The Bay Area’s Korean food scene is better than ever. These 6 dishes are worth seeking outBy Sabay 8 months ago
At Ilcha, a new Korean restaurant in the Marina neighborhood, I found myself thinking about growth as I got knuckle-deep in a soy sauce-cured shrimp, digging the jelly-like flesh from its chitinous shell before dragging it through a raw egg yolk. As an adult, I’ve grown to love raw shrimp in all of its guises, sure, but I was also cheesing out over the fact that Ilcha is just one of several local spots where deep-cut specialties like this could be found.
The Bay Area has seen a new spate of Korean restaurants recently, with some hoping to introduce a modern touch to the scene and others leaning hard into hyper-specific niches. After an early pandemic chill on restaurant openings in general, the newest roster of Korean restaurants has already made an unforgettable impact on the scene.