Korean Tofu House

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4142 Brooklyn Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105

While most diehard kimchi-heads will claim that the only reliably good Korean restaurants are either to the north or south of Seattle, Korean Tofu House in the U District is a happy, and welcome, exception. Dinner options arrive with a fleet of expertly prepared banchan (side dishes)—chilled bean sprouts fragrant with the taste of sesame oil, neat wedges of savory chive and jalapeño pancake, marinated fish cake, kimchi and sweet, glazed potatoes—all free. For the main event, offerings such as spicy seafood soup with shrimp, oysters and clams, beef bone broth, house-made dumplings and more hover around the $8 range. All come bubbling hot, brought to your table by a server who’ll gladly crack an egg into the tofu soup. What we ordered: Beef bone broth ($8.99) + soda ($1) + tax/tip = $13 per person

University District/Roosevelt
Lunch and dinner, daily.
Cuisine Type:
$10 or less
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