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Chicago Kalbi Korean Restaurant

3752 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 (Northwest Side)
(773) 604-8185
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Ranked #1,768 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Mon 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Korean
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Most recent review
- Jun 3, 2013
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Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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English first
River Forest, Illoinois
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Chicago Kalbi offers an unusual mix of Korean and Japanese dishes, but the emphasis is on Korean. From the steamed dumpling appetizer to the combo BBQ that we had (we chose beef, tongue, and squid - but there are many options, all of which come with the usual kimchee and other side dishes) and the green tea ice cream that... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I am Korean and usually finds something wrong with most Korean BBQ places. Not this one. It's in the heart of Korea town and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Owner loves to help customers enjoy their Korean BBQ experience. Food was fabulous and the staff was very attentive.

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Des Moines, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Went to Chicago for a short weekend trip (from Iowa). Just to get out of Dodge, try some new things. There were 5 of us overall, and most of the group had not tried Korean barbeque before, but thought it might be a fun experience. Based on Trip Advisor review, thought we'd try Chicago Kalbi out. As usual, I will... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

As is our custom, we always check the opinions of other reviewers to make sure that our experience was not an aberration and were surprised that this special place had not been reviewed in over four years. We suggest that you ignore the very negative review that was written many years ago. Behind a very dreary narrow storefront is fine... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

I've eaten korean food in a dozen cities around the world - including in Seoul and Pusan, South Korea - and I can't say that anything stands out about this place except that it's bad, over-priced food and the service is lousy, bordering on abuse. The only people who recommend this place to me were not Korean and certainly not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2007

Very low key, quiet atmosphere, and classy looking with private walled in booths. You get a grill built into your table and can choose from many different raw meats to cook yourself. Definately go with the Pajun appetizer. The plum wine is also very good. Great place to bring friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2007

Authentic and nice atmosphere; family owned as well. Can be pricey but certainly is the real deal when it comes to Korean food. I lived in Korea for a year and this place comes the closest to feeling like I was in Seoul once more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2004

This restaurant always has a nice atmosphere, the servers are always nice and the prices are pretty good for Korean food. My wife and I have also found the different varieties of Kim Chi they offer to be some of the best in the area.

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