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Ginseng Korean BBQ & Tofu House

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475 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
650-967-3913
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty good all things considered

Weekday lunch here had no buzz about the place; only a few customers so an empty space on a quieter stretch of an otherwise busy restaurant street. Lunch specials were reasonable around $10 mark (a bit more for ribs or seafood). Lunch box had a nice selection of sides and a ample portion of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
KrisRod
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Mountain View, California
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Mountain View, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Weekday lunch here had no buzz about the place; only a few customers so an empty space on a quieter stretch of an otherwise busy restaurant street. Lunch specials were reasonable around $10 mark (a bit more for ribs or seafood). Lunch box had a nice selection of sides and a ample portion of decent grilled beef. The Bi Bim... More 

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White Oak, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We lived in Southeast Georgia and don't have any Korean restaurant nearby so when we were in this area to attend my daughter's college graduation we decided to try this one. We ordered one of their special combo's with the different type of meats and loved every single one, enjoyed also the different kind of Kimchi's. Service wasn't the best... More 

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Stanford, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I went to this restaurant so many times just because my friends like Korean BBQ and there are no other nearby Korean BBQs. I feel that the restaurant is abusing the fact that they are a monopoly around the area. The price is way too high. $25 (including tips + tax) is way too expensive for a "buffet" without any... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

$18 dinner buffet but they don't serve any seafood and they only provide a handful of side dishes (in very tiny bowls) and they weren't very good. Although it's a buffet, we definitely didn't get our money's worth because the meats weren't very good and we didn't bother to ask for refills. One item was pork belly which is uncured... More 

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Burlingame
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2009

I ended up there randomly. I am a member of a South Korean practice and my interest for the culture is developing. The food was amazing! I am pretty used to Korean food and it is the real thing! The service was very gentle and yes the staff is very young so we do not experience the traditional Korean hospitality,... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

Appears that a bunch of kids run this place. Does not have Korean hospitality. Prices are rather high, food is not appetizing, and they have horrible customer service. Would not recommend this place. Spend your time and money at another restaurant on Castro st (downtown Mountainview). Personally, I would never go there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 475 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 650-967-3913

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Korean
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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