1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Suppenküche

Not Rated.
SuppenkücheSuppenküche
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.61%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

525 Laguna St
San Francisco, California, 94102
United States
phone: (415) 252-9289

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rdrummer
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Suppenkuchen is a very plain restaurant bar with good beer and great German food. It is an old restaurant with plain tables and chairs and was very loud. The beer, almost all German imports, was served in the right glassware and without the usual fruity accompaniments for a change. The quality was good but the selection was sort of narrow for a German beer bar. (Ludwig's in Philly has a much larger selection.)

The server was friendly, offering some recommendations and providing quick, friendly service. At the end of the meal, she called us a cab and had us sit at the table waiting even though there were more people coming in.

The food was the high point of the evening. Standard German fare but with some new dishes that are not the run of the mill cooking. Everything was prepared perfectly and the portions were large.

A good place for a German meal and a few German beers.

Photo of lou91
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I really liked this place. I didn't know what to expect since I've never been to germany or a german restaurant. First the beer - A great selection of german beers with the more well know names as well as some more obscure beers. They were out of the Korbinian (damn) and Schneider Weiss (damn, damn) on tap but I had a nice Alt, Erdinger Hefe, and Salvator - all for $5 for a 16oz. They will serve them as a liter which is impressive. The food was surprisingly good - venison medallions with red cabbage was $18.00. This place gets crowded and you may have to share a table but that doesn't matter since this is a family restaurant that serves great beer. Complaints? They need a beer garden to keep the beer drinkers out of the restaurant and stock more german rarities on tap. The belgians on tap were weak - maredsous 8 and leffe but this a german place so back off. Can't wait to go back.

Photo of Troyone
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The atmosphere is like a restaurant with only several seats at the bar around the back. The front of the bar is long but does not have any seats.

The quality is good the tables, chairs, and bar are all pine. The restrroms are clean. Did not see the kitchen.

Service is quick and prompt.

Their selection of beers are mainly if not all European. Served in such a large glass that it would be difficult to review more than a couple. Wait beer in large glasses that may be a good thing.

The food was OK.

Pricey

Photo of DerKaiser
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This is one of the most authentic Wirsthauses you're likely to find outside of Deutschland. It's a sheer pleasure to eat here and one of my favorite places in San Francisco.

The interior is traditional with tables and pine benches. Don't be surprised if you're sitting close to strangers and don't be surprised if they're no longer strangers by the end of the evening. Suppenkuche is usually packed, especially on weekends, so make reservations.

The fare is delicious traditional german dishes: various schnitzles, spatzles, and wursts. The portions are generous and the quality is first rate. And most importantly, you can wash down this great food with one of a number of quality German, Belgian, or other brews, including products from: Franziskaner, Paulaner, Spaten, Schneider, Duvel, Leffe, Erdinger, Ayinger, Weihenstephaner, Maredsous Abbey, Bitburger, Weltenburger, and others. The beer list isn't enormous, but it certainly covers most of the bases.

Suppenkuche makes for a wonderful dinner with friends. I highly recommend it.

Suppenküche in San Francisco, CA
93 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.