Fresh food, fun place, good price... but don't wear your good clothes, cause you'll end up smelling like food after from the smoke of cooking..
Don't mislead that CORIYA is a Korean hotpot, it's just a name. It's a Taiwanese style hotpot. There's another location in San Francisco. The owner for both location is very friendly. I like this place better because it's bigger and the one in San Francisco is always crowded - same food, though. This place is clean and the restroom is clean, too. The service is good and very friendly.
I always stop by to eat at this place every time I visit the bay area. The food is fresh and clean. Sure they don't have Korean pancake, but it's not a Korean place. They have variety of meat both marinated for the skillets/bbq like, and un-marinated for the hotpot/shabu shabu style. They have pork, pork chop, beef, chicken, lamb, seafood, vegetable. The broth is a simple seafood broth that can be regular or spicy. It might seem watery but you adjust the flavor to your liking by adding available ingredients (spices, vegetable, black mushroom, shrimp, fishballs...). Make sure to take out the vegetable after awhile so not to over cooked it. You put in the thin sliced meat or seafood to cook it long enough and dip it in their sauces. If you are not familiar with the sauces, ask the server and they will gladly explain and suggest what to do. There's not much differences of what they have with lunch and dinner, so just go to lunch. Don't expect great dessert, not much to choose from - sort of like something sweet to end the meal. They have shaved ice for fruits, preserved sweet beans, jello, and condensed milk - typical Chinese dessert. Want great dessert, go across to a bakery. With how much you stuffs yourself, you don't really need more dessert.
If you want an expensive pretentious place just to show off your culinary academia, this is not that place. If you want good unpretentious food, then go to this place. Expect to smell like the place afterwards which, will make you hungry again when you smell the smoke from the food on your clothing and exposed skin.
Horrible hot p0t and Korean BBQ.... I went there with my girlfriend June 17 in search of one or the other. Since we were in the area and I'd never been there, we'd try it. The guy working there is very nice and friendly and offered great service so it pains me to rate it so low. First, the hot p0t (stupid censors) is simply water rather than some broth or mixture. Second, the available dipping sauces left much to be desired. Neither one of us recognized what "satay" sauce was supposed to be or what it was made from. The sesame sauce was some watered down peanut sauce, according to my GF. One of the things I like about Korean BBQ is the panchan (look it up if you're unfamiliar). They had none whatsoever except for a pathetic sample of cabbage kim chi. But their biggest problem is the quality of the meats. Cooking and eating low grade meats is kind of gross. I kind of suspected that this place wouldn't be great because when a restaurant tries to do more than one thing, it rarely does any of them well. I will say that if you're level of cuisine is Godzilla sushi, you might like this place. As a frame of reference, I went to cooking school and lived in Japan and am Asian so I do have an idea about food, particularly Asian cuisine.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!