i've said before in other reviews that in this day and age, the general "mainstream" public understands that korean cuisine goes beyond just "korean bbq." that concept went out with the 1980s, when people realized that there's more to japanese cuisine than sushi bars. at the very least, people are discovering soondubujip (korean tofu stew houses). however, korean cuisine goes way beyond just "bulgogi" and "soon tofu"!!!
as i also said before, usually, a restaurant only specializes in a few things, so when choosing a korean restaurant for your meal, you decide beforehand what you want to eat: do you want naengmyuhn (cold noodles)? do you want maeoontang (spicy seafood soup)? do you want dduhkbokki (spicy thick rice cake tubes)? do you want samgyuhbsal (grilled bar-style bacon)?
now, that being said, again, there are just a handful of restaurants that _can_ make a good variety of korean dishes well. this is one of them. they have a pretty wide range of korean favourites on their menu, but i'll describe a few highlights:
1) this restuarant has great maeoontang (spicy seafood stews). they do seafood quite well. check out their agoo (monkfish) either in a stew or in saucy form - agoo jjim. it's great. else, try the sea bass! that's also great.
2) this restaurant makes great naengmyuhn. come in for lunch and have it on a summer day.
3) this restaurant has great grilled meats. one specialty that is an authentic korean experience is their dduk bossam: a dish of grilled meat(s) wrapped by yourself in thinly sliced rice cake. it's awesome. this is real korean bbq. you also have the option here to order the all-you-can eat chadolbaegi (marbled beef). that's great if you're in a carnivorous mood.
the service is friendly and helpful. the restaurant can be cheap, depending on what you order; or you can spend more to experience different things.