88 Tofu House

A little hole-in-the-wall Korean restaurant in the midst of Buford Highway, 88 Tofu House offers the best no-frills Korean fare in town. We’ve been regulars of this place for over 10 years and they really serve good, fresh food. Situated in a converted stand-alone Arby’s building just inside the perimeter, Tofu 88 (as what people in the know call this place) underwent a major renovation a couple of years ago. Gone are the dank atmosphere and maroon tables. The place is now bright and airy thanks to new hardwood floors and pine-colored wooden tables with barbeque pits in the middle.

Specialties include delicious tofu soup — soft, creamy tofu in broth with choice of meat or seafood and assorted vegetables served boiling hot and available either mild, medium, and insanely hot. The barbequed short ribs (galbi-gui) are finger-lickin’ good and best eaten with the complimentary bowl of steamed white rice or the red rice with red beans. For those wanting a one-dish meal, do try the Bibim Bap: hashed rice topped with meat and assorted veggies such as mushrooms, carrots, and bean spouts and served on a hot stone pot. Each order comes with the customary appetizers served in little plates and bowls and usually consists of kimchi, spicy cucumbers, steamed bean sprouts, sweet boiled potatoes, seaweed salad, and fried fish.

Entrees start at $6. No alcohol served. Open 24 hours a day. Visa and Mastercard accepted. Reservations not taken. Ample parking space.

88 Tofu House
5490 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340-1126
(770) 457-8811

3 Comments so far

  1. Karsh (unregistered) on August 27th, 2006 @ 5:39 pm

    Mmmm…that takes me back. Their Korean barbeque is delicious too.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] (unregistered) on August 27th, 2006 @ 5:51 pm

    I miss the “old days” at 88 Tofu House before they became known by more than just the locals.

  3. Garth Johnson (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 10:34 am

    Cheers to you for your props to one of my favorite restaurants. What could beat ending up at Tofu 88 after a night of debauchery! Damn. I’m in desperate need of some Seafood Tofu soup with bean rice right now. Like Karsh, I do shed a tear every now and then for the old “dingy” days, which were part of the appeal.

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