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Hoban

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Asian, Korean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Dinner, Lunch
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APPETIZERS‎
Man Doo
Eight fried beef & vegetable Korean dumplings (8).
Mul Man Doo
Boiled beef or vegetable dumplings (8).
Vegetable Man Doo
Korean-style fried vegetarian dumplings (8).
Chicken Wings
Fried chicken wings served w/ sweet & sour sauce.
Spicy Wings
Fried chicken wings in a tangy, hot & spicy sauce.
Bin Dae Tuk
Korean-style‎ soybean flapjacks served w/ Hoban's specialty seasoned soy sauce.
Sweet Potato Tempura
Sliced Korean sweet potatoes fried to a golden crisp served w/ Hoban's specialty seasoned soy sauce.
Vegetable Tempura
An assortment of vegetables fried to a golden crisp served w/ Hoban's specialty seasoned soy sauce.
JUN‎
Pa Jun
Traditional Korean-style green onion pancakes.
Seafood Pajun
Korean-style pancakes filled w/ an assortment of squid, oyster, scallops, mussels, & green onions.
Kimchi Pajun
Korean-style pancakes filled w/ kimchi & green onions.
Meat Jun
Korean-style pancakes loaded w/ Hoban's famous Bulgogi.
OFF THE GRILL‎
Lettuce-wrap $+3.50
Bul Go Gi
Savory prime beef thinly sliced & marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, sugar, green onions & pepper, flamed on a grill.
Lettuce-wrap $+3.50
Bulgogi-in-a-Bowl
Hoban's delicious Bulgogi fused w/ vermicelli noodles, mushrooms, & onions in a juicy stone bowl filled w/ broth.
Lettuce-wrap $+3.50
Kal Bi
Sizzling hot tender beef short ribs marinated w/ a rich combination of soy sauce, rice wine, & vegetables.
Lettuce-wrap $+3.50
Chicken Bulgogi
Tender chicken marinated w/ soy sauce & rice wine vinegar, & grilled w/ Hoban's sweet teriyaki sauce.
Lettuce-wrap $+3.50
Pork Bulgogi
Grilled tender pork loin thinly sliced & marinated w/ a spicy hot blend of red pepper paste, garlic, & ginger served on a sizzling hot platter.
Lettuce-wrap $+3.50
Fire Grilled Fish
Your choice of fresh whole atka mackerel, chub mackerel, or yellow croaker prepared w/ zesty seasoning & seared in a blast of fire.
Lettuce-wrap $+3.50
Kop Chang Kui
Grilled beef tripe w/ vegetables & flavored w/ spicy seasoning.
HOT POT FOR TWO‎
Kobchang Jungol
Seasoned beef tripe cooked in a hot & spicy vegetable soup.
Seafood Jungol
A large variety of seafood, including shrimp, calamari, crab, clam, octopus, mussels, & vegetables all cooked in a spicy hot pot.
Beef Jungol
A mouth-watering combination of thinly sliced prime beef cooked in a hot pot w/ vegetables, tofu, & vermicelli noodles in a light broth.
Kimchee Jungol
A delicious blend of kimchi, pork, tofu, & vermicelli noodles cooked in a spicy hot pot.
Hoban budae jungol
Inspired by Korea's "army soup", Hoban's twist on this recently popular trail mix soup consists of a variety of pork, hotdog, ham, kimchee, & vermicelli noodles.
Spicy Chicken Stew
Whole chicken & potatoes cut into chunky pieces, cooked in a delicious spicy red pepper broth w/ hot peppers, green onions, & onions.
Gamja Tang
Meaty pieces of pork bone & potatoes slow-cooked into a spicy, hot pepper soup w/ sesame seeds, sesame leaf, cabbage, & a variety of mushrooms.
Noodles $+2.50
Tuk Bok Ki
A‎ popular blend of tubular rice cakes, odeng, noodles, boiled eggs, cabbage, & green onions, prepared in red pepper paste sauce. Garnished w/ herbs.
Beef & Octopus Hot Plate
Bulgogi & octopus fused together in spine tingling spicy seafood based hot pepper sauce. This hot from the griddle entrée also includes green onions, onions, chopped cabbage, & an assortment of peppers & mushrooms.
Kalbee Jjim
Juicy pieces of "jumbo kalbee" steamed in thick soy sauce based house sauce. Vegetables include large potatoes, carrots, onions & mushrooms.
STIR FRY‎
Chap Chae
Clear‎ vermicelli noodles, sliced pork, & a selection of vegetables sautéed & seasoned w/ soy sauce, sesame oil, & sugar.
Chicken Bokum
White chicken breast, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, onions, green onions, & vegetables stir-fried in a light spicy hot sauce.
Seafood Bokum
An assortment of jumbo shrimp, squid, scallops, mussels, & vegetables stir fried w/ your choice of spicy or mild sauce.
Hot & Spicy Calamari
Extra‎ spicy w/ a hint of sweetness. This dish consists of fresh calamari & vegetables stir fried to fulfill your mouthwatering appetite.
Hot & Spicy Octopus
Savory cuts of octopus & fresh vegetables pan broiled in a hot & spicy sauce.
Sweet & Sour Pork
Try sweet & sour like you've never had it before. Korean style sweet & sour sauce drizzled over pork tenderloin, fresh vegetables & pineapples.
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Korean style sweet & sour sauce drizzled over tender white chicken breast, fresh vegetables & pineapples.
Sweet & Sour Shrimp
Korean style sweet & sour sauce drizzled over jumbo deep fried shrimp, fresh vegetables & pineapples.
Kimchee Bokum
The perfect ensemble of pork & kimchi stir fried w/ rice cake, onions, green onions & a side of fresh tofu.
Pork Bokum
A spicy pork stir-fry sensation! Tender marinated pork thinly sliced w/ fresh onions, green onions, mushrooms, & peppers.
RICE BOWLS‎
Bim Bap
A popular entrée consisting of steamed white rice topped w/ an assortment of marinated vegetables & beef & fried egg. Served w/ a traditional fiery hot sauce.
Yuk Hwe Bibimbap
A popular entrée consisting of steamed white rice topped w/ an assortment of marinated vegetables, raw beef, & a raw yolk. Served w/ a traditional fiery hot sauce.
Dolsot Bibimbap
Sizzling rice topped w/ an assortment of vegetables & beef. Comes w/ an egg & a side of fiery hot sauce.
Kimchee Dolsot Bap
Sizzling rice topped w/ kimchee bokum & fried egg.
Seafood Dolsot Bap
Sizzling rice topped w/ an assortment of vegetables & seafood. Seafood includes chopped calamari, shrimp, scallops, & mussels. Comes w/ a side of fiery hot sauce.
TEMPURA‎
Shrimp Tempura
Eight jumbo shrimp deep fried to a golden brown crisp. This dish also includes deep fried onions, zucchini, & mushrooms. Enjoy w/ a side of Hoban's seasoned soy sauce for dipping sauce.
Fried Calamari
A large platter of deep fried calamari tempura. Enjoy this dish w/ a side of our zesty soy sauce based dipping sauce.
POPULAR KOREAN DISHES‎
Pork Katsu
Large breaded pork loin fried to a crisp & smothered w/ our legendary katsu sauce. Side salad included.
Chicken Katsu
Large chicken breast fried to a crisp & smothered w/ our legendary katsu sauce. Side salad included.
Hwe Dob Bap
Raw‎ salmon, tuna, & vegetables mixed w/ rice & a sweet & sour hot sauce.
Hong Uh Hwe
Raw‎ slices of pickled scate fish spiced in a sweet hot sauce.
Yuk Hwe
Korean style beef tartare. Shredded raw beef flavored w/ sesame oil, soy sauce, & pine nuts. Complementing liquor very well, you will feel the unique texture of beef melt in your mouth.
Daeji Bossam
Thick slices of boiled side pork served w/ a side of salted cabbage, fresh oysters, peppers, sliced garlic, salty shrimp sauce, & crunchy radish strips marinated in hot sauce. Wrap it up & enjoy!
Kimbap
Kimbap is a traditional Korean rice & seaweed roll filled w/ beef, egg, carrot, spinach, & crunchy yellow radish. Each ingredient is marinated separately then combined. The combination creates a perfect arrangement of flavor & crunch. Accompanied w/ house dipping sauce.
Monkfish
Monkfish, fresh dropwort, bean sprouts, radish, & papper, slowly steamed in spicy sauce.
SOUPS AND HOT CASSEROLES‎
Yuk Gae Jang
Thinly shaved beef brisket w/ shitake mushrooms, bean sprouts, & green onions in a hot & spicy beef broth
Kalbee Tang
A hearty beef short-rib soup cooked w/ vermicelli noodles in a clear beef broth flavored by fresh onions, minced garlic, & spices. Also available spicy upon request!
Sulung Tang
Sliced beef brisket, vermicelli noodles, & green onions in a lightly salted beef bone broth.
Maeun Tang
Spicy codfish soup w/ tofu accompanied w/ a variety of zucchini, onions, green onions, carrots, & mushrooms.
Ox Tale Soup
Sliced beef brisket, vermicelli noodles, & green onions in a lightly salted beef bone broth.
Mandoo Gook
Choice of beef or vegetable dumplings in a salted beef broth, flavored w/ egg spread & a perfect combination of seasonings. Vegetables include mushrooms, green onions, & seaweed.
Tuk Mandoo Gook
Rice cakes & dumplings in a salted beef broth, flavored w/ egg spread & a perfect combination of seasonings. Vegetables include mushrooms, green onions, & seaweed.
Buk Uh Hae Jang Gook
Known‎ to calm the stomach after a hard night of drinking. Dried pollack w/ radishes & green onions in a mild soup.
Kimchee Chigae
This boiling stew is filled w/ the perfect combination of pork & kimchee & is enhanced by fresh tofu, onions, & fish cakes.
Tuna Kimchee Chigae
Tuna & kimchee boiled together w/ fresh tofu, onions, & fish cakes in a spicy kimchee broth.
NOODLES‎
Mul Naeng Myun
Korea's food of choice during summer, buck wheat noodles in ice cold beef broth. Topped w/ sliced beef brisket, pickled radish & a boiled egg.
Bibim Naeng Myun
Cold buck wheat noodles marinated in a hot & spicy sauce w/ sweet radish, cucumber, & jalapeño peppers.
Hwe Naeng Myun
Cold buck wheat noodles w/ raw skate fish, marinated in a hot & spicy sauce w/ sweet radish, cucumber, & jalapeño peppers.
Dolsot Woo Dong
Thick‎ noodle soup w/ fish cake, half boiled egg, mushrooms, & onions in a mild broth. Served boiling in a stone pot.
Cha Jang Myun
Thick black bean sauce w/ pork & vegetables drizzled over rice noodles.
Champ Pong
Assorted shrimp, calamari, & mussels mixed w/ noodles & vegetables to create a unique seafood noodle soup experience!
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

My girlfriend at the time (now my wife) took me to Hoban several years ago. We are return customers because the food is authentic and delicious. We also go with her Korean family who enjoy the food here very much. The service is fast and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank ngdscd23
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Very rude male server with a very bad attitude but the female staff were very nice. Food was very good. Initially they bring out some relish/appetizer dishes (like a set of 6). I don't remember all but there was a kimchi, potato, fish, pickled radish,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Glenn W
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Korean food was new to me. I went with a friend who has frequented the restaurant so she explained the types of food. I had the rice bowl with beef. It came steaming hot and was very flavorful. The side dishes were good with a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maureen1973
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I have been going here with my family for as long as I can remember! We absolutely love it. The only reason it is not getting a full five star review is because it is a bit costly. The food is amazing and the staff...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kaia Z
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Haven't been back to Hoban for a few years but found ourselves in the area. We had good food and OK service... just didn't have quite the quality/fun factor we came to expect from Hoban. You will get good food here... it just left us...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Over the years, Hoban has been providing phenomenal, traditional Korean food. However, we recently returned after a two year absence, and there seems to have been some quality decline, even though I am reluctant to make a final judgement on a single visit. I thought...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 6016-1824
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We've eaten at Hoban twice. Food is good, but they never come back to refill water, and you can't even get their attention when they walk by. They avoid even looking at any tables they've served. They didn't bring my food until about 10 minutes...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Pam I
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Was taken there by a local during a recent visit. Love Korean food and this place had and excellent menu and a good array of namul and kimchi. Did not offer Wanjakuk and I didn't see Gook Soo. Nonetheless, they had a pretty extensive menu...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

One of my all time favorites! Best kalbi short ribs Ive ever had and worth every penny! I eat here at least one a month.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Amber B
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is not the same Hoban as the one in Uptown, which specializes in BBQ with grills at the table. This one specializes in kitchen prepared items and stone pot delicacies. Try the tripe and intestines hotpot. Certainly have the grilled mackerel . The best...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 305samuelm
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