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Mom's Tofu House
Korean Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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217 Grand Ave South San Francisco, CA 94080
217 Grand AvenueUSCaliforniaSouth San Francisco94080
(650) 589-1180
$$Korean RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmSunday Closed
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Bustling eatery lures locals with homestyle Korean cooking, including hearty bulgogi & bibimbop.- Google
"One of the best tofu soup, bibimbap, kalbi, and house sause fried chicken."
"Lots of banchan and you get a small sized veggie pancake for free too."
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Matt Morales
a month ago
One of the best, if not best, Korean spots in SSF. Good tofu soup and good kalbi, bulgogi, etc.
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Sherry Li
8 months ago
How I miss having a go-to Korean place around the corner. This isn't exactly around the corner from me, but I think it's my new guilty pleasure! The restaurant is small but has plenty of tables. Turnaround is really fast so you don't have to wait too long to get a seat. It was packed on a Thursday night at 8pm. Lots of banchan and you get a small sized veggie pancake for free too. Service is awesome. We got 2 tofu soups and 1 kalbi. The kalbi was great and came first. It was a heaping pile! The tofu soup left something to be desired. I like that they give you an egg (some places don't give you one!). But I asked for medium spicy and it wasn't spicy at all. The broth was very thin and not that flavorful. Maybe that's just how they make it versus other places? I don't know. (Free parking is awesome.)
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Sophia L
a year ago
We love to come here when we are in the area. They have self served all you can eat side dishes during lunch time. Take whatever you like without feeling guilty! For dinner, they have really good set meal, tofu soup and meat dish for reasonable price. Did I mention their short ribs and spicy pork are must have? Tofu soup hit the spot every time. Love mom's tofu house!
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Mario Maciel
a year ago
I love the Bi Bim Bop. I always get the same dish because it's hard to try anything else. The red sauce is the best. All the side dishes are good. I love the macaroni one. I would definitely recommend this place but just be prepared to wait because it's tiny.
Ada Lai
5 months ago
love this restaurant! We go there regularly and never have trouble finding something wonderful to eat. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is simple but comfortable. one of our favorite restaurants.
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Albert Lee
a year ago
Mom's Tofu House is a small little Korean restaurant tucked away on Grand Ave...with some great Korean dishes! I usually come here during my lunch break from work, and as long as you get there before noon, you'll be able to get a seat and a table without a wait. Once the clock strikes noon however, the people from the surrounding areas start trickling in, and before you know it, you're hit with a mass of people on their lunch break, all waiting for a seat and table. If you get there after noon, you might have to wait a bit before getting a table. The best part about this place is that the mini Korean side dishes (kimchi, fish cake, salad, potatoes, etc.) are all placed together in a side bar area. This side bar area is self serve and you can refill your own plate as many times as you want. Along with the unlimited side dishes, I usually also order a spicy beef soon dubu (beef tofu soup) which comes with an egg (crack it open and throw it in your soup) and a small bowl of steamed white rice. There are 5 levels of spiciness, and I find the 4th level (spicy) to be the most optimal. Anything more than the 4th level is too spicy to be enjoyable. Prices are relatively cheap (as far as Korean places go), and the service is quick and friendly. I would definitely recommend this place for lunch!
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Alice Jou
a year ago
I was expecting a little more. I liked the ban chan which came with kimchi, bean sprouts, radish, fish cake, potato salad, and a pancake. The chicken wings were cooked well, but the seasoning on the dry ones and the sauce on the wet ones weren't exciting. I enjoyed the short ribs, which were a good portion size and nice and tender but the tofu stew was a little bland and a bit skimpy on the meat. I wouldn't mind giving it one more shot, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here.
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Paul Volk
2 years ago
Tofu (spicy) with pork was the best I've had in the bay (and by spicy they do mean spicy unlike some other tofu houses) . The bibimbap was also delicious with the spicy pork. The place is small and packed so make sure to put your name on the board inside and prepare for a 15+ minute wait during dinner. Service is very quick and friendly. I can't wait to come back here!