Koriente Restaurant & Tea House
621 E. Seventh, 512/275-0852
Hours: Sun.-Fri., 11am-9:30pm; Sat., 1pm-9:30pm
Here the emphasis is on fresh, healthy food with a minimum of sugar, oil, and fat. This MSG-free zone offers gluten-free items as well. The spicy chicken bulgogi is a favorite of Downtown bartenders.
The offerings from Jae Kim’s brick and mortar "Home of the Kimchi Fries" should be as yummy as that of the popular trucks. The menu is slightly different, sporting Kimchi fried rice balls containing rice, cheddar, Monterey Jack, nori, and gochujang, but retains plenty of crowd favorites.
1509 S. Lamar, 512/428-5269
Korean barbecue offered in five kinds of protein, spicy noodle bowls, chicken wings glazed with sweet and spicy Gangnam sauce, and those addictive kimchi fries are some of the menu's highlights at this Downtown trailer.
823 Congress Ave., 512/593-6290
From the owners of Star of India, Papadom offers classic Indian dishes and Indo-Chinese specialties and keeps late-night hours – perfect for the Downtown crowd.
310 Colorado, 512/840-1434