Namu

★★★★★
  • 439 Balboa St. At 6th Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94118

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  • 415-386-8332

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Hands down the best Korean-fusion in the City. Location is quite random, but the space is beautifully decorated in sleek, modern furniture, the vibe is laid back and the tunes are set to hip-hop. Besides the obvious free food Monday nights

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★★★★★

Hands down the best Korean-fusion in the City. Location is quite random, but the space is beautifully decorated in sleek, modern furniture, the vibe is laid back and the tunes are set to hip-hop. Besides the obvious free food Monday nights

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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The best burger in the city($12)!! Also try Kumamoto oysters, crudo, panko halibut with creamed leeks, Korean chili marinated pork ribs and shitake dumplings in dashi broth, just to name a few. Small share plates allow you to try 8-12

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★★★★★

The best burger in the city($12)!! Also try Kumamoto oysters, crudo, panko halibut with creamed leeks, Korean chili marinated pork ribs and shitake dumplings in dashi broth, just to name a few. Small share plates allow you to try 8-12

Pros: knowledgable servers, amazing food and memorable experience

Cons: parking can be a drag but worth it. ride bike or cab it

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Tasty but somewhat overpriced west meets east (yes, there's a burger on the menu) fusion out in the Inner Richmond. Sleek and modern decor is a bit of a surprise on this unassuming block on Balboa, and a mismatch with the clientele, both

3
★★★★★

Tasty but somewhat overpriced west meets east (yes, there's a burger on the menu) fusion out in the Inner Richmond. Sleek and modern decor is a bit of a surprise on this unassuming block on Balboa, and a mismatch with the clientele, both

Pros: Open kitchen design, decor

Cons: Overpriced, poor table/seating layout

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Just about everything about this place is fantastic. The food is interesting and fresh--don't call it Asian fusion, that smacks of yuppie snobbery--and I have actually seen the owners bring in the produce from their pickup truck on the weekend. Of course, said produce came straight from the Farmer's Market. The wait staff are attentive and remember the regulars. The chefs will make anything the way you'd like it to be, and you can pronounce all of the ingredients. I had a bowl of noodles and veggies that was delicious, piping hot, comfort food gone upscale. Truly a gem!

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★★★★★

Just about everything about this place is fantastic. The food is interesting and fresh--don't call it Asian fusion, that smacks of yuppie snobbery--and I have actually seen the owners bring in the produce from their pickup truck on the weekend. Of course, said produce came straight from the Farmer's Market. The wait staff are attentive and remember the regulars. The chefs will make anything the way you'd like it to be, and you can pronounce all of the ingredients. I had a bowl of noodles and veggies that was delicious, piping hot, comfort food gone upscale. Truly a gem!

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my cousin, who has just graduate from a culinary school, brought us to this place. it has asian fusion food. we went for an early dinner, but she said during they weekend they are open late nights and even have a dj spinning in the corner. one thing i didn't like was that they have a dinner dinner menu than the late night menu. we were looking to try the loco moco there, but it's only on the late night menu.

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★★★★☆

my cousin, who has just graduate from a culinary school, brought us to this place. it has asian fusion food. we went for an early dinner, but she said during they weekend they are open late nights and even have a dj spinning in the corner. one thing i didn't like was that they have a dinner dinner menu than the late night menu. we were looking to try the loco moco there, but it's only on the late night menu.

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I chose this place because it was on Dine About Town, boy did I made a bad decision.\r
I gave a one star review not because of the food but because I felt cheated and mis-informed by how they lured people in with Dine About Town and

3
★★★★★

I chose this place because it was on Dine About Town, boy did I made a bad decision.\r
I gave a one star review not because of the food but because I felt cheated and mis-informed by how they lured people in with Dine About Town and

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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Before you head to Namu for a creative dishes of super-fresh seafood, make a reservation. Though hostess is one of the most friendliest creatures in the world, she might not be able to accommodate you b/c this cute little restaurant has

3
★★★★★

Before you head to Namu for a creative dishes of super-fresh seafood, make a reservation. Though hostess is one of the most friendliest creatures in the world, she might not be able to accommodate you b/c this cute little restaurant has

Pros: Food, service.

Cons: Smallish place, but not really a con

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Server was excellent, but the place was bad and overpriced. We have to go somewhere else afterward. Small plates and lots of fired food, not a heathy place to eat. And, don't seat by the windows, we have lots of thing flying at us and

3
★★★★★

Server was excellent, but the place was bad and overpriced. We have to go somewhere else afterward. Small plates and lots of fired food, not a heathy place to eat. And, don't seat by the windows, we have lots of thing flying at us and

Pros: Easy Parking

Cons: Overpriced and too much fried selections

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Service, atmosphere, attention to detail... all incredible. But what makes me come back time and time again is the delicious food. Must haves: Miso Caesar, Kona Kampachi (sometimes on the menu), Daikon Medallions, Tempura, Broccolini,

3
★★★★★

Service, atmosphere, attention to detail... all incredible. But what makes me come back time and time again is the delicious food. Must haves: Miso Caesar, Kona Kampachi (sometimes on the menu), Daikon Medallions, Tempura, Broccolini,

Pros: Food and service

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Stumbled on this very modern restaurant that has Korean and Japanese food. We loved sampling the small plates.Loved the homemade pickle tray (first one is free). Generally more pricey than the "authentic" mom and pop places, but I have no doubt that the food and flavors are authentic at Namu, too. Trendy spot for meeting friends at the bar, too.

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★★★★☆

Stumbled on this very modern restaurant that has Korean and Japanese food. We loved sampling the small plates.Loved the homemade pickle tray (first one is free). Generally more pricey than the "authentic" mom and pop places, but I have no doubt that the food and flavors are authentic at Namu, too. Trendy spot for meeting friends at the bar, too.

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every small plate was exquisite...the four of us are still talking about Namu a week later and wish it was our neighborhood restaurant!!! Our waitress suggested choosing two plates per person but we ordered a couple extra because they

3
★★★★★

every small plate was exquisite...the four of us are still talking about Namu a week later and wish it was our neighborhood restaurant!!! Our waitress suggested choosing two plates per person but we ordered a couple extra because they

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I was expecting little more from this restaurant after reading the review. I was slightly dissapointed with the selection of the food and how small portions are. They recommand ordering two to three plates for each person with the

3
★★★★★

I was expecting little more from this restaurant after reading the review. I was slightly dissapointed with the selection of the food and how small portions are. They recommand ordering two to three plates for each person with the

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The food is so good here! I don't usually like small plates places cause you still feel hungry and the food usually isn't that good. The food here is worth it, everything has so much flavor! I loved the dumplings and the steak is great

3
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The food is so good here! I don't usually like small plates places cause you still feel hungry and the food usually isn't that good. The food here is worth it, everything has so much flavor! I loved the dumplings and the steak is great

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I really wanted to like this restaurant and have given it several chances since it's in my neighboorhood, but after last night I wan't go back.. The food is creatively prepared and tasty, but the main problem is in the overall attitude of

3
★★★★★

I really wanted to like this restaurant and have given it several chances since it's in my neighboorhood, but after last night I wan't go back.. The food is creatively prepared and tasty, but the main problem is in the overall attitude of

Pros: Food is creative and tastey

Cons: skimpy portions including wine glasses

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A guest and I went because of its "best of the bay" rating. First off, cold reception at the door. We were asked if we had reservations in a empty restaurant, late in the evening. When we said we did not, hostess acted like she was

3
★★★★★

A guest and I went because of its "best of the bay" rating. First off, cold reception at the door. We were asked if we had reservations in a empty restaurant, late in the evening. When we said we did not, hostess acted like she was

Pros: We were warned that the plates were small

Cons: Parking is difficult to impossible, Uninteresting flavors

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I went to Namu expecting great korean food and was very dissappointed The food was bland and unoriginal like another review I read in the San Francisco Chronicle re: Namu. PArkign was a pain and the service wasnt good. They messed up my

3
★★★★★

I went to Namu expecting great korean food and was very dissappointed The food was bland and unoriginal like another review I read in the San Francisco Chronicle re: Namu. PArkign was a pain and the service wasnt good. They messed up my

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Normally I dont take the time to write restaurant reviews but I must give my kudos to this new dig. What can I say, the food was amazing. Grilled asparagus and artichoke hearts were phenomenal. The bbq meat dishes were so tender and

3
★★★★★

Normally I dont take the time to write restaurant reviews but I must give my kudos to this new dig. What can I say, the food was amazing. Grilled asparagus and artichoke hearts were phenomenal. The bbq meat dishes were so tender and

Pros: food and service

Cons: give yourself plenty of time for parking

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It was so good. The flank steak melted in my mouth and the cod was sweet and flaky. I wasn't disappointed with any of the dishes that came out. It has a really cozy atmosphere and the service staff was very friendly, helpful and

3
★★★★★

It was so good. The flank steak melted in my mouth and the cod was sweet and flaky. I wasn't disappointed with any of the dishes that came out. It has a really cozy atmosphere and the service staff was very friendly, helpful and

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

Cons: parking is a bit difficult in the area

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Great food, the steak was melt in your mouth goodness, hamburger was one the best I've ever had, the pan di mie buns are a great compliment to the burger! Great people, wonderful place! AWESOME BATHROOM, HAHAHA! A nice, quiet place whether

3
★★★★★

Great food, the steak was melt in your mouth goodness, hamburger was one the best I've ever had, the pan di mie buns are a great compliment to the burger! Great people, wonderful place! AWESOME BATHROOM, HAHAHA! A nice, quiet place whether

Pros: Great food and SERVICE, what more can you ask for!?!?

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The oysters were fresh & served raw or grilled - both accompanied by sauces. The scallop carpacio was delicate, delicious & subtle. The bamboo was ok. The spicy pork ribs was ok. The miso black cod was delicious. The chocolate brioche

3
★★★★★

The oysters were fresh & served raw or grilled - both accompanied by sauces. The scallop carpacio was delicate, delicious & subtle. The bamboo was ok. The spicy pork ribs was ok. The miso black cod was delicious. The chocolate brioche

Pros: Food & ambiance

Cons: No waiting area - stand outside.

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The food was prepared very artistically and the dessert was excellent. The ribs and the mushroom dumplings were the standouts for me. \r
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Didn't know what to expect going in, but I went home happy.

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★★★★★

The food was prepared very artistically and the dessert was excellent. The ribs and the mushroom dumplings were the standouts for me. \r
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Didn't know what to expect going in, but I went home happy.

Pros: Good Food, nice place.

Cons: Space heaters left me physically cold.

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Not quite an insider's secret, Namu's location far from the beaten path lends this often-packed Pan-Asian small-plate and sake lounge the allure of a hidden find. The sleek, wide-open room seats roughly 40, with an additional five seats at…

 

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