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638 W Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016-5703
+1 847-439-3720
11:00 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The restaurant is not fancy, but family run and authentic. We had the beef ribs, lots of kim chi, pickles and chilled beer. Service was fast, but we were tucked away behind a screen in a semi private room, so it wasn't always easy to attract attention if you wanted more of anything. Dinner came to about $60 for two... More 

Thank Spincs
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem! Was a little apprehensive when we arrived, we were the only patrons at 6:30p. But what a surprise! Customers, mostly Korean, started to arrive. The food was absolutely delicious! We ordered Kalbi BBQ and the hot coal pot really adds to the flavors! Moondu (Korean Dumplings), dol sot bibam pap (hot pot rice bowls with mixed vegetables) and... More 

Thank Kim W
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We are visiting family in Chicago and wanted my family to experience the flavors of Korean food. This place surpassed my expectations. It had all the real spices and taste of authentic Korean food.

Thank maria r
Des Plaines, Illinois
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The restaurant's decor is a bit nicer than a hole in the wall place. We were there around 6:30 on Saturday evening. The service is good and friendly. The menu does not have much English explanation on the dishes, which could be a bit challenge if you are not familiar with Korean BBQ dishes. The bulgogi and galbi are good.... More 

Thank Hwydave
Dubuque, Iowa
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195 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Although this place looks far from impressive from the outside, and the interior could use some work as well, you will be hard pressed to find better Korean at such great prices in this area. They offer great Korean BBQ along with other traditional Korean food and drinks. The restaurant is run by a family that has been in the... More 

Thank Austin W
Detroit, Michigan
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Just went there with family. The BBQ is excellent and the kimchi plates are with surprise and very delightful. Service is good. If you like Korean style BBQ this is definitely a Go!

Thank zlee6
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2015

I been going to this restaurant for over 3 years now.It is family owned small restaurant.Sometimes service might be slow but the food and what they offer always the best.If you do bbq dinner you have unlimited side dishes comes with it,and they are happy to serve you.They have Korean beer and drinks,they don t have the full bar so... More 

Thank chris a
Neenah, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

spent time in Korean as part of a university cultural exchange program. That was where I fell in love with many Korean dishes. New Seoul has some of the best Korean food I have had outside of Korea. They have the authentic charcoal grills at the table. Every time we are in the area we make it a point to... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Was here alone, so I didn't do the whole BBQ-at-the-table thing. A bit intimidating, as the menu is mostly in Korean with just a bit of English description. Had the Bi Bim Bap (excellent), and the side pickles / kimchi / etc. were all quite good. I'd like to come back with a group and try the BBQ menu.

Thank adavitz
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Korean BBQ at the table. So much fun! The soup and meats are excellent. Lots of veggies. If your not interested in BBQ they have a full menu.

Thank Beab03

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 W Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016-5703
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-439-3720

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?