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Koreana

$$$
Asian, Korean, Barbecue
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    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
Could Scale Up or Down, but Probably Best Where it is now - the Middle

probably the most elegant Korean restaurant in the area (which is a bit provincial if you ask me) - ambience and food. it can scale up or down a little, but it is where it is, which is really not bad. Like most Korean restaurants in this area are, the food is somewhat more expensive than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
SeoulSearching
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Boston, MA
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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited twice to not let me go with a first bad impression, but it was consistently " just okay" How you can go wrong with beef ribs in a korean restaurant ?

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Thank MaGomP
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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316 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This restaurant has had several problems with sanitation and Hygiene in the past. Since they renovated it is much better and looks quite clean. The food is a lot better now but the service is very bad. If you love the food and don't care about service ok, but if you want a more friendly place this is not for... More 

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Thank Danuza
Boston, MA
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

probably the most elegant Korean restaurant in the area (which is a bit provincial if you ask me) - ambience and food. it can scale up or down a little, but it is where it is, which is really not bad. Like most Korean restaurants in this area are, the food is somewhat more expensive than Vietnamese, Thai, or Chinese... More 

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Thank SeoulSearching
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Came in for a birthday lunch. Birthday girl wanted Korean food. Beats me why... I don't get her fascination with it. To me it's usually too sweet or spicy or too damn smokey because of the table barbecues. Our main server seems to have a short attention span. She comes over to take our order... part way through, she walks... More 

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Thank ChucoBearrie
Boston, MA
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We've been going there for years, and both the food and the service are always wonderful. We love Asian food and tried many other restaurants in the area, but this one is still our favorite. Always a good time!

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Thank MilanaGirl
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

You will smell the delightful aroma of barbecue even before you enter Koreana. Inside, the staff is friendly and quick. The menu offers a wide selection of Korean and Japanese dishes. I was looking to have a light dinner. The free side dishes that came with our two dinners were enough to make a meal, and very tasty. We weren't... More 

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Thank James_the_wanderer
Ottawa
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113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The food was good and the service was Ok, though not great. We discovered when we left that they had draft beer. It wasn't on the menu, nor did the server tell us about it. Food arrived promptly, and the Korean appetizers were tartly. The rest of the food was as good as any other place.

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Thank Aime_voyager87
Greater London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I've had Korean barbecue in Korea and in other Central Asia, and this one was just as good. The atmosphere in the restaurant was quite bland, but overall it was a pleasant evening. I've also never had a soju cocktail before, and it was good!

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Thank Laura B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

There's food is really good. But a waitress who serviced us was not kindly. She looks like we owe her something. We did not feel very good.

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Thank Mengxi Y
New England
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209 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The hostess seated our party of 3 right away even though we were a little early for our reservation. We knew we wanted to try a little of everything so we opted for appetizers and BBQ. We started our meal off with the Kimchi Pancakes (unfortunately I can't speak to the taste since I didn't want to chance eating the... More 

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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: Asian, Korean, Barbecue

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?