Zuni Cafe

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 19 publications
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19 expert recommendations



Star chef Judy Rodgers’ baby is a sparkler all right.



Officially, the food's called Mediterranean, but the menu of burgers, raw oysters, and Caesar salad is pure California... Zuni Café has become an icon of West Coast cuisine.


Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

Officially, the food's called Mediterranean, but the menu of burgers, raw oysters, and Caesar salad is pure California. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

Perfect burgers and juicy roasted chicken, cooked over an open fire, complement a menu offering a variety of Mediterranean dishes.


Fodor's Tick Choice

After one bite of chef Judy Rodgers' succulent brick-oven-roasted whole chicken with Tuscan bread salad, you'll understand why she's a national star. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Zuni Café embodies the best of San Francisco dining: Its clientele spans young hipsters to hunky gay guys, the cuisine is consistently terrific, and the atmosphere is electric. Full review →


Gayot 15.0

Zuni Cafe remains one of the most popular restaurants in San Francisco. Full review →


Insight Guides

Make reservations and elbow past the crowded copper bar for the best roasted chicken and bread salad (for two) imaginable. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The food is beyond reproach: Caesar salad with house-cured anchovies, brick-oven-roasted free-range chicken with horseradish mashed potatoes, and mesquite-grilled organic-beef burgers. Full review →


Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

Over thirty years young and still thriving, locals and tourists alike remain drawn to this renowned favorite, famous for its laid-back Cali vibe and great, locally sourced eats. Full review →


Not For Tourists

An institution... and there's so much more than the sublime roasted chicken. Full review →


Rough Guide

The centrally located restaurants decor is heavy on brick and glass, but the triangular space remains light and airy.


San Francisco Chronicle 3.5

No one would dispute Zuni Cafe's quintessential role in San Francisco's dining firmament. Full review →


Tasting Table

Pay homage at the altar of California cuisine at Zuni Full review →


The Infatuation 9.5

Zuni is f*cking legendary. Three things make it so: the food, the room, and the vibe. Full review →


Time Out 69

There's simply no equal for Zuni's signature Caesar salad and brick-oven roasted chicken for two. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Zuni Café on Market Street in the Hayes Valley area serves French and Italian fare crafted with sustainable, seasonal, and organic ingredients. Full review →



Three words: Get the chicken. This San Francisco institution has been in business for more than 35 years and is most famous for its cooked-to-order roast chicken for two. Full review →


Zagat 4.3

"Like the Golden Gate Bridge", this venerable Hayes Valley Mediterranean “mainstay” defines San Francisco. Full review →

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