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Namu Gaji
Asian Restaurant$$
Today 10:30AM–4PM, 5–11PM
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499 Dolores St San Francisco, CA 94110
499 Dolores StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
(415) 431-6268namusf.com
$$Asian Restaurant, Brunch Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Bar
Today 10:30AM–4PM, 5–11PM
Saturday 10:30AM–4PM, 5–11PMSunday 10:30AM–4PM, 5–10PMMonday ClosedTuesday 5–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PMThursday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PMFriday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–11PM
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New Korean American (NKA) cuisine is humble, innovative and personal while keeping a Korean sentiment close to heart. AKA No Known Allergies, National Karate Association because we eat everything, and we will flying side kick your ass. Call us what you like, we do our best to serve incredible, thoughtful food using the freshest and finest ingredients from our Namu Farm and beyond. 
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An open kitchen turns out innovative dishes by way of local produce & Korean culinary traditions.- Google
"I really enjoyed the shoyu ramen with duck confit and crispy duck."
"We came here since they offer Korean fried chicken(KFC) only on wednesdays."
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BuBoNiC NATE
a month ago
In short - a wonderful fine dinning experience! This place rates up with some of the finest places I have ever had food - including 3 Michelin star restaurants. My wife and I had the best vegetarian dinner of our lives here and plan on going back every time we pass through the area from now on! Its not that my wife and I never eat meat, but we are flexitarian (semi-vegetarian). We like to eat as if we are vegetarians most of the time, but don't make a fuss if there is no option. This was the first fine dinning establishment we have ever been to that offered a great selection of vegetarian options. We started with tofu tacos during happy hour for $3. They were so good, we ended up eating about 6 of them! They featured kimchee salsa, kimchee remoulade, warm seasoned rice and were wrapped in toasted seaweed. I couldn't pick up mine very well. so I happily scooped them from the dish into my mouth. The tofu was light and the whole dish was so fresh it just exploded in our mouths with flavor! Second we had the Farm Vegetable plate. The waitress informed us that the portion was small before we ordered. The reason was, the dish was made from fresh vegetables grown on the owning family's very own acre-size farm! We went through with the order and were glad we did. The main features of the plate were squash blossoms stuffed with an eggplant puree, which my wife and I thought was very smart. The eggplant puree was so robust and tasty, and the blossoms provided a very stunning look and concealed the greyish puree. The rest of the plate had fresh cherry tomatoes, sour gherkins, strips of squash and zucchini with sweet glazes. The dish was an appetizer worth an award! It was plated so beautifully and had so much flavor! Between the fresh, home grown vegetables and glazes we received several stunning and wonderful flavor surprises! We then tried the Dumplings, which were filled with shiitake mushrooms and served in a rich and savory dashi-type broth. The dish arrived at the table looking like art and tasted so good we almost ordered a second serving, but we wanted to try more things. Let's talk about this broth though. This broth was perfect. If I could make this broth at home, I would probably live the rest of my life on a liquid diet. It was like a dark, delicious dream. We ate every last drop of it. Lastly we order the Stonepot, which is basically their version of bibimbap. Whereas the other items we ordered were medium in size, this dish was colossally large! Neither of us could imagine trying to eat this dish by ourselves. It was crammed full of fresh vegetables from the local markets from different types of mushrooms, to cucumber and eggplant, and kimchee -- all laying on a bed of koshihikari rice and topped with an egg. It was served in a huge stone pot (as the name implied), served hot and still cooking the rice on the bottom. They gave us a delicious gochujang sauce on the side to pour over the dish. This dish was perfect for a couple of vegetarians out on a romantic dinner to share. It was warm, fresh comfort food. Every item was cooked perfectly and seasoned stunningly. We had no idea the dish was so large and after we had consumed so much before, had to take half of it home with us. We had such a great time, the staff were very friendly and took the time to explain every item on the dishes to us. You can tell they are very passionate about their restaurant and care deeply about the satisfaction of their customers.
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Bradley Dunn
2 months ago
Fantastic. The 180 day aged carpaccio was incredible and the dumplings were out of this world with a dashi broth to die for. Reasonably priced considering the high quality of food.
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Matt Anger
3 weeks ago
Great food! We had the ramen and stone pot. Both were delicious.
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Kelly Kaoudis
a week ago
The stonepot (bibimbap style dish) will blow you away.
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Zach Maier
a month ago
Fantastic Korean, although it's more hipster foodie Korean fusion than it is authentic Korean (as many SF restaurants are). Great drink selection and the dishes were delicious. Highly recommend; also highly recommend making a reservation, as the waits at the door can be rather long.
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David Margines
a month ago
I'm only hesitant to rate this 5 stars because then everyone else will come to this fabulous restaurant. the Lee brothers rock!
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Jonathan Raiman
a month ago
Tasty and creative. Quick service and nice atmosphere
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Miran Cho
3 weeks ago
Was good but pricy for what it was

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