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Sung Korean Bistro
Sung Korean Bistro

Sung Korean Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sungkoreanbistro.com/
  • Phone: (513) 721-7864
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Closed Sunday

    Beginning June 1, 2014, we will close at 10:30 PM on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Korean, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Sung J. Oh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Patio & Traditional Room.
  • Private Party Contact: Sung J. Oh (513) 721-7864
  • Special Events & Promotions: Have your private party here! We host Wedding Receptions, Holiday Parties, Wine Tasting, Dinner and much more! We have a projector for multiple uses i.e. karaoke, presentations, picture slide show and more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th and Elm
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public & Street
A word from Sung Korean Bistro
Welcome To Sung Korean Bistro, Cincinnati's finest Korean dining experience. Located at the corner of 7th and Elm Street, Sung Korean Bistro is the home of downtown's premier Korean fare. Our complex flavors and diverse wine & cocktail list set Sung Korean Bistro apart from your ordinary dining experience. Our clean, modern decor and subtle twists on traditional Korean recipes come together to deliver a wonderful meal for you and your family.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our waitress was absolutely fantastic - friendly, not overbearing, thoughtful. The dolsot bimbimbap which is very highly rated is overrated in my mind as the heated stone pot makes the rice far too chewy and dries the dish out. Maybe it's just not to our taste. The stiry fry is 10/10 fantastic. The side dishes that come with the entrees are also wonderful."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a group of 6, 2 of which were fairly picky. The server was excellent and was able to help them choose something they really enjoyed (much to their surprise!). The rest of us absolutely loved the fresh tasting food with a great variety of flavors. The serve was very good...attentive without being obtrusive. We had a great time, sampling various rolls and passing around our entrees, which were all very good."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had wonderful meals and service at the Sung Korean Bistro. It was our first time there, but it will be at the top of our list in the future. Our server was very professional and always available but never intrusive. The prices were reasonable."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I've been searching for a good Korean restaurant for two years now since I came back from a trip there. This restaurant is the best I've found in the Cincinnati area. The kimchi is delicious and they have a lot of dishes to offer. The kimbap also gets an a+. I'm a college student so the prices are a little rough for me, but with living social, it's easier to eat there. The service is amazing and the waiters are friendly. The overall feel is stylish but laid back which makes the restaurant a good one to go with friends if you're a younger person, however I've seen families and older groups there as well. It's a pretty cool place overall and has delicious food that I will definitely go back for over and over again!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Exquisite cocktails and excellent food before a Cincinnati Shakespeare production. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Sung Korean Bistro is one of our favorite places to dine. The food is always fantastic. The dolsot is the way to go - it is always amazing. Never had bad service here either. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Had dinner here with friends for a girls night out. The wait staff were helpful and attentive. Dolsot bibimbap was delicious. Cocktails were pricey, but potent."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great food and fun place to eat. The sushi roles are fantastic and the dol sop biminbop is the best I have ever had. One of my favorite places in downtown Cincinnati."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was unbelievable and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It's not the best Korean food I've eaten (I have a Korean MIL) but I was pleasantly surprised. Kimchi and gojuchang were sweeter and less spicy than I am used to but probably just right for people not used to Korean food. I was happy that I walked in right before the kitchen closed at the end of lunch and was not rushed at all."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Nice large atmosphere. Stirfrys are good. Some dishes had more rice than main ingredients. Drink list was interesting. Service was helpful and just the right amount of attention."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Sung is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in Cincinnati. I had never tried Korean food before Sung so I wasn't sure what to expect but the Dolsot Bibimbap is phenomenal and became a fast favorite. The traditional floor seating makes for both a cozy, romantic dinner and a special occasion with friends. The wait staff is attentive and personable and we learn a little something new each time we visit. For the many celebrations we've spent at Sung, we've always left happy and satisfied. If you haven't been, you must try it!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I love Sung! I've been for my birthday, on New Year's Eve, for just dinner many times; Sung Korean Bistro never fails!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "we had happy hour, appetizers, and dinner at Sung on a Friday night. Our server, Kim, was delightful, and every bite of our food was great. Order the stone pot dolsot bibimbab -- fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We went again because we had a good time before... We had 3 couples and all had good food, nice owner and good service... Will be back to try other items..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was great! We had the deep fried dumplings. They were soooo good, but rather small. I wish they were bigger for the price. The flavored sake was great and interesting and dinner was really good. I also got "sushi" on the side and it was the best sushi I have ever had.. So flavorful. It was called the Magma."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I have to admit were not very adventurous when we go to Sung. We almost always order Dolsot Bibimbab, the hot stone rice bowl with veggies and meat. It totally unique and very good. This place is attractive, servers are very friendly and a great place for a change of pace."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I highly recommend grabbing some tasty food here. Their Bibmbab is outstanding. I really enjoyed it as a date location, Our waitress was excellent and offered many good recommendations through out the night. They have a decent craft beer selection as well which was always nice, If you love Korean food or never had it, try Sung Korean Bistro! Do it for your tummy!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They sat us at a strange table right by the front door and coat check, and we had to request to be moved. Once we were moved, the experience was great!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was able to travel to Korea many years ago in the military and had something called yachea mandu. I reviewed the menu here prior to dining and it had a yachea dish and a mandu dish. I was hoping that a Korean restaurant could combine them or advise something comparable. The only reason I went there was to get yachea mandu. The server was clueless as to my request and was not able to explain the menu cleraly. I was frustrated and disappointed in a short amount of time. The food was okay, nothing spectacular, and the prices were reasonable. The service was mediocre and I have no intention of returning."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had a group of 10 and the waitress did a good job taking care of everyone. The food was quite good."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Sung Korean is oura go-to for well-prepared food with warm service and a great atmosphere. It also is an exceptional value."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was well done. Menu selections were varied and appealed to a wide palate. The dumpling appetizer (they have both pan fired or steamed options) was very tasty. We both went vegetarian and thoroughly enjoyed the combination of flavors each entree provided. The sweet potato noodles were a pleasant surpise. The presentation of all the plates was well done. Server was attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Overall, a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Food was delicious! For anyone who has never tried Korean food, go here as soon as you can."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We Love Sung Korean before theater outing and concerts. Wonderful food - the rolls are a MUST - and very accommodating service!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant at the last minute from Open Table. Wonderful evening. Service was great and helpful, although he was not very knowledgeable about the wine list. Will definitely be visiting again!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "took out of town guests and they immediately loved the place:ambiance, service, and food (and not too loud noise level) make it my fave cinci place. food is reliably top notch. we all loved our orders, and the libations as well. Wish was closer to our Clifton home, but it's the best reason I know to head downtown."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This place was just amazing. Everything from start to finish was just beyond outstanding! I will defiantly be back!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went to Sung on New Years Eve with my sister in law who is from Korea and was craving home. Everything we ordered was delicious and she said that although the menu was a bit tame for an american palate (didn't have a lot of the "stinkier foods" as she put it!), everything on it was very authentic. We had a lovely meal and talked of making it our NYE tradition."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This place is great. Great food, very Romantic. I would highly recomend it to anyone looking for a fun place to go downtown."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "If you have not tried here, put it on the list of must visit."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My husband and I tried Sung Korean earlier this year and it's been a favorite ever since. We love going there before concerts and the theater when we're downtown and highly recommend it to friends and family. And the recently introduced Korean rolls - try the Original - are a MUST! My husband never ate rolls before and loves these."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "My bibimbab was super simple with no taste at all! And they made a mistake with my friend's tofu soup. Initially, it was too spicy because the waiter brought the wrong one. The second one had no taste at all and the next day she felt awful with gastro! Not coming back!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "I liked the change up. Looking forward to trying more next time."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "We love Sung Korean and it's a favorite of ours. Their appetizer sampler is always delicious. The Dolsot Bibimbab is a Korean dish with lots of veggies, rice and your choice of protein cooked in a heavy ceramic bowl. The rice on the edges gets crispy and it's delicious. Everything we have tried has been exceptionally good. The service is prompt, professional and courteous. The decor is attractive and inviting. The prices are a great value for the quality and quantity."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "A very reliable source of Korean food at a convenient downtown location. The menu isn't very large, but it has all of the Korean basics, done properly. Knowledgeable, attentive servers. Good beer list, OK wine list. It would be pretty noisy if full, but not usually full."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We Wanted to Love Sung or at least leave feeling like we chose a good restaurant to celebrate a birthday. We wanted to have a viable alternative for Korean food in the area. Sadly we don't think the experience we had will be bringing us back there. Service was the biggest issue. Drinks took forever to get from the bar and were weak and watery tasting. Dark and Stormy and a Sake based cocktail were underwhelming by a long shot, especially considering the cost. Our Waiter seemed absent and didn't know how to make rounds or prioritize. There was a quality waitress helping expedite our food, all of which was good, but not great, except for the Mackerel. In the end we were on our own, it took 15 minutes to pick up my credit card. C+"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "2nd visit. Something changed with the very first course. The candied potatoes were good. The marinated mushrooms were good. The kimchi was much more spicy and quite sour. I thought the kimchi was much better on our first visit. For our lunches, spouse had bibimbap, which was very good. There was enough for two people. I had the bulgogi, which was also bery good. Dessert was the pinnacle. A friend of the owner makes vanilla cheesecakes which are drizzled with strawberry sauce and cut-up berries, plus drops of chocolate. Superb!"
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Whenever we want Korean & a night out, we go here. Great service & food is always good"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Drinks were delicious but Korean rice rolls that replaced the sushi were a mess. And sitting in the traditional floor room was really uncomfortable. Our server seemed to forget about us a couple times, too."
    Dined on 10/11/2013