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Zuni Cafe

$$ - $$$American, , Fusion
1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
+1 415-552-2522
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“roast chicken” (82 reviews)
“caesar salad” (108 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is not alot really good or bad to say about this restaurant. Front of house staff just stand around talking to each other all night and were more interested in their own conversations than even saying goodbye or asking had we had a good...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Twenty years ago my wife and I celebrated an anniversary here. We ordered the famous roast chicken and thought it was good but not the best we had ever had. Flash forward about twenty years to two weeks ago, when my wife, two grown kids,...More

Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Reviewed 20 April 2018

This is a San Francisco local favorite, and never disappoints. There is often a long wait, but a drink or two at the bar passes that time very well. Definitely get the chicken!! I take friends and family alike when they visit the city. Two...More

Thank Sinistrality
Reviewed 4 April 2018

A long-established place with a lively atmosphere and good service, but: Their much-vaunted Roast Chicken for Two ($58), when we went was overcooked and dry and was served on a pile of mushy bread dressing. We ordered the chicken as soon as we were seated...More

Thank Travelsalot05
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Dinner at Zuni last night was such a mixed experience I woke thinking about it this morning. First off, the positives, our server was the best server I've ever had anywhere. She was friendly, professional, efficient and simply outstanding. The cocktail menu is smart and...More

Thank berttaylorhanson
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This place steals the show. Every dish is so satisfying and well put together. Great brunch menu, oyster bar, generous selection of wines and apperitifs. Perfect for a catch up with family or friends. Menu highlights are the Zuni salad, the chicken to share, pasta...More

Thank Miriam M
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I had heard Zuni Cafe was a must-try and finally was able to make a reservation on my most recent trip to San Francisco. We ordered the chicken as soon as we sat down since it takes an hour to prepare and got the prosciutto...More

Thank Francois D
Reviewed 12 March 2018

As usual, a really great experience. The staff is fantastic, never have to ask for anything. Food is always great (really recommend the chicken). The atmosphere is truly SF, all kinds of people and casual. Gotta have those fries!!

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Don't want to be overly critical but as I said "chicken is chicken" and this was no exception. Try something else I'm pretty sure it will be better.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Do what everyone says and get that chicken! It is arguably the best chicken I've ever had in my life. PLENTY of food for two, so save your appetite!

Thank Rachel V
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21 May 2015|
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Response from srca | Reviewed this property |
Zuni's menu changes every day, so the guarantees are hamburgers and pizza for lunch. But I have eaten many lunches there and those excellent pork chops have always been on the menu. That said, if you are a party of two, one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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