Food & Drink

Namu Gaji Opens on Dolores

Modern Korean food in the Mission

namu gaji!

Dolores Park is buzzing — but not for fair weather or soon-to-be billionaires frequenting its grassy (ahem) hillsides.

Credit the Lee brothers: Their modern Korean spot, Namu Gaji (opening today), is part grown-up version of the Inner Richmond original (Namu), part nod to the bros’ street food past.

Sit street-side (ideal hipster-watching); get cozy at the communal table, highlighted by a massive redwood branch; or, if you’re lucky, perch at the chef’s counter overlooking the charcoal grill, where spring garlic-stuffed local squid meet their fate and the omakase-style prix fixe menu (coming soon) changes daily.

A take-out window hawks Korean tacos, fried chicken, and okonomiyaki (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), plus shaved ice with seasonal syrups (lychee, strawberry), red bean, condensed milk, and sake toppings until close.

Holy smokes.

Namu Gaji, 499 Dolores Street, at 18th Street (415-431-6268 or namusf.com).

Photo: Aubrie Pick for DailyCandy

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499 Dolores St
@ 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110