5865 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA | Directions 3034033.909952 -84.265332
Mon. - Sun. 10am - 10pm
Good Korean BBQ – Did not realize how far north on Buford Highway this location was. However, once there you can tell it's authentic Korean. The staff was very friendly and talked to us for quite a bit. They provide lots of options of Kimchee, but very small portions, would have liked more of the cabbage. We got 2 orders of the ribs, which really 1 order would have been fine for the 2 of us. The seafood pancake was very bland, I don't recommend getting this. The beef was good, but I have had better. For a good fix then come here, but don't expect it to blow your mind.
Expensive Korean ‘cue in a dingy setting, but worth it. – In Short
Most restaurants off Buford Highway are dirt-cheap, the expensive exception can be found at a few of the Korean barbecue joints. Think of this as sort of a less Americanized, Korean version of a Japanese steak house. You order a meat; it comes with tons of accompaniment and then you grill-it-yourself on the table with a little help from a super-attentive wait staff. What sets Chosun Ok apart from other Korean ‘cue establishments is their mode of heat: while most use table grills of the gas variety, a scurrying waiter brings a bucket of glowing coals to your table when you sit down. And charcoal flames make such a difference. As for the meat, the house special (beef ribs) is perfectly marinated and cut off the bone, tableside. Sure, you can get plenty of dishes prepared by the kitchen, but this is a more adventurous (and appropriate) way to dine.
Great food, pushy service. – Get ready for an experience.
Korean barbecue (cook the meat yourself, on a grill in the middle of your table) is already a bit of an adventure, but throw in the language barrier and sweet but super-opinionated service and HELLO!, what a time. Rolled here with a fairly large group a few days ago, all of whom were NOT of Asian decent. The menu is a little hard to understand already, but even if you try to order something you think you want, the server will probably talk you out of it for something she wants you to get. (this happened quite a few times). And then she shows you how to cook and eat the food.
This was a slight turn-off to a few folks... but to me, that's part of the fun of hitting a place off Buford Hwy. Yes, you THINK you know what you want to eat, but sometimes if you put your trust in the servers, you'll be delightfully surprised.
We got the beef ribs (snipped off the bone at the table), spicy octopus, and a soup that I don't remember the name, but it was dynamite. The beef was marinated perfectly, and the aromas that the table-grill creates is mouth-watering. Only downside was that it's quite expensive, especially for the neighborhood. They make you get one order of meat per person, and that alone is $18. So if you add in a soup and a side, even without drinks you're looking at $30 per person.
For a once-in-every-few-months experience, it's definitely worth it.
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