Kokkari Estiatorio

Upscale Mediterranean

  • 95
  • 2015 Best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
Overview

One of the country's greatest Greek restaurants and a San Francisco classic since 1999, Kokkari Estiatorio's warm, multi-room space and hearthfire evoke a rustic-elegant kitchen in Greece. Spit-roasted rotisserie, whole grilled fish, zucchini cakes and fried smelts delight diners, paired with Greek wines and served by a tight team dedicated to service.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

"With meat roasting in an open fireplace, a beautiful open-beam ceiling, and hardwood floors accented with Oriental rugs, this Greek-inspired restaurant feels rustic and elegant." – San Francisco Chronicle

"Legend tells us that Kokkari is the site where Orion, son of the Greek god Poseidon, fell in love with the daughter of the King of Chios. For the love of her, Orion foraged the island for wild game and seafood to prepare elaborate banquets. On entering Kokkari, guests experience the old-world charm of a rustic Mediterranean country inn on the shores of the Aegean. An inviting fireplace, extensive woodwork, hand-made pottery and freshly picked flowers all reflect the warmth and tradition of ages-old." – Kokkari Estiatorio

Food

Delicious Greek food served with verve and style, featuring excellent spit-roasted meats.

Ambience

The warm, upscale dining room in Downtown San Francisco is popular with the business crowd, visitors and locals.

ACCOLADES

  • Michelin Bib Gourmand 2016-2017
  • San Francisco's Most Popular 2016 — Zagat
  • San Francisco's Best Decor 2016 — Zagat
  • Zucchini Cakes: 100 Things to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die 2016 — 7x7 Magazine
  • Best of San Francisco — 7x7 Magazine
  • Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area 2015 — San Francisco Chronicle
  • Zagat rating of 4.8 out of 5

Menu for Kokkari Estiatorio

Lunch Menu

Starters

  • Baked Feta Greek feta wood oven baked with tomato, capers & Metaxa brandy
    $8.50
  • Dolmathes Grape leaves stuffed with rice, dill & mint
    $7.00
  • Beets Salad Roasted beets with Greek yogurt & pistachio
    $9.00
  • Spanakotiropita Traditional filo pies of spinach, feta, leeks & dill
    $8.50
  • Kalamata Pita Flatbread with Kalamata olives, tomato, caramelized onion & myzithra cheese
    $12.00
  • Gigantes Oven-baked giant beans with tomato sauce, olive oil & herbed feta
    $10.00
  • Roasted Squash Wood oven roasted butternut squash with tahini sauce & toasted pine nuts
    $9.00
  • Brussels Sprouts Wood oven-roasted with lemon & capers
    $9.00
  • Horta Braised seasonal greens with lemon & olive oil
    $7.00
  • Zucchini Cakes With cucumber & mint yogurt dressing
    $10.75
  • Saghanaki Pan fried Kefalograviera with lemon & oregano
    $13.75
  • Wood Oven Roasted Prawns With tomato & garlic butter
    $14.75
  • Fried Smelts With garlic-potato skordalia & lemon
    $10.50
  • Grilled Octopus With lemon, oregano & olive oil
    $15.50
  • Grilled Calamari Stuffed with feta, fennel & orange with black olives
    $9.50
  • Crispy Fried Chicken Livers With red onions, marinated with yogurt & feta
    $9.00
  • Pikti Terrine of Berkshire pig trotters & head with pickled cucumber & egg
    $10.00
  • Grilled Meatballs Spiced tomato sauce & Greek yogurt
    $11.50
  • Melitzanosalata & Taramosalata Tzatziki, Favosalata or Tirokafteri - with housemade grilled pita
    $8.00

Salads & Soup

  • Avgolemono Traditional egg-lemon soup with chicken & rice
    $10.00
  • Lentil Soup Vegetable with braised greens
    $9.00
  • Greek Salad Of tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, feta, oregano & olives
    $12.00
  • Kokkari Salad Frisee & mix greens with blue cheese, rusk croutons, almonds, apples & sherry vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Chopped Salad Romaine lettuce with toasted pine nuts, Kalamata olive & creamy feta cheese dressing
    $12.00

Entrees

  • Whole Fish Traditionally grilled with braised greens, lemon & Cretan olive oil
  • Pacific Salmon Pan roasted with black lentils & Kalamata olive, artichoke tapenade
    $29.00
  • Ravioli Stuffed with summer squash & manouri cheese with mushrooms & toasted pine nuts
    $20.00
  • Artichoke Souvlaki Grilled artichokes & eggplant skewered with peppers & onions with yogurt & pita
    $18.00
  • Octopus Salad Charcoal-grilled octopus, Greek peppers, frisee & red wine vinaigrette
    $20.00
  • Chicken Souvlaki Yogurt marinated chicken skewer with peppers, onion with bulgur wheat salad & tzatziki
    $19.50
  • Lamb Burger Spiced ground lamb with tomato, onion, cucumber, mint & tzatziki wrapped in pita
    $16.50
  • Moussaka Traditional casserole of spiced lamb, eggplant, potato & yogurt bechamel
    $21.00
  • Grilled Lamb Chops With lemon-oregano vinaigrette & Kokkari potatoes
    $29.00
  • Lamb Souvlaki Marinated lamb skewered with tomato, onion, lay leaf with chickpea salad, tzatziki & pita
    $22.50

Daily Taverna Special

  • Monday Mithia, mussels steamed with ouzo, tomato & feta cheese
    $18.00
  • Tuesday Souvlaki Hirino, wood fire roasted pork gyro with lemon, oregano potatoes
    $18.00
  • Wednesday Yemista, beef & rice stuffed summer vegetables with potatoes & feta cheese
    $18.00
  • Thursday Pastitsio, traditional casserole of spiced beef & pasta with bechamel
    $18.00
  • Friday Kotopoula Souvlas, rotisserie roasted half chicken with lemon, oregano potatoes

Dinner Menu

Mezethes

  • Feta sto Furno Greek feta baked with tomato, capers & Metaxa brandy
    $8.50
  • Dolmathes Grape leaves stuffed with rice, dill & mint
    $8.00
  • Kolokythi Roasted squash with tahini sauce & toasted pine nuts
    $9.00
  • Gigantes Oven-baked giant beans with tomato sauce, olive oil & herbed feta
    $10.00
  • Kolokithokeftethes Crispy zucchini cakes with cucumber & mint-yogurt dressing
    $10.75
  • Spanakotiropita Traditional filo pies of spinach, feta, leeks & dill
    $8.75
  • Aginares Souvlaki Grilled artichokes & eggplant skewer with Greek yogurt
    $13.50
  • Kalamata Pita Flatbread with Kalamata olives, tomato, caramelized onion & myzithra
    $12.00
  • Pantzaria Roasted beets with spring garlic skordalia
    $9.00
  • Mapakia Wood oven-roasted Brussels sprouts with capers & lemon
    $9.00
  • Saghanaki Pan fried Kefalotiri cheese with lemon & oregano
    $13.75
  • Octapodaki tou Yiorgou Grilled octopus with lemon, oregano & olive oil
    $15.50
  • Garides Skordates Wood oven roasted prawns with tomato & garlic butter
    $14.75
  • Kalamari Grilled calamari stuffed with feta, fennel, orange with black olives
    $9.50
  • Marithes Tiganites Crispy smelts with garlic-potato skordalia & lemon
    $10.50
  • Sikotakia Tiganita Crispy fried chicken livers marinated with yogurt & feta
    $9.00
  • Papio Manti Crispy baked duck ravioli with spiced brown butter & yogurt
    $12.50
  • Pikti Terrine of Berkshire Pig head & trotters with pickles, egg & celery
    $10.00
  • Arnisia Plevrakia Grilled lamb riblets with lemon & oregano
    $12.50
  • Soutzoukakia Grilled lamb meatballs with spiced tomato sauce & Greek yogurt
    $11.50
  • Melitzanosalata, Taramosalata, Tzatziki, Favosalata or Tirokafteri With housemade grilled pita
    $8.50

Soupa & Salates

  • Avgolemono Traditional egg-lemon soup with chicken & rice
    $10.00
  • Fakes lentil, vegetable soup with braised greens
    $9.00
  • Horiatiki Classic Greek salad of tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, oregano, olives & feta
    $12.00
  • Kokkari Salata Frisee & mix greens with blue cheese, rusk croutons, almonds, apples & sherry vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Maroulosalata Chopped romaine lettuce & radicchio with toasted pine nuts, Kalamata olive & creamy feta cheese dressing
    $12.00
  • Lotosalata Persimmon & endive salad with pomegranate, Persian cucumber, candied walnuts & honey-lemon vinaigrette
    $12.00

Kirio Piato

  • Souvla Tis Emeras today's rotisserie
  • Psari Psito Traditional grilled whole fish with horta & lemon
  • Psari sto Furno Wood-oven Broudeto style in a spicy tomato sauce with prawns & mussels
  • Solomos Pacific salmon pan-roasted with black lentils & Kalamata olive, artichoke tapenade
    $34.00
  • Kotopoulo Souvlas Lemon-oregano chicken roasted with baby leeks & Kokkari potatoes
    $24.00
  • Makaronia Ravioli of summer squash & manouri cheese with mushrooms & toasted pine nuts
    $22.00
  • Moussaka Traditional casserole of spiced lamb, eggplant, potato & yogurt bechamel
    $24.00
  • Kokinisto me Manestra Aromatic braised lamb shank with orzo & myzithra cheese
    $32.00
  • Arnisia Paidakia Lamb chops grilled with a lemon-oregano vinaigrette & Kokkari potatoes
    $42.00
  • Arnisio Souvlaki Spiced lamb skewer grilled with onion, bay leaf & tomatoes with tzatziki & potatoes
    $33.00
  • Mosharisia Brizola Charcoal-grilled, dry-aged rib-eye with braised greens & Kokkari potatoes
    $49.00

Dessert Menu

Glyka-Summer 2014

  • Baklava Traditional walnut & honey baklava with vanilla-praline ice cream
    $9.00
  • Sokolatina Flourless dark chocolate cake with sweetened whipped cream
    $9.00
  • Rizogalo Arborio rice pudding with honey roasted peach
    $7.00
  • Galaktoboureko Semolina custard in filo with Meyer lemon spoon sweet & creme fraiche ice cream
    $9.00
  • Yiaourti Granita Yogurt sorbet with seasonal fruit granita & mint syrup
    $8.00
  • Ouzo Sorbet Prickly Pear & ouzo sorbet
    $7.00
  • Yiaourti me Meli Greek yogurt with spiced walnuts & dates drizzled with Marshall's honey
    $9.00
  • Kokkari Sundae Chocolate & vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, whipped cream & toasted hazelnuts
    $10.00
  • Pagoto Baklava Baklava ice cream with baklava syrup
    $8.00
  • Koulourakia A selection of Greek cookies
    $8.00
  • Loukoumades Raditional Greek honey puffs with cinnamon & walnuts, (available only for dinner)
    $8.00

Greek Coffee

  • Stone-ground coffee heated over hot sand
    $5.00
  • Sketo for no sugar
    $5.00
  • Metrio for medium sweet
    $5.00
  • Glyko for sweet
    $5.00

Kokkari Tea Selections

  • Spearmint (caffeine-free)
    $5.00
  • August Moon Chrysanthanem
    $5.00
  • Rose Garden
    $5.00
  • Jasmine Pearls
    $5.00
  • Imperial Breakfast
    $5.00
  • Sencha
    $5.00

Frappe

  • Classic Greek Iced Coffee
    $5.00

200 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Lively, Rustic, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Power Scene
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Wine/Beer Only
    Phone: (415) 981-0983
  • Private Dining Room: Yes