By Woojung Choi |Staff Writer|
Silverwood Restaurant Sushi and Grill provides several kinds of Korean traditional dishes and sushi, which have good quality and natural flavor.
It is located at 13910 Hwy 138, Hesperia, CA, 92345.
The restaurant is famous for preparing dishes from home raised ducks, pigs, and chickens.
All the food on the menu is grown by the farm behind the restaurant.
When I walked into the restaurant, the first, savory smell was very good and made me hungrier. The interior of the restaurant is both Korean and Japanese-style. One side was a modern Korean-style with high-key lighting and pictures of Korean food decorated the wall.
My first impression about the interior of the restaurant was that it was clean and wide. All the tables were very neat and tidy. In addition to this, the staff and even owners of the restaurant were very kind and friendly.
The other side is Japanese-style; a red lantern hung from the ceiling above the sushi bar and a geisha umbrella was placed on a shoji—a Japanese paper wall constructed with bamboo.
However, when I visited in the evening when it was dark, I felt scared and couldn’t see anything before entering because the restaurant is isolated from other buildings in the mountains.
The most famous and popular item on the menu is Duck B.B.Q (Oh-Ri Gui) with Grilled Codonopsis (Duh-Duk Gui)—a soft, chewy root that’s slightly sweet.
The dish was presented well, served with Duck B.B.Q, Grilled Codonopsis, mushrooms, and garlic.
“Best grilled duck I’ve ever had outside of Korea! Get it w[ith] duhduk (spicy root banchan) and they taste great when grilled together,” stated Al H. on Yelp.
If you like or want to try spicy Korean chicken, I recommend the Spicy Chicken Stew (Dak-Doritang). I like spicy foods, so I especially enjoyed the sauce—it is the only spicy entree.
It was really delicious, even though it didn’t look appetizing. The chicken was very chewy; the green onion and potatoes were soft.
There were additional dishes on the menu, such as whole chicken (Dak-Baeksook), pork belly (Sam-Gyup-Sahl), and acorn noodles (Doh-Toh-Ri Gooksoo).
Despite the winding roads and its location on a mountain, many people visit Silverwood Restaurant Sushi and Grill.
“After 4.5 Hours of hypnotic driving through Nowhere, California this past weekend, I came upon an oasis for the eyes, Silverwood Restaurant Grill and Sushi,” stated Paul B. on Yelp.
This restaurant was also introduced by a popular Korean broadcasting program and in American newspapers.
“My dad found a newspaper ad for this place and we decided to try it out on our way to a peaceful, secluded getaway to La Quinta for Memorial Day weekend,” stated Jennifer C. on Yelp.
The prices of most dishes seemed expensive. For example, Duck B.B.Q is $50 for two, however, it was money well spent because we felt rejuvenated after eating homegrown and raised, organic foods and vegetables.
Silverwood Restaurant Sushi and Grill is a great place to enjoy organic, traditional Korean dishes. #yummers