Aato Restaurant

Korean Cuisine

  • Address: 1449 Lombard Street.
  • San Francisco, CA. 94123

  • Website: www.AatoSF.com
  • Email: sfaato@hotmail.com
  • Telephone: (415) 292-2368

  • Sun - Thurs: 4 pm - 10 pm
  • Fri - Sat: 4 pm - 12 am(Midnight)

01:About Us

Traditionally, Korean meals often take considerable amounts time to prepare. The various seasonings that are used can require hours, days, and sometimes even months to prepare. In recent times however, many restaurants often use shortcuts (manufactured spices) to try to speed up the process and lower the costs. This unfortunately lowers the food’s quality and healthy benefits.

It is our intentions to go "back to the roots" of what makes Korean food truly special. We focus on providing healthy and tasty meals. When possible, we use locally grown organic ingredients and all marinades and seasonings are home made prepared. And most importantly, NO MSG. We continue to develop unique twists to meals by fusing natural herbs and spices to traditional recipes. Healthy lifestyles start with healthy foods.

Our vision of "slow food" style goes well beyond the food itself. It’s about the experience as well. We believe in getting to know every visitor and developing long lasting friendships. Therefore, we encourage you to get to know our staff and provide us with any thoughts that you might have, as it will help us grow together!

"Aato" means "Gift" in Korean. When coming to our restaurant, we hope the experience can be a special one. Please enjoy your visit and receive our "gift" to you.


Course Menu 2



Steamed Tofu Salad

Jab-Chae (Silver Noodles w/ stir fried seasonal vegetables.)

Silver Noodles w/stir fried seasonal vegetables.

Chef's Choice Pan Cake

Bi Bim Bob (Seasonal vegetables w/fried eggs or tofu over rice.)

Chef’s Choice Dessert

Course Menu 1

Call for reservation


Soup of the Day

Sweet & Spicy Chicken
(Lightly battered chicken wings fried and glazed with a sweet and spicy sauce.)

Jeon (Chef’s choice Korean pan cake.)

Gal-Bi (Boneless BBQ short ribs with rice.)

Chef’s Choice Dessert

Course Menu 3

Call for reservation


Soup of the Day

Steamed Tofu Salad
Steamed silken tofu with spicy soy sauce. Served warm.

Sweet potato noodles with stir fried beef and vegetables.

Korean Style Filet Mignon Tartar.

Chef’s Choice Korean Pan Cake.

Boneless BBQ short ribs with rice.
Hanbang Bossam
Steamed herb pork, served with vegetables & oysters.

Chef’s Choice Dessert


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Starters 전식

Sweet & Spicy Chicken 닭강정$8
Lightly battered chicken wings fried and glazed with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp 새우강정$9
Lightly battered shrimp flash fried and glazed with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Homemade Pan Fried Meat Dumplings 군만두$8
Pan fried hand made dumplings, seared to a slight crisp.

Jab-Chae 잡채 $13
Sweet potato noodles with stir fried beef and vegetables.

Seafood Pancake 해물파전$15
Pancakes, Korean style! Squid, shrimp, clams, mussels, green onions battered and fried.

Soup 국

Stone Pot Spicy Seafood Soup 해물탕$22

Spicy Kimchi & Bean Sprouts Egg Soup 콩나물 해장국 $14.49
House made kimchi and bean sprouts slow cooked into a spicy broth.

House Made Dumpling Soup 만두국 $14.49
Handmade dumplings in a clean beef broth.

Main 본식

Galbi 갈비 (Korean BBQ boneless beef short ribs) $25
Mixed fresh fruits used to marinade boneless beef short ribs, BBQ grilled.

Hanbang Bo-Ssam 한방보쌈 $25
Five medicinal herbs steamed with pork and sliced. Served with spicy oyster salad.

Bulgogi 불고기 $20
Mixed fresh fruit marinaded sliced beef and mushrooms and scallions.

Chicken BBQ 닭구이 $18
Mixed fresh fruit used to marinade chicken, BBQ grilled.

Tofu, Kimchi & Sautéed Spicy Pork 두부김치 $18
Soft tofu boiled and topped with pan fried kimchi and pork.

Mackerel 고등어구이 $18
Grilled, served with rice.

Pasta 면

Gol-Dong-Myeun 골동면$16.95
Marinated Beef, Seasonal Vegetables /

Go Chu Jang Cream Pasta 고추장 크림 파스타 $18
Italian inspired Korean fused pasta with bacon, onion and spicy cream sauce.

Korean Spicy Seafood Pasta 해물우동찜 $22
Udon noodles combined with squid, mussels, clams, crab and Korean spices.

Bibimbob 비빔밥

Bulgogi Bibimbob 불고기 비빕밤 $16.95
Marinated beef with seasonal vegetables and egg over rice, served in a stone bowl.

Pork Bibimbob 장조림비빕밤 $16.95
Braised Pork, Kimchi, Egg Over Rice, Butter & Soy Sauce

Tobiko Bibimbob 알밥 $16.95
Flying fish eggs and seasonal vegetables mixed with kimchi over rice, served in a stone bowl.

Vegetarian 채식식단

Vegetable Bibimbob 야채비빕밤$16.95
Tofu with season vegetables over rice. Choice of spicy and non spicy sauce.

Pan Seared Tofu Steak and Daily Fresh Salad 두부스테이크$16.95

Braised Tofu 두부조림 $16.95
Whole piece of tofu is braised with vegetables (Spicy) with rice

18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more.



I love Korean food, but this was very unique for San Francisco. The BBQ ribs were very tender, savory and a little sweet. Yum!.

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