Takorea
Takorea

Takorea

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mytakorea.com/
  • Phone: 4045321944
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Mexican, Korean
  • Executive Chef: Tomas Lee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking until 4pm, Pay parking available in evenings or street parking.
A word from Takorea
A high energy restaurant and bar bringing together the great flavors of Korean and Mexican street food. An affordable and fun way to explore new foods with an ever changing menu presented by Chef Tomas Lee. Large deck, exciting dining room, 2 full service bars and a late night downstairs lounge and event space .
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Takorea reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • SpicySpicy5
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The atmosphere was great and the service and mangers were super nice. The food was extra spicy, and the drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It was my first visit. Shad took great care of me at the bar while I waited on my date to arrive. We moved to a table to have dinner and it was awesome! I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find!
    Treesej
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went recently for my birthday. I took friends who had never been before and they lived it. It's different and sooo good. There were a mix of different types at the table and everyone found something they loved. The peach margarita is a most try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Wonderful Service
    phillyvisitor
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I am an out of town visitor and had a late dinner reservation. The food was awesome and the staff was very polite and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food.
    Miamya
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food and service. Food arrived very quickly. The Sesame Fries were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's ok!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The place was different as far as the food goes. Had the uber bop. Veggies was to be room temperature, but the mushrooms was cold as I've! Service wasn't great, but ok. Server was nice, but service could've been better. The food, in my opinion, you don't mix Korean food with Mexican. It just doesn't work that well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the fusion
    DiningGalVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was my first time dining at Takorea and the food was absolutely amazing! I would recommend the pork, anything-had the nachos and taco and both were divine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and drink...
    BahamianFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was great, I had the shrimp, belly and calamari tacos.. The Jalepeno infusion and Honey comb which were also great. Took a friend for the first time and they also enjoyed everything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 79 reviews are from the Takorea reviews archive.
  • Great food - Poor service
    JenBVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Server was inattentive, slow, and had an attitude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    rbmoore2VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoyed to food. Ordered too much since it all sounded great. Server was attentive and very helpful. Hope they are successful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place, Great Food!
    Herrera1988
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Always love going here! The people and the food is great :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for pre-show dinner
    jdPerigoso
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was excellent and very unique. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend it for casual lunch or dinner. However, we dined there prior to a show at the Fox and the temperature in the restaurant was stifling. We were dressed for the Fox, but not in formal wear. It was difficult to enjoy the dinner due to the heat and humidity. The casual atmosphere included having doors and windows open for a hot June day in Atlanta. While they had ceiling fans, it wasn't enough to cool the restaurant to make it more suitable for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun menu and Restaurant
    iBuckheadVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Fun menu and Restaurant! They do need a Sign out front, No one can tell who or where the Restaurant is located. On a Major Road and Missing out on all the signage for new customers to enjoy. :-)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Drinks, awful service
    Thom
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Another reviewer used the term, "oddly surly" to describe their waiter, and I can't help but wonder if that's a theme. We were seated promptly in a half empty restaurant, but our server took 15 minutes to take our drink order. Then another 20 minutes to bring it to us, minus one person's drink that never arrived. We ordered a couple appetizers at the same time as our drinks, and those came 20 minutes after the drinks. Eventually after we'd been seated over an hour, never been given the chance to place a food order, and watched our waiter glance at our empty glasses, then pour water for the table past us, we paid and left. To top it off, the waiter confronted me about why I had a dirty look on my face and told me he was just doing his best.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Brought a large group here. The food was really good but the service was pretty uneven. Our primary server was fairly efficient but oddly surly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Suebee
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The food was great, as was the service. The only negative was the noise level - hard to have a nice conversation, because it was so noisy in there!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun food, good atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Had nice pre Fox Theater dinner here. 6 PM reservations. Place was not crowded but was filling up after we left. Beautiful April Atlanta evening so we sat in an area with open air. Very nice casual place. Good service and nicely paced. Very interesting food with Korean/Mexican fusion. Our group of 6 pretty much stayed with the taco choices then filled in with Korean sides (kimchi and bean sprouts). All very good. KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) tacos very good. Queso was good. Watch the pickled hot peppers - good but sweat inducing. Ladies had margaritas which they reported were very good. Saturday special -$5 Miller Lite pitchers - so you know how the guys went. Reasonably priced choice for Midtown dining. Good pre - Fox choice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    Yummmmm
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Sweet potatoe fries and sesame fries are AMAZING, the tacos, and the (I'm going to say this/spell this all wrong) bip n bop or bipim? You get it. Grapefruit margarita was pretty good. Definitely great for hanging out and trying something new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic twist
    CPB25VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great fusion of Mexican and Korean food. Fish taco and the Bugolgi were my favorite!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food, Disaster for Groups
    LeAnn
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The food, ambiance & service are amazing. Parking is easy as well. I will be back.....but with fewer people. I took a group of 16 people for Trivia Night. I was told when I called to confirm reservations that for groups over 6 - there are no separate checks. I asked if multiple cards were an issue & told no. The check was separated by seat, which made it significantly easier - but when gathering cards, the server told me that she was only able to run cards FOR THE SAME AMOUNT! I'm sorry - what? Luckily - I happened to have the Square app. So I was able to swipe credit cards ON MY PHONE for different amounts and pay Takorea with 1 card. This is rather sad and EXTREMELY inconvenient.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    LongVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We were so excited to visit this restaurant! The atmosphere looked great...it is open all afternoon...the menu looks GREAT! Sadly, the actual food was not very good. The ambitious menu items were not prepared correctly. This restaurant needs a real chef to succeed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    joopnightVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The tacos were amazing (especially the portabello one, and I don't even like mushrooms!). The have pretty good drink specials. We had margaritas and they were excellent. The dessert looked better than it tasted, but it definitely hit our sweet tooth. But again, the tacos! Wow! We'll be back...with a bunch of our friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colorful Surprise
    hungrygirlVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I was picking out the restaurant for its unique menu that seemed to be full of interesting choices, especially for my date who's a Vegetarian. And I was not disappointed! The restaurant's ambience is refreshingly original - much light, many colors, and creatively designed furniture. The food was great, the service prompt (very important for people who - like we did - have concert tickets for afterwards and therefore no time to waste), and the prices reasonable. Next time I'll try out the restaurant's bar section in the basement - maybe for my next birthday party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALL of the food was cooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    ALL of the food was cooked in SOYBEAN OIL and I'm allergic to SOY so the only thing I could eat was steamed rice. Please change to an oil that is NOT a common allergen!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we weren't sure about how
    JGulleyVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    we weren't sure about how we would like the food, but every one of us loved the food, service, drinks, etc. I would highly recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, great food, good prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Great for casual get togethers. Interesting drink and food menu. If you go with a group on a Thursday night, be sure to make a reservation as a lot of people come for Trivia.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Fun
    Caroline
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Food was incredible. I had an original bop, it was fantastic! I wushu could have taken home the leftovers, but we were at a hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to catch dinner
    Ipine2dine
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great place to catch dinner before a show at The Fox. The food is awesome and unique. I had the Korean beef quesadilla and was pleasantly surprised at good it was. The drinks on the specialty list were definately well worth the price. The service was good. There were other reviews complaining about slow service but we did not experience that. The staff hung out in the back mainly but our waitress did check on us frequently. I'd definately come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at reasonable price.
    Nelson
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Combination of Mexican and Korean menu. Enjoyed the food and service. Also you are able to hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, Not Great
    ATLAlly
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Firstly, let me say I love the food here. They have a "fast food" version of Takorea called Hankook Takorea that we take out from all the time. We decided for Valentines day to go to Takorea to get the "real thing". The food is exactly the same. I was allergic to my margarita which has never happened to me before. I loved the deck and thought it would be great to return when the weather was better but our server was a little slow and never checked in on us, he only came when it was time to bring us things or take the next order. I love the food but would rather visit their other restaurant for the same food at a better value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice fusion of Korean and Mexican
    BillVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I loved this place. Brings street food to a vibrant sit - down environment. I tried the burrito with spicy chicken and kimchee fried rice. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Try the calamari taco!
    KH408
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Amazing food and atmosphere....we never felt rushed....try the calamari taco! YUM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food is tasty and reasonably priced, however the service was terrible. Had to flag down a manager to get our check and also to pay our check.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fusion spot
    ZWag
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I admit - I was skeptical of Mexican-Korean fusion as an avid fan of both types of cuisine, but Takorea works and it works really well! The wife and I enjoyed the Gogi nachos, a handful of takos, and a bowl of bibim bap. It was all well-spiced, close enough to authentic on all sides to be more than fusion just in name, and unique enough to be in a class all its own! We will definitely be back and are adding this to our recommended spots in Midtown. Our server was amazing but she was a little hard to find at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group of 8 before the theater
    occasionalFoodie
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Nice that it is within easy walking distance of Fox Theater. Too bad that they are a bit slow on a busy Friday night for a group of 8. The food was delicious but we almost missed the opening since our food took so long. There also seemed to be a question about which server was suppose to be working with us so we didn't get our order in until late. Part of the problem is that our party arrived in piece meal and they won't seat you until everyone is there. I have never understood this requirement by any restaurant. Why not start the drinks? I would recommend getting the build your own bop but ask for the sauce on the side and then add what you want. It was delicious but too spicy and the other flavors were overwhelmed by the sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot stuff!
    MLEismeVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Love this restaurant. Great fusion of Korean and Mexican. Fun menu. Tasty choices - but not for the faint of heart - spicy!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service
    ATLfoodie
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Went on a Saturday night at 6:30 before the crowd . Got seated and waited for 15 minutes and finally gave up waiting and flagged a server to ask about getting some water and service. He had no idea who was our server but he brought our water. Waited another 15 minutes and flagged the server that brought our water and told him that no one has taken our order. He ended up being our server for the night because no one was assigned to our table. Wish the hostess hadn't seated us there. The fries, bimibop, and burrito was good. However, the enchiladas was okay. Would I come back here again? Eh, not for the service that we got . I'd much rather drive to Buford hwy to get some real korean food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service! It's
    JustinVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Great food and service! It's really cool that it's located in a house. We both had the white sangria and it was really good. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Look forward to visiting TaKorea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Look forward to visiting TaKorea again. Great atmosphere, food, and value. Loved the various selections, all were tasty!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall pretty good.
    Eatzalot
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    This was my choice for my monthly supper club dinner with friends. The menu was appealing. All of the apps were very good, especially the sesame fries, sticky chicky & queso. We all had Takos as entrees & everyone seemed to be please. My pork belly tako was amazing. I loved the pickles. I also had the jalapeno infused Takorita. The first sip was BAM, in your face, throat, stomach HOT, but I found myself ordering another. I like spicy & spicy it was. Desserts were both disappointing - don't waste the calories. Service started extremely slowly, but after we got drinks & ordered apps it improved dramatically. The website says they have valet parking. If they do it's nowhere near the restaurant. There is a $4 lot just south of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.