Keiko à Nob Hill

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Executive chef Keiko Takahashi, 2010 - 2020 Michelin star awarded.
Please join us for the 2019 Tasting Menu for $165 per person, by using 'the finest' food material such as seasonal top end Tsukiji market fish, A5 Wagyu Beef.
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.

*On 2/14 & 2/15, The special menu will be $195 per person

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Osaka
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

ナパバレーのワイナリーを巡った後に寄せていただきました。タンニンで疲れた胃に和の食材とフランスワインが優しく、美味しく。そして、雰囲気サービスともに大変よかったです。また訪問したいお店です。

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way. Lovely ambience, we were seated in a corner of the deep-coral colored room which only holds 4 tables. Quiet unobtrusive & impeccable service without any pretension. Every course exquisite & delicate with marvelous combinations of flavors. I felt that $165 pp for 9 courses of this quality was very reasonable. Dinner was a relaxed 2.5 hrs, with each course coming quite promptly (unlike those terrible places where you have to wait ages btw courses!) Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicate

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place! Fair price for quality food!

o
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Secluded, tiny restaurant. White cloth service at a Japanese place was a first. Extremely high quality food, probably deserves 2 Michelin stars.

HW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, totally deserving the Michelin star they have consistently received.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is very good and high quality. However the ambiance is a little claustrophobic and feels like you are in a basement with no windows. The locale had only 6 tables and one seating per night so it is very intimate. They do not enforce their dress code and there are people who were dressed very casually while others were dressed up. I recommend trying once but likely will not be revisiting.

R
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Beautiful Japanese fused French cuisine. Excellent ambient. The owner mentioned they are thinking of retiring in 2 years. So we are planning to come back a few more times before they sell the restaurant.

C
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keiko is easily one of the 10 best restaurants in San Francisco, and possibly in the top 5. Ingredients of the highest quality, prepared and cooked perfectly, in a peaceful setting. Service is excellent; attentive without being intrusive. Menu changes every few months.

A dining must in San Francisco!

h
Tokyo
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

日本人にとって、味覚、香り、雰囲気、サービス、全てでこれ以上にはない体験ができます。
私は、SFに訪れるたびに(3ヶ月おきですが)ここを訪れますが、他ではあり得ない素晴らしい感動が得られます。

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So impressed by this husband and wife duo. Go now before they retire!

M
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for dinner on Saturday night at this exquisite Japanese/French fusion restaurant owned and operated by an amazing couple. The wife is the chef who put out some very delicate and complex dishes while the husband is a sommelier who was previously a wine maker. The combination of flavors, the presentation, and the hospitality were outstanding. We opted for the Grand Wine Pairing and tried a variety of Sake, French & American wines - including a Cabernet made by the owner. Overall, we really loved that the experience was simple and elegant, not stuffy or over the top. We highly recommend giving them a try, it was well worth it!

HL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keiko at Nob Hill is a culinary gem. Chef Keiko combines classic french with traditional Japanese cuisines. Each dish is creatively composed, savory, and truly extraordinary. I live in the neighborhood and have been a customer for just under a decade. My family and I have never been disappointed. On the contrary, each time we have dinner at Keiko, the meal exceeds our expectations.

t
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The complete package. Great for a romantic dinner or quiet conversation with friends enjoying a great evening.

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Service is extremely slow. Over three hours to serve all the courses. Long delay between courses

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just simply amazing!

MT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, posh, and cozy the restaurant displays a chic ambiance with dimmed lighting to set the stage. Each group is greeted and seated with courtesy and promptness. The meal commences at 7:00 and does not disappoint. The tasting menu is a truly an experience of all senses. From the first bite of sea urchin which is served in a champagne glass to the imported Waygu beef which melts in your mouth the chef displays her culinary expertise in taste, flavor, and presentation. To top off the night the sublime caramelized pear is a treat truly divine. I highly recommend this restaurant for all special occasions.

DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection as always. Keiko is so inventive and amazing!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary

KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both Chefs are amazing ! Thank you, Miss K and Mr. K.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pefect dinner for my last night in San Francisco with my mother and sister. Every thing was perfect. Thanks Ms. Keiko-san.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently an exceptional meal with exceptional service. Just outstanding

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Produits magnifiques, bien cuisinés, service aimable et efficace. Déco de la salle à rafraîchir...

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b
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, small comfortable dining room on the second floor of a small residential building. Beer and wine only with a nice, but small wine selection. Interestingly, there was only one choice for Sake at $385/bottle and close to $40/glass.
The service is well orchestrated with each table served one after another by the small staff. The 10 course menu was beautifully presented with premium ingredients, many of them directly from Japan such as Satsuma A5 Wagyu beef and Kokkaido premium uni to name a few. While not inexpensive at $165 pp, the quality and uniqueness of the ingredients certainly offer great value.
Bottom line: the food was unique and delicious, the service beautifully paced.

d
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely elegant but not stuffy service. Food superb sublime

e
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. High quality ingredients combined in perfect harmony.

KT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was creative and interesting. Service was attentive, but too slow. The biggest flaw was the wine list - very limited and extremely overpriced, with very few selections by the glass.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and cozy romantic ambience. My first visit to Keiko was 3 yrs ago and since then I’ve dined at many Michelin starred / high-caliber restaurants, and this visit lived up to my expectations. We came on a Friday night and there were 2 other couples dining. We had 3 waiters waiting on 3 tables so service was very attentive. Loved the seafood focused menu with fish flown in from Japan and other high quality ingredients like Hokkaido uni, Golden Ostera caviar, lobster, and A5 wagyu. Given the quality of ingredients and level of technique, $165 per person is very reasonable. The portions may look small at first, but you’ll end dinner full. I was slowing down after the 6th course (10 total) and ended up taking the last dessert course (little chocolates and candies) to-go to enjoy the next day.

We opted for wine by the glass, but another couple did a wine pairing and overhearing the Sommelier talk to them about the wines made us really want to come back for a wine pairing. He clearly was very enthusiastic and cares very deeply for what he does. The stories we overheard about the wines he selected made we wish we were tasting them too!

Keiko Nob Hill is a lovely hidden gem and wonderful for special occasions or special date nights

N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food! The fresh market fish and beef courses were top 5 best foods I’ve ever eaten ever.

g
Hawaii
102 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keiko's is the best set menu I have ever had! Fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic sommelier...awesome!

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our recent experience at Keiko a Nob Hill was fantastic! The dining area was super intimate, and the service was personable and attentive. The food was fresh and inventive, and I loved the fusion between Japanese and French. Would highly recommend for a date night or other intimate event!

SS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was superb! Wine pairing was perfect! Overall, it was a very enjoyable evening!

SG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, and the service was excellent. You should definitely experience this restaurant. The A5 Waygu was amazing as were all of the other courses.

D
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, the food, and the ambience make Keiko one of the best dining experiences in San Francisco and beyond.

OT
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal, amazing service and great wine.

H
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was great, but the service was very bad . I did not want to give them tips. But they just took 130$ from my Visa card as“ tips” service fee without my permission. I am very upset . I am not American I believe if I don't give tips is legally. Are they legal took my money as tips from my account without permission?? I want to make a complain. They keep the water in the back and refill the water open 4 bottle of water we didn't realise they charge 8.5$ per bottle. I feel scammed. And the desert they ask us tea or coffee they did not mention about the price. I have been in few times fine dining coffee tea was for free. Here they charge for 9$ a coffee . I feel scammed. Water and coffee tea bill is 68$. And they charge the service fee 131$. I have been fine dining I never seen u have to pay 130$ service fee and the service is don't even tell you the tea is 9$ per cup and the water is 8.5$ per bottle and unknown refill. Very disappointed.
这家餐厅 我是绝对不会推荐给朋友去尝试, 他们的服务非常差 我也去过不少这一类的餐厅 这家做的最差。 第一他们是强行收取“服务费” 我的是四个人桌子他们的服务费收了131$ 我不知道 受得什么服务。 而且 他们开了水 每一瓶是8.5$ 美金 他们会偷偷放一边 是不是给你倒一点 后来账单说我们喝了4瓶 每瓶大概1L 合理吗? 从来不告诉你喝水要8.5$. 到了咖啡茶 他们是用茶包9$ 一杯, 咖啡8$一杯 从来不告诉你价钱。然后那个“服务费” 是强行收的 他们还说不是小费。 他们后来还email给我 要我删除这个差评, 但是我有言论自由 而且 我没少给1分钱。 希望同胞们去这个餐厅要小心一点。我在澳洲也吃过不少fine dining 这家餐厅不知道怎么被选上米其林的 太失望了。 言论纯属个人意见 谢谢

M
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We were very upset at the way they handled water refill. We selected sparkling water. Thorough the meal, we never saw our bottle. They kept our bottle in the back, and quickly refilled water when our glasses did not even reach halfway. When we got the bill, they charged us 26$ for 3 bottles of sparkling water (8.5$/ bottle) How the heck do we even know we drank that much?! You could as well put 4-5-6 and we would not be able to verify.
If you were gonna open another bottle, why did you not even have the courtesy to announce or ask your guests?! They are the ones will wind up paying, correct?

Another very ridiculous detail is that: we have been to 3-4 other fine dining restaurants with set menu like this. The other restaurants would come out asking if we'd like tea or coffee with our desserts. And they were all complimentary. This restaurant asked us the same question, and winded up charging 8$ per small cup of mediocre coffee.

At the end, we feel scammed and milked out. My background is hospitality management. For fine-dining setting as such where guests are expected to pay 250$/ person, you should treat them with respect for hope of returned patrons. No guest in this situation would have argued with you at the table when bill comes out. It wasn't the place for us to fret over about how much water we drank that night. That's why we feel like restaurant management did this on purpose. I'm sure they had gotten away with many guests who didn't look at the bill because they want to impress their dates/ business partners... or because they don't want to think about money because they are on vacation...ect. But 26$ for water for a 500$/ meal?
Absolutely ridiculous. This is not an ethical way to do business. Needless to say, we'll never return and advise our circle against picking this restaurant for their culinary adventures.

CY
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is delicious and service is great. The whole place is private and quiet. Prices are a bit high for the food though.

SW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was small anniversary for my wife and me to meet together 30 years ago. Then decided to reserve Keiko a Nob Hill. Overall it is excellent restaurant. Let me share our experience.
Ordered Sampling course with wine pairing (Grand). 1st dish is Smoked Ayu (Sweetfish , Kind of small trout). They served with "Smoke" in the covered plate. Very good aroma. 2nd one is Uni (Sea urchin) with consomme gelee. Creamy and rich taste. 3rd dish is Corn soup. So sweet and creamy. 4th dish is Shinshu Shake (Salmon Tartare) with Yogurt source and green source. The combination is excellent. 5th dish is Scallop with Onion Puree. So-So. 6th dish is Lobster with Sauce Americaine. Very strong taste and rich flavor. Good matching with Chardonnay White wine. 7th dish is Toyosu Market selection. The fish is Suzuki (Kind of Bass. Summer season is good). The bake time is perfect. Some texture with sweetness.
8th dish is main. It was Wagyu. Tender, Juicy and nice charcoal flavor.
After that, Cheese and Dessert. White peach is really nice. My wife and I really enjoyed.
The wine pairing isn't the really great. It is quite reasonable.
Next time, I would like to select some wine.

F
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so fresh, tasty and delicate with a beautiful French flair presentation. Service was excellent and our whole family enjoyed the delicious celebratory dinner for our son. Thank you.