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#1 Korean BBQ

Barbecue, Asian, Korean
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7131 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516-5535
360-455-9292
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food if u understand what you are ordering.

The place is comfy with big booths. Lots of cooking at table apparatus, but at first the menu seemed extremely expensive until we realized that the dinners were for 6 people. Once we got the food & sides recommended by our sweet Korean waitress we realized the $99 family dinners could easily feed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Mathis
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The place is comfy with big booths. Lots of cooking at table apparatus, but at first the menu seemed extremely expensive until we realized that the dinners were for 6 people. Once we got the food & sides recommended by our sweet Korean waitress we realized the $99 family dinners could easily feed 8. The waitress could not communicate well... More 

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Dunbarton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I ate here four years ago and it was excellent...but the restaurant has substantially decreased in quality. The pile of spicy pork on my skillet was greasy and fatty with the bed of onions totally raw. My wife's chicken was plain and uninspired. The staff was indifferent to our needs, which fit the cafeteria environment in the restaurant. Next time... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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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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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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: Barbecue, Asian, Korean

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