Kokkari Estiatorio

★★★★★
  • 200 Jackson St

    San Francisco, CA 94111

    Cross street: at Front

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  • 415-981-0983

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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

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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

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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

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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

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This place is my favorite in San Francisco!

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This place is my favorite in San Francisco!

Pros: Excellent service and amazing food!

Cons: You must made reservations

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I have been going to this restaurant for 4 years! The place is very nice, good atmosphere, great service, and always great food. If you like lamb chops...This is the place to go they are screaming!!! It is a bit pricey but you pay for what you get it is well worth it.

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I have been going to this restaurant for 4 years! The place is very nice, good atmosphere, great service, and always great food. If you like lamb chops...This is the place to go they are screaming!!! It is a bit pricey but you pay for what you get it is well worth it.

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Did a group birthday dinner here. Excellent service. Waiter pretty funny. Food was delicious. A bit pricey. I would recommend this place for special events

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Did a group birthday dinner here. Excellent service. Waiter pretty funny. Food was delicious. A bit pricey. I would recommend this place for special events

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Love the place. I've spent thousands in there. My stomach is not a cheap date! Greek food at its best.

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Love the place. I've spent thousands in there. My stomach is not a cheap date! Greek food at its best.

Pros: The food is balanced, authentic and presented well

Cons: price is high, but you get what you pay for

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I went here with a group from work, and the food was great, the staff was great, and I could catch BART a few blocks away after dinner. Great place for celebrating!

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I went here with a group from work, and the food was great, the staff was great, and I could catch BART a few blocks away after dinner. Great place for celebrating!

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What a great experience to be in an authentic Greek restaurant and feel like a goddess. The male waiters are all too cute and tend to your every need. Try the rack of lamb for your main course. The zuccini and smelts for appetizers are yummy. A good bottle of Santorini wine goes good. Gooing back there will not be soon enough.

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What a great experience to be in an authentic Greek restaurant and feel like a goddess. The male waiters are all too cute and tend to your every need. Try the rack of lamb for your main course. The zuccini and smelts for appetizers are yummy. A good bottle of Santorini wine goes good. Gooing back there will not be soon enough.

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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

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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

Pros: Great food and Ambience

Cons: Service was rushed

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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

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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

Pros: Great food, Great Service!

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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

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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

Pros: Food, service, ambience

Cons: Make reservations in advance! Especially for groups.

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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It was my wife's birthday choice and when we were seated right next to the bar it was so loud I could not hear my wife and she kept getting bumped by those at the bar.\r
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It was my wife's birthday choice and when we were seated right next to the bar it was so loud I could not hear my wife and she kept getting bumped by those at the bar.\r
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Pros: Ambience

Cons: poor food quality

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We showed up a bit early and waiting for our table at the bar. We were seated at our exact reservation time which was nice. The entire staff was wonderful, our waitress was great with very good menu and wine suggestions. The building was

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We showed up a bit early and waiting for our table at the bar. We were seated at our exact reservation time which was nice. The entire staff was wonderful, our waitress was great with very good menu and wine suggestions. The building was

Pros: Menu, Service, Food, Dessert, atmosphere

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The food is incredible - not much more to say there; you can't go wrong. The service is great not just because it's efficient and friendly, but because they're great at steering you towards combinations that work with both food and drink.

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The food is incredible - not much more to say there; you can't go wrong. The service is great not just because it's efficient and friendly, but because they're great at steering you towards combinations that work with both food and drink.

Pros: Great food and service - the total experience

Cons: none really, except you'll eat too much

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Kokkari was fantastic. We arrived early, the bartenders, and other customers were friendly. A friend had recommended I try this restaurant, I had no idea it was this nice. My date and I were under dressed, but were treated with complete

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Kokkari was fantastic. We arrived early, the bartenders, and other customers were friendly. A friend had recommended I try this restaurant, I had no idea it was this nice. My date and I were under dressed, but were treated with complete

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Why haven't I been here before, I ask myself as a self proclamed restraunt know-it-all? This swanky and beautiful restaurant is very much worth the price. Walked in with no res. early on a Saturday night and was seated at a table to the

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Why haven't I been here before, I ask myself as a self proclamed restraunt know-it-all? This swanky and beautiful restaurant is very much worth the price. Walked in with no res. early on a Saturday night and was seated at a table to the

Pros: Ambiance, Food, Service

Cons: Noisy, but not as bad as it could be

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Their pita bread and assortment of spreads can not be beat! Order it as an appetizer to the many great dishes they have to offer. Just make sure you call ahead and make reservations! The food is good, but I am no so sure about the hour

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Their pita bread and assortment of spreads can not be beat! Order it as an appetizer to the many great dishes they have to offer. Just make sure you call ahead and make reservations! The food is good, but I am no so sure about the hour

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I went here with a group of coworkers and we ordered a bunch of appetizers, I was in heaven! I had never been too a Greek restuarant (before this one) that I enjoyed so much! The appetizers consided of many different plates and bowls of a

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I went here with a group of coworkers and we ordered a bunch of appetizers, I was in heaven! I had never been too a Greek restuarant (before this one) that I enjoyed so much! The appetizers consided of many different plates and bowls of a

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this place is huge! I think it can accomodate about 200 people! result: it's a little noisy! But service was great and prompt. Food and wine were good. It's not cheap, but I think it was well worth it.

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this place is huge! I think it can accomodate about 200 people! result: it's a little noisy! But service was great and prompt. Food and wine were good. It's not cheap, but I think it was well worth it.

Pros: service, food, wine

Cons: noise, parking, not cheap

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The restaurant and food may be fine. The smells and pollution from its many emission sources, located on the rooft, are tough on neighbors. The large fireplace, while apparently giving decor inside, is a major source of pollution for

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The restaurant and food may be fine. The smells and pollution from its many emission sources, located on the rooft, are tough on neighbors. The large fireplace, while apparently giving decor inside, is a major source of pollution for

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Kokkari is fabulous. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, the food great and although a fancy restuarant, the service is never stuffy.

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Kokkari is fabulous. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, the food great and although a fancy restuarant, the service is never stuffy.

Pros: Lamb, mezes

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This places is absolutely incredible! I have yet to have anything less than the most perfect meal here. Food is excellent every time. The platter of pita, hummus, etc. is my favorite, as are the zucchini cakes, but you can't go wrong

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This places is absolutely incredible! I have yet to have anything less than the most perfect meal here. Food is excellent every time. The platter of pita, hummus, etc. is my favorite, as are the zucchini cakes, but you can't go wrong

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Kokkari is one of my favorite restaurants in the city, and it's sister restaurant Evvia in Palo Alto is also very good. The food at Kokkari is fresh, flavorful, and unique. Don't miss the zucchini cakes with cucumber raita- delicious!

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Kokkari is one of my favorite restaurants in the city, and it's sister restaurant Evvia in Palo Alto is also very good. The food at Kokkari is fresh, flavorful, and unique. Don't miss the zucchini cakes with cucumber raita- delicious!

Pros: Delicious food, beautiful ambience, good service

Cons: Pricey, often difficult to get reservations

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Make sure to call and reserve ahead. We could only get 10pm and it was still busy when we arrived. Best Mezethes to order are feta stuffed grilled calamari, giant beans sauteed in tomato sauce, and artichoke/eggplant skewers. Don't get

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Make sure to call and reserve ahead. We could only get 10pm and it was still busy when we arrived. Best Mezethes to order are feta stuffed grilled calamari, giant beans sauteed in tomato sauce, and artichoke/eggplant skewers. Don't get

Pros: Food, Wine list, Service

Cons: Air Conditioning on full blast

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This place is one of my favorite places in the city. I loved the food! We had such a great time out here. Our waitress was so sweet, and so willing to answer our every questions, and eager to make suggestions.\r
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This place is one of my favorite places in the city. I loved the food! We had such a great time out here. Our waitress was so sweet, and so willing to answer our every questions, and eager to make suggestions.\r
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Pros: I don't have time to list them all.

Cons: None whatsoever.

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Everything was absolutely impeccable. We made very last minute reservations and they were very accomodating. Although we arrived on time, we were asked to wait at the bar for 5-10 minutes. And though we didn't mind at all, at the

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Everything was absolutely impeccable. We made very last minute reservations and they were very accomodating. Although we arrived on time, we were asked to wait at the bar for 5-10 minutes. And though we didn't mind at all, at the

Pros: Attentive, Delicious, Friendly

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I have dined at their sister retaurant in Palo Alto for years, but I have to say Kokkari is a very nice step up. The chairs are very comfortable and large which is not found very often. The service is on par with any 4 star place,

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I have dined at their sister retaurant in Palo Alto for years, but I have to say Kokkari is a very nice step up. The chairs are very comfortable and large which is not found very often. The service is on par with any 4 star place,

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First time there. Nice crowd, good decor. Ordered a glass of red Zinfandel at the bar, barman said that'll be $14. Not cheap but willing to pay for a good experience. A very overwarm glass of very acidic liquid, possibly wine, but

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First time there. Nice crowd, good decor. Ordered a glass of red Zinfandel at the bar, barman said that'll be $14. Not cheap but willing to pay for a good experience. A very overwarm glass of very acidic liquid, possibly wine, but

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They bring bread and olives when you first sit down, but no olive oil. There is a small empty dish they bring out that looks like a dipping dish, but it's for the olive pits only. Although I knew that, I asked for olive oil for my bread.

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They bring bread and olives when you first sit down, but no olive oil. There is a small empty dish they bring out that looks like a dipping dish, but it's for the olive pits only. Although I knew that, I asked for olive oil for my bread.

Pros: Big nice room, Great mood lighting, Good moussaka

Cons: Varied waiter service, A bit pricey, Noisy/big place

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I absolutely loved this restaurant. The first thing that struck me about this place was its warm and romantic atmosphere. The restaurant is lit in an orangish glow by its floor lamps and a roaring fire. Then you walk in and are politely

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I absolutely loved this restaurant. The first thing that struck me about this place was its warm and romantic atmosphere. The restaurant is lit in an orangish glow by its floor lamps and a roaring fire. Then you walk in and are politely

Pros: fabulous food, ambience, friendly waitstaff

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There are no other words necessary-

"Truly the Best"

-however, this site forces you to say at least 10 words- so there you go!

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There are no other words necessary-

"Truly the Best"

-however, this site forces you to say at least 10 words- so there you go!

Pros: delicious, like royalty, beautiful

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I recommend Kokkari very highly to anyone who enjoys great mediterranean food, beautiful calming contemprorary ambiance, and wait staff that enjoy their jobs. The food speaks for itself, it is why we will go back to Kokkari. The eggplant

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I recommend Kokkari very highly to anyone who enjoys great mediterranean food, beautiful calming contemprorary ambiance, and wait staff that enjoy their jobs. The food speaks for itself, it is why we will go back to Kokkari. The eggplant

Pros: Food is great, wait staff , wine list

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My boyfriend discovered this place when at a company event at it's Palo Alto location. He took me to the SF restaurant for my birthday and it was delicious. Very unique dishes, awesome drinks and a romantic atmosphere made it a great

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My boyfriend discovered this place when at a company event at it's Palo Alto location. He took me to the SF restaurant for my birthday and it was delicious. Very unique dishes, awesome drinks and a romantic atmosphere made it a great

Pros: valet parking, great service, amazing food

Cons: expensive

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Always warm, welcoming and gracious, Kokkari is an unpretentious place to see and be seen. Thoughtful and well-prepared food and good wine that keeps on coming! The best part is the thoughtful service- the bartenders make the experiece, by

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Always warm, welcoming and gracious, Kokkari is an unpretentious place to see and be seen. Thoughtful and well-prepared food and good wine that keeps on coming! The best part is the thoughtful service- the bartenders make the experiece, by

Pros: great scene, warmwelcoming, greatfood

Cons: expensive, crowded

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I have been to the top restaurants around the world and I have never had such consistantly wonderful food in such a warm, inviting atmosphere. We live in San Francisco and in Napa where there is always a great meal to be had, but whenever

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I have been to the top restaurants around the world and I have never had such consistantly wonderful food in such a warm, inviting atmosphere. We live in San Francisco and in Napa where there is always a great meal to be had, but whenever

Pros: fireplace, valet, beautiful interior

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Kokkari features attentive waitstaff, prompt seating, great food. go for the appetizers, each dish is delicious - especially the zucchini cakes and riblets.

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Kokkari features attentive waitstaff, prompt seating, great food. go for the appetizers, each dish is delicious - especially the zucchini cakes and riblets.

Pros: atmosphere, delicious, staff

Cons: expensive, small portions

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This place has a long running reputation and a crowd of devotees. I was excited to join a medium size dinner party and have food shared all around and then to realize: not what I expected to eat in Greece. There could be a slight bias

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This place has a long running reputation and a crowd of devotees. I was excited to join a medium size dinner party and have food shared all around and then to realize: not what I expected to eat in Greece. There could be a slight bias

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Older crowd, Food was bland

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Kokkari serve nice food, but they charge too much for it - basically it's traditional mediterranian cuisine, simple to make and very cheap where it comes from. But it looks like the owners decided to present it as something exquisite. Even

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Kokkari serve nice food, but they charge too much for it - basically it's traditional mediterranian cuisine, simple to make and very cheap where it comes from. But it looks like the owners decided to present it as something exquisite. Even

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Inattentive staff, mediocre food and a rude Maitre'd who refused
to seat us at a table for 4 despite having made prior reservations all contributed to
one of the worst dining experiences. We were eventually seated at a table with
a large

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Inattentive staff, mediocre food and a rude Maitre'd who refused
to seat us at a table for 4 despite having made prior reservations all contributed to
one of the worst dining experiences. We were eventually seated at a table with
a large

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My boyfriend and I went to Kokkari on Friday the 17th of December. It was the most romantic place I have ever been to dinner. The drinks at the bar were well made. The seating was quick, and the service was great. Our server selected an

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My boyfriend and I went to Kokkari on Friday the 17th of December. It was the most romantic place I have ever been to dinner. The drinks at the bar were well made. The seating was quick, and the service was great. Our server selected an

Pros: Romantic, Great food, good service

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I can't believe it took me so long to go to Kokkari! I had heard amazing things about the food from family & co-workers, but their review didn't do the place justice. I felt like I was in Europe from the moment I walked through the door.

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I can't believe it took me so long to go to Kokkari! I had heard amazing things about the food from family & co-workers, but their review didn't do the place justice. I felt like I was in Europe from the moment I walked through the door.

Pros: food, decor, staff

Cons: , crowded bar

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What can I say about this place. Top notch service and the food is amazing. Very tasty and creative. The fish is excellent as well as thier apps, wine, and desert. We tried so many dishes and they were all so good. I hope to go back soon.

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What can I say about this place. Top notch service and the food is amazing. Very tasty and creative. The fish is excellent as well as thier apps, wine, and desert. We tried so many dishes and they were all so good. I hope to go back soon.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

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I was dragged here kicking and screaming. Who likes Greek food anyway? Well, this is not what you think of when you think of Greek food. I mean it is Greek food, but it is done so perfectly. It is absolutely spectacular. Up there with

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I was dragged here kicking and screaming. Who likes Greek food anyway? Well, this is not what you think of when you think of Greek food. I mean it is Greek food, but it is done so perfectly. It is absolutely spectacular. Up there with

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Gorgeous place, professional, friendly service. Best pork tenderloin ever (w/ an amazing demiglace). Everyone loved their meals, reasonably priced wine list (by the bottle). A special restaurant for a special night out.

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Gorgeous place, professional, friendly service. Best pork tenderloin ever (w/ an amazing demiglace). Everyone loved their meals, reasonably priced wine list (by the bottle). A special restaurant for a special night out.

Pros: beautiful room, upbeat+romantic, interesting menu

Cons: expensive but worthit

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Named for a small fishing village on the Aegean Sea, Kokkari is owned by the same partnership that runs Evvia Estiatorio in Palo Alto. The multimillion-dollar design presents a large, welcoming fireplace, lots of wood and pottery, and…

 

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