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korean bbq in the triangle? state?

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Does anyone know if it is available here? Or where the closest option would be? SC? Virginia?

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  1. I mean the tables with charcoal and lettuce wraps. Why am I torturing myself like this?

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    1. re: lulu

      Eastern Light in Durham serves a Korean barbecue menu, but I've never tried it.

      David A.

      1. re: David A.

        The Korean restaurant that used to be in Starmount Plaza on Capital Blvd. (long since torn down) used to do that. A waiter at Korean Garden told me that the lack of tabletop grills had something to do with the building code. That's Cary for you.

        1. re: David A.

          I like Eastern Lights for Chinese food, but the Korean barbecue is not good. There's no charcoal grill - instead they just line the electric burner with foil, and off you go.

          I don't know if there is an authentic Korean BBQ place in the Triangle area, but I'm going to keep looking. I'll post back if I find anything.

          1. re: MFG

            You can call up Asahi in Cary and ask if they have it. They are, pretty much, a Korean restaurant trapped in a sushi bar. I can't recall though if they have the grill tables.

            -Paul

      2. I think I've seen a restaurant in Greenville NC on one of the main streets that advertises Korean barbecue. FWIW.

        1. Korean Garden in Cary is considered the best (er.. maybe the only)Korean restaurant in the Triangle. I ate there once a while back and it was good. Don't remember any stoves at the table, but think they do have some bbq dishes. Worth a try. They are located in that shopping center near the intersection of Maynard and Chatham --right next to Suchi --a Hyderabad regional Indian restaurant.

          That area is really emerging into a real ethnic food mecca.

          1. Korean Garden in Cary is considered the best (er.. maybe the only)Korean restaurant in the Triangle. I ate there once a while back and it was good. Don't remember any stoves at the table, but think they do have some bbq dishes. Worth a try. They are located in that shopping center near the intersection of Maynard and Chatham --right next to Suchi --a Hyderabad regional Indian restaurant.

            That area is really emerging into a real ethnic food mecca.

            1. Chosun OK and Vit Goal are 2 great Korean restaurants. Both of them in Durham near I-40 and 55, I believe.

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              1. re: SenorSuarez

                There's a new Korean restaurant opening soon on Atlantic Ave. and Millbrook in Raleigh. Their sign says they;ll have Korean 'Q. We shall see. We are eagerly awaiting it's opening

                1. re: SenorSuarez

                  I like them both, but Chosun Ok offers a wider variety in barbecue, and they definitely cook it at the table. I haven't noticed barbecue being cooked at the table at Vit Goal, but that might be because I was so focused on my wonderful tofu soup.

                  1. re: dschoonmaker

                    Chosun Ok cooks barbecue at the table? I've always had it served to me "fajita style" on those sizzling platters, when I've gone there.

                2. Korean garden and asahi are about the same, they cook for you in the back and bring it out. Both decent, no lettuce wraps.

                  Seoul Garden on atlantic is the new king, gas grills but other than that its the deal. lettuce wraps, plenty of side dishes, good stuff. The seasoning is very nice, and their hot pots are all stoneware and come out hot as hell.

                  Personally, chosun and eastern lights did nothing for me. Foil on a gas grill? Wish they told me they were gonna toss that bs out before I ordered.

                  1. The was a great spot in Greensboro back in the mid 90's when I was in college there. It was amazing and really got me interested in Korean food, Kimchee and spicy soups. Sadly, there are no Korean places where I now live.