Out in the sunset when you need some slamming Korean bites, Toyose is the place to be, bustling tiny but charming, the menu is full of winners, try kimchee pancake, the amazing wings, the shared soups. Plenty of dining adventure washed down with cold beer in spades
Citysearch Editorial Review. At 1 a.m. on a Sunday morning the streets of the outer sunset are only slightly more populated than the Jovian moons, but push through the doors of Toyose and suddenly you’re in a different neighborhood—nay, universe—entirely. The restaurant, decorated with old nautical rigging and airbrushed posters of porcelain-skinned Korean beauties, is set in the garage of a cookie-cutter two-story sunset home and often packed with a twenty-something Asian crowd. Despite the fact that the restaurant’s name is a holdover from the Japanese restaurant that used to call this odd venue home, Toyose serves up authentic Korean fare. There’s no BBQ, but Toyose doesn’t disappoint with dishes like Kimchee fried rice, Bulgogi (marinated beef stir-fry), and seafood pancakes (crepes with calamari, mussels, and shrimp.) It’s not the most glamorous scene, but in a city famous for unconventional dining, Toyose stands out.
yes, it's a restaurant. From the outside, I had to take a closer look to make sure that it was a restaurant because I just saw a garage door. I stepped in and it WAS a restaurant in a garage. It's a hole in the wall but the food was pretty good. Great for little groups. They open late though so times are limited. Good place to check out if you have nothing to do. Won't go there just for the food though.
Editorial Review by Angela Asche. Korean BBQ and Soju hidden in the fog of the Sunset and cleverly confined in a spacious garage.
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