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So Gong Dong Tofu House

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4127 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4004
+1 650-424-8805
Today
11:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexpectedly good food in a relatively busy whole-in-the-wall establishment. It was pretty crowded at about 1, and we waited for about 20 minutes for a seat. However, the food was great. Definitely worth the wait. All entrees come with about 6 small plates with a variety of food. There was kimchi, purple rice, sprouts, glass noodles, fresh cucumbers and potatoes.... More 

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Thank JosLoo
san francisco
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131 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Tofu House for 10 years. The food is good and but the restaurant is dirty. They need to clean it better especially since they raised their prices on their dishes over the years.

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Thank ThePlumber2015
Palo Alto
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Was first recommended this place by a pretentious, snobby foodie friend who happened to be Korean and turned up his nose at most places in the peninsula. Tofu House, according to him, was the only place worth eating at, apart from some Mongolian barbecue place that I disliked. So expectations were low when I first went here. Whoa! Terrific food,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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226 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It was my first time trying Korean tofu, and I enjoyed this restaurant a lot. The concept is soft tofu in a clay pot with choices of various meats or dumplings, or other add-ins. It gets served with a raw egg that's supposed to get cracked into the clay pot and cook before you eat it. Although the clay pot... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I went here while my son went to Subway. Tried the tofu with veggies and ramen. It was good but I would like to go back and try a few more dishes.

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Thank Jeff M
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This has been a family favourite for its vegetarian selection. Tonight the scales fell from our eyes. We were told the kimchi has shrimp and the miso soup with the order of "vegetarian bibimbap " has fish. Begs the question of what's in the broth in the rest. If you are not allergic or have serious ethical or religious reasons... More 

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Thank Vibha R
Princeton, New Jersey
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We ordered the soft noodle tofu soup and the vegetarian bibimpap. I loved all the extra items they serve at the table - greens, sweet potato, glass noodles, kimchi and cucumbers were of the right portions and tasted great. I would definitely visit again when i am in the area.

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Thank Janani V
Hong Kong, China
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I wanted to like this place. It's got a long line going. The car park is always full. And it's in the heart of multicultural Palo Alto. The food looks good, and the menu quite comprehensive. Sadly, except for the Kalbi (which was competent if not spectacular), all the food was very bland. The soups were salty and lacked spice.... More 

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Thank James W
San Antonio, Texas
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320 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

we ordered and one chicken and one beef bibimbap (highly recommend the beef!!!!!! the chicken looked like it was all dark meat). Everything was so good, the whole meal from start to finish

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Thank thefamilythattravels
Paris, France
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Tofu. Korean grill. Bibimbap. They are all good. They will ask you "how spicy". If you just want a little spicy, say "not spicy". The food here is spicy. I'm not Korean, so I don't know the standard, but it is very spicy. Every meal comes with the little plates of Korean kimchi, marinated cucumbers, potatoes, etc. That's a meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4127 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-424-8805

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?