Yechon

restaurants / Korean

Lonely Planet review

Annandale, a suburb on the edge of the beltway west of Arlington and Alexandria, is the center of the Washington, DC, Korean community – and as you’d guess, the Korean culinary scene. Debates over who does the best Korean in the DC area have been the source of much gastronomic bickering; we like Yechon. It’s an oldie but a goodie, always packed with Koreans (good sign) and curious Westerners. The kalbi (barbecue ribs) is rich, smoky and, well, meaty – it’s fantastic stuff, true stick-to-your-ribs Seoul food. Contrast it with the complex seaweed and searing kimchi and this is a Korean feast that is affordable, delicious and (important point coming) open 24/7 . Nothing works off the soju (Korean alcoholic drink) like 3am tofu and chili, after all…