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The 10 Best Korean Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: February 19, 2021

Did someone say Korean food? We created the ultimate list of the finest Korean restaurants in San Francisco by evaluating the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Explore everything you need to know about the best Korean restaurants below.

Find the perfect Korean restaurant

Sushi Ondo

Japanese
San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Brothers Restaurant

Korean · $19 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Inner Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Tacorea

Mexican
San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Barnzu Korean Restaurant

Korean
San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Manna

Korean · $11 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Inner Sunset
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

SF Honey Pig Korean BBQ

Korean · $16 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Inner Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Kogi Gogi BBQ

Korean
San Francisco, Inner Sunset
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

SSAL

Korean
San Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

JIJIME

Asian
San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Namu Stonepot

Korean · $11 avg. main dish
San Francisco, North Panhandle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best Korean restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. For these results, 1095134 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 31320 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1539 lists and articles from Zagat, SFist and Eater and others were carefully reviewed by Feastfox. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Zagat - 8 essential spots for Korean BBQ in San Francisco, SFist - 12 best Korean restaurants in San Francisco and Oakland and Eater - The Bay Area's Korean Barbecue, Ranked. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for bibimbap

    When ordering bibimbap, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Riesling, a popular white wine.

Fun facts

  • A classic dish

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional dishes in Korea, kimchi has long been prepared with fermented vegetables.

Parking in the area

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Korean spot.

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