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Koba Tofu Grill

Map & Directions 4501 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
  • Korean
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Necessary
  • Lot Available


OC Weekly's Description

In Irvine, a city with no shortage of soondubu joints, Koba
Tofu Grill is close to being one of the best. This is the second Koba in town; the
first, on Culver, started as a soldier of the BCD franchise a few years ago.
It soon defected to become Koba Tofu House, and from there, it slowly built
an empire of its own. There are now Koba outlets in Diamond Bar and
Fullerton. But this newest Irvine location—within walking distance of UC
Irvine and its ready population of Korean stomachs—is already better than
its sister location. The best way to enjoy Koba's soondubu is to opt for the
combinations, which pair the soup with a protein, a searing stone bowl of
bibimbap or a salad. If you want a protein, the raw crab should be your
first choice; the Korean barbecue beef rib called kalbi should be second;
and bulgogi, the boneless mound of thinly sliced, marinated barbecue beef
third. In the latter two, the best bites come from the crisped pieces in
direct contact with the scorching cast-iron platforms on which they're

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Tips from foursquare

  • E T. on 08/08/11

    Order a combo meal and get a Hite beer for $0.99.

  • Sara H. on 03/25/14

    Understaffed and unprofessional.

  • Edwint W. on 02/13/14

    Awful service. Ask for the fish cake three times, and they don't give me any. I'd rather drive down to jamboree and eat BCD.

  • Adam D. on 08/19/11

    You can ask for more sides for free!

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