Editors' pick

Korean Grill

Asian, Korean
$$$$ ($14 and under)

Editorial Review

Korean Grill is in a small shopping center not far from Prince William Parkway. It is a spare and elegant space with lots of wood and lovely Asian artwork. The grilling, a staple of Korean cuisine, is done the old-fashioned way here: over charcoal, in the kitchen, rather than over the sometimes awkward tabletop grills. There are some Japanese dishes, along with barbecue and Korean selections. My favorite was the kal guk soo, a large bowl of seafood soup with hand-cut noodles. This dish is a treat of steaming seafood broth accented with bits of shrimp, scallop, squid and mussels, and flavored with hot peppers. It comes with a large tangle of noodles, which taste just like the dough dumplings that were in my favorite aunty's chicken and dumplings.

--Nancy Lewis, The Guide, April 26, 2007