Kimbab Cheonguk features a menu of Korean food including cold noodles and kimbab.
Had dinner here twice before with a friend. The service is very friendly, but the servers on both occasions had very limited English. The menu is mostly in both Korean and English. Thankfully there are pictures of several of the items on the menu.
I had the kim-bob as well as the fish soup, their cold noodles (which had no english translation), as well as another dish which was a soup with rice dish.
The kim-bob was actually very good and tasty. The fish soup was not what I expected, just some broth with a few pieces of this minced fished patties. The noodle dish was actually really good, but seemed a bit skimpy on the meat/veggies for the price. The soup with rice was actually quite good, but a little too spicy for me and my friend.
Service was prompt and very friendly, but unfortunately difficult to get explanations on the menu items because of the limited English.
The restaurant seemed quite clean, and was comfortable.
Would probably be back for the kim-bob and to try out their other menu items.
This is a eccentric place, located in the mini-plaza right behind the Greek restaurant at the corner of North Road and Lougheed. Somebody who is fluent in Korean please correct the name of the restuarant if it's wrong!
This is the one next to the restaurant that says "Mexican Chicken", even though it is a Korean restaurant. There's no English on the sign, but has a big picture of a bowl of noodles.
It's a really small place, but was about 1/2 full of Korean aunties there, so that's a good sign. Feels like a little diner in Seoul. (Yeah, we been there before).
Thankfully the waitress speaks English and the menu does have English translation, _except_ for what is possibly their "signature" item! (Do these guys wanna do business)? The 3 items that are not translated are the "naeng myun" or cold noodles. As near as we can figure, the 1st one is "mul naeng myun", which is the "usual", the 2nd one should be "bibim naeng myun", and the 3rd is much more pricey, must be good, I can't remember, but could be "seoul naeng myun".
We had the "mul naeng myun", which comes with a light cold broth with cucumbers, pickles, sliced beef, the usual. Very tasty. They'll also automatically serve you a teapot full of hot soup (some kind of sul lung tang or beef, I think) that you drink from the teacups. We had the soon dae, very nice, odeng was tasty, but otherwise sort of a let down, the cheese kimbab was delicious! Made fresh and probably one fo the better kimbab's we've had.
Don't be scared and have a go, this is one of the better Korean cold noodles we've had in town. And it's cheap, under $10 for almost everything.
Nice place, good food, and very inexpensive.
Kimbob is like maki, but more robust. They offer a variety of fillings. They come really fast. They also give you an endless supply of wasabi-like sauce -- enough to evaporate your nasal passages.
Other food we order include rice cakes stir fried in spicy sweet sauce, and fish cake soup. All excellent. Their specialty appears to be cold noodles. Will try that next time.
We were the only people not speaking Korean but the waiter was very helpful and eager to please.