'Namu Stonepot' Brings Californian Asian Cuisine To Divisadero

Years in the making, Namu Stonepot in the former Jay's Cheesesteak space at 553 Divisadero (near Hayes) will make its debut tomorrow, Thursday, July 27th.

The new outpost comes from the brothers Lee—Daniel, David and Dennis—who are behind Namu Gaji, the popular pan-Asian spot at 499 Dolores.

Photo: Namu Stonepot

At the new spot, which seats up to 22 diners, the brothers will serve up favorites from Namu Gaji, along with other new offerings.

According to Tablehopper, diners can expect to find dolsots—Korean stone pots—full of sizzling Tokyo-style ramen with sous vide organic chicken breast in a chicken bone broth, okonomiyaki (a Japanese-style pancake of cabbage and kimchi, with an option to add protein), and kimchi stew with pork belly and rice cakes.

Diners can opt to customize stone pots by adding beef bulgogi, soy-marinated chicken, or a daily poke selection to a foundation that includes rice, a slow-cooked egg, olive oil, and kimchi. A regular-sized bowl will run $10, and a large $18. Protein options will range from $3-$6.

From left: David, Dennis, and Daniel Lee. | PHOTO: EVA KOLENKO

Other offerings at Namu Stonepot include the popular Korean taco, which come with beef, chicken or tofu wrapped in seasoned rice and two types of seaweed, topped with kimchi salsa. Guests can opt for the daily poke, which Tablehopper called a new offering of fish tossed with tamari, chili and sesame with lettuce.

If there's still room left after a stone pot, customers can treat themselves to butter mochi or three different matcha desserts: a matcha milkshake, a matcha dairy-free milkshake, or matcha gelato.

"We've been operating here for over 10 years, but we've always had small neighborhood spots, so I'm looking forward to sharing our food, our experience, and our vibe with more of the city," executive chef Dennis Lee told us in January.

Namu Stonepot's hours will be Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30am–1am.

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Namu stonepot brings californian asian cuisine to divisadero