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Kokkari Estiatorio

  • Restaurants
  • Downtown
  • price 3 of 4
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Kokkari Estiatorio
Photograph: Courtesy Kokkari Estiatorio

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Inventive Hellenic cuisine at its best.

With its roaring fireplace, dark wood detailing, and uncommonly gracious service, this renowned Greek spot feels luxuriously old-school. The cavernous space is perfumed by the scent of wood smoke, thanks to the open-hearth grill and wood-fired oven where flatbreads, seafood, and game dishes are prepared. Begin your meal with mezethes (small plates) like marithes tiganites (crispy smelt with garlic-potato skordalia and lemon, also affectionately referred to as “fries with eyes”) or some of the best grilled octopus in town. Lamb dishes like kokinisto me manestra, braised lamb shank with orzo and myzithra, dominate mains but there are still plenty of options for those who would prefer fish, chicken or veggies.

Written by
Shoshi Parks


200 Jackson St
San Francisco
Cross street:
at Front St
BART & Metro to Embarcadero/bus 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 18, 24, 27, 38, 44, 54, 56, 58, 72, 72X, 74, 76, 97
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30-10pm, Fri 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30-11pm, Sat 5-11pm, Sun 5-10pm
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