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by Joan Simon

439 Balboa Street at 6th Ave.
(415) 386-8332

Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Japanese, Korean

Pluses: Over 30 sakes and wines by the glass, highly creative chefs tasting menu.

Don’t Miss: The Fresh Roll (grilled skirt steak, lettuce, cilantro, mint, rice noodles and a daikon & carrot salad rolled in rice paper and served with a plum-chili sauce), Adzuki Red bean and chocolate cupcake with yuzu crème anglaise.

Prices: Moderate

               Dinner: Daily 5:30pm-10:30pm
              Brunch: Weekends 10am-3pm
               Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm
               Late Night Dining with Music: Thursday-Saturday 11pm-1am

Winner of one of the few Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand awards for best affordable dining in San Francisco, Namu is definitely worth seeking out- with reservations recommended. Chef/Owner Dennis Lee introduces a new level of Japanese and Korean inspired Asian Fusion cuisine in a very Zen atmosphere with lots of natural wood and stone elements- clean, simple, sophisticated.

The food is exquisitely prepared with unexpected flavor combinations and textures to excite your taste buds.  Namu’s wine and wine cocktail offerings also parallel its revolutionary dishes.  With delicious sake infused drinks and a well-selected wine list, its no wonder that guests are clamoring for their coveted seats.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the businesses in question before making your plans.

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