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5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 251-9794
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Photo of greta vanderloop greta vanderloop
Sep 5, 2023 5

This place deserves a food + establishment award. SO good. Great spot, the seating selection is like a restaurant inside a library; meaning, all sorts of nooks/tables to pick to set up for the day. Whether that looks like work, small group discussion, etc. Service- their team members are resourceful, and personable. As for ordering, you pick the table, you scan the QR code, and then order, food comes to you; effortless on the guest part! Too, there are pictures on the website when ordering, which is super helpful to see what each dish looks like. Food-if I didn’t say it well enough, yum. Plus the portion size is really good. I barely can finish a bowl of bibimbap. Food prep is all fresh ingredients. Each sauce offers a unique taste. Environment. This is now my fourth visit… it’s rare after someone leaves the table or the couch that there’s a mess that’s left behind for longer than five minutes. Well job team Namu. Thanks for creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

Photo of Tony Mostek Tony Mostek
Jul 24, 2023 5

We had a great time. The place is huge and has so many cool spaces to hang out. The outdoor courtyard with koy pond was really cool. The food was amazing! The service was great and the manager checked in on us twice. He was a really nice guy. They also have a huge beer selection and a separate coffee/tea shoppe. We will definitely be back.

Photo of Karla Gia Karla Gia
Jul 21, 2023 5

I don't usually like fusion korean food (I prefer traditional food), but the food at Namu was delicious! I have no complaints! The restaurant is also a nice place to meet friends for drinks and hang out.

Photo of Art Than Art Than
Jul 3, 2023 5

Easy to order, food was fast, food was delicious. A bit pricier than desired but good atmosphere. Got the Jo's special with beef (extra cost) if we ordered that again, we'd probably not do the beef but order another thing of Beef Mandu. Bimbibop had great flavor.

Photo of Han Stw Han Stw
Jul 2, 2023 5

Korean fusion restaurant with cafe and beer hall. Seatings available indoor and outdoor. Food ordering is pretty much self serve, using the QR code on your table to place your food order and pay. The food will be delivered to you. My bimbimbap was quite good. I also ordered the blue jasmine latte (iced) from the cafe and it was very refreshing.

Photo of Ricki Leak Ricki Leak
Jul 1, 2023 5

This was my first time visiting and I’ll be back. It’s beautiful, quiet, relaxing, and hard to believe it’s in Durham. The atmosphere of the wonderful bamboo plants is built into an abstract garden scenery. Our server's name was David, he was friendly, easygoing, and kind. There is an inside dining area that is pet friendly for service animals or regular animals. Each table has a QR code that you scan to order your food. I had the Bo’s special served with spicy chicken, white rice, lettuce, and green onions. Additionally, their selection of Gimbap is great. The one I had was Shrimp Gimbap, simply delicious. If you enjoy wine, you can purchase a bottle or a glass. The Lucky Dog Sake is a good choice. It comes in this cute juice box with a straw.

Photo of Larissa Kim Larissa Kim
May 5, 2023 5

My husband is Korean and we’ve been to Korea and let me tell you, this food is ridiculously good. The beef bulgogi is delicious. Whatever marinade they use, it is delicious. The mandu are made to perfection and I LOVED the bibimbap meal. It was so large I couldn’t finish it! They have a ton of delicious sauces you can help yourself to. You order at your table and they bring it out to you. It was a bit on the pricey side but the service, setup, and ambiance was great. I think it was like $16 for kimbap but they were huge and extremely tasty. Definitely will be back. The parking can also be challenging.

Photo of Kestra James Kestra James
Apr 4, 2023 5

This was my first time at Namu, and I'll definitely be back! I was surprised by the indoor atmosphere, because it really does feel like a beer hall. It's very casual and you bust your own tables. They even have arcade games, darts and other things to do inside. It's a great place for a fun outing or date. The food was delicious! I got the Bulgogi Gimbap and pancakes, and used the Joe and bo spicy sauces mixed together for dipping, 10/10! Next time I'll sit outside and enjoy their beautiful garden. Definitely try this place if you're in Durham.

Photo of Terneshia Williams Terneshia Williams
Apr 2, 2023 4

There are 2 different sides to this place. The beer hall (more lively and noisy), and then there is the coffee bar side (more chill, relaxed, quiet, study hall vibe). I love the coffee side where I can relax my mind and eat in peace after a hectic day. But i do suggest the owners find a way to create a pathway in between the 2 places. Food and drinks are being walked outside uncovered between the 2 places by the staff to serve to customers. I can imagine that being a mess when it rains. Other than that the food is great.

Photo of John Price John Price
Feb 3, 2023 5

I've been meaning to go here for a year and a half, but every time I'd tried, the parking lot was full. Poor timing and planning on my part. Random drive by today was a success. Stopped for a quick beverage and grabbed lunch as well. The 3 soft taco menu item. Bigger than street tacos. Korean beef, spicy pork, and spicy chicken. They were stuffed and then some. Double-shells. Now I know why the lot was always full. Fresh ingredients, good heat, and extra Joe's sauce. Table ordering via toast-tab and everything was brought to the table quickly. The GM stopped at the table soon after I'd sat down to ask if I had any questions. Good all-around visit.

Photo of Komal Kubsad Komal Kubsad
Jan 24, 2023 4

Really good Asian food. Very different and interesting concept for a restaurant. There’s beer bar, coffee shop and an outdoor seating. You can literally sit anywhere you want and order from their online menu at every table. There service is pretty quick. Food is just amazing. There’s not a lot parking space here, but a lot of seating. We had the gimbap and it was delicious.

Photo of Mia Miller Mia Miller
Jan 3, 2023 5

This was my first but certainly not my last visit here! Came from Charlotte to see a great friend and we had lunch there. The atmosphere and food were terrific. All of the staff was friendly and welcoming. One of the managers even took time to ask us about our experience. If you open a restaurant in Charlotte, I would definitely be your top customer! Thank you for a wonderful time!

Photo of Vivian Yi Vivian Yi
Nov 29, 2022 5

I can’t say enough about this place! I’ve been a regular here for about 5 years now. Namu is very spacious with a cafe, beer hall and an outdoor garden. All of them are well decorated and have great ambiance. I usually sit in the cafe to work or study. The food and drinks are all very good and my favorite is their bibimbap. Great place for hanging out with friends, date or work.