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BCD Tofu House
If you're going to be spending hours "singing" songs from Wicked and Les Mis while drinking bottles of soju in K-Town, it's probably not a great idea to do all that on an empty stomach. So start your night at BCD Tofu House (a mini-chain that started in LA) on 32nd Street for a spread of banchan, hot stone bibimbap, and one of their signature tofu stews. There might be a wait when you get here, but the two-story space is large, and they usually do a good job of getting parties in and out. Because the menu has a lot of options, this is an ideal place to go when you know you're in the mood for Korean food, but you're not quite sure what you want to order. If you're hungry after your karaoke night—and, let's face it, you will be—you can come right back here because they're open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.