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Suppenküche
German Restaurant$$
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525 Laguna St San Francisco, CA 94102
525 Laguna StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94102
(415) 252-9289suppenkuche.com
$$German RestaurantToday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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A german dining experience in Hayes Valley, San Francisco.
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Authentic German fare like pretzels & schnitzels plus imported beers served in a glass boot.- Google
"Try the pretzels Eat the potato pancakes w/apple sauce."
"The best German food and beer in town."
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Blessed* Never Give Up
3 months ago
I never knew about this German restaurant until my friend dragged me here. It's located in a gentrified neighborhood surrounded by other eateries. Suppenküche literally translates to "soup kitchen". There is nothing soup kitchen about this restaurant because the meals are around $20ish; although, you do share tables. For those less adventurous and who don't want to share a table with complete strangers you can sit at the bar. I enjoyed my meal - I had the breaded pork loin with potatoes and green salad (a decent tasting marinated lettuce head). I also enjoyed my drink: sparkling apple-flavored water. I would have given this place five stars, but when my friend went to the restroom he saw Hispanic men working in the kitchen. I was rather disappointed because I wanted an authentic German dining experience. My opinion is that it wasn't authentic. His opinion was that it was an authentic German experience (he's lived in Germany) and it doesn't matter who cooked the food. I guess it just depends . . .
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Mike Cary
3 weeks ago
Fantastic beer and food! Our waiter really new the beers and made some great suggestions! I'll go back at every opportunity!!!!
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Daivat Dholakia
10 months ago
Heads up: This review is only for the bar and not for the food. We went there on a saturday evening around 7.30 while waiting for a table at Patxi's which is like a block away. The place was packed! I mean it was difficult to even walk and get to the bar. We were around 10 or so people so we found a couple of chairs and were hanging around at one corner but to tell you frankly it was freaking hot in there. You would think how is that even possible in San Francisco but hey, when you have more people than you can fit in a small space and no proper ventilation, it can get really stuffy. Sure this place has some great german beers but hey if you cant enjoy it, whats the use. Parking is always a problem around here so be prepared to spend some time search for a spot or find another way to get here.
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Denise Dang
a year ago
Best German food I've had. This place has an incredibly long wait, but the food and beer are well worth it. Expect to see people drowning themselves in German beer from a giant boot, giant mug, or massively large stein (I think that thing holds 5 liters...). The place gets really loud, which may not be good for intimate dates, though gives quite the authentic German feel to the place. The servers are attentive and can help with picking a good beer selection.
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Marina Sabado
5 months ago
Good but, hella busy - Hampton E.G She's the person I went there with. The wait was about and hour but, it was worth it cause we both were not starving. The haring appetizer was the best. The meatloaf was good too but, it was nothing special. OF COURSE, the beer is great! The only thing I didn't like, is that because it's so busy you have to sit with another group of people. At least we did. Had to watch my language cause the kids! But it's not like I talk like a pirate or something.
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Gentry Brown
10 months ago
Suppenkuche is authentic as it gets. The restaurant looks somewhat like a beer hall and instantly feels like you're actually in Germany, or some Eastern European country. The food is well portioned and tasty - I had a really delicious pasta and sausage dish. The beer of course is not to be missed, and is a great place to catch up with a good friend and some exquisite beer. If you're thirsty, order a boot!
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Peter Reinold
11 months ago
Real authentic german food. I love this place. If I miss good german cuisine I come here. Always have fun here and the food is excelent. The place is also always pretty crowded which makes it also easy to meet (german) people. I can recommend it, but well if you are from germany and just here for vacation, you probably would like to go somewhere else ;)
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Lauren Pinheiro
11 months ago
I was lucky to sneak in here for an early Sunday dinner after a few failed attempts on packed week(end) nights. They only take reservations for large parties in 2 dinner shifts: at 5ish or 8ish. Having made it in, my tastebuds took me back to study abroad in Berlin as the beer, food, and cosy atmosphere (shared wooden tables) were great! Every table starts with zuper sour dark bread and a chive, cream cheese spread. We then ordered lentil soup, potato pancakes with apple sauce, und schnitzel with spatzle. Everything was delicious and comforting. Definitely don't skip out on the pancakes!!
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