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Won Ju Korean Restaurant

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570 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
+1 831-656-0672
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Korean, Asian
$$ - $$$
570 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We came on Labor Day and were the only ones there from 5:30-6:30pm. The waitress/owner was very friendly throughout the evening. Food tasted like it was home cooked in a kitchen (good). We had the broiled chicken, bibimbop, and the jap chae. Kids attacked the...More

Thank Timothy Y
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We were in the mood for Korean food and, fortunately, the one Korean restaurant in Monterey was fabulous. We were the only ones there the whole time, which is a shame. it's a bit pricey, but justifiably. Three of us each had very different entrees...More

Thank Julieroadtrip
Reviewed February 13, 2017

My wife and I spent a week in Monterey recently. After eating lots of calamari and fish we were looking for something different. I had eaten at Won Ju for lunch years ago, and had fond memories. Dinner was great. The appetizer was delicious, the...More

Thank Josh K
Reviewed December 20, 2016

This was the first time I tried Korean food and I am so glad that I got to try it here. The owner was super nice and explained all the dishes well. We were a group of vegetarians and all of us were happy with...More

Thank lovetoraveltheworld
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was great and the owner was so nice to take the time to tell us his story and a little about how they got there. Not a fancy place, but clean, inexpensive, and a delightful experience. The soups were incredibly good!! It's a...More

Thank fortjacksonmom
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Of course, you do not have the view on the sea, but this restaurant was a great surprise. Fresh products, authentic menu, welcoming service. Worth it :)!

Thank ManuOnAir
Reviewed May 6, 2016

We came across this Korean restaurant amongst several others along Lighthouse Avenue, a 5-minute or so walk from our hotel After walking up and down the street and checking menus (if displayed), my wife opted for a Korean dinner. It wasn't crowded and a small...More

Thank ianwyj
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant competition is fierce in this area. But sometimes you crave authentic Korean and this is the spot. Truly a mom and pop restaurant with each meal prepared next to the tables. Homemade kimchi, great soups and flavors. I love Korean food and this is...More

Thank Jake H
Reviewed November 22, 2015

My cousin and I were craving Korean food today and picked this restaurant due to online reviews. Now that I've eaten there I agree with the other 5 star ratings. Great food, warm service, and considering the quality of their food the pricing was fair....More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a casual small restaurant that makes authentic Korean food. Owners are very friendly and the food is spiced as it should be. The Korean appetizers are refilled as much as you want. A nice escape from the fancy places on the penninsula.

Thank MARKL55_55
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-656-0672
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