Sunny Bowl emphasizes the healthy side of Korean cooking with make-your-own bowls of bibimbap. Start with shrimp, battered fish, tofu, or even asparagus, then choose add-ins such as scrambled egg and red cabbage. Mix it all up with steamed jasmine rice, and you’re left with a nutritious—and filling—lunch or dinner.
Copper air vents loom over the tables at Palace BBQ Buffet, dispersing the smoke that rises from each table-mounted grill. Guests help themselves to short ribs, bulgogi, spicy marinated pork, and shrimp—all of which they cook themselves and eat by hand.
From bowls of vegetable-filled bibimbap to sizzling platters of marinated beef bulgogi, the hefty portions that Korea House piles onto plates leave diners stuffed with the peninsula’s most authentic tastes. Chefs show off techniques learned here and abroad, marinating Korean-style short ribs in a barbecue sauce and serving broiled eel over smoldering coals. Their signature hot pots pair morsels of crab and pork with squirts of hot sauce and kimchi. Although meat often plays a leading role in the dishes, the Sunnyvale eatery also caters to vegetarians by slicing and dicing fresh ingredients into traditional mung-bean pancakes and frying vegetables into the shape of the letter V.
Roll House celebrates the spicy, tangy, and savory flavors of Korean cuisine in a casual, low-key setting. Chefs roll rice with ingredients such as barbecue and kimchee, encasing the snack with nori and then slicing it into bite-size morsels. They also simmer ramen noodles, pack seafood hot pots with flavorful components, and prepare bi bim bab?a rice-based specialty that's nearly as fun to pronounce as it is to eat.
Gooyi Gooyi will make sure you leave full, no matter what time you drop in. Combo meals come with enough grill-it-yourself meats—sirloin, ribs, beef tongue—and sides to satisfy a group. But be sure to save room: after the meal, servers will present you with a kimchi fried rice made from your leftovers.
Seafood plays heavily into the menu at this casual restaurant. For starters, there’s the cold jellyfish appetizer and braised sea cucumber. Prawns are particularly popular, and prepared in a diverse number of ways: there’s[g] Szechuan prawns, curry prawns, prawns with snow peas, and walnut prawns, to name a few.