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Aug 1, 2007 08:56 AM

Seoul Brothers in Pasadena?

Is a Korean restaurant going to moving into Hana Grill's old location on Cordova in Pasadena and Lake Avenue? Does anyone know? The space is empty now, aside for a long poster on the glass that says "Seoul Brothers."

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  1. I just did a quick Google search for Seoul Brothers and this is what came up:

    Seoul Bros. - A Gourmet Korean Fast Casual Restaurant
    Seoul Brothers Korean Grill a restaurant that prepares gourmet Korean barbecue at reasonable prices in an upscale - 2k - Cached

    The site itself doesn't offer anything except the logo, but if it's the same as the one on the poster, I think that's your answer.

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    1. re: ITurnedOutTV

      Thanks! I had tried Googling but didn't come up with much. I'll be watching the space to see what develops.

    2. I believe they are opening soon, as I saw that they had a preview dinner on Saturday night. However, tey were still closed as of lunchtime today, sadly...and no indication of when opening day might be.

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      1. re: erickasparkles

        Can't wait. Saw some photos on someone's blog of the preview dinner. Sad that we Pasadenans are so in need of Korean eateries that we are on pins and needles for a fast-food one.

      2. i just got back from having lunch there. i wanted to like it alot but the menu is extremely limited with about 5 different meat options with rice and 2 sides (panchan). they didn't seem to have kim chee which is odd for a korean place. the price point is about $6-$9 but the plates are pretty small. i'm hoping they expand the menu a bit. there's so much they can do with korean food.

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        1. re: cdub

          i was puzzled by the lack of kimchi at dinner today and inquired about it. turns out they do have kimchi, you just have to ask for it.

          1. re: cdub

            just had dinner there... asked for the kimchi and got it. had the spicy chicken, spicy cucumber, noodles. thought food was delicious and clean. portions were good... filled me up. priced reasonably, especially considering it seems like good quality food (they serve organic rice, tofu, and fresh veges). nice modern decor. overall great experience!

            1. re: cdub

              I've been waiting for this place to open for so long! I finally went today and had a great experience. The food and price was well worth the lunch time rush. I too was puzzled about the lack of the famous korean "kimchee". I didn't bother asking for it, but I will know for next time. I got the spicy chicken and galbi combination, and frankly I loved the taste. The galbi had a little more fat than I like on my meat, but it didn't take away from the dish too much. And finally my girlfriend really enjoyed the organic tofu. Ill have to try some of the other choices next time I go.

              1. re: gabbyj

                you have to ask for kim chee? skeptical...I"m going there to today and will report back.

            2. I went there last night and thought it was all right. It reminds me of a Chipotle for Korean fare. I'd still prefer more traditional Korean places though. The staff was very nice (my friend and I felt bad because we went in a little before closing time). The cashier asked us if we wanted kimchi actually which surprised me a bit since I read on here that you have to ask for it. One of the owners introduced himself when we got up to leave. He was friendly and very young! We'll see how they do!