Barnzu Korean Restaurant

4.4
93 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Korean
Welcome to Barnzu - Contemporary Korean Restaurant.
We are currently offering 6-course prix-fix tasting menu curated by Chef Sunny Jang.
Please note that the a la carte menu items will not be available at this time, as well as the take out menu.
We look forward to serving you soon!

Team Barnzu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 93 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4
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DeanC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The first two and fourth dishes of the Prix fixed 6-course tasting menu were fantastic. I could have had full size portions but the other ones were not to my liking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every employee was gracious, knowledgeable regarding the menu and approachable
The food was amazing!! We will be back next week

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vipMarian
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Appetizers out of this world, Truffle scallops and Uni toast, sweet potato fries were yummy too. Entrees a bit heavy with too much rice and not enough veggies for us. Black bean noodles a bit salty for me but pork belly is outstanding.
We would definitely return for appetizers. Chef very skilled and appetizers unique and perfect for Foodies!
Request Chef to add some salads to menu, like greens with miso garlic ceasar. Not alot of vegetables on the menu.
Next time, for entree, I am going to ask if Chef will make a salad for me next time, with pork belly. This is definitely a great place with a few minor refinements, would be excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The true definition of Korean food. Service made me feel super welcome, wasn’t sure servers name but she had red hair. I’m from San Diego, and the Korean food there is way different (i still prefer down there), but I enjoyed what Barnzu had to offer. I would definitely recommend for a chill, welcoming atmosphere.

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Albert71
Puerto Vallarta
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo fue excelente empezando con el servicio y la comida es deliciosa!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to miss from the outside, but it is 100% worth the detour. Every dish we had was exquisite, best korean fried chicken and cheesy corn !!! Insanely good. Staff was wonderful too, definitely will return. :)

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Mezcalito
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Understand that the menu’s change constantly but a HUGE Disconnect between the Menu on opentable and the actual restaurant. Overall great good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was good but not too many vegan options.

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DanB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Birthday celebration on coming to the city.

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vipBBeth
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greeted warmly and taken to our table. Amazing food and service. My guests were surprised I had not picked something “fancy” and were thrilled with the dinner. From scratch and delicious spiced pork and galbi. And don’t miss those dumplings!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The kimchi pasta was AMAZING.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing; food and service was stellar

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LL1122
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Barnzu before, and every time we have such an enjoyable time. They are taking every COVID precaution and we greatly appreciated it! The mushroom bimimbap is delicious and the servers are so friendly and polite.

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vipLisaG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience!

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vipPminhas
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Okay Korean food. Excellent service. Expect solid over all service but way over priced for portions everything else...

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vipLoveIt
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was suburb! They were prompt and attentive. They were so polite and did not even notify us they had closed. They stayed open 1-2 hours past closing for us. We had no idea! Food is great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was delicious. We had bimbimbop

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service!

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vipAlison
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food - especially the pancake, pickled radish, and fried chicken. Mule Cocktail deserves special mention!! Fun/cozy atmosphere and super attentive staff.

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vipEdwardG
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food is freshly prepared. The wine/sake list is on the expensive side, undoubtedly to support the income of the establishment. The pancake was good, if under-filled with seafood. The short rib was plentiful, though surprisingly mild for a Korean establishment. Overall it was a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated my group of 10 for my birthday with no issues even though the place is not too big. They had great service and the food and drinks were amazing! I would definitely recommend!

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vipLeahG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sampled a few dishes and all were pretty delicious with a good spice factor. Definitely recommend the 8 pieces fried chicken for sharing. Also good to note, all of the cocktails are available in non-alcoholic versions which is pretty neat.

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vipDavidC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Barnzu. The menu was interesting and provided a variety of signature Korean dishes while highlighting various techniques and flavor profiles. The staff was very attentive and provided excellent service. The bevaerage options were also a highlight with both cocktails and sake/soju options.

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Onceawaiter
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a very tasty late dinner on a Sunday night. The restaurant was busy and lively but not terribly overcrowded. The spicy edamame appetizer was the most memorable dish -- much more interesting than the usual steamed and salted edamame. The kimchi and noodle dishes were also fresh and nice. The servers were prompt, efficient, and friendly. I definitely would go back the next time I am in SF.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spin on Korean favorites. Very high quality ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was above and beyond well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Service very good.

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Chellemcgregor
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent

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ScottSyd
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had both types of fried chicken, kimchi trio and charred brussle sprouts. Everything looked fantastic but lacked flavour and those punchy Korean flavours. The three kimchi's were all very different in both flavour and texture... good. The chicken was more sweet than anything else and somehow didn't taste like chicken. The brussle sprouts were instagram ready, but once again, flavourless.
It wasn't a matter of salt, it was a lack of flavour.
Not all menu items were available, including the salmon tartare; and the wine recommendation was just plain wrong.
We cancelled the other dishes we had ordered and finished our night elsewhere.
Add to this, at 8pm on a Thursday night, the place was near empty.
Great staff, not great food.
Would I return or recommend Barnzu to others?
Unfortunately not.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was fantadtic and the food was very delicious like a Korean traditional food. And the price was affordable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! Great service, and cool atmosphere. But the food was exceptional! Everyone ended up sharing each other’s food and loving every bit. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Food was delicious and staff were very attentive and sweet. We went there for an anniversary dinner and they brought us out complimentary cake. Would recommend Barnzu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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vipMarc
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Only downside was that it took 15 mins to get seated. The chicken wings are excellent

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vipEricT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, servers were kind and informative about the dishes. And I’m in a craze for their JokBal!! So soft and tasty.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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vipWeiswoman
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Such a welcoming staff! Their greetings were enthusiastic and recommendations were all excellent. I wouldn’t recommend it if you have kids who are on the picky side. We had a teenager with us who left and was immediately looking for less spicy alternatives! (Oreos did the trick) But my husband and I loved all the items we tried. The bar is quite limited and wine overpriced, but food made up for those slight issues. Try the Korean version of arancini, and of course, the Bibimbap.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

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vipSteveKing
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Beer and wine selection were very limited. The food was not what I’d expect for high end Korean foods.

FAQs

Barnzu Korean Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Barnzu Korean Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.