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Jong Kak Restaurant

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18 W 20th St, Baltimore, MD 21218-6001 (Formerly Korean Restaurant)
+1 410-837-5231
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

No matter what one orders, the server will start one off with 8 small dishes of a tasty variety of preserved vegetable preparations, and one of dried fish. Then miso soup and weak green tea. The main dish portions are generous with piles of fresh vegetables, and accompaniments. It's not an elegant venu but very comfortable and pleasant wait staff.... More 

Thank megsthelegs
Aldie, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

I need to start by saying that I absolutely love authentic Korean BBQ. We stayed in Baltimore for a football game and decided to look up Korean BBQ in the area. This place had mixed reviews on Yelp and Google and we thought why not? I wish we hadn't eaten here. The staff was inattentive, the food was overpriced and... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

If you're in the mood for Korean barbecue or just to try something different, you have to try this restaurant. Don't be intimidated by its rather out of place facade - the staff are very friendly and the food is delicious. If you are not familiar with Korean food, the menu might be a little intimidating. Upon entry you will... More 

Thank Douglas W
Edmond, Oklahoma
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Baltimore and decided to go out last minute for some Korean BBQ. After reading some reviews we decided on this place. The food was very very good. I'm use to cooking it myself at the table but they cooked it for us which was nice. The quality of the food was great. The place was clean but... More 

Thank Tdotgirl1969
Baltimore, Maryland
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

My husband and I visited Jong Kak for the first time this past week-end. I had picked it based on the reviews across several sites as it was always rated the highest of the Korean BarBQue places in Baltimore. Jong Kak did not disappoint. We took my mom and another friend and split the seafood pancake appetizer, a half-portion of... More 

Thank gromeo65
Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The outside of this restaurant truly made me feel much less hungry (looks rundown and wayward looking people seated looking aimless). My party was craving Korean BBQ, and after hours of moving furniture, they opted to go in despite the outward appearance in order to satisfy their craving. The bulgogi was tasty. Everything else was unremarkable. Though my friend told... More 

Thank Raqietak
Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016

Small and somewhat hidden jem! But the Korean BBQ and banchan were absolutely to die for. We got the brisket and chicken bulgolgi.

Thank Travelbug474
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2016

This is a great little authentic Korean restaurant located in a small Korean section of Baltimore near the University of Maryland Baltimore campus. We had a party of four and ordered the barbecue value meal for 4 which is a great deal compared to other Korean restaurants in the New York City area where I'm from! You can choose any... More 

Thank GeeBen1
Austin, Texas
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is a down to earth restaurant, nothing fancy but the food is great! We ordered a value meal course and there was plenty to eat for 3. Set came with chicken, pork and beef to grill, also includes rice, soup, variety of Kim chi dishes and steamed egg custard. Authentic Korean food and I feel happy eating this meal.... More 

Thank WenP
Pacific Grove, California
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205 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2015

I had the bibimbap with pork bulgogi. It and all the side dishes were very tasty. The service was excellent - they replenished the side dishes regularly and were very friendly.

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $30
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 W 20th St, Baltimore, MD 21218-6001 (Formerly Korean Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-837-5231

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