Suppenk��che

★★★★☆
  • 525 Laguna St

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Cross street: at Hayes

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  • 415-252-9289

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I love this place. Great environment, yummy food, and BOOTS! The schnitzel is yummy. I love the family style seating. It gets really crowded here, so make sure and get there early. They only take reservations for parties over 6. It may be a long wait, but it is worth it!

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★★★★★

I love this place. Great environment, yummy food, and BOOTS! The schnitzel is yummy. I love the family style seating. It gets really crowded here, so make sure and get there early. They only take reservations for parties over 6. It may be a long wait, but it is worth it!

Pros: Beer boots and good German food

Cons: No reservations for parties under 6

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Every time I go there, the food just makes me happy. My boyfriend and I have been there at least 3 times in the last two months or so. Get the Wiener Schnitzel - the ultimate comfort food and it's just plain delicious!

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★★★★★

Every time I go there, the food just makes me happy. My boyfriend and I have been there at least 3 times in the last two months or so. Get the Wiener Schnitzel - the ultimate comfort food and it's just plain delicious!

Pros: Love it!

Cons: No cons from me

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I grew up in Germany and this is the most authentic German meal that I've had outside of Europe. Pretty small, so be sure to get there early! Served on long rectangle tables just like in Munich! The Beer selection is fantastic too. You can even order a boot! One of my two favorite places in SF

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★★★★★

I grew up in Germany and this is the most authentic German meal that I've had outside of Europe. Pretty small, so be sure to get there early! Served on long rectangle tables just like in Munich! The Beer selection is fantastic too. You can even order a boot! One of my two favorite places in SF

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just came back from a birthday party of 9.. and was surprised to see the entry saying "not a place to party" the leader of our pack went to the restaurant the week before to check it out. she was seated in the back by herself, and was told that if you don't make a reservation at least a few weeks in advance all you can do is wait in line. She was told if we were there before they opened we could get a couple of tables pushed together.. we were there at 4:15 and did in fact get two tables by the front windows,,, the service was a little slow at first, as I think they were trying to get the smaller tables orders in before ours . the front room was full as soon as it opened at 5:00 (this was a Sunday evening) We had a wonderful birthday party, the service was great and the food was too much! I was not all that interested in going out for German food as the only place I had ever had it was at the German Cook when they were going out of business and and Schroeders Cafe .. was not all that excited about this birthday dinner... but, it was (after all) not my birthday dinner, so that was a reason for celebration...(lol) I loved the spaetzel (sp) we all loved it, we had 3 dishes of it,! the potato pancakes were crispy! weiner snietzel (again the spelling) was wonderful! I can't spell German food, I never likes German food, but tonight I changed my mind.. service, energy, and food was fantastic! only complaint was there was just tooo much food! we all had doggie bags! so if you have a large party of more than 4 people,, get there at least 30 minutes early as it is first come first serve! I hope the 30 year old gives it another try! I will be going back, and am already giving it a thumbs up to others to try!

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★★★★☆

just came back from a birthday party of 9.. and was surprised to see the entry saying "not a place to party" the leader of our pack went to the restaurant the week before to check it out. she was seated in the back by herself, and was told that if you don't make a reservation at least a few weeks in advance all you can do is wait in line. She was told if we were there before they opened we could get a couple of tables pushed together.. we were there at 4:15 and did in fact get two tables by the front windows,,, the service was a little slow at first, as I think they were trying to get the smaller tables orders in before ours . the front room was full as soon as it opened at 5:00 (this was a Sunday evening) We had a wonderful birthday party, the service was great and the food was too much! I was not all that interested in going out for German food as the only place I had ever had it was at the German Cook when they were going out of business and and Schroeders Cafe .. was not all that excited about this birthday dinner... but, it was (after all) not my birthday dinner, so that was a reason for celebration...(lol) I loved the spaetzel (sp) we all loved it, we had 3 dishes of it,! the potato pancakes were crispy! weiner snietzel (again the spelling) was wonderful! I can't spell German food, I never likes German food, but tonight I changed my mind.. service, energy, and food was fantastic! only complaint was there was just tooo much food! we all had doggie bags! so if you have a large party of more than 4 people,, get there at least 30 minutes early as it is first come first serve! I hope the 30 year old gives it another try! I will be going back, and am already giving it a thumbs up to others to try!

Pros: friendly service, lots and lots of good food, high energy level. a fun place to enjoy a party of 4 or more

Cons: limited seating, need to go early to get a good table.. not probably that good for a romantic first date unless you are outgoing as you will be seated with other people!

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...although my friend took his aunt there (who is from Germany) and she asked "why does everyone think we live like farmers?" - referring to the large tables and benches (you eat at a table with perfect strangers). My favorite thing there is the schnitzel. During Oktoberfest plan to wait over an hour, or call 2 weeks ahead for a reservation - it's worth it!

5
★★★★★

...although my friend took his aunt there (who is from Germany) and she asked "why does everyone think we live like farmers?" - referring to the large tables and benches (you eat at a table with perfect strangers). My favorite thing there is the schnitzel. During Oktoberfest plan to wait over an hour, or call 2 weeks ahead for a reservation - it's worth it!

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I made a reservation for my and myy friend's birthday party for 12 people a week in advance and later confirmed it by phone. Everything seemed to be OK, but when we arrived we were told that we had only 2 hours and then had to leave, and nothing could change it. It was a "nice surprise" because we were planning to spend a lot of time with friends, relax and not look at the watch every 10 minutes drinking beer in a hurry. And noone bothered to tell us about this policy before, if we had known beforehand we would have found a much better place. (We've been to this place before on Fridays and Saturdays and we spent there as much time as we wanted!). So my 30th birthday party was spoiled, my guests who arrived later barely had time to order anything. A very dissapointing experience. Avoid this place if you want to spend a good evening.

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★☆☆☆☆

I made a reservation for my and myy friend's birthday party for 12 people a week in advance and later confirmed it by phone. Everything seemed to be OK, but when we arrived we were told that we had only 2 hours and then had to leave, and nothing could change it. It was a "nice surprise" because we were planning to spend a lot of time with friends, relax and not look at the watch every 10 minutes drinking beer in a hurry. And noone bothered to tell us about this policy before, if we had known beforehand we would have found a much better place. (We've been to this place before on Fridays and Saturdays and we spent there as much time as we wanted!). So my 30th birthday party was spoiled, my guests who arrived later barely had time to order anything. A very dissapointing experience. Avoid this place if you want to spend a good evening.

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I really like this place because it feels like you're at someone's house, in Germany.

They have a really awesome selection of German beers both in bottle and on tap. They actually serve it in real European glasses that mark off how much you get (usually a half liter). This is a great place to hang out and have a few beers.

I had the Jaegerschnitzel and it was pretty tasty. It's not super cheap - about $20 per person for food - but I'd say it's worth it.

I'll definitely be going back.

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★★★★☆

I really like this place because it feels like you're at someone's house, in Germany.

They have a really awesome selection of German beers both in bottle and on tap. They actually serve it in real European glasses that mark off how much you get (usually a half liter). This is a great place to hang out and have a few beers.

I had the Jaegerschnitzel and it was pretty tasty. It's not super cheap - about $20 per person for food - but I'd say it's worth it.

I'll definitely be going back.

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It was funny how much this place felt like a real German restaurant - there's big wooden bench tables, glass boots of beer, and really good cheese spaetzle. It a great place to go with a bunch of friends you want to drink and eat a hearty meal with. It's almost always full, but thats cool because you can hang at the bar and get one of their many foreign brews.

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★★★★★

It was funny how much this place felt like a real German restaurant - there's big wooden bench tables, glass boots of beer, and really good cheese spaetzle. It a great place to go with a bunch of friends you want to drink and eat a hearty meal with. It's almost always full, but thats cool because you can hang at the bar and get one of their many foreign brews.

Pros: Glass boots of beer!

Cons: Super popular - always have to wait for a table

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Good luck getting into this place and finding a seat. Also good luck trying to hear a conversation. You're packed like sardines in this place, but if you're looking for a lively atmosphere with decent German cuisine, this is your place. I overheard a couple who had been waiting over an hour for a table and complained that several other people got seated before them. We waited about 30 minutes for a table.

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★★★☆☆

Good luck getting into this place and finding a seat. Also good luck trying to hear a conversation. You're packed like sardines in this place, but if you're looking for a lively atmosphere with decent German cuisine, this is your place. I overheard a couple who had been waiting over an hour for a table and complained that several other people got seated before them. We waited about 30 minutes for a table.

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Every time I visit SF I have to swing by Suppenkuche. The beers are everything you could ask for, especially if you're asking for a two-liter boot. The venison is cooked perfectly with red cabbage, and the schnitzels are all solid, reliable meals. The German staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The scene is cozy hipster, and though it does get loud, you never feel cramped or rushed. Great place to spend an evening.

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★★★★★

Every time I visit SF I have to swing by Suppenkuche. The beers are everything you could ask for, especially if you're asking for a two-liter boot. The venison is cooked perfectly with red cabbage, and the schnitzels are all solid, reliable meals. The German staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The scene is cozy hipster, and though it does get loud, you never feel cramped or rushed. Great place to spend an evening.

Pros: Beers, food, friendly staff

Cons: none

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Very expensive, very average food. Sure they have good beer; but you may get injured by the stranger next to you, stomping on the floor and smashing his beer stein on the table.The patrons are a mix of loud frat boys and eurotrash types- bring your earplugs and plan to text message your dinner companions-you won't be able to hear each other. The parking is the worst in town.

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★☆☆☆☆

Very expensive, very average food. Sure they have good beer; but you may get injured by the stranger next to you, stomping on the floor and smashing his beer stein on the table.The patrons are a mix of loud frat boys and eurotrash types- bring your earplugs and plan to text message your dinner companions-you won't be able to hear each other. The parking is the worst in town.

Pros: Good beer

Cons: 2 hour wait

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I love this place! Again, It's one of those places I've taken everyone I know at one time or another.

Completely unique. The interior is designed to look like a wine cellar. Everyone dines by candlight on long wooden benches like at a bier garten. Be prepared to share your table, but everyone's doing it so it's european and cozy, and not intruding. Speaking of cozy, they've got the cutest candle-lit wooden box of a bar where you can also eat, and another cozy dining room in back. The food, alas I must say, is authentically German in it's slightly bland side, but very well prepared and enjoyable at the same time. The most excellent of beers ON TAP are served in their appropriately brewery-created glasses. It's always full after 6 because it's so popular, but (most of the time), one doesn't have to wait too long for a table. Oh and they have a great brunch on Sundays.

Sehr Gemuetlich! (cozy) and PLEASE! the last part of it's name (Suppenkueche) is pronounced with a "sh" or a throaty "kh" sound depending on what part of Germany you favor, never a "ch" as in "please choose to say it becomingly". Had to throw that last bit in. Enjoy!

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★★★★★

I love this place! Again, It's one of those places I've taken everyone I know at one time or another.

Completely unique. The interior is designed to look like a wine cellar. Everyone dines by candlight on long wooden benches like at a bier garten. Be prepared to share your table, but everyone's doing it so it's european and cozy, and not intruding. Speaking of cozy, they've got the cutest candle-lit wooden box of a bar where you can also eat, and another cozy dining room in back. The food, alas I must say, is authentically German in it's slightly bland side, but very well prepared and enjoyable at the same time. The most excellent of beers ON TAP are served in their appropriately brewery-created glasses. It's always full after 6 because it's so popular, but (most of the time), one doesn't have to wait too long for a table. Oh and they have a great brunch on Sundays.

Sehr Gemuetlich! (cozy) and PLEASE! the last part of it's name (Suppenkueche) is pronounced with a "sh" or a throaty "kh" sound depending on what part of Germany you favor, never a "ch" as in "please choose to say it becomingly". Had to throw that last bit in. Enjoy!

Pros: unique beer selection on tap, ambience and popularity

Cons: authentically German food (a little on the bland side)

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Great experience...The food is just fantastic. Heavy, comfy, exotic. The atmosphere is fun. Keep in mind that you wil probably share that table with strangers but that's part of the fun.

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★★★★★

Great experience...The food is just fantastic. Heavy, comfy, exotic. The atmosphere is fun. Keep in mind that you wil probably share that table with strangers but that's part of the fun.

Cons: No reservations for party of less then 6

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food is great, authentic.
beers are flowing - no stale pipe deal here.
social setting - great mix of people instead of the old lederhoesen kraut (I meant crowd)

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★★★★☆

food is great, authentic.
beers are flowing - no stale pipe deal here.
social setting - great mix of people instead of the old lederhoesen kraut (I meant crowd)

Pros: enough food/beer for 2 days

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If it weren't for my sainted grandmother Id say German food is a contradiction in terms. Even so I go here once in a while to remind myself why I don't try spaetzle at home. Noisy crowd here is mildly entertaining and the trout here is as good as you can expect trout to be.

2
★★★★☆

If it weren't for my sainted grandmother Id say German food is a contradiction in terms. Even so I go here once in a while to remind myself why I don't try spaetzle at home. Noisy crowd here is mildly entertaining and the trout here is as good as you can expect trout to be.

Pros: Good beer selection

Cons: Crowded

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My boyfriend & I go to this place quite often. [Delicious Food, Great Beer, & Wonderful Service] Can't say that we've EVER had a bad time here. We mostly go for dinner, but went once for their brunch. Go early to the brunch, it gets very busy, very fast. Woohoo, Mimosas! I had a fantastically Cheesy, Vegetarian Omelet & my boyfriend got the Potato Pancakes. Wonderful! When we go for dinner we usually get the same thing each time, because we're Vegetarians, but it never gets old! There is a huge beer menu & if you get confused, the servers aren't shy about giving a recommendation about, or a quick sample of the drink in question. We've actually never asked for a sample, but we've gotten a few here-and-there, if we ask about something we've never tried. [a great help for picking out your next beer, if you're worried about commiting to 0.5L of something new] When it comes to the food menu, The Cheese Spätzle is to die for! & with a Side Salad, it just can't be beat! I also recommend the other Vegetarian dish, the Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms, with Spinach, Feta & Pepper Sauce. If you're like me, and you want to eat light sometimes, they cater to your needs as well! [Unlike my boyfriend, I still eat fish... so...] I'll order their fantastic Salad, with Beets, Carrots, Cabbage, etc. & have them add Prawns to it. [most of the time it's not a problem, unless it's pretty busy, but it always gets done right] If there's a wait, chill at the bar until you get a table. 20 minutes goes by fast, on the busy nights, when you're kicking back a nice cold beer after a hard day of work. Prost! Sharing the tables when you get one is fun as well, sometimes you talk a bit, sometimes you don't. When the tab comes, we usually get out at about $40-something, [excluding tip] on the two-beer nights, so not that bad, and worth every penny. All-in-all, this place is like a chameleon. Whether you like to eat/drink light or heavy... they can help you out!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend & I go to this place quite often. [Delicious Food, Great Beer, & Wonderful Service] Can't say that we've EVER had a bad time here. We mostly go for dinner, but went once for their brunch. Go early to the brunch, it gets very busy, very fast. Woohoo, Mimosas! I had a fantastically Cheesy, Vegetarian Omelet & my boyfriend got the Potato Pancakes. Wonderful! When we go for dinner we usually get the same thing each time, because we're Vegetarians, but it never gets old! There is a huge beer menu & if you get confused, the servers aren't shy about giving a recommendation about, or a quick sample of the drink in question. We've actually never asked for a sample, but we've gotten a few here-and-there, if we ask about something we've never tried. [a great help for picking out your next beer, if you're worried about commiting to 0.5L of something new] When it comes to the food menu, The Cheese Spätzle is to die for! & with a Side Salad, it just can't be beat! I also recommend the other Vegetarian dish, the Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms, with Spinach, Feta & Pepper Sauce. If you're like me, and you want to eat light sometimes, they cater to your needs as well! [Unlike my boyfriend, I still eat fish... so...] I'll order their fantastic Salad, with Beets, Carrots, Cabbage, etc. & have them add Prawns to it. [most of the time it's not a problem, unless it's pretty busy, but it always gets done right] If there's a wait, chill at the bar until you get a table. 20 minutes goes by fast, on the busy nights, when you're kicking back a nice cold beer after a hard day of work. Prost! Sharing the tables when you get one is fun as well, sometimes you talk a bit, sometimes you don't. When the tab comes, we usually get out at about $40-something, [excluding tip] on the two-beer nights, so not that bad, and worth every penny. All-in-all, this place is like a chameleon. Whether you like to eat/drink light or heavy... they can help you out!

Pros: Food, Drink, Service

Cons: No Fresh Ground Pepper (but i'm a pepper-a-holic)

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I went here on a reccomendation and loved it. The wait wasn't so bad and the neighborhood's pleasant to walk around through in the meanwhile. The seating was a little cramped, but I didn't mind (three of us shared a longer table with another couple who sat at the end). I ordered the Marinated and Braised Beef with Cranberries that was good, but my friend ordered the Sautéed Porkloin in Mushroom Sauce that was killer. I kept picking at his plate the entire night.
ADDENDUM-- Went back this past weekend and had a horrible experience with the food. Pork was WAY over cooked and dry, spatzel was flavorless and mushroom sauce was the same that came with the bread dumpling. I'm not coming back. Sorry guys. Maybe it's better in the winter?

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★★★☆☆

I went here on a reccomendation and loved it. The wait wasn't so bad and the neighborhood's pleasant to walk around through in the meanwhile. The seating was a little cramped, but I didn't mind (three of us shared a longer table with another couple who sat at the end). I ordered the Marinated and Braised Beef with Cranberries that was good, but my friend ordered the Sautéed Porkloin in Mushroom Sauce that was killer. I kept picking at his plate the entire night.
ADDENDUM-- Went back this past weekend and had a horrible experience with the food. Pork was WAY over cooked and dry, spatzel was flavorless and mushroom sauce was the same that came with the bread dumpling. I'm not coming back. Sorry guys. Maybe it's better in the winter?

Pros: , service, beers

Cons: food

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If there would be any place to eat german food it would be here this restaurant is cheap and as tasty as it could get highly recommended!!! That night i went had a breaded pork chop with mashed patatoes. OMG! it was SO delicious!!!Go Here! They don't take reservation so go early.

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★★★★★

If there would be any place to eat german food it would be here this restaurant is cheap and as tasty as it could get highly recommended!!! That night i went had a breaded pork chop with mashed patatoes. OMG! it was SO delicious!!!Go Here! They don't take reservation so go early.

Pros: Food,crowd,cheap$

Cons: CROWDED!!!!!

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This is a noisy restaurant, but the food is quite good and the beer selection has many of the best beers in the world. They won't sit you until your group is all in attendance. Parking can be difficult, but there is a valet service across the street. The neighborhood is a little 'rough' around the edges, so keep alert when walking to/from your car.

2
★★★★★

This is a noisy restaurant, but the food is quite good and the beer selection has many of the best beers in the world. They won't sit you until your group is all in attendance. Parking can be difficult, but there is a valet service across the street. The neighborhood is a little 'rough' around the edges, so keep alert when walking to/from your car.

Pros: beer, food

Cons: neighborhood, parking

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When I was looking for a new restaurant to try for my birthday dinner with group of friends I came to citysearch. Deciding that I wanted to go to a German restaurant I choose Suppenkuche based on the user reviews and over rating. I was VERY disappointed. I made reservations, but when we got there all of the tables were full. Why I'm not sure, but about 30 minutes later we finally got our table. The waitress was fairly attentive, but the food was just okay, and it certainly wasn't anything to write home about. It was definitely overrated and overpriced. The only good thing was the beer, which was AWESOME! So I guess if you want to go for drinks its a pretty good place, but not for food.

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★☆☆☆☆

When I was looking for a new restaurant to try for my birthday dinner with group of friends I came to citysearch. Deciding that I wanted to go to a German restaurant I choose Suppenkuche based on the user reviews and over rating. I was VERY disappointed. I made reservations, but when we got there all of the tables were full. Why I'm not sure, but about 30 minutes later we finally got our table. The waitress was fairly attentive, but the food was just okay, and it certainly wasn't anything to write home about. It was definitely overrated and overpriced. The only good thing was the beer, which was AWESOME! So I guess if you want to go for drinks its a pretty good place, but not for food.

Pros: Great Beer, $7 Valet Parking

Cons: Food, Sparse Seating, Overcrowded

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Fun ambiance with great beer selection, but long waits for parties of less than six and very poor service. Food is average, typically heavy and greasy classic german food, but fair for the price. Wait staff is typically unattentive and wait for food may be long.

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★★☆☆☆

Fun ambiance with great beer selection, but long waits for parties of less than six and very poor service. Food is average, typically heavy and greasy classic german food, but fair for the price. Wait staff is typically unattentive and wait for food may be long.

Pros: beer selection, classic german food

Cons: service, long wait, bad parking

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I did not have a high expectation, but I was pleasantly surprised. The host was courteous, even though the wait was long. He recommended the specials to us. When we were seated, we ordered potato pancakes, suckling pigs, leg of lam, venison sausages. They were beyond our expectations. The side dishes were as well. Especially the creamed spinach. I feel oliged to write a postiive comment here because we had a great time. Bring friends, its agoing to eb a great night out

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★★★★★

I did not have a high expectation, but I was pleasantly surprised. The host was courteous, even though the wait was long. He recommended the specials to us. When we were seated, we ordered potato pancakes, suckling pigs, leg of lam, venison sausages. They were beyond our expectations. The side dishes were as well. Especially the creamed spinach. I feel oliged to write a postiive comment here because we had a great time. Bring friends, its agoing to eb a great night out

Pros: Group, Food, Beer

Cons: wait

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I've been here several times with either a large group or a few friends and it's always excellent. The food is amazing and the servers keep your drinks flowing and make sure there is plenty of food on the table. The portions are huge, so come hungry!

If you've never been there, you sit German family style meaning you could be seated with other couples or diners at these long wood tables. Makes for an interesting night!

The jagerschnitzel and meatloaf are some of the favorites, but feel free to ask the servers for suggestions on both the meals and the beer as there is a huge variety of authentic german brews.

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★★★★★

I've been here several times with either a large group or a few friends and it's always excellent. The food is amazing and the servers keep your drinks flowing and make sure there is plenty of food on the table. The portions are huge, so come hungry!

If you've never been there, you sit German family style meaning you could be seated with other couples or diners at these long wood tables. Makes for an interesting night!

The jagerschnitzel and meatloaf are some of the favorites, but feel free to ask the servers for suggestions on both the meals and the beer as there is a huge variety of authentic german brews.

Pros: Great food, Excellent service, good atmosphere

Cons: No parking, Big crowds, small bar area

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i 've been living quite a few years here now in san francisco and i love going to the "SUPER KUECHE". i'm german myself and everytime i go there it reminds me of good old germany. the food is really good and so is the whole 'family' vibe of the restaurant. especially sharing the tables with new people is a very traditional european element. and the food....it's WUNDERBAR. suppenkueche's beer selection is fabulous...hey, what else is better than going to this german restaurant after a long day of work and treat yourself to a nice tasty beer? PROST!

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★★★★★

i 've been living quite a few years here now in san francisco and i love going to the "SUPER KUECHE". i'm german myself and everytime i go there it reminds me of good old germany. the food is really good and so is the whole 'family' vibe of the restaurant. especially sharing the tables with new people is a very traditional european element. and the food....it's WUNDERBAR. suppenkueche's beer selection is fabulous...hey, what else is better than going to this german restaurant after a long day of work and treat yourself to a nice tasty beer? PROST!

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This is a resturaunt that "could" have been good....The food is good enough - BUT THE SERVICE is tired and unmotivated every day of the week ( when they are open) the ATTITUDE of the staff is pitifful. I've been there a few times with friends.
If you go in with someone the staff knows (and likes) you might get some service and treated ok - if you walk in and they don't know you - well - my advise is simply... "move on". The emperor pancakes are good at Sunday brunch if they don't burn them first. And if you really want a treat ask the waiter (with the blank stare) to discribe the morning meatloaf; you'll surely run for the door.

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★★☆☆☆

This is a resturaunt that "could" have been good....The food is good enough - BUT THE SERVICE is tired and unmotivated every day of the week ( when they are open) the ATTITUDE of the staff is pitifful. I've been there a few times with friends.
If you go in with someone the staff knows (and likes) you might get some service and treated ok - if you walk in and they don't know you - well - my advise is simply... "move on". The emperor pancakes are good at Sunday brunch if they don't burn them first. And if you really want a treat ask the waiter (with the blank stare) to discribe the morning meatloaf; you'll surely run for the door.

Pros: german food

Cons: bad german food, horrid service, sharing tables

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It is a german restaurant, and I like what we got. Big tables all right, we had to share the table with others, but it is part of the scene. Parking is not an east task.

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★★★☆☆

It is a german restaurant, and I like what we got. Big tables all right, we had to share the table with others, but it is part of the scene. Parking is not an east task.

Pros: inexpensive, fun experience

Cons: , sharing table

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I walked in with a friend by accident, and was not too impressed with the menu when reading it. But once we got our dishes--- pork loin in mushroom sauce with salad and sauteed trout--- we were both very pleased. The pork loin is in this perfect sauce I can ever dream of in German food. Another nice surprise is the salad dressing, which is excellent. Service is warm and friendly, and the place is very unpretentious, cute, and dim at night where people laugh and cheer. Will definitely go back.

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★★★★☆

I walked in with a friend by accident, and was not too impressed with the menu when reading it. But once we got our dishes--- pork loin in mushroom sauce with salad and sauteed trout--- we were both very pleased. The pork loin is in this perfect sauce I can ever dream of in German food. Another nice surprise is the salad dressing, which is excellent. Service is warm and friendly, and the place is very unpretentious, cute, and dim at night where people laugh and cheer. Will definitely go back.

Pros: Yummy food, Service, Setting

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I echo the others who point out how refreshing it is to find a place that serves ethnic food without turning it into some California fusion crap. You wont find seared Ahi or mango chutney here. I can't comment on whether the food here is authentic, but I can tell you it's great. Heavy, filling and full of flavor. If this is what the Germans were eating all those years, I don't know how they had the energy to start all those wars.

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★★★★★

I echo the others who point out how refreshing it is to find a place that serves ethnic food without turning it into some California fusion crap. You wont find seared Ahi or mango chutney here. I can't comment on whether the food here is authentic, but I can tell you it's great. Heavy, filling and full of flavor. If this is what the Germans were eating all those years, I don't know how they had the energy to start all those wars.

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What a cool place. From the large on tap beer selections to the very, good and well appointed menu of German fare this place makes me happy as a little girl. Deiter would be proud. The offbeat, semi rustic backyard/barn table layout is quirky, but really well suited to a place that got it's start decades and decades ago. It's really worth a little time to check out their website for the history behind this place. They are few places in this city to enjoy a plate of schnitzle and a good dark lager.

2
★★★★★

What a cool place. From the large on tap beer selections to the very, good and well appointed menu of German fare this place makes me happy as a little girl. Deiter would be proud. The offbeat, semi rustic backyard/barn table layout is quirky, but really well suited to a place that got it's start decades and decades ago. It's really worth a little time to check out their website for the history behind this place. They are few places in this city to enjoy a plate of schnitzle and a good dark lager.

Pros: food, beer, atmosphere

Cons: location, parking, reservations

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I have friends that force me to eat here every once and a while and I can honestly say that although I might wind up going there, I will never eat that horrid food again. Even the sole was bad. How do you manage that? The beer is pretty good though.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have friends that force me to eat here every once and a while and I can honestly say that although I might wind up going there, I will never eat that horrid food again. Even the sole was bad. How do you manage that? The beer is pretty good though.

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This restaurant is a rare bird - it appears to be actual ethnic food, as opposed to "Californian-German". The venison & cabbage here doesn't come laced with fava beans and arugula, and there's no "ahi tuna 'sauerbraten'." Just the straight stuff. And it's great! A wonderful departure from the SF gastronomic norm. Also a good place for groups and for out-of-towners who want something fun and different but not overly fanciful. I've been several times and never found myself disappointed, but maybe that's because I always make sure to get something with spaetzle... There are a few nice German wines, but it would be a shame not to take advantage of the beer. Enjoy! And if you don't like the idea of sharing a table with strangers... lighten up.

1
★★★☆☆

This restaurant is a rare bird - it appears to be actual ethnic food, as opposed to "Californian-German". The venison & cabbage here doesn't come laced with fava beans and arugula, and there's no "ahi tuna 'sauerbraten'." Just the straight stuff. And it's great! A wonderful departure from the SF gastronomic norm. Also a good place for groups and for out-of-towners who want something fun and different but not overly fanciful. I've been several times and never found myself disappointed, but maybe that's because I always make sure to get something with spaetzle... There are a few nice German wines, but it would be a shame not to take advantage of the beer. Enjoy! And if you don't like the idea of sharing a table with strangers... lighten up.

Pros: Rare cuisine in SF, Fun atmosphere, Good value

Cons: A bit crowded

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I've heard about this restaurant for years, but have never tried it because I was afraid I wouldn't like German food. What a mistake! It was GREAT. The Ravioli appetizer was delicious--as was the pork with mushroom sauce and spatzle. The staff was extremely friendly and they have a wonderful selection of beer. Thumbs up! I'll definitely be going back. I think it would be fun to celebrate a birthday or special event with a group here as well.

2
★★★★★

I've heard about this restaurant for years, but have never tried it because I was afraid I wouldn't like German food. What a mistake! It was GREAT. The Ravioli appetizer was delicious--as was the pork with mushroom sauce and spatzle. The staff was extremely friendly and they have a wonderful selection of beer. Thumbs up! I'll definitely be going back. I think it would be fun to celebrate a birthday or special event with a group here as well.

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This restaurant defines what it means to dine German in SF. The ambience is pure europe - from the bleached pine tables hand scrubbed nightly - to the starkness of the plain room with its coved ceiling and hundreds of candles adding a surreal effect. The staff is the best. They clearly love their job and will laugh and treat customers like family. This restaurant has a huge base of regulars who swear by it. Foodwise, expecting those expecting heavy German fare won't be disappointed but unlike most other German restaurants in SF, it's really *good* food. And the beer selection of course is par excellence. Crowded on the weekends it's best experienced midweek. Shared great tables make the experience that much more unique as diners and waitstaff intermingle with your conversation.

2
★★★★★

This restaurant defines what it means to dine German in SF. The ambience is pure europe - from the bleached pine tables hand scrubbed nightly - to the starkness of the plain room with its coved ceiling and hundreds of candles adding a surreal effect. The staff is the best. They clearly love their job and will laugh and treat customers like family. This restaurant has a huge base of regulars who swear by it. Foodwise, expecting those expecting heavy German fare won't be disappointed but unlike most other German restaurants in SF, it's really *good* food. And the beer selection of course is par excellence. Crowded on the weekends it's best experienced midweek. Shared great tables make the experience that much more unique as diners and waitstaff intermingle with your conversation.

Pros: Beer selection, Ambience, Affordable

Cons: Parking, Busy on weekends

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As someone who spent a few years in Bavaria eating the real deal, I've got to say that Suppenkuche hits the spot dead-on when I've got a craving for that hearty southern German cuisine. Eating here totally takes me back to the Bierhalle in Munich, and the beer selection, although sadly lacking my beloved Augustiner, is nonetheless very good. For those who don't like sharing a table with strangers--get over yourselves.

2
★★★★★

As someone who spent a few years in Bavaria eating the real deal, I've got to say that Suppenkuche hits the spot dead-on when I've got a craving for that hearty southern German cuisine. Eating here totally takes me back to the Bierhalle in Munich, and the beer selection, although sadly lacking my beloved Augustiner, is nonetheless very good. For those who don't like sharing a table with strangers--get over yourselves.

Pros: Great food, Great beer

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I took friends of mine who were visiting from Germany and they said people speaking english was the only thing that made them realize they weren't in Germany.

The food is DELICIOUS! Be prepared for LOTS of noise and a healthy wait if your group isn't large enough to make a reservation. The group seating can be a bit unsettling, but make the best of it.

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★★★★★

I took friends of mine who were visiting from Germany and they said people speaking english was the only thing that made them realize they weren't in Germany.

The food is DELICIOUS! Be prepared for LOTS of noise and a healthy wait if your group isn't large enough to make a reservation. The group seating can be a bit unsettling, but make the best of it.

Pros: FOOD!!!, BEER!!!, FOOD!

Cons: NOISE, NOISE, reservations

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I absolutely love this place. The atmosphere is amazing. Its like you are sitting in some small restaurant in Germany. They have great beers on tap and bottle. I recommend to everyone.

2
★★★★★

I absolutely love this place. The atmosphere is amazing. Its like you are sitting in some small restaurant in Germany. They have great beers on tap and bottle. I recommend to everyone.

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The food was OK, the side of cabbage was actually pretty good. I didn't like having to share the table with people that didn't even bother to say 'hello' when sitting down. I'd have prefered being asked first.

2
★★★★☆

The food was OK, the side of cabbage was actually pretty good. I didn't like having to share the table with people that didn't even bother to say 'hello' when sitting down. I'd have prefered being asked first.

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This place is awesome. I love the food - great portions, great prices. Total value with wonderful atmosphere. Takes me back to Germany.
Fab selection of beers. Don't miss the Optimator!

2
★★★★★

This place is awesome. I love the food - great portions, great prices. Total value with wonderful atmosphere. Takes me back to Germany.
Fab selection of beers. Don't miss the Optimator!

Pros: atmosphere, food, drink

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I've had the pleasure of Suppenkuche's delightful food and beer and decor several times over the past few years but recent visits have been a disappointment. The noise level requires yelling (has it really always been that noisy?) and the service is lackluster, unprofessional and disorganized. On my most recent visit, my name and party size was recorded and I was told it would be 30 minutes. After an hour, two parties of the same size who arrived after us were seated before us. We were ignored by the hostess despite efforts to get her attention. The host offered us "a table in just a few minutes" after more than an hour when we were on our way out of the restaurant. Go to Walzwerk, go to Frjtz Fries (practically next door to Suppenkuche).

1
★★☆☆☆

I've had the pleasure of Suppenkuche's delightful food and beer and decor several times over the past few years but recent visits have been a disappointment. The noise level requires yelling (has it really always been that noisy?) and the service is lackluster, unprofessional and disorganized. On my most recent visit, my name and party size was recorded and I was told it would be 30 minutes. After an hour, two parties of the same size who arrived after us were seated before us. We were ignored by the hostess despite efforts to get her attention. The host offered us "a table in just a few minutes" after more than an hour when we were on our way out of the restaurant. Go to Walzwerk, go to Frjtz Fries (practically next door to Suppenkuche).

Pros: yummy food, good neighbor, fantastic beer

Cons: rude service, noisy

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This restaurant serves several German specialities and plates are full. There are several vegetarian dishes. You will be seated at wooded tables without table clothes as seats are available. Therefore, you may share a table with others but this should not distract you. Large groups may have a problem getting seated. This is the same format you will see at the Octoberfest in Munich (auf der Wies'n) or at the "Stammtisch" in small European restaurants. The food is excellent but do not expect that they speak German fluently here! Excellent German beers (Erdinger, Weihenstephan, Pschorr, Franziskaner, et al.) are available in bottles or glasses up to 2 liters. What is missing is the Umpa music but it is already rather noisy from all the conversations. The bar area is miniscule.
The real name is "Suppenküche"

2
★★★★★

This restaurant serves several German specialities and plates are full. There are several vegetarian dishes. You will be seated at wooded tables without table clothes as seats are available. Therefore, you may share a table with others but this should not distract you. Large groups may have a problem getting seated. This is the same format you will see at the Octoberfest in Munich (auf der Wies'n) or at the "Stammtisch" in small European restaurants. The food is excellent but do not expect that they speak German fluently here! Excellent German beers (Erdinger, Weihenstephan, Pschorr, Franziskaner, et al.) are available in bottles or glasses up to 2 liters. What is missing is the Umpa music but it is already rather noisy from all the conversations. The bar area is miniscule.
The real name is "Suppenküche"

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I have been here twice - both times it was excellent, everything was fresh, great flavors, and contrasts, speatzle was the best I have had in the U.S. Service was good, friendly waiter, good beer advice, I got what I needed and didn't get bugged either.

2
★★★★★

I have been here twice - both times it was excellent, everything was fresh, great flavors, and contrasts, speatzle was the best I have had in the U.S. Service was good, friendly waiter, good beer advice, I got what I needed and didn't get bugged either.

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This is my new favorite place for Sunday brunch...only I brought my Jewish friend who is observant and unfortunately he could only eat a few things on the menu cause it's mostly ALL pork?! Still, the crowd is laidback, the waitstaff is friendly, ambience is mellow, and the food is excellent. Great potato pancakes, muslix, meat-filled ravioli, sausages, sauerkraut, etc. Oh...the most important part! The beer! I almost never drink beer anymore unless I come here. If you're new to SF, stop by here.

2
★★★★★

This is my new favorite place for Sunday brunch...only I brought my Jewish friend who is observant and unfortunately he could only eat a few things on the menu cause it's mostly ALL pork?! Still, the crowd is laidback, the waitstaff is friendly, ambience is mellow, and the food is excellent. Great potato pancakes, muslix, meat-filled ravioli, sausages, sauerkraut, etc. Oh...the most important part! The beer! I almost never drink beer anymore unless I come here. If you're new to SF, stop by here.

 

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