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“Need improvement as a 3 stars Michelin restaurant”
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Ranked #752 of 6,295 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: French, Japanese, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Cross street: Between Montgomery and Sansome
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

First of all, we arrive on time. But it takes around 15mins to get to the table. Overall setting looks dark and old especially carpet is dark color seems not so clean. We have ordered tasting menu with tea pairing. As a Chinese visitor, we expected tea pairing should be with flavored flower tea. However, they served dark tea mostly, it seems chef don’t know dark tea is not healthy with food together. It should be drink separately. Food taste fresh with design. Some of the taste is too much and unnecessary. Desert is American style chocolate cake but not French style. Overall, from decor, food concept, tasting and services training need to improve. Uncertain why 3 Star Michelin crowned to this restaurant.

1  Thank SamuelL3032
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I had booked Coi several months before travelling to San Fransisco. Amazing degustation menu and wine pairings. The food really captured California and embodied exceptional produce and seafood. Fantastic service, the maître’ d was really engaging and his knoweledge of the menu was top shelf. I will definitely return when in San Fransisco next.

Thank adam p
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Speechless !, Delicious Perfection
Wonderful creative talent will not disappoint at this special occasion San Francisco locals delight!.
Been coming here x years and always offers a new spin on the culinary arts.
Always look forward to new surprises for all my senses. Don't go in a hurry, go to enjoy FOOD and the ART OF FOOD!. The service is great as is the ambiance!

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Thank Mimiatsfo
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We went out for a couple's night to the City. Having eaten at Dinner at Heston's and Muguritz we were looking forward to eating to Coi. Unfortunately the food was not even close to matching any of the previous Michelin star restaurants mentioned and the only saving grace was the service which was very good. Starting with a very pretentious wine list to really average tasting food we were terribly disappointed with the food. The food was also way over priced for what they were serving. I wold recommend this place for people who don't know or care much about what they are eating and have $1000 burning a hole in their pocket.

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1  Thank Nigel C
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Without a doubt, Coi is the most creative restaurant we've been to in years!! Every course was a work of art, both in blend of flavors, taste, and presentation. Reminded me of my first visit to Charlie Trotter's in Chicago area. Service was elegant, friendly & efficient. Dark, classy, minimalist decor. Definitely a place to go for a special occasion or a quiet, intimate meal. Can't say enough good things about Coi. If you go, you will have a truly fine dining experience!

Thank PatPainter
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