Tov Tofu

1169 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa
(707) 566-9469

Recent Reviews

Vic Wright

Great food and friendly staff. Will be back

John Kim

Good ,very good

Star D.

I love this place very clean..super nice customer service.I go here every other day..There Kalbi taste so good.I highly recommended you to take your family eat out at Tov Tofu.

Anuj M.

Tried the vegetarian options: mushroom and vegetable with veg broth. They both tasted really nice and reminded me of my favorite place in Los Angeles. We will be back when we are in town next.

Brian R.

Sooooo delicious!!! Food is awesome and service is great. Have been multiple times and plan on going again.

payam b.

Nice local family owned restaurant in Santa Rosa. Great food , great service. All the food comes with the small dishes of Korean appetizer. I ordered 5 mushroom soup and was very delicious. Highly recommended!

Lexi N.

The waitress was very sweet and when I ordered the Vegetable Bibimbap (No Egg and add Tofu to make it Vegan) and she came back to bring our food she let me know what side dishes had fish and what were vegetarian/vegan. The ones pictured are Vegan! The broccoli side dish comes with cheese on it. Very hearty meal and worth the price for how much food you get, especially as a Vegan! The other Vegan option would be the Assorted Mushroom Tofu Stew as well as the other Plain Tofu Stew. Just ask for no egg and ask for no fish or oyster sauce just incase! Other reviews didn't state to not ask for this in it so it may already be prepared without either. I'm not sure if the Glass Noodles are Vegan or can be made Vegan; I'll update on the last two dishes soon.

L B.

Still love the food, but will no longer patronize the business. In the last couple of weeks, the owners car that has TOV TOFU license plates has either tailgated me (I was going the speed limit) or cut me off forcing me to have to move out of my lane to avoid a collision. You may make good food, but being a responsible driver and citizen is equally important to me.

Jimmy H.

I get around the bay area a decent amount, but Santa Rosa is my home base, and I've come to accept that the culinary options around the north bay are oriented toward wealthy, older folks. But goodness, is Tov Tofu an island in Sonoma County, I can't think of a more authentic Asian restaurant in this county. If you're not even familiar with traditional Korean food, just try their fried chicken. Perfectly crispy skin that stands up to the awesome sauces they provide - we ordered the sweet & hot and the soy & garlic. Then go back for the incredibly spicy (if you choose) soft tofu soup. And then go back for the bibimbap. And then.... well, you know how I feel.

Joseph C.

Craving korean food in North Bay was absolutely a challenge for me. However I'm glad I found this hidden gem. I've ordered the short ribs, pork tofu soup and grilled fish. Food was so exceptional that I am sitting in the whole foods parking lot writing this! If you haven't tried, this place hits the spot and ends your meal with a happy food dance

Josiah Park

It took quite a bit of time for the food to come out, but it's worth the wait cup the food is really tasty.

Jeff S.

My favorite place to eat in Santa Rosa, excellent service, excellent food, friendly and attentive service! Clean!! Highly recommended!!!

Samuel Y.

When I reflect back, I think this might've actually been my second time here. I came here with a party of 4 for dinner this time. We had ordered the Soy Garlic Korean fried chicken which was my favorite dish here that night. They had several dishes of ban chan to accompany the meal. I ordered the seafood and veggie bibimbap which was just okay in my opinion but more impressively so the stone pot was hot the entire meal while not burning the rice. I feel like it lacked additional seasoning that would have elevated the flavor from a generic tasting bibimbap. I was able to try some tofu soup and it was enjoyable though maybe a tad bit saltier than I prefer. This was a good option for some Korean food cravings in Santa Rosa but to hold its own against any of the Korean options I typically consider going to would be tough.

Belen Murray

We had a reservation but there was no table available at the time. So we had to wait for a table which was unpleasant because it was very cold outside and there was nowhere to sit inside to wait except at the bar which was closed.

Inhyuk Seok

The one and only Korean restaurant in Santa Rosa. Great service and delicious authentic Korean food.

Carolyn Saba

Awesome food. Excellent flavors. Great service. Very nice ambience. Will definitely return. Oh..great gluten free options too.

Cassandra Nep

When I walked in the atmosphere was very calming. The lady who waited us was very kind. It was my first time coming here. Our food was brought to us about 5-10 min after we ordered. Their food was very good in my opinion. The seafood tofu soup was great. Their sushi was also good. I really recammend coming here !!!!

catharine robinson

Walked in, was greeted, sat at a table for 15 minutes and never got a menu,

Dan The Man .Golden

The best spicy beef soup, all was perfect

Richard T Powell

The only Korean dining worth its salt in SR. Try the tofu soup! It comes bubbling hot and they drop in tye egg right in front of you. It'll tear your wig back. You can tell every meal is made with passion and care.

Edward Watling

Great experience. Delicious Spicy BBQ PORK. GREAT APPETIZERS. Clean and cozy atmosphere.

S Ross

Great food!!

Lily L.

This is seriously the only Korean restaurant in Santa Rosa. We've been there maybe 6 times. The food is okay, but there is no way they are as good as LA Korea Town. I'm so surprised they have 4.5 stars. Maybe those who give 5 stars don't know what good Korean food is. I would go back, but the service is sooooo slow! They are OK!

Michelle C.

Wow, I never thought I would find this Gem of AMAZING KOREAN FOOD in Santa Rosa! Moving to Santa Rosa, from the LA area, we quickly found the yelp reviews for Asian food are not quite on the same level. Asian food up here is about 5-6 dollars more than what we are used to paying in LA, and typically not as delicious, but that is absolutely not the case here! It is also a bit higher (compared with directly with BCD tofu) but it is absolutely WORTH it. Their tofu (soondubu) and bibimbap are delicious. We've been coming back almost every week to eat. The service is great, the person there even recommended a Korean market for us to visit. We can't wait to go back to try items on the menu.

Patricia S.

My friend and I decided to try Tov Tofu due to some fellow Yelpers who mentioned it was good. Being part Korean I always like to try out Korean restaurants. Tov Tofu is located in a little strip mall right on Yulupa Avenue, it's not an overly large restaurant, has a sushi bar that from what I gathered, is only open certain times of the day. The reason I say that is because when we came there around 12:30pm they had a note on the door that the sushi bar was not open. There was only 1 person in the restaurant on the day we came (Saturday) but by the time we left several more people had been seated and eating. Our hostess, who I am assuming is the owner, was very nice. Food came out very quickly and was very flavorful. My friend and I shared the lunch size bulgogi and also an order of japchae, plus we each had a bowl of rice and there were 6 banchans in these cute aluminum dishes that housed 2 types of banchans in each. The banchans were kimchi, pickled daikon, kongnamul (classic style bean sprouts), steamed broccoli flowerettes with a white sauce on it, julienned radish and thin slice fish cake. The bulgogi was very flavorful and the lunch size was the perfect amount for the 2 of us. The japchae was on point and did not have a ton of mushrooms in it like some places will do (in other words, these other places use the mushrooms as a filler), and again it was the perfect amount for 2 people. All in all, our meal was delicious, service was fast and courteous, and the restaurant was clean. I would definitely return here as it was made traditional and it's much easier for this Korean to go to a good traditionl restaurant rather then make it herself (Am I lazy? Yes.).

Anne J.

I was told that this place was awesome, however when I was there at 6pm, no one was there. The restaurant was open, but there were no customers. A sign said that the sushi was closed. I thought I would try it anyway. Big mistake. I ordered what the waitress recommended: the $15 beef and kimchi bibimbap. (A rice bowl.) When the dish arrived after a long wait, customers came in, sat down, looked at the menu and then left! I was still the only customer. I felt so bad for the owner! Okay, the food arrived and it was pretty bland. I was given soy sauce and hot sauce to add, which I did. There was very little beef. It was a ridiculously small amount. Less than a teaspoon of chopped beef. The beef and vegetables were also cold, but the rice cooked in the cast iron bowl was scorchingly hot - and crunchy. Ok, so I mixed them together. Still not great. The flavor was so bland, I asked the waitress for some teriyaki sauce, which she went and got for me. It helped, but it didn't make the food much better. After I finished, I wondered if I just didn't like Korean food. But O! Sushi on Dutton is very good, so I'm thinking it was just the restaurant. My friend who recommended the place said that the sushi here used to be great and that she didn't know their sushi chef had quit. I wish I could recommend this place, but based on the food I ordered, I would skip this place and go somewhere else.

Tia O.

No Sushi today. Was so sad. Kids had Kimchee soup and seafood tofu soup. Love how we were able custom the spiciness. Both soup was flavorful and delicious. I had Bibimbap, a bit flavorless. Service was friendly and easy going. I didn't know what a lot of the items was called. She was kind and felt that she was non judgmental. Helped us pronounce items and understood want I needed even if I didn't know what the item was called. Why the 3 star? Came for the sushi. There was none. What I order wasn't flavorful. But will try again another time.

dawnandshawn

One of the only Korean restaurants in the area, they also serve sushi on most days. We go there for their bibimbap. They serve traditional samplings prior to the meal (kimchi, fishcake, etc) and the meals are well proportioned. Small, quiet atmosphere.

Zoe J.

First dinner in Santa Rosa and it was very good High quality ingredients and it seemed like everybody around us was enjoying their food too! There is only one server in the restaurant and she is very kind and helpful! I will definitely be back! :)

Dave L.

As this is review number 450 for me, I wanted to write about someplace I really like. I have been to Tov Tofu a couple times now. It is a small Korean restaurant with only about 10 tables and a very small sushi bar. What it lacks in size it makes up for in flavor. I am used to going to the huge AYCE KBBQ places in So. Cal. I have not seen one of those up here in the North Bay - yet. So, like others who love Korean food, I have to go where the good food is. It is at Tov Tofu. The first time I came, I sat at the sushi bar. I ordered a few sushi items. All were very fresh and well presented. All of the food coming out of the sushi bar looked great. Too bad I could not sample more. I also ordered a hot pot. It had very good flavor and spice. The banchan was also good. Unfortunately, you have to pay for extra banchan if you want it. Second time here, I came with my wife and two boys. The boys loved the gyoza and the bulgogi beef short ribs. I also enjoyed the bulgogi, but I didn't get enough because the boys were pretty hungry. My wife and I really enjoyed the seafood pancake. In fact, that pancake was the highlight of the meal. Lots of mixed seafood and onions in a fairly light batter - YUM!. My wife enjoyed her hot pot. Prices are not cheap but a decent value considering the portion size and quality. A little bottle of probiotic orange flavored drink is included with the meal. Service was pretty good. The restaurant the evening I brought the family was pretty empty, so it was easy to keep up. It was a bit slower the night I came by myself because the place was packed. When I brought the family, the sushi bar was closed due to remodeling, but I believe it is now open again. If you like (or love) Korean food, this is probably the best place in Santa Rosa. If you have never tried Korean food, you should head on over to Tov Tofu for a new experience.

Ann L.

The addition of a sushi bar is a fantastic addition to this weirdly named restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised at service, quality and pricing. We had our standard rolls of avocado and cucumber..we also ordered edamame wish was so fresh made to order. I had a green salad,,fresh spring greens with a light dressing no oily. Was very enjoyable. Looking forward to going back.

Cassandra Garcia

This place is literally so delicious. No complaints and very sweet waitress. This place is family owned and very authentic! Totally recommend the tofu stew, Seafood pancake, bulgogi, and the dumplings.

Michael D

This was a surprise, recommended by a colleague, the overall restaurant is simple and located in a mall. Food was delicious, the dish with barbecue meat was just great.. we did not try the sushi but that was also looking good. Additional positive point, koreans eats there too, so if you want Korean, this is a place of choice.

OysterAddict

Really nice Korean spot. We had spare ribs and spicy pork. Tasty, we'll priced lunch spot. Ja ja meyon !!!

Elyse W.

I'd say this is the best Korean food in Santa Rosa, but that would be doing this restaurant a disservice (because there are hardly any Korean food options here). Tov Tofu is good Korean food, period. I even ate here right before a trip to LA's Koreatown and this food held its own. My favorite dish, hands down, is the kimchi tofu soup. It comes out sizzling and the server cracks a raw egg into the soup. The bibimbap is great as well, but I always regret not ordering the kimchi tofu soup. (order the soup!!) The service here is great and I love the probiotic drink you get at the end of the meal. I wish I had found this place sooner!

Andrew L.

Revisited this restaurant at lunch. They have added a new sushi menu. But, that was not what we went there for. We stuck with the Korean dishes. Ordered the green onions vegetable pancake. It was excellent; moist inside and crispy outside. Vegetables were fresh and flavorful. Then, we went with the grilled short ribs (Kal Bi). They marinated them well. Tender short ribs served on a hot plate with a layer of onions. Just the smells and the sizzling sound would make anyone hungry. The caramelized onions complemented the short ribs so well. The kimchee was better than our first visit (the portions were still too small though). What made this a wonderful meal was the lady who served us. She was the only person serving in the dining room. At time, she seemed to be walking 3 mph. But, somehow, she served every table well. Kudos to her efforts and hard work.

Craig Chen

Pro - One of the better Korean restaurants I been too. They give you lots to eat for a reasonable price. :)

Danny Luciano

I have been to many Korean restaurants over forty years since taking Martial Arts. This is definitely one of the Best and most authentic Korean restaurants I have dinned. Just discovered this place a few days ago. I moved here from Baltimore. I see many lunches and dinners here in the future! 🏆

H H

Bento box specials aren't a good deal for lunch. Just get a lunch plate and enjoy the vast side dishes u get with it

David Poulsen

Order Kimchi Soft Tofu Soup, it's delicious!