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Chou Chou Bistro, San Francisco, CA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Chou Chou Bistro

4.6
4.6
2229 Reviews
$30 and under
French
ChouChou (pronounced "shoo-shoo") strives to bring the spirit of Paris to Forest Hill. The casually elegant bistro showcases rustic Old World cooking with a modern French twist, paired with a thoughtful wine list. Chef mina invites you to experience the warm personalized service that is ChouChou. Bon Appetit! All of our reservations are indoors both dinning room and patio are indoors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 242-0960

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    chef mina

  • Catering

    Chef Mina and his team will tailor any party to your needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Our newly remodeled Parisian style dinning room and indoor patio are ready to host your next special event. Chouchou offers a great variety of homemade French specialty dishes, excellent attention to detail, great customer service and an overall top quality experience for you and your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Angel Garcia : (844) 543-1285

  • Neighborhood

    Forest Hill / West Portal

  • Cross street

    Laguna Honda

  • Parking details

    As You face the restaurant the parking lot is on your right hand side

  • Public transit

    Chouchou is less than half a block from the Forest Hill Muni Station. Take Muni Lines L, M or K.

  • Entertainment

    Dine about town @ $39.95 three courses every day all night

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • valentine's day menu

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special seasonal menu featuring lobster ravioli, filet mignon, crab salad, rack of lamb and more... you will get a glass of Champagne with your meal to enjoy with your special someone... Happy Valentine's Day

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What 2,229 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. KP

    KathyP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food. Service was a bit slow but I think it might have been due to new servers.
  2. KH

    KathyH

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    cute restaurant french bread nice and crispy and warm onion soup and mushroom ravioli very good
  3. l

    lisas

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 14 and Chouchou handled it beautifully. Would definitely here again.
  4. FH

    ForestHillGuys

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location awesome staff amazing food.. Great place for a date night!
  5. JD

    JohnnieD

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic makeover and great gourmet quality, a lot to love on the menu from apps and main courses. Prices very reasonable!
  6. SH

    StephenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We love the staff and the food Happy New Years
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everyone in my group enjoyed the food. It was a fixed menu (maybe just for the holiday) with a wide variety of delicious food options to choose from. The service was delightful. They even celebrated my partner’s birthday, based on my reservation comment, and brought him an extra dessert.
  8. r

    robin

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food on point. Hands on owner...Always a great sign. Service cold and inexperienced.I understand its hard to get good help...But...i WILL be back!!!
  9. S

    Stan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was good, but not great. Both the beef and lamb were overcooked. Granted it was Christmas Day and they were quite booked. My biggest gripe was with the service which I found sloppy and too casual. The bill was unceremoniously plopped onto my table. I will give it another go however.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined there for Christmas dinner with my two small children and the staff was so warm and kind and the food was delicious. Definitely coming back to this neighborhood spot!
  11. AM

    ArthurM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat in the porch area for Christmas Eve dinner. It was a pleasant experience. My trout was a little dry but overall food was good. I would appreciate even more simple options on the menu as I stay away from meat and saturated fats. Also it was prix fixe - but I prefer a la carte. So look forward to returning at a time when the a la carte menu is available.
  12. RH

    RealHumanPerson

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweet staff and delicious food. Fun prix fix dinner!
  13. D

    Dena

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated a friend’s birthday. Everything we ordered was outstanding. They really do French food well. It was nice to see the restaurant busy as welll. I can walk to this place from my house and I’ll definitely be back. It’s not cheap but the food is very good.
  14. G

    Ginger

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A lovely little neighborhood gem! Parking was a bit challenging. Service was not particularly attentive, although they were two large groups in for special occasions at the same time. The filet was tender and delicious & onion soup a nice starter on a cool evening. Apple tart aka mode rocked!
  15. L

    Lola

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always top notch when friends and I have dined at Chou Chou.
  16. DD

    DelightedDiner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ChouChou is a charming quiet bistro, comfortably appointed. The tables are well spaced out, and there is an outer heated covered patio. It was remarkably quiet even when the tables we all filled. The food is excellent with French flavors. I enjoyed a lovely holiday salad and a nicely cooked pork chop with fresh green beans and scalloped potato. We also had a reasonably priced and enjoyable bottle of wine. I will return and highly recommend to friends and family.
  17. FF

    FeeFee

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are good as usual. Love the restaurant. Very friendly owner/chef make it more pleasant to dine there.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet, intimate, decadent.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    34th Wedding Anniversary
  20. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, authentic food, nice ambiance, and courteous service.
  21. k

    kbaca

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, and our meal was fantastic. Had the mussels, which were excellent and the filet which was cooked perfectly. Barely had room for the delicious chocolate Grenache cake, but managed to finish that, too!
  22. N

    415N

    San Francisco

    269 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    269 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner at ChouChou. For appetizers we tried the tomato soup and the onion soup. Both were delicious and the perfect starter on a chilly evening. For entrees we tried the filet mignon and the lobster ravioli in tomato sauce. We have had both of these dishes before and couldn't resist ordering them again. We were glad we did. For dessert we shared the apple tart with vanilla ice cream. It is the best apple pie/tart we have ever had. The crust is flaky and the apples perfectly seasoned. We look forward to going back to ChouChou again soon.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    We have dined here before but last night was a little disappointing. First we were charged $2 to split a salad and the lamb my date ordered was $78! All of this was not brought to our attention by the waiter… my date wanted the less expensive lamb dish. We don’t see this until the sticker shock of a bill is given to us. Also the noise level in there is ridiculously loud. I made reservations with my open table app and it appears on my phone when we get there they had not received my reservation! Frustrating…. I made the reservation 24 hours beforehand.
  24. DS

    DSCFoodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food reasonable priced. Have vegan dishes too.
  25. BB

    BenB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and comfort. Easy restaurant to get to, with available parking.
  26. RG

    RachelG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very mediocre!!! Not bad, but certainly not anything to draw me back again.
  27. D

    David

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A true French bistro with such classics as French Onion soup, escargot, confit. A great place for friends or a special night.
  28. j

    jar321

    San Francisco

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! First time and won’t be last! Food and service was great! From outside doesn’t look like a fine dining place! Once you are in everything wonderful!
  29. N

    415N

    San Francisco

    270 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    270 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at ChouChou. For appetizers we tried the onion soup and the tomato basil soup. Both were excellent and the perfect appetizers for a cold, rainy night. For entrees, we tried the filet mignon and the lobster ravioli special and both were great. The lobster ravioli is particularly nice because it is in a tomato sauce rather than the typical cream sauce. For dessert we had the apple tart with vanilla ice cream and the chocolate mousse. Both were great but we especially liked the apple tart which had a delicious flaky crust. We can't wait to return!
  30. BA

    BrianA

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star service 5 star entree Cute cozy out and indoor Fr Bistro style dining. Well worth the night out.
  31. JM

    JeffreyM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really lovely experience. Food was really yummy; “could’ve used a bit more salt” is my only comment. Escargot was fantastic! Pricing was very good and staff very friendly.
  32. S

    Sara

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful service good portions and very tasty food will come back again
  33. PS

    PhilS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Chou Chou has excellent food and many choices. Service was very good and the ambience was excellent I would definitely recommend it!
  34. I

    Iamthewoo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Mussels, escargots, bone marrow appetizers were excellent. Filet mignon was tender and cooked just right, medium rare as requested. Rainbow Trout was listed as "whole trout" but was actually a fillet, and overcooked. Mentioned it to the waiter and the owner came over and apologized, and had the dish re-made, which turned out much better, moist and flaky. Creme brulee and mango panna cotta for dessert were perfect.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at the restaurant. The servers were busy, but handled it well. The food was amazing also. I would go again.
  36. CM

    CMSP

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely place for a date night. Food was exceptional! The French onion soup and mussels appetizers could have been the entree and were perfect. The cassoulet was delish as was the filet mignon. We were a smidge disappointed in our desserts as just a tad off from what should be sublime for a French restaurant. (Chocolate cake tasted like a box mix and crème brûlée tasted like it was made on a production line.) wine list was extensive and not a high markup. Service was very pleasant. An enjoyable night and we will be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    All the staff members we interacted with were great, especially Alejandra, our server. We had the escargot and mussels appetizers, which were great, and our entrées were the beef Bourgogne and lamb rack; both were perfectly prepared. We really enjoyed our time here. My only suggestion for improvement of the ambience is to dim the lighting in the main dining room, it is so bright in there that the main dining room was empty and the side temporary/outdoor dining area was full. The main dining would feel more intimate if the lighting level is reduced.
  38. BJ

    BarbaraJ

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb menu with lots of choices on the fixed price dinners. Comfortable atmosphere conducive for conversations. Unbeatable value!
  39. T

    Tereana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was excellent. Coming from LA for a birthday celebration and the 3 course meal was exquisite. Everyone was nice and pleasant. Would definitely recommend and will be coming back.
  40. AL

    AliceL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our first visit to Chou Chou Bistro was great! The French bistro’s menu reflected diverse offerings. Our party of four opted for the 3-course fixed price menu available during the October Dine About Town program. The PE1 mussels in addition to the Crab Salad were delicious. Also, our entrees ranged from Duck Leg Confit Wellington, Grilled Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon and Beef Bourguignon, and all were excellent! Our meal concluded with the restaurant’s impressive dessert offerings, including Tiramisu, Apple Tart and Ganache Chocolate Cake. We thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and plan to definitely dine again at this lovely restaurant!

FAQs

Chou Chou Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chou Chou Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 242-0960.

Chou Chou Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 2229 OpenTable diners.

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 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Chou Chou Bistro

400 Dewey Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Laguna Honda

  • Neighborhood

    Forest Hill / West Portal

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    As You face the restaurant the parking lot is on your right hand side

  • Public transit

    Chouchou is less than half a block from the Forest Hill Muni Station. Take Muni Lines L, M or K.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    chef mina

  • Entertainment

    Dine about town @ $39.95 three courses every day all night

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 242-0960

  • Catering

    Chef Mina and his team will tailor any party to your needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Our newly remodeled Parisian style dinning room and indoor patio are ready to host your next special event. Chouchou offers a great variety of homemade French specialty dishes, excellent attention to detail, great customer service and an overall top quality experience for you and your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Angel Garcia : (844) 543-1285

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