This noodle house opened about a month ago, one of the newest additions to Duluth, specifically Pleasant Hill Rd. It sits on the same spot vacated by my beloved Mr. Tea House. I know of only 3 or 4 Korean noodle places in Atlanta that make their own noodles in house by hand. This is one of them. They specialize in kalguksu, a popular Korean noodle soup dish.
What’s amazing about this place, aside from the handmade noodles, is the prices. Humongous bowls of soups are either $6.99 or $7.99. Only. If soup isn’t what you’re craving for, they have really good rice dishes. I haven’t had a chance to try their tonkatsu or rice cake stews or soups as I’ve only been here twice but I will do so next week and will let you know about it.
This Ox Bone Broth noodle soup is a hearty, filling, and comforting soup. You’ve got slices of zucchini, radish, and slivers of carrots. There are lots of big pieces of tender oxtail meat, too. The broth, which is very mild and light, is perfect for the summer months. The handmade noodles, prepared al dente, are thick and have the perfect chewiness. Stir constantly and eat fast so that the noodles don’t make your broth starchy and thick. And even if they do, the soup is still good.
Bulgogi and rice. A ubiquitous, introductory dish to Korean cuisine, their version is one of the best in the city. There isn’t that icky, soapy taste that’s quite common at other places. The meat here is marinated well and stir fried with onions. It has a perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors. When this place first opened, they had Kimchi fried rice. It was good. But they stopped serving it.
So there. You owe it to yourself to try Korean handmade noodles. There is no excuse.
Located next to Suno in the Super H plaza in Duluth. Open early enough to have a late breakfast.
Kal Guk Si
2570 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Duluth, GA 30096
Closed on Tuesdays
Open all other days 10:30AM-9:30AM