Ejen isn’t anything fancy. It’s just solid, straightforward Korean food like japchae, jajangmyeon, and bulgogi. It’s a good spot to pick up something quick, and there are also a few tables where you can hang out for a minute and eat some tender galbi with an especially sweet glaze.
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