Writing about Café Todahmgol in Duluth is an exercise in frustration … I just get hungry. Perhaps that is why I’ve never spent the time to relay my thoughts on this tucked away Korean restaurant way up yonder. You see, as you begin to reach the Northeast border of Atlanta, most often identified by Interstate 285 and Spaghetti Junction, Korean restaurants become as common place as even the most inundating of fast food chains.
Though these spots are everywhere, it seems as if most “ethnic food” passionistas continually identify just a handful of restaurant when discussing Atlanta’s best Korean Barbecue. Restaurants like Han Il Kwan, Hae Woon Dae, Honey Pig, Iron Age, and Myung Ga Won repeatedly get a nod. Cho Sun Ok, Sun and Moon Café, and Star Daepo also get mentioned. That’s frankly just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve been to all of those places, some several times over, and yet I’m constantly disappointed that Café T, one of Atlanta’s best Korean restaurants of any discipline, is buried beneath a heap of the less worthy.