photo credit: Suragan

Suragan image


This spot is Permanently Closed.



$$$$Perfect For:Special OccasionsUnique Dining Experience


Tock logo
Earn 3x points with your sapphire card

Go to Suragan in the Tenderloin and you’ll end up learning more than a few facts about how to wash herring or store peaches in the winter. Every dish on the 12-course menu is based on ancient Korean cookbooks that date all the way back to the 1600s. So naturally, with each course, you’ll get a card translating the corresponding cookbook text, and a description of how they modernized the version that’s now staring you in the face. Info cards aside, we really love this place because dishes are a masterclass in subtle flavors that shine: pan-fried sea bream rests over a sweet soy-butter emulsion, and buckwheat mandu get a nice crunch from mild vegetable kimchi. This is a dinner to save for nights when you feel like blowing $200+ on an interactive meal that’s as educational as it is flat-out impressive.

Suggested Reading

The Best Korean Restaurants In SF image

The Best Korean Restaurants In SF

When fried chicken, barbecued spicy pork, and cheesy kalbijjim call to you, head to these spots.

San Ho Won image

San Ho Won is an upscale Korean restaurant in the Mission with galbi that’s flat-out memorable—just like a dinner here.

The bright green dining room with hand-shaped chairs at Shuggie's

A funhouse-like spot that turns trash into food, a fine dining place that cooks solely over an open flame, and more SF restaurants you won’t forget any time soon.

Nisei image

Nisei is a Japanese fine dining restaurant in Russian Hill churning out dishes with flavors that are big, bold, and let every ingredient shine.

Infatuation Logo


2024 © The Infatuation Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The views and opinions expressed on The Infatuation’s site and other platforms are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of (or endorsement by) JPMorgan Chase. The Infatuation and its affiliates assume no responsibility or liability for the content of this site, or any errors or omissions. The Information contained in this site is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.


Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store