We always try to eat at a different Korean place whenever we’re in Koreatown. Tried out Hongdae Korean Restaurant for the first time. It’s next door to Passion8 Dessert Cafe.
Hours. Open everyday to midnight!
We dropped in on a Wednesday evening (around 7:30pm). Seemed like all the customers inside were Korean. Service was okay but could have been a bit more attentive.
Menu consists of rice soup, pork cutlet, steamed pork hock & sliced pork, chicken feet, KFC and “relish” (no idea what that means). First time I’ve seen chicken feet offered at a Korean spot.
The potatoes were dense.
Both the radish and daikon had a refreshing, crunchy texture.
Kimchi was good although not very spicy.
2x Rice – both soups came with a bowl of rice.
Soy garlic chicken (#29) ($17.99 small)
Came with three pieces of ttekboki and 6 decently sized pieces of bone-in chicken (mix of drumsticks and thighs). Skin didn’t get super crunchy but the soy garlic sauce was well balanced and the meat quite tender. Not the best KFC I’ve had but sufficient.
The prices at Hongdae are a couple dollars higher compared to other Korean spots in the hood. Worth a try but didn’t find anything that made HKR standout.
Hongdae Korean Restaurant
#101, 403 North Road