Barnzu Korean Restaurant

4.6
82 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Korean
Outdoor Dining Now Available!

We are excited to welcome you back to our restaurant! You will notice that we will be taking all the recommended precautions set by the city official, like the use of PPE, periodic sanitizing and social distancing measures. Please join us in safe practices by staying home if you feel ill, wearing PPE when you enter our restaurant, while walking to your table. Once you get to Barnzu, head on and check in with the host.

In the meanwhile, we are open for Pick-up and Delivery service!

Delivery service is available via:
UberEats
PostMates

We appreciate all of our guests and we hope that we can all enjoy delicious food as we weather the storm together.​ All profit will be used to support the staff.

We hope everyone stays safe and sound.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 82 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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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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vipLL1122
San Francisco
9 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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LisaG
San Francisco
1 review
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
New York Area
36 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
5 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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DavidC
1 review
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
67 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
5 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.

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vipKyle
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was warm and welcoming throughout. Team effort but still felt personal.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Buena calidad relación precio. Muy buena atención en mi primera vez en un restaurante coreano.

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JulianG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time for my birthday. The staff were so nice and polite to us. We will come back again. Such an inspiring experience and elevated dishes. So Fun.

Sincerely,

Julian Hill Garfolo

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barefootinthekitchen
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Food was hit or miss. Sashimi salad was unremarkable. Kimchi arancini was tasty. Soup tasted like slightly salty water. Kimchi fried rice was served barely warm. Korean fried chicken was good. The pig trotter special was decent. Overall, poor value. We all left hungry and dissatisfied.

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vipAnon
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new favorite! We were 30 mins early for our dinner having found, against all expectations, a parking spot across the street. They were gracious and were able to seat us in about ten mins. So, so delicious. The 5 hr pork shoulder was so melt-in-your-mouth delicious! I recommend the sweet & spicy fried chicken, a perfect balance of flavors, and the beef pancake with the bonito flakes. We'll definitely be back. Note: parking can be HORRIBLE. Take BART and walk, or take a cab.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, very cool industrial setting, great service!

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vipKiki
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is not the typical Korean BBQ/Spicy. The presentation is nice but the food is blend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food - unusual and accommodating for different dietary needs. Creative and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had chosen the wrong main course - slow cooked pork is not my favorite. The starter was spectacular which is a proof the the kitchen would have been outstanding. Definitely worth a second visit once we’re back in San Fran

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ChristineH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious and high quality fusion Korean food. Highly highly recommended (coming from a Korean!)

FAQs

Barnzu Korean Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Barnzu Korean Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 525-4985.

Barnzu Korean Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 82 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.