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“Amazing korean food in a cozy setting”

The Taste Of Korea -Jingogae
Ranked #733 of 2,040 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
srinagar
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing korean food in a cozy setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The restaurant is located in the penthouse, the food is great especially the beef ribs, it was my favorite, tender juice & flavored bursting out of it, service is wonderful and very friendly. A must try for food lovers!!

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Quiet place, great staff manners, fresh food cooked in front of you”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

When you get over the aspect of the unusual location of the restaurant - top floor of an apartment hotel (not a dodgy one though) - the place welcomes you with a low key, but warm interior and the typical Korean tables with cooking grills embedded in the middle of the table. Most dishes are brought out fresh and cooked in front of you. The beef is not frozen, certainly a good thing. You can be sure of it, as it has a fresh colour and there is no water dripping out of it, as it would be in case of defrosted meat. We saw some Koreans coming in to eat, which is also a good sign. Prices are slightly above the ethnic food restaurants market, but this accurately reflects the quality of food and atmosphere.
Arguably, the only less commendable thing would be the TV programs - genuine Korean soaps. In fact, sort of funny.. You cannot be sure if they are meant to be serious. Get ready to watch loads of stupefied facial expressions, shown repeatedly in close-up zooms on a background of dramatic music. Definitely an excellent conversation starter.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank WexTex
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Having been to Korea and I have close Korean friends we all went here a few weeks back- the food is good with a nice selection. Worth a trip

  • Visited February 2013
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“Real Disappointment”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

I had thought that it would be great to have a Korean so close to my apartment. I was wrong. The food was mediocre and the service was terrible. The wait staff barely spoke passable english, the tabletop grill tripped the circuit breaker twice, and they had no green tea. We will not be going back.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank KGGHAWAII
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Taste of Korea restaurant”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

I want to write about their Korean Restaurant but can't find it here so I'll just write it here since it's under the same roof.
We had a terrible experience dining here. First there was no non-smoking area and most of the koreans around us were smoking. Then they gave their menu booklet that has highlights of the only dish available which maybe onefourth of the whole menu. There were also missing pages. Free side dishes was only 3 kinds, two of them are radish and a kimchi that taste like a fridge. Waitress said our order will come affer 30-45 mins and when we asked why she sarcastically answered with "because we are still cooking it". Two of my friends with me are chef so they know better! Our order came and it was a disaster. They cut the onions like it was a french fries, pork used was as thin as bacon and most of what's inside the dish was just pepper, white onion and spring onion. Bibimpap was only half of the claypot. The worst part is when the bill came, There were four of us, ordered 4 dish and one appetizer and a big bottle of mineral water and it was 350 aed! Only to find out they added a 70 aed worth of a dish that we actually didn't order. We were already out when we found out so we just skip the whole bad experience. Just giving everyone a head's up about this place.

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