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Namu

439 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118-3937
+1 415-386-8332
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
29 Jun 2016
“All that glitters...”
7 May 2013
“You are in for a treat!”
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CUISINES
Korean, Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
439 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118-3937
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

It's another hot new entrant on the SFO scene, but I came here on a recommendation which sadly wasn't based on first hand experience. The place is done minimally and given how premium real estate is, I understand the need to cramp it up. Three...More

Thank roannaveni
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Fantastic fusion of Korean and local Northern California ingredients. Seated promptly ... Sake and beer served promptly... started with Oysters. A fabulous start and it got better from there. We had a party of four. We shared as many items on the menu as humanly...More

1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed 31 May 2012

We ate at their street stand. When we eat we always look for something different and this place had what we were looking for. The Korean tacos were awesome! If your down near the ferry building give this place a try it's worth the wait!

Thank AN4RCHY
Reviewed 2 November 2011

This was the most flavorful, interesting food I've had in a long time. My friend's son lives in SF and took us there. I live in Texas, so it's sad that I can't go back tomorrow for more of their food. IMHO, it's a mix...More

1  Thank AnnieBrownie
Reviewed 12 October 2010

Sit at the counter and order the Shiitake mushroom dumplings and the bibimbap like rice and misc. veggies in a lava rock bowl. Don't order the rose petal tea...preferred the coffee. It is open late at night after going to the California Academy of Sciences...More

Thank YummyYuliya
Reviewed 8 August 2010

Parking is very difficult in this mostly residential neighborhood. As to the food, quite well prepared and very innovative. However if you are looking for "Korean", the the menu is not close to traditional Korean. Kimchi (you get only a generous tablespoon of it to...More

Thank rbertolott
Reviewed 28 December 2008

Great family run business. Good luck with parking! :-O Great dishes.

Thank PriscillaLSan Francisco
Reviewed 15 June 2008

Namu is kind of out of the way in the Richmond district and not particularly flashy, but it does a nice job of the Asian fusion. They have many notable dishes, particularly the grilled okra slices and kobe beef. Since the portions are kind of...More

Thank interviewtraveler
Reviewed 3 May 2008

Wonderful asian fusion with incredible Korean/Japanese sauces. One of the best retaurants in San Francicso. Creative food, great service. Don't miss the lamp, spicy pork ribs, salads, oysters, okra, deserts.. Went with a large group andf everyone loved this place. Everything on the menu was...More

1  Thank frugalyankee
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Reviewed 15 April 2008

Nice food presentation...Love the Kobe-style steak and calamari...Parking is hard -- typical of the Richmond District.

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Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118-3937
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-386-8332
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