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“Worth the Wait”
Review of Jongro BBQ

Jongro BBQ
Ranked #323 of 13,587 Restaurants in New York City
Neighborhood: Midtown
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Neighborhood: Midtown
Reviewed February 25, 2016

We arriived on a Friday evening with a party of 5 and waited nearly an hour. Once seated, the fun began! We ordered Korean beers and a large bottle of Soju for the table. Our group meal featured beef cuts grilled at table. Our waiter grilled the beef and suggested different sauces for each cut. We wrapped steak in lettuce with a delicious sauce, pickled onions and kimchi. We also ordered the kimchi pancake and loved every bite. Looking around at fellow diiners, we saw other dishes we can't wait to try, Next visit!

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank NancyNordicrun
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

PROS: Service was very good. Friendly waitstaff who help you order. They used the team concept of service and everyone was very nice. Absolutely no issues with service.
Meat was well marbled and flavorful. Fair sized serving. Seafood pajun was good, nothing extraordinary. Daenjang stew was good.
Restroom was clean with another communal wash basin.
CONS: No banchan?? what the heck!! Just kimchi (which was very good). This was a major disappointment. C'mon guys, you gotta serve banchan.
One dollar for an extra bowl of rice? For this price just factor it in with the meal. Hey this isn't fast food.
CONCLUSION: while the meat and service was good, wont go back. Haven't been to Kunjip in years, but that was better.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Thank j952
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

Great K-BBQ place in Korea town. I think the menu (meat) price is about 5-10$ cheaper than other BBQ places. (good quality) Fun nostalgic deco inside. Very helpful and friendly staff. Can be very loud with 90's korean music tho and also from drunk birthday party patrons.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Thank 643sangk
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Reviewed February 10, 2016

This restaurant caters to locals and is not tourist friendly. The prices are ridiculous for what you get. There was no explanation of how to properly eat the food. Very disappointing.

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank c c
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Reviewed January 17, 2016

I really enjoyed eating here. This was my first experience with Korean food and i'm glad it was! There was a large group of us so we got to try a bunch of different things - all delicious. They cook some of the food at the table and the waiter will help make sure if cooks perfect if you ask for their help. I can't wait to go back to NY just to go eat here. It was super affordable too! If you're in the mood for Korean BBQ - seek this place out!

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank KaCe032
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