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Lighthouse Tofu & BBQ

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9380 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2806
+1 410-461-6560
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Been here several times. The tofu hot pot is decent. Recommend coming here for lunch. Dinner is overpriced. When you order bulgogi type of dish, they give you very LITTLE meat with TONS of onions and veggies yet charge $15-20. They are also understaffed. Have to wait a long time for someone to come by at any given night though... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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791 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,025 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This place specializes in tofu soup (about 10 different kinds), spiced to your liking and served boiling food; it is just belly good! They also serve other Korean dishes for those wishing diversity. Friendly service. Spartan décor, but who cares?

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

A group of 15 visited for lunch near Christmas. The service was prompt and courteous. Their specialty, Soft Tofu soup was delicious. I had mine mild and asked for less sodium. Their seafood pancake (pa-jeon) was good. The Korean style egg casserole was descent but not the best.

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Odenton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

OMG please do not eat here and think you are getting a good idea of Korean cuisine. My parents have been here a few times but I don't think they'll be returning after this visit. It seemed as though most of the patrons were non-Korean couples. We ordered the croaker special with soon do boo stew, a seafood pancake, seafood... More 

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Woodstock, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I'm not Korean, but love Asian food. I stopped here for lunch and was very happy I did. I ordered the seafood/beef soup. First they brought a variety of pickled vegetables. They also brought a stone bowl coated with rice, and added tea ( I think) as a "dessert " course. The soup was brought to the table boiling, the... More 

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Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Lighthouse Tofu BBQ is the best place in Ellicott City for soondubu jiggae and dolsot bibimbap. The best options are the spicy mushroom & the curry, but there are also mixed seafood, oyster, mixed vegetable, and dumpling varieties. All soondubu can be ordered to meet your spice preferences, from no spice to extra spicy. My husband and I love their... More 

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Lighthouse is one of my favorite Korean restaurants. This isn't one of the places where there's a grill in front of you and you manually barbecue your meats. Lighthouse specializes in soondooboo (tofu stone bowls) varieties, and they've nearly perfected their recipe for these dishes. I'm a huge fan of their soondooboo. Even if you don't particularly like spicy (like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9380 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2806
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-461-6560

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?