My wife and I have been twice since they opened a couple of months ago, and I’ve been really happy with the food. The first time was the weekend they opened, and we got a kimchi fried rice to go. It was amazing, probably the best dish we’ve had from there.
We went for a return visit this weekend, eating in this time. My wife got the bibimbap with bulgogi beef, and said it was the ‘cleanest’ version of bibimbap she’d ever eaten: everything felt very fresh and there was minimal grease/oil. She was disappointed that it wasn’t available ok-dol (hot stone) style, because the crunchy rice at the bottom of the stone bowl makes the dish for her.
I got the daeng-jang jigae, a rich, spicy miso-style stew with tofu, pork, and lots of veggies, served with rice and kimchi. I loved it, and I also found that the veggies were unusually fresh and crunchy. The tofu was perfectly silky. The kimchi was very good, but the first bite I had tasted strongly fishy which put me off a bit. I didn’t taste the fishy-ness after that first bite, though. Not sure what happened there.
We also shared an order of the pan-fried dumplings, which were delicious but not what we expected from the term ‘pan-fried’: these were not soft skins that had been crisped on the bottom in a hot pan. Instead they looked as though they had been deep-fried: super-crunchy and blistered all over.
All up, I was very satisfied with the meal, and the prices seem correct ($32 before tip). The restaurant is very casual but I suspect that meals like mine wouldn’t travel so well, so I reckon that eating in might be the better option if you order the stew.