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Little Pusan

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83 Main St, Maynard, MA 01754-2513
+1 978-897-5107
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Stopped in for lunch with friends, after visiting the gallery nearby. What a treat! The owner, Chong, is also chef/waitress/hostess and probably bottle washer too! She does the pickling of the kimchee (notice the large rocks under the hostess desk for weighting down the cabbage in the crocks), and preps all of the other items on the menu. She is... More 

Thank MuddyGurl
Maynard, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I've always enjoyed the food here, and have never had a problem with the service. The owner (Chong) makes tasty dishes, cooked to order. It's a small restaurant, and she's often doing it all: taking orders, cooking dishes, waiting tables, & answering the phone. My favorites are the dolsot bibimbap, kimchi pancake, and almost anything cooked on a stone platter.... More 

Thank popplers
Stow, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Small restaurant specializing in Korean food. dining area could use a makeover, but don't let that stop you. The food is wonderful, all cooked to order, and many dishes served on HOT sizzling stone platers. I go there about once a month. Dishes to try, though all I've ever had were good. (spelling may be off a bit) dolset bibimbap... More 

Thank Jim M
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We can walk to this place from our apartment but we will never go back. The waitress I guess is the owner and first of all she yelled at my SO that he didn't order quick enough then food was very meh. She literally chased us onto the street demanding a bigger tip after really rude service....no never again.

Thank Tracey C
Framingham, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

My husband and I crave Korean food once in a while and we will visit Little Pusan for that Korean food fix. We order the bibimbab in the stone pot (rice with mixed vegetables or choice of beef), dukpoki (spicy rice cakes) and kalbi (marinated beef short ribs).All dishes come with banchan (side dishes) All of the food is pretty... More 

Thank PrinceMacK
Reading, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

It has gotten to the point that she knows my name when I call. The woman who works there (owner?) is hilarious, but I can see why she might be off-putting to some. It's part of the experience. So I guess I would say it's only for people who have a good sense of humor. Since it's summer we're getting... More 

Thank Sara L
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

We ordered the following Seaweed salad - was good Kimchee pancakes - not good, batter did not seem fully cooked. Pork Bulgogi on sizzling hot plate - meat was dry, overcooked Beef chap Che - beef was dry and tough, not much flavor. Owner was nice but service was mediocre, but this could be overlooked if the food was good.... More 

Thank Dy1170
Massachusetts, United States
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

I dont know when it happened but somehow I came to love Korean food. My family has rediscovered Little Pusan, especially since the menu has more "chicken" dishes. There is something about the place that takes me to a side street in Korea and eating from hot stone dishware takes me back 400 yrs. The food is delicious. Understand that... More 

Thank milr963
Reading, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

FIrst of all, I love reading the reviews to this place! It seems that most people who give a bad review are pretty high maintenance. We go here a lot and love the owner! You just have to think of it as part of the character of the place. You've got to love when she comes to the table and... More 

1 Thank Sara L
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

I just moved to Maynard and decided to discover the downtown. In this tiny little space we found this restaurant My husband lived several years in Korea and introduced our family to Korean food. ..we learned what was good and authenticate. This restaurant is both. We each got separate dishes and cleaned our plates. It is not a glamorous place.... More 

1 Thank Barbara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Main St, Maynard, MA 01754-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Maynard
  • Phone Number: +1 978-897-5107

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?