When Chi Moon and Jessica Oh opened Solano Avenue’s Bowl’d, their mission was to make lesser-known Korean dishes — things besides Korean barbecue — accessible to an American audience. They’ve kept the same philosophy for Spoon Korean Bistro, their lower-priced, more casual sister restaurant. Spoon is one of the only places in town where you can eat Korean food at 8 o’clock in the morning, but the restaurant’s many elegant variations of juk (Korean rice porridge) and its labor-intensive and fresh-veggie-filled kimbap (Korean-style sushi rolls) hit the spot at any time of day. The restaurant also serves an array of street-snack-inspired small bites and — yes — some pretty good barbecue.

— Luke Tsai

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

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