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Shozen Japanese Barbeque


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Asian, Japanese, Barbecue, Sushi, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Table Service

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Spicy Raw Fish Noodles
Cold Noodle In Soup
Spicy Cold Noodle
Korean Noodle Sari
Tempura Udon Noodle
Seafood Jungol
Ugoji Fal-Bi-Tang
Seafood Tofu Soup
Mixed Tofu Soup
Black Cod Dish
Korean Miso Soup
Kimichi Soup
Rice Cake Soup
Dumpling Soup
Stone Cooked Bi-Bim-Bap
Ku'pa Rice Soup
Seasoned Short Rib
kalbi is one of Korea's most famous grilled dishes. Beef short ribs are marinated overnight in a mixture of green onions, garlic, sugar, sesame oil, and soy sauce (highly recommend)
Fresh Short Rib
short prime ribs with very gentle seasoned sauce, enjoyable for natural taste of meat
Seasoned Rib Eye
thinly sliced tender prime beef served with sesame oil sauce mixed with salt and pepper, round pre cuts for easy chewing
Prime Sirloin Steak
sirloin steak is cut on request and seasoned with a mixture of sesame seeds, crusted garlic, and salt. The meat is marinated with sesame oil
pulgogi is one of Korea's most famous grilled dishes. Its is made from sirloin cut into thin strips, The meat is marinated for at least four hours to enhance the flavor and to tenderize it in a mixture of sesame oil, soy sauce, black pepper, garlic, sugar onions, ginger, and wine (recommend)
very thin slice of fine beef brisket like bacon served with sweet soy dipping sauce, is not marinated for natural taste (recommend)
Beef Tongue
slice beef tongue served with sesame oil sauce mixed with salt and pepper. Exotic taste, chewy, but really soft
Beef Tripe
fresh beef tripes are thoroughly cleaned, cut into 5 cm pieces, and seasoned with a mixture of sesame oil and salt
Pork Bool-Go-Gi
slice pork marinated in sweet spicy red chile pepper and soy sauce
Chicken Bool-Go-Gi
a chicken is chopped into medium sized portions before being marinated and grilled with vegetables and basted with soy sauce
Berkshire Pork and Beef Brisket and Beef Tongue
your choice of 2 cold noodle or Korean miso soup with rice
Seasoned Rib Eye and Berkshire Pork and Beef Brisket
your choice of 3 cold noodle or Korean miso Soup with rice
Chicken Bool-Go-Gi and Rib Eye and Berkshire Pork
your choice of 4 cold noodle or Korean miso soup with rice
Manpo Special
rib eye, beef tongue, barkshire pork, beef briskets, spicy, squid, bul koogi, shrimp and miso soup and soju
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Not that anything was bad, it was just not good. Had a bento box and Bill had the kimchi soup. Bills soup was almost good but since the kimchi was less the good the soup was just ok. My bento box was low average. save...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dfettner
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Nice place for lunch or dinner in the San Diego area. You can grill your meal or order entrees. The menu offers a good selection without being overwhelming. The food is plated well and very flavorful. Prices are fair.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mye_21
Reviewed September 20, 2017

We ate there while staying at the nearby comfort inn. We felt lucky to find this place. The barbequed sirloin strips (I forget the name- starts with a B!) was fabulous and the lunch potions were way big! The teryaki chicken was also good. The...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Tarzanjr
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service! Friendly staff, and two of them checked on me regularly. I tried Yukgaejang for the first time, and yum! I was able to ask about directions for eating my food, and they were very accommodating. That was great since it was the first...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Utz2BeThere
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Like a lot of my reviews, I look for the 'diamonds in the rough'. Usually, small family-run restaurants that have quality food. My theory is that these types of restaurants can only survive in a competitive restaurant market by providing good food for a reasonable...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank jeffreyhunt
Reviewed July 9, 2016

What a disaster. You cook what you order at a small barbecue at the table. We could barely fit enough on to eat for more than a few minutes, then it's cook some more. With the foil packets you had a hard time telling how...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Tumblinsun
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Been here twice and the food was very good. Service is friendly but not that helpful. Menu is a little difficult to read and understand how the system works.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank ciaoallan
Reviewed January 9, 2016

This place is really a Korean BBQ restaurant. You select your food items and BBQ at your table. The Bento box sushi is really good and prepared for take out. The bento box is fresh, inexpensive, authentic and very tasty.

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank 137rick
Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went for wedding anniversary dinner on trip after visiting San Diego Safari Park. Location close to hotel . Friendly, efficient , helpful staff. Comfortable. Both had chicken, broccoli and carrots. Well prepared and plentiful. Egg rolls home made and to die for. Will recommend to...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Phil9811
Reviewed April 24, 2012

I guess the name of the restaurant is Shozen and Manpo , but I thought the sign said Korean BBQ and Sushi. The staff was very friendly and there was plenty of patrons. Ther were couples, families, groups of women and a group of guys.The...More

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank RichardR195
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