One of Louisville’s newest restaurants is also one the best — not just in Derby City, but in the entire country.
Esquire writers considered 200 restaurants for this list (the 41st of its kind for the magazine), and Nami was one of only 50 selected.
In his review of the Butchertown spot, Esquire’s Joshua David Stern wrote, “Nami delivers a deeply satisfying gamchilmat, the profound flavor that Louisville’s been missing.” Stern also hailed Chef Edward Lee for returning to his Korean roots with the menu.
This isn’t the only recognition Nami has received of late. Earlier this month, the restaurant’s executive chef Breanna Baker won the 2023 Spirit of Hospitality Rose Award from Louisville Tourism — which came with a $2,000 check.
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