6 Superb Spots for Korean BBQ


What do you get when you combine a variety of veggies, meats, a flaming grill, and a whole lot of excitement? Korean BBQ of course! Table-grilled meats and veggies are only the beginning of any great Korean BBQ experience! Great for date night, a family meal, or a fun outing with friends, these Korean BBQ joints are must-trys according to Chicago concierges!


Mat Chapman – JW Marriott

Try: Brussels sprouts and the marinated prime short rib

Chicago Kalbi

Will Haddix – University Club of Chicago

Try: bulgogi and the kalbi

Daebak Korean BBQ

Angela Inpanbutr – Hampton and Homewood Suites West Loop

Try: beef brisket and beef short rib

Cho Sun OK

Alex Yu – The Peninsula

Try: Korean pancake and the chadol-gui

Callout from Etienne Padin – Eurostars Magnificent Mile

San Soo Gab San comes to mind.  A staple for Korean BBQ for many years, this little restaurant in a small strip mall near the Ravenswood neighborhood, is open late and a great place for groups. 

Callout from Flor Sigaron – Chicago Athletic

Association HotelMy favorite spot for korean bbq is Gogi, on the Northside, Ravenswood neighborhood. The young staff is polite and serve amazing tabletop bbq service and soju cocktail.