Cha:n Seattle
Cha:n Seattle

Cha:n Seattle

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chanseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2064435443
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday through Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Korean, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Park. H
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Bacco offers small party private dining in the evening. We offer classic to modern Italian dishes with local wines.
  • Private Party Contact: Heong Park 2064347859

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stewart Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking or Market Parking Garage is Available on Western Avenue
A word from Cha:n Seattle
Cha:n Seattle offers Modern Korean Food and Drink. We have a welcoming Bar and invite you to join us for dinner Tuesday through Sunday 5pm to 10pm.
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Cha:n Seattle reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (38)neighborhood gem (21)great for outdoor dining (11)romantic (10)good for groups (7)special occasion (7)late-night find (7)hot spot (5)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Fabulous in every way!
    missford
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We dined outside and between the fountain, view of the wheel and the stars it was quite a romantic scene. Excellent food served in an unhurried but attentive manner. Our waitress gave suggestions, asked for feedback and was generally an excellent server. We will be back! The cocktails are to die for too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Delicious Food, ok service
    yummymommy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was amazing. Lots of interesting choices even for those who don't like kimchi like me. Seemed short staffed though. Our waitress was fine but not always around when we needed her. I would definitely eat here again though
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour
    DubDee
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great Happy Hour prices, Hite on tap, excellent beef sliders.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our Favorite Places
    aquabluedreams
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We think Chan is a gem. Great food, fantastic and creative mixed drinks. We just have not found anything on the menu we don't like. Now that they have the outside courtyard just one more plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went here for dinner. I had the ahi tuna appetizer and the skillet bibimbap. Both were excellent. Service was friendly and attentive. However, I had a reservation and was seated at the bar. The place was nice.
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  • Good food!
    oriyoori
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is a good spot to have small dishes. Food were good and service was good, too. They have open kitchen, so it's cool to watch the chef prepare for your food. The desserts were really great as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Success
    howtoNOTcookawolf
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food and service were excellent! A great spin to Korean cuisine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EmeraldCityEmpressVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I would've loved to have been able to rate Cha:n a little higher, because the food was yummy and inventive, and the atmosphere in the outdoor seating area was lovely. However, the service was lackluster. Our water had debris floating in it, and when we asked for another glass for that reason, we got another glass of water with debris in it. Our waitress ignored my dining companion when he asked to see the drink menu, and when we did order drinks, they took an exceptionally long time. The staff explained that it was the bartender's first night. It probably wasn't a good idea to start a new bartender at a place with an extensive menu of complicated cocktails on a busy Saturday night. If the service can improve, this could be a great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Gers
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I don't normally write reviews but Cha;n is worthy of one!! The food and service was outstanding, my first trip to Seattle and I would come back purely for this restaurant - we could have ate all night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent intro to Korean food
    Ardsie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I love korean food and eat it whenever we can. Chan's food was elegant and delicious, but was missing some of the 'soul' of a traditional korean restaurant. We would recommend as an excellent intro to Korean food for people not used to the cuisine and for folks who love Korean food and are nearby.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Fantayssia
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Chan is always great - great food, great drinks, and great service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hot- not in a good way....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I went here with my boyfriend for his birthday. I wouldnt reccomend for a special occasion. Service was rushed, although they came to fill my water every 5 minutes which was nice sinceit was SO HOT. This place really needs to invest in air conditioning. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant and both my boyfriend and I were dripping with sweat. Overheated= low appetite. It is as though they have no ventilation for the kitchen so the heat saturates the kitchen.
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  • second visit to Chan
    Vangarde23
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Had an opportunity to try some more courses. The beef tartare was exquisite. The bibimbap was also really good. The braised pork was a little crispy on the edges for my liking but I find it difficult to fault them for that. We were assigned a secluded table for two and found it difficult to catch the waitresses attention, but it was close to closing time. one minor hiccup doesn't take away from an overall enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Date Spot EVER
    RomanticDinerfor2
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We sat at the counter and had a personalized experience directly with the chef. The food was superb and the small area with the soft lighting and beautiful decor set the mood perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Korean Food in Seattle
    FunFoodFinder
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Chan Seattle's sign describes it as "Modern Korean Fusion." Having lived in Korea for 1 year, I was disappointed to discover that Chan was (surprisingly) more traditional than I was hoping for. Nonetheless, the menu at least represents Korean food in a fun and flavorful way. The tartare is a playful reference to Yukhoe, a traditional raw-beef Korean dish, that was appreciated. The Stuffed Yubas were also a tasty fusion dish that was not really Korean at all, but it didn't really matter. The cauliflower was unevenly seasoned, the ssam wraps were good, and the remaining dishes we had (japchae and chicken wings) were tasty, but not particularly memorable or unique in their execution. Overall, it's still cool to get Korean in this part of town.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delicious
    Fantayssia
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We love Chan. We don't get there as often as we like, but are always happy when we do. We always have the wings and the escolar and then vary our mains (which are always wonderful). And their drinks are great as well. Definitely a great place for dinner, but definitely make reservations.
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  • Awesomeness
    Kahuna
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    For years we passed by wanting to try your restuarant. Disappointed for not coming in sooner. But very happy that we did. We will be back!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food
    Leabow
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was absolutely wonderful! If I lived in Seattle this would be a place I would frequent. Everything we ordered was something to rave about!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and fun dishes
    SnowSnob
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is a great little spot snuggled in the courtyard of the Inn at the Market. I really enjoyed both their happy hour and dinner items. The fried rice cakes were unusual but had great flavor. Their chicken wings were delicious as was the braised short ribs. The only item I wasn't as fond of was the pork belly, which was good but not nearly as good as all the other items. Great little gem. Will definitely visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent but not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I'm Korean so my standards may be different. The food here has decent flavor but comes up short in taste. The prices are high for Korean and they charge extra for getting rice (which is unacceptable to Koreans). I can't fault the prices as their rent must be pretty high. I'm not a fan of Revel either. If you want good korean, go authentic. This "made for" American people menu is not great. The server was cute and attentive.
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  • Unique dining experience
    John
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I've been to Chan before, and I love the different flavors.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    N2it
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was excellent. Our foodie friends from out of town loved it. We discovered this restaurant on a food tour last summer. We knew we had to try this place on our own and it was everything we had hoped it would be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Korean
    FoodEnthusiastVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We don't eat Korean food often (read almost never) but when I read the reviews for this place I wanted us to try it. Modern-Korean sounded delicious so we decided that we would make a reservation. We had a number of dishes, including pork belly, seafood, noodles etc and everything was very good. The one item that did not really stand out and could be something that was quickly pulled together at home was a salad (with cabbage etc). The place was way smaller than I thought it would be but that was not a problem as we were starving and a delicious Asian meal fit the bill
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    fit for foodies
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  • Amazing Korean food near the Market
    MCK013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    After reading about Cha:n in the Seattle Times on 2 occasions, I was very excited to check it out the next time we were in Seattle. It did not disappoint. The food was amazing. While the restaurant is billed as "modern Korean fusion" we stayed primarily with the Classic Korean recipes. The Kimchi and pork belly was the best I have ever has in the US or in Korea. The seafood pancake, served in an iron skillet, was equally fantastic. My wife's favorite Korean dish is chapjae and it was the best we've ever has, as well. As for the "modern fusion" we did start off with a very tasty spring salad with a variety of vegetables and the flight of flavor infused soju was a very fresh and interesting take. The service was also outstanding.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 42 reviews are from the Cha:n Seattle reviews archive.
  • Outstanding Restaurant
    NotBobbyOrr
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were visiting Seattle for the weekend and saw that Chan had been highly rated in the Seattle Times. Even with high expectations, we were very impressed. The food was unique and we loved every dish we ordered. We had our two kids with us (9 and 7) and the chef was very accommodating in going mild on the spices for a couple of dishes. The atmosphere is cool/casual and service was very good.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    TheDerricks
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food was great. Not strictly traditional Korean style dishes, so you can't really compare it that way, the dishes we had were all really great as their own creations though. Good service too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big hit for birthday celebration
    vmcc
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My husband and I went to South Korea a few years ago and fell in love with the food there. For his birthday this year I thought to try something new and not go to our favorite place I searched for Korean restaurants in Seattle. This came highly recommended and I now know why! We at probably half the menu and shared everything between 5 people. We were all full and happy. Really high quality and delicious!
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So bomb
    jojo
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    All I have to say is that if you walk in to a Korean restaurant and there are actual Koreans there, that's a good sign, amazing food, great atmosphere, small spot perfect for date night
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st visit to Cha:n!!
    sweetazn
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    For my first time visiting Cha:n it was amazing and I loved all the food we order and the drinks we had were all so well made and the rum punch with the hand squeezes juice was a good suit to the drinks!! I definitely am coming back and telling my friends about this place!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Immediately recommended!
    AdventureswithAJ
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Everything that my husband ordered was absolutely phenomenal. We had the Ahi Tuna, the Bulgogi Sliders, the Chicken Wings, the Bibimpap, and the Kimchi Jar. Everything tasted fresh and was full of flavor. All the food was outstanding, but the chicken wings and the Bibimpap were our favorite! The drink menu had a lot of fun cocktails and both my husband and I enjoyed the drinks we ordered. The service was awesome as well! I have already recommended this restaurant to friends whom I know will visit Seattle as we live an hour away!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would go here again
    Bibimbap
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The staff were super nice and friendly. Was very patient explaining the food and offering recommendations. We were promptly seated and served. Food was delicious. Would definitely come again
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    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Tantalized Palate
    Swanny
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Best Kimchi I've have ever had. A great twist to Korean food with very generous portions. What a treat to have new awakening to the palate. Very small but cozy restaurant with friendly staff.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Be Back
    Eddie
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Our group of 5 had a wonderful first time experience. We made reservations with the table ready when we arrived. The service was prompt and our server guided us through the menu. Everyone was very friendly. We started with appetizers from the happy hour menu. We ordered the beef sliders, pork sliders, yubas (2), fried rice cakes (2), tuna tartare, and the chicken wings. All were very good. We didn't have time to order a main dish but the happy hour feast was sufficient. We each had three adult beverages each. The hard ginger lemonade was a favorite. All of this including tip came to $40.00 each. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We went with a group, ordered almost the whole menu and shared everything... Delicous! The drinks were original made with their homemade bitters; and the tab was only $40 a person including tip! I will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food at great prices
    Margarita
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    There is nothing comparable to Chan in Washington DC! Creative and affordable are both lacking where I live. Lucky for me, my son lives here so I have an excuse to visit. We made a reservation for 5 but still had a long wait. So best to go in groups of 2-4. We stuck to the favorites on Yelp: sliders, kimchi pork belly, kimchi paella, chicken wings + both desserts. All very tasty! My son ordered the ribs and found them dry. A friend ordered chicken confit and it seemed like a nice option.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    foodie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our dishes were savory and delicious and were presented beautifully. The service is friendly, we had a wonderful dinner. Sit at the bar so that you can watch the chef create your meal. It shows that this guy likes to cook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern Classic Korean
    Hammer118
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Awesome. Spicy pork sliders: *perfect* brioche bun made this dish a comforting opening delight Ssam: Think "asian lettuc wraps". Beautiful presentation that carried a fresh-packed punch of flavor Skillet Bibimbap: Rich, and flavorful. Kimchi Jar: This $3 side should not be passed up. Tangy and spicy in a way that I found hearty Hangover Soup (no longer on the menu): If you must, BEG your server to bring you this dish. A beautiful warming kimshi-laced broth with veggies and pork(/) Rice beer ice cream: A wonderfully different desert that the three of us shared Really a genuinely friendly, patient, and knowledgeable server. Fun eating-centric vibe. Overall, a great little gem just outside of the Pike Place Market. You Gotta eat here
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small Operation with Big Flavours
    constantquantum
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    A little place tucked into one of the alleys by Pike Market. This is not your everyday "ethnic" restaurant: it is Urban Korean fusion, and it doesn't stink on spice. Expect exquisitely prepared yet affordable and substantial dishes: a seafood ramen that is perfectly cooked and short ribs that melt in the mouth even as they sets off heat sensors. A ginger laced Crème Brule at the end offers a soothing touch. Don't go here if you are shy about chilis or if you want a tranquil quiet setting. Do go there if you want a taste of contemporary Seoul.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hiden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    This little place is tucked down an alley right by Pike's Place Market. If you didn't know it was there ... you probably wouldn't. It's a tiny place but it's super cute. It even has an open kitchen so sitting at the bar is an experience! They also do an awesome happy hour and if you sit at the bar you can order off that happy hour menu anytime! Great place, great food, great atmosphere!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Really good food, very noisy
    Masood
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was flavorful and slightly better than typical $10 per entree korean tofu houses (which are also very good). Be prepared to wait 45 minutes for your entree though. The restaurant is small and during my visit there was a large table of 15-20 people which completely tanked the operations of the restaurant. I wish the servers took our order (we were a party of 2) before the group of 20 people. That one decision probably made the difference between my waiting 15 minutes and waiting 45 minutes for food. My wife and I could barely hear each other in the restaurant, and I think this had to do with the large group. When the food did eventually come it was great, I had the chicken wings and the seafood ramen and the bibimbap.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.