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Goong Korean Restaurant

Asian, Korean
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798 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traditional, Wholesome, and Comfortable

We have been coming to this establishment numerous time, over year. The establishment is located in a desolate and dead shopping mall, which meant that there was no parking issue and what we were about to eat would be less than expensive. There are two or three nicer looking “Korean” restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Karen M
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Cromwell, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The restaurant is located in a drab, almost vacant shopping center. The decor of the restaurant is as drab as the surroundings. We were encouraged that the restaurant was relatively full of customers, many of whom appeared to be of Korean descent -- who would know better about Korean cuisine? We ordered an appetizer and two main courses. All were... More 

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Hartford, CT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

My husband and I love good Korean food and frequently go to Flushing, NY for barbecue and other Korean specialties. We decided to try Goong one day for lunch. I ordered the pork belly barbecue. I should have realized when the waitress asked me if I'd ever had had it before, and then told me that it wouldn't be like... More 

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We have been coming to this establishment numerous time, over year. The establishment is located in a desolate and dead shopping mall, which meant that there was no parking issue and what we were about to eat would be less than expensive. There are two or three nicer looking “Korean” restaurants in the Central Connecticut but they are the usual... More 

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Thank Karen M
Cromwell, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here again and had cold noodle soup special. Came with few slices of kalbi which was delicious. Soup was enough to share. Also had tang soo yuk (sweet and sour pork). Portion was huge, again plenty to share. Great value!

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Thank Karen M
Cromwell, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner and not disappointed. Tried Mulnangmeon (buckwheat noodle soup in ice cold broth). Very refreshing! Battered shrimp was very good but a bit too spicy for my taste. Whenever we come, they know that I rinse my kimchee, so bring dish of ice water! That is excellent service! Try the majolica (sparkling rice wine), rare to find... More 

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Cromwell, United States
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times & never disappointed. Ban cham (Side dishes) are fresh, and authentic, as I was told by an expert of Korean cuisine. dumplings are excellent and soups flavorful. Bib-Im-bap made with fresh ingredients. Some of the Koreanized Chinese foods are almost as good as those found in Flushing, NY or Los Angeles. Service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my two favorite restaurants, the other being Italian. We have dined there well over 20 times. Each time we are treated as family. I have brought family and friends and will continue to do so.

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Thank Frank W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I ate at Goong with some friends, including a Korean one. It was my first time eating Korean food and I liked it. There is a variety of choice between meat and seafood dishes and sidedishes/vegetable dishes are delicious. The main course I chose, fried rice with vegetables, was a bit dry and bland for my taste as it basically... More 

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Thank Enrico D
Danbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you are craving Korean, Korean version of Chinese dishes, this can be one choice this area. This is not high quality but fairly well prepared. Considering it is Asian cuisine, not very salty and we loved it for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I am from the Dallas Fort Worth area, and being a Korean, it is had for me to find a good place to eat some Korean Food when I have to travel for my work. I usually eat alone, but they never cheat me on ban-chan, unilke other K-resturants. I have visited several times, and have been impressed with there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 798 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Hartford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean

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