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You will love the selection of Mediterranean Restaurants in San Francisco. You will find everything from fine dining to casual spots in cozy, local districts.
It's one of my favorite cuisines, so I stop by these places frequently, especially Palmyra.
Read on to uncover a list of my 10 favorite places for Mediterranean food.
Boulibar is a newer restaurant on the scene. It’s also run by the same couple that owns the popular Boulette’s Larder, which is right next door. This fantastic Mediterranean restaurant updates their menu frequently and only uses the freshest locally bought ingredients. Boulibar serves casual wood-fired dishes, as well as, Mediterranean mezze plates.
The owners here work hard to offer a wonderful selection of filling dishes that leave you wanting to try everything on the menu. Lastly, make sure to leave room for dessert as they have some of the best in SF.
Average Price: $19 to $45 a plate, most meals run about $50 to $75 per person with a couple of drinks
Address: Ferry Building
Another one of my favorite Mediterranean restaurants in San Francisco is Kokkari. It's a fine dining option that has the tastiest lamb chops. I'm also a huge fan of their Spanakotiropita (filo pie with spinach, feta, leeks, and dill).
In addition, I think you will also enjoy their other popular dishes including the Pacific Halibut, the Lamb Burgers, and Moussaka.
They also offer a lunch special every weekday.
Average Price: For lunch, it’s around $25 to $30 a person. For dinner, it will be around $35 to $55 per person
Address: 200 Jackson Street
District: Financial District
Medium priced, traditional, tasty Mediterranean cuisine is what you will find at the Old Jerusalem Restaurant. When you walk in the door, this place looks like a little hole in the wall. However, you will be blown away by the food. Their falafel sandwiches remind me of the ones I ate while visiting Jerusalem and their hummus is beyond delicious.
Make sure you leave room for dessert too as their kunafa is out of this world!
Average Price: Main dishes are $4.95 to $14.95
Address: 2976 Mission Street
District: Mission District
Honestly, I’m a little hesitant to add this option to my list as I don’t want to give away my secret, favorite Mediterranean spot in San Francisco. However, you MUST try Palmyra. This small, unpretentious place has the best falafel, hummus, and tahini in the city. For the price, it’s also such a great deal you can try several of their dishes.
Their menu is the same for lunch and dinner. You walk up to the counter, order your meal, and then grab a seat. The owner is usually there handing out water and serving your meals. He’s super friendly and I love talking to him while I eat (unless he is too busy).
They also deliver, so if you are staying nearby, it’s a great option if you decide to stay in for the night.
Average Price: Meals run from $4.95 to $10.99, they also serve a limit number of beers and local wines by the glass
Address: 700 Haight Street
District: Lower Haight
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The Flying Falafel is the perfect choice for a quick on the go and inexpensive Mediterranean meal. They focus mainly on fresh falafel meals and they are tasty. Most people enjoy the Pocket Sandwich (falafels in pita). I like the Plate Me, which is a plate of falafels with their yummy hummus. Either way, you will truly enjoy your meal.
They don’t offer seating, but it’s perfect if you just want to grab and go.
Average Price: The Pocket Sandwich is just over $5, the Plate Me is around $7.50
Address: 1051 Market Street
District: Civic Center
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6. La Mediterranee: Two locations, one in Pacific Heights at 2210 Fillmore Street and one in Castro at 288 Noe Street, $6.50 to $15 a plate
7. Mazzat: Hayes Valley, 501 Fell Street, $6 to $18 per plate
8. Pera: Potrero Hill, 1457 18th Street, $9 to $16 per meal
9. Sens Restaurant: Financial District, 4 Embarcadero Center, $8 to $25 per plate
10. Gyro King: Civic Center, 25 Grove Street, $4 to $7 per item
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