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Zuni Cafe

$$ - $$$American, , Fusion
1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
+1 415-552-2522
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“roast chicken” (80 reviews)
“bread salad” (54 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
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1 - 10 of 806 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was good but not very special. As starters we had lamb sausage and calamaris which were both average and came rapidly after ordering. The quality of our mains (Salmon and pork chop) was better although the salmon was a bit cold. We loved...More

Thank Maarten V
Reviewed yesterday

My husband has been talking about Zuni forever, he loves this, he loves that, etc. But, he never explained to me how truly wonderful the food is. My husband and I went with his aunt and uncle who are SF locals. The men had oysters...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We last ate at Zuni Cafe 30 years ago, and were delighted to find the restaurant still open at the same place and with the same extraordinary quality of seafood. It's a relaxed but busy venue, full of big windows open to the street outside....More

Thank Andi E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. Zuni chicken a “bucket list” dish! Decent wine list. We eat here each visit to San Francisco

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We remember a great night out at Zuni Cafe 29 years ago ! Finding ourselves back in San Francisco for a few days, just had to go back for memories sake. I would not normally order chicken of any sort in a restaurant to be...More

Thank markandsue-84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this restaurant walking through the area. The staff and menu selections were fantastic. It was a really hot day and we wanted to stop for a drink. We ended up having lunch and drinking. The staff were so great, they didn't rush...More

Thank Yvonne Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went just before the theater for an early dinner. One of us ordered polenta. We noticed that the couple to our right side had also ordered it and apparently did not find to be good. So, we waited for ours to come. After some...More

Thank Graciela A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared to spend some time here, especially if you plan to have the wood-fired chicken. It seriously takes an hour. BUT, it is definitely worth the wait! We filled the time with Caesar salad and an heirloom tomato salad (and the wine helped), but...More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We weren't able to order the famous chicken because we had a plane to catch. Nonetheless, the seabass and porkchop were wonderful. The flavor of the meats and the vegetable medley that goes with each, when eaten together led to a very Top Chef moment....More

Thank shaofalcis
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious sweet potato soup, very good ricotta gnocchi and tasty desserts. This was a highlight of my dining experiences in San Francisco.

Thank JacquelinaUSA
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
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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