What Insiders Are Saying
Come to Kokkari Estiatorio in the Financial District to feel like a big shot. Maybe even throw on a suit and tie. It's a Greek temple of lamb.
This is the first time that every dish we tasted PERFECTLY DELICIOUS.
Great place to eat. Love the octopus and lamb shank.
Always a class act and delicious food. Every time.
Fabulous dinner for date night and delicious roasted fish and lamb. Perfect!
Excellent quality, service and ambiance. Couldn't have been better.
Wonderful food and great service!!!
I am very pleased with my visit at Kokkari. A beautiful restaurant, fantastic service and great food. I read great things online about Kokkari, so I made sure to book a reservation in advance of my trip to San Francisco. It's definitely a bit on the pricier side, but it's also an upscale restaurant with amazing food!
Everything about it was magical. Love this place.
Excellent food, excellent service. One of my favorite experiences in SF to date. Highly recommend
My husband & I had a special lunch at Kokkari which is a very classy place in all ways- ambiance, service and food.
We shared a chopped salad that had a feta dressing and scrumptious olives. Then we had meatballs, squash ravioli with hazelnuts and the moussaka. We finished off our meal
the amazing ‘special dessert’ that was a Greek tiramisu. It was outstanding! Highly recommend this place for a special and infinitely comfy lunch.
It was perfect as always!
Excellent as always. Has a business dinner and the service and food was awesome
Great service and the food was delicious. You can never go wrong with the lamb chops!
Waiter was phenomenal!!!
A delicious feast!
Does not get much better...perfect food because: ingredients/quality/recipes/creativity/variety/masterful cooking techniques.We had octopus/saganaki/zucchini cakes all 3 infamous (Yelp) so no need to discuss; bread is etherial Acme sourdough. 4th was a special pan fried pork belly....somehow crusted over w/butter&pork fat ultimate umami with roasted cauliflower (small bite size) & baby kale salad w evoo/salt/lemon traditional ingredients that married and created heaven on a beach in the agean! This bloody dish was a masterpiece swimming in some kind of heavenly herb butter. The pork belly steak itself was as good quality as I have ever had. The pork was so sweet it had to be a high end boutique raised piggy.....that was surely loved......well at least by me.
We are small eaters at 10:30 on a saturday night......we were actually pretty full after 4 mezze which is pathetic......and I only had 1 slice of bread wife had none. The portions were very reasonably sized. Value for all mezzes is excellent almost too good to be true. We don't eat entrees here, we like the mezethes ingredient variety/flavor profile with vegetarian choices. The possible combos/mixes are endless and plenty to make for repeated exciting culinary experiences no matter how many times you go back. We do tend to order most of the same items but always try 1 or 2 news ones and add to the list. We usually order 8 mezze and take home a lunch for one of us the next day....because we can never eat 8 between us.....so we pace ourselves and leave some of every dish behind to take home. Mezzes almost all do good the next day. For some reason this trip we ordered 2 at a time and after the 2nd 2 were full. I almost ordered the meatballs/kokkari potatoes/Melitzanosalata to go but chickened out. Did have the hot fudge sundae for dessert. Our server Gaby was the best.....we became friends and recommended our favorite birria place in Oakland for her to take her Jalisco mom.Get her if you can!
Must haves: zucchini cakes, the octopus, the grilled lamb chops! Wonderful service!
My husband and I visited on a recent trips to San Francisco. We started with calamari and meatballs appetizers. The meatballs were delicious and calamari was grilled perfectly.
He had the lamb burger and I had the halibut both of which were excellent. The tzatziki sauce was the beat I had.
Food was good but not Amazing like reviews. Meet was fatty and tough. Service was outstanding. Very good but to be honest overrated
Kokkari is the best restaurant in San Francisco.
It was a great experience of fine dining with sumptuous food and outstanding ambience. Would definitely recommend.
Amazing cuisine. We went twice during our one-week stay in SF. We had lamb chops (the best!), octopus (amazing), greek salad (good, but as any other good greek salad), halibut (we liked it although we are not a fish-family). The greek yogurt dessert is spectacular (better than Milo's). The flourless chocolate cake is also very yummy, although a little bit heavy. They have an Amarone wine in half a bottle size at a fair price, which is perfect for two. Service is also great!
My family loves Kokkari. As usual, we enjoyed ourselves
Excellent dependable restaurant. Well prepared excellent service very tasty...we will return
This was our first experience dining at Kokkari. The service was exceptional. We enjoyed a couple of starters (octopus & zucchini cakes) which were both yummy. I really enjoyed the roasted chicken. My wife had the special young lamb roasted on the spit. While the lamb was tender & delicious. The presentation of the dish was lacking & reflected a huge plate of meat & potatoes...a little bit of color would have completed the presentation. We did complete our meal enjoying baklava with ice cream.
Great authentic food, service, ambiance, and value.
Good option in SF area for Mediterranean Food, Lambs Chops and Zucchini Cakes are really good.
Excellent food, service and ambiance. Meghan, our server, was very professional and courteous.
Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly! Service was also very attentive and accommodating.
Best meal of 2018.
Kokkari is an SF institution and one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. It feels simultaneously upscale and fancy yet homey and cosy. Amazing Greek food with a touch of California flair. Outstanding service. Great for a romantic dinner or a family celebration.
Great service, great food, and great ambiance!
One of the best places in Sf.
Must Go!! You can’t miss this out!
Eating earlier @ 5:15 the venue was quieter and less crowded. The lamb was exceptional as usual. Enjoyed our meal!
New Years celebration with my family.
Fantastic service and food. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. I can’t thank the service staff enough for going the extra mile to make my wife’s birthday dinner special - THANK YOU!!
New Years meal