There are still a few reservations available for Mothers Day Brunch at Namu Gaji! Show your mother how much you love her with a feast of our californian menu paired with mimosas and cocktails!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Namu Gaji is running a menu of Korean-Japanese science experiments in the Mission. Some work, some don’t.
I've lived in SF for over 7 years and I can't believe I've never been to Namu Gaji. Huge miss on my part because the food was amazing! Creative, clever cuisine and really awesome service. Came for a birthday.
Our server was lovely and very helpful in guiding our group of 6 on ordering so we all could try different things. The food was wonderful! I'd go back in a heartbeat and definitely recommend.
Service was very slow, food was good but delivered warm instead of hot. It was overall okay
Namu Ganji is the perfect place to go with friends— casual feel and the food is such comfort food but it’s prepared with such care and it’s so darn tasty that dinner there feels special. Best to go with a small group— everyone shares all the dishes so if you go with more people you get to try more dishes but the place is small so big groups don’t work real well there
The food at Namu Gaji is delicious, and the place is always hopping with activity.
As first time diners, we enjoyed the food. However, on our second carafe of sake the waitress either intentionally or by mistake did not tell us that the second carafe was very very expensive. It was her recommendation and upon retrospect she clearly presented us with an attitude. Of course this can be considered my contributory negligence as I neglected to ask. Still, we had announced to the waitress that we were new to the restaurant and she could have alerted us.
Overall, the restaurant was not too busy, we had a good sleep, the food was pretty good, but the overall experience was negative and we will likely not return.
Since its inception, Namu has been a gem. Its evolution over time has been remarkable to witness. Namu Gaji's cuisine is a revelation, taking the palette on an unexpected but welcome adventure. I recommend this restaurant to the bold and the hesitant alike, as you're sure to leave both sated and surprised.
I love Namu. The freshest organic ingredients prepared in ethnically true ways with a California flare!
Stone pot is phenomenal!
Great food, fun place! Be forewarned that their reservation system is a joke. We had a reservation and then had to wait an additional 45 minutes for a table to open up. It's a small place so maybe they just shouldn't take reservations at all. Also, the cocktails are a bit watery. However we loved the food and the staff were very friendly and chatty.
It was good food, very good staff but definitely not a cozy place for a date.
Great food, service and wine. Cant wait to be back for another yummy stonepot.
Fun place to go on a date. We reserved but still ended up on small (not so comfortable) stools by the kitchen bar. We smelled like the kitchen for few hours.
There portions are not big but the food is very yummy.
Apart from being brought a plate or food that wasn’t ours the whole dinner was delicious
Their Okonomyaky is very good : crispy at the bottom and soft at the top. I don’t know other places in SF where you can eat it. I like this restaurant especially for lunch when it’s quiet and I can enjoy not only the food, but also the atmosphere.
Food is as usual delicious. Staff is super nice. It became pretty loud as there were over 10 folks waiting for their tables.
Outstanding and eclectic menu with fresh ingredients and flavors. Cramped but excellent service. Great for a social gathering or just an interesting dinner
Another great meal, the second in a week! I think I have an Okonomiyaki problem...
The food was average to good and the wine was good, but I feel like service is really lacking at the restaurant, and the bar seating arrangements are uncomfortable and cramped. Go to the restaurant and see if you can get seated at a table, otherwise leave. The stone pot and the okonomiyaki are outstanding, dumplings and pickles are average. The wait staff were fairly overwhelmed and hands off when it comes to service.
The menu does not make clear that at least certain items will be virtually ungarnished, especially since it lists a string of ingredients, following the item, e.g., wagyu skirt steak. Portions are small.
I remember when the original opened on Balboa; the food was more exciting and flavorful.
food is absolutely incredible
Would give it a higher mark for ambiance but it way way too noisy. Impossible to have conversation.
Great Asian fusion place!
Excellent mix of Asian cuisines, had plates that were Korean and Japanese in origin. The Okonomiyaki was the best I've EVER had, exceptional!
Thoroughly enjoyed finding this neighborhood gem. The staff was helpful and attentive, the food was delicious and surprising, and the experience (Korean cuisine) was a pleasant adventure.
We would definitely go again and are planning to introduce our friends to this exciting find!
The service wasn’t very attentive. After being seated, had to wait for 15 mins before the waitress came around to greet us.
Fantastic ambience, service, and food. Highly recommend!
We had a great time - service and staff were all excellent! Loved it.
The claypot was fabulous, as was the lamb kebab. Love it!
Namu Gaji blew me away. It has a really authentic vibe and a fantastic menu- creative and savory. It’s stone pot dishes and cabbage were the best I’ve had. A must try
Get the arancini - too good. Great selection of sake too. Mostly everything was tasty.
Waitress pressured us to order more food and was legit annoyed when we did not. Super tacky. The food was overpriced and not life changing.
Very welcoming. I like the window/doors opening up to the action outside, but I don’t Ike the smells of the street that come with it while I eating. The water was accommodating to close them. Entrees were great, mushroom side was really delicious!
We went there for SF restaurant week. We had a reservation, but the restaurant was busy. We had to wait 35 minutes, after our reservation time, before being seated to a tiny, crowded spot. Our waitress was very nice and engaging, but we had to wait another 25 minutes before seeing our first dish, which was a salad. We even had a donburi with cold rice, because it took too long to get to us. Some of the food was good, but most of it was not worth the price it costs. It was a big disappointment.
Despite having a reservation, we hadn’t to wait an additional ~25 minutes. The staff was not very friendly, and often times brushed us off. I was also disappointed to see that they serve Four Barrel coffee.
Consistently good, with a wide variety of unique dishes. The food is, in a word, excellent.
We did the SF Restaurant week tasting menu. The food was very very disappointing. Our dish was also served at the same time with other people that came ~40 mins after us. So we waited 45 mins for some uninspired rice, kimchi and meat.
Great food and staff. We could try many different dishes and they were all delicious.
Servers got very bad attitude. Food is overpriced.
The kimchee fried rice arancini was SOOO delish. Please put this on your regular menu! And make it bigger. I could've eaten 10!!
It was a first date. Was initially concerned about the crowd at the door and the noise level.
The host was extremely accommodating and friendly checking me in and, once my date arrived, bringing us to the table. Once there the noise was more tolerable.
The service, and server Maya, was excellent, guiding us great guidance on the menu and specific items that would suit our evening. She was attentive at an appropriate level for our desire for “get to know you” time. She was also warm, sweet and highly encouraging of our date progress.
A great first date and a good place to go back for an anniversary.... 😉