Sorabol's first grand opening in 1979 marked a
historical event in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sorabol was the first restaurant
to introduce authentic Korean cuisine in Northern California. The restaurant was
named after the capital of the Shilla Dynasty (B.C. 57 - A.D. 935). The
modern-day city, because of its rich collection of ancient history and arts in
Korea, is known as the "museum without walls".
Winning numerous awards and receiving outstanding restaurant reviews
by the Bay Area's most famous food critics, Sorabol quickly acquired a long list
of dedicated followers. With growing popularity and an ongoing desire to
introduce Americans to the rich flavors of Korea, Sorabol soon ventured into the
ever popular food court business which was booming in the late 1980's. Since
then, Sorabol has established several locations throughout California, Las Vegas
Nevada and currently has plans to expand into Washington State and East cost
locations in New York and Washington D.C. Sorabol has been a dominant player in
the food court arena, becoming a top grosser at all locations within a very
short period of time.
Sorabol is a contemporary quick-serve restaurant committed to serving the finest
and freshest authentic Korean cuisine and Asian noodles. We offer an extensive
menu that caters to a broad range of clientele, spanning well beyond the Asian
customer. We provide the convenience of fast-food while offering delicious meals
at affordable prices, making Korean food a quick and easy alternative to
traditional fast-food choices such as hamburgers, sandwiches or your typical
Mexican and Chinese options.
The main feature of our concept is traditional Korean Barbecue - a key pillar of
Korean cuisine - which include popular dishes such as Kalbi (barbecued short
ribs) and Dak Guyee (barbecued chicken). We also serve our barbecued beef and
pork recipes which have won numerous awards.
In addition, our menu includes a selection of popular noodle dishes reflecting
various Asian flavors. These dishes, prepared as individual orders, feature only
the freshest ingredients and can be customized as desired. To accommodate the
varied palette of our customers, we offer noodle dishes with and without broth,
different types of noodles (e.g., egg, spinach, soba and udon) and even a range
of spiciness. In Asian cultures, noodles have always been a symbol of long life.
Noodles are often served at major traditional and cultural celebrations as well
as weddings and birthdays. They are also commonly served for breakfast because
they are considered a healthy start to a long day.
For those with a lighter appetite, we also offer a variety of flavorful
vegetarian dishes, stir-fried entrees and tasty appetizers (e.g., dumplings,
scallion pancakes and rice rolls). Every item on our menu is prepared fresh
throughout the day by our experienced chefs in a flavorful yet healthy, low-fat
fashion with absolutely no chemical additives such as MSG.
Our concept appeals to a varied market by providing a healthy, satisfying meal,
distinct from other common Asian fare. Primarily, we try to locate ourselves in
high traffic retail and entertainment centers as well as college campuses and
financial districts. Our commitment to authenticity and friendly service makes
even fast-food a pleasurable dining experience full of culture and flavor.