Hawaii Mom Blog: Visit San Francisco: KoJa Kitchen




December 15, 2016

Visit San Francisco: KoJa Kitchen

KoJa Kitchen (KoJa = Korean-Japanese) started out as a food truck, and now has multiple locations all over California.

KoJa combines Korean and Japanese flavors throughout the many dishes, specializing in sandwiches made with crispy garlic rice buns instead of typical wheat buns.

Beef KoJa

Beef Bowl

Chicken KoJa

Teriyaki Zen Taco

Braised Pork Taco

Umami Fries
I ordered the Chicken KoJa - Korean BBQ Chicken, Sesame Vinaigrette Lettuce, Tomato, Cilantro, Gochujang Sauce and Sesame Seeds.  The chicken had so much flavor, along with a bit of spice.  I thought the crispy fried garlic rice buns were good, but they were very thick and made the sandwich difficult to eat.  I ended up using a fork for the chicken and ate the buns separately.

The Umami Fries were topped with a super delicious Miso-Coconut Braised Pork, Fried Shallots, Masago, Green Onions, Red Sauce, and Garlic Aioli.  

The same pork was used in the taco, which my middle son ordered, but he said he preferred the Teriyaki Zen Taco, which was filled with a Soy and Portobello Mushroom Patty, Sesame Vinaigrette Lettuce, Red Sauce, Japanese Mayo, Fried Shallots, and Nori.

My husband liked his Beef Bowl - Korean BBQ Beef, Onions, Kimchi, Masago, Red Sauce, Green Onions, Masago, Fried Shallots, Sesame Seeds.

My oldest enjoyed the Beef KoJa - Korean BBQ Beef, Sauteed Onions, Pineapple, Sesame Vinaigrette Lettuce, Sesame Seeds, but just as I did - he ate the fillings with a fork.

Prices are pretty reasonable, and service was quick and friendly.

The flavors were fantastic in all of the dishes, therefore it's no surprise why KoJa Kitchen continues to expand.

KoJa Kitchen
343 Clement Street.
San Francisco CA 94118

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