Surisan

4.3
108 reviews
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$30 and under
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Korean
Located in the center of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf district, our heart is a savory Asian-inspired American comfort breakfast and brunch, with our soul being innovative Korean dinners. We combine young creative chefs, top-quality, locally-sourced organic ingredients and relaxed indoor and outdoor dining spaces to create a haven for people who love great food, drink and service. Led in the kitchen by Executive Chef Nick Yoon and in the front of the house by James Choi, together, we aim to provide uncompromised experiences for the diner.
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Western NC
72 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The good thing was it felt like a locals place instead of touristy. And, the wait staff was very friendly.

I had the Poke Mango salad which was really good. For my main I had the Dolsot. The flavor was good, the seafood was overcooked and chewy.

My parter has the BBQ Ribs which had a good flavor. The potatoes were bland.

Cute place and quick service.

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall, a pleasant experience. Menu is hit or miss. Try the fusion dishes but their more traditional Korean dishes about what you can get at many Korean restaurants.

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Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Bi bim bap was awesome! lots of land and sea vegetables and just enough spicey kick to get your attention!

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HB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Korean fusion style food was really good. Everything tasted great. However, the service was super unfriendly. Waitstaff treated us like they didn't want us there. Need to be a bit more friendly and make customers feel welcome. Good thing the food tasted great. Otherwise, we would have walked out.

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P
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a “foodie”. Food is wjat vacations are all about to me! I have to say, it was the BEST meal of our trip!! Every item we ordered was AMAZING! I recommend the Japchae rice, the coconut pineapple soju cocktail, and the coconut ice cream, as well as the chocolate mousse. SO yummy! Each item was our favorite from the whole trip, and we ate out every meal for 4 days. I HIGHLY recommend them!! Great staff as well! Very friendly! Fast too! I was shocked at how quickly our food was to the table, and fresh and HOT! We looked the next day to see if there were other locations nearer our home. LOVE THIS PLACE!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Poor service with grumpy people

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Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had breakfast at Surisan and were pleasantly surprised by a menu that uses mostly staple ingredients but creatively prepares them to make them unique. The egg scrambles were very good, the trademarked Millionaire's bacon, and the ricotta pancakes were perfectly prepared. The service was excellent.

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FP
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent. Every bite was a surprise. Complex tastes. The KFC was fantastic. Great service.

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k
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All of the food was great but the Fresh toast was amazing. The only negative was the service was rushed. They literally were asking us to order as we were sitting down.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

We were one of the first to come in yet still waited nearly 45 mins for our food to arrive. While waiting multiple tables were seated and we began to observe food being delivered to those tables well before ours.

We were told our food got stuck in the kitchen. We were then told that there were photographers taking photos of food and somehow that took prescedence over us. It was a terrible explanation, basically they pushed out food to the photographers and left us waiting.

Quality of food was great for that I would return however because of the poor service I don’t think I ever will.

We were comped a dessert which was thoughtful but in my mind not enough to win my loyalty.

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IO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience! The pork belly is the best I have ever tried!!!

Definitely recommended place!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Over priced fisherman’s wharf food.

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K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars across the board. Surisan staff were friendly and attentive. We alerted the staff of our 4 year son’s food allergies and they were able to accommodate his dietary needs.

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was out of this world! Perfect for foodies: chefs attention to detail, craftsman pairing of flavors, and beautiful presentation. Not only was the service impeccable but it was clean and fast. Highly recommended eatery

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BZ
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was too salty, service is really bad, servers look at us but pass by ALL THE TIME. we waited one hour to actually get the food :) Well the host was nice.

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w
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I booked this place as a friend recommended it. Restaurant is nice and modern. Food was good and other 3 in my party loved it. I just found the pork taco meat was too sweet and salty.

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b
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had breakfast on a Monday and it was phenomenal. I had the carnivore scramble and mom had the blueberry stuffed French toast. It was all great. The coffee was good too.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As first time eaters of Korean food we found the staff very helpful. Although the night we dined the restaurant was a little quiet, the atmosphere was still very good.

We enjoyed it so much we plan to return before the end of our vacation in San Francisco.

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n
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful to have this kind of ethnic food in such good quality. They also had espresso (was there for brunch) and a full bar!

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CH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

It wasn’t busy but we felt exceedingly rushed. Time from ordering through delivery of second course was <15 minutes and they kept coming back to see if they could clear while we were still eating.

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EQ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good. We like that Surisan accepts reservations so we don't have to wait. We just didn't like that we couldn't be seated till our party was complete, even if we told the hostess the others were already parking. Also, we felt like we were being rushed to eat every time the server came to ask "Is everything OK?" Seriously, being rushed to eat is not pleasant. But overall, everything was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food presentation - 5/5
Taste - 4/5 Egg benedicts were a little too bland
Drinks - 5/5 Soju Matcha Mojito was bomb!

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PE
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff that made our special occasion with friends very enjoyable.

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JJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me encanto, súper bueno y el servicio muy atento,, totalmente recomendado

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AN
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was great. Best restaurant down near the Wharf?

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YL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a party of 23 and they were able to accommodate us all. The food came out quickly and they were all delicious. Lastly, the staffs were friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this brunch spot.

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N
Italy
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good tasty. The size of the dish are too big.
It’is impossibile if you take the Main eat something else.
Next time for Appetizer.
Top service, and happiness welcome.

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SC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

restaurant qui accepte les réservations alors qu'il est fermé. Lorsqu'on arrive on nous dit on ferme dans 5 min sans plus d'explication

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OT
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing, quick service but didn’t feel rushed. I’d go back until I tried everything on the menu.

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NR
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and tasty food - authentic Korean experience - thoroughly recommended

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f
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

They advertise benedict eggs. the hollandaise did not appear to be freshly make, or was stale

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AZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Très bon accueil, personnel fort sympathique. Les portions sont importantes, bon, rien à redire.

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B
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

It was very,very loud and hard to hear. The service was brusque. Dishes came out when ready not all at once. The food was tasty and there seemed to be a mix of both tourists and locals dining there.

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AN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

i was expecting the usual tasty good korean food. we ordered the soy garlic korean fried chicken.. the outer layer was hard and the inside was dry and chewy. the miso bass was ok.. i think the best thing was the japchae. i had the kalbi jim with mashed potatoes... i'm sorry to say i am not impressed with this place. I traveled the distance and it just was not worth the trip. i wont be back again. service was poor as well. we had to ask multiple times for water. it was towards the end of their night so we felt rushed and not really taken care of.

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IW
London
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service. Really enjoyable evening at excellent value for money.

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A
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I thought the food was great for a spot so close to fisherman's warf. Korean can easily get too sweet and I felt everything was excellent seasoned. Would go back again if I was in that part of town. Get the bulgolgi fried rice and SSAM

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p
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Made a reservation, specified that it was a birthday occasion. Drive 50mi to the City, paid over $50 to park-- that's all fine. The portions were big, the menu was interesting and tasty. Be sure to ask about the additional ingredients as they're not all listed on the menu. We forgot to do this and ended up having a kid pick out minced peppers for 15mins but that's ok.
I'm disappointed that we got just a regular table (not even the corner/end) even though there were plenty of tables open, it was very loud, and they didn't offer us anything special for the birthday. They did sing and bring a treat for two other parties celebrating a birthday. So I don't know if I'm not demanding enough, OpenTable notes aren't reviewed by the staff working that night or something else, but our evening was just Meh.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good, even the French toast was a little sweet, it’s still good.

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GT
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Massive portions of delicious fresh and tasty food! Who could ask for more?

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OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great atmosphere! A little hard to find because it’s tucked away, but definitely worth the search! Both drinks and food are well worth the price!

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