Dinner rec to take visiting Korean grad students?
Looking for an affordable ($15 or under entree) place to take 5-8 people for dinner, including 4 visiting grad students from Korea. Ideally we'd like a place with good beer where we can order family style, and a lively but not crazy loud atmosphere.
It should also be walking distance from a Green line metro stop in NW DC.
As far as cuisines: We really have no idea what the students would like, so should probably play it safe. Don't want to do Ethiopian, and we have at least one vegetarian to take care of. Korean could be an option, but only if it's excellent (and I can't think of any on the green line...) My thought was good pizza since it's easily shareable and usually has decent beer options. We ruled out Pete's (too small) and Red Rocks (closer to what we're looking for but also too cramped-feeling).
Thanks much for any suggestions.
but avoid cheesey dishes
How Americanized are these grad students?
And "they've been here 4 years" isn't a reliable answer.
In 10+ years with Asian International students, I've encountered [dealt with] many Koreans who have never had food that either wasn't homemade or Korean-style clones of McD and KFC.
You might be better served with a good beer place that has great wings, although then noise is Really an issue.