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Dae Jang Keum

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7905 Engineer Rd, San Diego, CA 92111-1903
858-573-2585
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Delicious authentic Korean lunch

Three of stopped here for lunch after our Korean spa. We were hungry for healthy foods and one of our party is vegetarian. Bebimbop was excellent and plentiful (we had one beef and one vegetarian). The salmon binto box was also generous. Also plenty of authentic side dishes served as appetizers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
cynthia_mn
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Three of stopped here for lunch after our Korean spa. We were hungry for healthy foods and one of our party is vegetarian. Bebimbop was excellent and plentiful (we had one beef and one vegetarian). The salmon binto box was also generous. Also plenty of authentic side dishes served as appetizers - spinach, kimchi, cabbage, sprouts Great service, good value

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San Diego, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place is different from all the Korean BBQ's in San Diego. For 1, it's not all-you-can-eat. 2, it's not a grill you cook on but over coal or wood. The quality of meat is good & delicious. The sides are all you can eat. You get rice & salad as well. I can see it getting pricey if you... More 

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norwich, Connecticut, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

our party of 4 adults and one child was greeted and seated right away! we were served waiter immediately upon sitting - ice cold - was great and they pitchers were left on table. we ordered bbq for 4 people. it was great fun to cook and eat slowly and at our pace! the side dishes were great..especially the kimchi!... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Read some reviews that it is the best Korean food in San Diego. If so, the rest must be really horrible. The barbeque is ok, the sides were also ok. It is certainly very authentic, but there was nothing especially good. The set dinner was inexpensive as 4 of us ate for less than $100 and there was plenty to... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

As some other reviews said, on a Saturday evening, the place was packed, service was a bit slow with two little hungry kids, and the seafood dishes were not good. We ordered one seafood dish with rice for the kids and waiter didn't tell us the food was too spicy for them! My seafood tofu spicy soup was ok but... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Dae Jang Keum has the best Korean Barbeque in San Diego. There are other Korean Barbeque places in the same area but I believe what sets Dae Jang Keum apart is that they use wood charcoal instead of gas flame to grill your meat. When you're there, try the beef tongue, the meat is tender and tasty. I was a... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were headed for Manna BBQ and because of the wait time, we decided to explore other options in the vicinity. Somehow we ended up at this restaurant which is off the Convoy strip of choices. The atmosphere was interesting. Booth style seating and there's lots of privacy while you are eating. The thinly sliced radish that was available as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

I stopped in to Dae Jang Keum for lunch and was not disappointed. This was my first trip to a Korean restaurant so I can't judge it against other Korean food, but my visit was great. It is a small establishment in a relatively new shopping center, so the atmosphere isn't the greatest, but the food more than makes up... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

They provide very authentic Korean food, but it is somewhat over priced. Food was ok with plenty side dishes. However, service was super slow and parking lot was highly limited. Don't forget grab some nuts in front of the door. It was nicer than foods.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

I went here today based on a recommendation from some friends when I asked for an authentic Korean meal. I have never been in this part of town but definitely I'm glad I went.... This place has GREAT Korean food. I went with my wife and we both agreed the meat dishes were fabulous. We went for the BBQ and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7905 Engineer Rd, San Diego, CA 92111-1903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-573-2585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Korean

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