Keiko à Nob Hill

4.6
554 reviews
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Executive chef Keiko Takahashi, 2010 - 2019 Michelin star awarded.
Please join us for the 2018 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.

*Our 2019 special Velentine menu will be $195 per person.
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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

While the food and wine parings were exceptional, the service was marginal at best! Plus with the wall lights set to FULL on there was no ambiance in the room to speak of! The difference in the quality of the food to that of the service made it seem like you were eating, more than dining in a Michelin 1-puff that very well could be TWO if they got the service in line with the food!

Not the great experience I was expecting at a Michelin 1-puff restaurant!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was good, but nothing super amazing. Space felt dated.

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A
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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BR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Variety and presentation were incredible from the beginning to the end. Really intimate space and good service.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. They provide excellent food, service and environment.
The cost range is not for my usual dining budget unfortunately. If you are looking excellent delicious French/Japanese fusion with a formal french course style,
I strongly recommend this place. Thank you very much

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice !! We liked it. Very Japanese way

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J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The entire meal was a fantastic experience, every course interesting and memorable. We ordered the wine pairing, appreciated the enthusiasm and knowledge of the sommelier. This place is pricey but worth a memory-maker meal.

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B
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wir geben zu, wir haben mehr erwartet! Das Menue insgesamt war gut.
Schwachpunkte: weiße Trüffel wurden Angeboten zu einem Gang, durch aus dazu passend, aber leider mit bloßen Fingern auf der Reibe serviert... wo sind die Handschuhe geblieben???
Das Wagyu Rind war sicherlich Sous vide zubereitet, bei der A5 marmorierung benötigt es mindestens noch Röstaromen... schade hier wurde einiges verschenkt.
Und Italienischer Käse in der Französischen Fusionsküche... macht man einfach nicht.

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V
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative cooking which was excellent. Extremely courteous and attentive service.
Will definitely return.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each dish was delicate and superb.

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1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It was so so, the $35 dollar tricholoma matsutake actually turns out to be few pieces of bits.

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z
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

waiter was super rude to my lady guest. dishes were fatty and oily. pairing doesn't make any sense. was michelin I've been to.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I didn’t know what to expect honestly. I was overwhelmed with the entire experience. Staff was amazing. The courses were well executed and divine.
The $21.00 bottles of sparkling water are my only negative observation.

I had an embarrassing issue with a frozen credit card, and the staff was surprisingly helpful and understanding in assisting me.

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I took my husband there for his birthday. We had never been there before, and I was very excited to celebrate his special day there. However, it was a rather disappointing dining experience in regards to both food and service.

Food: Average, if not quite disappointing, for a Michelin one-star restaurant. The best dishes were A5 Wagyu steak and uni. The rest of the plates were unremarkable, especially the ebi (Japanese scampi) dish, which was subpar and tasted like a heavy starch ball. The food quality was worth neither 4.5 stars on Yelp nor the hefty price (almost $500 for two with 1 drink and 1 tea).

Service: stretched over 4 hours to complete a 10-course meal. The dinner started nearly an hour late at 7:20pm, albeit a staff called a few days ahead to confirm our 6:30pm reservation and asked us to be there early because they would like to start serving everyone punctually at 6:30pm. Then each course was only a bite or two, but took 20 minutes to prepare. The speed they serve food to only 4 tables in the room was painstakingly long. You can tell that the guests were getting increasingly bored in the awkwardly quiet dining room; I even overheard our neighbors started arguing. I had to extend my parking to 5 hours and had the last dessert plate (served at the table at 10:10pm) to go.

This is my first and last time dining at Keiko. I will not come back.

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1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went to Keiko for dinner, as our annual SF holiday date night. Very nice restaurant, with everything meeting the expectation that one would have with a restaurant of this caliber. I was skeptical in reading some of the other reviews on this restaurant, but went into it with an optimism. HOWEVER, all of these reviews have valid points. The primary issue we walked away with was the duration of the meal - 3.5 hours. It was ridiculous. We’ve been to restaurants like this before and they don’t take 3.5 hours to get through. And don’t get me wrong, my wife and I had a very nice conversation, and a nice time, but we were exhausted by the end of it.
The meal itself

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VS
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a delicious place for my husbands birthday. The chef/co-owner did a stupendous job of having delicious and beautiful tasting menu items. Loved that it was quiet enough to have a conversation. Will definitely be back. And especially nice that the optional shaved truffle was so reasonably priced.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
Excellent service. A5 Wagyu Beef was melting in my mouth and the espresso foie gras was the best dish I had in many years. Thanks for an unforgettable birthday experience!

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m
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food with a dinner duration a little bit too long. A little bit too much food. Overall it is worthy

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We must have visited on an off night as this is the worst fine dining experience I've ever had. I was looking forward to treating my guest to a birthday dinner and we disliked the experience so much that we left before the last 3 courses were served.

The food was either unremarkable or disappointing. The service was appalling - confusing, rude, and awkward. We were left alone for at least 20 minutes between courses and I could see the other guests becoming bored and diving into their smartphones while waiting. A few of the staff acted as though they wanted us to be unhappy and leave, yet they fawned over two regular guests who were 45 minutes for the prix fixe dinner that is served to all guest at once and supposedly "promptly at 7pm".

Exhausted and frustrated by waiting nearly 3 hours for half of the dinner and distraught about the poor service, my guest and I suffered from indigestion so much that we couldn’t enjoy or finish the wagyu steak and left after having paid over $500. Never again.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect date night spot! Our fave!

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SC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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FF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Remember this is a one seating tasting menu....of the highest quality ingredients, heavy on the seafood, with an Asian flair. Every course was delicious, including the cheese course which was really a super delicate “cheesecake”. The portions are also delicate so if you are expecting to leave as you would the Thanksgiving table, this is not the place for you. Service by phone, even before the event, was also impeccable....making sure all food allergies are handled perfectly. The wine steward was most helpful. This is a very expensive evening so expect that.....

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a small private wedding dinner here and the food and ambiance were all lovely.

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MW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AJ
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience.

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RR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

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AR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for food tasting, would recommend everyone to try at least once

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VC
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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FA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic birthday dinner!

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DR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special occasion was a promotion to new role. Great experience; staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and very professional.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Presentation was excellent but value was disappointing. One small slice of waygu was ridiculous for the price.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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!!!

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AG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, best place in San Francisco worth every dollar.

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WC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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?

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