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San Soo Gab San Korean Restaurant & Sushi House

$$ - $$$
Lincoln Square
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5247 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2447
+1 773-334-1589
10:00 am - 3:00 am
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This might get long. lol So me and five of my friends went here after a kpop concert. When we got there, it was only two tables being served with us coming in made it three total. So, we ordered two pork belly, an order marinated short ribs, an order of some kind of beef (i don't really remember), marinated... More 

Thank Chalita J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tried their table BBQ with 2 cuts of their pork belly and unseasoned beef ribs which neared $60.00. Well, the expensive dinner wasn't quite so wonderful. It was a flavorless outing here and a visit my purse absolutely regrets; a place I now wish I had never found out about on trip advisor. I was told by my sis... More 

1 Thank My N
Frankfort, Illinois
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We enjoy Korean food and ventured into the city for lunch at San Soo. Food was excellent, servers were pleasant but not overly friendly - could be the language barrier. Plenty of options on the menu, with a wide selection of banchan accompanying the meal. Worth the short ride from downtown Chicago.

Thank bkp21
Chicago, Illinois
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148 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016

We are novices when it comes to Korean food but this place got a 2016 Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide (meaning it's good food, under $40pp for 2 courses plus either a glass of wine or dessert). So we figured we couldn't go wrong. It's out on the NW side of Chicago, easiest to get there by car. They... More 

Thank CultureVulture60657
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

I have heard about the place from many resources and a strong recommendation from a Korean. Finally got to try this place. BBQ is good but not the best.delicious and generous side dishes.if you like to be walked away from and totally ignored while she went to clean another table instead of answering your question about menus. They have someone... More 

Thank Nonnie Y
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

But be prepped to.get quick, impersonal service along with not knowing EXACTLY what ur eating, and itll be tasty and hot

Thank Nolivap
Palatine, Illinois
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Holy banchans! They aren't kidding about the plethora of banchans, we got a total of 26 and most were really good! It was a great way to start our meal. We ordered the seafood pancake, bulgogi and the kalbi short ribs. The seafood pancake is the best I've had, it's loaded with seafood, huge and the sauce is very good.... More 

Thank rcmrunner70
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This place is a hiidden gem on the North Side of Chicago. Its a Korean Restaraunt where you cook your own Dishes(BBQ Style) on your table. I have never ordered any Cooked dishes, but I am pretty sure they have them. Besides, coming here for the Self Cooking Experience is what you Pay for(Haha, I inow what you are saying,... More 

Thank Joeycapone23
Chicago, Illinois
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123 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch and it was delicious! But for me it was too many sides that I did not had the chance to eat. If you want to use the Yakiniku table you have to order 2 orders otherwise they will cook your order in the kitchen. It was pretty pricey $$ for lunch but we did enjoy it. The... More 

Thank Theresa E
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016

This was our second time going to this location for Korean and it was amazing. It was filled with asian guests and the tasty smells assaulted your senses as you walked up close to the building. You pick the kinds of meat, and then they bring out a grill and a bunch of side dishes. You then cook the meat... More 

Thank joe r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean, Barbecue, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5247 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2447
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Square
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
  • Phone Number: +1 773-334-1589

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