San Ho Won, San Francisco


San Ho Won

2170 Bryant St

San Francisco, CA 94110


San Ho Won Website

San Ho Won, San Francisco

Why did we dine here? – San Ho Won is a super popular Korean Restaurant which opened in the fall of 2021 and is a collaboration between Corey Lee and Jeong-In Hwang. They use tock for their reservation system, in which you have a pre-pay
a $25/person deposit. It was very hard getting a reservation here.

San Ho Wan San Francisco Interior decor

Jeong-In moved to San Francisco in 2016 to work with Corey at 3 Michelin star Benu. Although both chefs have a background in fine dining, they shared a vision for a casual Korean restaurant that uses the best ingredients and meticulous techniques with real BBQ cooked over proper charcoal.

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Cuisine – Korean
Location – San Francisco Potrero District
Opened – 2021

Service – San Ho Won had very good service. A knowlegabe waiter, lots of help circulating the room.
Verdict – San Ho Won serves up some high end Korean Cuisine. Prices are equally high. Foodies should give this place a try. One and done due to cost and availability.  Try these more affordable Korean Restaurant staples:

Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Maybe. 1 Hour? No

San Ho Won Signature Dishes – Galbi, Jebi Churi, Bibimbap.

San Ho Won’s Menu focuses squarely on charcoal BBQ meats also with some starters, specialty banchan and other items.

Website San Ho Won Menu

San Ho Won Food Picks:

San Ho Wan San Francisco banchan

Complimentary Banchan included Kimchi, Tofu, and some greens.

Galbi Mandu ($16) Griddled Beef Dumplings are eggless dumplings with a crisp crust. Well done. 9/10

San Ho Wan San Francisco double cut galbi

House Double-Cut Galbi (8 oz / $46) Marinated Prime Beef Short Rib are one of the popular meats. Thick and filled with fat, almost too much fat. 8/10
Served with Ssamjang, Gosujang, House Chili Oil and Jangajji

San Ho Wan San Francisco jebi churi

Jebi Churi – Prime Beef Neck Fillet (6 oz / $36) was even better than the Galbi. Nice small balls of tender meat. 8.5/10

San Ho Wan San Francisco bulgogi

GwangYang Bulgogi ($38) was an off the menu special the day of our visit. Easily the top meat of the day. 9/10

San Ho Wan San Francisco ssam

Ssam – Assorted Lettuces to Wrap Your BBQ ($8) we wish this would be complimentary!! Must order. 9/10

San Ho Wan San Francisco Grilled tteok

Grilled Tteok ($6) Homemade Rice Cakes, Maple-Soy Sauce had several chewy rice cakes with a nice sweet sauce. 8/10

San Ho Wan San Francisco galbitang

Galbitang ($28) Beef Short Rib Soup with Homemade Rice Cakes had nice broth and fall off the bone ribs. 9/10

San Ho Wan San Francisco bibimbap

Seasonal Vegetable Bibimbap ($24) Bibimjang, Preserved Squid, Pollock Roe Mayonnaise is very pristine. A vegetable forward dish that is not heavy handed. 9/10

San Ho Wan San Francisco cheesecake dessert

Dalgona Cheesecake ($12) surprised us. A modern deconstructed eggless dessert that tastes like cheesecake. 9.5/10

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)

Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?

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San Ho Won Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Excellent)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine

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