Namu Stonepot (FKA Namu Gaji)

4.5
580 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Centrally located on the corner of 18th St. and Dolores St. in the Mission District; Namu Stonepot is a fast casual eatery focusing on the magic of the stonepot. It's an extension of our family and "little sister" of Namu Gaji (reopening this Fall!)
Health, happiness, community, and responsibility are some of our core values.
Delivery available via Caviar, No reservations for this location.
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.2
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Neighbor
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I like that you can keep your coats and belongings in a box near your table!

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FoodJunkie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Noise level was deafening.
Uncomfortable backless wooden stools meant to be used as chairs were anything but.
Some pieces of steak were tender and good while other pieces of meat were tough and because the the pieces were too big they had to be ripped apart using 2 pairs of chopsticks. Again the greens in the salad were not torn into bite size pieces.

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WilliamTurner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Friday night. Rap blasting. My beer was halfway filled, asked for full beer waitress never returned whole night. Ridiculous

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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Lolathefoodie
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighbourhood gem of a restaurant to satisfy your eclectic taste buds. Korean dishes with a flair! Service was warm and friendly. Cool addition to put coats and bags in baskets under the table.
Could use more art on walls to create a more authentic experience.

KG
KristenG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, and was quite enough to talk to my partner even with the community tables / closed quarters. However, we had a reservation and we were a little slow to be seated. Other than that it was fantastic - waitress even brought over extra sweet potatoes when we raved about how good they were.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Namu Gaji! Creative, fun, delicious. Food is next level. The chefs are masters of flavor and the grill. Appreciate that produce comes from the Namu farm. Super special place. Order family style for lunch or dinner and you will not be disappointed. Many dishes only available for a season or nightly special!

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Sandy
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Easy to have a vegetarian meal here - rice pot was outstanding!

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vipSantorini
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it. Did not know what to expect but I was happily surprised

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vipKaren
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Highly recommend that you try this place. My favorite is the bibimbap hot stone. The crispy rice is perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved this place! the food was delicious!! the cabbage salad was a favorite! sexy vibes inside. only complaint is the tables r VERY close/its a lil cramped. but wud 100% go back for that salad!!

MM
vipMoMonki
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place got good vibes with friends again, it requires something to complement with bits of ground meat & veggies to balance out.
I wished the seasonings were more Korean inspired. A nice attempt for a fusion-y restaurant but needs further studies of both Japanese & Korean cuisines.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st visit. Excellent food and service. Lots of veggie options. Definitely plan on returning.

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vipcwilson
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are always wonderful. I always take out of town guests to Namu because I know we will never be disappointed. Food explorers are always delighted and the less adventurous order the hamburger which is one of the best in San Francisco.

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vipsfogirl
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Even tho we had reservations, we waited a good half hour before they sat us. Been here plenty of times but this time their service was completely off. They forgot our drinks and rushed us through the meal despite us waiting to get sat. Oh off, perhaps an off night.

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Pickyme
Tokyo
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! Great food and service. It’s like being at a Michelin star restaurant which is not aware of it... relaxed ambiance with some great treats for your tastebuds

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vipyumhound
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I absolutely love the food here. It is innovative, creative, and tasty. On this particular visit, we had the brussel sprouts, maitake mushroom, gyoza, steak, and stonepot. All of which (except the steak, of course) are or could be made vegan. For dessert, the butter mochi....delicious. As for service, it's pretty good, but it took a very long time for an initial visit from a server (we sat there with menus for around 15 minutes). Aside from that, service is knowledgeable and friendly. The restaurant was absolutely packed. This is one of our standbys that doesn't let us down.

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MDC88
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a reservation but still had to wait 15 min to be seated bc the hostess was nowhere to be found. When seated we also waited for a while just to get water because the restaurant was understaffed. Food was pretty good, but paired with the service and noisey ambiance, it’s not worth it.

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KerryV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food here. As someone allergic to both gluten and dairy, it's heaven finding a place that has amazing gluten-free okonomiyaki, and everything marked that can be modified on the menu. For Valentine's Day, there was a great avocado-based chocolate mousse. Don't ever change, Namu Gaji. Loyal customer here.

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vipSueK
Washington DC
153 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live Namu! We live in Maryland but spend about 8- 9 weeks in San Fran every year visiting with our son and his family. We MUST get to Namu several times. My husband loves the Okynomyoki and we have not found it in our area. I mix it up some and get different dishes each time but everything is always relish.

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vipbonedoc97
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for a get together with friends. Food served family style. Great variety of Korean Asian-fusion bites. We had most of the appetizers which were all delicious. Then we had the steak, the bimbim bop, and the ramen - again, all delicious and flavorful. Overall an excellent place for good Asian-fusion cuisine.

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Eric
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I loved the food. Unfortunately the waitress was likkited in her ability to describe what was being served and or what the dish was special. Could have been a much better experience with a highly trained wait staff.

DJ
vipDJB63
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

They obviously forgot about one of our lunches ordered, however wouldn’t admit it. Everyone who ordered after us received food way before we received even one dish, then next one took at least 10-15 minutes.

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DonN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place -- exciting, tasty creative food in a very warm albeit apocalyptically loud atmosphere! Was bummed they weren't serving one of my favorite dishes (sous-vide beef tongue cubed and then seared) but that gives me yet another reason to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best okonomiyaki in the city- I pretty much bully at least one other person to share it with me. I added some oysters to my dinner this visit- delicious, briny, and sweet. It was a cold and rainy night- so we opted for the chocolate cake. Stupendous- chocolate with a bright hint of lemon, and a warm center. Would order again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed the creativity in Thai fusion cooking, just wish it was a bit 'less salty'. Like the freshness of ingredients and speed of service. Very happy w/the experience!

DB
vipDimiB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crowded and casual, Namu Gaji serves excellent California-Korean food, with quick but thoughtful service. Nice selection of sake as well as cocktails made with soju and sochu. Expensive but delicious.

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Marybeth
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent! Unusual pairings and great tastes. I felt the prices were very high- it’s a tapas style / shared plate experience but a few of the small plate prices were 18.00.. seating is communal and if you have a bad back it may be uncomfortable- we sat on low, small, no back stools.

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MarcS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner David is a true artist and creates edible art with layers of subtlety in flavors, textures and oral sensation. Truly incredible, delicious, special and beautiful food and dining experience as our server Sandy is such an amazing server and beautiful person too. A+++ and highly recommended for a truly special dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had an excellent meal but our service was nonexistent.

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AmyS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unusual and really tasty food. We especially liked the okonomiyaki. When you make a reservataion, specify whether you prefer high stools at the window, low stools at the counter, or a table.

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Hangry
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall a great dining experience. Location was central, not far from public transit. Service was a bit curt but efficient. Food was delicious; had the kimchi appetizer (tasty) but not wow. The hamburger with cheddar and egg options added was delicious. Would go back.

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vipZbigniewS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very limited menu. After ordering a few things that we consider attractive we were still hungry and there was not much more to choose from.

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JenniG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This restaurant is overrated. I went during restaurant week and the food was mediocre in comparison to the price paid.

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vipTony
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Vegan ramen was bland and had burnt Brussels sprouts in it, and the avocado mousse tasted like literal garbage. Time between courses out of the kitchen was too long, and my sig other remarked how they wanted to leave before the main course

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Amanda
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent Korean fusion; lovely and delicious plates; often a wait even with a reservation, but a great spot for the neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not very satisfied experience. The place is too busy and we weren’t really being taken care of. It’s also loins and the food is not that tasty either

BR
vipBonnieR
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous— at the same time is creative and inventive and also something is familiar and comforting. Don’t miss the dumplings, the Okonomyyaki (so flavorful!), the steak— but really everything is so tasty. Also great cocktails. The service is warm and attentive— Elise our server (who has waited on us before, too) is lovely and helpful. Fabulous evening all around!

DM
DanielleM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love the food at Namu Gaji. The service is always great. Hate sitting at the bar. I prefer a table. It’s ridiculously loud.

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Sushilover
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the staff couldn't be nicer. We arrived late because I had a fall on our way to the restaurant and not only were we seated immediately, but the kitchen provided me with ice for my injured foot

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