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Koko Korean BBQ in North Wales?

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spicemistress Mar 2, 2012 03:25 PM

Is this restaurant still open? Is it any good? I am pregnant and craving Korean BBQ.

Thanks!

  1. crazyspice Mar 3, 2012 05:42 AM

    Have you tried calling them? I have not been there but, a while back my Korean friend said she liked their food.

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      Kater Mar 10, 2012 07:45 PM

      Yes it is open or was a week ago. They make an awesome romaine salad to go with their kalbi but their barbecue is not my favorite. I find the quality of meat better at Gaya.

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        Ricanz1 Jan 5, 2013 10:52 AM

        I tried calling them today, but their number is no longer in service. I might have to do a drive-by to see the status.

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          THEBIRDMAN Jan 5, 2013 07:56 PM

          I always wanted to try this place too, but im skeptical,and everytime i drive by and end up at Pho and more, or grab something from Assi.
          I heard its quite pricy? It seems like only local Korean mobsters go to Koko, but it always has a bunch of cars outside.
          Hope we get more comments about this spot.

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            Kater Feb 16, 2013 09:14 PM

            I was there again on Thursday night. Food was fantastic as always. They have a very comfortable, but not at all fancy atmosphere and better barbecue than the other local Korean restaurants. Great salad served with the bbq and the kimchi pancake is also great. Their banchan were better than ever and they already do a better job than a lot of other places!

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              PhillyBestBYOB Feb 17, 2013 05:21 AM

              Agree, it's good Korean BBQ, not as good as my favorite place in NYC's K-town, but a lot closer. Casual, attractive, never seen any mobsters there. Conveniently located in the Assi Plaza, so you can get your Asian grocery shopping done at the same time.

              Looks like Lai Lai Brother's Sichuan next door is out of business.

              @PhillyBestBYOB

              1. re: PhillyBestBYOB
                bucksguy14 Feb 18, 2013 07:12 AM

                Lai Lai Brothers did close and merge with family at Lai Lai Garden on 202 in Blue Bell.

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                  cwdonald Feb 18, 2013 07:42 AM

                  Well Lai Lai on 202 had been around a lot longer. The Lai Lai space in North Wales had been a Chinese buffet prior to Lai Lai taking it over. Its too bad, but not surprising to me that the spot did not survive as a higher end restaurant.

                  1. re: cwdonald
                    bucksguy14 Feb 18, 2013 05:45 PM

                    You're right about the 202 store being older, but it's all the same family. I liked the brother's place in NW, but couldn't figure out how it would succeed stuck in the back portion of the strip, literally out-of-sight? Gonna miss their hot-n-sour soup that was much better than the 202 store.

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                  cwdonald Feb 18, 2013 07:43 AM

                  So you like it better than Kim's in Philadelphia? I find the use of wood in addition to the gas adds to the flavor of the food.

                  1. re: cwdonald
                    PhillyBestBYOB Feb 20, 2013 06:30 AM

                    Never been to Kim's, will have to try it.

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