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Zuni Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Hayes Valley
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1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949 (Between Franklin & Gough)
+1 415-552-2522
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'd been wanting to visit here for a while and it certainly didn't disappoint! Reservations are definitely needed but it's a great experience. We shared the biscuits and jam, avacado toast, salad and a pizza. It sounds a lot but the portion sizes were perfect. Food was light, delicious and fresh. Everything on the menu looked wonderful and I can't... More 

Thank Travellover6128
San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For whatever reason we hadn't been here for years. Too many good choices in San Francisco. But it won't be too long before we go back. We stopped in after a show at SFJazz. Zuni is one of the few late-night choices in town. And besides that, it's one of the best. Among the founding lights of California cuisine the... More 

Thank rhopelain
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

love this little gem with its upstairs alcove and unique little corners. The food is inventive and the wood-fired oven just elevates the flavors. Go with friends as it can get a little noisy.

Thank JimmyShu-lin
Watertown, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is divine! My nephew and I spent a wonderful evening here. To start, he enjoyed the Caesar Salad and 8 had the Cream of Celery soup. We shared the chicken which was divine ( oh, and my nephew has the leftovers). Lemon tart for dessert. I can't wait toco e back!

Thank Maureen H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on the recommendation of our daughter and it did not disappoint. Ordered the "chicken for two"........also a recommendation. Yummy, but could have been for four! Only draw back is parking.

Thank Grace M
cleveland, ohio
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can only offer as a review that if you don't order the chicken, you are truly missing out on one of America's great meals. We have been coming to SF over 100 times over the past 20 years. The chicken at Zuni is truly the best single meal we have ever had in the city. It serves two people.... More 

Thank csuosu
Lexington, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here on our second night in San Francisco. Several of my wife's friends recommended the place. I hadn't made reservations in advance for this part of the trip and everything, including Zuni's was booked. But, Zuni's said if we got there early, put our name in and sat at the bar for a while,... More 

Thank Charles G
New Hope
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this spot. We have been many times and we always order the chicken. The chicken takes an hour to cook so order as soon as you sit down. It was served on top of a bread stuffing that was drenched chicken drippings. On top of all of this were mustard greens. The blend of the flavors were delicious.... More 

Thank Vivian B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zuni has been a San Francisco landmark since 1979. we went to dinner on a Sunday evening after arriving from London. The restaurant was busy. brief wait and excellent Martini at the bar. Our Waiter was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. we had some Belon oysters from Lopez Island Washington followed by a delicious butter nut squash soup with lemon zest... More 

Thank Niknoknoknik
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their legendary roast chicken was as good as advertised, staff was friendly and the atmosphere was pleasant

Thank Stephen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
    (Between Franklin & Gough)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-2522

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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