Korean Restaurants in Santa Barbara

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  • Tomo Sushi
    It almost seems a shame to eat the sushi rolls and sashimi at Tomo Sushi?at least until you take the first bite. The dishes look like works of art, with colorful avocado, crunchy exteriors, and the ever-present rice surrounding yellowtail, blue fin tuna, and other fresh fish. Those creations account for a portion of Tomo Sushi's "cool" menu, which also treats diners to oysters on the half shell and lemon-cured salmon. On the hot side of things, chefs deep-fry jalapeno poppers and soft-shell crab, also known as the jalapenos of the ocean. Drinks, such as imported Japanese sake and beer, compliment these eye- and tongue-grabbing meals, while desserts, such as green tea and vanilla ice cream, conclude them on an equally delicious note.
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    18707 Devonshire St.
    Northridge, CA US
  • Duk Su Jang Restaurant
    Season your day with some Korean-style spice — go to Duk Su Jang Restaurant for dinner and save the leftovers for next day's lunch. It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Duk Su Jang Restaurant — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Duk Su Jang Restaurant's tasty dishes at your next party. Free parking is available right next door. Meals at Duk Su Jang Restaurant are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
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    7126 Van Nuys Blvd
    Van Nuys, CA US
  • Wharo Korean BBQ
    Mijin Namgoong couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing from Westside Los Angeles. The diverse community had plenty to offer, but there wasn't a restaurant dedicated to the sort of healthful, contemporary, Seoul-style Korean cooking that Mijin and many of her friends enjoyed. She decided to remedy this situation by founding Wharo Korean BBQ in 2004. Thrillist took note of this approach and placed the restaurant on its list of The Westside's 9 Best Korean BBQ Spots. Family-Style Food In Korea, family-style meals are traditionally cooked in a large stone pot, around which family members gather and socialize as they eat. At Wharo Korean BBQ, Mijin strove to capture this communal spirit by equipping each table with a central grill that diners huddle around while cooking their own meals. Charcoal-stoked flames flicker beneath the surface of the grill, lending a smoky flavor to certified Angus rib eye steak, thin-sliced pork that marinated in a spicy miso sauce, or tuna seasoned with sesame oil, salt, and black pepper. What if You Don't Want to Grill Anything? Back in the kitchen, the chefs keep themselves busy preparing a wide assortment of traditional Korean dishes as well as slightly updated versions of familiar classics. This selection includes pan-fried, Korean-style pancakes with crabmeat, chives, or homemade kimchi as well as salads of sauteed tofu and organic baby greens tossed with sesame dressing. Additionally, Wharo Korean BBQ deviates from its roots a little bit by offering Japanese-style shabu shabu meals, which allow diners to cook their own meats and vegetables using heated pots of savory or spicy broth.
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    4029 Lincoln Blvd
    Marina Del Rey, CA US
  • Star Wrap
    For a low-key lunch, Star Wrap is a charming cafe worth checking out. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu. At Star Wrap, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about. Star Wrap welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. Star Wrap will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. At Star Wrap, you can find quick parking on the street, in a lot or take advantage of a nearby valet service. Looking for delicious food for under $15? Look no further than Star Wrap. You'll need a couple Andrew Jacksons for a visit to Star Wrap — they only accept cash. Star Wrap dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
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    2425 Colorado Ave
    Santa Monica, CA US
  • Alibi Room
    Walking into Culver City’s Alibi Room bar is akin to walking into a boozy ski lodge with a fireplace along the back wall and a angular wood bar taking up the middle of the room. Low-lit tables and ottomans at the front of the room provide space for patrons to relax and enjoy Alibi Room’s selection of craft beers and specialty cocktails. Drinks like the “Breaking Bad,” with its heat and mix of tequila and mescal, and the Kentucky Mule, a bourbon-based take on the classic Moscow variety, help establish the space as a hotbed for cocktail lovers. But the bar’s biggest advantage over the local competition, by far, comes from its kitchen; Alibi Room serves up a menu of favorites from Kogi BBQ chef Roy Choi’s revolutionary gourmet food truck, as well as rice bowls and other representations of his growing food empire.
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    12236 West Washington Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • Seoul Korean Barbecue
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Seoul Korean Barbecue, a down-home barbecue joint in Burbank. Seoul Korean Barbecue is serving up healthy meals packed with flavor. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Seoul Korean Barbecue, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Looking to host a party but don't have the space at home? You'll love the private room offered at Seoul Korean Barbecue — just right for large and merry gatherings. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Seoul Korean Barbecue with their charming outdoor seating. You can't book your table ahead of time at Seoul Korean Barbecue, so show up early for your pick of tables. Seoul Korean Barbecue is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). Getting your food to go is also an option. Make use of the many street and valet parking options close to Seoul Korean Barbecue and dine with ease. Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Seoul Korean Barbecue. Keeping dinner under $20 is no small feat, but it is entirely possible at Seoul Korean Barbecue.
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    122 N San Fernando Blvd
    Burbank, CA US