Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


1723 Buchanan St. (Post St.) Send to Phone
415-292-6002 | Menu
This cozy Korean barbecue and tofu spot offers comfort food like your grandma from Seoul used to make.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Doobu Restaurant Review

: In Korean cuisine, tofu is not just some bland, spongy, default substance served to those who shun meat. Instead, it's a key ingredient in its own right, crafted with care to almost melt-in-the-mouth savory softness and starring in rich, colorful soups, stews and stir-fries. Set in a quiet space off the street in the heart of Japantown, Doobu offers the classic meat dishes --- galbi, bulgogi, teriyaki --- that are staples in Korea. But its specialty is tofu, served fresh and hearty and ebulliently spiced in many different ways: with egg yolk and rice in bibimbap, with clear sweet potato noodles in chapchae, lightly fried and tossed with lettuce in green salads. Best of all is the specialty of the house, soft tofu soup, which finds the white stuff simmering alongside your choice of oysters, clams, shrimp, beef, pork, dumplings, ramen noodles, kimchi and/or many other options, and chili-peppered to your preferred degree of fieriness. An added fusion-y plus here, popular with regulars, is the option of shredded mozzarella atop this soup.

User Ratings & Reviews for Doobu
Discover new San Francisco restaurants like Causwells
New Restaurants in San Francisco
Find all the San Francisco/Bay Area restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.

See What's New in San Francisco!


Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.