Cheap Eats 2009: Vit Goel ToFu
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 22, 2009
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Vit Goel ToFu (Lighthouse Tofu and BBQ) - Annandale
Address: 4121 Chatelain Rd. , Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 703-333-3436
Neighborhood: Annandale
Cuisines: Korean
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM; Sunday 11 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Soondubu; Korean short ribs; bulgogi.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: An entire restaurant devoted to tofu? Actually, make that tofu soup. But this blond-wood parlor in Little Korea is good enough to seduce the skeptical. The starring soup, with its rich red-pepper broth and custardy squares of house-made tofu, has curative power.

What to get: The soup called soondubu can be customized with oysters, vegetables, and, most memorably, a raw egg to be cracked open atop the roiling broth: Pierce the yolk to enrich and thicken the soup. Among the items beyond soup is a reliable version of bul goki.

Best for: A quiet pick-me-up at lunch or dinner.

Insider tip: Expect to flag down your server repeatedly for water, extra drinks, and even the check.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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