The best Korean BBQ restaurant so far that I have tried; however, it is pricey. Great side items, love their rice, and beef short rib. And it is a plus that they have a charcoal grill – the fat drips straight down – unlike Iron Age or other Korean BBQ joints. Grilling the meats that way gives it more flavors ^.^
TIP: Best time to go is Sunday night for me.
Had lunch there recently, only one other table was seated when I got there. Took a shot at the short ribs, They tasted like they were soaked in cornstarch and had been sitting around for a while. The potato starch pancakes had a nice flavor, but had the consistency of the short ribs. The side dishes, turnips, bean sprouts, and asparagus were ok. The black beans had a sweet flavor and were above par. Not a stand out offering, nothing to really want me to return any time soon.
This place is really fantastic. I'm a self-proclaimed connoisseur of BBQ. I've eaten here six or seven times now and I've never left hungry or unhappy. Definitely worth the drive. BEWARE! Get there early for lunch and plan on the possibility of having to wait for a seat.
I drive by this place nearly every day and I've been wondering. I will definitely check it out.
Scam, and the price "under $10" price here is off. Cheapest thing on the BBQ menu is around $15. See below for more....
My girlfriend, son and I wanted to try this place out as we're looking for a favorite Korean place. We were seated in the BBQ room (where it was freezing cold for some reason) and after a few minutes, the waitress came for our order: a couple of Hites, a couple of appetizers, a sprite, pork bulgogi and beef shortribs.
The waitress informed us that we had to order two of the same thing for the BBQ as a rule in the establishment. I explained that we wanted to try two things and that three or four orders would be way too much food for 3 people (one of whom is 8). She said "it's a rule" again so I said "let's go" and she looked very angry.
I told her we'd go to Hae Woon Dae up the street (which we did and which offered delicious food served with courtesy and without unwritten rules).
I thought I would give it a try after reading the article and I was very satisfied with the result. I ordered the 12 course meal and it was so much food that had to resort to sampling just the last four items, but it was too good not to try. It is the best Korean food in Atlanta, which would probably mean it's the best in the entire southeast as well.
^ Is spot on.
I'm an American who has traveled to South Korea with my Korean speaking girlfirend. Hae woon dae used to be a reasonably priced late night grub and soju spot with delicious staples like Bulgogi, Dak Galbi, and Sam Geup Sal (and my personal favorite - beef tongue mmmm) served with endless quantities and varieties of panchan.
No more - prices have gone up and portions have gone down. With one pot of soju and tip it is hard, if not impossible, for 2 to eat there for less than $50. For Korean on Buford highway I'd steer you towards the lucious soups at Tofu House. If BBQ is what you're after then it's gotta be either Honey Pig or Iron age - Both in Gwinnett.
Great Korean BBQ. Plentiful side dishes and charcoal BBQ in the back. Nice interior altough exterior made the restuarant seem questionable, but it is on Buford Hwy.
good chinese restaurant have a lot of chinese customers, duh, obvious, of course...
My favorite place to eat at least once a week... everything is prepared fit for the king. Just make sure to make reservations for party of 5 or more, on the weekends at least... tends to be packed.
by far one of the best sichuan spicy chinese restaurant in town... no doubt in my mind.
I tried the Pumpkin porridge and it tasted pretty good
It's nice to be able to get an authentic hot meal in this area. It's especially nice not to have to drive up to Barrett Parkway. I had the beef ribs which were delicious and my boyfriend had the chicken katsu which I can't wait to go back and try. I love the side dishes they offer for each table - very unusual but tasty.
At first look you might think - this is a Korean cafe, not a place to get hot wings, and that's from the outside. Enter the cafe and the vision of steaming hot bowls and the aroma of spicey soup permeate the scene.
Don't be fooled - sit down and prepare yourself for the best hot wing experience in town. First off don't wimp out - the mild wings, while tasty, are not spicy enough to tingle the lips of a newborn. Get the medium at the least and if you are really into heat go ahead and order your wings hot and, don't be shy, tell them you want them KOREAN spicy.
To describe these delectable drums they arent your usual sauce dripping wings. Don Quixote uses a dry rub that leave a red stain of courage on your fingers with each spicy bite. Served with the traditional side of bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks, these spicy treats are the best wings you will ever have. We all have our preferences, just like barbeque some like the Memphis style dry rubbed style, and some like sauce laden barbeque. I liken these to Memphis style without the smoke dry rubbed delight that is fried to perfection.
An order of 10 usually does me in, but come as a group, order a round of beer and 50 wings and you have a party. If you order the KOREAN spicy wings, remember wimps need not apply!
I am a Korean American and tonight I took my American friends to try Hae Woon Dae BBQ. I had eaten there before about five years ago and had a good experience. Food was not good at all this time. The meat was not marinated right. They didn't want to bring certain dishes that was part of the entree saying "Americans don't like this." I asked them to bring it anyway because I wanted my friends to try it. Maybe that offended them. There were six of us and the waitress told us in a rude tone we all had to order a meat dish in order for us to use the fire grills. When the check came out, she already included 18% tip on it. She said it was the rule for the restaurant to do that for more than three people. Why didn't she tell us before? She yelled at us for not signing the right copy of the receipt which basically ruined everyone's night. I've been to a lot of Korean restaurants and have never experienced such a bad service as Hae Woon Dae BBQ. Things are definitely overpriced for what they are compared to other Korean restaurants. They do that because they now serve more Americans than Koreans.
We got the lead on this superb, authentic Korean restaurant from Atlanta's Knife & Fork newsletter. On first few visits all items we have ordered have been uniformly excellent. First time visitors should consider the seafood and vegetable pancake; pork / tofu soup (but all that we have tasted are equally appealing); and almost any other dish featuring tofu. Staff is terrifically accommodating. Filled with middle-class Korean families, students and young-ish couples, with the occasional (and lucky!) Anglo friend in tow. This is a "must do" for any lover of authentic Korean cuisine . . . perhaps the best in Atlanta for what it offers.
Best bowl of boiling silken tofu soup in town. Dinner's $8 with tax and includes at least eight side dishes.
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