NOTE: The restaurant offers a weekday all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.
The buzz: A prime destination for Korean barbecue, this restaurant offers one of the area's most extensive selections of sizzling meat dishes. Mix and match options during the all-you-can-eat buffet, which is served at lunch and during weeknight dinner. The buffet is lined with marinated, uncooked meats and vegetables to cook tableside.
On your plate: The spread of complimentary panchan that arrives before your meal includes spicy kimchi, eggs, pickled vegetables and marinated tofu. All together, the array is tempting enough to fill up diners before their orders even arrive. When it comes to deciding on what to eat, the barbecue dishes -- which include a variety of marinated beef, pork and chicken options -- are top-notch. Order a minimum of two barbecue orders, and the restaurant will set up a table-top hibachi grill. (Otherwise, grilled items are prepared in the kitchen.) Sushi is also available, and it can be part of the lunch buffet. The options are fresh but not worthy of a detour. Other special entrees include the dubu kimchee, a spicy pickled cabbage dish with tofu and sliced pork.
Nice to know: The two rooms offer ample space for private events and larger parties. At meal's end, the restaurant serves a delightful and warming cinnamon-laced tea.
-- Erin Hartigan (April 24, 2012)