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J Tu Cafe

$$ - $$$
Union Square
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582 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1102
+1 415-433-5525
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

Stopped in here to pick up lunch to bring back to a meeting at the Hotel Rex. I ordered a Greek salad with grilled chicken. Salad was good and chicken freshly made. Cooking the (juicy) chicken took a a while, but it was good. No bread (or pita) offered with it. Pretty average service. Mid-eastern menu choices looked interesting -... More 

1 Thank lynx46
Irmo, South Carolina
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

The soup was amazing. Service was very quick and overall the restaurant was very good. The new owner came out and visited with us. He was very invested in our meal and discussed planned improvements. We would definitely give this place a try in the future!

1 Thank tigergirluscmom
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

I want to start off by saying this was the second time in a year that I ate at this resaurant and unfortunately I did not learn from my first experience :( Like the first time service was slow, it took the waitress a good 7-10 minute to acknowledge us after we sat. Furthermore, after being acknoledged it took another... More 

1 Thank Jayson_Charles
Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

Horrible service. I might as well jump in the kitchen and made it myself. Server was rude, kept forgetting our water and kept on saying "water is comin" food was cold when it finally arrived. I would've been happier at macdonalds

Thank Criswalls
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

Had all the basics for a good breakfast, quick service and clean appearance. Opened early and very reasonably priced. Good value for your money.

Thank midwestlover
Hauula, Hawaii, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

Decor looked good from a distance but up close it was dirty & dusty. Staff didn't seem to want to be there. Food arrived cold and with NO flair at all. Coffee drinks terrible, even coffee wasn't good. WILL NOT RETURN. Should have stayed in long line at Sears Cafe.

Thank Anne D
San Francisco, California
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

This little restaurant typically serves fare to people staying in hotels very nearby or folks taking a break from businesses nearby. Nice breakfasts; bagels at a good price. Coffee is good and when it comes to dinner's, I'd find another location. Take out available.

Thank Promenades C
Sitka, Alaska
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

Have had two great breakfasts at Persimmon. Close to our hotel, wonderful service. HomeMADE corned beef hash!!! Nice atmospphere, unhurried and relaxed.

Thank xcleeglee
Vancouver, Washington
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

The food fulfilled but did not exceed the promise of the menu. The booths were of the bright red plastic variety although the rest of the atmosphere was nice. I wound up sitting outside--which was ruined by the manager of the UPS store next door who appropriated one of Persimmon's outdoor tables and proceeded to have numerous cell phone calls... More 

Thank Evan D
Alexandria, Virginia
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

This small cafe just a few doors away from the Hotel Rex has an eclectic menu covering a wide swath of Mediterranean cuisine. After much consideration, I opted for salmon in a pomegranate molasses/walnut sauce. It was great with a wonderful slightly sweet flavor. The lone waitress was extremely nice and quick. I intended to come back to try the... More 

Thank TravelingCAGirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 582 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-5525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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