The extra-spicy KFC wings disappeared before I could get my camera out. Very spicy, but a nice heat. Ultra thick, crispy breading was a bit unusual, but made the 5 wings for $10 a pretty worthy app to split.
We were given a complimentary amuse-bouche of a trio of appetizers (including a small helping of fiery kimchee.) Also, we were each brought a small bowl of miso soup (spicier than the Japanese version.)
My wife had the Ribeye Bulgogi Japchae (pan fried clear vermicelli) and deemed it a bit bland for her liking. Ingredient quality was good, but just not a “wow” experience.
As prime rib is on the dinner menu tonight I went for pork (not that I have anything against rib eye two meals in a row, but wanted to try a different protein.) This is the stone bowl Bibimbop. Our uber-friendly waitress (who spoke unaccented English – in case anyone is concerned there might be a language barrier) explained that the bowl was very hot – Duh ! – and instructed me about adding the available Bibimbop sauce as I ate.) The veggies and mushrooms were very fresh, and everything continued to cook as they were stirred against the lava-hot sides of the bowl. By the end of the meal, the rice art the bottom was crispy. Very well executed. Entrees range from $13-25 with the modal price being $16. There are no lunch specials, or even a lunch menu. If you’ve never tried Korean before, you will find the seasonings pretty unique, but not TOO foreign. The staff is willing and able to make suggestions and accommodate requests.
Decor is flasky Korean-Pop, but the music during lunch was classic mellow Jazz ballads on a saxophone (which certainly met no complaints from me.)
We were sat in a smallish dining area, but there is a larger dining room on the other side of the exposed kitchen.
I’ll certainly return to try more dishes.