On an early Thursday evening the place was pretty busy with a mostly (apparently) Korean clientele.
The three of us ordered one each of marinated kalbi and mixed seafood (3 skewers of scallop, shrimp, squid with assorted vegetables) for the table grill, and the cold buckwheat noodles with spicy sauce (all for $53 post-tax).
I thought the meat was good, not spectacular, but no complaints; the marinade was subtle and I think Ill just get the plain kind next time. The accompanying bean paste was seasoned with something but I never did nail it down (should have tasted it before working on the banchan). Neither was especially sweet. The seafood was good, its nice to have a seafood option now, but nothing out of the way. The banchan were very tasty (kimchi, wicked spicy zucchini, spinach, green pepper w/tiny candied fish, tofu, fish cake, shredded daikon, sprouts) and they also brought out a little shredded scallion salad.
Then the noodles. I like their version of spicy cold noodles and this one was particularly spicy. I think the crunchy stuff was marinated radish but it could have been pearguess if I cant tell the difference, what the heck. With the bill they brought little bottles of vaguely fruit-flavored sweet dairy stuffpseudo-yogurt? Cute.
This was the kickoff of my annual birthday-present chowdown with my now 16-year-old friend and his pal. Neither had had Korean food before and they loved the mealso many flavors, as one said. The cold noodles were a major hit. (Its so hotand the only way to cool down iseat more noodles! Its so hot ) We were pleasantly full but not too stuffed for ice cream a bit later.