S and I work right beside Shilla, and have seen it in passing many a time. We used to go for Korean food pretty regularly back in Edmonton, so we were excited to try this place out!
First off, look at this! I loved the fact they covered their spoon with a piece of paper. So sanitary! I loved it.
Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm! This calamari was delicious!! I absolutely loved it. It was the perfect amount of crispy and the vegetables that are served with it are divine! I think I liked this one more than S. Oh well, more for me!
How great are these side dishes? Definitely a perk of Korean restaurants. Although I am not entirely sure what all of them are, I can tell you that I can eat about a million of the broccoli dish and the bean sprouts. So good. I can’t get enough.
For my main, I got the spicy soup. A little while ago, I posted about Won Jung Gak – a Korean restaurant in Edmonton that we love. In particular, their spicy soup. Ever since moving here, I have been on the hunt! When I saw that Shilla had spicy soup, it was a no brainer. I had to try it! Unfortunately, it did not come even close to my spicy soup at Won Jung Gak. I cannot seem to find anything here that compares. I was so disappointed with the soup, I asked S to trade me meals.
S ordered the Bibimbap, and only had a few bites until I snatched it up! And let me tell you, what an upgrade! The bibimbap was delicious. So delicious we went back shortly after to fulfill my craving. The crispy rice was delicious, the egg was fabulous and everything on top was a bonus! I don’t have bibimbap often, but I would if it were like this all the time! The portion was quite big, and I was able to take some home to eat later. (Side note: this is a great dish to take over. It comes back to life quite nicely. I fry another egg, and it’s good as new!)
Total Damage: $39.42 (including tax, no tip)
Personal Rating: 3.75 out of 5 (Very Good)
Overall, I like it! I wouldn’t order the soup again, but lucky for me, S is always will to share/trade. The side dishes and calamari were great, and the service was fine. Another thing to note is they play country music there! It was weird, and out of place for a Korean restaurant, but I totally digged it. Maybe its the Albertan in me, but I liked it. They were all mainstream country songs, aka I knew the lyrics to them all. I had a good time, and S had a good time watching me I think! Don’t worry, it’s not a red neck country place or anything. It’s just a good time! See for yourself! YUM!
2300 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 623 9996