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Lighthouse Tofu

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12710 Twinbrook Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852-1720
(301) 881-1178
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Kensington, Maryland
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130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

When I have a craving for bulgogi this is the place I visit! I've been here for both lunch and dinner and it's great anytime. The spicy cucumbers served with the kimchi and other stuff are my favorite. Prices are decent. The tofu soup is perfect on a cold day. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Sara W
Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I adore soups and tofu, but this is a nope sort of place. Crowded, loud, not super clean, so so food, inattentive service... Go to check it out, but you probably won't want a second visit.

Thank Ashley W
Bowie, MD
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I don't know about you but I've found that my taste buds have changed over the years; things that I normally wouldn't go for seem to be more palatable now, or maybe I'm just getting more adventurous with age. Be that as it may, if you've never had authentic Korean, you owe it to yourself to try this place out.... More 

Thank MarylandKnights
Rockville, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This restaurant might be a good place for those who don't know about Korean food well, but I had bad experience twice with them. Basically, they are not honest. Actually I live nearby from the restaurant. Several years ago, we felt no-good smell from Korean soup, so I let the host know. He apologized for it. They served a new... More 

Thank anybut
Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Leslie S
Clarksburg, Maryland
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20 reviews
10 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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201 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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417 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 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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183 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12710 Twinbrook Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852-1720
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: (301) 881-1178

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