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- 84%Luxury Travelers
- 55%Local Culture
- 55%Nightlife Lovers
- 55%Business Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (33)
- Kokkari EstiatorioFeb 13, 2014
Kokkari is my go-to restaurant to impress out-of-towners and clients. Everything on the menu is divine and perfectly executed. Great place for vegetarians as well as meat/fish lovers. One of my favorite thing to do is just order 4-5 dishes from the appetizer menu and share with friends. You must get the Melitzanosalata, Taramosalata, Tzatziki, Favosalata AND Tirokafteri platter with housemade grilled pita.
For dinner, I usually order the whole fish baked in salt. It comes out extremely moist and flaky and slightly salty.
Finish the meal with a cup of stone-ground coffee heated over hot sand.
- Kokkari EstiatorioMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4First to ReviewNov 24, 2013
Exceptional Mediterranean food served in an elegant atmosphere. Suitable for business or a date. Reservations are essential and the waitstaff can sometime get pushy about turning the tables. Regardless, well worth a visit. Service is very attentive.
- Kokkari EstiatorioMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 22, 2013
Think Greek isle taverna meets ancient Hellenic gastronomic temple. The Greek restaurants has quickly become one of San Francisco's most beloved, and the creative high-end menu blends traditional dishes (moussaka, souvlaki, tzatziki) with modern, California-inspired ingredients.
- Kokkari EstiatorioMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Jun 22, 2013
A greek restaurant, but certainly not in the village taverna mode. Kokkari is fairly high-end and you need to book. Located in the Financial District, it's popular with business people but pretty much everyone else too.
My expectations of this place were huge as I'd heard so many great reviews. For that reason, I was slightly underwhelmed by the experience, although both the food and service were excellent. I'm going to give it another go at some point, to see if it's worth a 5* review.
- Kokkari EstiatorioMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jun 20, 2013
The upscale Greek restaurant, Kokkari, serves fantastic food and not to be missed. Plan ahead and make a reservation – it’s a popular place. So many things on the menu looked very good and it was hard to decide what to order. So, we picked many small plates and tried a variety of dishes. It’s hard to pick favorites, so I would just mention a couple of them – grilled artichokes and eggplant skewer, pan fried kefalotiri cheese, grilled octopus.
- Kokkari EstiatorioOct 23, 2012
Kokkari is solidly good, but not anywhere near as good as it should be to justify the price. The food is tasty, don't get me wrong, but it's nothing extraordinary, like the fit-for-dumb-Americans versions of dishes my Mediterranean grandmother makes, for obscene prices. Most people don't know any different, so they think it's awesome.
The other thing that bothers me about Kokkari is that it's trying way, wayyyy too hard to look like they're "authentically Greek" to the uninitiated. There's a spit-roast with some animal spinning in the dining room, and as far as I saw it was just for show. Much of the piped-in music is "vaugely ethnic" and not in greek at all (I distinctly heard at least a couple African musicians I'm a fan of). This place is all about tricking Americans without a Greek background into thinking they're getting an "authentic" experience, for outrageous prices. They're not. If you want Greek food, you can do better, for half the price and a quarter the pretense.
- Kokkari EstiatorioMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Oct 19, 2012
I'm not a big fan of Greek food (I know, I know), but Kokkari is a step up. Good food, great atmosphere, fancy schmancy drinks. The appetizers are better than the main courses, so consider ordering a whole bunch for the table.