photo by Eric Wolfinger

Corey Lee was the head chef at The French Laundry before he opened Benu in 2010; Yoon Ha, MS, came from La Toque in Napa Valley. Together they create mind-bending tasting menus, Lee’s Korean heritage inflecting the menu in ways that make the best of Ha’s love for German and Austrian whites. “This is the only place I take the wine pairing, because Yoon is truly talented,” says 1760’s Gianpaolo Paterlini.

Need to know: Tasting menu only, $295/person

Restaurant Info

22 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, California



2018, 2019 W&S SF50

This review appears in the print edtion of the October 2019 issue.
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