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Best Mediterranean restaurants in South San Francisco


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A photo of Amoura Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • South San Francisco
Booked 7 times today
Amoura Restaurant is a gem of Mediterranean cuisine, renowned for impeccable service, welcoming ambiance, and an excellent variety of dishes. Customers consistently laud the freshness of the food, with particular mention of the avocado and carrot salad, lamb kabobs, Freefeh salad, and humus. The unique and delicious smoke salmon dishes and the lamb/beef burger are also highly recommended. The restaurant doesn't restrict itself to standard Mediterranean fare, offering beyond salad and kebabs-- be it their Mezzes, Flatbreads, or an impressive variety of "zero alcohol" options. Whether you're seeking authentic Mediterranean cuisine for a relaxed dining experience or a formal business meal, patrons confirm Amoura delivers outstanding quality time and again.
A photo of Foreign Cinema restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Mission
Booked 86 times today
Foreign Cinema is a stand-out gem in San Francisco, highly revered for its expertise in Californian cuisine. Customers have consistently praised the restaurant's ambiance and the quality of their food, often making a point of their refreshingly innovative approach to dishes. The restaurant puts a premium on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, with customers noting the "beautifully presented" and "inventive delicious food". The menu seems to rotate just enough to keep the dining experience exciting while allowing opportunities to revisit beloved dishes. Consistently referred to as a "benchmark for Californian cuisine," Foreign Cinema has left its diners with memorable experiences, making special occasions even more special. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, or simply a dining out treat, the restaurant does not disappoint.
A photo of Kokkari Estiatorio restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 164 times today
Kokkari Estiatorio is highly praised as one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in the area. Conveniently located near the Embarcadero, it attracts both local and international visitors. Reviewers admire the great atmosphere, outstanding service, and the spectacular Mediterranean dishes. Guests have sample and raved about various dishes, including the tender and delectable calamari stuffed with feta cheese, perfectly cooked octopus, delicious lamb chops, and the unforgettable sea bass. Desserts like baklava and Greek yogurt with walnuts topped off the meals splendidly. Even with high expectations, Kokkari Estiatorio never disappoints, offering a memorable dining experience with its genuine Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.
A photo of Nopa - San Francisco restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • North Panhandle / USF
Booked 74 times today
Nopa in San Francisco is lauded as one of the best restaurants in the city, and indeed, in California. A bastion of Californian cuisine, Nopa serves exceptional food characterized by its farm-to-table concept. Reviews underscore the restaurant's consistent quality, showcasing their commitment to using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Signature dishes range from the highly praised butter beans and lamb shank to the ever-popular pork chop and burger. The restaurant further enchants patrons with its extensive selection of Californian wines and seasonal cocktails, and it has a unique charm likened to a lively Parisian neighborhood bistro. It's described as "innovative and approachable" and recommended for a variety of occasions, from date nights to special celebrations.
A photo of Mykonos Meze restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Burlingame
Booked 41 times today
Mykonos Meze offers a truly authentic Greek experience. Located in Burlingame, it's renowned for its exceptional service, warm ambiance, and high-quality, flavorful dishes. Many patrons praise the variety of food options, from expertly cooked lamb shank to succulent sea bass. The octopus starter and rice pudding with orange zest are frequently recommended by customers for the wonderful taste. Patrons also applaud the impressive selection of authentic Greek beverages, including ouzo and Greek lager. One reviewer described it as one of the top 10 restaurants in the Valley. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just craving excellent Greek food, Mykonos Meze is a go-to destination.
A photo of Terzo restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
Booked 26 times today
Terzo is a much-beloved restaurant among visitors on their US trips and locals in San Francisco. It offers a consistently remarkable dining experience with its delicious Mediterranean comfort food, serving dishes that are unique, flavorful, and delicious such as the Mediterranean chicken, Greek chicken that is so tender it falls off the bone, and mushrooms in crème fraiche sauce over crispy polenta, considered outstanding by many. It has a cosmopolitan vibe, with an atmosphere enhanced by soft lighting and appealing interiors. The service at Terzo is also consistently praised as outstanding, with the staff being friendly and attentive. It is not just an excellent place for Mediterranean cuisine but also a wonderful location for celebrating special occasions.
A photo of Ula Restaurant & Tapas Bar restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mediterranean • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 31 times today
Ula Restaurant & Tapas Bar, located in the heart of San Francisco, offers an impeccable dining experience. The restaurant serves excellent Mediterranean cuisine, as evidenced by numerous glowing reviews. Customers have praised it as "one of the most beautiful restaurants in SF" and a location which "takes you into another world." The menu offers a variety of dishes, catering to different dietary needs like gluten-free and vegetarian. The Trio of Ceviche, Main Lobster Raviolo, and the Seared Alaskan Halibut with roasted artichokes have been particularly appreciated. The ambience, complemented by a live jazz band, is Mediterranean-inspired, contributing to an overall enjoyable experience. The restaurant stands out for its professional and knowledgeable staff, attentive service, and beautiful presentation of food. Whether for a special occasion or a casual dinner, Ula Restaurant & Tapas Bar consistently delivers a delightful Mediterranean dining experience.
A photo of Barcha restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 65 times today
Barcha is a highly recommended Mediterranean restaurant praised for its unique and perfectly cooked dishes. Patrons rave about the delectable chickpea hummus, spiced beef dumplings, and shrimp. The interesting wine options and unique cocktails complement the diverse menu that also has excellent vegetarian choices. The scrumptious food is beautifully presented in a relaxed ambiance with impeccable service. The interior design notably adds to the dining experience, creating an incredible atmosphere. Reviewers especially love the attentive service and the restaurant manager, Constantino. The food is outstanding and the vegetarian skewers, duck, and desserts are top-tier. Barcha is renowned for its authentic Mediterranean cuisine, setting it apart within the culinary landscape.
A photo of Berber restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Russian Hill
Booked 19 times today
Escape to a hidden oasis in the heart of San Francisco. Recognized in MICHELIN Guide's Bib Gourmand 2021 and 2022, our modern Moroccan menu offers an aromatic dining experience to fully immerse the senses and simulate a night out in the exotic Mediterranean. With noteworthy dishes rooted in traditional North African culture, we combine age-old cooking techniques and imported spices with a modern California flair.Inspired by the warm hospitality of the aboriginal Berbers — also known as the noble, free people — each meal is sensory and satisfying, from the first to the last course. Ideal for parties, private events, date nights, and gatherings for all types of celebrations, we combine our love of showmanship and community for all walks of life to enjoy modern Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine.
A photo of Bistro Ember restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Noe Valley
Booked 16 times today
Situated in the heart of Noe Valley, San Francisco, Bistro Ember is a resplendent fusion restaurant that brilliantly combines traditional Turkish flavors with innovative modern techniques. The restaurant, praised by diners as a 'wonderful addition to Noe Valley,' boasts exquisite food that is not only flavorsome but also beautifully presented, often described as a 'work of art.' The meticulously curated ambiance, blending modern design elements with Turkish cultural influences, adds further to the overall dining experience. Ember's unique and uncommon Turkish offerings have garnered high praise, with reviewers stating that every dish tells its own unique story. The exceptional service, attention to detail, sophisticated decor, and, most importantly, the delicious and creative cuisine make Bistro Ember a must-visit destination for an immersive gastronomic journey.
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