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“Worth the wait!”
Review of Sobban - CLOSED

Sobban
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have been driving by this location several times a week for about a month now, waiting for it to open. It's run by the same folks who own the Heirloom Market BBQ in north Atlanta. The food is fantastic - a fusion between Korean and Southern. We have had a dinner and a lunch there during their first week, and it's fast becoming our new favorite place.

The "signature" entree (if there is one) is the Korean fried chicken - a half chicken rendered with spicy ginger sauce rather than the traditional BBQ sauce. Other entrees include braised cod, plus other Korean-influenced dishes like bibimbop and bulgogi. Appetizers include Korean pancake, lotus root salad, and kimchi deviled eggs.

One thing to be aware of is that the entrees do not include sides. Those must be ordered separately, but there are several to choose from, including kimchi rice and Korean sweet potato. This brings the cost of a full meal to about $20 or so per person (before tax, tips, and drinks), so it's a little more expensive than a typical "casual" restaurant. The food is unique, fresh, and well-prepared, so definitely worth the extra money, IMO.

They had a kind of "soft opening" the first week, serving only lunch on the first day, and then dinner only for a few days after that. I think they are into their regular schedule now, though - open Tue-Sat for lunch and dinner, Fri-Sat late night (until 1 AM), closed Sun-Mon. The place is usually packed for dinner, so get there early if you can.

-JimG

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

a very welcome new addition to North Decatur, Sobban Southern Korean has very nice servers and good food. Korean is not my preferred genre of food, but all the dishes are SO beautiful! I was with a friend who really knew her Korean food, and she was pleased with the range and intensity of flavors.

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