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“Its authentically Korean but not good Korean cuisine”
Review of Nara Restaurant - CLOSED

Nara Restaurant
Cuisines: Korean
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

Friendly service in the midst of downtown Monterey but having frequented many different Korean eateries back in Hawaii, during my travels and at home this establishment leaves much to be desired. The owner and chef obviously lacks a fine palate for authentic Korean cuisine, which is not difficult to prepare. Over use of salt and soy sauce, and insufficient use of garlic, honey and sesame. Would definitely not recommend Nara to anyone wishing to experience great Korean cuisine. My spouse is Korean.

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Thank DaPheonix
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5 - 6 of 6 reviews

Reviewed September 7, 2009

We stumbled upon it while in Monterey and were pleasantly surprised. Appears to be a family run restaurant that serves authentic Korean cuisine (food served in hot stone bowls and iron like skillets/plates). They also lay out an assortment (at least 6) of various condiments that you can add to the dish you order. I had a sizzling barbeque that was quite tasty. We plan to go back next year when we are in Monterey and be a bit more adventuresome. The decore is pretty informal....don't dress up.

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Thank BartandLinda
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