Screen Shot 2018-04-09 at 8.11.06 AM.png
 
 PHOTO BY @FOODANDSACHI

PHOTO BY @FOODANDSACHI

Where to Eat and Drink in the Tenderloin

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....

by Lauren Sloss, EATER


 PHOTO BY FOODBEST AT @BOOKOFELIE

PHOTO BY FOODBEST AT @BOOKOFELIE

Screen Shot 2018-04-09 at 8.43.27 AM.png

The 12 Best Korean Restaurants in San Francisco & Oakland

Ramen and Korean fried chicken are what make this Tenderloin hole-in-the-wall such a treasure.

Literally a hole in the wall, ARIA Korean Tapas can be found on Larkin Street, between Geary and Post. The red brick facade is covered from top to bottom in graffiti and blown up pictures of fried chicken, kimbap, and other Korean snacks, with a tiny single door in the center. ...

by Ryan Basso at SF WEEKLY

 

Screen Shot 2018-04-11 at 10.44.40 AM.png

ARIA, KOREAN TAPAS 'BULGOGI STIRFRY RAMEN' WAS INTRODUCED ON KTVU 2 FOX NEWS ON APRIL 5 FOR FOODBEAST NOODS EVENT IN OAKLAND ON APRIL, 7

ARIA, KOREAN TAPAS WAS FEATURED ON KTVU CHANNEL 2 FOX NEWS ON APRIL, 5 ABOUT FOODBEAST NOODS OAKLAND EVENT ON APRIL, 7. 


Screen Shot 2018-04-22 at 9.58.58 AM.png
Screen Shot 2018-04-22 at 9.59.16 AM.png
aria mom and pop.jpg

Guide: 5

San Francisco Family-Run Restaurants and How They Started

Nestled in a hole-in-the-wall in the Tenderloin, ARIA has become a popular destination for Korean fried chicken and other traditional Korean street food including kimbap (Korean rice rolls) and tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes).

Opened by a husband and wife in 2012, their son, Charlie Kim, later joined his parents (after attending UCLA) to help operate the grab-and-go restaurant.

by KQED Patrick Wong