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So Gong Dong Tofu House

Korean Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Palo Alto
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  • Tiffany Z.
    "Yum - glass noodles are delicious, BBQ ribs good, tofu soup good"(15 Tips)
    Siju .
    "I had the vegetable soft tofu and it was Delicious!!"(7 Tips)
    Luciano A.
    "Try the Bibimbap - Yummy!"(8 Tips)
    Greg K.
    "Don't let the name fool you... they make a great BBQ spicy pork."(3 Tips)
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  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZhaoFebruary 21
    Cheese tofu soup is interesting and delicious!
  • Kelley L.
    Kelley L.October 29, 2016
    Bibimbap is excellent. I usually go for the beef as the meat.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24, 2016
    Great kalbi BBQ and tofu soup.
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca Navarro BowmanOctober 10, 2016
    Got the tofu soup with dumplings and added ramen -- was absolutely delicious!!! Definitely would come back!!
  • jansen c.
    jansen cOctober 5, 2016
    Try their mackerel dish, it's awesome!
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OSeptember 12, 2016
    Can get crowded but it's a great lunch spot for a change of pace in Palo Alto. I recommend the spicy tofu soup with kimchi and bulgogi.
  • Karine H.
    Karine HsuJune 17, 2016
    Bimbimbap!
  • Alex K.
    Alex KimApril 8, 2016
    Always love good soon dubu but they don't serve the rice in the stone pots! What's up??
  • Mari
    MariMarch 8, 2016
    Cheese soon doo boo!
  • Eduardo J.
    Eduardo JuniorFebruary 28, 2016
    I had Japanese food, it was very tasty. I got a sampler plate with several options, very nice
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱January 20, 2016
    Japjae is good but soup are average :(
  • Luthia L.
    Luthia LeeJanuary 3, 2016
    Beef mushroom soondubu
  • R. Alexandra A.
    R. Alexandra AoyamaDecember 22, 2015
    Tofu soup!!!!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SandlerDecember 2, 2015
    The Bibimbap is awesome. Highly recommend.
  • Christina H.
    Christina HungNovember 10, 2015
    Cheese tofu
  • Elynn L.
    Elynn LeeNovember 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing tofu soup. One of my favorite Korean places, ever. I usually go for the mushroom tofu soup, but it's all good. I love the banchan here too! Very authentic, great and fast service!
  • Xin N.
    Xin NiuOctober 9, 2015
    The Korean food here is pretty good. But it's very busy. So prepare to wait.
  • Koji K.
    Koji KOMATSUSeptember 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great korean restaurant. I always order Conbination Tofu Soup, and add Bibimbap or BBQ Beef (Bulgogi) according to mood.
  • Karine H.
    Karine HsuAugust 15, 2015
    The best Korean food in the area.
  • Ben C.
    Ben ChenJuly 8, 2015
    Solid tofu and great sides
  • Dennis D.
    Dennis DomingoJune 27, 2015
    Bibambop is great.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengJune 26, 2015
    Vegetable tofu is really good, but I'd recommend getting it medium spicy at least. Service is typical Asian service (aka nonexistent) but at least the male waiter is hella cute.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FangJune 17, 2015
    Soft tofu with cheese tastes better than it might sound, if you want a slightly creamier soup base
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiMay 30, 2015
    Private parking lot but gets busy on a Friday night. Wait wasn't too long and turnover is fast. Tofu soup is legit. Good banchan too.
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZhongMay 21, 2015
    Yum - glass noodles are delicious, BBQ ribs good, tofu soup good
  • Armelle G.
    Armelle GoreuxApril 11, 2015
    Soup used to be a lot better in my opinion but still alright. Bibimbap is good. The cold noodle soups are a bit expensive. And... The dokboki is actually really good.
  • Marcos
    MarcosMarch 8, 2015
    It is a very good reasonably priced restaurant. I like the beef short ribs, the beef is very tender and well seasoned. I like the 5 or 6 small appetizer plates placed on table as one sits down.
  • Blade O.
    Blade OlsonFebruary 22, 2015
    Excellent Korean side dishes
  • Stanley C.
    Stanley ChangJanuary 19, 2015
    Tofu pot, short rib
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HsuJanuary 3, 2015
    Seafood soft tofu is so good here!
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoDecember 30, 2014
    Medium tofu soup combo. Amazing.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachDecember 28, 2014
    Great soft tofu soup. Regular is almost definitely spicy enough.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HsiehNovember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with the house specials.
  • Karan B.
    Karan BediNovember 19, 2014
    The beef bibimbap was outstanding. The bulgogi was also pretty good.
  • Angela W.
    Angela WenNovember 5, 2014
    Don't get the cheese soondubu unless you like cheetos flavored soup. It's not melted on top it's mixed in. Stick with the basics!
  • Siju .
    Siju 👣👣👣November 3, 2014
    I had the vegetable soft tofu and it was Delicious!!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MathewsSeptember 20, 2014
    Amazing Tofu place...
  • Hope
    HopeSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Even if lots of people are waiting outside, the wait for a table is pretty quick.
  • Han Zhen L.
    Han Zhen LiuAugust 9, 2014
    I'd come here just for the appetizers
  • Emrah S.
    Emrah SimsekJuly 9, 2014
    Great find on El Camino Real !
  • Amit G.
    Amit GuptaApril 21, 2014
    Best Kim chi evar
  • Celeste W.
    Celeste WongApril 17, 2014
    Come before 6pm before it gets crowded - popular place even on week nights.
  • Daisy Z.
    Daisy ZookMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Bulgogi and tofu stew is so good.
  • Sharan N.
    Sharan NarangSeptember 22, 2013
    Soft tofu with veggie dumpling is awesome!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SudanoMay 31, 2013
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  • Luciano A.
    Luciano Aldana IIMay 10, 2013
    Try the Bibimbap - Yummy!
  • Eddy B.
    Eddy BMay 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    You'll smell like Korean food after you're done. Really the only Korean restaurant in palo alto so it's usually very crowded by 6pm. Get here at 5:30 pm and you're good to go
  • Ardalan Z.
    Ardalan ZandianApril 25, 2013
    You will love korean food if you eat here ;)
  • Johnny U.
    Johnny UrquijoApril 24, 2013
    Woah!! Amazing food and great service! Try the spicy pork...astounding!!!
  • Peter C.
    Peter ChinApril 19, 2013
    Skip the tofu salad
  • Herbert Y.
    Herbert YangApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Not necessarily the best Korean restaurant around Stanford, but everyone has heard about it and been there. It's close to Escondido Village. The line is usually long but it's worth the wait.
  • Xiaoyu
    XiaoyuMarch 16, 2013
    Try their combination tofu!
  • Charles N.
    Charles NautJanuary 3, 2013
    Buff Korean waiter
  • Joyce S.
    Joyce SohnSeptember 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Think the haemul pajeon is popular, but I really like their mandoo.
  • joseph j.
    joseph jeongAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the doenjang soon dubu.
  • Thanh N.
    Thanh NguyenJuly 12, 2012
    Yummy seafood soft tofu soup
  • Thanh N.
    Thanh NguyenJuly 12, 2012
    Delicious banchan
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FloresMay 10, 2012
    Try the Seafood Tofu Bowl - There's a head on my shrimp!!
  • Greg K.
    Greg KressFebruary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't let the name fool you... they make a great BBQ spicy pork.
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SegersinFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    No longer closed on Sundays.
  • Philip G.
    Philip GrossFebruary 15, 2012
    All the soft tofu dishes are awesome
  • Bradley Smoker
    Bradley SmokerFebruary 7, 2012
    Love the tofu soup! Some of the best tofu I've ever tasted!
  • Betty C.
    Betty ChanFebruary 6, 2012
    When you get the tofu soup wait for it to cool down, unless you want to singe you're taste buds
  • Michael C.
    Michael ClarkeDecember 10, 2011
    Can't go wrong with the original tofu bowl. Delicious and piping hot!
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰November 28, 2011
    Open Sunday! Generous sizzling BBQ platter portions. Soon dubu is on point, and if you ask, will give you the spiciest in the Bay area. Ban chan includes kimchee with oysters! Yum
  • Russell M.
    Russell MisakiFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hella busy at lunch
  • natassia
    natassiaAugust 25, 2010
    the kalbi is delicously fatty. yummmmmmmm
  • Tan L.
    Tan LamJuly 12, 2010
    The food is great. Don't forget to that they're closed on Sundays
  • Frank S.
    Frank SchellenbergJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything here is always delicious!
  • karen
    karenJune 12, 2010
    Bi bim bop w spicy pork.
  • Baoshi Y.
    Baoshi YanMay 12, 2010
    i like seafood Tofu here.
  • Frank S.
    Frank SchellenbergMay 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Sizzling tofu, delicious kalbi, fresh vegetables - Yum!
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