This SF Korean Fried Chicken Icon Just Dropped Bulgogi Stir Fry Ramen (watch video)
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
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
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
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
Cultures Collide In This SF Tenderloin Restaurant's Korean Chimichanga
SF's Tenderloin District has a seedy reputation, but if you pass on it because of that, you're missing out on a picturesque neighborhood with some pretty unique culinary innovations.
A chief spot to visit is Aria Korean Tapas, where Charlie Kim cranks out kimbap and Korean fried chicken that SF's foodies flock to.
His fusion of Korean street fare and San Francisco street culture has bridged together in his newest creation: The Big Loco Chimichanga.