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Taksim, San Francisco, CA

Taksim

4.6
4.6
158 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Taksim is inspired by a modern approach to authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Our team has a profound love for Mediterranean gastronomy, a dedication to refinement, and a commitment to using the best ingredients.

Taksim focuses on contemporary and often playful versions of classic ideas. Our seasonal menu reflects a fresh gastronomic outlook rooted in memories, where each dish is conceived with a specific culinary philosophy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 757-0989

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    For buyouts, private dining experiences or events, our team can work with you to craft a personalized menu and timeline. Please submit an inquiry to info@taksimsf.com. Our team will follow up with you via email within 1 business day. SPACE OPTIONS1) The Entire Restaurant2) The Main Dining room3) The Upstairs with Private bar area

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What 158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LG

    LadanG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Bread was not baked/cooked properly. After trying few of appetizers we decided to skip the main course.
  2. B

    Blanchel

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is excellent! First time dining here and we were not disappointed. We will come again when we’re in the city. our waiter was very cordial and courteous! I will let our friends know about this little gem!
  3. RA

    RAinSF

    San Francisco

    215 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    215 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner and this place was prepared to wow its guests. Everything was wonderful: the staff were warm, the food was meticulously presented, the room was cozy. We will definitely return!
  4. TF

    TahoeFuzz

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What better than Turkish turkey on Thanksgiving? Probably the best smoked turkey to ever cross my lips. The 4-course prix fixe menu was simply amazing. The pumpkin soup was totally divine and the fattoush salad was delightful and light. The second course consisted of a butter poached King Shrimp wrapped in kadaif - exquisite. The other choice of the eggplant stuffed peppers with manchengo was delicious. For dessert, the apple tart was the perfect complement. Thinly-sliced green apples baked in puff pastry and topped with vanilla ice cream is my idea of "apple pie" - I could have eaten three more! This was our second visit to Taksim. This is one of San Francisco's newest and best Turkish restaurant to hit the dining scene, IMHO. For a fresh, inventive, modern approach to Mediterranean dining. this is a MUST try!
  5. RM

    RyanM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being a crossroads of cultures and a key point on the spice road of yore, Taksim uses and elevates the flavors of the world in beautiful, delicious dishes, in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Second time dining here and both times 5 stars for sure.
  6. NN

    NoNickName

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were so kind and made my daughters Birthday special.
  7. LV

    LisaV

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem. All staff members were welcoming and knowledgeable. We enjoyed hearing the details of each Mediterranean dish as it was served. Craft cocktails were delicious too. How Do I Go to Taksim? is was a fun spiced drink. I placed a call before our dinner and appreciated that I was able to discuss dining details before our party of 7 arrived for a Tuesday reservation.
  8. s

    simonian

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such imaginative dishes, beautifully prepared! I love the space as well. The menu leans towards seafood (the turbot and branding were both amazing), which is impeccably fresh and prepared with great care and creativity. The Turkish donuts are an unusual and delightful way to end the meal. The wine list is well-curated and features bottles from all over the world. Service is attentive and friendly. Superb!
  9. MI

    MaritzaI

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husband’s birthday! This is the fourth time we come to Taksim and just as fantastic as the first time. Food is spectacular, service outstanding and wonderful ambience!
  10. KS

    KristinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was an excellent choice for our group of 5 food and wine snobs!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing, service was perfect!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was awesome! Get the fattoush salad and lamb rilette sandwich.
  13. HL

    HeleneL

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch , very good service , quiet and delicious plates
  14. RC

    RoyC

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing new addition to the neighborhood! Loved the branzino, king shrimp, and bread!
  15. JJ

    JeffreyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    was excellent. The staff is super friendly. The food is prepared with care and it shows
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was very kind and good at explaining the items she brought to the table. The food was delicious! Favorite dishes were the dip sampler with the pita (do not skip the pita), the octopus, the turbot, and the branzino. We also had the butter poached shrimp, the tabouleh and house pickles which were yummy as well. Everything was well executed and looked and tasted phenomenal! The Turkish donuts were a treat. I enjoyed how the server explained the flavors and how to eat them to get the best experience. If I had to give any critique it would be that everything on the menu sounds yummy and I am someone who likes to try all the dishes that interest me. We had a group of four and decided to share everything we ordered to be able to try it all. The dishes are not made for sharing so we essentially had one, at best two bites per dish. But again, this should not be a factor in deciding to eat here, just a heads up. The food was absolutely delicious!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was quite slow. We were seated at 745pm and ordered pretty quickly. But our main courses didn’t come until after 9pm. The food was OK.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant. I am glad we found great lunch spot. Great food and service. The artistry that went into creating the dishes.
  20. S

    Summer

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and ambience. Don't miss this neighborhood gem.
  21. B

    Bman

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good, but the service was excellent as they provided very gpdo recommendations and explained what we were eating.
  22. A

    Alex

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great private dining experience with good food and drinks.
  23. LA

    LANAK

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good but not wow good. The dishes weren't overloaded with alliums which was a big plus to start with. The execution was good. The portion sizes are no smaller side. The service was good as well. The only thing that I have an issue with is the restaurant's "identity". They are trying to be somewhat "fine dining" (well at least it is what they say) but they are not exactly for many reasons... starting with the place itself, the flow of the food delivery, and some execution of the dishes as well. That is my opinion. On the bright side, it is probably one of t he best Turkish restaurants in the city... so there is that. I recommend it.
  24. NS

    NazS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taksim is the best lunch place in Soma. I ordered the Fried Eggplant Blossoms and the Marble Ryeoiche Sando, both excellent. Great service, outstanding food - a great place to have a pleasant lunch. I strongly recommend. I highly recommend it.
  25. JS

    JarvisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, wonderful dinner and decor. Definitely coming back here!
  26. MM

    MoMoT

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!!!! THE BEST pita bread I’ve ever had!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and great service! I was there with couple of friends for lunch. We really enjoyed it. Honey and cream tasted really authentic, beautiful presentation. Their play on dumplings is a hit! They’re made of potatoes so get ready for some gluten free dumplings! Also had the lamb rillette sandwich tasted good. Their dinner menu looked interesting so I will come back for dinner as well.
  28. PC

    PatC

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant. We had pumpkin soup, octopus and lamb. All delicious. Service was great. We sat at the counter so got to watch the chefs at work - so interesting to watch not only the fabulous culinary skills, but the artistry that went into creating the final dishes.
  29. HO

    HeatherO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our dinner at Taksim, and will look forward to returning. The space (formerly occupied by Cockscomb) is sort of warm industrial chic. The open kitchen was really fun to watch, and the service was excellent. The food is accessible while still feeling very special - when we tasted the pumpkin soup appetizer, we could tell immediately that we should be truly excited about the rest of the meal. We also loved the pita dips sampler (the nicest tzatziki I've ever had, and many other lovely surprises), the octopus, and the kale lollipops salad. We were too full for dessert, but will certainly return to indulge in one of the beautiful samplers we saw on other tables.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am glad to find great lunch place in soma. We ordered; - Manti ( die for it ) that was homemade and gluten free dumplings. - Marble Ryeoiche sandwich - no words to explain just order it. Looking forward to trying another dishes and their dinner.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service, drinks & ambiance. Will definitely be back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great date spot
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time in the SF. I looked up for a beautiful, decent place and came across with Taksim. It was everything I expected! Food was delicious, service was outstanding and most importantly the experience was unbelievable. Our server took care of me with amazing patience and care. He even suggested which drinks goes with which meal. I definitely noted the place and will come back whenever I’m in town again! Highly recommended.
  34. NT

    NickT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The food & service were both top tier. Looking forward to having dinner here again soon!
  35. AB

    AnilBoztemur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a fabulous place to eat with friends, a date or have a celebration. The menu has something for everyone.. Excellent service!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful date night with my partner! Love the food and service. A true gem in SOMA.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the food to the service was amazing. I really enjoyed the crispy Branzino with salty sea beans. Spicy scotch coctail was delicious too.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a flawless dinner. Make a reservation as soon as possible before they get a Michelin star.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, so thoughtful so unique and delicious. Beautiful restaurant and food presentation. Thoughtful staff. Hidden gem.
  40. JA

    JamesA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taksim is a great place to have a night out with family and friends. They have great wine list and excellent service. The Lamb Chops we had was superb and have been telling people about it since. Definitely would come back and recommend this place to others!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Taksim is rated 4.6 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Taksim

564 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1621

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Freelon Street

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Full Bar

  • Phone number

    (415) 757-0989

  • Private party facilities

    For buyouts, private dining experiences or events, our team can work with you to craft a personalized menu and timeline. Please submit an inquiry to info@taksimsf.com. Our team will follow up with you via email within 1 business day. SPACE OPTIONS1) The Entire Restaurant2) The Main Dining room3) The Upstairs with Private bar area

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