Beverly Soon Tofu Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 2717 W Olympic Blvd Ste 108

    Los Angeles, CA 90006

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  • 213-380-1113

About Beverly Soon Tofu Restaurant

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Mon-Sun: 10:30am-10:30pm

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This place serves very authentic soon tofu. It's among the spiciest soon tofu I've had. Try the combination, with little pieces of seafood and meat. It's a must-try for tofu fans.

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★★★★★

This place serves very authentic soon tofu. It's among the spiciest soon tofu I've had. Try the combination, with little pieces of seafood and meat. It's a must-try for tofu fans.

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I am not an authority on Korean food, but when a Korean friend of mine brought me to this place, I was floored by the soon tofu soup. The restaurant is a total hole in the wall in a strip mall, and the parking is terrible. Also, the little appetizers that they serve before the main course were a bit too exotic for my taste (they give you fee "starters" of kimchee and a number of other vegetable concoctions). But the tofu soup was great. They have other things on the menu, like Korean BBQ, but this restaurant is all about the soup. You have the choice of ordering different "flavors" of the tofu soup (seafood, beef, etc.). It's a spicy red soup chock full of tofu that they bring to you in a sizzling hotpot; they also give you a raw egg that you put into the hot soup to give more body to the soup. It's hot, spicy, flavorful and delicious. After I ate their soon tofu soup for the first time, I was craving it for a week and had to go back again for more!

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★★★★☆

I am not an authority on Korean food, but when a Korean friend of mine brought me to this place, I was floored by the soon tofu soup. The restaurant is a total hole in the wall in a strip mall, and the parking is terrible. Also, the little appetizers that they serve before the main course were a bit too exotic for my taste (they give you fee "starters" of kimchee and a number of other vegetable concoctions). But the tofu soup was great. They have other things on the menu, like Korean BBQ, but this restaurant is all about the soup. You have the choice of ordering different "flavors" of the tofu soup (seafood, beef, etc.). It's a spicy red soup chock full of tofu that they bring to you in a sizzling hotpot; they also give you a raw egg that you put into the hot soup to give more body to the soup. It's hot, spicy, flavorful and delicious. After I ate their soon tofu soup for the first time, I was craving it for a week and had to go back again for more!

Pros: Soon Tofu

Cons: parking, ambience

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The Beverly Soon Tofu is a tiny restaurant in Los Angeles. It serves Korean food, mainly soon tofu which is a kind of soup that has tofu, vegetables, and your choice of pork or seafood or a combo of both. You can also decide how spicy you want it to be. It comes boiling in a pot-like bowl. With the soon tofu, you get what is called "ban chan", meaning side dishes in Korean. Though the restaurant is not big, it is a comfortable setting and the food is great.

4
★★★★☆

The Beverly Soon Tofu is a tiny restaurant in Los Angeles. It serves Korean food, mainly soon tofu which is a kind of soup that has tofu, vegetables, and your choice of pork or seafood or a combo of both. You can also decide how spicy you want it to be. It comes boiling in a pot-like bowl. With the soon tofu, you get what is called "ban chan", meaning side dishes in Korean. Though the restaurant is not big, it is a comfortable setting and the food is great.

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Good Veggie Good fair delicous tofu what can you say!? Yum?!

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★★★★☆

Good Veggie Good fair delicous tofu what can you say!? Yum?!

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Great little find in K-town. The small size and casual woody decor makes Beverly's special. But above that, the food and service are wonderful. The soft tofu is truly unique in America, and we should treasure this dish in ethnic LA. The condiments are never-ending and consistently tasty. Don't miss out on the barley tea either - refreshing and complements the meal to a "tea", whether you're having bulgogi or the rice medley.

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★★★★★

Great little find in K-town. The small size and casual woody decor makes Beverly's special. But above that, the food and service are wonderful. The soft tofu is truly unique in America, and we should treasure this dish in ethnic LA. The condiments are never-ending and consistently tasty. Don't miss out on the barley tea either - refreshing and complements the meal to a "tea", whether you're having bulgogi or the rice medley.

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Great place. Loved the food!

5
★★★★★

Great place. Loved the food!

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For a white Montana boy, this restaurant offers a fascinating cultural experience. Family-oriented Korean spot in the middle of a questionable neighborhood. Drink their barley tea.

I thought their meat left something to be desired. In my short visitsthere, I have not been able to find a favorite dish to recommend, and nothing outstanding; this is one primary factor in my decision of offering the restaurant "grade C."

UPDATE: Found a tasty drink. Try the "Bokbunjajoo!" It's in a squat maroon bottle with a golden depiction of some raspberries. (It is, after all, raspberry brandy.)

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★★★☆☆

For a white Montana boy, this restaurant offers a fascinating cultural experience. Family-oriented Korean spot in the middle of a questionable neighborhood. Drink their barley tea.

I thought their meat left something to be desired. In my short visitsthere, I have not been able to find a favorite dish to recommend, and nothing outstanding; this is one primary factor in my decision of offering the restaurant "grade C."

UPDATE: Found a tasty drink. Try the "Bokbunjajoo!" It's in a squat maroon bottle with a golden depiction of some raspberries. (It is, after all, raspberry brandy.)

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Authentic Korean patronized by the local Asian community.

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Authentic Korean patronized by the local Asian community.

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I've been going to this place for Years! it's the Best Tofu house in town. Don't fall for the other places because they are not the originals. A great place to eat with a great ambiance! THe portions are great with all the barley tea I can drink and never ending side dishes!

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★★★★★

I've been going to this place for Years! it's the Best Tofu house in town. Don't fall for the other places because they are not the originals. A great place to eat with a great ambiance! THe portions are great with all the barley tea I can drink and never ending side dishes!

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Great Korean food, friendly staff, and veggie-friendly. The various Soon Dubu soups are excellent and flavorful, and the appetizers (bahn-chan) are delicious. Also try the bibimbap.

I've heard my meat-eating friends say the kalbi and squid are good, too.

PROS: vegetarian friendly, very tasty
CONS: one table has a big notch in it, could cause food to spill in your lap

5
★★★★★

Great Korean food, friendly staff, and veggie-friendly. The various Soon Dubu soups are excellent and flavorful, and the appetizers (bahn-chan) are delicious. Also try the bibimbap.

I've heard my meat-eating friends say the kalbi and squid are good, too.

PROS: vegetarian friendly, very tasty
CONS: one table has a big notch in it, could cause food to spill in your lap

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one of the reviews above says something about the portions being too small for the price charged. um...my regular order at beverly soontofu is 8 dollars for an unfinishably large casserole, and all the sides i can eat. i suppose 8 dollars is more than 7 dollars, and is even more than 6 or 5 dollars, but ARE YOU SERIOUS? where else can you get more great food than you can eat for under 10 bucks? ok, i know a lot of places, but my point is that beverly soontofu is definitely one of them.

2
★★★★☆

one of the reviews above says something about the portions being too small for the price charged. um...my regular order at beverly soontofu is 8 dollars for an unfinishably large casserole, and all the sides i can eat. i suppose 8 dollars is more than 7 dollars, and is even more than 6 or 5 dollars, but ARE YOU SERIOUS? where else can you get more great food than you can eat for under 10 bucks? ok, i know a lot of places, but my point is that beverly soontofu is definitely one of them.

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Its only OK. I prefer Sokomdong across the street - the soondubu is richer, and the panchans are better - they have raw crab, and you get the brown rice cooked the stone pot...mmmm

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★★★☆☆

Its only OK. I prefer Sokomdong across the street - the soondubu is richer, and the panchans are better - they have raw crab, and you get the brown rice cooked the stone pot...mmmm

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Typical Soon tofu, just like any other place. Portions not comparable to price charged--I guess they had to charge more for their wood-interior decoration... You get a gallon pitcher of tea on your table, so that means self service, so that also means NO tip, right? Parking is a big hassel, lots of cars patronizing the KTV and Pool Hall, I guess they decided to skip the soon tofu too. I would not recommend going, there's plenty more tofu places on Olympic.

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★★★☆☆

Typical Soon tofu, just like any other place. Portions not comparable to price charged--I guess they had to charge more for their wood-interior decoration... You get a gallon pitcher of tea on your table, so that means self service, so that also means NO tip, right? Parking is a big hassel, lots of cars patronizing the KTV and Pool Hall, I guess they decided to skip the soon tofu too. I would not recommend going, there's plenty more tofu places on Olympic.

Cons: Tough Parking

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Just so you know what you're eating, Soon-Tofu is a type of Tofu. "Soon" just means less processed, or raw in Korean. It's very mushy and can't hold much of a shape. These have less fat than your average medium cube shaped tofus.

Having said that, you've got to try their Kalbi, the korean bbq. The owner creates the marinade at home to guard it's top secret receipe even from her employees. Ok, so she seems a bit paranoid but her kalbi kicks butt. Sometimes I buy pounds of uncooked kalbi, for a weekend bbq with friends. mmm...

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★★★★★

Just so you know what you're eating, Soon-Tofu is a type of Tofu. "Soon" just means less processed, or raw in Korean. It's very mushy and can't hold much of a shape. These have less fat than your average medium cube shaped tofus.

Having said that, you've got to try their Kalbi, the korean bbq. The owner creates the marinade at home to guard it's top secret receipe even from her employees. Ok, so she seems a bit paranoid but her kalbi kicks butt. Sometimes I buy pounds of uncooked kalbi, for a weekend bbq with friends. mmm...

Pros: friendly, inexpensive, great food

Cons: crowded at times

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The small restaurant brims with neighborhood regulars, from suits on lunch to fast food-weary students. Weekend nights, it's not unusual to find film-school types occupying the rugged wood tables. Varying in intensity…

 

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