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Kokkari Estiatorio

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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200 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-1806 (Front St.)
+1 415-981-0983
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Lodi, California
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After seeing this was the 1# restaurant in San Francisco and our love of Greek food we made a reservation for our anniversary, Nov. 26th. Our server, Peter, was wonderful. The food was mouth watering. We had Saghanaki, Spanakotiropita, Kolokithokeftethes, Kokkari Salata, Lamb Souvlaki, wine, and Baklava. Everything was wonderful. Will definitely go back. Make a reservation well in advance,... More 

Thank catlover76
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible holiday lunch today where the daily special dessert (filo, pistachio, greek yogurt cream and banana) was met with applause. Outstanding - original and so flavorful. Everything was excellent including fish stew. Interesting wine list. If you can plan attend, I recommend getting a table in bar in the winter when the large fireplace is a blaze. Service very good.

Thank P1386YUmaryc
Houston, Texas
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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kokkari had a warm fire blazing during lunch today-quite nice. The service and Greek food were terrific. The dolmaides were nice, as well as the crisp brussel sprouts. The highlight was the Mediterranean Sea bass with just the right Greek spices and flavors!

Thank jswflights
McAllen, Texas
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250 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There maybe some planning to get a reservation but it's worth it. The interior is warm and the aromas mouth watering. The service was great and helpful. The mousses outstanding and anyone with lamb looked well satisfied also. We were very happy and will return.

Thank Dkazooman
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I recently went and it was amazing. They were busy and didn't have any tables available, so when we were prepared to sit at the bar they made room for us and we were able to enjoy a fine dining experience! We highly recommend the grilled whole fish and to cap off the evening with their ice... More 

Thank tdubproductions
Santa Cruz
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice meal. Excellent service. My husband and I got a same day reservation thru Open Table (although it was late 10pm) and felt lucky to get it. Nice atmosphere. Tables are very close together but not intrusive. Lamb chops are a must!

Thank KSB95005
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very big restaurant, but still manages to deliver great food and great service. Not sure if it was related to the magnum bottle of Duckhorn we had, but I had a great experience at this restaurant ;) safe to say they have a good wine list.

Thank Lucas M
New Orleans
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had dinner at Kokkari. Beautiful restaurant with wonderful food! Everything was delicious. Lamb chops and fish courses outstanding. Great service too!

Thank Sally6
Jersey, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, it was perfect for lunch. Really enjoyed the Octopus Salad. I can't quite give it 5 out of 5 there are some amazing restaurants in the area. I would however be very happy to go back.

Thank CHR1515
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kokkari is the best Greek restaurant in San Francisco. Period. Here are some of my favorites--you should study the menu closely for your choices: Under the Mezethes I like Spanakotrripita, Octapodaki tuo Yiorgou (Octopus), Kalamari. Under Kirios Plato (Mains) I like Psari sto Fourno (fish), Moussaka, and Arnisia Paidoka (lamb). The atmosphere is great, full bar. Go enjoy.

Thank eaharryr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-1806
    (Front St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-0983

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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