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Dae Jang Keum

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7905 Engineer Rd, San Diego, CA 92111-1903
+1 858-573-2585
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

After receiving no service at Pho Little Saigon across the street we ended up in this Korean BBQ. Service and the Bimibamp was so exceptional that we returned 2 days later and ordered the same. We also got some Udon noodles - note this comes as soup, we made the same mistake of not asking at a korean BBQ in... More 

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Louisville, KY
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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

While researching the nearby neighborhood looking for Asian cuisine during a recent business trip, I noticed that this restaurant's menu had a little more choice than others and stopped in. I'm glad I did. The atmosphere is a little better done than many Korean places I've visited. The service was polite, but unhurried. I did notice that even at 3... More 

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Milton
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228 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We experienced Korean BBQ many years ago in Seoul and have been looking for a place in the US that was just as good as the BBQ is Seoul. This place is the best we have been to in the US. Granted we are not Korean but we dine out a lot and really enjoyed this place. The highlight of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

I normally don't say this about too many places, but it's true for me. I guess I've been deprived in the SF Bay Area, but my experience here is by far the best I have had. They actually cut the meat up in front of you with the bone still attached. My favorite part is the cooking method in which... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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278 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I was staying nearby for business and this restaurant wasjust minutes from my hotel the - Courtyard by Marriott. Parking was no issue since it's located in a tiny strip center with a few other eatery's and a fish market. Since they have a minimum two order entree to grill at the table - I selected the beef short ribs... More 

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Fallon, Nevada
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331 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

This place was awesome. Full of Koreans, which is a great sign. It is a barbecue joint, but they do have other Korean dishes. The barbecue is not cheap but it certainly appears worth it if you can stomach the expense. We would absolutely come back.

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Manila, Philippines
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67 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

The barbecue beef and short ribs were not tasty although the sides were okay. Service was perfunctory and the decor unappealing. They used live coals to cook and the flying embers were a bit disturbing.

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San Diego, California
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

We were looking for a good Korean restaurant, but not an all-you-can eat BBQ place since it was for lunch. Since we would be shopping in the area, decided on this one. It was an excellent choice. Value of the dishes for the cost was spot-on. Wonderful side dishes. Sometimes people don't think the service is good since the wait... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

Three of stopped here for lunch after our Korean spa. We were hungry for healthy foods and one of our party is vegetarian. Bebimbop was excellent and plentiful (we had one beef and one vegetarian). The salmon binto box was also generous. Also plenty of authentic side dishes served as appetizers - spinach, kimchi, cabbage, sprouts Great service, good value

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San Diego, California
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

This place is different from all the Korean BBQ's in San Diego. For 1, it's not all-you-can-eat. 2, it's not a grill you cook on but over coal or wood. The quality of meat is good & delicious. The sides are all you can eat. You get rice & salad as well. I can see it getting pricey if you... 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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7905 Engineer Rd, San Diego, CA 92111-1903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-573-2585

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?