Specialist Referrals

Everybody orders the same particular thing at these Korean finds — for a reason.

The kitchen's specialty is indicated by a sign on the door depicting a glaring, demented-looking cartoon chicken. As the hostess walks you to your seat, you'll most likely see a plate of wings or picked-over bones on every table, and for good reason: This is some of the best fried chicken in the Bay Area. That, at least, was the consensus among some obsessed Korean-Americans at nearby table, who spent much of the evening discussing other favorite chicken places such as Merritt's in Oakland and Ad Hoc in Yountville.

Toyose's wings are very lightly battered, and come scalding hot from the fryer, supercrispy, and nicely seasoned with salt, pepper, and chiles. As usual at soju bangs, you don't get any panchan, just some shredded cabbage salad and a bowl of Cheetos-like puffy shrimp snacks — but so what? There isn't a better bar snack in town than these wings.

They announce their specialty right there on the sign.
Paul Trapani
They announce their specialty right there on the sign.

Location Info


My Tofu House

4627 Geary
San Francisco, CA 94118

Category: Restaurant > Korean

Region: Richmond (Inner)


My Tofu House, 4627 Geary (at 10th Ave.), 750-1818. Sunday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Saturday 5:00-10:00 p.m. No reservations. Wheelchair accessible. Parking: difficult. Muni: 2, 28, 38. Noise level: low.

Toyose, 3814 Noriega (at 45th Ave.), 731-0232. Daily 6:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Reservations accepted. Wheelchair accessible. Parking: easy. Muni: 18, 71. Noise level: low.

Zazang, 2340 Geary (at Baker), 447-0655, www.zazangworld.com. Daily 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. No reservations. Wheelchair accessible. Parking: daytime difficult, easier at night. Muni: 2, 4, 24, 38, 43. Noise level: low.

Za zang myun $6.95
Za zang bap $7.95
Zazang potstickers $7.55 a dozen
My Tofu House soft tofu soup $9.45
Toyose fried chicken wings $11.95

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