Aria Korean American Snack Bar

Korean commotion

Kimchee, Tang, porno posters, and awesome flavors -- we're happy to ride the wave of new Korean spots

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virginia@sfbg.com

APPETITE The nation's on a kimchi kick. Truth be told, California has long been home to some of the country's densest Asian populations, so here in the Bay Korean cuisine is at a crossroads — is it a staple? Exotic novelty? With the help of a few new openings, the answer may be shifting. Despite a smattering of Korean BBQ joints in SF and a concentrated Korean population in Oakland, it hasn't been until the last few years that I've witnessed local Korean eateries offering much beyond barbecue.Read more »