By Contributing Writer Krista Walker, Principal Broker ReMax Platinum Real Estate

Soo Rah is a Korean restaurant located at 38 North Central. It is a small, family-owned restaurant with an airy and casual atmosphere. Soo Rah means conch shell in Korean, and shells signify life cycles. The menu features traditional Korean dishes, such as bibimbob, bulgogi, and kimchi. 

The menu lists a variety of dishes and sushi to suit every person’s hunger. I decided on the lunch bento of grilled salmon, and Richard chose the chicken teriyaki bento. Bento boxes are to Asian food as tapas are to Spanish food. 

The boxes have small tastes of a main dish, egg roll, fried dumpling, rice, tempura, and salad.  What makes these bentos different is the salad has a kimchi topping.  Kimchi is a pickled Korean dish and Soo Rah’s version is mild enough for a non-Korean to love…and I did love it.

Someone at the table next to us had a Korean staple called Bulgogi Dolsot Bibimbob.  This dish looked delicious with its sliced beef and mountain of assorted vegetables served over rice in a hot stone pot with special spicy sauce…and topped with an egg. There are a few other bibimbob, dumplings, and BBQ options available.

They have both chicken and pork katsu meals which are fried cutlets served with sides, salad, and rice. Noodle dishes and ramen choices are available, as well as sushi.  

Soo Rah serves cocktails, beer and wine.  There is even a rice beer for those gluten-free folks. The owner served us, and that made me feel special.

Bottom line is – there is something to make everyone happy and full.

Soo Rah is open Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9pm, and Friday and Saturday 11am – 9:30pm.

They have dine-in, takeout, and delivery.
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