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600 5th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118-3915 (Balboa Street)
+1 415-668-9292
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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San Francisco
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Katia's is a perfect family owned restaurant. I almost feel like I am at Katia's home. The food is excellent, atmosphere is lovely (wouldn't change a thing), and the staff is welcoming and attentive. Amount other things that I love here is the sauerkraut- best ever.

Thank eliote
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Three of us visited this neighborhood Russian restaurant, two adults and one child. We shared at least a dozen dishes from the menu, and they were all fantastic. The borscht, the dumplings, stroganoff, and the crepe with cherry sauce were particular favorites. The service was helpful and friendly. We plan to return!

1 Thank Shawn J
Petaluma, California, USA
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66 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Everything is always spot on! We live more than an hour away and it is worth the drive. I also enjoy when an owner/chef takes the time to visit in the dining room.

Thank SignorOrso
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212 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Small neighbourhood restaurant with friendly service and delicious food. Herring appetizers, borscht soup, piroshki's; all well recommended.

Thank MrTrovador
san francisco
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We've been to Katia's often over many years, but have yet to write a review. Russian food is usually categorized as being hearty and good, but not especially flavorful. Katia is able to take seemingly simple food and bring it up so many notches that it just becomes incredibly delicious. The shashlik is heavenly, along with all the other entrees.... More 

Thank arises
Wichita, Kansas
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

We were weary on our feet after walking around SF all day and in the mood for healthy interesting food. Katie's fit the bill. It is a small business with just a few staff and Katia herself who came and sat at our table and talked with us which made us feel very welcome. The atmosphere of the restaurant reminded... More 

Thank Anne G
Myrtle Beach, Sc
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206 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

American service with home cooked Russian Dishes. Best of both worlds.. Loved it. You must try if you like russian food.

1 Thank Ken2fortax
Huntington Beach, California
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

Katya (the owner of Katya's) offers the best borscht and best cabbage rolls that I've ever tasted. Liked our pierogies and salads. Only a few tables so the service is attentive and with luck (we had it) Katya will drop by to chat with you.

Thank phil&dot
Portland, Oregon
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146 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

Terrible food, and average service..................sloppy food preparation, poor presentation, everything overcooked. Would not recommend to anyone.

Thank 101coastie
Goose Creek, South Carolina
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

This was my first experience with Russian food and is was very nice. The food was good and the atmosphere was nice. While our waiter did take my aunt's plate before she was finished, the service was attentive. I would recomend this to friends and family as a nice alternative to the huslte and bustle found in other parts of... More 

Thank bestt76

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Russian, Eastern European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 5th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118-3915
    (Balboa Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-668-9292

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?