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The Stone Korean Tofu House, a family-owned restaurant specializing in authentic Korean dishes, is due to open a second location. The business was recently issued its liquor license to operate at 6910 E. Hampton Ave. in the Superstition Springs neighborhood of east Mesa.
Based on the timing of this source and other previous building permits found in public records this year, it’s likely that The Stone will open on Hampton Avenue by the start of summer. The restaurant was founded by Don Kim, who makes the tofu from scratch every morning for a higher-quality curd.
Kim’s wife Cookie Sohn told AZ Central last year that she and her husband aim to serve healthy Korean food to Americans, which is why they opt to make their own tofu over using preservative-laden brands from the store. The homemade tofu is used in popular menu items such as Sundubu and other tofu hot pots.
The Stone originally debuted around the corner from Mekong Plaza, off the northeast corner of Dobson Road and Main Street in early 2021. Given the rise of Korean pop culture over the last several years, it’s no surprise that the country’s delicious cuisine was to follow suit.
Beyond Korean BBQ—already quite common in the U.S.—various markets across the country are now rife with more Korean-style foods, from fried chicken to corn dogs and more traditional fare. For more information about The Stone Korean Tofu House, visit their website.