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Korean O-bok Restaurant

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1616 Decker Blvd, Columbia, SC 29206-5210
+1 803-787-1100
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Have been going here for years and still enjoy the food but they have pushed me too far after this visit. I have noticed them cutting back on the meat but this time it was really too much. Ordered the spicy pork and it was mostly stir fried onions and zucchini! On top of that, my son-in-law ordered the same... More 

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Thank Mike B
Columbia, South Carolina
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173 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I have not sampled enough Korean food to be any kind of authority or make the statement with which I entitled this review, except with a question mark. Let me just say that the appetizers, vegetables and entrees were all enjoyed by the three of us. One of our party who is more familiar with Korean cuisine said that the... More 

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Thank David R
Detroit, Michigan
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

The food is really good. We tried the Kalbi, Soft Tofu soup, Teryaki Chicken, Mandu, hot Pork and Udon. So so good. Especially the hot pork and the soft tofu soup. They give you a lot of kimchee with it, Service is quick and friendly. Food came out in timely manner. Lots of space. The place itself, however, needs an... More 

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Thank 8isenuff
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I just went to O-bok again and had another great meal. Great location along Decker. I grew up in this neighborhood in the 60's and 70's when it was nicer, but the international corridor designation now fits. Always big flavors, lots of side dishes (9), and gracious service. A great place for a memorable meal.

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Thank Tom H
Columbia, South Carolina
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380 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

When my wife and I first walked in we were tempted to turn around and head back to the car. The inside of the restaraunt is very tired. Even when it would have been new I could see it would have been underwhelming. My wife was hungry and was not in the mood to go find the perfect environment. In... More 

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Thank Toddb62
Chapin, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Yes, the area is sketchy and the décor is outdated BUT the food is fabulous! The prices are on the low side which is a bonus. My husband got Bulgogi and I got spicy pork. The side dishes are plentiful and they will refill any time you would like more. We got one side of lettuce and that was plenty... More 

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Thank Darlene W
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Cannot say one bad thing about the food. Everything was delicious! I had the Beef ribs dinner box, the ribs were so flavorful and tender! My husband had the Korean BBQ beef strips and it came with about 9 little side dishes like kimchi and fish cakes. The decor was outdated and the area is a little sketchy but definitely... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Stopped in at this mom and pop Korean shortly before closing time . We had BBQ beef , bbq pork ribs and teriyaki chicken. From the taste I think everything was done on a coal BBQ - just grat taste on all the dishes . Served with the usual dozen or so veg samplers like kim chee etc and rice... More 

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North Carolina
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

When passing through Columbia on I-77, it's hard not to veer off and stop by one of the Decker Blvd. Korean restaurants. O-bok is my favorite, and it's also the closest to the highway. I can't say the food is any better than that of the other Decker Blvd Korean restaurants, but the food has always seemed fine to me.... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

My husband and I decided to grab some Korean for dinner at a later than usual time. We googled the closest place and it said O-bok's hours were 2-9:30pm. They must have changed their operating hours because the sign on the door said they closed at 9pm. Mind you this was around 08:55pm. Two women walked in as we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1616 Decker Blvd, Columbia, SC 29206-5210
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-787-1100

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