Tannourine

4.1
393 Reviews
$31 to $50
Lebanese
Authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine prepared for you by our famous and friendly Chef Paul. Tannourine features the elegance of fine dining in a comfortable relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy Chef Paul's Lebanese home-style cooking while enjoying live entertainment .
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
4.2
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRuby
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We walked in and the floor was dirty, I told the host we had a reservation that was made on open table for three. One person from our party went to the bathroom. Then they seated us at a table for two. We had to ask for a water refill several times as well as a napkin. The water had a bad after taste. Some of the bread plates were dirty. The place was only 1/2 full and we had to wait 40 minutes for our food. We ordered hummus with shawarma which was delivered first as just hummus with no meat. They added the meat, but it was full of gristle (fat) & the hummus was bland. The pita was fresh, but did not taste good. We ordered a glass of Pinot - Robert Mondavi - not good, we also ordered a pita filled with feta and veggies which was mediocre at best. Lastly we ordered the lamb shank and veggies which was fatty & spicy. Not good either. The servers were quite nice, but extremely slow. We accidentally left our credit card & when we called there was a lot of confusion getting it back. We retrieved it just fine, but will never return. I would stay far, far away.

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vipRosie
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, properly prepared, and the prices are reasonable.

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HMBSusan
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The food is freshly made and excellent, the service is great, and the ambience is just right...we can actually talk to each other without having to compete with loud music or other noise.

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BrianM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Lamb shanks are exceptional and overall good experience.

KC
vipKCIAS
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal here. The service was attentive and the food plentiful and delicious! We really enjoyed it and will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome date place accommodated dietary restrictions perfectly. Great ambiance and music nice seating perfect host and service. Going back for another date soon!!!

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vipHollyNorth2
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

A unique choice for a holiday luncheon for a large or small group. The food was very tasty, and everyone enjoyed their choices. The service would have been better if more attention was paid to the guests such as explanations of the food, offering beverages and/or dessert, etc. When we wanted more water we had to find the server or wait until she appeared at another table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way

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vipZilchie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Our first disappointment began when they told us that the belly-dancing entertainment had been cancelled for the day. We arrived to a rather empty restaurant on a Friday night, which we attributed to the rain. Our entree of spinach pastries arrived lukewarm & very lacklustre. We were recommended the Mixed Grill, & that was just ok. The Lamb Couscous came next, & it was a real bummer to find only 4 miniscule cubes of lamb under extremely large chunks of overcooked zucchini & carrots. Unsatisfied by dinner, we ordered coffee & their only dessert available, baklava. We were very delighted that the turkish coffee was wonderfully fragrant with cardamom, & their baklava was a perfect size for 2 to share, was warm & crisp, & just lovely with the bitter coffee. Might come again for the coffee & baklava if we’re in the area, but only after we’ve had dinner somewhere else.

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vipBBH1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty and consistently high-quality food and attentive service. One of my favorites in San Mateo.

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RosaT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My coworkers and I really enjoyed the food here. Everything was wonderful food, service, and amount of food we got with our lunch entrees. The babaganoush was so tasty! We were surprised to find the restaurant was almost empty, but it was great because I could hear the conversations with everyone at our table. I definitely plan to go back.

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justvisiting
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious, warm and inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Food was good, service was great, but the floor was not vacuumed and fork had food stuck on it. Need I say more!

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steve
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, fair price. family run what's not to like

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vipLefk
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful surprise on 25th St!! Excellent Lebanese/Mediterranean food at a good price. We will go here again. I recommend the appetizer combo, the shank steak and the half chicken!

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GR8FOOD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , food was fantastic, we love the quiet ambiance . We were able to have a personal and private business meeting and not have to talk loud to here one another . Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant .

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HMBSusan
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I take a friend here, they become longtime customers. This place is a gem. The service is outstanding, the food is wonderful, even for vegetarians like me. It has white tablecloth atmosphere, food, and service with very reasonable prices. Everything is freshly made, including the hot from the oven pita. I love this place!

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vipEFarm
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We love Lebanese food and were really hoping to find a great place to eat it. Tannourine needs an update with decor and ambiance. The food was just ok. Appetizers were good and some of the entrees were delicious: lamb shank stew, couscous and veggies, but some were flavorless. I would love to see this place update itself and then rework a few menu options.

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Swalsh
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babaganouge was a must! Best Fattoush salad I've ever had. We will definitely go back!

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vipjosed
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Service was terrible plus they did not have any lamb dishes as they claim they had a catering. Isn't that the sole reason why anyone would go to a Lebanese/Mediterranean restaurant ?? Hello!!!

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vipTANYAT
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is just outstanding. Very happy. The Appetizer they give you is super yummy. The Schwarma is the best I have ever had. Looking forward to my next visit there.

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YummyExplorer
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is our first experience with Tannourine and it has been very positive. The staff are very attentive and the service is good. The lamb shanks that my husband ordered is very tasty and flavorful. I had the marinated prawns served with scampi style. It came with rice and vegetables. Again it's full of flavor and the texture is just right. Since we had too much pita breads at the beginning and we ordered a sampler of hot and cold mezzas which are very good as well, we couldn't finished our meal. I also like the restaurant setting and ambiance. Good for couples and small group. I would definitely go back again.

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MattB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Stephan and the food were amazing. What a little gem. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. My family and I came here for the first time and the server gave us some great recommendations. Would definitely come again

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vipMissVickie
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was quite slow, but he was very friendly. There was only one person serving all the tables. We ran out of water; so, we decided to share our water with each other.

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vipLocal1955
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife’s favorite place. Had the lamb shank; just fantastic. Service was great; not rushed, allowed us to talk and was there at the exact perfect time to tend to our needs.

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vipRosie
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

everything was very fresh. very reliable restaurant, it never disappoints.

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vipMMMM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Great services. Great food. Ambiance could be better. Good value.

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SusieL
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always! I took my family in for lunch and everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Kafta (minced lamb and beef) kebob I have had in the states! Truly delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Visited with my seven colleagues for a work dinner. The place was quiet and not many people. Some of us arrived a bit late but there was no rush from the servers so that was good. Unfortunately there were never any rush from them ever throughout our dinner. The service was very poor and we had to remind our server to pick the plates off our table and we had to ask several times when we wanted more to drink. The food was good and you get a lot for the money. The the service and the ambience is just not there.

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vipTimM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a fantastic place. A bit of a hidden gem. Fantastic menu and great service.

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coast2coast
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kids didn't know exactly what they ordered, but liked what they got.

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vipElizabethD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was truly exceptional. The owner was friendly and accommodating in many ways.

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SHIELAS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine Lebonese cuisine. Loved their early bird special. Can’t wait to go again.

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vipMANO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with Lebanese friends who said it was the best Lebanese fool they had ever had !!!
Eddie the waiter could not have been more gracious and attentive
Excellent restaurant
Excellent service
Excellent value

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SAMM
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good middle eastern food. The food was almost authentic. Arayyes were excellent. Kibbeh and babaganouj were very good, hummus was ok, and borak cheese was too salty. Service overall was good.

Grill chicken and beef was good. The minced meat/kabab was juicy but the spicing was overdone.

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vipChris
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Plates at our table and others had food stuck to them. We went through 6 plates to find clean ones.

Even the better ones still had oily residue. Neither their eyesight nor their dishwasher worked very well!

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vipVivian
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

No idea how this restaurant received high reviews...the staff were pleasant and spacious dining room. But food was a big disappointment. Bland, not hot, dry chicken, mushy eggplant. The hot appetizers were not crispy or warm/hot either. Won’t be back.

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Tannourine does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Tannourine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 638-1960.

Tannourine is rated 4.1 stars by 393 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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