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Our Caviar Cafe located in the Ferry Building is closed. A press release will announce our new location and opening date.

In the meantime, we are happy to offer local deliveries and retail items at our Corporate office located at 60 Dorman Ave, San Francisco

The Tsar Nicoulai Caviar Café is an intimate venue located in San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building. The knowledgeable staff makes everyone feel welcomed, and the intermingling of guests makes it a vibrant and fresh atmosphere. At the same time casual and alluring, the café is the perfect place for novices and connoisseurs, alike. Sit down to a caviar tasting that takes you around the world, or begin your meal with a generous serving of your caviar of choice followed by a simple, yet sophisticated dish...all while sipping a refreshing glass of sparkling wine.

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A Grazer's Paradise

by MICHAEL BAUER (San Francisco Chronicle)
"One of my favorite stops [in the Ferry Building] is Tsar Nicoulai, the company that pioneered domestic sturgeon farming in 1979 to produce caviar. They now have a sustainable agriculture operation in the Central Valley and also import items from producers with a similar philosophy, all of which are sold here….” Click to read more.

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“This was my favorite place inside the Ferry Terminal. I love the bar people sit around and get to know one another when caviar tasting. What a great way to spend an afternoon - sipping on delicious wine and tasting caviar.” - Chiyo W.

“Service was so friendly and unpretentious... I cannot stress this enough. The Parisian Sandwich is oh so yummy and they really know their caviar…” - Ken L.

“Yum! It's not that expensive so people get to try the various caviar each time for a reasonable price. ...I highly, highly recommend the truffled egg.” - Reina M.

“I just want to look over the menu and say: "I'll have one of everything please." Highly suggested. Get crazy and have a casually romantic bite to eat...” - RblWthACoz

“Wow, this little cafe is a terrific place to enjoy the bubbly and the caviar! ...I had the Parisian sandwich and a sampler of domestic caviars after which I tried a few of the pricier imports. . . incredible.” - Wil K.


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