborhood restaurant but sadly we were left rather unimpressed. The service of the staff was amazing and they were very attentive. What fell short was the food. The beef tartar way over seasoned. We could not taste the beef at all, and all we tasted was the mustard. The salmon dish was also not successful. There was way too much dill, and it overpowered the dish completely. The artichoke hearts in the dish seem to have come straight from a can and left untreated or elevated.
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