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“Top Notch Korean in Pittsburgh”
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Dasonii Korean Bistro
Cuisines: Korean
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Top Notch Korean in Pittsburgh”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Finally made it to Dasonii for a Saturday lunch, and left beyond stuffed. It didn't have the feel of eating a great home cooked meal, but I left satisfied with the overall experience.

There is plenty of room for a nice size lunch crowd, and I noticed most people were there for the sushi. I wanted Korean food, and started with a kimchi pancake, a great appetizer! It was huge, a single pancake the size of a large dinner plate, thick, and sliced like a pizza. Velvety inside, tasty, but without much crispness. I was disappointed with the soy sauce used as a dipping sauce, I was hoping for something with a little more spice, and flavor. The 4 panchan side dishes were average, not spicy, but fresh. The kimchi could've used a little more salt. I ordered the beef Bi Bim Bap (rice bowl with assorted vegetables, beef, and fried egg), and my daughter ordered the pork Bulgogi.

The Bap had a nice mix of cucumbers, mushrooms, carrots, and traditional Korean bean sprouts. The beef was tender, but the egg was not sizzling hot, the kochujang (hot pepper paste) added flavor, but the dish still seemed like it was missing something. The pork bulgogi had a very light spice kick, and had a slight sweetness my daughter noticed.

Our server was polite, slightly slow making the rounds during a non peak time. The restaurant has a modern atmosphere to it, with a clear view of the kitchen, and nice sushi bar on one side of the restaurant. Finding Dasonii the first time was tricky, the location is in a larger shopping plaza off busy Steubenville Pike, the Dasonii sign is under an old baseball sign, so keep an eye out, or you'll miss it!

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank janm175
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“absolutely love it”
Reviewed October 26, 2011

Ever since my friend told me about this restaurant, I have been stopping by at least every other week. everything was so good, glad i do not live next to it, i will be broke.
Good location, this is the first restaurant that i don't have to fight through traffic and jam into small parking spaces.
the restaurant decore is modern, place is clean. i have not find food that we don't like yet. we have been ordering a roll plus two dishes for two people. and their side dishes are freshly made everyday. yum

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank NeoMeimei
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