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Kokkari Estiatorio
Kokkari Estiatorio

Kokkari Estiatorio

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200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 981-0983
http://www.kokkari.com
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Kokkari's menu starters include Horiatiki, the classic Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, green pepper, red onions, olives and feta cheese; Marithes Tiganites, crispy smelt served with lemon and ... Read more
chopped parsley; and Octapodi Salata, mesquite-grilled octopus, roasted red bell peppers, frisee and red wine vinegar. In addition to the traditional Hellenic signature dishes such as Moussaka, a decadent baked casserole of eggplant, lamb ragout and creamy béchamel sauce, Kokkari's menu includes Garides stin Schara, Kotopoulo Souvlas, lemon & oregano chicken, grilled asparagus, Greek peppers, fingerling potatoes; Mosharisia Brizola, mesquite-grilled, dry-aged rib eye with wilted greens and Greek potatoes; and Arnisia Paidakia, grilled lamb chops with a lemon-oregano vinaigrette.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Kokkari has a beautiful, old-world and rustic vibe. The interior was decorated in earth tones with thick wood, exposed wooden beams, high ceilings, copper pots and brick walls. It was a nice treat to be seated with a full view of the wood-fire oven where a whole lamb and 1/2 dozen chickens were slowly roasting in the open fireplace. This place was great from start to finish. The food was creative while still retaining the classic feel of the cuisine generally and everything I had was absolutely tasty.

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Beet Salad
Spanakopita
Grilled Meatballs
Lamb Stew
Mousaka
Lamb Chops

While the venue was classy, the friendly service made one feel comfortable and relaxed. We were seated per our reservation promptly on arrival, the staff was courteous, knowledgeable and attentive and had great timing. Had an amazing dinner! Definitely recommend this place if you want good ambiance, delicious food and experience San Francisco dining at its finest!

Tip: Request a table in the front room, near the open fireplace. Trust me, you will not regret it.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

While Kokkari's lamb chop is to die for and the must order item, the whole roasted branzino is another close favorite

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Local from San Francisco, CA, USA

Everything about Kokkari is amazing from the service and decor to the drinks and food. My favorite item on the menu is the lamb burger. The ravioli is also very tasty. Can't wait to go back!

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Local from San Francisco

Try the bar if you don't have a dinner reservation. Nice and friendly staff

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

I went there for a business lunch and had a great experience. Relaxed atmosphere, easy to have a conversation without being too close to the other tables. The staff took the time to explain us the different dishes and gave us great recommendations. We were there for maybe 2 hours and I forgot about time. The food was amazing. Highly recommended are the zucchini cakes, the grilled octopus as starters. I then had the sole as a main. Super simple but cooked and grilled perfectly and with the right amount of oil. Can't wait to go back.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

I'd heard great things about this place, so was excited to try it. I was not disappointed. It's a high end Greek restaurant, with a menu focused around seafood and lamb. Everything we tried was delicious. We started with grilled octopus, which was far and away the best I'd ever had, and a zucchini cake with tzaziki, which sounded pedestrian but was also great. For my main I had a grilled whole branzino with lemon and olive oil. Simple preparation but perfect (they even deboned before serving). Great spot for a romantic night out or a business dinner.

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Hillsborough, California, USA

Amazing food with subtle spices and grilling that brings out the natural flavor of the meats. The grilled squid and octopus are to die for. The branzino amazing and the signature lamb dishes unforgettable. Really hard to get reservations so you will have to plan in advance. Definitely will be back.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Amazing Greek restaurant!! Probably one if the best in SF....
Their lamb chops are really good, so is the fava salad and the tzatziki are very good!
It actually taste as real Mediterranean food...
Also, what a wonder in SF, restaurant which it's kitchen is open after 10pm and people are keep coming after 10pm, true wonder for SF!:)
Highly recommended for everyone!

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Fantastic upscale Greek restaurant in San Francisco. Kokkari is just as delicious at lunch as it is at dinner time. The lamb chops with the watermelon feta dish is delicious. Even for SF, Kokkari is dressy, so you may want to take your outfit up a notch if you're heading to dinner here.

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Hayward, California, USA

I felt underdress going to this restaurant. People were wearing their suit and tie, let's just say more business than casual. But the staff was nice and were very attentive. Decor: more modern rustic. The Watermelon and Feta salad was refreshing and delicious.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

My personal favorite restaurant in San Francisco, and best Greek restaurant on the West Coast. Everything is delicious, not a single bad dish. Wine selection A+ and most amazing sundae (with hazelnuts). Nice decor, dress nice.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The upscale Greek restaurant, Kokkari, serves fantastic food and not to be missed. Plan ahead and make a reservation – it’s a popular place. So many things on the menu looked very good and it was hard to decide what to order. So, we picked many small plates and tried a variety of dishes. It’s hard to pick favorites, so I would just mention a couple of them – grilled artichokes and eggplant skewer, pan fried kefalotiri cheese, grilled octopus.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

Delicious food in a Mediterranean Greek setting. Literally every dish I tried here was fantastic. Highly recommend the lamb chops and watermelon feta dish!

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Austin, Texas

This is one of the highest rated restaurants in San Francisco and I can understand why. The food is amazing, the service is on par, and the establishment has remained a top destination for many years.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

BEEF its whats for dinner...unless you are eating Greek because here at Kokkari they can braise a mean piece of lamb. Juicy, tender, and very filling. For the appetizer I tried the Kalamari stuffed with cheese, it was tasty, but nothing special to it. On the other hand, the grilled octopus was amazing. Cooked perfectly so that it does not feel like you are chewing a rubber band. I also highly recommend the Moussaka, their traditional casserole which has lamb, eggplants, potato, and yogurt.

The service was professional, clean, and exactly what you would expect. Kokkari is also located in a nice and clean location where parking was easy to find.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Kokkari is my go-to restaurant to impress out-of-towners and clients. Everything on the menu is divine and perfectly executed. Great place for vegetarians as well as meat/fish lovers. One of my favorite thing to do is just order 4-5 dishes from the appetizer menu and share with friends. You must get the Melitzanosalata, Taramosalata, Tzatziki, Favosalata AND Tirokafteri platter with housemade grilled pita.
For dinner, I usually order the whole fish baked in salt. It comes out extremely moist and flaky and slightly salty.
Finish the meal with a cup of stone-ground coffee heated over hot sand.
Superb!

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis
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Exceptional Mediterranean food served in an elegant atmosphere. Suitable for business or a date. Reservations are essential and the waitstaff can sometime get pushy about turning the tables. Regardless, well worth a visit. Service is very attentive.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

My new favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Excellent service and amazing food!

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

A greek restaurant, but certainly not in the village taverna mode. Kokkari is fairly high-end and you need to book. Located in the Financial District, it's popular with business people but pretty much everyone else too.

My expectations of this place were huge as I'd heard so many great reviews. For that reason, I was slightly underwhelmed by the experience, although both the food and service were excellent. I'm going to give it another go at some point, to see if it's worth a 5* review.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

Think Greek isle taverna meets ancient Hellenic gastronomic temple. The Greek restaurants has quickly become one of San Francisco's most beloved, and the creative high-end menu blends traditional dishes (moussaka, souvlaki, tzatziki) with modern, California-inspired ingredients.

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