This downtown Glendale Korean Tofu and BBQ restaurant is a hit. This storefront cafe recently opened on Brand Boulevard in 2010 and serves tasty and very reasonably priced Korean food. It is a small family run operation near the corner of Brand and Broadway (across the street from the Glendale California Pizza Kitchen). Free 90 min of parking can be had at the rear of the restaurant (in the city-own Maryland Avenue parking structure).
We are big fans of the sizzling meat platters (about $15 per platter and can be shared by two) that include bulgogi, beef kalbi short ribs, teri chicken, and a very spicy pork. All the traditional banchan side dishes are included, as well as a choice of white or black (more like purple) rice per order. The noodle chap chae is large and very tasty too. We have not tried their signature tofu soups as I am not a huge fan of tofu. It is the sizzling meat dishes and the cool purple rice that draw me and my buddies.
Given the large Korean American population in Glendale, I am surprised there are not more Korean restaurants in downtown Glendale. The former Seoul restaurant and former Korean BBQ (both previously located on Brand) were early predecessors to this only remaining Korean restaurant in downtown Glendale.
Reasonably priced, good selection, and plenty to eat make this place a must do if you live in the Burbank, Glendale, Silverlake or Pasadena area.