A pocket-sized Larkin Street gem, Aria has been slinging top-notch KFC (Korean fried chicken) for years now. But a recent revamp has produced a menu loaded with guilty-pleasure Korean fare that stoner dreams are made of. The chicken’s still tops, but it’d be a mistake to pass on unctuous rice cakes in spicy sauce, loaded with everything from fish cakes to mozzarella cheese; no-frills Korean ramen topped with a holy trinity of kimchi, SPAM, and egg; and the cheekily named “secret menu” (it’s on their website, after all) with a selection of fried mandu (dumplings). There’s seating for just three or four at Aria’s counter, but their takeout business is popping (ideal for any hungover Postmates needs).
by Lauren Sloss at EATER San Francisco