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Category: Korean Dining Guide


Korean dining: Taking a bite out of two new Lakewood restaurants

A year after restaurant critic Sue Kidd took a tour of every Korean restaurant on South Tacoma Way, she revisits Lakewood to explore the city’s newest Korean offerings.


Korean dining guide: The sweeter side of Korean dining in Lakewood

In the Lakewood neighborhood that is a rich concentration of Korean restaurants and cafes, two bakeries and a doughnut cubby turn out sweet Korean treats. Read about the bakeries here.


Korean dining guide: Spicy, sticky chicken and grocery store expeditions

Read about the other kind of KFC – Korean fried chicken. Two Lakewood restaurants serving the sticky, spicy dish are in the neighborhood that is the region’s finest concentration of Korean dining. I’ll also take you shopping at three grocery stores with ingredients you can turn into Korean feasts.


Korean dining guide: Soup shops along South Tacoma Way

Wherever you are in Korea, soup is served at every meal and it can play a starring or supporting role. In this installment about Korean dining in Lakewood, I’ll explore the vast terrain of Korean soup served at the soup shops, cafes and restaurants along South Tacoma Way.


Korean dining guide: Barbecue restaurants on South Tacoma Way

Consider tabletop grilling the gateway cuisine for the wide swath of Korean dining in Lakewood. Along a three-mile stretch of Lakewood, find five Korean barbecue restaurants where diners cook their own food atop a gas-fueled grill. This is the first installment of a four-part series about Korean dining in Lakewood.