Chicago >Restaurants > Chicago Kalbi Japanese BBQ
3752 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062541.968398 -87.722775
Neighborhoods: Far North Side, Albany Park
Great Korean – One of my favorite places to eat at. The flavors are amazing and authentic. The owners are always there w/a smile on their face. And for dessert you have to try their sorbet which comes in the actual fruit. Yummy!
Overpriced, Unenjoyable Korean Food! – I had high expectations going into this restaraunt. My favorite place was the 24 hour Korean Restaraunt on Lawrence...They closed, unfortunately. This was the other option. The only positive thing about this place was the decor, contempoary looking, with a nice bathroom. When we received our food, we were disappointed at the portions, since most Korean restaraunts give you much more food. We had Bulgolgi and Kalbi. The flavors were pretty bland and the kimchi was also bland and watered down. They charge at least a dollar just to get more sides. We have never had Korean out, where it is not free. A dollar for four little pieces of radish or cucumber, I mean come on. I was so hot that we were sweating during our meal. The staff was not very attentive either.We spent over $40 for the two meals and a soda. We will never go back!
Great, Authentic Korean Cuisine! – Chicago Kalbi is truly one of the best Korean restaurants in the Chicago area! The portions are just right, the waitstaff is very attentive, and the overall taste of the dishes is exceptional! Do not except abundant portions of kimchi and side dishes as is customary among common Korean restaurants, Chicago Kalbi rather prides itself in serving a more upscale, refined Korean cuisine. Although the restaurant is more for Japanese audiences, since the menu is written 1/2 in Japanese and the flavors remind me more of Japanese cuisine, it does make a great date place to savor great Korean food!
Intimate, do-it-yourself Korean barbecue joint attracts daters and adventuresome diners. – In Short
Tabletop grills make dining here an interactive experience. The semi-private booths fill with couples and small groups who reserved them ahead. Many diners begin meals with pah-chun, a Korean take on potato pancakes. Then, jovial banter buzzes over the sizzle of beef short ribs, kalbi, bulgogi and squid--all of which emit a smoky scent. Many of its loyal diners end meals with refreshing green tea ice cream.
Great Barbeque – One of the BETTER Korean Barbeques in Chicago.
If there are any "language" problems, ask for Jennifer, the owner.
Ask them to recommend things.
Galbi Tang (short rib soup) is good for a change.
They will cook in the back or you can cook at your table.
busy on the weekend so call ahead
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