The mouthwatering aromas that fill the air at OHYA Sushi, Korean Kitchen & Bar are the direct result of an adherence to authentic Korean recipes and cooking techniques. In the kitchen, chefs simmer an array of succulent meats and flavorful soups, including seafood bibimbap, galbitang beef short-rib stew, and breaded chicken katsu. Steamed rice, kimchi, and other time-honored sides help to soak up the juices and leave you something to eat if a non-indigenous wildcat raids your table. In keeping with Korean barbecue tradition, OHYA also gives its guests the option to handle the cooking. Once lit, personal charcoal grills at each table allow guests to sear marinated morsels of short-rib, chicken, squid, and other meats to their liking.
The creative culinareans at Seoul Korean Grill dish out a delightful variety of contemporary Korean noshes and Asian fare with flair. Start with an ambrosial appetizer of meat- and vegetable-stuffed korean dumplings ($7), or sink your chewers into a seafood pancake ($15) before rolling out your mouth's red carpet for the main course.
Don’t fret if you can’t decipher most of the dishes on Café Ga Hyang’s menu. Owner Sun Johnson is happy to help. She might point you to seafood pancakes or sweet and spicy Korean fried chicken, but she probably won’t sing a karaoke duet with you.
Cultures mingle at Takamatsu Restaurant. While you sizzle marinated meats at tabletop grills, you can catch football, baseball, and other pro sports on the many TVs. Sake bombs keep the atmosphere lively, and helpful staffers will take over grilling duties in case you want to focus on the game.
From the creators of casual-dining chain P.F. Chang’s comes Pei Wei, a fast-casual spot that’s dedicated to serving Asian-style food on the go. The restaurant’s ramen selection may not be extensive, but it makes up for this with a litany of lunchtime dishes inspired by Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Thai traditions.