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San Soo Gab San Korean Restaurant & Sushi House

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Lincoln Square
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5247 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
+1 773-334-1589
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10:00 - 03:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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139 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We are novices when it comes to Korean food but this place got a 2016 Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide (meaning it's good food, under $40pp for 2 courses plus either a glass of wine or dessert). So we figured we couldn't go wrong. It's out on the NW side of Chicago, easiest to get there by car. They... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I have heard about the place from many resources and a strong recommendation from a Korean. Finally got to try this place. BBQ is good but not the best.delicious and generous side dishes.if you like to be walked away from and totally ignored while she went to clean another table instead of answering your question about menus. They have someone... More 

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Thank Nonnie Y
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

But be prepped to.get quick, impersonal service along with not knowing EXACTLY what ur eating, and itll be tasty and hot

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Thank Nolivap
Palatine, Illinois
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Holy banchans! They aren't kidding about the plethora of banchans, we got a total of 26 and most were really good! It was a great way to start our meal. We ordered the seafood pancake, bulgogi and the kalbi short ribs. The seafood pancake is the best I've had, it's loaded with seafood, huge and the sauce is very good.... More 

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Thank rcmrunner70
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a hiidden gem on the North Side of Chicago. Its a Korean Restaraunt where you cook your own Dishes(BBQ Style) on your table. I have never ordered any Cooked dishes, but I am pretty sure they have them. Besides, coming here for the Self Cooking Experience is what you Pay for(Haha, I inow what you are saying,... More 

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Thank Joeycapone23
Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch and it was delicious! But for me it was too many sides that I did not had the chance to eat. If you want to use the Yakiniku table you have to order 2 orders otherwise they will cook your order in the kitchen. It was pretty pricey $$ for lunch but we did enjoy it. The... More 

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Thank Thea E
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was our second time going to this location for Korean and it was amazing. It was filled with asian guests and the tasty smells assaulted your senses as you walked up close to the building. You pick the kinds of meat, and then they bring out a grill and a bunch of side dishes. You then cook the meat... More 

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Thank joe r
Chicago, Illinois
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent korean BBQ. The variety is amazing and they start off by serving you atleast 25 bowls of short eats. The bulgogi is to die for ... Would go there again purely for the Bulgogi.

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Thank Aftab T
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I have been going there since 91. Still a great place to eat. The kalbi is wonderful. A must try. You won't regret it. The prices are very reasonable. Service leaves a bit to be desired but the food makes up for it.

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Thank Poogenstein
Chicago, Illinois
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

I have been coming here for over a decade and always loved the rich flavorful meats and yummy abundant sides. In the last few years this place has really lost its touch. I took my mom there for Mother's day and ordered the kalbi and spicy chicken to cook over the grill. We got all the sides and raw meat,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean, Barbecue, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 03:00
Monday
10:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 03:00
Thursday
10:00 - 03:00
Friday
10:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5247 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Square
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Square
  • Phone Number: +1 773-334-1589

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