Bulgogi House
Address705 W. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-317-4193
Price$$
Scott's Review
I'm not really big on places where the customers are expected to cook their own meals. I call that home. When I go out to eat, I want someone else to do the cooking. I'm apparently in the minority with this thought. At least I was the first time I visited Bulgogi House, a Korean restaurant on West Colonial Drive between downtown and College Park. Each table has a grill set into it, and most of the tables were occupied with people happily turning over meats and vegetables as they sizzled in front of them.... Read more
Danketsu
Address11425 Lake Underhill Rpad
CityOrlando
Phone407-988-3093
Price$$
Scott's Review
Go to Danketsu if it’s in your neighborhood and you have a hankering for Japanese, sushi, Korean or just about any other Asian cuisine. But I wouldn’t drive across town just to go there.... Read more
Izziban Sushi and BBQ
Address5310 E Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-270-8811
Price$$
Scott's Review
This is undoubtedly the largest sushi restaurant I’ve ever seen. Izziban Sushi & BBQ occupies a warehouse sized building on the shore of Lake Barton, which lies between Semoran Boulevard and Orlando Executive Airport. There have been a few failed businesses here, including a gay bar. There is an immense indoor dining area and a couple of very large sushi bars, including one that is shaped like the bow of a big boat. There is also a large covered patio, screened in but with nice views of the lake and planes taking off from the airport. Its rusticity is more suitable for the type of fried foods you’d find at fish camps, but it isn’t inappropriate for sushi to be associated with a waterfront locale. And sushi isn’t all that is done here. The kitchen food menu is also rather sizable, and if you so choose, your table can be the kitchen, as most of them have built-in griddles and devices that can be used for grilling meats or hot-pot cooking. The cuisines range from Japanese to Korean.... Read more
Kimchi Korean
Address7 Alafaya Woods Blvd.
CityOviedo
Phone407-977-4455
Price$$
Scott's Review
No one is going to accuse the folks at Kimchi Korean restaurant of being too warm and fuzzy. The first time I tried to visit the Oviedo restaurant I stood at the front door for several minutes without an acknowledgement from the staff. I finally just left and went to a nearby lunch spot. The second time I entered, alone, it was made clear to me that I could sit at the bar area, overlooking the unkemptness of scattered papers and a couple of wine bottles (this was not a working bar, apparently), or nowhere. The empty tables would not be wasted on a solo diner. The attitude isn’t keeping people away, however. The place seems to do a brisk business. I opted for one of the lunch specials, a spicy pork bulgogi box. It featured sliced pork sauteed with onions and peppery seasoning, but it wasn’t nearly spicy enough to be called spicy pork. It was accompanied by a ball of white rice, some soggy tempura, a surprisingly meager serving of kimchi, and a pretty good fresh salad with peanut dressing. I found it all fairly unremarkable, but when I was leaving I noticed the people sitting next to me were being served more traditional Korean dishes from the main menu and it all looke... Read more
Korea House
Address1155 W. State Road 434
CityLongwood
Phone407-767-9363
Price$$

Now in its 27th year, Korea House is not only the oldest Korean restaurant in the area it’s one of the oldest of any cuisine. When it was the only Korean game in town, KH modified its menu to offer some Chinese dishes for Americans unfamiliar with Korean food who might think there was no difference between the two Asian styles. But as more Korean restaurants started opening -- and as the local dining public became more sophisticated -- Korea House revamped its menu to be truer to its cuisine. Still doing what it does best, serving fine Korean favorites with kimchi on the side.

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Korea House Orlando
Address4501 E Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-896-5994
Price$$
Scott's Review
The original Korea House, in Longwood, was the area's first all Korean restaurant (and is still its oldest). With this new location, Korea House brings its well done cuisine closer to downtown Orlando. Tabletop cooking is a big draw here.... Read more
Korean BBQ Taco Box
AddressVarious
CityOrlando
Phone
Price$
Scott's Review

This patched and puttied yellow truck is always one of the more popluar participants at food truck roundups around town. I've seen people stand in line for an hour and a half. Never heard anyone complain about the wait.

Food trucks move around without notice -- it's those wheels and all. So check the website for locations and links to Twitter and Facebook accounts where you can keep track of your favorite truck.

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Shin Jung
Address1638 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-895-7345
Price$$

Shin Jung has been in this little old house (remember when it was a place called Chubby’s?) for a long time, but I hadn’t stopped in for years. When I did recently I found terrfic food and friendly servers.

Not the prettiest place in town – it’s a rundown looking old house that could seriously use some redecorating – but the important thing here is the food. And it’s good enough to have earned my 2007 Foodie Award for Best Korean Food.

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