We specialize in traditional tofu stews and BBQ’s. We also offer creative fusion appetizers such as Kalbi Tacos, Bulgogi Tacos, Wings and Korean version of a Wet Burrito. Please check out our Lakers game specials going on right now! If you want something tasty with good flavor, Hashigo is the place to go.
This place is phenomenal!
I’ve been fortunate to come here a few times and each time has been a pleasant experience. It’s a small, open restaurant in a strip mall, but don’t let any of that fool you. The food and drinks are spot-on!
You walk-in immediately in the dining area, with booths on both sides and a few large tables in the middle. It can get a bit loud/cramped when they’re busy, but there’s only so much you can do with the space. Service is good and prompt, and they have plenty of vegetarian options (which can be hard with Korean food), along with an extensive drink list.
I’ve had their tofu stew and their vegetarian spicy kimchi fried rice, which was amazing. The rice is cooked perfectly (not too sticky or chewy), mixed with veggies, spicy flavors, and the egg on top adds the perfect compliment to the dish. Probably one of the best fried rice’s I’ve ever had.
Every time I’m in OC for work, I make it a mission to come here for dinner – all my colleagues love it too.
This place is my absolute favorite Korean place in Orange County. The prices are very reasonable, the food is excellent, the atmosphere is inviting, and the staff is very accommodating. The owner is very kind and loves feedback. I have nothing but praise for this place. Not to mention there is three flat screens t.v.’s so that is where I’ll be for NBAs.
It’s a very quaint place which probably only seats about 40, with it’s rich dark wood furniture and acid stained floors. It’s very minimal and very clean. There’s great energy running through the place.
Everything I have tried on the menu has so far exceeded my expectations. The Hashigo salad was so tasty, the tofu soup so savory, and the meat was so tender. There is also a few things for the vegetarian. Try the vegetarian tofu soup, or the bi bim bap and create your own spiciness.
After a long day at work have a glass of beer from a pitcher that has an ice core so that the last drop is as cold as the first pour. Or try cold sake served in a special flask that has an ice chamber as well. Not only are they functional but also great pieces of art. You can also ask for a locker so the next time you go there, your private stash of sake is ready for you.
I must mention how attentive the staff was as well. I never have to ask for a refill and the service is fairly quick.
I highly recommend this place to all my friends and family. The ones that I have already taken there are always asking when we are going to go back.
This is a nice little Korean restaurant in the middle of Costa Mesa. The service was very nice and friendly and they came back to refill our side dishes frequently. There is a pretty wide variety of food available to choose from which is nice as well.
I got their beef tofu soup in spicy. It was a very dark red color so it looked really spicy. Don’t let this fool you, if you like spicy things, it’s not as spicy as it looks. Overall it was a nice flavor and was very satisfying and warm.
Paired with the side dishes, it was a meal full of flavor!
Hashigo is nice Korean pub located in Costa Mesa. It’s situated in a compacted plaza that has several of other dining establishments to choose from. A great place to chug down a couple of ice cold draft beers with your buddies. And did I mention, great beer munchies as well!
The restaurant is fairly small, but it has a few TV mounted on the walls that usually has some sport channel showing. People come here to eat and watch the game. They got HH so make to ask them when and what time!
When I had came here, I ordered their bulgogi nachos. I am not one to brag, but I will have to say that these are some of the best nachos I have ever tasted. The flavor profile was exquisite. It had that savory component coming from the marinated beef, that creaminess from the guacamole and sour cream, and that hot overflowing nacho cheese topped off with fresh pico de gallo. A Korean/Mexican deliciously tasting appetizer.
One of my favorite dishes here. HIGHLY recommend if you’re ever in Costa Mesa. Wash it down with a Japanese beer, and you’re practically in heaven.
All of my previous experiences eating Korean food have been sosoososo good so my bf and I opted for some good Korean near south coast plaza. It is a small location, but we arrived just as a small table cleared. The service really stood out here; the servers are attentive and SO genuinely nice! We opted for the sizzling Bulgogi beef and the Galbi combo plate (each $19). They served us a small bowl of soup as we waited- the Beef radish soup. That soup was delicious, delicate, and possibly our favorite thing we ate that night lol. It had a slight spice to it and it was so damn tasty. Broth was balanced with perfect flavors, spices and temperature. We were also served traditional Korean small plates (banchan) as we waited. They were fish cake and potato side dish along with kimchi- the kimchi wasn’t spicy at all… bummer. As is in all korean restaurants, the banchan is unlimited. I loved the potato side dish but had to tell them to stop bringing more because I was getting way too stuffed and I wanted to enjoy my meat lol.
Our plates arrived and we entered meat heaven. The bulgogi plate (mine) was good! Tons of meat– this could easily feed two people, especially with the amount of rice and sides you get. But honestly, I preferred the Galbi beef that my bf ordered lol. We ended up doing some trade offs. I also preferred his dish because he got the combo plate- I suggest this because it comes with salad, gyoza and glass noodles. The variety makes it a little more exciting.
I’d definitely recommend this place! The service and food were amazing. The only thing that can be annoying is the parking in this shopping center. They have free valet though.
Hashigo is a great spot to meet up with friends. The atmosphere is charmingly warm, and the staff will make an extra effort to accommodate any of your needs. This is not your traditional Korean restaurant; those feeling adventurous might try to the boot camp ramen which offers spam for meat (delicious!). For something more conventional, try out the kimchi fried rice. The chicken wings are a MUST if this is your first time.