Boston >Food & Dining > Buk Kyung Restaurant
151 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA | Directions 0213442.353131 -71.131851
Mon. - Sat. 11:30am - 10:30pm;Sun. 11:30am - 9:45pm
Neighborhoods: Allston-Brighton, Allston
Delicious! – We traveled out of our way to find Buk Kyung II. It was so worth it! There were three of us. We had bul ga bi, ojinguh bokkeum, and the home made noodles. We loved all appetizers customary with Korean meals. We especially loved the mushrooms and the cucumber kimchee. We had a seat by the window so we could watch passersby. We love that. The restaurant was clean and spacious. The waitress was prompt and friendly. We were the only English speaking customers. We thought it was a good sign that the restaurant was full of Korean people.
excellent food – The best Korean food I've had in the U.S. outside NYC. Everything we've had has been delicious. A reliable standby.
My favorite Korean place in Boston – This is my favorite Korean place in Boston. It has great food especially the soups like the jambong and chi gaes. The atmosphere is also nice and the prices are great! It's also one of the few Korean restaurants that you won't come out of smelling like food because they don't do Korean bbq at your table. Definitely a must-try for those who haven't been here.
Great JaJaMyung, Nice Atmostphere, and Great Service – I have heard of this restaurant from my friends so i finally came one day. The place had a nice feel to it, it was well decorated. The servers were polite and the food was fantastic! I got Jajamyung and they made it just right. I also got ttangsu yok which was also really good. Now i go here all the time! I definitely recommend this restaurant.
delicious authentic korean food – The ganjajang and jambong are my favorite!! The service deffinetly improved alot since i was last there but the food is what i go for!!
Big disappointment – Previous reviews are waaaaaay off. The service was horrible. That is not to say they weren't trying but I think they just simply don't get it.
There are approximately 15-20 tables here ranging from seating for 6 or 2 with tables pushed together for larger parties.
The first time I went the restaurant was at full capacity save 3 2 person tables. They only had 2 waiters for the whole place. To make matters worse, these 2 waiters were also in charge of greeting/seating patrons, clearing, presenting the food, cleaning the tables after patrons leave, and cashier duty. Needless to say it was near impossible to get any sort of service. The waiters would literally run from station to station, kitchen to counter, etc. Sweaty waiters are not my idea of an appetizing environment. That aside, after you place your initial order it was a tremendous challenge to even begin to get their attention for a drink refill or other requests. Food came after 58 mins.
Second visit. Very much of the same thing.
Third visit. I asked if they could prepare for a little side dish with noodles for the baby and they came back saying it wasn't possible. This is the first restaurant I've ever been to that has flat out declined to make concessions for such a common and a easy request. Being an avid restaurant junkie I was completely speechless. I indicated I wasn't looking for a free plate of noodles, I'd be willing to pay to mix their udon noodles with their miso broth. No go. When the "udon" noodles came out they were far from udon. They were much thinner and tasted completely different. Plain rice noodles it seemed.
My final complaint. At the end of the day, a restaurant's most basic calling is good food. The food was subpar to say the least. Bulgogi was grainy and too sweet, udon was not udon, sun doo boo chigae was pretty tasteless and for those of you who know that dish; yeah, I too thought it was impossible to have such a bold dish come out tasteless.
okay food – When I first went to Buk Kyung, I was pretty excited. I hadn't had Korean food for a while. I was disappointed with the results. The service was good and I enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant, but the food was just average. I had the jajangmyun, which wasn't that great.
Family Style Korean Food – The service was great at Buk Kyung II, the tight seatings and dim lights give a very comfortable & warm feeling. Good portions for the price paid for and the food is very authentic especially the JajangMyun. Something you won't find in places like Kaya or Koreana. Another hard to find you can get at Buk Kyung II is Omu-rice, which is ketchup fried rice inside an egg omelette.
Korean outpost's hodgepodge decor doesn't detract from exemplary and authentic Seoul food served to Allston's eager masses. – The Scene
Buk Kyung II's wide storefront window, an industrial glass and steel expanse, reveals a lively dining room bustling to near capacity with a diverse crowd of students and families. Against a backdrop of mismatched design elements (art-deco steel chandeliers, Korean-character wallpaper, black-and-white, college dorm-ish photographs), diners happily pass around steaming dishes and hearty noodle bowls.
The extensive menu is dotted with vague descriptions ("seafood," "vegetable"); it's more informative to look around and ask "What's he having?" Most often, patrons are plunging their chopsticks into samsun ganjajang, a stir-fried combo of chopped squid, shrimp and mussels in a flavorful black bean paste, served with a generous heap of homemade noodles. Diners also grace their delicate dipping sauces with crisp and juicy Man doo, pan-fried pork dumplings pinched from the same dough as the abovementioned noodles.
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