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Oct 29, 2009 04:37 PM

Westborough Korean Restaurant

For lunch today I happened to be in Westborough and had heard about the Westborough Korean Restaurant which is located on East Main St right in the center of town so I gave it a try. I have to say that it was the most authentic Korean food I have had in the Boston area. I have traveled to Korea on business for over 20 years and know how Korean food should taste and this place does it right. I stuck with a standard, Dolsot Bibimbap, and it was perfect. Lots of different vegetables, some nicely cooked beef and a freshly fried egg served over rice in a very hot stone bowl. They also served about nine panjan (side dishes) that really complimented the meal.
They have extensive menu of Korean specialties and by observing what other people were having it all looked and smelled terrific. The service was prompt and courteous and the place is impeccably clean. I just wish it was a bit closer to where I live so I could go there more often. If anyone out in the Metro West likes Korean food I would not hesitate to recommend this place.

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  1. I love this place! The family who runs it is so friendly. Great vibe and great food.

    1. Haha I looked this place up to see what the name was, and it actually is "Westborough Korean Restaurant!"

      Thanks for the recommendation. It's so hard to find really good Korean food in the area...

      1. Going to have to try it and see how it compares to our favorite Woo Jung in Ayer.

        Woo Jung Restaurant
        174 W Main St, Ayer, MA 01432

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        1. re: hargau

          We gave it a try this weekend.
          Nice asst of panjan, Tasty bbq pork and a few other interesting dishes. The place was packed on a saturday night and many patrons came/left who didnt want to wait. It was a bit stressfull in there though as only one waitress was tending to the entire place. Lots of angry faces and several more vocal angry people who were sick of waiting. Lots of "self serve" going on with people getting up to get their own water, tea, dishes, napkins, sodas, etc.

          I felt bad for the lady who was trying to keep the place orderly but it was hopeless she was waiting on the entire dining room, answering the phone and taking takeout order and playing cashier and hostess.

          Im not sure if its always like this or if the others were out that night.

          Overall we thought the food was good. A few dishes we prefer in Ayer and a few we prefered in westborough. The menu was certainly much larger and more interesting in westborough and it would be nice to explore more of it.

        2. Ate here last night and loved it. Dolsot bibimbap was especially great, given the cold weather. Dumpling soup and squid tempura apps also very good, although we would not have ordered if we realized how much food comes with the bibimbap (all the panchan, and miso soup). Total for two people was $27. I'm looking forward to going back and trying the jap chae, spicy rice cakes, and several other dishes. We got there early, so no waiting, but the place filled right up.

          1. Have been to Westborough Korean Restaurant and Woo Jung, Ayer, but prefer Arisu, Leominster, which has the best Korean cooking in Massachusetts.

            Lively flavors, nice kimchi omlet, kimchi jjigae. I prefer the sharper tastes of Arisu, but the other two are very good.

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            1. re: skshrews

              really?? Not in my experience. I like both the other 2 better than Arisu. What do you order at Arisu that you like?

              1. re: hargau

                Kimchi omlet, kimchi jjigae, galbi, bulgogi, squid in hot sauce, we make our own bibimbap, so we never order it out.

                The seafood soup/jiampong was just "OK" (the best was at a restaurant just outside of Washington DC where the chef would slam the noodles on the counter in the kitchen , but that place is gone).

                (BTW, anyone who likes Korean food should stop at Chantilly, Virginia, just outside of DC. Most of the signs are in Korean.)