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“Buffet style Korean BBQ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jeong Won Korean BBQ

Jeong Won Korean BBQ
Ranked #962 of 4,542 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Barbecue, Asian, Korean
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Jeong Won features mouth watering menu items at very competitive rates. The only all you can eat Korean BBQ buffet in San Diego county. We have a full dining area with tables, chairs, and a built-in BBQ grill in a warm, contemporary-style atmosphere with hip-hop, reggae, jazz, and rock music playing in the background. !/2 Off drink special on beer & wine, everyday stop seating -- 9:45pm close buffet bar --10pm dining limit -- 2hours
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Buffet style Korean BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

So good! Get up any time to grab and eat anything you want. Don't have to wait for a server to bring you your food and you can choose which meat you can eat. Servers are quick to replace your grill plate so you can cook more food. Better prices and selection compared to other BBQ places

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Stan E
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
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173 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Awesome Korean BBQ at a great price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I've been here a handful of times and I'm impressed every time I visit. I took my parents on my more recent visit and they loved it. That alone should speak volumes. These people are notorious for eating at home because it's cheaper and they can "make it better".

The selection of meat and seafood is excellent. They have bulgogi, bacon, thinly sliced sirloin, marinated chicken, fish, shrimp, intestine, lamb, etc. I stick to the bulgogi, bacon, fish, and sirloin. The chicken takes awhile to cook, so don't grab a bunch of chicken if you're hungry. :)

They also have a section for fresh veggies ready to grill. My favorites are mushrooms, corn, onions, and zucchini. Most Korean BBQ places don't have veggies, just meat.

They have a wide variety of sauces. The spicy sauce wasn't spicy but it had a great flavor when added to the meat. The vegan sauce is also a winner.

The kimchee wasn't that great but the other side dishes were tasty. The bean sprout salad, potato salad, spicy tofu, and spicy cucumber salad stood out for me.

I love this place. The waiters are attentive and the overhead exhaust fans keep the place from being too smokey. Don't forget to ask for Korean pancakes. These aren't at the all you can eat counter. They bring these babies out fresh.

We visited at 11:30am on a Sunday and we were seated right away. Beat the lunch and dinner rush by going a little early.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hip Korean BBQ restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Food and service was excellent. Every table in the place was filled. Reasonable price for what you get. I definitely will come back again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank SanFranciscoSteven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Walking into an experience ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

On the outside it looks completely different then the inside in a good way. If you are looking for authentic Korean food and with the cultural experience this is a must go! A downfall is that it looks expensive looking at the menu but anything above $20 can be shared with two people.

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1 Thank Luis K
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Chula Vista, California, USA
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Try a little something different....good different!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This place is a unique experience. This is my second time there and there will be more visits. You pick your food and you grill on your own personal hibachi type grill. Conservative choices include beef short ribs, beef brisket, spicy chicken, pork, shrimp, and fish. If you want to experiment you can choose to grill frog legs, chicken hearts, and other good stuff. All you can eat on the weekends is about $20. The place is kind of small and parking can be limited due to being shared with other restaurants off of Convoy Street. I made a reservation for Sunday @ 1pm and there was a line. They called to ask me to move my reservation, which I declined to do so because I was hungry. Good stuff!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank kps1995
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