7800 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park
There are four Korean restaurants in Johnson County. Though there's some overlapping of traditional dishes, each venue couldn't be more different from the other in personality and style. True gourmands in Kansas City's Korean community frequently point out Sobahn, operated by the Kwon family, as their favorite. One regular patron praises this restaurant's banchan: the collection of little side dishes, ranging from spicy kimchee to julienne white radish in a sweet vinegar sauce to cubes of potato marinated in brown sugar, vinegar and soy. And if service, ambience and friendliness count for as much as an ass-kicking banchan, Sobahn is a winner on all counts.