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Keiko a Nob Hill

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1250 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA (Clay St.)
+1 415-829-7141
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17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Though advertised as "Japanese/French fusion", we found our evening's tasting menu to be mostly Japanese-described fish and beef dishes. First thing to know is there is only one seating per evening, and a set prix fixe menu. However, we were contacted several days in advance asking if anyone in our party had allergies to particular foods. Every item was excellent,... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

For something different from the massive servings normal in the USA this intimate restaurant serves French influenced Japanese haute cuisine. The staff are helpful, attentive and always on hand. The menu is predetermined and served with precision. The selection - 12 courses - was extensive with fish the main subject, but the treatment was unusual and sauces were imaginative and... More 

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Thank Lynda B
Atherton, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Walked in and was just wowed--it was so intimate that I expected all the men to drop on a knee and propose to their dinner dates. Amazing food as well. Great wine list. Proprietors were super-friendly.

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Thank shrewdinvestor
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My husband made this reservation to celebrate our 15th anniversary. We had very little knowledge of what to expect before arriving but we were not disappointed. The restaurant is located in a small residential building. Upon arrival, we are taken to our beautiful intimate table with comfortable cozy chairs. It is a set menu with the entire room being served... More 

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Thank Aimee E
Sydney
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169 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

It is a long night at Keiko but the food and the whole experience makes it worthwhile. It is a approx. 10 course degustation type menu, all small courses but still quite a lot of food. Each course was beautifully executed and some were just outstanding - particularly the sea urchin and the snow crab courses. One of the signature... More 

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Thank CassGeorge
Los Altos, California
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202 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We were lucky to get Saturday night reservations only a couple of weeks in advance for this tiny restaurant (approx.12 tables) on the 1st floor of a classic Nob Hill apartment building. We had visited many years before and remembered their unique Asian tasting menu. Considering there were 12 innovative and delicious small courses with a staff that could fit... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is the finest meal of the year for me. Absolutely divine in every aspect. Small cozy room and everyone gets served at the same time. Superb wine pairing even though they have a great wine list. It was like traveling to Paris and finding a hidden gem-without the long flight! Service is flawless and cordial.The flavors soared above other... More 

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Thank Russell K
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

I've been meaning to write this review for quite some time. In addition to Keiko we've eaten at two other Michelin starred restaurants in SF. I was somewhere between ambivalent and disappointed about those two, but Keiko really shines. The setting is that of a wonderful old SF restaurant with all the original elements intact. The tables are spacious and... More 

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Thank OnwardNYC
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

We were excited about dining here and got to experience some lovely food. The menu is set and is a 12 course degustation at $145 per person. Wine pairing is available at additional cost. The wine menu is extensive but the prices reflect the over all experience. We are not tight walleted when it comes to dining out but felt... More 

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Thank Julian S
Orange, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Great Staff, with great enthusiasm. I loved the vivid descriptions of the food and the wine pairings. Each course was inventive and delicious ... from the over-the-top Foie Gras with reduced espresso (paired with a beautiful vintage port), to the pairing of Maine Lobster with Hokaido Scallop. If you are a fan of Burgundies, the wine list is INCREDIBLE. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Cuisine
French, Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA
    (Clay St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-829-7141

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

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Neighbourhood Profile
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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