At Namu, Citysearch’s 2009 Best Pan-Asian Food winner, KFC stands for Korean Fried Chicken, the tacos are topped with kimchee, and the burgers come spiced with pickled daikon. Founded by three Korean brothers, Namu combines the best of Korea and SF, creating traditional Korean dishes with Bay Area twists, such as offering Hog Island oysters with chojang chili sauce and sourcing organic produce form local farms.
At brunch, Namu offers bottomless mimosas. A great pairing for the kimchee fried rice and eggs.
Try one of Namu’s many varieties of soju, perhaps one flavored with Pu’er tea.
"There is a limited number of ramen bowls nightly- if they have still have one snag it!
Also the shiitake dumplings and korean beef short rib tacos are homeruns!"
Brothers Dennis, David, and Dan Lee take Mom’s Korean recipes to a new level at this stylish Inner Richmond restaurant with the vibe of a trendy Mission hotspot and the décor to match. Featuring an open kitchen, oak floors, and designer Danish chairs, Namu brings a modern, distinctly Californian twist to otherwise traditional Korean fare.
7x7 insists that you try the Korean tacos before you die. However, 7x7 also insists that you try the burger, one of the ten best in San Francisco. With an expansive drinks menu, including a healthy selection of sakes and sojus, Asian beers and wine, you may have difficulty deciding what to drink as well. Drink away, as Namu is open late Wednesdays through Saturdays until midnight.
Namu has closed permanently, but Chef Dennis Lee & co are currently working on a new restaurant, coming soon to the Mission...