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#1 Korean BBQ

7131 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516-5535
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Ranked #49 of 127 Restaurants in Lacey
Cuisines: Korean
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- May 22, 2014
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English first
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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263 reviews 263 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Lacey, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I don't typically write reviews but I was seriously stunned by how good the korean bbq was. I haven't eaten a ton of korean food but I am willing to guess that this is A grade quality. The prices are reasonable too considering how large the plates are. I'll be back soon korean BBQ!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012 via mobile

If you like Koren food or are trying it for the first time. Great place!

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