There’s a good-looking new restaurant that just opened in the Inner Sunset (in the former The Korean Kitchen space) called UM.MA, serving Korean food from chef Chris Oh (a busy guy in L.A., who’s the founder of Seoul Sausage Co., co-founder of Hanjip, managing partner of Escala, co-owner of Nomad Kitchen, and Chingu in Hawaii). The name means “mom” in Korean, and the menu includes classics like kimchi fried rice, soups like soon dubu and kimchi jjigae, and charcoal barbecue dishes like kalbi and bulgogi. The banchan looks downright delicious, and a Yelper mentioned (soon) you’ll be able to reserve a picnic table in the back patio and grill your own meat.
Open Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm (during the weekend, when they’re open all day, they offer Korean café service, with flavored lattes and Lamill Coffee). 1220 9th Ave. at Lincoln.
If you want to get your munch on, there’s a new café in the Tenderloin called SLINGSHOT, serving breakfast burritos and bowls, like their “Dirty Beast” (bacon, eggs, sautéed vegetables, home fries, topped with aioli) until noon, and then burgers, pastrami or chicken sandwiches, and salads for lunch. Oh yeah, and “Dirty Dog Fries” (with cheese, grilled onions, and bacon). They also offer Andytown Coffee service. Open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat-Sun 9am-2pm. 422 Larkin St. Golden Gate.
The airy, L.A. style of Um.ma. Instagram photo via @chefchrisoh.