Koreans have lived in Oakland for decades, but in 2007 the city allowed a group of landlords the right to tax and manage several blocks on Telegraph Avenue, renaming the strip Koreatown – Northgate.

The community speaks out on the areas recent name change.

Step Inside Two Korean Restaurants

Casserole House

Suk Lee opened Casserole House on Telegraph Avenue just over a year ago. It’s one of the newest Korean restaurants in Temescal and features home style Korean casserole. In this audio slideshow, she invites us into her kitchen.


Theresa Lee runs the popular Sura house. She’s a strong and hard working woman. Her customers say she treats them like royalty and she has a dish to prove it. Take a look!

The Neighborhood

The Story of a Meal

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