Will be swinging through town on Memorial day w/ the gf (visiting her in Santa Barbara for a weekend of vino debauchery before coming down) and was wondering if anyone is privy to the best naejang-tang (spicy beef intestine stew) in K-town?
Definitely also considering a straight-up K-town bang bang. Could I trouble you for some potential suggestions?
As an aside, being a nigirizushi fan, was also reading up on the Shunji $40 lunch special (not open on Monday, sadly) and Sushi Tsujita’s $18 Bara-Chirashi lunch special (potential good deal) for good eats when I came across this:
Here is my Sushi One review. I would avoid it. The best deal for Sushi you can get in the K-Town area is Noshi Sushi, which is a dependable neighborhood joint but nothing special. I would have suggested Shibucho, but unfortunately it is also closed on Mondays. Sushi Go 55, in downtown (15-20 minute drive, more with traffic, hopefully not a worry on Memorial Day), is open on Mondays for lunch and have some decent lunch specials, though you’ll want to double check that they’re open on memorial day specifically.
My favorite spot in K-Town is Here’s Looking at You, which unfortunately has nothing to do with Korean food. (They aren’t open for lunch; again check Memorial Day availability). Highly recommended dishes there are Avocado, Market Lettuces, Tartare, Sweetbreads, Frog Legs, Prawns, and Hamachi Collar. That’s probably enough food for 3 people, so you’ll want to narrow that down (but keep the Frog Legs - they are a bit spicy, but really excellent).
I’m not too well-versed on soups/stews in K-Town, but Kobawoo House has some excellent lunch specials (bossam, bulgogi).