The location can be easily missed, as it's tucked in the corner of a small lot on Mira Mesa Blvd, so keep your eye out when driving by. When I came in to pick up my order (the deal was for take out/delivery orders), the restaurant was pretty quiet. Packing the orders into my car, my sisters and I immediately noticed an overpowering fishy smell, which I wasn't prepared for.
When I got home, we quickly realized which of my dishes was the offender. I had ordered pajun ($7.95), which are Korean style pancakes. Obviously, I should have further looked into what the dish actually consisted of, because I stupidly figured it'd be similar to Chinese scallion pancakes. Definitely not the case. These pancakes were filled with squid and shrimp, and while I love both those types of seafood, the appetizer was decidedly unappetizing. Way too fishy tasting in my humble opinion.. perhaps it would have been better if they used less of the seafood or maybe it wasn't the freshest?
Thankfully, the other dishes we ordered were far better. I originally ordered tofu balls ($4.95), but apparently they were out of them so they replaced the order with crispy tofu ($4.95), which came with ponzu sauce, which basically tastes like a whole lotta vinegar and a splash of soy sauce. Tofu is tofu, so while this wasn't the most exciting, it certainly wasn't bad.
For entrees, we got the bulgogi philly cheese steak sandwich ($9.95), with sauteed mushrooms, onions and cheese. The sandwich had really flavorful bulgogi, but I didn't really taste the cheese.
My favorite was the spicy pork sliders ($9.95), with Korean marinated pork and scallions. The pork was just spicy enough, and they were sandwiched in Hawaiian rolls. You could put a rubber tire in Hawaiian rolls and I would probably like it. The scallions, while pretty, were cut in a way that you had to eat almost all of them at once because they were so long.
Both the sandwich orders came with sides of fries, which were forgettable and cold, but I really appreciated the fact that they included ketchup and wasabi ranch to dip the fries in. I have also heard that the tacos are good, but as far as korean fusion goes, I wasn't hugely impressed. Maybe their happy hour and Taco Tuesday are worth trying out someday.
9379 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92126