Korean Food USA is a new series that showcases Korean and Korean-inspired eateries all around the nation.
Described by SFWeekly’s Jonathan Kaufman as “recall[ing] both Prairie School architecture and J. Lo videos,” the revamped restaurant has crystallized chandeliers and the walls are furnished with slate. If the decor isn’t extravagant enough, Lee, who also owns Ashely’s Cafe on California St., takes service to the next level: she greets all her guests wearing a hanbok, a traditional Korean dress.
Being a BBQ joint, the meat they serve is superb—it’s tender yet flavorful. However, they also have other delicious entree dishes as well. Kimchi Jjigae, a spicy stew made of fermented cabbage, beef, onions, garlic, and kimchi, is a favorite. Eaters have the option of ordering it “Korean-style”—i.e., straight-up spicy.
Jang Soo also have several different kinds of bibimbaps, like their Haemul Dolsot Bibimbap. The dish combines all the regular ingredients of vegetables included in bibimbap, but instead of meat, there is variety of seafood mixed in.
So, if you need a new K-BBQ joint to frequent, try Jang Soo!
Jang Soo BBQ
6314 Geary Blvd (Btwn. 27th Ave & 28th Ave.)
San Francisco, CA 94121
[Photos: (top) Lara Hata/SFweekly; David B/Yelp]