Padded black booths surround grills beneath gleaming hoods, which reflect the glow of sunset-orange walls as they sweep away rising warm air and spice-steeped aromas. On Palace Korean Bar & Grill's tabletop skillets, chefs sizzle menu items such as pearlescent curlicues of kimchi and cuts of seafood as well as bulgogi, spicy slices of brisket also known as Korean barbecue. During the all-you-can-eat special, silverware jangles endlessly like a knight looking for his car keys as diners tuck into bottomless helpings of marinated beef short ribs, tender marble brisket, spicy pork belly, and jumbo shrimp.
It's no surprise that Akasaka Restaurant, named after a neighborhood in Tokyo, offers traditional Japanese specialties. Diners tuck into freshly sliced sashimi, seasonal imports of Kobe beef, and shabu shabu hot pots of seaweed-infused broth in which diners can simmer morsels of beef or seafood. But according to The Seattle Times, there's another showstopper: "It's hard to get past the great Korean food at this longtime Federal Way favorite."
On tabletop grills, guests can broil hand-cut short ribs, slices of scarlet bulgogi beef, and other korean meats to their liking. Servers present more than a dozen types of housemade kimchi and other korean banchan to accompany savory meals, along with glasses of sake, whiskey, and Asian beer.
Diners at Shilla Restaurant have a choice: become the masters of their own culinary fate or let the chefs do all the work. At tables inset with Korean barbecue, they can flip slices of bulgogi beef, calamari, pork belly until they're perfectly seared. At the sushi bar, chefs roll more than 30 varieties of maki, while in the kitchen others are busy turning out an expansive menu of steamy Korean cuisine such as bibimbap.
Guests cook or slurp up kimchi in a sleek, monochromatic dining room. Beneath paper lampshades, they can counteract bites of spicy Korean entrees by drinking sips of sake.
For fresh maki, Seattle's Ichiro Teriyaki has got you covered. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Ichiro Teriyaki's menu does not offer low-fat options. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Ichiro Teriyaki, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. At Ichiro Teriyaki, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Ichiro Teriyaki, known for its laid-back ambience. You can also grab your food to go.
Those driving to Ichiro Teriyaki can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
Your bill at Ichiro Teriyaki will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
For those that appreciate spice, Market Galbee serves Korean-style fare with a kick. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Market Galbee's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Market Galbee. The noise level can sometimes reach near deafening levels, so save your conversations for another night.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Expect to spend less than $15 per person at Market Galbee.