Korea & Korean-Americans - Northern Virginia & Virginia Information

The Korean-American population in Virginia is one of the largest in the country, with much of it being in the Washington, DC suburbs in and around Annandale (Fairfax County). There also are some Korean-Americans living in Richmond, which is the capitol city in Virginia.


The details of this list will be expanded as our photos are brought online here. We've been to many or all of these restaurants.

Shilla Bakery - Annandale
Hee Been - Annandale/Alexandria - includes sushi
Il Mee - Korean buffet - also includes sushi
Lighthouse Tofu (Vit Goel) - Annandale (also in Rockville)
Sahm Oh Jong - Springfield - BBQ at tableside (new 2009 menu also)
Sorak Garden Korean BBQ - Annandale - grill at the table, including private rooms.
Woo Lae Oak - Tyson's Corner
Gamosot - Springfield - features an open kitchen where some of the cooking can be observed.
There are more restaurants listed at


Language & Learning
There are both classes, such as at NOVA (Northern Virginia Community College), and private instruction available to learn Korean. The list here is being updated.

There are also a number of language instruction schools to learn English (ESL - English as a Second Language) and Korean. TESL (Teachers of English As A Second Language) classes are also given.

Inlingua VA (also in DC)

Organizations & Charity
There are a number of charities related to Korea & Korean-Americans in Virginia. Many of these deal with Korean adoptees (Korean children adopted in the United States).


You can find more Korean churches in Virginia at