Thursday, June 30, 2011

SoCal Recap: Koba grill

I had the opportunity to also see Nana for lunch and she suggested Koba Tofu Grill, which opened a restaurant in Irvine in what used to be a Blockbuster:


For some reason, we thought it would be a vegetarian place but it's Korean restaurant with a very broad range of offerings from the traditional Korean bbq meats to Jap Chae to dumplings to Soon Tofu (tofu stews) to my favorite, BiBimBap, as well as vegetarian offerings.  Nana went with two appetizers--jap chae and dumplings but the portions were enormous--I guess they were meant for sharing.  I went with the vegetarian BibimBap.

I absolutely loved that they always provided Ban Chan (veggie side dishes, usually including kim chi) and bonus they gave each of us a fried fish:


The next day I tried out their To Go Kogi Tofu Tacos:


Unfortunately, I was expecting something close to KogiBBQ tofu tacos, which are amaaazing.  Unfortunately, these were a little disappointing:


Now I can't speak for their beef tacos but I will say I highly recommend the Koba's restaurant for lunch or dinner. The jury is still out on their To Go side...

2 comments:

Tom said...
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Pound said...

i've seen it but can't remember where. so what exactly are all those tiny side dishes called? kaju also gives a fried fish.