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John's Snack and Deli

40 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111
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  • John's Snack and DeliPro 2014
    hangry_cho
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    3 Apr 04, 2014

    Love this place for their korean burritos!! The guy who runs the spot, John I'm assuming is his name, is super friendly. Definitely helped us decide what to order since it was our first time. We tried the bulgogo burrito, kimchi burrito, and one other I think was spicy pork. They were all good! We also tried their Kimbap which is their korean sushi roll, but I can pass on that next time since the Kukje market isn't too far away and I like theirs a little better (and it's a little cheaper). Overall I will definitely be coming back here for lunch!

    TIP: If you need more sauce, you can always ask for some extra on the side!

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  • John's Snack and DeliPro 2014
    Kevin Chen
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    3 Feb 20, 2014

    Always on the hunt for new places to eat, a friend recommended I check this place out. This place is as hole in the wall as you can get; I literally walked right by it the first time, so look out for the sign as you're walking on Battery.

    The suicide kimchi burrito sounded appealing, and I love spicy food so it made sense I try that out on their menu. Be prepared to wait though, and there isn't a lot of real estate to stand in there either! Anyways, back to the food. Stuffed with bulgogi, kimchi, rice, the smell was enough to make my mouth water. After the first bite, I was sold. Extremely flavorful and I gulfed the entire burrito down in a matter of minutes.

    Oh, and they have a burrito challenge if you dare.. ;) Just ask John. If you finish it, you could win free burritos up to a year!

    What else...They don't take plastic, so bring your cash. Their bibimap is pre-made and a nice complement to the burrito. Not a bad choice if you want a quick bite.

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  • John's Snack and DeliCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Keane
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Korean burritos. Yes, you read me correctly. This isn't a prank and you certainly didn't slip into an alternate dimension after staring at your computer screen for too long (it occurs).

    John's Snack and Deli is completely unassuming (at the risk of using an overused adjective). Step inside this convenience shop and you'll find smiling staff, and the patrons that seem to know them like family. Not surprising, as John's has been serving some remarkable Korean fusion snacks here for years.

    The kimchi burrito is a good start. It's wrapped much like our beloved taqueria star, but the flavors inside are wholly Asian. While the flavor was good, the textures and composition were a bit lax. The ingredients didn't seem to meld together all that well, and by the end, the thing just fell apart. Still, it's a really tasty alternative to anything else downtown, and I highly recommend this place and would definitely come back.

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3.5 out of 5
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84 people visited John's Snack and Deli

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If the words "kimchi burrito" cause your tastebuds to light up, a trip to John's Snack and Deli may be in order. This tiny snack and deli store is served by only two or three people at a time, it can barely fit more than five customers inside and there are no provided tables for quick consumption. Yet, it's a popular lunchtime destination for the working class, as John's puts together innovative ... read more
Korean take-out with a minimal wait. Various forms of Korean burritos are available, including more traditional fare, for order while you pick up your lotto tickets or gum. Bring your bills because John's is cash only.

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