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8008 Girard Ave, Ste 210, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4160
+1 858-551-0282
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 21:30
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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girldfriend wanted something to eat oriental wise and we came up with this place on Yelp but we got deceived by its reviews I guess. Food was bland, tasteless for most of the part.

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Thank figueroamary6349
Manchester
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216 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Very casual place. Everything is fresh & very tasty. They serve healthy enjoyable food & portions are a good size. The soups are especially enjoyable. The main downside is that the decor & seating is so basic. The upside is that it is good value. Especially for La Jolla. Best for lunch or early evening.

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Thank Limeturquoise
Canton, Ohio
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Came for an early dinner. Had the beef jeonggol. This was tasty. The service was a bit slow and we had to ask for silverware twice. The self serve banchan was skimpy with few choices although I will give the kimchee a thumbs up. Not sure I'd come back. Might be better off trying another Korean place.

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Thank runninggnome
Hong Kong, China
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Welcomed lunch surprise -- just what we were looking for after visiting the Cove. Enjoyed the buffet style sides and menu had a good variety. We ordered dukbokki and a beef with rice pot (bulgogi). Good portion sizes and pleasant surroundings. Restaurant is very casual - free wifi.

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Thank mvginhongkong
Columbus, Ohio
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190 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I climbed up the steps to the second floor of Little Korea for dinner on Wednesday night. It is perched above the intersection of Girard and Prospect and only a block from the Cove. There was only one other table in the restaurant at the time.I order the BBQ Chicken Bibimbob. It arrived quickly and very hot. The waitstaff was... More 

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Thank craigclark
Philadelphia, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Found this gem of a place on Google maps and decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised. It's a very small place but the service was quick. The food was outstanding and you can't find a better value at such great quality.

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Thank Vamsi N
La Jolla, California
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141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is a little place tucked on the second floor right in the center of the village. I find the Korean food pretty good for the area which is not known for alot of asian food. If your craving Korean food in La Jolla this is the place to go.

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Thank tubetop
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Cheap, delicious, and convenient. I ordered the Original Ramen mild. Could easily see myself coming back on a regular basis. Surprised it wasn't busier.

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Thank Daniel C
Auburn, California
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203 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Best part of this place was the little open air (red) bar where we had Great fried seafood dumplings with a glass of inexpensive wine with an excellent view. Spareribs were really tasty. Prices were very reasonable. It is worth the climb up the stairs if you are on a budget and don't mind the salty sticky stair railings.

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Thank Travelhobbyist
Colorado
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Very authentic Korean food, very tasty, and cheap. My husband lived in Japan and was very impressed with the quality and authenticity of the food.

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Thank Indyflower1961

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8008 Girard Ave, Ste 210, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4160
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-0282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?