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Lokma, San Francisco, CA

Lokma

4.7
4.7
717 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish
Lokma, which means “a bite” in Turkish, opened in Feb 2018 and is located in the Outer Richmond. We serve a fresh Californian and Turkish fare while serving our guests with warm hospitality in our bright and open space.

Please note that we allow 15 15-minute grace period for reservations, we ask that you please call if you are going to be late. Reservations will be marked as no-shows after 15 minutes. Due to the high number of no-shows and last-minute cancellations, we now have a 24-hour cancellation window for parties of 6 or more. We will require credit card information through OpenTable. There will be a $10 fee for no-shows or late cancellations per person for a party of 6 or more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 702-6263
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond District
  • Cross street
    19th Avenue
  • Parking details
    We recommend using 18th Ave/Geary parking lot or Geary Mall Parking lot on 16th Avenue and Geary.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 717 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

717 Reviews
  1. Serge

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Branzino was a bit dry. Everything else was good.

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  2. PratikT

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice little spot in the neighborhood. Will try again.

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  3. Ethyl

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were introduced to Lokma two years ago and it has become a favorite SF restaurant when we are in the city. We get a bunch of Appetizers and large dishes to share. We started with the Cream of Mushroom Soup which warmed us up from a cold windy SF night, followed by the Bal & Kaymak Honey, Clotted Cream and house made pitta bread (yum)and Zucchini Dolmas ( shockingly delish). We then had Karniyark (stuffed Eggplant) followed by the Turkish Affagato ( Vanilla Bean ice cream with a shot of Turkish Coffee). Tasty yummy meal, typically have one more dish (potatoes or any number of Small Bites). My partner also ordered the Turkish red by the glass. This time my partner got the Affagto for a desert and said it was wonderful. Meal was a few dollars over $100.

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  4. Yakhet

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The stuffed eggplant was delicious. It's a small restaurant, so noisy, and we were sitting near the door, so a little cool. I'd go there again if I were in the area but not travel there from a long distance.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was decent. Portions were small. Service was sadly lacking. We exited 15 minutes to get a drink order in and were expected to order food then, too. Not great to feel rushed after being ignored, considering there are only about ten tables

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection! We had a lovely server - Zeda. Her warm welcome and genuine hospitality make our dinner so wonderful. Everything on the menus is delicious and zucchini Dolmas is must try! Highly recommended to dine in this restaurant for any occasion

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional food and service- the staff are so friendly and the food is fabulous

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  8. KirkR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was terrific. We’ve had takeout from Lokma but this was the first time we dined in. Maybe I picked the wrong night to go out to dinner with my wife (Friday) or am getting too old for the hip Richmond crowd which moved in after the book club ladies moved out. Very live place for sound with the brick. A tough place to deaden sound. It’s been a while since my wife and I had to yell across the table to hear each other. But then after nearly 43 years of marriage does one really need to communicate with their spouse/ soulmate on an evening out? The food was SUPERB and the wait staff were a very hard working bunch. Would go back maybe for lunch or a different night of the week than Friday since the food was SOOOO good. And choose an earlier dining time too. I’m one of those grey hairs now that getting in before the hipsters is maybe a better dining experience for me. I have to shake my head at those reports of San Francisco being in a death spiral. Plenty of SF residents spending money dining out at Lokma in the Outer Richmond. The restaurant across the street also had a good crowd.

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  9. WesleyC

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve had brunch as Turkish breakfast here twice. Both times excellent This was our first time having dinner. All of the dishes were great. Lamb koefta, zucchini “rolls”, stuff eggplant and manti. We had a very good Turkish white wine, a Narince, as well. We really like Turkish food and compare everything to our experiences in Istanbul and elsewhere there. This place is certainly the best Turkish restaurant we’ve been to in the US so far (tried SF area, LA and Chicago so far). Service was excellent and the value was fine though hate a 5% SF “mandate” on the bill. Just charge more in the menu. Will repeat.

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  10. JLHo

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to dinner at Lokma for the second time, and it was a wonderful experience. Aussie and Naz were our servers. They made us feel welcomed and helped us choose new dishes and wine. We recommend this restaurant highly. We will be going back next weekend with guests. Yes, it is that good! 

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  11. sohag

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the service was impeccable! Branzino fish and lamb chops came fast and was very good. An affogato is must !

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service — so kind and accommodating! The food was amazing and the staff were knowledge when we had questions regarding the menu and wine list. I will absolutely be back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always incredible and consistent! Great staff and overall cool atmosphere

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  14. Fogcity

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my second time at Lokma and really have no complaints other than the server who asked us 8 times if we were ready to order food, 4 times to order small plates and 4 times to order dinner. We ordered 4 small plates among 4 people so we were trying to enjoy it but the server asked us 4 times if we were ready to order our dinner when we still had a fair amount of food left from the small plates. I would say the server was definitely rushing us out of there and turn the table over but sorry, Lokma, we stayed as long as we needed to finish our meal and bottle of wine. For that, the overall experience was 2 stars. At this point, although I like the food, I'm undecided if I'll return. The server was annoying.

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  15. JLHo

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious entrees and the ambience is warm and friendly. Great restaurant for our inner Richmond neighborhood. We recommend this restaurant highly.

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  16. BarbaraR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always excellent and the waitstaff is great. I love that most of the staff is Turkish and very interesting to speak with.

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  17. Maarten

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lokma is an amazing restaurant. We enjoy it every time we go.

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  18. MargaretL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. We live in the neighborhood and believe it or not we had never been there! The plates were ideal for sharing and as stand alone plates. Excellent tastes! When the server made an error and put an automatic 20 percent tip on our party of 5 people (versus 6), and then we put another 20 percent on, we mentioned that in a review, and the owner refunded our tip! Very thoughtful.

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  19. Alex

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was underseasoned. Lovely quiet and intimate atmosphere. Probably won’t be back but it’s a cute neighborhood spot. Just was underwhelmed with the quality given the price.

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  20. Tony

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Could not believe that a Valentine's Day Prix Fixe could be so delicious, and with outstanding service. On a very busy night. Definitely coming back.

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  21. Barrett

    San Francisco

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with muhammara, then enjoyed manti and karniyarik, followed by baklava and affogato. We are becoming regulars here, appreciating the great service and delicious food!

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  22. PennyL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is rare that a restaurant gets it all right, but Lokma did. The room is on the small side, but beautifully and well-appointed without being kitsch or fussy. Food was delicious, service was great. Overall a great experience and we will be back.

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  23. LGSF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful and the food was absolutely fantastic! It does get a little loud once the room is full but we enjoyed ourselves very much! Thank you for a great evening!

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  24. Rosen

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, service and food. Out of town guest raved about the restaurant.

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  25. JacquelineG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy neighborhood restaurant, delicious food, and friendly service

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  26. Babscat

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have had 5 meals there for different occasions, sometimes with out of town family, including a couple that lived in Turkey. Glad it’s in my neighborhood. Always excellent in every way.

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  27. CheriH

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing. We ordered mushroom soup, calamari appetizer and trio spreads. The halibut is fresh and tasty. Chicken dish is very good too. Got the top three desserts, flan, affogato and baklavas! Will be back again.

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  28. HaleighV

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service (as always)! The branzino is a favorite.

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  29. VictoriaW

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service! The zucchini dolmas was a great hit. The eggplant with ground beef was super!

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  30. Barrett

    San Francisco

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After muhammara, we had the manti and the short ribs. Baklava and revani topped off our meal. All dishes - perfect, as usual. Service was friendly and efficient. We love this place and come as often as we can.

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  31. OgieS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! Our group loved the marinated olives and papas bravas, burger, branzino, chicken, and turlu with couscous. Big, complimentary serving of birthday cake was delicious!

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  32. MichaelD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Balanced flavors, cozy ambiance, excellent service!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we tried was delicious! We will definitely go back very soon!

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  34. DavidR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We shared a number of plates, each of them being expertly prepared. I was very impressed with this restaurant.

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  35. AliceC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service all excellent, the space is a bit tight.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lokma is one of my favorite restaurants in SF. Their service is sincere, friendly, thorough and professional. Lokma’s menu is delicious and cooked with tremendous care. The ambience is clean, and very comfortable…

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly staff Nice choices on the menu

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to Lokma! The food is delicious Turkish food. Interesting food, served beautifully!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience we are glad we found it

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  40. ReneB

    Puerto Vallarta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty and fresh dishes. Attentive waitstaff To full for the dessert menu which looked wonderful

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lokma using the Order Online button. Lokma also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Lokma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 702-6263.

Lokma is rated 4.7 stars by 717 OpenTable diners.

Lokma does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lokma

1801 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121

Additional information

  • Cross street
    19th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond District
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We recommend using 18th Ave/Geary parking lot or Geary Mall Parking lot on 16th Avenue and Geary.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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