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#1 Korean BBQ

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7131 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516-5535
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Panama City, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Came here as they have the grills here and we wanted to try them out. We got the bbq meal with bulgolgi, spicy marinated pork, pork belly, chicken and shrimp. Of course they come wth rice and banchan (side dishes). Some of the sides were a little strong on the vinegar for me. The meats were all good and we... More 

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Dongducheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We had the all you can eat for 20.99 per person. Disappointed that we cannot pick and choose which meats for the 'all you can eat 'list of choices. Forced to have every meat in one big platter. This forces you to not get another platter. If you do not like certain types of meat, it's a big waste. This... More 

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Yelm, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

Great Korean restaurant in the Lacey area. The owner and his wife are very friendly. The food is wonderful.....for those of you who like cooking your meat at your table, they have it available!!! The food was good, fresh and nicely presented. Amazing place. We will definitely be returning!

Thank Charlie P
Rexburg, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Delicious Authentic Korean Food! I go here to eat with family whenever I'm in Washington visiting. I love the food and the service is always wonderful! My sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, husband, and in-laws all love eating at #1 Korean BBQ! They serve an abundance and variety of all you can eat kimchee sides. The bulgolgi and soup dishes never... More 

Thank Amanda O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

The place is comfy with big booths. Lots of cooking at table apparatus, but at first the menu seemed extremely expensive until we realized that the dinners were for 6 people. Once we got the food & sides recommended by our sweet Korean waitress we realized the $99 family dinners could easily feed 8. The waitress could not communicate well... More 

Thank pjvacation
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

I ate here four years ago and it was excellent...but the restaurant has substantially decreased in quality. The pile of spicy pork on my skillet was greasy and fatty with the bed of onions totally raw. My wife's chicken was plain and uninspired. The staff was indifferent to our needs, which fit the cafeteria environment in the restaurant. Next time... More 

Thank Peter C
Lacey, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2014

wonderful food, great sit in area, wonderful staff, also they have great drinks! #1 Korean BBQ is my favorite restaurant in town.

1 Thank Lucky J
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Thy have really good food korean bbq, beef bulgogi and spicy chicken my fav. i just can't eating until plate is empty lol. The staff are helpful and friendly. Verry satisfied

1 Thank amera89
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

Really great food. I had Galbi (Korean short ribs) and hubby had spicey pork. This was a return trip for us. We ate here last year and enjoyed it so much that we returned this year while visiting the area. As in most authentic Korean restaurants, we got a nice assortment on namul, seasoned veggies. Most were either mild or... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

This restaurant is at the corner of a strip mall next to a busy road - nothing special about the location. The atmosphere is also o.k., nothing fancy. Two huge TVs dominate the walls. This was only my second time at trying Korean food. It's spicy and it's pretty good. We sat at a booth with a BBQ in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean, Barbecue
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7131 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516-5535
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lacey
  • Phone Number: 360-455-9292

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