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Jul 27, 2009 06:33 PM

$10 AYCE Korean BBQ

I don't know if this is already common knowledge, but I didn't see a lot posts about this place when I did a search. So in case anyone wants to know - O-dae san has a great all you can eat choice for $10. You get chadol (I don't know what that is in English... the thin sliced, sometimes fatty beef) and samgyupsal (pork belly). Also, you get steamed egg, a delicious piping hot, crispy-edged green onion fritter ("pancake" is really misleading), and then dwenjang chigae (soup) at the end. Tons of banchan, but no duk or moo to wrap stuff up in, but the kimchi there is really good and I threw it on the grill and used them as wrappers.

Tried the nengmyun too and it was very serviceable, but I wouldn't go just for that. The menu had lots of other yummy sounding stuff on it too, as well as a mushroom roast for vegetarians who want to partake in the grill ceremonies.

If you go up one tier, to $17.99 I think, the meat options multiply by a lot. I can't remember them all, but there was sauced kalbi, sauced chicken, other types of beef, etc.

Also, this place is clean, pretty, came with plentiful dipping sauces, and service was good for a Korean restaurant. Which is to say, everything we asked for came promptly, if just dropped on the table as the servers rushed past.

Basically, this is my new favorite AYCE place. The price is ridiculous, the place is way cleaner and nicer than Manna or Tahoe, and the food is definitely better. Yay!

801 Franklin
801 Franklin Street, Huntsville, AL 35801

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  1. Personally, I think the quality really suffers at the AYCE places. But I will not go to O-Dae San, because I am in mourning for a really great Korean seafood place. Their Al Bap was one of my favorite dishes in LA. I was so disappointed when they switched. Another Korean BBQ joint, how boring.

    I recently had an epiphany after eating a very mediocre meal at Tahoe Galbi (which I used to really like). The epiphany is that I will eat Korean BBQ less often and go to places like Parks. The meat and panchan are so much better.

    3 Replies
    1. re: bsquared2

      While AYCE places will never have the same quality as a place like Park's, give Road to Seoul on Western Ave. a try. It's probably the best AYCE place right now.

      1. re: taiwanesesmalleats

        Never heard of Road to Soul, but I'll have to give it a try! How much is it? Of course AYCE places are not the same quality as a place like Park's... it's all you can eat! And I think for a $10 AYCE, the quality in combination with atmosphere, is the best I've had yet.

        1. re: esquimeaux

          It's either 16.99 or 17.99. I can't remember. Go for the pork neck meat, samgyupsal, chadol, and galbi.