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Kitchen Story

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Neighbourhood:
The Castro
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3499 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1731
+1 415-525-4905
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17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Food presentation is very good. Food is full of flavor and great atmosphere! Staff is attentive and very accommodating. Great place for brunch and overall San Francisco experience. Definitely check it out!

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Thank Triptravler
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Kitchen Story, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us, TripTravler! We are very happy you included us in your positive "San Francisco Experience". Hope to have the honor of serving you again soon More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

The food here is gorgeous (millionaire's bacon, ANY chopped salad in and the pancakes, waffles I can vouch for) This is giving me a mouth-gasm thinking about it. The atmosphere is brilliant, no doubt helped along by the bottomless mimosas. Loved it here, would return in a heartbeat.

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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Kitchen Story, responded to this review

Great hearing from you, Sarah! We loved your description of our food as "gorgeous". Hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We only had 48 hours in SF and ended up eating here twice. The first time was for lunch, which was really good. Then two days later, we realized it would be perfect for breakfast. There was so much on the menu we didn't get to eat the first time! Breakfast was even better -- the potatoes, the homemade sausage,... More 

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Thank Holly Z
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Kitchen Story, responded to this review

Hello Holly: We are ecstatic that you chose to dine with us twice during your 48 hour stay in San Francisco. Thank you for your loyalty and recognizing the love we put in our food. Hope to have the honor of serving you again on your next trip to the Bay Area. More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

So we heard about this place from a sales associate at a store on the other side of San Francisco. When we got to the door there was a note talking about a event board of health review. As someone who is extra careful about where they dine I was a bit worried. Once I sat down in the restaurant... More 

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Thank Chris O
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Kitchen Story, responded to this review

It was great hearing from you, Chris! Thank you for your detailed and delightful review. We are very pleased your dining expectations were met. It is customers like you that make it all worthwhile. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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179 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Millionaires bacon is totally the draw. Cute place to casually eat & so many good food items. Good value. Service is excellent.

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Thank lahelsel
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Kitchen Story, responded to this review

Dear Lahelsel: Our Millionaire's Bacon is a "fan favorite" and we are delighted that you agree. Thank you for your visit. More 

San Francisco, California, USA
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The age range, ethnicity, and orientation span the gamut here. Small wonder, portions are sized for two at a price you’d expect for one. Add to that, the food is actually quite good. Consequently, the place is busy practically all the time; occupied mostly by locals. The menu is rather extensive and now spans one and a half pages (don’t... More 

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Thank SF94114
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Kitchen Story, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Kitchen Story, SF94114. We are pleased with your comprehensive review. Much appreciation for your kind words regarding our wait staff. They work hard and deserve the recognition. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This spot was recommended by a food blogger friend. I had brunch here on Sunday and the service was great. There was a LONG line of people waiting for a table but thankfully the staff was quick to find us a table. We didnt wait longer than 30mins for a table. We started out with bottomless mimosas for 20bucks- so... More 

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Thank Grace S
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Kitchen Story, responded to this review

Hello Grace: We LOVED your gracious and enthusiastic review. We are delighted that the food, service and weather cooperated to make your visit a winner. We are truly grateful for your recommendation. Hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great varied menu, excellent fare, well cooked and presented. Nice to taste some "real food", after 3 weeks all over the states...

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Thank Annette D
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Kitchen Story, responded to this review

Hello Annette: Thank you for your visit and your concise review. We are so happy you enjoyed "real food" at Kitchen Story. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again soon. More 

Noosa, Australia
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

The menu and the service is great. The millionaires Bacon starter is a must have! Mod Thai. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Andrew T
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Kitchen Story, responded to this review

Great hearing from you, Andrew. Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again. More 

Ghent, Belgium
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere of this place is ok, the food is much less good. The menu says American fusion - Californian cuisine. To my opinion, it's an Asian menu. It was very mediocre. I didn't even finish my plate. Of all restaurant Eexperiences i had during my one week stay in SF, this was most definately the worst.

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Thank Xiaaaa
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Kitchen Story, responded to this review

We are very sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience with us, Xiaaaa. Thank you for giving us a try. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Asian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3499 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-525-4905

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Staying in The Castro

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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