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San Soo Gab San Korean Restaurant & Sushi House

#1,398 of 8,609 Restaurants in Chicago
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Asian, Korean, Barbecue
5247 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2447
+1 773-334-1589
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“kalbi” (6 reviews)
“miso soup” (3 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
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Asian, Korean, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5247 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2447
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Reviewed 6 days ago

three friends and i headed to this place on a rainy sunday evening--it was warm and filled with people. your table has a kind of pit in the middle of it where, after you order, a server will place a brazier filled with charcoal, i...More

Thank elsiekate10
Reviewed 28 August 2018

You are seated at a table, which has a 12” or so hole in the middle, and after you order, they bring out an array of small bowls with sauces and appetizers. Then you get a Korean miso soup, which was yummy. Then they bring...More

Thank DanielL7226
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I can't begin to pronounce what we had for lunch but when you are served 14 different sides and three different meats, rice, and a complete vegetable stir-fry, you've landed in foodie heaven. Seriously, the language barrier doesn't exist here. Just point, eat and enjoy.

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Tasty and lots of banchan. Miso soup was excellent as well. Gets very crowded so be prepared to wait. A little pricey but a good treat every once in a while.

1  Thank 56003Richard
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Food is great, service is alright, but the management is absolutely ridiculous. We ordered a set for five people (which the menu does not specify it’s per person), and our waitress demanded that we order six meats instead of five (one of my friends is...More

Thank Marianna G
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Friendly and thoughtful service. Perhaps the best Korean cuisine we have ever experienced. Superb quality meats: kalbi, poolgogi. San Soo Gab San exceeded our expectations in every respect.

Thank Albertine13
Reviewed 27 January 2018

This is my favorite Korean BBQ in Chicago. It is nice an open. The ventilation is perfect. If you want an authentic Korean experience check this place out. You can get a feast for very cheap. If you don't know what to do the staff...More

Thank Nathan G
Reviewed 28 September 2017

One of the best Korean BBQ in town, located at Lincoln Square crossroads. You get a grill on your table and choice of meat that you want and an enormous choice of side dishes to pair with. Must try.

1  Thank aakashsgoyal
Reviewed 10 August 2017

What a great dining experience. Authentic Korean food cooked over hot coal. The side dishes alone were excellent particularly the spicy squid and pickled daikon. The Bulgogi beef is wonderful, marinated to perfection. The baby squid is also outstanding. The staff is very friendly and...More

1  Thank Lsyambot
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

San Soo Gab San is one of my favorite. They opened very late, close at 1am on weekdays and 2am on weekend. Korean BBQ, literally is you cook your own meat on a grill. They were using charcoal grills that built in each table. It...More

Thank Emma Y
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5247 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2447
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Square
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Square
  • Phone Number: +1 773-334-1589
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