Best Korean Restaurant: Lusty for kimchi

Sahn Maru

Korean restaurants aren’t usually known for their decor. Typical wall coverings include the nymphet in the Hite beer ad, color photos of what you’re eating, and maybe a painting of a Korean landscape — sometimes all in the same restaurant. Sahn Maru has some of those elements, but to really stand out from the pack — and its fresh, home-style food succeeds tenfold — the mom-and-pop (well, maybe just pop) owner has added some “adult” accents as well. Take a moment to lift your head out of a bowl of bubbling, spicy kimchi jigae (pickled cabbage stew) or the colorful blend of vegetables of dol sot bi bim bap, and you’ll see three small ceramic rear ends staring longingly at you. Need to use the restroom? Try not to fondle the voluptuous naked female statue in the process. Sahn Maru’s delectable menu and friendly waitstaff are reason enough to come here, but if you need some extra coaxing, sex always sells.

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