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Woo Lae Oak

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3201 Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3830
+1 847-870-9910
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

This restaurant is definitely one of the nicer restaurants with upscale interiors and friendly service. But the quality of the food isn't that great. We ordered kalbi and we're used to seeing 20+ ban chan's (e.g. San Soo Gab San). Here there were just 7 (or 8 if you include the lettuce). Meat was bit on the tough side too.... More 

2 Thank Helen L
Burglengenfeld, Germany
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

This restaurant was my first experience in Korean food. Pretty different from all the other Asian food styles that I know and most of them like very much. However, I liked it a lot and would rank it straight under my top-5 favorite asian cuisines. As a newbie I felt a bit lost with the menu, so my friend ordered... More 

2 Thank Katerle
Plainfield, IL
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We make it here a few times a year to eat. We love the Korean BBQ and grilling right at the table. The service has always been great, some servers are much more attentive than others but I've never had a reason to complain. I can't speak for much of the menu as the only thing we go for is... More 

3 Thank wnstn3
Edmonton, Canada
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

I was taken to this restaurant by my business colleagues from Seoul. If a Korean is recommending a Korean restaurant in the USA, then it must be good. They didn't disappoint! Bulgogi was very tasty. Kimchi was great. We also got to try the “cold soup”. I was told this was a traditional N. Korean dish. Staff was very attentive... More 

1 Thank Mark L
Tega Cay, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Upon entering I took in the very nice inviting atmosphere, and then quickly looked around to notice that every patron was either Korean, or Korean American. I knew then, that I would at the very least be eating authentic Korean food. Though neither of my waitresses had a strong command of the English language, they were extremely helpful, and helped... More 

1 Thank gkfio
Glenview, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

My boyfriend and I love Asian cuisine and we've been on a hunt for a good Korean BBQ for a while. While some Korean restaurants lack in service (some servers in restaurants speak no English so you are on your own, which can be a fun discovery process if you are adventurous enough) some places offer only a couple side... More 

1 Thank Anastasia08
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2010

Atmosphere is elegant, service is attentive and courteous, the appetizers are great, and the Bar B Que is even better. My favorite is the pancake-like one with "negi". The sauce that accompanies this appetizer is "boss sauce." They have some of the best-marbled beef I have ever seen. The prices are reasonable when one considers the amount of beef in... More 

1 Thank ormsbyintl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2009

I visited this restaurant as the guest of some Korean business associates. I was lucky to have them select my lunch. I truly enjoy Korean food but have had difficulty locating a good Korean restaurant in the Chicago suburbs. This food was fantastic! We had a large group yet the service was quick - perfect for lunch. I look forward... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2008

Go during regular workday for lunch and get their lunch box.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Asian, Korean
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3830
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rolling Meadows
  • Phone Number: +1 847-870-9910

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