Banchan is a staple of a meal in Koreatown, but Soban goes beyond. There are 16 different side dishes here, from vinegar-y lotus root and shishitos to excellent boiled potatoes. When it comes to main courses, the black cod is their speciality - it’s slow-braised, and comes with a spicy red sauce and radishes. It’s very good, but we actually like the galbi jjim (short rib) more - it’s simple, salty, and reminds us of really excellent beef stew.
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Hangari Bajirak Kalguksu
A very good soup spot in Koreatown, Hangari specializes in kalguksu, hand-cut noodle soup.
Hyesung Noodle House
Hyesung Noodle House in Koreatown is the first U.S. outpost of a Seoul institution where ordering is simple - you get the kalguksu.
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HK Market isn’t the flashiest Korean grocery store around, but they make up for it with excellent pre-made banchan and kimbap.
Sun Ha Jang
Koreatown BBQ spot Sun Ha Jang really only serves one thing - duck, three different ways. What more do you need?
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Tokyo Hamburg is a rowdy Japanese restaurant in Koreatown that feels like a party from the moment you walk in.
Pollo A La Brasa
Pollo A La Brasa is not only the best Peruvian-style chicken spot in Koreatown, it’s one of the best places to eat in the entire neighborhood.
OB Bear has some of the best bar food in Koreatown, and folks line up early for the chicken wings.
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