Most dinners come with one side dish. At The Korea House, however, each dinner comes with many. The sides boast a variety of fresh veggies, including the fermented cabbage that makes up the classic kimchi. The dishes also complement entrees including marinated beef short ribs, grilled chicken breast, and sauteed fresh mackerel; all sauces are homemade. But Korean delicacies aren't the only specialties at The Korea House, which has been in business for nine years. The eatery also whips up sushi rolls in the form of a dragon roll filled with freshwater eel or an alaskan roll starring salmon and crab.
On multiple occasions, Riverside Korean Restaurant has appeared on Cincinnati Magazine?s My 10 Picks feature, a list of recommended restaurants selected by guest writers. The writers often recommend the eatery?s time-tested Korean dishes, which include bibimbap and pan-fried dumplings, but the kitchen also fills with aromas that hint at more adventurous fare. Pork belly steams, remaining tender beneath a layer of kimchi and shrimp sauce.
At Kaya Grill & Sushi, diners cook their own Korean barbecue to taste at built-in tabletop grills. Patrons grill their choice of two meats, such as marinated beef short ribs or tender rib eye and sample sides of rice, onions, peppers, and lettuce. The eatery's chefs also whip up classic Korean food and fresh sushi rolls for more conventional dining. A karaoke party room with buffet-style service can accommodate up to 80 people for events such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, or business meetings where quarterly earnings reports are delivered to the tune of "I Will Always Love You."
As San Su BBQ's showy chefs fricassee vegetables, seafood, and meat on inlaid tabletop grills, awed diners fleck each newly barbecued morsel with a mélange of distinctly Korean condiments plucked from small constellations of finger bowls. Sesame and mustard sauces join tart kimchi as they flavor sizzling stone bowls of bibim bap, several styles of noodles, and traditional breaded katsu dishes. Smooth black marble encircles each grill, bolstering dishes served amid wood-paneled screens and lush potted plants whose leaves change color according to the nearest Scoville rating.
Dancing Sushi Japanese Steakhouse knows the secret to a great sushi roll is freshness. That’s why it uses only the freshest ingredients and USDA Choice beef. Specialty rolls include the Kentucky Derby, made with deep-fried shrimp, cucumber, and avocado, all topped with spicy crab, tempura flakes, and unagi sauce. The Mango Tango roll pairs spicy crabmeat with tempura shrimp, topped with sweet mango and eel sauce. For a more dramatic meal, expert chefs with a flair for showmanship flip and sizzle meats at the fiery hibachi grill.