Korean Restaurants in El Cajon

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Corea Kalbi aims to serve healthy Korean BBQ by using top quality meats that are free from MSG and offering fresh and light options such as seared Chilean sea bass and octopus cucumber salad. Their menu also includes savory dishes such as boneless bulgogi and marinated short ribs that patrons can feast upon or bring home to please their carnivorous pet dragons.

1701 Corinthian Way
Newport Beach,
CA
US

The dedicated staff at Little Korea remedies peckish guests with a menu filled with fiery spices and bold flavors in a sleek, modern environment. Bibimbob, a signature Korean dish, combines sautéed seasonal vegetables and fried egg over a bed of white steamed rice ($9.20), with options to have it served in a stone pot ($1.84 extra), add beef ($3.68 extra), add chicken ($2.76 extra), or serenade couples with an acoustic version of "Hungry Heart." Reignite internal combustion engines with dak galbi, a spicy grilled chicken, pan-fried with spicy gochujang sauce ($13.79), or kimchi and seafood ramen, a warm mix of seasoned vegetables, noodles, calamari, and shrimp served in a soybean broth ($11.96). Diners looking to eat light meals hone in on appetizers such as the calamari- and shrimp-stuffed seafood pancake ($8.28) or the den jang chi gae, a thick vegetarian stew made with tofu, vegetables, and optional clams known to inspire slow claps from opposable taste buds ($9.66).

8008 Girard Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

At Chorus Karaoke San Diego, seven private karaoke rooms await to be overrun by groups of friends looking to showcase their singing chops. These rooms vary in size—the smallest holds up to six, while the largest up to thirty. Once the room is chosen, guests perch on cozy banquettes as they clutch microphones and try to keep up with the lyrics onscreen or the one's they make up on the spot. To sustain their performances, patrons can order potent soju cocktails and dishes from an extensive menu of Korean food.

4428 Convoy St
San Diego,
CA
US

East Village Asian Diner has been featured in the North County Times with a 3.5 star average rating from Yelpers.

628 S Coast Highway 101
Encinitas,
CA
US

Whether you’re in the mood for Japanese specialties or Korean barbecue, Aria Sushi & BBQ offers flavors from both regions on its expansive menu. Taste soft tofu soup, spicy ramen noodles, bulgogi, bibimbap and other Korean specialties. Alternatively, Aria’s chefs can create specialty rolls for a tempting sushi dinner. Fresh rolls range from the Sumo, in which tuna and spicy crab are draped with white tuna, to the Spider Rainbow, whose soft-shell crab and four-fish blend refract into 56 shades of light.

3744 Mission Ave
Oceanside,
CA
US

Tucked away in the kitchen of each Paris Baguette, bakers trained in French techniques craft buttery, flaky croissants and tart crusts, and their success at this has earned attention from the likes of the New York Times. In addition to pastries and sweets such as mocha rice balls, the bakers knead bread for their namesake baguettes and yeasty creations that hold an Asian twist, such as red-bean-paste-filled donuts. The experts also create fondant-cloaked cakes that venture beyond classic flavors into green tea, cappuccino, and sweet potato, delighting partygoers bored of the same laminated sheet cake that makes its appearance at each year’s birthday celebration.

To wash down these treats, patrons sip cups of java or more exotic drinks such as wheatgrass and black-sesame lattes, persimmon smoothies, and bubble tea. At lunchtime, many locations layer sandwiches, filling hungry stomachs with croque monsieurs and baguettes stuffed with chicken and pesto.

4800 Irvine Blvd
Irvine,
CA
US