Best Dishes Veggie mandu; kimchee quesadillas; kimchee chili; braised short rib; fried chicken; Korean tacos.
Price Details: Small plates $5 to $12, entrées $12 to $24.
Kimchee quesadillas? It sounds like bad fusion, but owners Jae and Kristine Lee are proving skeptics wrong—among them, the old guard of Annandale’s Koreatown. Panchan, the lip-smacking snacks that precede a Korean meal, are nowhere to be found in this bistro; trendy small plates take their place. That can mean a braised short rib with carrots, chestnuts, and pearl onions or pieces of free-range, cooked-to-order chicken dusted with red pepper and fried to a crisp. As for those kimchee quesadillas? A seamless, inevitable marriage. Just like this unexpected newcomer.
Don’t miss: Kimchee chili; Korean tacos; house-made mandu (Korean dumplings), veggie or meat.