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Ginseng BBQ and Tofu House

475 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041 · Mountain View
(650) 967-3913 · $$$ · Korean
Rating: 3.0 out of 5"305 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Fri11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sun5:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Ginseng BBQ & Tofu opened in May 2008 as Mountain View's premier Korean BBQ restaurant.Formerly a Domino's Pizza, the owner retrofitted the restaurant with a state-of-the-art grilling and ventilation system that features individual grills installed in each individual table, with gas lines built into the tables to provide hot, ready-to-grill Moreflames. The ventilation system above each table provides significant suction for smoke as well as multi-layered safety measures that meet and exceed fire safety standards. All in all, our grills are hot, efficient, and most of all, safe.Our biggest change came about in April 2009, when Ginseng introduced it's All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ Buffet. It provided a value and service oriented option for those looking to treat themselves to Korean BBQ at price that made sense in the thick of the economic downturn. Since then, it has been the flagship menu option for our dinner patrons, and on any weekend you will see a packed house of happy diners grilling away to their hearts content

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Popular menu items

Beef · Chicken · Seafood · Kimchi · Original Tofu Stew

General info

Casual · Family Friendly



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"May 27, 2014 · by Audrey C. from YelpLarge space. Good variety of food. Decent service.I had been to Ginseng Korean BBQ & Tofu a few times. A couple times because I had a Restaurant.com voucher and another time out of convenience. Two of the three times, I ordered ala carte, while on the third, we grilled.In my latest visit with my parents, we … Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"May 08, 2014 · by Sung S. from YelpAlmost a 1 star.Only reason I gave it 2 stars is because the food was pretty decent.The guy that works there does everything. So I am worried about sanitation. He takes my order, goes in the back to cook, then takes my check. Hmmmm.... no washy the handsy? Expect to pay like $10-15 for the lunch menu. Expect to wait like 20-30 minutes to get ur check cuz he ends up walking around. Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Apr 28, 2014 · by Tricia M. from YelpFood was ok, nothing special. I did not like the fact that the server had no interest in serving us whatsoever. We literally had to wave him down for EVERYTHING! From our water to the rice (which took at least 15 min from when we sat down) to refills and the bill. We were there for 2 hours that couldve literally … Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Apr 24, 2014 · by haze y. from YelpWorst place ever to eat everything was over price. Not even hood I had better krn BBQand worst customer service never going here again Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Apr 16, 2014 · by Siddhartha G. from YelpLoved the chicken bulgogi, and they give you these tiny dishes with bits of spaghetti, potatoes, kimchi and other stuff. Really good. Full review