Namu Restaurant

I had a craving for a burger so went looking on Yelp for a place around our neighborhood. Ron and I ended up going for dinner at Namu Restaurant since they had an available Opentable reservation.

From what I could tell, the restaurant had about 10 tables and a small bar. They were just finishing up happy hour so the place was a bit empty but I think this made the service extra attentive.

We were served a complimentary appetizer of bean sprouts, zucchini, and kimchi. Only the kimchi had a strong flavor, the bean sprouts and zucchini were a bit bland, light seasoned with sesame oil and/or blanched.

Next we had the shiitake mushroom dumpling in dashi broth. Very flavorful but a small portion. The broth was probably the best part.

Short rib tacos served on top of nori. It was a bit hard to eat, more like a salad since the nori got too soft to actually pick up and eat with. Maybe if they actually toasted it, it wouldn’t have been so soggy… but who knows… tasted good though but wasn’t really a taco.

The finale, a niman ranch beef burger. I liked the condiments of daikon and sprouts. It satisfied my craving for the night.

Namu Restaurant
439 Balboa St at 6th Ave

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