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Kokkari Estiatorio

Certificate of Excellence
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
As featured in Sensational San Francisco
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200 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-1806 (Front St.)
+1 415-981-0983
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived right on time for our 8:15 reservation and were politely told that we would have to wait for another 15 minutes. Not the end of the world, but frustrating. We didn't complain. Then, just shy of the promised 15 mins, we were seated with a gracious apology from the host staff. Expecting that was the end of it,... More 

Thank TUCK1995
Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to have a family get together here. Food is excellent and service is very good. Everyone had a great time celebrating the upcoming holidays.

Thank jsofttaco
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There aren't words to express how authentic the food is here. The fried smelt are to die for. The table near the fireplace is a real treat.

Thank Cindy C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, food is always good. Definitely recommend. I've been here many times before and have always ordered whatever I wanted. With this business dinner, it was a pre-set menu, but it didn't disappoint.

Thank Joanne B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is great. Food is amazing. Wine list is top notch. My only complaint is the menu never changes. It's been the same for years. Although that shouldn't deter you if you've never been. Being a vegetarian, there are many options other than the lamb chops and steak. Good for a date or special occasion.

Thank Phillip L
Edmonds, WA
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563 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With reservations in place, we went for a 1:00 lunch on a Monday and were seated immediately in the crowded restaurant. We had booked through Open Table and seating times were very limited. In fact, we had also tried to make dinner reservations two weeks prior for the previous Friday, Saturday or Sunday with nothing available. With that in mind,... More 

1 Thank DP49
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is beautiful and the food is excellent. We tried several appetizers- it was hard to choose. The lamb chops were my favorite. It is pricey but worth it. It is not easy to get reservations, so plan well in advance.

Thank Kathy1464
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Opa! So delicious! When you want an upscale experience - go to Kokkari. The space is beautiful, impressive wine list, and delicious food

Thank Moni W
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been to Kokkari years ago and loved it but to be honest we just kind of forgot about it until Christmas Eve this past December. We normally get together with friends on Christmas Eve but this year things went differently and we had an open night. We tried to get a reservation most of the morning with no... More 

Thank Stuffd888
San Francisco, California, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you seek a fabulous experience do not pass up Kokkari. I have been here for business dinners and the last visit with friends. Each time I have never been disappointed. Exceptional service, wonderful dishes. My favorite is the lamb and the fish entrees. Definitely make reservations since popular with locals and visitors to S. F.

Thank CLC3841

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-1806
    (Front St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-0983

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

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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