MICHELIN Guide California

Ssal

  • 2226 Polk St., San Francisco, 94109, United States
  • 45 - 92 USD • Korean
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MICHELIN Guide California

Ssal

  • 2226 Polk St., San Francisco, 94109, United States
  • 45 - 92 USD • Korean
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

You’re likely to stroll right past this unassuming little gem on bustling Polk Street, but what a shame that would be as it offers next-level contemporary Korean food. The perfectly curated menu will come as no surprise to those familiar with the talents of married duo, Hyunyoung and Junsoo Bae, who used to work the stoves at Meadowood and Gramercy Tavern before venturing out on their own.

Don’t miss the beef short rib, a house specialty that arrives with six varieties of lettuce to fold the perfectly caramelized meat into. The beef is prepared via sous vide for 16 hours, then paired with ssamjang and a rainbow of colorful pickled daikon. Another showstopper is the delicious and delicately fried squash blossom, filled with tender shrimp and chives.

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Facilities & Services

  • Counter dining
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • 5 Small plates
  • a Wheelchair access

Information

+1 415-814-2704
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, lunch: Wednesday-Sunday

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