Arriving to the sleepy block you’re first taken aback by the plethora of Korean BBQ joints just before the beautifully dense aroma hits your palette. Choosing the correct one would seem to be a hard decision but there’s one that rises above them all, Jae Bu Do. Queuing up outside is a hassle but it’s the only way in. Once you enter the abundance of shellfish roasting on an open fire is incredible. With white glove in hand the familiar steps to this dance are interrupted by abalone, shrimp, and delights like you’ve never tasted before. Taking a pause you realize the 20 something’s and families next to you have this jig down pat. After the empty shells stack up you sadly give up your table for the next round of food adventurers. It’s all good though cause you have a "show" to attend.
Alternative: If the lone is too long and you need to get eating head across the street to Western Doma Noodle. Get the stew!
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