Adventures in Korean Dining

For a truly authentic experience, head to Annandale.

Kogiya Korean BBQ (Facebook photo)

If you’re looking for a dining room that’s less bare-bones with a more elevated sense of style, Kogiya Korean BBQ offers an opportunity to watch your meat cook in a more modern, industrial setting. (A small beef or pork combo feeds three people; a large is best for four or five.) The family-owned business recently opened a second, even larger location in Centreville.

The well-reviewed Lighthouse Tofu, which specializes in galbi (marinated short ribs) and tofu soups, regularly runs deals on Groupon to lure new diners. Lopez is partial to its spicy kimchi stew; Eom suggests the “combination tofu soup” or the “noodles stir-fried calamari.”

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