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Bowl'd Korean Rice Bar

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1479 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2147
5105266223
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Berkeley, California
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394 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hadn't been to the Albany location for several years so we went just before 2pm on a Saturday. This location is cozier and quieter than the location on Telegraph Ave in Oakland. We didn't have to wait and we walked the nearly 2 miles distance from our home so we weren't worried about parking. There have been no significant... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great , interesting food. We had family members from Pennsylvania, Boston, Sweden, Jordan and SoCal, everyone was happy

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Albany, California
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Parking: street parking can be difficult at times. Side streets offer more spaces if you don't mind walking Decor: clean and bright but nothing special. Bench seating is not comfortable- stick to the chairs Service: often overwhelmed at peak times- only 2 servers today for lunch and the place was almost full Food: very good. Bibimbap was excellent- served in... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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679 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a mid afternoon lunch dinner (one of those days!) at Bowl'd and was delighted by the succession of wonderful tastes and variety. We had mung bean pancakes, fried shrimp potstickers, spicy beef soup, mushroom tofu and hot rock dish with salmon. My main course was fried flounder with cabbage leave wrappers and spicy sauce - a truly memorable and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Given my prior experience with Korean cuisine, I was apprehensive about what was in store for me at Bowl'd! But I was so happy to savor the Korean fare that came my way! It was nearly 9 pm on a Monday but the place was bustling with diners! Mainly young folks given its proximity to UC Berkeley. Well priced, generous... More 

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Berkeley, California
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I love Korean food and this restaurant offers decent Korean food and is conveniently located near my house. I would love to dine there more often. However, I cannot bring myself to eat there because their service has been consistently bad. Where do I start? So, I end up doing take-out's, but their take-out Banchan (small dish) selection is rather... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We have been here a few times and return here for the not so common Korean food restaurant that does not mystify a non Korean and is really good. Nothing fancy here. Clean and simple decor, good service and tasty food at very reasonable price. The Bibimpop, which i have never tasted in Korea, is great.

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Albany, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great food and excellent customer service. I went there many times and tried all different dishes, they are all good. I brought my friend there yesterday for dinner, he was so happy about the food.

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Berkeley, California
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the better places to grab a bite in Berkeley. You may wait a while for a table, but service is quick. Both hot and cold bibimbap dishes are delicious, and generous portions for one- or good for sharing if you have starters. The have a small selection of good beer on tap and are right across... More 

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Albany, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Bowl'd has great food that those who are not familiar with Korean food can dine with the most experienced Korean food eaters and understand what they are eating. The staff is very friendly and helpful at suggesting dishes you may not normally try. However, it can be very crowded on the weekends because families like to eat there together. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1479 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 5105266223

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