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Additions to Oakland's Korean row?

Ruth Lafler | Mar 22, 200212:56 AM

I was on Telegraph Ave. in Oakland today, and in the process of trying to spot the Oakland branch of the Korean noodle house Melanie just posted about I noticed what appeared to be two new additions to that cluster of Korean restaurants.

Jang Tu
3838 Telegraph
510-597-0188

Pleasant but bare bones interior. Seems to specialize in BBQ, but I saw no signs of at-table grilling.

More interesting I thought was Seoul Gom Tang II on the corner of Telegraph and West MacArthur (3801 Telegraph, 510-597-9989). Once you get into the fortress-like building, the interior is warm and inviting.

The hostess told me they specialize in good old fashioned soup, with a few other dishes for people who don't feel like soup. But what really impressed me were the three extra large earthenware crocks on each table, one with what looked like chopped spring onions, one with regular kim chee and one with kim chee made with large chunks of daikon, carrot, green pepper, etc. Both looked authentically lethal. Open until midnight for those late night kim chee cravings.

Anyone have any more info about either of these places?

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