The Sodam Korean Restaurant Comments Archive contains comments made prior to 2009.
2006-06-15 17:30:48 Went in for dinner. Cheerful service esp. given time of day (9pm). Servers were very attentive, polite (vs. the hostess lady at Seoul Garden). I adored the scallion pancakes here. —ChristineLeo
2006-09-18 07:29:24 I went a few months ago and had a couple great dishes. My companion had something that neither of us enjoyed, something with a black bean sauce that was a little overwhelming. Otherwise it was very good and I’ll definitely go again. And oh yeah Christine, the hostess at Seoul Garden is definitely one heck of an abrasive individual but I’ve learned to ignore her. —ZedOmega
2006-09-26 06:29:06 The food was quite tasty (I had a dish similar to beef fried rice, only spicier, and my husband had squid & veggies in a spicy sauce). The only complaint I have is that they didn't have bi bim bap on the menu (which is my favorite dish). I do see myself going back there in the future. —CatherineConnolly
2007-02-17 15:18:44 The first time I ate here my friends and I were moved from a front table all the way to the back of the restaurant because "we didn't have enough people in our group", service was exceptionally slow, there were no drink refills and we waited for 45 minutes for our entrees. The kimbap is good but the scallion pancakes were mushy and a little too greasy. I've learned to get my food to go instead of eating there, but maybe I just need to go earlier in the day. —SushiGirl
2007-03-23 08:07:50 This place is really tiny, but the waitresses are so adorable. I love the food here. The ribs are amazing. —KimBee
2007-04-16 00:55:13 one of my favorites —DesaRaeStanton
2007-06-13 07:04:33 No lunch menu. The bibimbap was miles behind Seoul Garden's. A chicken stir-fry came on a hot skillet, and was flavorful and spicy. I found some of the banchan selections to be a bit too "challenging", but that may be a good thing for many —EastSideStephen
2007-10-31 13:23:07 They do offer a lunch menu now, their Soonduboo is the best. —AlexTong
2007-12-04 18:07:13 The food there was decent. However, the restaurant is set in a strange location and it felt like I was eating in a big office, which I didn't like at all. The service was okay, and the food was okay. They seem to use higher quality food than Seoul Garden, but Seoul Garden's side dishes are better in my opinion, though they could all use some improvement. —RochesterCalifornia
2008-01-15 10:34:49 I'm vegetarian and found that they were very accomodating; I could eat their stir-fried tofu and vegetables every day. —TallWhiteGirl
2008-02-26 10:17:33 This has become a regular favorite for me. The room tends to be cool and a little dim, but the owner is putting a lot of work into the decor and image (new name, logo, menu, etc.) The service is a little slow, but still sufficient for a lunchtime run. I find the dishes to be the freshest and most satisfying Korean in the area - they have a home-cooked feel. Some of those listed as spicy are genuinely spicy, which I appreciate. This is a solid choice for an enjoyable, affordable and tasty meal. —MantraSix
2008-06-07 19:09:04 Note the entrance from jefferson rd is blocked. you can either enter the genesee valley market from 15A or clay rd. —XinLi
2008-08-12 10:46:34 PROS: The owner was kind to me as I am a Korean customer, but also very kind to my non-Korean friends as well, although she has bad days sometimes. Considering my own experience with Korean restaurants not in NY, this restaurant is a good effort at offering Korean food to Rochester folks. Unfortunately it doesn't do for myself, but if you want more popularized Korean food, come to Sodum (not Sodam). This is the only Korean restaurant in America that I've ever been to that does not offer more panchan variety.
CONS: Small dining area. Expensive price on menu...but then again there isn't much Korean restaurant competition compared to NYC and DC. —JenC