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Koreana

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154 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1813
617-576-8661
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hit and miss

The soup dishes are pretty good (I had the spicy fish roe tang my last visit) but other dishes were less 'authentic' - for example the spicy rice cake was adulterated with vegetables. The fried rice was a bit soggy and not spicy like what you would typically expect. Will probably not go back there.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The soup dishes are pretty good (I had the spicy fish roe tang my last visit) but other dishes were less 'authentic' - for example the spicy rice cake was adulterated with vegetables. The fried rice was a bit soggy and not spicy like what you would typically expect. Will probably not go back there.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Over 50% of the patrons are Koreans or of Asian decent. The service was excellent! Not in-your-face, but very efficient, attentive and kind. My vegetarian bibimbop was incredible...just what I needed after a morning of lobster tails, pizza and too much coffee in Boston proper. The miso soup was cleansing and delicious with fresh cilantro. The meal had very fresh... More 

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Nauvoo, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

There is no many meals on earth that are as good as good Korean BBQ. Its not easy to find good Korean BBQ in America so when you land one, hang on to their business card. This is one of those. Service is excellent, the price is reasonable and the meat and menu choices are perfect. Great restaurant !!

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Ottawa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was in Boston for pleasure trip last week with girlfriend and her daughter. We were looking for an Asian restaurant near Harvard Square where we were staying, but there wasn't anything well-rated there. Saw this place in Central Square (one subway stop away) had at 90% approval rating on Urban Spoon. We'd all had Korean food before and had some... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My partner and I decided to try Koreana mostly because of a groupon she got. We arrived at a pleasant enough restaurant in the bowels of Cambridge on the corner of Prospect and Broadway. There was parking in the back of the restaurant which consisted of a small space amongst a couple of parked cars or in a gas station... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Went to dinner at 430. So glad we did. By 5 p.m. the place was PACKED. And now I know why. Dinner was fabulous! Tons of salads to start. Fresh food. Great service. Fair prices. Hidden gem. Don't miss it.

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San Francisco, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Never had Authentic Korean food before this place. Best place to take friends visiting from out of town, or just pleasing the foodie in your family or group. High recommend this to anyone passing through Central Square.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

After coming back from vacation in Korea I wanted to have some more of their delicious food. Found this restaurant in Cambridge and gave it a try. I must say the food tastes the same as in Korea. The beef barbecue is very good and you get loads of meat. They have also good coctails.

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Jackson Heights, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Me, my wife and two year old daughter were in Boston for a couple of days during labor day weekend. My wife and kid are picky on food and finally based on a local friend's recommemdation, we agreed to come here and give this place a try. The food was fantastic! I've never had better Shumai and Chicken Teriyaki in... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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191 reviews 191 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

have eaten here many times - food is still good - nice selection - reasonable luncheon deals - portions are large - service is very good - pleasant seating - attractively decorated - would return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 154 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1813
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-576-8661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Korean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?