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Kokkari Estiatorio

4.8
4.8
7824 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Kokkari (pronounced “Ko-Kar-ee”) is a small fishing village located on the islands of Samos in the Aegean Sea, whose name is derived from the small onions that were once produced in the nearby fields. Its fertile soil and Mediterranean climate translated into an abundance of fresh produce as well as treasured seafood and game. Legend tells that Kokkari is the site where Orion, a mighty hunter and a young man of gigantic stature and great beauty, fell in love with the daughter of the king of Chios. For the love of her, Orion forged the island for wild game and seafood to prepare elaborate banquets in celebration of their love. Today, we hope you will enjoy your own celebration as you dine at Kokkari Estiatorio on food “fit for the Gods” prepared with an Aegean palate and the style of innovative California fare.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 207 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 981-0983

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Erik Cosselmon

  • Private party facilities

    The semi-private and private dining areas can accommodate groups from six to two hundred. The restaurant is also available for buy-outs.

  • Private party contact

    Caroline Shea: (415) 981-0983

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    Front St.

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is currently unavailable at Kokkari Estiatorio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,824 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Mediterranean

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked

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  1. IQ

    InnaQ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and delicious as always!
  2. CJ

    CJCityLiving

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Disappointed to be sat in the far back room, the chairs are uncomfortable and doesn’t have much ambiance back in the corner. Honestly the food was “okay” - the best part was our service. I had always thought of this as a must go place for special occasions - for the amount we spent on a table of 4, there are so many other choices in the city - this will be our last time.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought guests from out of town who enjoys Greek food. Our table of 5, had a wonderful experience. We got seated in a round table by the window and had an excellent waiter who explained the menu to our guests and made delicious for wines and appetizers recommendations and he was attentive through the meal. The lamb riblets and grilled octopus were super. And the grilled fresh fish entree was delicious. Another memorable dinner. Kokkari never disappoints! We often come back with guests and special occasions. Bravo!!
  4. S

    Solis69

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated on time for our 8:15 dinner reservation, service was excellent and the food was amazing! We ordered 3 appetizers, 2 fish entrees and a dessert. The portions were generous but the food was not too heavy. We were very satisfied with everything by the end of the evening. Our server was very attentive and gracious. We will definitely go back to Kokkari to celebrate another special occasion and would recommend the restaurant to those who have never been.
  5. T

    Talia

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Davide was our waiter for lunch and he truly made the meal so special. So attentive and kind and willing to explain anything we had questions on. The food was outstanding! So glad we came here during our stay in San Fran!
  6. g

    greenwithenvy

    San Francisco

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the great meal and service and thank you for acknowledging the birthday person at our table. Much appreciated.
  8. P

    Pipposplaces

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nothing to say but good!!
  9. MC

    MichaelC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always excellent
  10. MN

    MarciaN

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t had the opportunity to come and dine here in several years and it did not disappoint. Yet again quality service food atmosphere is outstanding we always look forward to coming here when we visit San Francisco
  11. CS

    ChristopherS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Went to this restaurant for my wife’s birthday. The seating is very cramped with tables that seem packed in and out of place. They seated us next to the a main walkway and I was in elbow distance from the table next to me. Our table and my wife were bumped into multiple times by patrons and waiters walking down the hallway. I had the goat stew which had multiple pieces of bone and cartilage in it. My wife enjoyed the salmon. I can’t see how this place ever won a Michelin star.
  12. EW

    EmoWC

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my very favorite restaurants in all of San Francisco, and it was my first time dining back after Covid. Lovely experience & I’m so thrilled to be back. My go to items are always the grilled octopus, any of the fresh fish, the feta watermelon salad and the prawns. Delicious all around.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time enjoying all the things there were but we got to full on appetizers to have a full meal til next time. Wines and beverages were delicious as well.
  14. AP

    AmandaP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was exquisite!
  15. m

    mltechz

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EPIC. As always. Expensive? Sure, but hell.. I'd rather spend my money here then be disappointed by a slew of crappy restaurants charging the same or more.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal. Thank you for making my wife's birthday special.
  17. y

    yumornot

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and good food with fabulous waiter.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Great specials and recommendations. Very helpful staff.
  19. HJ

    HJL1183

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband, my son(6yo)and I liked all of the menu we ordered! We are definitely coming back. Thank you!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  21. DA

    DougA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Perfect every time. The grilled fish is my favorite
  22. RS

    RobS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was fabulous with the exception of one dish which was fair. The restaurant was extremely crowded at 5 PM on a Saturday evening. The staff was courteous and friendly Overall a very very nice evening on my 17 year anniversary.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely phenomenal. We are from LA and made a special stop over in San Francisco prior to our international flight just to come here. The restaurant is warm and makes you feel comfortable. The staff is friendly. One of our favorite restaurants in the world!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was so damn good !! Best dish of the night were the riblets.
  25. RF

    RandomFind

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dinner. The service was excellent.
  26. RA

    RachelA

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch was so delicious that we came back for dinner to try some other dishes. My dining companion has celiac disease and had many gluten free choices.
  27. VT

    ValerieT

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere.. delicious food 😀
  28. CA

    CAJOREGMO

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  29. TE

    TEGGER

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Good food and efficient, friendly service
  30. d

    deek

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Disappointing. The quality of the lamb is not what it was pre-covid and the meat was not cooked to order. Average main dish for way above average prices. Used to getting good value at Kokkari. Not this time. Appetizers were fine and dessert was fine. And the drink was a good pour. But the main dish should be the highlight of the meal and it wasn't. A $300 experience should have been $150 at best.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Acapulco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lamb chops, excellent service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Bathrooms were out of order and guest were asked to use the restroom in a different building.
  33. DT

    DTSF

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was celebrating my birthday with my wife. Fantastic service by Jason, fantastic food, and excellent ambiance. See you guys soon again. ευχαριστώ!
  34. L

    Loyalguest

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food. Great cheese. Very busy restaurant so service was a little less attentive than expected.
  35. M

    Marcelle56

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kokkaris’ never disappoints. Fantastic food, service and ambiance. It’s the only restaurant that serves traditional Greek food. I absolutely love it!
  36. S

    Shafruz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! As is always the case at Kokkari...my favorite restaurant in SF.
  37. AD

    AminaD

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town and this was recommended to us by friends. It was our favorite restaurant we went to. The service was so good! She was attentive and made our dinner special. The food was delicious and the portions were really big. I can’t wait to come back.
  38. A

    Anya

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great in every way
  39. r

    rickg

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Host team great. Service great. Food great
  40. SG

    SouthieGirl

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience and first time at Kokkari. Our server was wonderful, not obtrusive yet always available and observant. Very polished service and fine dining experience. Most of our dishes from appetizers to dessert were outstanding. Our only issue was with the 2 orders of moussaka we returned due to the overpowering amount of cinnamon in the dish. The server was very gracious in exchanging the dishes for something else which was delicious. We will definitely return for another special occasion. Not inexpensive but the quality of the food is outstanding.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Kokkari Estiatorio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 981-0983.

Kokkari Estiatorio is rated 4.8 stars by 7824 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 207 times today
Google Map for Kokkari Estiatorio

200 Jackson St., San Francisco, CA 94111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front St.

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is currently unavailable at Kokkari Estiatorio.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erik Cosselmon

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 981-0983

  • Private party facilities

    The semi-private and private dining areas can accommodate groups from six to two hundred. The restaurant is also available for buy-outs.

  • Private party contact

    Caroline Shea: (415) 981-0983

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