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Good Korean in SF

loken415 Mar 16, 2010 10:29 AM

Hi everyone,
Where would you suggest I go for a good and cheap (around $30/person) Korean restaurant in the City? thanks!

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    wanderlust21 RE: loken415 Mar 17, 2010 01:17 AM

    What kind of Korean food? Stews. bbq, tofu, panchan? For stews Shin Toe Bul Yi, (but not their fried chicken). I haven't been in a long while, but the bbq at Jang Soo BBQ used to be great -- high quality meat and they'll grill it in the kitchen for you if you don't want to grill at the table. (though I can't remember if they use gas or wood/charcoal). For fast and cheap soon tofu, My tofu house is pretty good and there's a place on Irving near 20th or so that is also decent. If you are willing to head over to East Bay there are numerous places in Oakland.

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    1. re: wanderlust21
      finchycocoa RE: wanderlust21 Mar 17, 2010 10:40 PM

      I highly recommend To Hyang for Bi Bim Bap, Kim Chee Pancake and amazing Banchan. The Banchan is different everytime.


      To Hyang
      3815 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

      1. re: wanderlust21
        srr RE: wanderlust21 Mar 18, 2010 01:34 PM

        Where do you recommend Korean Fried Chicken? I've never had it, but I was headed to Shin Toe Bul Yi to try it. It seems to be the place other people recommend in the City.
        Edited to add: this is a question for wanderlust

        Shin Toe Bul Yi
        2001 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116

        1. re: srr
          wanderlust21 RE: srr Mar 18, 2010 03:11 PM

          People seem to like the KFC at STBY, so you could give it try. For some reason it has been dry when I've ordered it, but it might just be bad luck. If you go let us know how you like it.

          I haven't found a place like Kyochon that has true Korean style fried chicken. So instead I go to San Tung for their dry fried chicken wings - their spicy sweet sauce is truly addictive. Santa Ramen's karaage chicken (boneless) is also a favorite, but they only have it at dinner time.

      2. Robert Lauriston RE: loken415 Mar 18, 2010 11:09 AM


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