Korean House

You know a Korean restaurant is authentic when you are the only person seated in the place that isn't Korean.

Korean House, now called Sodam is not easy to find... lets face it, if someone didn't tell you in a very detailed matter of how to get there... you'd never find it. Take the entrance off of Jefferson road (in Henrietta) into the Genesee Valley Regional Market. You will be in the middle of a random industrial park. To the left you will see Lori's Natural Foods, turn down this alley and keep going... all the way at the end on the left you will see a small metal door and a small sign for Sodam... park and go on in... don't be scared, it doesn't look like an entrance... but it is :)

Sodam is a treat. A fellow grad student from Korea first told me of this place and I've been hooked ever since. The service can be on the slow side, and they aren't the best at refilling your water glass, but don't let that bother you, because the food is AMAZING. And very authentic (so tells my Korean born friend... who sadly is back in Korea and not here anymore).

Each meal starts with a traditional assortment of kim chi (the offerings have changed over the years):


John loves the different types of sprouts, and the seaweed salad best. I love the spicy fish cakes best.

Don't be afraid of mispronouncing things when you are there. The waitresses are very understanding, unlike my friend who gained much amusement at trying to get me to pronounce all types of Korean words... ahhh good times. John and I both love the chicken bulgogi, it's super spicy but can be a little heavy on the oil (we always ask for light oil and it's perfect that way!). So also don't be afraid to ask for light oil, or lighter spice if you aren't crazy into spice :) Depending on the waitress they will ask you if you want it Korean spicy, or American spicy... just a note to you... Korean spicy is VERY spicy :)


Chicken bulgogi, served sizzling hot with white rice on the side. Seriously good chow!

Sodam is a great place to try something new, if you are in the area, make sure to try it out!

15 chews:

This restaurants looks great! I need to find a Korean restaurant in my area to try their delicious specialties.

Korean food is where it's at! Sometimes the spice level can be too much. :) If you know what to order, you're all set.

Reeni♥ said...

How lucky you are! My Mom would love this-we can't find any Korean restaurants within a 50 mile radius of our house.

Marta said...

Korea-town is very close to my favourite Japanese retaurant, so I walk by it very often and am always tempted by their restaurants. I've never tried them for fear of the spicey food, but I should since it's a cuisine that interests me. I'd like the thing where they put a fried egg on some veg and noodles... that looks yummy!
It looks like you had a lovely dinner :)

Valerie said...

Thank you! Will definitely be checking this out.

Emily said...

I was just thinking the other day I've never had Korean food. It looks great.. and I love spicy food. I wish I could come here!

Maria said...

What a tasty meal!!

Steph said...

I love Korean food, especially if it's authentic..haha. After an Americanized Chinese meal that I will never forget, I try to stick to authentic restaurants now..haha.

Sara said...

I don't eat korean food that often, but I'd like to - I need to find a good restaurant in my area!

looks lovely I adore Korean theres a few in Greensboro NC but I love NYC best

Candy said...

My husband and I just went there last week, and we usually go once a month. But the last time there, the woman serving us was very rude (kept insisting my husband order BBQ meat since he is American), even though he wanted the noodle soup. I admit the food is good there, but the attitude really disappointed us.

looks lovely I adore Korean theres a few in Greensboro NC but I love NYC best

Maria said...

What a tasty meal!!

Emily said...

I was just thinking the other day I've never had Korean food. It looks great.. and I love spicy food. I wish I could come here!

Sara said...

I don't eat korean food that often, but I'd like to - I need to find a good restaurant in my area!

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