This is the second location of the Korean fast-casual restaurant owned and operated by brothers Daniel, David and Dennis Lee (the original location can be found on Divisadero and Hayes). The new spot takes over the storefront from the more upscale Namu Gaji, another of the Lee brothers' restaurants, which will eventually reopen at the site of the now-shuttered The Perennial.
Like the Divisadero location, the Mission restaurant offers customizable Korean classics served in stoneware bowls. Check out the Namu Stonepot Rice, a sizzling rice bowl topped with seven vegetables and your choice of protein; the kimchi stew with pork belly and optional ramen noodles; and the Stoned Loco Moco (two beef patties served on a bed of rice with fried eggs and dashi gravy). There are sides and small plates, too, like Korean-style fried chicken, fresh-made poke and Korean tacos served in seaweed shells with kimchi salsa.
Namu Stonepot sources ingredients from its own three-acre Namu Farm, and offers veggie-forward options and veggie-friendly substitutes in addition to its meati dishes.
The new addition has gotten good reviews thus far, with a 4.5-star rating out of six reviews on Yelp.
Cherylynn N., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on July 16, wrote, "The fried chicken morsels were uber crispy and moist. ... Service was very friendly and prompt. Smiles all around from the staff."
Yelper Scott W. added, “I absolutely love this place! The food is super tasty and there's different sizes for some of the items. I usually go for lunch because they have the fire deals on some of my favorites."
Intrigued? Stop in to try it for yourself. The new Namu Stonepot is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday and for dinner from 5–10 p.m. daily.
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