|I admit it: My plate is the full one in back.|
I got my money's worth at a weekday lunch. We took out a friend out to celebrate his new job, and I ate three plates of food -- two more than anyone actually needs at noon.
Korshi is fun for about $13. You need to know what you're getting. One line of sushi with thin-sliced fish, and one line of Korean dishes. We liked a few tastes of spicy tofu, and I splurged on chicken wings. But the sushi was clearly the draw.
Some rolls. Some pieces. I thought the quality matched the lunch joint near my office, and I love being able to try one thin slice of a half-dozen different rolls, chased by thin slices of a half-dozen different fish. Each time that we walked through, the chefs were offering a full array of salmon, tuna, eel, octopus and more. Plus, I assume there are more options at dinner when the price jumps to $23.
Until they get a liquor license, you can bring your own alcohol without a corkage fee. I grabbed a six-pack of Hite beer at the liquor store just north of Korshi's shopping center. I actually walked there by jumping up a low retaining wall off the parking lot.
Again, please don't be surprised at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Sushi Sono sells single rolls for more than we paid for lunch. Shin Chon Garden and Honey Pig specialize in grilled meats. Don't be surprised if Korshi's offerings don't match those flavors.
Korshi replaced Nichi Bei Kei, a Japanese restaurant whose Web site says that they were relocating to a spot near the Columbia Mall. I think those plans were from 2013. Does anyone know if or when Nichi Bei Kei will open there?
The Columbia Korshi is apparently a spin-off of a Virginia restaurant with the same name. They have different management, folks said on the phone when I called Virginia to try to get the hours of the Maryland store. On Yelp, someone noted that the Virginia restaurant has table-top barbecue, but charges $40 for dinner. If you know the Virginia place, don't expect an exact copy.
9400 Snowden River Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21045
NEAR: Korshi replaced Nichi Bei Kei in the corner of a shopping center on Snowden River Parkway. This is the same center with Pars Market, the new Chutney restaurant, and Azul 17. This is south of Oakland Park Boulevard and north of Broken Land Parkway.