I was at Tartine last Friday and after waiting in line and getting my loaf of spelt, decided to pop in to Namu Gaji on a whim for a pint before heading home.
I had their made-for-them rice-based beer, it was really refreshing and crisp. Reminded me of an excellent belgian saison ale, the name of which I can’t remember now.
Also had the beef ‘taco’, where the ‘tortilla’ is essentially nori. I am leery of these creations, but this one was quite marvelous. The beef was top notch and cooked perfectly and the flavour was well balanced. I ended with a shot of shochu, which was like a punch on the nose and unfortunately reminded me of rubbing alcohol and chemistry experiments at boarding school in England.
I wanted to take some fried chicken back home with me, but they reminded me it was available only at brunch and on Thursday nights. Next time!
All in all,still an excellent happy hour (and food) destination.