Owner Ken Bridge’s devoted Old World mother makes the rounds at this happening Heights pub (pro tip: order a flight of the infused soju), jollying customers and assuring the authenticity of the mandu and bibimbap.
For $32.95 per person, diners are welcome to grill up as much marinated meat—24 types in total!—as they want, plus soup, kimchi pancakes, spicy rice cakes and dumplings.
Double-fried Korean chicken is the main draw, but the mac ‘n’ cheese (add bulgogi) and bao are disarmingly delicious, while the cocktails are simply disarming.
Though the restaurant itself has moved from its original house to a strip mall, the hand-cut noodles here are fresh and homemade as ever. Try the bulgogi stirred noodle—exactly what it sounds like.