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Chou Chou Bistro

4.3
1971 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French
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Hours of operation
Closed Mondays
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Phone number
(415) 242-0960
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What 1971 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3
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4.1
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EdHsu (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent especially the scallop. I will go back again for sure.

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vipJimC (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Good choice for a casual neighborhood French Bistro. Fish dishes and salads were excellent.

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vipAsianfoodtoluv (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Great local restaurant. Hidden gem. Food is great and they offer great values. Staff always friendly and very attentive. The food reminds you of France without being there. Good selections and many choices to choose from. The onion soup is the best.

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vipIris (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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FogCityDweller (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. We had a wonderful dinner on New Year’s Eve. Excellent service and food. Consistently great.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas lunch with Friends

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

The food, service, and ambiance was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

The luxury of quiet! A charming place where you can carry on a conversation with your tablemates without shouting! A luxury in this town. Also unrushed. We've been twice for lunch. Haven't tried dinner. Plus excellent French Onion Soup.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

Such a lovely neighborhood restaurant

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French
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Hours of operation
Closed Mondays
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Cross street
Laguna Honda
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 242-0960
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Entertainment
Dine about town @ $39.95 three courses
every day all night
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Catering
Chef Michaels and his team will tailor any party to your needs.
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Parking details
As You face the restaurant the parking lot is on your right hand side
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Public transit
Chouchou is less than half a block from the Forest Hill Muni Station. Take Muni Lines L, M or K.
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Executive chef
H. Michaels
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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.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (877) 795-5444
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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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