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Pera - San Francisco

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1457 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Connecticut)
+1 415-796-3812
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Pera Restaurant has it all:) Suffice to say -for the Turkish-food lovers & gourmet types- that there was even vegetarian manti (small Turkish dumplings with garlic yogurt & spiced dressing) on a MLK Day, which made my own day! Everything I had was delicious, creative and healthy! The initial appetizer which routinely comes was a lovely olive oil mixture of... More 

Thank hacktravel
Princeton, NJ
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171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Food, genial service, neighborhood atmosphere all excellent. Our party of five included two who had been to Turkey several times and were pleased to find favorites rarely seen on these shores. A pleasure.

Thank wws68
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very happy to find this restaurant and even happier with the food and the service. I had a chicken shish, very tasty. My partner had the Manti (pasta) which was very pale and a bit bland. Impeccable and courteous service. A nice place for a romantic dinner.

Thank porcupinegirl
Atlanta, Georgia
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

On our first trip to San Francisco in a long time, we are benefitting from the guidance of an old friend who's lived in the Portrero Hill area of the city for many years. We ate at one of his favorite local restaurants, Pera, owned and operated by a young, Turkish anthropologist who definitely knows his cuisine. A fresh serving... More 

Thank bbails
Sao Paulo, SP
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149 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

After an unambitious walk around the neighborhood, we came across Pera. It was a great surprise to find such an authentic place. The prices are very affordable (for SF standards) and the meal quality was excellent. They really prime for the details. Highly recommended and will go again.

Thank oviajador
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200 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

For me this is one place for a special occasion. Pricey. Delicious. The chocolate cake! Very authentic and yummy. Try the Iskender.

Thank Manalani
Centennial, Wyoming
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

We were about the only ones in the restaurant while the neighboring places were jammed, but we were very happy with the meal and the service. We had the appetizer sampler which was a nice showcase of the kitchens ability. The main courses were very tasty and fun for us to try a different cuisine than usual. Tried a very... More 

Thank BobMaddox1
Arusha, Tanzania
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We had dinner at Pera recently. The food was pretty good but the service was poor. I had to go looking for some help after running out of patience. Not good.

Thank Wayne H
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Pera is located in Potrero Hill. There is outdoor seating available and parking is on the street. I had the grape leaves dolmas which were very fresh and tasty. The dipping trio was quite good and included veggie sticks and warm pita to dip. I also tried the Spanakopita and the Baklava which were both very good. Everything was fresh... More 

Thank Ginri
new york
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Fantastic pickled watermelon salad The blossoms were great Delicious meal and dessert The staff was smart and very helpful

Thank robertnewyork1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1457 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-796-3812

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