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San Soo Gab San Korean Restaurant & Sushi House

$$ - $$$
Lincoln Square
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5247 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2447
+1 773-334-1589
10:00 - 03:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

I have been coming here for over a decade and always loved the rich flavorful meats and yummy abundant sides. In the last few years this place has really lost its touch. I took my mom there for Mother's day and ordered the kalbi and spicy chicken to cook over the grill. We got all the sides and raw meat,... More 

Thank Paddy312
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Good amount of food. My boyfriend and I got there to eat. We wait about 45 minutes to dine. It was Saturday dinner and was very busy! But good food and filling. You don't need to order too much, two orders of grill was enough for us!

Thank Kim J
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146 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Liking the combo of Korean BBQ and Japanese sushi. We loved everything we tried. Was a bit smoky in there but we're happy they were able to seat a large party at the last minute. Would recommend a reservation if you have a large party though. The restaurant's exterior is deceptive, much larger footprint once you're inside

Thank Globe_Trotter_Go
Davenport, Iowa
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Two people for lunch ordering off the regular menu came to $80. Sure, you get the HUGE tray of mini bowls of stuff, but each is filled with up to 3oz max of vegetables. The protein is on the plate. Decent quantity, but just standard Korean BBQ flavor. We had ours cooked in the back...never understood why I would pay... More 

Thank John D
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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1,043 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We ended up here for dinner and had a selection of dishes, food, service and the facilities were average and nothing better. Too expensive for what it is and food was just ok

Thank stuart w
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

This Korean BBQ is my wife's favorite! We both love all the side dishes and the quality of the food. If you like Korean BBQ then this is a restaurant you will enjoy. Not fancy, booths are small but the restaurant can hold a lot of people and is near full most of the time. Only minus for this place... More 

Thank George A
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

Wow! we had an amazing Korean bbq, we ordered the marinated beef, and it was just insane, they brought all this side dishes all very good, great place to go and get satisfy.

Thank Analave
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306 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

Excellent food and fun venue. Sample any and everything. Fun place to eat for sure. Only knock, and it can't be avoided, but you will leave there smelling like Korean food.

Thank BuenosNachos2
Evanston, Illinois
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

This restaurant has great Korean BBQ. It was very tasty and the sides were plentiful. It is a little expensive, especially when you have to cook your own food. The service was lacking. There was even a "call" button at your table that either did not work or they ignored the call. They are good at switching out your food... More 

Thank DrCUR
Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Quality & flavor of their korean bbq are unbeatable. A bit pricey with no allyoucaneat offers but i dont mind paying more for good food. Service a bit slow but friendlier than other korean bbq jointe. Decor needs improvement

Thank Eric_generic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean, Barbecue, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5247 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2447
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Square
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Square
  • Phone Number: +1 773-334-1589

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