In addition to our full dinner menu, the last Tuesday of every month we special our Korean Taco's!
The "real" korean taco - seasoned koshihikari rice, kimchee salsa, kimchee remoulade, toasted seaweed & nori. Bulgogi beef 5.5 || Chicken 3.5 || Tofu 3
Our version of the Korean taco was born in 2009 at our original Namu location, as our response to the Korean taco explosion that originated out of LA earlier that year. Instead of serving Korean-style fillings on traditional corn tortilla's, we decided to load it on sheets of nori (Japanese sushi seaweed) and kim (Korean seasoned seaweed).
Wikipedia Korean Taco page states, "In San Francisco the dish was popularized in 2009 by Namu Restaurant's Happy Belly food cart in Golden Gate Park, later moving to a farmers market food stand at the San Francisco Ferry Building."
SF Weekly food writer, John Birdsall described our Korean taco in an article titled 'Namu's Asian Street Foods a Big Draw at Ferry Plaza's Thursday Market',
"Call them tacos or Korean ssam, they're damn tasty. Nori sheets cupping boneless grilled shortrib niblets, a scant bit of rice, and a hash of daikon and kimchee, spattered with kimchee-spiked mayo and irrigated with teriyaki sauce. The meat's about as fatty as you want it to be (it keeps it from skewing dry and stiff), suffused with the taste of the grill."
Our Korean taco made it into the New York Times article 'The Tortilla Takes a Road Trip to Korea' in 2010 and onto Bloomberg's list of '28 Delicious Dishes Around the World for $5 or Less' in 2018.
Although our Korean taco is no longer available at our Ferry Plaza farmer's market stand, it is available on the menu at our fast casual sister restaurant in SF, Namu Stonepot, or at our flagship restaurant Namu Gaji for dinner the last Tuesday of every month!
Make a reservation for Korean taco Tuesday.