Korean Restaurants in Hill Top

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Padded black booths surround grills beneath gleaming hoods, which reflect the glow of sunset-orange walls as they sweep away rising warm air and spice-steeped aromas. On Palace Korean Bar & Grill's tabletop skillets, chefs sizzle menu items such as pearlescent curlicues of kimchi and cuts of seafood as well as bulgogi, spicy slices of brisket also known as Korean barbecue. During the all-you-can-eat special, silverware jangles endlessly like a knight looking for his car keys as diners tuck into bottomless helpings of marinated beef short ribs, tender marble brisket, spicy pork belly, and jumbo shrimp.

15932 NE 8th St.
Bellevue,
WA
US

Teriyaki Madness is a Kirkland landmark which has been around since 1990. With more than 20 years of history specializing in char grilled Teriyaki, we promise our customers best Teriyaki in town.

10600 NE 68th St
Kirkland,
WA
US

Six Things to Know About Sunrice

Known affectionately by its fans as a hard-to-find hole-in-the-wall, Sunrice dishes out a mix of Korean, pan-Asian, and American food during lunch on weekdays. Here are a few things to know to make the most of your visit.

  • It's cash only.
  • Beware of the limited hours. Sunrice is only open from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday–Thursday.
  • Every dish on the menu is under $10. That includes the popular lunch special featuring chapchae (a.k.a. sweet potato noodles)
  • The food is healthy. Kim, the owner, operates on these principles: no preservatives, no artificial colors, and no artificial flavor enhancers.
  • You can find Sunrice food at wholesalers. Some of the shop's tofu, sauces, and rice rolls populate shelves at stores that share the same healthy philosophies as Kim.
  • It's easy to miss. Sunrice is tucked away in a little nook between two buildings on 45th Street—be sure to look for the sign poking out from the plants.

3513 Northeast 45th Street
Seattle,
WA
US

Korean and Chinese dishes mingle on Red Lantern’s eclectic menu. Under the glow of those namesake red lanterns, guests can order Chinese classics such as General Tso’s chicken and sichuan peppercorn shrimp, or try something new with traditional––and not often seen––Korean dishes such as kkanpunggi (fried chicken with red chilies), or fermented black miso noodles, otherwise known as ja-jang. When it comes to dessert, though, chefs often combine eastern flavors with contemporary western techniques, creating sweets like a crème brulee flavored with black tea, or a vanilla sponge cake delivered by a runaway stagecoach.

520 S Jackson St
Seattle,
WA
US

This hole-in-the-wall Korean joint is a favorite among diners for its piping hot bowls of bi bim bap, and for the table-covering assortment of banchan, or little nibbles that accompany meals. The Stranger called the soon doo boo, or soft tofu soup, " bright red, spicy, and delicious." Aside from the soup--which may be ordered mild, medium, spicy, or extra spicy--the article also praised the heavy jade bowls that contain each of the restaurant's hot pots--aptly named since the serving vessels are kept warm all day in the oven.

219 Broadway E
Seattle,
WA
US

One might say Marination’s secret is its sauce, except that its sauce isn’t a secret. The Hawaiian-Korean restaurant’s spicy pork and kalbi beef tacos come slathered in Nunya sauce, a hot miso-mayo blend that Food & Wine’s Kristin Donnelly said she “can’t live without.” Fortunately the restaurant sells its sauce by the jar at each of its two permanent locations, as well as from its roving food truck, which is officially known as Marination Mobile but which founders Kamala and Roz fondly refer to as “Big Blue.” Big Blue is as important to the business as the brick-and-mortar locations, and not just because it came first. It also has brought Marination scads of attention, winning not only Seattle magazine’s award for Best Street food in 2010, but also Good Morning America’s nationwide Best Food Cart contest in 2009. The truck shows up at locations including office buildings and private parties, bringing kalua pork sliders, fried-egg rice bowls, and kimchi quesadillas to lunchtime crowds who would otherwise be forced to eat the tires off a regular truck.

132 N Canal St
Seattle,
WA
US