Lokma

4.8
361 reviews
$30 and under
Turkish
Lokma, which means “a bite” in Turkish, opened in Feb 2018 and is located in the Outer Richmond. We serve a fresh Californian and Turkish fare while serving our guests with warm hospitality in our bright and open space.

Please note that we allow 15 minute grace period for reservations, we ask that you please call if you are going to be late. Reservations will be marked as no shows after 15 minutes.

In order to be in compliance with the San Francisco Health Mandate, we require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all guests dining indoors over the age of 12. Acceptable forms of vaccination proof include: an original vaccination card, digital vaccination card, or a photo of your vaccination card. Please note, that if you present a picture of your card, we will also be requesting a photo ID. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we navigate these new requirements.

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  • A note from the restaurant

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 4:15 PM - 8:00 PM, Fri - Sat 4:15 PM - 9:00 PM

    Thank you for visiting! Starting August 20, we are required to check proof of vaccination for all guests 12 and over if they are dining indoors. Also, in order to thoroughly disinfect between reservations, we ask that parties observe time limits. Thank you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 361 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipJulia02128
New England
6 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful - small plates and big plates and wine! Great and friendly service. We will be back!

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vipshannona
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The manti was great! Wish there were a greater number of authentic Turkey dishes on the menu, but everything we had was delicious -- especially the dips and the traditional baklava.

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AriB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant serving yummy food. The service was great: friendly, efficient and helpful with selections. The Turkish red wine was delicious too.
My husband and son were first timers at Lokma and both loved it.
The ambiance is cozy, the space nicely decorated and everything was immaculately clean!

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vipLovin43
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lokma is an absolute neighborhood gem, so if you haven't tried it yet, you most definitely should! I had been to lunch a couple times, but last night was my first dinner experience. The dinner menu is incredible. Great value, good portions and amazing quality. We shared two delicious appetizers (the trio spreads and the calamari) and each of us had a yummy main (eggplant, short ribs and dumplings). The servers are super friendly and the restaurant feels homey and welcoming, and not too noisy. Will be there again very soon!

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JacobB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very pleasant sidewalk tables with heaters. The food was surprisingly good and not too expensive. They have several dishes I'd never seen before - it's always a treat to try something completely new. We plan on coming back.

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SFNative95
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

DELICIOUS as usual! wonderful flavors and the service is great. A Neighborhood GEMn

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MarinerS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food!!! Always delicious! Everyone’s dish was so good! Hadn’t eaten inside until yesterday. Quiet and lovely but very cold!! Dress warmly. Parking a pain but would go back anytime!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly server, food presentation & portion great to share for 4 of us, social distanced tables and food was delicious!
Will return for sure!

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DanielZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to enjoy Mediterranean/Turkish food in Richmond district Clement street neighborhood. Safe seating outdoors (if you prefer more quiet) and indoors (more energetic ) ambiance. Tasty authentic Mediterranean dishes, super friendly service and nice atmosphere !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service every time! Love this place.

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vipStarky
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was delicious. Serkan and Naz provided excellent service. We will be back.

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alexd
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Wish they had cocktails!!! Great food and ambiance anyway

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Blord
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Poor, inattentive service.

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In2Food
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding and unique food and great service!

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DeborahP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was very personable . I had eaten there for brunch previously and wanted to try out dinner. The octopus with the squid was fantastic. My sister both liked the short rib entree as well .....the harissa sauce was actually quite good. I will definitely go back. We went early on a Thursday so it was quiet.

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Thisishowiedoit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Lokma is amazing!!! Strongly recommended!!!

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Alicia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place! Excellent service and cute atmosphere. Highly recommend the lamb and the spreads app! Excellent flavors in every single dish.
Only complaint is I wish there were more drink/(any) cocktail options. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tasty food!

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MaryannH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lokma is a true neighborhood gem in San Francisco's mid-Richmond District. LOVED the great Turkish food, fabulous service, cultural artifacts and quiet atmostphere. Looking forward to returning again soon.

MM
MalloryM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was incredible. Service was really friendly. We are for sure coming back!

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andreaj
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Very comfortable outdoor dining with gentle warmth from heat lamps. Service was very attentive.

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ShirleyH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, very fast and pleasant service, and outside dining was safe and comfortable. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Lokma. The food is excellent and the service is great. It’s such a gem.

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vipPepperment
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience3

Take an eggplant, cut it in half-don’t bother to peel it, leave the stem on. Cook it slightly so it remains raw. Add cooked hamburger meat on the eggplant. . Dump a load of tomato sauce on top. Serve with reedy tough inedible asparagus.
If this appeals you will love this place.

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StaceyL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Arrived a little early for reservation and was seated quickly to our table. The food was delicious, service was good.

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bluemonday
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. They were super busy for a Friday night but our server was super attentive, checked in on us at exactly the right moments. Food was fantastic.

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Nathalie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great service. Will certainly be returning. Would give 6 stars if I could (and I am not easily impressed!)

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vipNogaYogev16
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service is always good at Lokma.
It has nothing to do with Lokma, eating outside which I do 99% of the time, the traffic noise was louder than usual.
However the food and service is so good, traffic will not discourage me from being a steady y customer at Lokma.
I highly recommend Lokma. You won't be disappointed.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wonderful staff and atmosphere. Sat outside on a Monday, and had a lovely, delicious evening.

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JohnH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal reasonably priced. A neighborhood gem!

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RichS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’d been wanting to try this place fir so long and it did not disappoint.

The food was prepared exceptionally well and I was really impressed by the excellent service/kindness of the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Ive been to Lokma several times since it first opened. While sometimes they overcook their proteins, their other items are always stellar. From pancakes (best in sf!) to patas bravas to calamari to manti. Always carefully prepared and well seasoned.

This time, however, the potatoes were not crisp at all and tasted as tho warmed in the micro. Calamari arrived underseasoned and lukewarm-just like the patas.

The chicken was nicely cooked but presented as a pile of strips like shwarma. Suspect it had been warmed in micro, too. Eggplant was underseasoned. Desserts have been unusual in the past and meticulously prepared. The cake with strawberry was bland and not fun to eat. We left most of it.

Plate and silverware changes were nice but id rather have more attention in the kitchen.

I will go back because i know what this restaurant is capable of.

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Friendinings
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I made a reservation for outside seating and we were seated as soon as we arrived. We wanted to change it to inside because it became cold, but they explained that they were booked and accommodated us at the place we choose outside with heater right at our side. The food was delicious and the service was very good and prompt. We definitely will be back!

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KellyRae
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second time here for dinner! A lovely experience both indoor and outdoor dining. I will be coming back :)

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none
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you it was fabulous food and the service was excellent. Thank you, Sharon Bryan

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vipJtheq
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Perfect Saturday night dinner

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BdayBummer
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely night out! Other than being out of a few items it was great we are coming back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lokma using the Order Online button. Lokma also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Lokma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 702-6263.

Lokma is rated 4.8 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.

Lokma does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/lokma/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.