Keiko à Nob Hill
Keiko à Nob Hill boasts a 5,000 bottle vintage wine list and an extensive wine by the glass program as well as superb wine pairing program to compliment your dining experience.
Tuesday - Sunday
Any of dining rooms can be converted to private party use depending of the size of the party.
The biggest: 2 blocks away from the restaurant, Masonic Center on 1111 California st
At over $370 per person including wine pairing, gratuity, and water (without the $45 white truffle shavings) this was the most expensive meal any of my guests has ever had. We all agreed that the food was a wonderful adventure through the fusion of French and Japanese cuisine. The leisurely pace of the meal allowed time for reflection on each course, but at 3 1/2 hours felt tedious through the denouement of cheese course, dessert, and then mignardises.
The superb dining experience at this 1 Star Michelin restaurant is unparalleled. They have only 1 seating per night where all the courses are served at the same time, so you will have to time your visit. The food is obviously delicious, but the atmosphere and the experience is what made it unique. They have a romantic setting to that is great for couples and also host larger groups up to 12 for special events. It's a local get that shouldn't be overlooked. I'd highly recommend it.
Even better than ever. Every course was interesting, beautiful, and delicious. More than enough food. Worth every penny!! What a meal. This is a hidden gem in SF.
Overall food was a hit or miss. Service is great and attentive with a few hiccups here and there. Like mistakenly serving an A5 Wagyu to another guest who doesn't eat meat. Or someone from the back yelling, "NAPKIN!!!" It was funny and made me and boyfriend laugh. Ambience is very nice, calm, and intimate. No dress code because two tables wore jeans and a couple wore hoodies. Gratuity is automatically billed at 18% with the option of giving more. For a $450 dinner (wine pairing not included,) we expected more of mind blowing food and flawless service. It fell a tad short of expectations. For now, we're giving it four stars.
Not worth the price point.
- Smelly water glass and wine glass
- Dessert pastries taste cheap
- Couch a bit uncomfy to sit for 3 hours
- Charged $8 for sparkle water
- Charged $8 for cheap tasting coffee
Uni w/ caviar, A5 Wagyu, foie gras, and overall service were excellent!
First off, the good part. A few dishes of the menu were delicious, such as the desert and the toro-course.
Sadly though, the place is old, dusty and tries to keep up a facade of a 80s high-end restaurant with little to show in return. The foie gras was chewy, as was the wagyu. When we found a hair in the Tsukiji course, the appetite for more was gone. The staff was snobby and acted like they were forced to serve and projected that attitude to their guests.
Will never be back.
We had an absolutely fantastic meal at Keiko. Food was wonderful, the wine pairing was brilliant and the service was exceptional. A very intimate dining experience. I highly recommend
It was fantastic! We love everything ! One thing to note is that they start service at the same time for all the guest in the room. So even if your early you can’t start
Great experience for food tasting, would recommend everyone to try at least once
Great experience with impeccable and friendly service. It’s definitely a special occasion place and expensive but the food was outstanding. There is only one seating a night so the dinner is paced well and very relaxing. We enjoyed each and every course. Everything is delicious and beautifully plated/présentes. Parking is challenging so consider taking a taxi/uber/lyft or planning in advance where to park. The restaurant is very helpful in suggesting nearby parking garages.
This is my second time in Keikò and I love it!. I would come back again! It’s the food and ambience. Service are great and wine selections are great.
Fantastic birthday dinner!
Special occasion was a promotion to new role. Great experience; staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and very professional.
Presentation was excellent but value was disappointing. One small slice of waygu was ridiculous for the price.
We had high expectations for this restaurant. However, we were very disappointed with food and service. This is a very small restaurant. Everyone started at 7:00 pm. You don’t get a particular server. They provided 10 course prefix menu. Only three of the courses (uni, foie gras, and wagyu beef dishes) were good. The rest of the courses were just okay. They served you at the restaurant’s own pace which means waiting for everyone to finishing then starting the next course. Wine menu was very limited as well. Average over &300 per person - $165 plus wine and tips. If we paid that kind of money, I expected everything to be perfect. We should served at the customer’s own pace. Since there was no appointed server, service was fair. If you want high dining experience, do not go there. Horrible experience. You had to wait a long time for the next course and you didn’t feel hungry anymore. They added too much foam/foam to some of dishes they served. Overwhelming and totally destroyed the original taste of the protein. Sometimes Less is good. The worst prefix meal I ever had. I want my money back!!!
Amazing, best place in San Francisco worth every dollar.
Over all it was good. Great ingredients but uninspiring culinary experience. Serive was nice but not very professional. We did wine pairing but most time wine was pre-poured that we found strange. Worst part was even though I called and told allergy situation, it was not considered AT ALL! Wow, really？
It was a great experience. Great food!
Fantastic good, especially the wagyu! Love everything, excellent service and atmosphere
very special restaurant.............................................................................!
Absolutely amazing place. Wonderful ambience and service. The sommelier was especially knowledgeable and friendly.
We had a wonderful time at Keiko's celebrating my birthday. We had a 10 course meal with wine pairings. The owner acts as the superbly knowledgeable sommelier who introduces each wine selection with interesting anecdotes and information. All the courses were great, and some startlingly unique in the most delightful ways. I cannot say that I ever had a more enjoyable meal, and plan to go there many more times.
Service was excellent. However food taste is average. The peach dessert tasted amazing though, but the rest of dishes were just ok taste wise. The presentation of the dishes are beautiful and looked amazing.
Wonderful experience. Great food, great service ! 5 stars
Great food and excellent service, deserve Michelin 1 star!
Foie Gras was fresh and tasty, unlike those just being fatty at some French restaurants. Wagyu was the best quality I had had in the USA. Those were my favorite two dishes. The rest from the set menu was all fish with expected good flavor and presentation.
They did not use any dairy products in the sauce. That is a good thing for my Asian stomach.
I am a fan now and will return soon.
Food is very impressive ,very fresh and Creative ,
Japanese French food always best choice to eat
When I made the reservation over the phone, the meal was supposed to be 11 courses. We ended up getting 8 courses. Chef was supposed to come out and meet us, no chef showed up.
The money centered wine pairing descriptions turned us off. Beautiful platings.
Wonderful place for special occasions. Food was great except the A5 waygu beef was a bit chewy. The wine selection was just right. You can randomly pick a wine and it will matched the food very well. I recommend this place if you can handle the price.
Perfection. Keiko à Nob Hill is the best restaurant in San Francisco every night it is open. Truly an extraordinary treat.
It was excellent.
Don't know where to start, the service was very bad; we have been seated and left alone for 20 minutes after arriving. When politely asking for certain items and information from the menu we were met with an attitude that does not belong in the service industry. The sommelier was inexperienced and arrogant. He didn't know what wines were paired with each courses. He never brought the wine bottles to the table and when asked, he told us bringing the bottles won't be affecting the taste of the wines. We didn't get the wine pairing until the third course was served and the the pour was barely enough to fill a shot glass; definitely not worth paying 148 dollars for the quality of the wines and the barely there pours. The foods of mixed quality and didn't deliver any culinary experience worth noting. The attitude of the staff was clear: customers are not right and the staff know it all.
We have dined in the best Michelin star restaurants across the globe and this place makes us seriously question the credibility of the Michelin guide. We experienced a better service at the DMV with a better attitude - We are never going back.
Excellent food and wine in understated, elegant, comfortable, friendly, and nicely quiet environment
Always an amazing meal. Each course is delicious and beautifully presented. The Magnifique wine pairing includes rare wines and really enhances the food experience. The restaurant is a little jewel box, and a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.
The meticulous art of each dish was matched by the fusion of subtle flavors - every course was a delight. The reception and service throughout the evening was warm and inviting, and culturally informative. The owner was gracious in spending time with us to explain the origins of the unusual ingredients.
Our only negative was finding a $16 charge for the two single cups of coffee offered at the end of the evening.
Amazing and beautiful food...friendly service...we will definitely go back!
2nd time visiting this restaurant and brought 2 guests from Japan. Everyone was overwhelmed by the food and service. Been to a dozen restaurants on the CNN top 50 lost. Keiko a Nob Hill is right up there with all of them
Will try it again!
Food was outstanding, and the service itself was fine. However, we waited up to 20 minutes between courses, making it a 3 hour 45 minute dinner; way, way too long. Watch out: They will open up a second bottle of sparkling water and refill (and charge you accordingly) without asking if you want another one!