Chef Soogil Lim earned his chops at the illustrious Daniel and humble Hanjan, so it should come as no surprise that this eponymous restaurant is peppered with references to fine dining. Having said that, this place is decidedly casual, with a neighborhood kind of vibe, comfortable setting and kitchen spotlighting modern Korean cooking. Sharing is the way to go here, where the menu is categorized by Garden, Sea and Land with a handful of options in each. Hungry diners could easily order the entire menu especially if accompanied by friends, but make sure to hone in on such delights as the crispy sweet potato beignets, crisped pork belly and the perfectly seasoned Spanish mackerel-all of which show off creativity, skill and ingredient quality.
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