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New BBQ Joint in Scarsdale

gbeats Jan 25, 2011 06:29 AM

Does anyone know anything about the new BBQ place on Central Ave one block north of Ardsley Road. I think it was a Japanese grocery or something like that. Not sure of the name.

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  1. chowdom RE: gbeats Jan 25, 2011 06:34 AM

    I believe this is the place you are asking about http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/717440

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      gbeats RE: chowdom Jan 25, 2011 08:08 AM

      No the one that you are referencing is further north on Central Ave by the 4 corners the one that I am interested in is opposite the Hess gas station. It is not opened yet but does have a sign up.

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        chowdom RE: gbeats Jan 25, 2011 08:40 AM

        oops sorry

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      Maryld RE: gbeats Jan 25, 2011 07:23 AM

      Yes, we saw the sign too on Saturday night and were wondering as well. My husband thought the name sounded Korean, but I can't remember it. It's on the same strip as Siam Orchid and Curry Chevrolet on Central Ave.

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        pabboy RE: gbeats Jan 25, 2011 02:29 PM

        Are you referring to where New Star Market Korean grocery used to be? I remember seeing a BBQ sign also. Korean BBQ maybe? Give Kang Suh and Kalbi House some competition?

        Kang Suh
        2375 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710

        Kalbi House
        291 Central Ave, White Plains, NY 10606

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          Maryld RE: pabboy Jan 26, 2011 05:56 AM

          Yes, seem to be right--across from the old Rustico, new 7/11, etc. I was hoping we might see Korean fried chicken in there.

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            pabboy RE: Maryld Jan 26, 2011 06:36 AM

            So long as it's not another fro-yo place.

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              Maryld RE: pabboy Jan 26, 2011 09:12 AM

              Amen to that!

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          Buddhaman RE: gbeats Jan 29, 2011 01:20 PM

          I think the name they have on the sign is Waba bbq........or something like that. If you look it up there are others described as Korean BBQ, might be interesting.

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            JMF RE: Buddhaman Jan 30, 2011 07:19 AM

            I'm excited to see what type of Korean BBQ Waba will be. Will it be another attempt as fine bbq like Kalbi House and Kang Suh? Or more of a quick, cheap lunch spot? Either way I hope they do it well.

            Kang Suh
            2375 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710

            Kalbi House
            291 Central Ave, White Plains, NY 10606

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            rich51 RE: gbeats Feb 20, 2011 12:46 PM

            now open. had an order of spicy chicken skewers with rice, very ,very good. nothing to compare it to. but i'll be back . a red sweet (somewhat) and spicy sauce covered a good size portion of chicken. menu also has wings,ribs which looked good and filled tacos, but they included fried rice otherwise similiar beef, chicken, pork, salmon,shrimp
            . btw they are combined with yogoberry (?) >yogoberry7@gmail.com. don't know if waba menu is on that site too. also they are still working on interior, but food is already very good

            1. JMF RE: gbeats Feb 24, 2011 10:07 AM

              I was there last nice. the owner is very nice, but trying too hard to please. He has already dumbed down the flavors, and now there is no heat and all sweet, with no typical Korean flavors. It's best to go once, get a menu, then call in 30 minutes ahead and ask for him to make the dishes with real authentic Korean spicing. I was completely bored with the versions of kalbi, pork bulgogi, and spicy wings I got.

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                yeshana RE: JMF Feb 24, 2011 03:56 PM

                went Sunday- horribly dirty table, dirty counters, dirty walls(don't know how you can dirty a new place so quickly)I asked him to clean the dirt and grease off the table and he wiped and spread it around the table and he was happy with his cleaning skills! Food was sitting under heating lamps with foil over them. Food was warm if not cold, and soo overcooked. I have to say that any Asian flavor/sauce tastes yummy to me(combine sweet and salty for me and I'm good with it) But, it was like eating Asian BBQ junk food. For 2 plates of small shriveled up chicken with some rice and potato and carrot pieces with Parmesan cheese on them(weird) served on a flimsy paper plate, it was over 20.00. Yes, owner is annoying and was so anxious to give such a hard sell about his not "french frying food". I don't understand what kind of food this is but it's like backyard garbage pail bbq. I liked it in Puerto Rico on the side of the road for 2 dollars. He needs to come down to earth and adjust his food/ prices/ health code issues.

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                  LorenV RE: yeshana May 6, 2011 04:38 AM

                  So this is just fluff? Was curious to try them out...but now not so much.


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                    broosewee RE: LorenV May 13, 2011 01:42 PM

                    It's a half baked attempt for a new restaurant. It doesn't feel like a shiny new place and the seating arrangement was just awkward.

                    The Korean tacos were't so bad, but they're nothing extraordinary. Yes, overpriced a bit as well. Owner is nice, but my money can be better spent elsewhere.

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                    menton1 RE: yeshana May 6, 2011 02:41 PM

                    Sounds like a must to avoid!

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                      miccheck914 RE: menton1 May 26, 2011 04:42 AM

                      It seemed promising but I guess not.

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                  silverstarfish RE: gbeats May 28, 2011 05:05 PM

                  I went a few weeks ago and was really looking forward to a cheap korean joint in the neighborhood. I had the BiBamBap and some chicken wings. Both were horrible and the price was high. This place needs a total makeover for me to come back.

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                    FatBoySlim914 RE: silverstarfish May 28, 2011 08:10 PM

                    I was looking forward to trying it but I guess I'll wait and hopefully they will work out the kinks. It's nice to have something different in westchester rather than pizza, chinese and delis if only they could execute it.

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                      menton1 RE: FatBoySlim914 May 28, 2011 08:11 PM

                      Tried Shiraz in Elmsford, fatboyslim?

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                        FatBoySlim914 RE: menton1 May 28, 2011 08:28 PM

                        Not yet...I have kids so its hard to go out to restaurants...looking more for takeout or delivery. There is really no where to get good "foodie food" as delivery or takeout. Someone should really fill that void.

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                          menton1 RE: FatBoySlim914 May 29, 2011 06:15 PM

                          Shiraz will do takeout. I mention it because it's outside of your 3 deadly categories...

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                    liza219 RE: gbeats May 30, 2011 02:09 AM

                    I love k BBQ , I hope they can work it out . I've had Shiraz in elmsford and i liked it a lot, but I was really hoping for some competition in the k BBQ world around here.

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