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Zuni Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Hayes Valley
American, Contemporary, Fusion
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1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949 (Between Franklin & Gough)
+1 415-552-2522
11:30 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only had the chicken and a few cocktails. Suppose it's a bit pricey for a whole chicken but is well worth it. All you need for 2 people - we were both full. Spend the rest of your money on cocktails as they're amazing!

Thank Lukepera
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So this place is known for the roasted chicken for two, however the other folks in my party did not want chicken so I went with the Marty Ranch hamburger on rosemary focaccia. The bread was particularly tasty and the burger was cooked well and not overdone. We also shared the shoestring potato fries. I’m not sure why these are... More 

Thank Torri K
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177 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are on a gastronomic tour of California, and this is number two on our favourite list, just behind Lucques in LA. First of all, the oyster list is the best we have ever experienced, anywhere on the planet. We ended up having 16, in four batches of four, and they were all excellent. We opted for one starter, the... More 

Thank Bigal57
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went with friends from SF that come a lot. Very nice beginning of the evening as this is a well run operation that is quite large. The caesar salad is huge and good for sharing. The other green salad was so-so. Pasta was good, but the main dish that came with spinach was so salty it had to be... More 

Thank Douglas T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had clam chowder and the roast pork. Best thing about the meal was the bread. In particular the main(pork) was cold. They gladly replaced it but the replacement version looked like it had been slapped on the plate and not very nice. I could have cooked it better myself and I am not a cook. Wine list was good and... More 

Thank melbourneabc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a wonderful time at Zuni Cafe for Sunday lunch. We started with both types of bloody mary, the classic and the balsamic, and the orange cocktail. The classic was spicy and delicious as a virgin; the balsamic was perfectly sweet with vodka. We shared three types of oysters and even the first-time-oyster-eater at the table enjoyed hers!... More 

Thank Sarah D
Belmont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner last Saturday night exceeded expectations. Service by Kevin was great, timing of serving appetizers, drinks, entrees and dessert was perfect. The appetizers(fries, anchovies) were very tasty and recommended. Our party of two couples each ordered the famous chicken and it was juicy and very flavorful. The bread salad underneath the chicken was also very flavorful from the chicken juice.... More 

Thank Bob S
Pleasant Hill, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On my 6.2 mile walk today up market I rewarded myself with a stop here for dessert & a glass of Gruner Veltliner. Excellent. Great friendly staff. Dessert was the flourless chocolate cake. Delicious

Thank travelwithpam
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zuni is certainly a SF institution and a fun place to eat and people watch. Had a nice visit although slightly disappointed in the quality of the food compared to visits past. Caesar salad was fresh and tasty though not a show stopper. Roasted chicken tostada was delicious, still trying to interpret the wonderful mix of flavors and herbs. Roasted... More 

Thank Laura W
New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous meal and attentive but unassuming service. Ordered oysters from a great selection. Perfect Puligny-Montrachet from the wine list. Roast chicken was something special. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Contemporary, Fusion
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
    (Between Franklin & Gough)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-2522

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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