Alright, in response to that pathetic excuse of a restaurant called Mr. Pollo that I wrote about below, I’ve got a goodie! Smack in the heart of the Castro is the new casual Korean joint called K*Pop.
The first thing I noticed walking inside was the overpowering smell of ammonia or cleaning solution. Yuck. At least you know the place is sterile. Seating for about 50 in tables of 2 and 4. There was a bit of a wait, but not bad. At least the place was packed. There were tons of Asians eating inside, and Koreans were the ones cooking the food.
I ordered the bi bim bap and suggest you do the same: julienned carrots and mushrooms, spinach, soybean sprouts, fried egg, and beef over rice. $11. Get it to go.