Dunya / San Francisco

1609 Polk St btwn Sacramento & Clay San Francisco 94109
Opening Hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00

What is Dunyā? Dunyā is a word which, in eight languages, describes the delicate balance of the temporal world. Opened in 2010, Dunyā is designed and created by chef & owner Coskun Abik. Dunyā Restaurant has garnered local acclaim as a Mediterranean casual dining experience touched by the fusion of refined urban technique and culturally traditional flavors. The Setting Offering fare inspired by fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients, Dunyā brings this same delicate balance to a new era of vibrant Mediterranean dishes in an industrial chic setting located in the heart of San Francisco’s Nob Hill District. The décor captures the warmth and feel of Mediterranean hospitality, while a vast floor to ceiling array of local and imported wine bottles is illuminated by blown glass filament pendants, inviting guests to pull up a chair to the full service wine bar. The Menu The menu, which showcases seafood, game, and vegetarian entrees, features many of the most prominent Mediterranean dishes as well as selections which have been modernized through the innovation and experience of head chef Coskun Abik. DINNER is served with menu starters including Calamari Palermo, a light and savory sautée of squid with artichoke, kalamata olives, garlic and basil in a red sauce reduction and Feta Prawns, sautéed in a flavorful pepperoncini, feta cheese and white wine based sauce. In addition to the traditional Mediterranean tastes such as Moussaka, a decadent baked casserole of eggplant, potatoes, red bell peppers, zucchini and creamy béchamel sauce, Dunyā’s vast variety of entrees include local modern favorites. Petaluma Chicken, a half roasted boneless free-range chicken on a bed of rice and roasted vegetables in a Roman herb sauce, and Salmon Provençal, topped with fennel, leak, spinach and fume blanc. Weekend BRUNCH cater to the sweet and savory teeth alike. Bottomless Mimosas accompany the vast array of Benedicts, omelettes, scrambles and sandwiches. While the French toast stands alone with fresh fruit and a drizzle of molten chocolate, we at Dunyā are proud to bring you a new era and appreciation for the bold and balanced flavors of the Mediterranean and invite you to join us for your next casual dining experience. Visit Us Today We are located at 1609 Polk Street in San Francisco's Nob Hill. Click here for directions. For more information, please go to our Contact Us page.

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Tips from the Net @ Dunya
Robert Cell en
Nice atmosphere, feels like a library pub, with nice dark wood book shelves. Food was very good for moderately priced Mediterranean, hummus, feta shrimp, and falafel salad were all excellent. GooglePlace - August 2017
ted e en
I walked in around 1:15 on a mid-day, there were maybe 3 other people in the restaurant. The waitress says, sit anywhere, so I pointed at the corner table, which looks like a good place to read and eat. So she goes to wipe the table down, and the manager whispers something to her (says nothing to me), and then she tells me I can't sit there because it's reserved for 3 people. Really? Half an hour left for lunch, the restaurant is basically empty, and you're saving it? OK, fine, it's your restaurant. I take a table for 2 and start looking at the menu. Literally a minute later, 2 girls walk in, and point at the same corner table. She seats them there, no questions asked, walking right by me as if she didn't just tell me it was reserved for 3 people. Ordinarily things like this don't bother me, but this was so cartoonishly rude I just lost my appetite. GooglePlace - July 2017
Saniya Izbair en
Amazing service! Our server Ahmet was a sweet guy: brought our food and drinks on time; was attentive to all his guests and with a smile )) every single item is delicious. Can't miss this spot! GooglePlace - July 2017
Michelle Vu en
I have mixed feelings about Dunya. The first time I went I ordered the Kefta plate and wasn't thrilled with the flavor. I recently went back and had the chicken kabob plate and thought it was good, but nothing I would have cravings to go back and try. Personally, I think there are better Mediterranean restaurants in the city that have more flavor and larger portion sizes. GooglePlace - June 2017
Amandine Meow en
Best burger in town if you like tasty/healthy burger. Go for the Beef burrata burger Foursquare - June 2017