Sorabol's first grand opening in 1979 marked a historical event in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sorabol was the first restaurant to introduce authentic Korean cuisine in Northern California. The restaurant was named after the capital of the Shilla Dynasty (B.C. 57 - A.D. 935). The modern-day city, because of its rich collection of ancient history and arts in Korea, is known as the "museum without walls".Winning numerous awards and receiving outstanding restaurant reviews by the Bay Area's most famous food critics, Sorabol quickly acquired a long list of dedicated followers. With growing popularity and an ongoing desire to introduce Americans to the rich flavors of Korea, Sorabol soon ventured into the ever popular food court business which was booming in the late 1980's. Since then, Sorabol has established several locations throughout California, Las Vegas Nevada and currently has plans to expand into Washington State and East cost locations in New York and Washington D.C. Sorabol has been a dominant player in the food court arena, becoming a top grosser at all locations within a very short period of time.