Crystal Korean Restaurant

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For authentic Korean cuisine that goes beyond barbecue, look no further: This West Ridge BYOB is sometimes referred to as Soo Jung, the Korean term for crystal, and the friendly service, hearty ingredients and generous portions make it a gem amid the smattering of other Korean eateries in the neighborhood. Expect a stew-heavy menu loaded with specialties such as noodles, fish cakes and red bean porridge alongside more well-known grilled meat dishes such as galbi and bulgogi. You can almost hear the steamed dumplings and pork rib-potato stews calling your name on blustery winter days; if you're looking for lighter fare, there's plenty there too (try the broiled lemon mackerel with kimchee and tofu).