200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411137.797137 -122.399648
Monday To Thursday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Financial District
This place consistently rocks. Some of the best grilled octopus and lamb in town. Taramosalata and pita is a killer app. If you see the goat stew on the menu, pounce on it! You can thank me later.
Kind of Greek, mostly not – While this place has Greek sounding offerings, it is really not authentic Greek cusine. A good example of this - there are no Greek wines offered, amazing! I am from a city that has a large Greek community and I know what Greek food should be. This isn't it. Nice decor and a trendy setting, but I went there expecting more based on reviews, but I was dissappointed in the food, service, and prices. This place is way too popular for some unknown reason and the waiters are way too busy. They got my entree completely wrong - chicken and potatoes instead of lamb and soup! Made up for it by free dessert. Overall - a currently trendy place, but it's not at all close to what Greeks would recognize as their style.
Amazing Greek cuisine – I am not a fan of Greek food, but I loved Kokkari. Their chicken skewers with yogurt were perfectly cooked and their pita bread and hummus was the best I have ever had. I love their large fireplace where they roast the daily specials right in front of you!
I love this place – This place is my favorite in San Francisco!
Fabulous, busy and pricey. – Love the place. I've spent thousands in there. My stomach is not a cheap date! Greek food at its best.
Usually Fantastic – We usually LOVE everything about this restaurant, they do a fantastic job with the food and the atmosphere is amazing. We went a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday and really felt rushed. Our appetizers came out within 5 minutes of ordering and our entrees came the second we put our forks down from the appetizers. We literally could have been in and out of the restaurant with drinks and dessert in 40 minutes. This is the first time we have felt this rushed and I hope it is the last.
Outstanding Greek Food! – I'm a big critic when it comes to Greek food...I'm Greek! It's hard to find exceptional Greek food...unless you go to Kokkari! We have tried almost everything on the menu and every single thing has been DELICIOUS! Try the kolokithokeftethes, octapodi, moussaka, lamb chops...they are all wonderful! The waiters are professional, knowledgable and friendly and the atmosphere is cozy, but also lively and upbeat. NOT a boring place at all, but not overly loud and crazy. If you want a more quiet evening ask to sit in the back...away from the bar. This restaurant is a MUST TRY! If you know and appreciate quality cuisine you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!
Highly Recommended! – I have dined here many times, both in large and small groups, and I have not been let down yet. Each time the food is amazing and the service is great! Great way to experience Greek food and hospitality! Must end the meal with the galaktoboureko desert!
Brilliant – This might be my favorite restaurant. The brilliant flavors, the cozy ambience, the enormous fireplace, the intelligent/educated/mature staff ... what more could you want!
Over rated and over priced in my opinion – Went to this famous Greek resturant and expected tasty food. Maybe it's just me, not a greek food fan, I didn't like the lamb they recommended. The wine list is long and some of them are rediculous pricy. Maybe they are just as good as the price show but I'd pass that.
Really lovely space paired with good food. – After my first ever week in SF, this NYC foodie met some friends here for lunch. It's an enormous place, beautifully decorated - for a minute I thought I was back in Greece (except for the fairly loud noise). We were seated in the lovely back room. The place was jumping for lunch. The food was very tasty. The mezes (taramosalata, tzatziki, melitzanosalata and dolmathes) were excellent. The grilled octopus was some of the softest, butteryest octopus I've ever had. Although we expected sliced lamb but got ground lamb instead, it was spicy and full of nice lamb flavor. My friends seemed to enjoy their avgolemono and spanakotiropita. I spied lots of very tasty looking dishes going by. The meal with tea and 1 wine came to $95. I would certainly return to explore the menu a bit more.
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