WELCOME TO HANGANG KOREAN CUISINE
VIRGINIA'S MOST AUTHENTIC SEOUL FOOD
Korean restaurants always bring to mind dinner theater: Part of the fun of eating in them is watching the table get buried under panchan, the introductory snacks, and having the staff stir-cook your meal on the grill in front of you. Named for the famous river that flows through Seoul, Han Gang is one of Annandale's newer sources for juicy pan-fried dumplings, grilled beef short ribs and one of the best seafood pancakes -- crisp, greaseless and lavished with squid -- I've come across. But the menu goes beyond those standards to include a Korean twist on tuna tartare, enlivened with a dressing that's both sweet and fiery, and abalone and mushrooms warmed up with jalapenos and garlic. A treat for the tongue, Han Gang is also easy on the eyes. Out front are a rock garden and small pool; inside are walnut walls, cozy booths and unfailingly gracious servers.
MON - SAT 11AM - 10:30PM
SUNDAY 11AM - 10PM
MON - FRI 11AM - 2:30PM
WASHINGTON POST 2009 FALL DINING GUIDE
REVIEWED BY STAFF WRITER TOM S.
7243 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia 22003