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Woo Lae Oak

3201 Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3830
847-870-9910
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Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Korean
Most recent review
- Dec 15, 2013
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This restaurant is definitely one of the nicer restaurants with upscale interiors and friendly service. But the quality of the food isn't that great. We ordered kalbi and we're used to seeing 20+ ban chan's (e.g. San Soo Gab San). Here there were just 7 (or 8 if you include the lettuce). Meat was bit on the tough side too.... More

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Burglengenfeld, Germany
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This restaurant was my first experience in Korean food. Pretty different from all the other Asian food styles that I know and most of them like very much. However, I liked it a lot and would rank it straight under my top-5 favorite asian cuisines. As a newbie I felt a bit lost with the menu, so my friend ordered... More

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Plainfield, IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We make it here a few times a year to eat. We love the Korean BBQ and grilling right at the table. The service has always been great, some servers are much more attentive than others but I've never had a reason to complain. I can't speak for much of the menu as the only thing we go for is... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I was taken to this restaurant by my business colleagues from Seoul. If a Korean is recommending a Korean restaurant in the USA, then it must be good. They didn't disappoint! Bulgogi was very tasty. Kimchi was great. We also got to try the “cold soup”. I was told this was a traditional N. Korean dish. Staff was very attentive... More

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Upon entering I took in the very nice inviting atmosphere, and then quickly looked around to notice that every patron was either Korean, or Korean American. I knew then, that I would at the very least be eating authentic Korean food. Though neither of my waitresses had a strong command of the English language, they were extremely helpful, and helped... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

My boyfriend and I love Asian cuisine and we've been on a hunt for a good Korean BBQ for a while. While some Korean restaurants lack in service (some servers in restaurants speak no English so you are on your own, which can be a fun discovery process if you are adventurous enough) some places offer only a couple side... More

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Bensenville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

Atmosphere is elegant, service is attentive and courteous, the appetizers are great, and the Bar B Que is even better. My favorite is the pancake-like one with "negi". The sauce that accompanies this appetizer is "boss sauce." They have some of the best-marbled beef I have ever seen. The prices are reasonable when one considers the amount of beef in... More

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Chicago
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104 reviews 104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2009

I visited this restaurant as the guest of some Korean business associates. I was lucky to have them select my lunch. I truly enjoy Korean food but have had difficulty locating a good Korean restaurant in the Chicago suburbs. This food was fantastic! We had a large group yet the service was quick - perfect for lunch. I look forward... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2008

Go during regular workday for lunch and get their lunch box.

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