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Lighthouse Tofu

Asian, Korean
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12710 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-1178
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10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic and delicious

I don't really understand the wide split in reviews unless (as someone suggested) some of the visitors are expected Chinese food. My daughter had been here before with a friend and they both love Korean food and thought it terrific. This visit my daughter and I brought a friend who had just been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
Leslie S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I don't really understand the wide split in reviews unless (as someone suggested) some of the visitors are expected Chinese food. My daughter had been here before with a friend and they both love Korean food and thought it terrific. This visit my daughter and I brought a friend who had just been in Korea. He had chicken bulgogi, my... More 

Thank Leslie S
Clarksburg, Maryland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Went there on a Sunday dinner. Suprisingly, there were not that many customers. Even though we got a table quickly, there was a long wait before someone came around to take our orders. We were a party of four and ordered different dishes. None of them stood out. We have eaten Korean before, and will revist the better one in... More 

Thank rsivarajan0
Oceanside, California
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place did not have value food value- went for party and one person in the party did not get his orders until dinner almost done. The soup my son ordered having 2 pieces of meat in there, this happened once when we ate at Korea town lunch special.

Thank adac1121
Maryland Heights, Missouri
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

If you like real Korean food this is a great place at great prices. I love the brogue and short ribs and any of the soups are fantastic. If you thought its Chinese food it's not. It's Korean and love it or leave it. I love it.

Thank James V
Cleveland, Georgia
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407 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

The service was very friendly. Conveniently located near shopping. The food was great. The tofu soup was out of this world.

Thank advocon
Rockville, Maryland
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161 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you judge your ethnic restaurants by who goes there, you should be very happy with this one. Tonight, we were just 2 of perhaps 6 Caucasians in a half-full restaurant. We did not find the dishes too spicy, but one was a bit too greasy. Service was warm & welcoming, as well as efficient. The portions are "right sized,"... More 

Thank Charley44
Sentosa Island, Singapore
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went there for a family dinner, thinking of yummy side dishes and spicy tofu soup. Ordered 4 dishes which by American Standard should result in leftovers. However, when the food arrived, the sizes were so mini that we overheard the the next table whose food had also just arrived remarked that either the owners had changed or the sizes had... More 

Thank Smith888
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My friend recommended to have an early dinner last Sunday at Lighthouse Tofu. I guess you can have an idea that their specialty is tofu and that is precisely why we came here. We met before 6 p.m. and we had the seafood tofu soup. What can I say? I've had tofu soup in Korean restaurants but this one is... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Wow. Where do i start? I have not had such a bad meal ever. Our family went to Light house Tofu and BBQ restaurant on Saturday night for dinner. Everything was just awful. The steamed dumpling was frozen inside. The seafood pancake was too greasy to eat. Even the rice had turned to porridge from sitting around too long. The... More 

Thank Sue G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Lighthouse is a go-to place for wonderful soups, especially Sundubu. Other dishes, like grilled meats, are better elsewhere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12710 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: (301) 881-1178

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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