San Ho Won
2170 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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.
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.
San Ho Won Food Picks:
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
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
Jebi Churi – Prime Beef Neck Fillet (6 oz / $36) was even better than the Galbi. Nice small balls of tender meat. 8.5/10
GwangYang Bulgogi ($38) was an off the menu special the day of our visit. Easily the top meat of the day. 9/10
Ssam – Assorted Lettuces to Wrap Your BBQ ($8) we wish this would be complimentary!! Must order. 9/10
Grilled Tteok ($6) Homemade Rice Cakes, Maple-Soy Sauce had several chewy rice cakes with a nice sweet sauce. 8/10
Galbitang ($28) Beef Short Rib Soup with Homemade Rice Cakes had nice broth and fall off the bone ribs. 9/10
Seasonal Vegetable Bibimbap ($24) Bibimjang, Preserved Squid, Pollock Roe Mayonnaise is very pristine. A vegetable forward dish that is not heavy handed. 9/10
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)
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