A small cup and Japanese characters greet you above the doorway. Korean and Japanese drinking and dining culture share many things in common.
Winter Lettuce Salad ($10)
Sweet and crunchy with a persimmon vinaigrette.
Radish Kimchi and Brisket Fried Rice ($16)
Big, tasty, and comforting, there's nothing surprising here, but who needs surprises when you've got flavors so close to home?
Pork Fat Ddukbokki ($12)
Totally traditional in appearance and flavor with the mild heat of Korean kochikaru ground chili balanced with sweet fermented bean paste and sugar.
Gwangju Market Fried Chicken ($12)
Tender marinated pieces of dark meat chicken that are juicy enough, but come in a clumsily thick layer of starchy breading with flavor that seems positively bland in comparison to the rest of the food here.
Royal Trumpet Mushrooms and Scallion Skewers ($6)
Tender and nicely charred. One of two vegetarian items on the menu.
A Variety of Skewers
It's easy to fill your table from the skewer section, though a little harder to fill your belly.
Chicken Heart Skewers ($6)
Tender, meaty, and perfectly cooked.
BBQ Galbi Skewers ($10)
It might be the priciest galbi-per-ounce you've ever had, but it's probably also the best.
Braised Trotters with Fermented Shrimp Sauce ($20)
Intense and meaty, the very definition of umami.
Spicy Cod Roe Stew ($22)
This may be my favorite dish on the menu. Intensely rich and layered broth with clouds of poached cod roe and silken tofu.
This milky-white Korean farmer-style beer is popular with all the Korean and Japanese kids these days.