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So Moon Nan Jip

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238 Broad Ave, Palisades Park, NJ 07650-1509
+1 201-944-3998
09:00 - 03:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, typical Korean restaurant with awesome food. The restaurant was very busy, although it was just around 6pm. The food was served fast and the quality was very good. We ate raw meat and were reminded on German tatar. Just an excellent experience.

Thank Bernd K
New York City, New York
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733 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We had lunch there. It's a good restaurant but a bit pricey. Entrees are north of $30. They serve sushi as well. The service was good. Nice ambience.

Thank Ron S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Been here more than a few times and I keep going back. Love the different salads that accompany the meal It's really easy to fill up on these before you get to your order. This visit there were 3 of us , we got the spicy pancake which was delicious and a large size great for sharing as is everything... More 

Thank Pooja R
New York
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This Jersey restaurant is consistently delicious and gracious. Don't get too scared by the crowd ... Things move pretty well so you can enjoy the Bulgoki, Galbi, japchae and bibam bop! Start you're self off with the fresh sushi and hot sake! Dang good kimchee!

Thank momsin212
Ramsey, New Jersey
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

1st visit to this great Korean BBQ. Having a Korean speaking friend really helped as we were told that you MUST bring someone who speaks the language. I don't think you HAVE to have someone to translate, the staff was super friendly and attentive. Will definitely return!

Thank shredsurf
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The menu in this Korean restaurant is very extensive. First try the BBQ. The charbroiled meat is out of this world. Learn about ssam and meat before you go if you're a first timer. Then on your next visit move in to one of their spicy soups or sushi plates. Lunch specials are affordable and covers a variety of dishes.... More 

Thank sun p
Upper Montclair, NJ
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

So Moon Nan Jip was one of the first Korean restaurants that we go to for years. Formerly, the food were delicious and the services terrific, though lately I don't find their food outstanding, nor their servers on the ball. Hope it'd return to its good old days.

Thank Shirley E
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This place is traditional in that they use real hot coal which a server brings to your table holding them with tongs in hot metal boxes. Almost dangerous. But fun and the taste is great. You can't get the real charcoal flavor at other places which use gas burners. This is the real deal. Not fancy, but flavorful. Good service... More 

Thank Paul T
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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430 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

When I was in Shanghai, my Chinese colleagues took me to their favorite Korean restaurant. After that experience, I thought I knew all that I needed to know about eating Korean. After experiencing So Moon Nan Jip, I realized that my education was incomplete. We did the BBQ (something that was not available in Shanghai). The waitstaff walked us through... More 

Thank DrWJW
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I have been a frequent visitor to this Korean restaurant for many, many years. I had not been there in a few months and went the other night. At first, I didn't see any of the regulars who have been working there for many years or the one lady who was always there to greet you. Although they denied there... More 

Thank paul c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Korean, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Broad Ave, Palisades Park, NJ 07650-1509
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Palisades Park
  • Phone Number: +1 201-944-3998

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