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Oct 12, 2008 12:30 PM

Looking for authentic Korean food in Gtown/Gburg/Rockville

My friend is back from a tour in Korea, and after only a week he already craves Korean food. I am in search of a place serving authentic Korean food (No place that serves sushi, he assures me Koreans would never eat sushi) to take him to before he leaves town. Any thing in mid-North Montgomery County is fine, I would even consider going to Bethesda or Silver Spring. Thanks in advance!

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  1. I'm in love with Vit Goel (Lighthouse Tofu) on Twinbrook Pkwy in Rockville (just off 355). While a majority of the menu is soon doo boo (tofo stew with your choice of meats/seafood), they do have a small selection of BBQs, seafood pancake, and other Korean specialties, which are all very good.

    Avoid Sam Woo, on the Pike in central Rockville. A shadow of what it once was, and it was never great.

    Vit Goel Tofu Restaurant
    12710 Twinbrook Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852

    1. Uhh; my Korean friend just explained to me last night how good Korean sushi is. I think you may want to question your friend's definition of authentic.

      There are two good Korean restaurants on East Gude, almost right across the street from each other. If you're heading down Gude from 355, I like the one on the left. I have no clue what their names are, unfortunately. The one we normally go to has very limited English spoken and on the menu (makes ordering interesting), and I'm generally the only person of the Caucasian persuasion there.

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      1. re: reiflame

        I wouldn't say Korean sushi is good (or better than Japanese sushi) but they do eat sushi. Korea was under Japanese occupation and they learned to eat sushi then and they do it now. As for authentic Korean, there are plenty. Just do a search.

        1. re: reiflame

          Well I don't know anything about it, but he assures me that at least where he was living in Korea, sushi was considered Japanese only.

          Thanks for the suggestions.

          1. re: thejavuar

            Tell your friend to start searching this web-site.