Speisekammer

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Speisekammer serves up the best German cuisine this side of the pond! Cooking up original German recipes, pouring an outstanding selection of German beer, crafty cocktails and an extensive wine selection, Peter and Cindy will provide you with an experience you'll be eager to repeat. Listen to local musicians play Friday and Saturday nights. Come by and sit in the Biergarten or by the fireplace and enjoy what's on tap!
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JH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Speisekammer offers a wonderful selection of German foods, all that seem true to the land.

Service is very good. Staff is very friendly, welcoming, and helpful.

TM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place and the food never disappoints. Everything on the menu is extremely good. It can get a little loud, and it’s more of a family style restaurant than a dressy place, but it perfect for a date at anytime of the day.

L
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place. the food is outstanding and the service is great. It's loud, so, be warned. :)

AF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food (hello, comfort food at its best!l), wonderful service, great wine list, neighborhood vibe, so warm and friendly! Extremely happy to have this restaurant in our neighborhood!

M
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Once we were seated in a quieter space, we had a wonderful dinner. The rolled beef was out of this world, with enough for a dinner or lunch at home too! The spaetzel, red cabbage, potato pancakes with sweet mustard and apple sauce were all yummy. My sibs’ Sauerbrauten lived up to her very high expectations! Great restaurant for German fare, good service and European flair.

TG
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Unfortunately, this place lacks the quality that modern German cuisine has to offer. The Reibekuchen were either overcooked or previously frozen and therefore were a disappointment.

The German-style salad had no quality and no imagination to it and is not up to the standard in a good German restaurant.

The Jaegerschnitzel's sauce was ultra bland and I have no idea who this was made, but no! This is not a Jaegerschnitzel.

The Wienerschnitzel's veal was hard to eat and unevenly pounded (a hallmark feature of a good German or Austrian Wiener Schnitzel).

So an attempt to get a taste from home failed badly. I should have stuck with Naschmarkt in Campbell. I am so terribly sorry that this wants to portrait German food, at best a less than good restaurant in a small German village. I have the feeling that this was the understanding of a non-German Chef, who was never trained in a German kitchen. I would hire a consultant chef trainer to get this kitchen up to modern standards.

It is neither worth the money, nor the time it took to get there.

P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Lil spendy but good times for sure. Relaxed place with hearty food

F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All innovative and delicious!! Schnitzels ti due for = yum!

s
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite to go to get some very yummy German food.

TL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you want to try awesome German eats, you just gotta go! The beer, food , ambiance and service was awesome!

SL
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our go to restaurant.....always satisfied with the authentic German cuisine.

2
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Speisekammer is an amazing restaurant.
The food is delicious and tastes homemade
All the dishes are hearty and good
Bring your appetite.
The service is efficient and great.
The hot chocolate is a treat. Tastes homemade.
The atmosphere is cordial and fun.
I haven’t been to Germany but I feel like I’m there.
Great outdoor seating
It’s a cozy restaurant so I like going when it cold.

B
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good German food and the band was excellent as well. I recommend Speisekammer for all how to love German food and good music.

LB
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our favorite German restaurant...so reminiscent of many of the restaurants in
Bavaria, loud, fun, active, delicious and entertaining.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An East Bay gem if you appreciate German fare and a large selection of draught German beers.

BG
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an excellent meal at a very reasonable price

DV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good. The noise level was very very high

WL
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable experience once again at Speisekammer...
We had a great get together for a 70th birthday party!
Enjoyed the German authentic food and drinks!

B
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great traditional German vibe for Octoberfest. Good Saturday music. Never disappoints.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It is a good place to hang out with friends!

O
Edinburgh
158 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A perfect Octoberfest meal, Dining outside with steins of beer and a great roast pork!

B
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love going to Octoberfest. Great beer. Great food overall! .

RP
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant with good food, large portions and helpful service. It was a bit loud this Saturday due to the large crowd of people that were dining here. Maybe Oktoberfest puts everyone in the mood for German food. Great neighborhood restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great staff!

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place. The food is always good no matter what we get and the staff can always recommend the perfect beer to pair with your food or taste.

KS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious traditional German food. Great, fast service and amazing spaetzle, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and beer braised pork. The atmosphere is lively and inviting. They had live music on the Friday night we went. A great experience.

PS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brought my parents that lived in Germany for many years they enjoyed there meal and my dad was Happy to get a good Pilsner! Service was excellent! Parking is a bit tuff but was a 👍 up over all !

N
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lived in Germany for a year and a half while my husband was serving in the Army. The food at Speisekammer was like being back in Berlin. We had the Jagerschnitzel and Schweinebraten. They were both great! I’d definitely recommend this place for some authentic German food.

JL
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and the waitress was spectacular. She answered questions and made recommendations at our request. Wonderful service!

DM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SCHWEINEBRATEN is terrific but XYL prefers SAUERBRATEN. Guests had WIENER SCHNITZEL and WEISSKOHL ROULADEN. Great potato pancakes. The beer list cannot be beaten. We visit each trip to Alameda.

SD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great food and service here! Lots of fun when there's live music :)

T
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We picked Speisekammer because we hadn’t been there and German food sounded great. We weren’t disappointed. Speisekammer is a charming place with very good food. We all enjoyed the dining and the great selection of beer. The highlight of the evening was the Server Liz. She was friendly,, informative and very helpful. She turned the evening into a real event.

KM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our visit with our friends. Our waitress Erin was amazing, knowledgeable and friendly. Answered all our questions with ease. She is a GREAT waitress.

YB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is wonderful. The decor reminded me of my childhood piano teacher’s European style home in San Francisco, lots of warm old country touches. The food is fantastic. The charcuterie appetizer was a great starter, the small platter of tasty meats, pickles, and a green salad was more than enough for 2, the sauerbraten tri tip was fork cutting tender, and the peach cobbler brought tears to my eyes. The staff is so friendly and completely at your service. All you need do is show up and enjoy!

CD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is top notch and the food is very authentic German. I live in Fremont and the commute to Speisekammer is well worth the drive for the food experience. Great beverage selection and there's nothing like live entertainment while enjoying good times with friends and family. Probably the best German dining experience in the Bay area.

N
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a great neighborhood gem. The food on my last visit was outstanding. Have been here before and the food, only occasionally, had a few misses. What establishment doesn't? The thing is, they keep coming back and doing it well. German food can be a hard sell in the vegan, I won't-eat-it-unless-it's-kale Bay Area. Live a little and go for the carbs. Beer selection good also. Speisekammer is pretty unpretentious but young with a few families thrown in there. Only downside is, wait time can be long as the food takes awhile to get to the table, but worth it. Aside from the standards, which are good, I would heartily recommend the butterfish if available and the oxtails. Street parking can be a problem so be prepared to walk a few blocks.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service is always exceptional. The interior is comfortable and clean, and the patio is wonderful. It can get a little loud inside but that’s just because everyone is enjoying the food and company. In the form of the cafe and patio we enjoyed great music on a Friday as well.

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

My husband and I took his sister and brother in law here for lunch. They were stationed in Germany so knew what the food should taste like. They had been to other German restaurants and were not impresses. When each one of them took their first bite their comment was "Now this is German food". Each one of us enjoyedoir lynches and would highly recommend this restaurant.

G
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice waiter outside dining, difficult to make a reservation on OpenTable

DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We arrived at 5:45 for reservations at 5:45. When walking in the inside was again very musty or heavy air as in no air circulation. They need to turn on a fan. We chose the other option and ate outside. It was a little cool outside but better than the blanket of humidity inside.