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“Over the Top GOOD”
Review of Koreana

Koreana
Ranked #71 of 669 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Korean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 29, 2014

There is no many meals on earth that are as good as good Korean BBQ. Its not easy to find good Korean BBQ in America so when you land one, hang on to their business card. This is one of those. Service is excellent, the price is reasonable and the meat and menu choices are perfect. Great restaurant !!

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1  Thank NauvooHotel
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was in Boston for pleasure trip last week with girlfriend and her daughter. We were looking for an Asian restaurant near Harvard Square where we were staying, but there wasn't anything well-rated there. Saw this place in Central Square (one subway stop away) had at 90% approval rating on Urban Spoon. We'd all had Korean food before and had some idea of what good Korean food was. Its not that the food was terrible, it was just way overpriced - twice as much as we'd pay for the same dishes back home in Canada and it was nothing special. I had a buckwheat noodle dish (served intentionally cold, much to my surprise) with a few slices of beef (also cold) and cucumber. Pretty much street food in Korea I'm guessing, and it cost $16 before tax and tip. I was still hungry afterwards. My dining companions were equally unimpressed with value for money and the general quality of the food. Not worth the 90% urban spoon rating, or the subway ride IMHO.

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3  Thank Downwithripoffs
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

My partner and I decided to try Koreana mostly because of a groupon she got. We arrived at a pleasant enough restaurant in the bowels of Cambridge on the corner of Prospect and Broadway. There was parking in the back of the restaurant which consisted of a small space amongst a couple of parked cars or in a gas station across the way. We chose the gas station with about 3 places to park. A mid afternoon visit no doubt saved us the trauma of trying to find a street space amongst the obnoxious and overbearing (read revenue enhancement vs real traffic flow consideration) parking regulations promulgated by the revenue hungry Cambridge City Hall entitled curmudgeons. But I digress... The restaurant itself was lovely and well detailed. Since it was not busy we were seated pretty much where we wished. After looking over the extensive selections we decided on a seafood hotpot. Big mistake. We noted many Asian faces in the restaurant which is always a good sign for this type of place.. They turned on the burner on our table and after a while we were served our hot pot. Most of the seafood there did not look especially fresh, and the lobster, which was so small it looked barely legal, that was included with the meal (which was not listed on the menu) was overcooked and part of the meat was black. The baby shrimp and the clams had severely off notes, and the fleshy fish while not frankly off, did not have that fresh fished flavor. We spoke with the hostess/manager about the black lobster and general poor quality of the seafood. She insisted that they get their seafood fresh 3 times/week, which left me to wonder about the other 4 days. We were sorely disappointed, and did not feel this meal offered any value for the money. She did not offer to serve us something else or comp the meal so we had to 'negotiate" a discount. All I have to say is DO NOT ORDER SEAFOOD HERE. We noted everyone else was eating some form of Barbeque, which is probably what we should have done. IF we return again we will give the Barbeque a shot and hopefully a different kind of review will emerge here.

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4  Thank Belgedoc1
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Went to dinner at 430. So glad we did. By 5 p.m. the place was PACKED. And now I know why. Dinner was fabulous! Tons of salads to start. Fresh food. Great service. Fair prices. Hidden gem. Don't miss it.

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Thank CarrieSue802
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Never had Authentic Korean food before this place. Best place to take friends visiting from out of town, or just pleasing the foodie in your family or group. High recommend this to anyone passing through Central Square.

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Thank thejostlingtripper
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