San Francisco, US

50Best Accolades
  • No.28 The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2021

Korean-American chef Corey Lee brings together flavours and traditions from Korea and Japan with Californian ingredients to create a New American cuisine with a twist at this minimalist dining room in San Francisco’s SoMa district. The winning combination helped Benu enter The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for the first time in 2019. Lee is no stranger to the upper echelons of dining, previously working as head chef at two-time world No.1 The French Laundry. His tasting menus are bold and daring, with barbecued quail in a steamed bun or faux shark's fin soup occupying starring roles, which are allowed to shine by the low-key decor. Master Sommelier Yoon Ha manages the award-winning wine and sake lists.

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22 Hawthorne Street, SoMa, San Francisco, CA 94105