HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
What's your latest food project? Tell us about it
TELL US

Korean in SF?

s
SouthToTheLeft Feb 10, 2011 03:45 PM

I am having a serious craving for some good Korean food. Some spicy Nakji bokkeum would probably cure the lingering cold that I have, but the problem is that I have no idea where to go to get it. I know that there must be some good Korean in our fair city (at least, I hope!). Please help me find it, so I can stop coughing.

Thanks!

  1. DezzerSF Feb 11, 2011 12:27 PM

    I was losing faith in SF's Korean food, having tried Oakland's and the South Bay's offerings. But Hanuri was surprisingly good. Their kalbi jim, kimchi chigae, and jap chae were really good. The panchan were all tasty as well.

    I didn't like the kimchi chigae at To Hyang, but I haven't tried other dishes so I'd need to try more of their offerings.

    My Tofu House and Doobu are my picks for soondubu.

    -----
    Hanuri
    4217 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

    My Tofu House
    4627 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

    To Hyang
    3815 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

    Doobu
    1723 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115

    1. Windy Feb 10, 2011 03:53 PM

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/720694

      Start with To Hyang or Muguboka, both in the Inner Richmond. I tend to go to Shin Toe Bul Yi, but mostly for the fried chicken; less luck with the other dishes.

      Downtown, Stone Kitchen at the Embarcadero has gotten decent reviews, but I haven't tried it personally.

      I also like the pan chan by the pound at Kukje Korean Market, just off 280 in Daly City. The in-store restaurant hasn't been good the last few times, but they have a good variety of prepared foods including meats, fish, and noodles.

      -----
      Shin Toe Bul Yi
      2001 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116

      Muguboka Restaurant
      401 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118

      To Hyang
      3815 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

      5 Replies
      1. re: Windy
        s
        SouthToTheLeft Feb 10, 2011 08:36 PM

        Thanks so much for the suggestions of Muguboka! Went there tonight for dinner. It was absolutely fantastic!

        -----
        Muguboka Restaurant
        401 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118

        1. re: SouthToTheLeft
          Windy Feb 10, 2011 09:27 PM

          Nothing like kim chi for a cold. Feel better.

          1. re: SouthToTheLeft
            Melanie Wong Feb 10, 2011 11:38 PM

            Sounds like you're on the mend --- feel better! What did you order at Mugukoka?

            1. re: Melanie Wong
              s
              SouthToTheLeft Feb 11, 2011 05:50 PM

              I had the nakji bokkeum ... octopus in spicy stirfry with veggies and the kimchi jun, the kimchi pancakes. It was really good!

          2. re: Windy
            drewskiSF Feb 11, 2011 07:50 AM

            Stone is OK FiDi Korean, if you're in the area and jonesing. Not a destination restaurant at all, imo.

            They have a pretty small menu for both lunch & dinner including fusion things like bulgogi & fries, and a Korean Loco Moco.

            I'd add My Tofu House on Geary, if you're looking for some decent Soon Dubu

            -----
            My Tofu House
            4627 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

          3. wolfe Feb 10, 2011 03:53 PM

            I hate to send you on BART infecting everyone but go East Young ManWomen, Oakland.

            Show Hidden Posts