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Taksim, San Francisco, CA

Taksim

4.6
4.6
126 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Taksim is inspired by a modern approach to authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Our team has a profound love for Mediterranean gastronomy, a dedication to refinement, and a commitment to using the best ingredients.

Taksim focuses on contemporary and often playful versions of classic ideas. Our seasonal menu reflects a fresh gastronomic outlook rooted in memories, where each dish is conceived with a specific culinary philosophy.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 757-0989

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 126 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great date spot
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time in the SF. I looked up for a beautiful, decent place and came across with Taksim. It was everything I expected! Food was delicious, service was outstanding and most importantly the experience was unbelievable. Our server took care of me with amazing patience and care. He even suggested which drinks goes with which meal. I definitely noted the place and will come back whenever I’m in town again! Highly recommended.
  3. NT

    NickT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The food & service were both top tier. Looking forward to having dinner here again soon!
  4. AB

    AnilBoztemur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a fabulous place to eat with friends, a date or have a celebration. The menu has something for everyone.. Excellent service!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful date night with my partner! Love the food and service. A true gem in SOMA.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the food to the service was amazing. I really enjoyed the crispy Branzino with salty sea beans. Spicy scotch coctail was delicious too.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a flawless dinner. Make a reservation as soon as possible before they get a Michelin star.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, so thoughtful so unique and delicious. Beautiful restaurant and food presentation. Thoughtful staff. Hidden gem.
  9. JA

    JamesA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taksim is a great place to have a night out with family and friends. They have great wine list and excellent service. The Lamb Chops we had was superb and have been telling people about it since. Definitely would come back and recommend this place to others!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Very disappointing meal. I’ve never finished an entree and was still hungry, especially after paying almost $30 for it. The small portion of polenta was overly proportioned with cream and butter and a scare amount of vegetables which were more a decoration than an integral part of the dish. Very misleading menu description. My friend’s portions of Branzino looked like 3 oz of dried out, overcooked fish. I expect a lot more from a restaurant with almost five stars. Okay
  11. AD

    ADLe

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We were 2 people dining at Taksim. One of the main dishes was served almost cold. They changed it and returned the scallops way too salty and oily. Chicken was ok but neither very tender or juicy. Ordered Tabbuleh salad as a side. Wasn’t anything close to the original middle eastern Tabbuleh. Plus, it was served on a hot plate. They tried to make it up to us by offering free dessert, which unfortunately was very far from any fine cuisine experience. The manager, although present, did not apologize for any of the inconveniences. Value for money is extremely poor.

    TaksimResponded on September 21, 2022Thank you for your note! We did recognize that your table was providing feedback regarding our food, and we take that very seriously, which is why we had recooked your scallops, offered to do it another time, and provided complimentary main course, drinks, and dessert. As the restaurant's manager, I hope these are indicators of our apology and commitment to servicing you. Thanks again.

  12. NT

    NancyT

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved Taksim. The food, cool atmosphere, and service were wonderful. Loved the open kitchen and inventive Mediterranean food. Highly recommend.
  13. L

    Loyalfan51

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great creative food. The staff and service was amazing. One in our party had a lot of dietary restrictions and they accommodated beautifully! Will definitely be back!
  14. OC

    OakCyn

    San Francisco

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious, innovative, and authentic. Be prepared for European style service — take your time and relax. The staff is lovely and the food so good. I had the melon salad and branzino - both excellent. Don’t skip dessert. And the wine list is thoughtful — cocktails are fun.
  15. BB

    BethB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, though appetizer portions seemed a bit small for the price. The presentation was really lovely, the service was prompt and very professional. Really interesting combinations of flavors! We will happily return.
  16. M

    Mmelachat

    Palm Springs

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a long day of traveling to San Francisco, I wanted to relax and enjoy a good meal. Couldn't ask for better. The entrance is down a side street, though they do have good signage, literally, pointing the way. Great patio area, though I sat inside at the Chef's table. They make everything from scratch & you can tell they respect the ingredients they use. I started with the chilled melon soup. It was light, refreshing with a beautiful mouth feel. Next I had the tomato salad (sorry forgot to take a picture). 3 different greens & several tyoes/preparations of tomatoes in a light balsamic dressing. For the entrée I had the chicken, which the roast in a clay wood fire oven. It cam with tabouli, egg mousse, tiny hard boiled eggs & a chicken truffle sausage. The chicken was very moist, with the crispy skin. The tabouli was light & well seasoned. I ended the meal with the pudding. It was light & mildly flavored with rose, apple & pistachios. I tried the Tunnel mocktail, raspberry & minty, so refreshing.
  17. NC

    NataliaCer

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was great! each course was delicious and very inventive. The service was nice just slightly slower than would like but it was a Monday so that may not be always the case. I will definetly go back!
  18. t

    twofortheroad

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! We love the owners’ other restaurant Lokma so finally had a date night to check out Taksim. We were not disappointed!
  19. BE

    BETHM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a very nice meal. We enjoyed the dips and the King Shrimp appetizers and the octopus and lamb were both delicious. We had two deserts and both were lovely. The atomsphere was nice, not loud. We sat at the bar. The waitstaff was very attentive and the service was very good.
  20. D

    David

    San Francisco

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall we enjoyed the place. Most of the food was very good. For the appetizers, the dips, poached shrimps, stuffed peppers and bazlama were all very tasty. We were disappointed in the lamb chops, not that much flavor and a bit undercooked. The Branzino was good. For dessert the lemon sponge cake was good. Service was very good, atmosphere was good. However we think that their other restaurant, Lokma, is better, The food here felt a little precious.
  21. JT

    JTTofu

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice hidden location. Staff is gorgeous.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience , friendly atmosphere
  23. WS

    WendySB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem in SF. This was my second time with friends who also liked it.
  24. s

    stans

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Turkish in town
  25. L

    Lovetoeat

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent service and good food. Just a bit pricey.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time at Taksim and each time I come the food is delicious and the service is incredible. I hosted my team from out of town for their birthday dinners and they thoroughly enjoyed their experience. Highly recommend for a friends gathering or a special occasion!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My business team’s meal experience was amazing. From the time we called saying that we were arriving late, the hostess was so kind and helpful on the phone. The restaurant has a lovely ambiance and a cozy bar. It’s classy and elegant. We enjoyed their branzino, lamp chops, polenta and octopus. They were all amazing and exquisite. Also, the service was so attentive and polite. We would definitely come back again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unusual and delicious food, beautifully presented and with attentive and charming service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time visiting and everything was seriously outstanding (again!)- the food, drinks, service, and most importantly the vibe! I love it here!
  30. GS

    GhenwaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deserved a Michelin star for the warm service ♥️ And food 🥰
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great addition to the neighborhood. Yummy food and drinks
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding , the cocktails are tasty, the ambiance and service are elegant.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was finally able to eat here. We had plan on going here for my cousin’s graduation dinner but he was out of country. I couldnt wait to try. There isn't much parking on restaurant street but I found parking on the next street. I asked for recommendations and than server explained all menu to me. I ordered Taksim Trio Sampler Plate which is All dips coming with plain pita breads for starter and than I continue with King Shrimps which is wrapped with Kadaif. That was amazing. I didnt have shrimp like this before. After this shrimp definetely I picked Melon Salad. That was so sesional and fresh. For Entree I had Lamb Chops which is smoked with almond woods in wood oven. Omg I dont wanna lose its taste. By the way they have full bar and special signature cocktais. A definite dish to get. I loved it. I wish this place was closer to where I live but I will be coming back. Thanks all guys and owners to serve modern mediterranean foods in SF!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not good. Tasteless. Poor service. Blah food.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    Very disappointed. The main courses came out extremely late. We had to ask a random server about our food after 30 minutes. They hadn’t started cooking our main courses. When our food did come out, several of our entrees were lukewarm or cold. I sent back my main course (octopus) and it came out chewy and there was less octopus. Not sure what happened but I got less food. Really sad because we read great reviews about Taksim and loved the previous restaurant in this location, Cockscomb.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from start to finish was amazing! Food was unique and delicious - definitely recommend the king shrimps and stuffed peppers for the apps, and all three main dishes we had was the right balance of different textures and flavors. Service was impeccable throughout - they noticed my water needed refill before I even did. What a gem in SF!
  37. d

    debbieb

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking was a challenge due to a baseball game, but once we settled in, we had a wonderful evening. My friend had several questions and food restrictions, and our server was completely “yes!” to everything she needed. The tomato salad was beautiful and fresh. The branzino with sea beans and anchovy rice was divine. I had the rosé they offer by the glass, and it was perfect. Will definitely go back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing modern spin on Turkish food. One of the best!
  39. S

    Sema

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding, the cocktails are very tasty, the ambiance and service are elegant. Great choice for a date, a company dinner, or just a chilling-out evening in the middle or end of a busy week.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the minute we walked in the door we were greeted with kindness and warmth. Our server was very welcoming and helped me navigate the menu with allergy concerns. The chefs were more than accommodating, and because we sat at the bar we were able to see their professionalism at work. The food was complex in its pairings and artfully plated. The food runner struck up conversation while we enjoyed complimentary tea after the meal, which really solidified our evening there. Our time there was beautiful and I would recommend this highly to anyone looking for a meaningful experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Taksim is rated 4.6 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Taksim

564 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1621

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Freelon Street

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Full Bar

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