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TEN: a new (Korean-style) JAPANESE restaurant in the Sunset


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TEN: a new (Korean-style) JAPANESE restaurant in the Sunset

jennipah | Feb 21, 2006 11:12 AM

I have had two yummy meals at Ten so far, a new Japanese restaurant in the Sunset. I can't seem to find any other information about it online, and I don't know the exact address. However, it's on Irving, between 6th and 7th (across the street from Hahn's Hibachi). You can't miss the red sign and hipster vibe in this less-than-hipster 'hood.

Along with the typical sushi and udon menu items, I also found Korean-inspired dishes, so I knew the place had to be Korean owned. Every once in a while, I'll come across a Korean-Chinese place or a Korean-Japanese place. If you see something like "ja jang myun" (black bean noodles) or "jam pong" (spicy seafood noodle soup) on the menu, you've probably found one of these Koreanish restaurants too.

At Ten - and by the way, my Chinese friend said the Chinese character actually said "Tien" - I noticed both "jam pong" and "hwe dub bap," which is what I ordered. Hwe dub bap is similar to chirashi. Add a salad of greens, and mix in some red pepper paste/sauce, and you've got yourself some hwe dup bap!

There was "deluxe chirashi," which was different from the regular chirashi. It's supposed to have more interesting fish, but my friend realized that she could order one of her fave dishes from her days of living in L.A. She used to get different types of tobiko and other eggs over sushi rice, and she could never seem to find it outside of Koreatown in Los Angeles. Well, that's no longer the case - she had "al bap" at Ten; and this won't be her last order of that for sure. If you like Ikura and tobiko, you'll like al bap too.

If you appreciate beer or sake with your Japanese meal, try the soju at Ten. Soju is a Korean rice wine, and Ten offers different flavors. Both the strawberry and peach were yummy!

The rolls were also good; I'm already craving more Ten!


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