S.F.’s Namu continues street eats as first restaurant closes, second to open
|Namu still will be serving its famous gamja fries at the Ferry Building in San Francisco and street-food festival Off the Grid. (Tammy Quackenbush photo)|
I learned of Namu’s soon departure from the Inner Richmond district location on Nov. 30 via this tweet from public broadcaster KQED’s BayAreaBites blog:
Namu is closing as Dennis Lee and co. ramp up Namu Gaji http://owl.li/7KvnB
“@bayareabites: @NamuSF is closing as Dennis Lee and co. ramp up Namu Gaji http://owl.li/7KvnB” huh? No more gamja fries and Korean tacos?
On Dec. 10, Lee responded:
Until its final Inner Richmond opening on Christmas Eve, Namu will serve its unique style of California cuisine on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Namu Gaji is slated to open in February. Located in San Francisco’s Mission district, it was supposed to be Namu’s second restaurant, but a real estate dispute is blamed for the closure of the first location, according to media reports. The new restaurant reportedly will have more of an izakaya (Japanese bar/small bites restaurant) vibe.