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San Soo Gab San Korean Restaurant & Sushi House

#2,572 of 7,881 Restaurants in Chicago
€€ - €€€Asian, Korean, Barbecue
5247 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2447
+1 773-334-1589
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good48%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“bulgogi” (5 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
“short ribs” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Korean, Barbecue, Sushi
€€ - €€€
5247 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2447
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

One of the best Korean BBQ in town, located at Lincoln Square crossroads. You get a grill on your table and choice of meat that you want and an enormous choice of side dishes to pair with. Must try.

Thank aakashsgoyal
Reviewed 10 August 2017

What a great dining experience. Authentic Korean food cooked over hot coal. The side dishes alone were excellent particularly the spicy squid and pickled daikon. The Bulgogi beef is wonderful, marinated to perfection. The baby squid is also outstanding. The staff is very friendly and...More

Thank Lsyambot
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

San Soo Gab San is one of my favorite. They opened very late, close at 1am on weekdays and 2am on weekend. Korean BBQ, literally is you cook your own meat on a grill. They were using charcoal grills that built in each table. It...More

Thank Emma Y
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Was excited to eat here and the food was good...however, the total bill seemed to be off big time. Should have read other reviews regarding asking for a detailed breakdown of the order. Be careful when you get your bill, ask questions. We also tried...More

Thank honeybee1214
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This might get long. lol So me and five of my friends went here after a kpop concert. When we got there, it was only two tables being served with us coming in made it three total. So, we ordered two pork belly, an order...More

Thank Chalita J
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I tried their table BBQ with 2 cuts of their pork belly and unseasoned beef ribs which neared $60.00. Well, the expensive dinner wasn't quite so wonderful. It was a flavorless outing here and a visit my purse absolutely regrets; a place I now wish...More

1  Thank My N
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We enjoy Korean food and ventured into the city for lunch at San Soo. Food was excellent, servers were pleasant but not overly friendly - could be the language barrier. Plenty of options on the menu, with a wide selection of banchan accompanying the meal....More

Thank bkp21
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....More

Thank CultureVulture60657
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...More

Thank Nonnie Y
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

Thank Nolivap
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5247 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2447
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Square
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Square
  • Phone Number: +1 773-334-1589
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