Korean Food

Ondal 2. It is not in K town, but very close. Spicy crab soup is great.


Dan Sung Sa has gone way downhill. Basically just a tourist place.


i did lay the fence by mentioning that the list is over 3 years old. one clunker in 60 is still 50 times better than yelp.

Tru dat…

My 2 favorites are Beverly Soon and Soban. At Beverly soon, the soon tofu (spicy) with kimchi and pork is great, as is the fried tofu. Actually really everything there is good.

Soban is more expensive but the spicy short ribs and the raw crab are both great.

That’s still a great list. Dan Sung Sa was just so sad last time I went there I feel obliged to warn people away. In seven years it went from being only Koreans with no English menu to few if any Koreans.

If what you want is a list, at least for BBQ, this one by Eater LA is a good reference point.

And this one, also by the aforementioned Eater LA covers those non-BBQ places.

I tried Beverly Soon Tofu at your recommendation. I loved it. The tofu stew was about as comforting as food gets. I also enjoyed the barbecued squid, which was relatively tender and had excellent char and a delicious sweet marinade. Panchan were average at best, though cold tofu with shredded nori was exceptional.

I have been to Soban a few times before and think it is great too. The raw crab is probably the best dish I’ve had outside of Japan this year.

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that’s funny

KBBQ is what most people think of. there’s so much more beyond that that it seems a shame to just try KBBQ for a while.

Glad you liked it. Beverly also has the advantage of being extraordinarily reasonable for what you get.

Hangari for their clam kalguksoo.
Mountain cafe for the abalone porridge

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@Alkiegourmand, have you tried Seongbukdong yet? Great braised mackerel and galbi jjim, and a nice selection of panchan.

Also, have you tried any Korean-Chinese food?

bossam at kobawoo


the lunch special for $10 is a great deal, but take someone else and get the seafood pancake as well

No to both questions. I’ve never heard of Korean-Chinese food.

I mentioned that I’m not a big meat eater, so I don’t think I’ll be trying the bossam, which is not at all appealing to me. I have had acorn noodles at Kobawoo, and I didn’t think much of them. Also, I find the restaurant cramped and unpleasant.

I went to Hangari Bajirak Kalgooksoo once and got the spicy seafood noodles. I didn’t like it much. In general, I don’t care much for noodle soups. Messiness is a big factor.

I’ll try the abalone porridge.

Zha Jiang Mian, or Jajangmyeon?

Never heard of it?

No, I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to Korean food. And I don’t think I’ve ever had zha jiang mian.