When it comes to Korean food in the area I always have to try it. I love Korean food and I love Asian fusion. Soobak is a little out of the way for me, but I made a date with my friend Becca to try some and I do not regret it at all. A very tiny place but they serve really good food. There's Korean and Japanese bento boxes, rice bowls, sushi, and frozen yogurt.
The interior for this little restaurant is half and half. It looks nice but yet there's area that looks unfinished. It reminds me of Bento's Cafe but on a budget cut. They hold a few tables inside and a few seatings outside. I was surprised how tiny it was but it's a comfortable and well lit restaurant. They have a self serve yogurt area which is really nice and also a soda machine. Typical furniture from Ikea but it's clean and bright.
|Galbi Bento box|
We ordered the Galbi bento box, Conch salad, Sensei, Spider and Signature Soobak roll. Everything tasted great and I really want to point out that the price was really reasonable. The Galbi bento box came with a good amount of meat (a little disappointed that it had too much fat on it) some vegetables, salad and rice. I wish it also came with some miso soup like other places, but other than that the food tasted great. The seasoning for the galbi tasted just like ones you would normally eat elsewhere.
The Conch salad was a little disappointing to me. I was expecting a mixture of conch and their sauce but instead I get some iceberg lettuce a few pieces of conch, decoration and dressing. The taste was fine and the conch was really chewy and sweet but sadly I wished there was either more conch or it was made in a different way.
|Spider & Sensei roll|
|Signature Soobak roll|
I would love to go back to Soobak the next time I'm in the Tampa area. It's a must go to just because the food is good and the price is worth it, especially since it's so close to University of Tampa and downtown area. They have happy hour specials everyday which can save you a few bucks. They also serve frozen yogurt here which saves you the drive for dessert. Sadly, the froyo wasn't to my liking but it's not bad at all.
I highly recommend this to a friend!
She goes to UT which is a 6 minute drive from Soobak. Invite your friends over to Soobak and share the Asian Fusion love please!
218 E Davis Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606