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7131 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516-5535
360-455-9292
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
mm mm tasty!!

wonderful food, great sit in area, wonderful staff, also they have great drinks! #1 Korean BBQ is my favorite restaurant in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
Lucky J
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Lacey, Washington
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Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

wonderful food, great sit in area, wonderful staff, also they have great drinks! #1 Korean BBQ is my favorite restaurant in town.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Thy have really good food korean bbq, beef bulgogi and spicy chicken my fav. i just can't eating until plate is empty lol. The staff are helpful and friendly. Verry satisfied

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hilo
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Really great food. I had Galbi (Korean short ribs) and hubby had spicey pork. This was a return trip for us. We ate here last year and enjoyed it so much that we returned this year while visiting the area. As in most authentic Korean restaurants, we got a nice assortment on namul, seasoned veggies. Most were either mild or... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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308 reviews 308 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This restaurant is at the corner of a strip mall next to a busy road - nothing special about the location. The atmosphere is also o.k., nothing fancy. Two huge TVs dominate the walls. This was only my second time at trying Korean food. It's spicy and it's pretty good. We sat at a booth with a BBQ in the... More 

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Elstree, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We ended up here by accident but so glad we did. We told the owner we had never eaten Korean food before, but that I fancied a soup. She brought us a dumpling soup which she explained that the broth was made by stewing down beef shins for 24 hours. The result was a flavoursome broth, tgrough which eggs had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went in for korean BBQ but eventually was told a whole story about how the grill area makes more money if they seat more people especially since it was busy (they only had about 6 tables with guests, probably felt busy since they only had 2 waitresses) and that it would not be worth it to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

So my gf and I went here to meet a friend - we were craving bbq but her friend was not. After we are seated; the waitress informs us we ALL must get the buffet if any of us are going to. What? So they moved us to a regular table and we ordered. There were fans on tables because... More 

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Washington State
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173 reviews 173 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We went here on a whim. Without a reservation, we weren’t able to get a table where you cook your own food. We decided to try the beef Bulgoki (marinated Korean BBQ) and Bibimbab (rice with vegetables) since we enjoy them. My wife ordered the Korean Black Beer Stout. The stout didn’t have the usual roasted coffee flavor, which disappointed... More 

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Seattle
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131 reviews 131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I was stationed in Korea for two years. It was the best overseas tour of the five in my entire Army career. I developed a passion for Korean food, so much so that I learned how to cook some of it myself. Therefore I am always looking for good Korean food here in the States. It's not as easily found... More 

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Lake Crystal, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Seriously overrated. For an average of twenty five dollars a head I had to cook my family their food. For that price I could have taken the family alot of other places for much higher quality food that was prepared and served. Those who have been to Korea know that most food is low quality and cheap much like going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7131 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516-5535
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lacey
  • Phone Number: 360-455-9292

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Korean

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