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The 7 Best Korean Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Pining for a plate of pajeon or a bowl of Samgyetang? These Korean Eateries in San Francisco do it best. We scrutinized millions of reviews and analyzed top local sites for this list of top Korean venues in San Francisco. If endless seafood options and great rice bowls sound good then visit the Korean eateries below.

Find the perfect Korean restaurant

Jang Soo BBQ

Korean, $$, Central RichmondKorean, $$San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Daeho Kalbijjim & Beef Soup

Korean, $$, Lower Pacific HeightsKorean, $$San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

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Tacorea

Mexican, $, DowntownMexican, $San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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  • Eater

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Aria Korean Street Food

Korean, $, DowntownKorean, $San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Barnzu Korean Restaurant

Korean, $$, TenderloinKorean, $$San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Manna

Korean, $$, Inner SunsetKorean, $$San Francisco, Inner Sunset
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Jin Mi Korean Cuisine

Korean, $, TenderloinKorean, $San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Why these restaurants?

Finding the best Korean restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from Eater and Infatuation and others were carefully reviewed by boam. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in the Tenderloin, Eater - 17 Reliable Places to Eat Around Union Square and Infatuation - Where To Eat Around San Francisco’s Tourist Traps. 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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