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Posted by jessw on 01/16/2010
I came here just last night with my friend who had a promotional coupon for the grand opening since the place just opened 3 weeks ago (Dec2009). We ordered 3 Kapas dishes, and a SunDuBu Seafood (Spicy Tofu Bowl). All the kapas were very good and unique, I especially loved the Tofu Pizza and the Mini Veggie Wraps. Although the Seafood pancake Kapa dish and the Sundubu wasn't all that great because they were a bit bland. We topped the dinner off with sorbet which was so yummy! And the tea they give you is sweet and bold, really lovely to go with the food. Service was PERFECT. Loved the decor and music inside, a very relaxing place to dine. There's also a coat check. The thing about this place I think is that if you're expecting an "authentic" korean meal, then you should just go to K-town. But what this restaurant is really trying to do is put a classy french-fusion twist on korean food - which is something I like and appreciate because it's different and classy. The chefs probably just need to work on the recipes for a few of the classic korean dishes like the Seafood Pancakes and the Sundubu but obviously they're not gonna compete with restaurants in k-town, and I don't think they're trying to. I really highly recommend people go and try it. The location is good too.
Posted by David on 01/15/2010
Best wait staff I've seen in a while,, Korean n non Korean staff seems to work well together,, really enjoy the happy faces who were fantastic both times I were there.. Could do little better with side dishes, but everything is much better then ktown..(which I still enjoy..) best wine list out of any Asian place i've been to in the city.
Posted by jenben on 01/14/2010
i took some clients here for dinner and had a great time. people are always talking about korean food but the places in ktown just seem so cold and i would never ever bring clients there. heard about this place and took a chance, must say i was pleasantly surprised. the food itself was excellent, i love the tapas idea they have. i will say though that they can work on expanding the menu. there should be limitless options for them to choose from, i mentioned this to our waitress and she seemed very receptive, which was nice. the staff was excellent, never had to wait for more than 30 seconds when i needed something and overall the atmosphere was perfect. the place has a very warm and earthy feeling to it, but it's still trendy and modern. recommendations. there is a noodle appetizer that was a big hit, the tofu salad is excellent (there were nuts in the salad as well, which i love) and their meat entrees are delicious. they have an excellent thick-cut short-rib entree that tastes slow-broiled, so tender it melted in my mouth. not sure if they have a dessert menu, which might actually be a good thing :) overall i give the food a very enthusiastic two thumbs up!
Posted by Susan on 01/13/2010
i work on the same street and i always wanted to try this new place. I order the Spicy Tofu soup for 14 dollars and it has no taste and i dont remember it the soup has scallion and squash. It ws great at all.. I rather pay 8 bucks at the small korean restaurant and it taste like homemade....
Posted by mom on 01/11/2010
Newly opened. I liked the food very much. Great spot to go for a few drinks after work and stay and have something to eat. Beef was excellent so too the shrimp and dipping sauces made things interesting. A good addition to the neighborhood.
Posted by Tapiocachick on 01/11/2010
I had a great experience here in terms of service...and maybe that was because my dinner companion and I were the only ones there for a good part of our stay there. Our reservations were for 6:30 on a Friday night, and we were pretty much alone until 8 pm or so. Not sure if this is why we had such great service. After all, there was no one else to tend to. I'll give our waitress the benefit of the doubt and assume she would have been great even if the place was packed...she was patient and very attentive, filling our teacups often, checking up on us with appropriate frequency, and even offered me a 2nd bowl of rice, free of charge, to finish up my bulgogi. As for the food, not so fantastic. The little side dishes, which are usually my fave at authentic Korean restaurants in K-town, were nothing to brag about at Chom Chom. Most were bland and underwhelming. My bulgogi was not only underseasoned, but the beef was of such poor quality. You would think for the price and swanky atmosphere, they would at least give you high-quality meat. I was embarrassed for them - I have been served better meat from a street vendor. My friend's dolsot bibimbap was average, also underseasoned, but her dipping sauce was pretty good. We would have been much better off in K-town, but at least Chom Chom had a nice atmosphere. Great for a first date - intimate and private. But if you're a big foodie, don't bother coming here. You will be sorely dispappointed.
Posted by happygolucky on 12/16/2009
great food and super sweet staff. the place is really new but the food is SOLID. highly recommend for korean food lovers!!