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Korean in San Francisco

Are you thinking about taking Korean lessons in San Francisco? Learning Korean is a fantastic idea, and you’re in a great city to start your journey. The Korean language has a rich and interesting history, and you have some amazing opportunities to explore the language and the culture, right here in San Francisco!

One of the best and most exciting things about learning a new language is discovering new foods. Grab your friends or study partners, and check out these delicious Korean restaurants in San Francisco.

Muguboka

This place almost always has a line outside the door, and when it comes to restaurants, that’s a good sign! Order a bowl of Korean beef soup with assorted banchan (side orders). Don’t worry if you’re a vegetarian, you can order all of their dishes with tofu instead of meat.

My Tofu House

Don’t let the name fool you; although tofu is their specialty, there are some great options for meat lovers, too. Try the tofu soup, the kalbi short ribs, or the bi bim bap (mixed rice with meat).

707 Sutter

This is one of the best spots in San Francisco for Korean BBQ. You can cook the food right at your table and try different types of meats and side dishes, which makes it a great place for a group!

Besides Korean food, there are some great opportunities in San Francisco to experience Korean culture. Here are some events to check out in your city.

Korean Day Cultural Festival

This annual event is the largest cultural celebration in the San Francisco area. Learn about the Korean Dynasty and enjoy delicious Korean food. There are also live K-Pop (Korean pop music) performances, and Taekwondo demonstrations.

Korean Center, INC. San Francisco

Korean Center Incorporated (KCI) is an excellent resource for anyone taking Korean lessons in San Francisco. This non-profit organization helps Korean immigrants in the United States with education, training, and cultural services. KCI hosts several events each year to promote Korean history and culture. If you want to learn more about Korea, the KCI website (http://koreancentersf.org/) is a great place to start.

Meetup Groups

Meetup groups are excellent to find new friends, study buddies, and conversation partners so you can apply what you learn in lessons to real-life situations. Some Korean Meetup groups in San Francisco include the San Francisco Korean Social Group, San Francisco Korean Language, Culture, and More group, and Slice of Mooncake: SF Asian Literature Club.

Learning a new language isn’t only about mastering pronunciation and memorization. Studying the history and traditions, and experiencing the culture is an integral part of the overall learning experience. As you take Korean lessons in San Francisco, you will surely discover some more great ways to experience the Korean culture. Have fun!

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