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“My favorite place for Korean food in Irvine”
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Koba Tofu Grill
Cuisines: Korean
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“My favorite place for Korean food in Irvine”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I go there often for my Korean food fix. The place is located off freeway 5 on culver and is always busy (which is a good thing). They have an easy to understand menu for the people unfamiliar with Korean cuisine and the servers are happy to answer any questions you have. I usually go for the combination meal consisting of a -pretty hot- soon tofu soup (multiple choices of soup available) and chicken teriyaki (other meat options available). You can have the spice level of the soup made to your liking but if you order spicy it does get a little too spicy. Additionally, they provide you a fired fish and few tiny snacks/kimchi to go along with your meal. I usually end up paying $16-18, so it not cheap. All in all, a place worth trying out.

  • Visited December 2012
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Irvine, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food, spotty service”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

This place serves korean tofu stews with rice and side dishes. The food is healthy, good quality, and relatively cheap. However, the service can be rather slow some days. If you come on a Friday or Saturday evening the service is outright bad. The place seems to be perpetually understaffed by a waiter or two.

  • Visited August 2012
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Santa Ana, California
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good Korean Food”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

My son and I went there for lunch for the first time. The place is modern and decorated simply. The lunch came with 5 different kim chees and a whole makerel. My son is vegetarian and has tried Bimibap at many restaurants and said this was the best. I had seafood tofu soup which also was among the best I've had. The price was average, and the service very good. We were able to eat leisurely without disturbance. There is a TV screen that shows pictures of the different dishes and describes them if you don't know what to order. This is definitely a place to go back to.
Clean bathrooms always say much about a restaurant's atmosphere. This was clean and comfortable.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Marcia V
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“Best Korean in the area...”
Reviewed November 15, 2008

Best Korean in the area. Not a traditional BBQ place.

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“I thnk i found a better...”
Reviewed May 5, 2008

I thnk i found a better BCD. Totally worth the effort in finding the place.

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