Daikon Korean BBQ & More Now Open for Dine-in

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THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz

Updated June 2, 2020

Daikon Korean BBQ was an early casualty of the coronavirus, temporarily closing its doors just a month after it first opened for business in Natomas.

But, two months later, the all-you-can-eat Korean restaurant reopens for dine-in service today, May 28.

“We are beyond excited to be back in business,” co-owner Trinh Le said Wednesday.

Daikon Korean BBQ first opened in the Village at Sacramento Gateway shopping center on Feb. 3, but closed on March 17 to observe social distancing.

The popular eatery resumed operations with a new to-go menu on Friday, May 22, about the same time state rules that restricted dine-in service were loosened.

To keep in line with state guidelines for restaurants, Daikon Korean BBQ will only use half of its dining room and seat guests at every other table. There will also be signage with social distancing reminders throughout the restaurant.

In an effort to deter crowds from gathering, the restaurant is now accepting reservations in addition to walk-ins. Those waiting to be seated will not be allowed to do so inside, and the restaurant will now text a message to diners when their table is ready in lieu of reusable buzzers.

All Daikon staff will wear masks and diners will be encouraged — but not required — to wear masks also. High traffic areas and surfaces will be sanitized between guests.

The restaurant now has single-use, paper menus as well as a contactless menu which uses QR codes. Dine-in customers will be able to order from Daikon Korean BBQ’s full menu and the new takeout menu.

“The first time around we didn’t have enough time to let Natomas experience what we wanted them to experience,” said Le, adding that his team was hopeful for the “re-grand opening” today.

The following restaurants are currently open* for dine-in service:

  • 49er Truck Stop
  • Alamar Marina, Restaurant and Bar
  • Applebee’s
  • Beach Hut
  • Bella Bru
  • BJ’s
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Casa Ramos
  • Chevy’s on the Levee
  • Crawdad’s on the River
  • Daikon Korean BBQ
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  • Dos Coyotes
  • Hot Off the Griddle
  • Jack’s Urban Eats
  • Kobe Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar
  • Logan’s Roadhouse
  • Mongolian BBQ
  • Original Mel’s
  • Oshima Sushi Fugu Lounge
  • Panera (all locations)
  • Pete’s Brewhouse
  • Shalimar
  • Swabbies on the River Restaurant & Bar
  • Sizzler masks required
  • Sushi Elite
  • The Hub Eats & Drinks
  • The Pizza Press
  • The Waffle Experience (weekends; outdoors only)
  • Tokyo Steak House
  • Track 7 opening June 4
  • Vampire Penguin
  • Wayside Noodles

The following restaurants are open* for to-go and/or delivery orders:*

  • 524 Mexican Restaurant
  • Anthony’s Italian Restaurant
  • Asian Cajun
  • A Taste of the Orient
  • A & W
  • Azukar Sushi
  • Bad Bakers
  • Bangkok Garden Thai Cuisine
  • Bangkok City Thai Cuisine
  • Baskin Robbins / Togo’s
  • Black Bear Diner
  • Bonchon
  • Carl’s Jr
  • Carnitas Michoacan
  • CF Cheng
  • Chaat Kafé
  • Chang’s (all locations)
  • Cheesesteaks
  • Chicago Pizza
  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Chili’s
  • China Chef Asian Cuisine
  • Chipolte (all locations)
  • Classic Burger
  • Cố Đô 2
  • Coffee Break Café (reopening May 14, 2020)
  • Cold Stone Creamery (online only 1-9 p.m.)
  • Crazy Sushi
  • Curry Corner
  • D Best Brazilian Food
  • Del Taco
  • DeLuna
  • Delhi Oven
  • Denny’s
  • Donuts Plus
  • Dragon Palace
  • El Bramido
  • El Burrito Taqueria
  • El Mercadito (Take-out & Market)
  • Falafel Corner
  • Fancy Donuts & Ice Cream
  • Fil-am
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Fire Wings
  • Five Guys
  • Huckleberry’s
  • IHOP (both)
  • I Love Teriyaki
  • In-N-Out (both)
  • India Oven
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jamba Juice
  • JB Ice Cream (Paletero)
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • Jimboys
  • Jing’s Chinese Cuisine
  • Kabab King
  • Kiki’s Chicken Place (Northgate)
  • Koshi Ramen Bar
  • Kusina @ Lumpia
  • La Flor de Michoacan
  • Lamppost Pizza
  • Las Cachanillas
  • Little Caesar’s (all locations)
  • Long John Silvers
  • Los Primos
  • Lotus Fusion
  • Maestro Cafe
  • Main Street Bagel Cafe
  • Marina’s Restaurant
  • Mariscos Culiacan Sinaloa
  • McDonald’s
  • Mezcal Grill
  • Monsoon Burger
  • Mountain Mike’s
  • Mr. Pickles
  • Nation’s Giant Burgers
  • Natomas Donuts
  • New Blue Sky Chinese Restaurant
  • Nuevo Vallarta Restaurant
  • Ono Hawaiian
  • Original Pizza House & Wings
  • Panda Express
  • Papa Johns
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Pho Viet 2
  • Pizza Guys
  • Poke Ichii
  • Poke Fix
  • Quickly
  • Rafa’s Mexican
  • Raspados El Diablito Loco (fruits & ice cream)
  • Ramona’s Comida Mexicana
  • Rico’s Pizza
  • Round Table Pizza (all locations)
  • Rubio’s
  • Ruchi Natomas
  • Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza truck stop
  • Saigon Corner
  • Sandwich Spot
  • Starbucks at Duckhorn & Arena
  • Starbucks at Natomas Crossing
  • Starbucks at Natomas Marketplace
  • Subway (4680 Natomas Boulevard and inside Walmart)
  • Supreme Pizza
  • T-4 Natomas
  • Tacos La Piedad
  • Tapioca Express
  • Taqueria Los Mejores
  • Taqueria Rincon
  • Tasty Hawaiian BBQ
  • Teriyaki Maki
  • Teriyaki Time
  • Thai Princess
  • Thai Spoon
  • Togo’s / Baskin Robbin’s
  • T & Z Chinese
  • Virgin Sturgeon Restaurant on the River
  • Wienerschnitzel
  • Willie J’s
  • Yogurt Garden
  • Yue Huang

*This information is subject to change. Please send any updates to [email protected].

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