Amoura Restaurant

4.6
200 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Amoura Restaurant, located in the heart of South San Francisco, brings modern Mediterranean fare to the Bay Area when its doors open early 2015. The Shihadeh Family (owners of School House Grocery, Deli Up Café, and the Amoura Café locations in SFO and Westfield Mall) teamed up with Culinary Consultant David Wilcox to create a menu featuring classic favorites as well as unique dishes, all reflecting the spirit and flavors of the Mediterranean. With the kitchen now under the direction of Culinary Talent, Josh Dixon, the team is gradually becoming a powerful player in the Bay Area. The beverage program is highlighted by a full bar, unique cocktail menu and extensive wine list. Additionally, the restaurant features an open kitchen (complete with an in-house pita oven and rotisserie with a robata grill), lounge area and a private dining space outfitted with complete AV technology capabilities. Amoura is located at 713 Linden Avenue in South San Francisco.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 754-6891
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We know how demanding setting up an event or a function can be! That is why we at AMOURA we give each Client our personalized service. We can serve 20 guests or more than 2,000 guests efficiently and with elegance and style.
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Cross street
Pine Ave
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Parking details
We offer private parking at Amoura. There is also street parking available for your convenience.
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Public transit
Sam Trans, Bart and Caltrain are available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Amoura Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs. With 1,000 square feet of private event space, Amoura can accommodate groups from 8 to 175 people. Full buy-outs available.

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What 200 People Are Saying
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P
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was very good quality, well prepared and presented. The warm date cake for dessert was unique and especially good.

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San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time at Amoura for a business lunch.
The service was great and the food was very good.
Tried the flatbread and hummus for appetizers and would recommend.
The salads are very generous in size and very fresh.
The lamb kebobs were cooked perfectly.
Great option for South SF neighborhood.

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NS
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent. Received good recommendations from waitress.

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This place is a gem in SSF. Who knew that you could get a SF experience without having to go into the city!?! Great healthy food. Good atmosphere. Great service. It's a find in an otherwise nondescript neighborhood. It's a bit out of the way for some, but worth the drive. The plus is they have their own well lit free parking lot next door. Easy peasy. 5 stars!!

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CP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic dinner! Best food combos Ive had in awhile. A friend and I ordered the Carrot and Avocado, the Strawberry and Arugula salad and the Mushroom Risotto. The risotto was my fave but save room for the date and dark chocolate cake! Noise level was high due to a large party but service was great. Would eagerly love to go back.

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LY
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amoura is a great restaurant for friend lunches or dinners as well as business lunches or dinners! There is a parking lot for their patrons, too! All the servers have been very nice and Marryum has been very helpful in coordinating events - I want to hold some dinner events there for my company. Great food - their flatbread pizzas are great. I also love their lemonade infused with hibiscus - yummy non-alcoholic drink. But they do have good wines and beers, too!

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MB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It's not disappointing, just not great. If you are at Oyster Point and want something close, this is a good choice

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W
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time to Amoura and we were happy with everything. Our waitress was helpful and knowledgeable, the food was outstanding and the price matched the quality. We talked about when we could make it back on our drive home!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered lamb shank, sauce had so much salt, making inedible. Lamb was nice soft, shame the salt level ruined the dish. Risotto side dish could not be considered as being risotto.
Lamb burger was over cooked.

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f
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful in all respects. Unique Mediterrabean menu. Great service and fodd and beverage. Imnaculate open kitchen.

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Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the variety of the menu, and, the lamb with risotto was truly succulent, will definitely return!

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MC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back k and recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in a long while! :)

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A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, another fine meal with very attentive, friendly staff. Always a pleasant experience to eat at Amoura’s.

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AG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience, great food and excellent service!
A winner!

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RJ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was very, very good. Food was delicious. Thank you Amoura.

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S
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the small plates at Amoura! Authentic Middle Eastern , hummus came with whole garbanzos, delicious eggplant flatbread, strawberry and arugula salad with blue cheese, avocado and carrot salad, and a delectable wild mushroom risotto.
Excellent choice!

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MC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food (as always!) was excellent - delicious appetizers and amazing entrees. The service was lovely and the atmosphere inviting. Will definitely go back and recommend.

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N
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem, authentic taste and wonderful service 🙂

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A
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Good service. Only issue was it was very noisy.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We came here for the first time, because it had received good reviews. What we found was that the food was good but the Service was terrible. It ruined our experience, and just wasn’t worth the money that was spent.

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AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. I was looking for something just South of SF and noticed good reviews on this restaurant. The food was really outstanding and healthy. I really enjoyed it. I also loved the abundance of parking, nice ambiance and pleasant staff.

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s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner experience. The menu and food were both excellent! We wished we could have tried more appetizers and flatbreads. The service was perfectly attentive and knowledegable. We will definitely go again.

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S
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best middle eastern cuisine in the Bay Area. Elegant atmosphere and great service.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amoura has fantastic Mediterranean food. I keep coming back. The food is so fresh and delicious. You will not be disappointed. The ambience is beautiful and the staff is excellent.

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was outstanding! Tapas style. Highly recommend the bacon wrapped dates. Ambiance was well done. Only thing lacking was the service provided by the waitress, which compared to everything else was not on the same par. Not attentive and was nowhere to be found throughout the meal. Outside of that, it was still a good experience and I would recommend.

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amoura is very good in all categories - food, service, ambiance and price. They never disappoint...at least not so far!

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DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food took a while to come to the table which was OK, since we had business to talk about. The Sea Bass was merely grilled and overcooked. The fennel, olives, and roasted garlic did not complement the fish and was not even a well-crafted blend of flavors on its own. The preserved lemon on the fish did go well with the fish. Tabouli would have complimented the fish and cured lemon much better. I think the prices are a bit high and could benefit from price reduction for the large dishes by 15%. The other dishes, although not a value are reasonably priced. The side of hummus was excellent and the falafels were marginal. The flatbread dishes are very good and heard the steak was excellent. I would go back for the hummus and flatbread but skip the fish.

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The lunch menu is mostly salads, flatbreads, or sandwiches. There were two lunch entrees - a vegetarian chick pea stew and lamb kabobs. I had a smoked sturgeon flatbread with spiced yogurt base, small bits of sturgeon, sautéed green onions, and sprigs of fresh dill. It was quite different and tasty. My guest had the lamb kabobs which looked to be done to perfection and tender. The table came with hummus dip and pita cuts as well as spiced toasted chick peas and an olive assortment. They have a nice wine and beer menu and also have a full bar, but we did not partake. This was my second lunchtime visit here and as enjoyable as before. It can be a bit noisy here, especially if there are several large groups.

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P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service and food were really good. The food was cooked perfectly, steak, lamb shank (delicious), and assorted small plates (flatbreads are great).

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

Great food great srvice

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amoura is a gem, especially for its unlikely location in South San Francisco. The food is very good (has improved a lot over the last few years), the service is great, facility is welcoming and clean and they even have parking!

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LY
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A outa has always been a great place to eat with friends or for business meals. Staff are always nice and accommodating, including the catering team!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and impeccable service. Do not miss this gem!

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KM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific place! First time there and everything was delicious. Great hummus. Delicious salads and desserts. Plan on returning.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was good nothing crazy wouldn’t suggest bringing child seem to be frowned upon

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E
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great. Healthy food. One of my favorite restaurants in the South San Francisco.

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MV
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was uneven. Friendly competent waitress, but took a very long time to get our wine. It came when the food did, after we reminded them. Salad came after we were well into entrees. I think they may have been having a crisis in the kitchen. Food quality was also uneven. Steak & lamb kebabs done perfectly, but they were out of yogurt for the chickpea stew (which they didn't tell us about until it was too late to order differently). The squash under the kebabs was weirdly ice cold & fishy tasting, but they took that off our bill. Pleasant atmosphere, and they seem to be trying hard, but have a few kinks to work out.

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K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Have been here several times and really like the food. This last visit was the one time it was not enjoyable because of a large and VERY loud party next to us, but anywhere in the restaurant would have been loud. It looks like they could have partitioned off a portion of the restaurant for the party to keep the noise contained. It was very difficult to have a conversation.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fresh and delicious food with lots of vegetarian options. The felafel are really excellent, flavorful and not oily

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