Mesa is a hub for all kinds of Korean cuisine. Ban Chan The Stone Tofu House Drunken Tiger
This pleasant little restaurant features excellent dishes such as spicy pan-fried octopus and squid, Korean-style pork belly (sam-gyeopsal), and monkfish stew (agujjim).
2909 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa
Owners Don Kim and Cookie Sohn slip house-made tofu into bubbling soups and enormous, cooked-at-the-table hot pots, also frying fat rectangular cakes of it in sesame oil until they turn crisp. It’s heady but healthy, too.
1870 W. Main St., Mesa
Chef-owner Justin Park specializes in modern street-style Korean bar food. Under the gaze of Korean aeni octopi and other high-energy wall animations, you can acquaint yourself with sweet, slurp-alicious concoctions like a platter of mushroom-tender baby octopus and shaved pork in a spicy, ketchup-like gravy.
1954 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa
Mesa is a hub for all kinds of Korean cuisine.
The Stone Tofu House