ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop

4.5
213 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean
Welcome to Ari Korean BBQ, rated one of Zagat's Hottest Restaurants in Atlanta in 2017, as well as one of AJC's top Metro Atlanta Restaurants of 2018. Ari serves Korean Barbecue as well as traditional Korean dishes in a beautiful, modern atmosphere. We proudly serve high quality meats and locally-sourced ingredients. Our beef is strictly premium American Kobe/ Wagyu Beef raised on American Soil, using traditional Japanese feeding methods that are 100% free of added antibiotics and hormones. All of our pork is also Berkshire pork, which is pork equivalent of American Kobe Beef. Berkshire pork is prized for its flavor, tenderness, and beautiful marbling. Come visit us today for an amazing Korean barbecue experience!

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Tue - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience!

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ChristinaF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was a New Year’s Eve night out with my family. Unfortunately it was not very kid friendly in terms of food offered. I wish it was explained ahead of time what would be provided in the bento box and as sides with the JeJu Feast we ordered. My kids didn’t touch any of it. I ordered ramen as a side for my 8 year old son and you would think that it would be explained that it was spicy, but I had to ask for another plain one to be made. Not a place for kids in my opinion.

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jewels
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service poor. The waitress actually forgot to come back to table to complete the cooking. She also forgot to bring us the soups and when confronted after bringing the check she said we could take it to go. I do not pay a bill for almost $200.00 to take Miso Soup home. She should have compensated for the lousy service and missed meal on the check. There were 3 of us and by the time the 3rd meal, shrimps were prepared (2) of us were done and ready to leave. The food was not worth the prices. This was my first time there and will be my last, nor will I recommend the restaurant to anyone. Not worth the money at all.

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vipLisat
Atlanta
93 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday feast wagyu was delicious. Service with Andy was fantastic. Adorable snowmen macarons!

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NeilR
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Korean bbq. The people there are so nice. The meats are the best quality. The side dishes are e CC excellent also. They have a separate area that sells delicious cakes and macaroons etc. we are always happy to eat here. This was our choice for our family Christmas meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Nice place

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CarissaC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and well prepared. Service was great and the restaurant was very quiet. We sat in the beautiful room that is usually for big parties.
Was the first time are Korean BBQ for 4/5 of us and we all loved it!
It is expensive, 50.00 or so per person but we all left happy and very full!

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FlowerMelon
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's more expensive than other Korean bbq restaurants, but the selection and variety is much more

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AllanH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. A little pricey. Nice for special occasion

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vipKsid
Charlotte
55 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had a business meal and there were 3 of us. We went with went with
b . s e oul feast
등심 r ibeye
대하 h erber king prawn
양념갈비 galbi steak
마늘삼겹살 garlic porkbelly
& korean hot pot ramen
or fried rice
$39 Per person

The ribeye desperately need seasoning! the sauces did not raise the taste. The salt did help though.

The salads and all of the first were good, the egg was outstanding. The other proteins were ok, the pork belly was not all not all that good. The galbi steak was real good. The prawn truly needed seasoning.

The korean hot pot ramen or fried rice never came nor was it offered which upon reflection, was very disappointing.

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vipValeria
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. I would highly recommend!

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DanJ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We love bbq and have tried many different restaurants. The side dishes are one of our favorite reasons for enjoying this cuisine and Ari’s dishes are not very good. We love other places where they bring you dish after dish and keep refilling the kimchi and vegetables. At Ari they just bring you out a bento box tray with a small portion of salad and some dishes, but not of the quality of other bbq restaurants in the area. The actual bbq meats were only ok and not of good quality. For two of us the total was $135 and it was very small portions of second grade ingredients. Skip them and go down the road.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is great!

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vipEBEB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was ok at best. Just wasn’t impressed with the food and flavorings. Service was ok, drinks were good, food was just ok. Won’t be returning..

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JenniferL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fun experience with the food cooked at your table. Service was great. Food delicious!

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vipAndrewD
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They use Waygu and Argentine beef. The quality is really one of the best in Atlanta.

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NathanL
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a different Korean BBQ and thought this one looked interesting. It did not disappoint. The food was great and the Cake Shop was amazing!

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vipUTslpGrad
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had 2 servers. One was a bit dismissive and abrupt. The other was very gracious & patient. The food was typical Korean BBQ fare. Nothing much out of the ordinary. I did love their kimchi. But the drinks! The pomegranate Sangria & yuzu Grapefruit cocktail was out of this world! And the hazelnut chocolate cake was absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly flavorful food, well prepared at the table. Really enjoyed the array of food and flavors all included in the Seoul Feast!

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vipMelanieB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. We celebrated my 16 year-old son’s birthday and they were great.

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RajW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Our service person took great care of us. He cooked the meats and vegetables for us and kept our drinks full. The tables are big and comfortable and we were the perfect distance from the Korean grill. One note… the food is spicy.

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vipSparky0315
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both great! We had NY Strip and chicken cooked right in front of us with lots of Korean banchan (side dishes), small fried rice, and fried dumplings. We had a nice time eating and chatting; we will go back when we crave Korean BBQ.

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FZROB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you don't mind the prices, the food and experience maybe worthwhile depending on your appetite. I would suggest a better mix of different combinations on their menu bundle (but that's just me). As it currently stands, you'll have to pay a king's ransom to get exactly what you want That could be unfriendly if you aspire to be a repeat customer.

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Alondrap24
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ari! Good food, good
Vibes and good desserts!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This has become our favorite Korean bbq restaurant. It’s pricey so we can’t come here as often as we’d like.

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vipAliciaR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is place is amazing!!! The service was outstanding, the food was delicious, and the drinks were awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my sister’s birthday here. Very nice ambiance and we absolutely loved the decor. The food was GREAT! We ordered one of the feast meals and it was delicious, especially the steak. Loved all the sauces as well. Will definitely come back.

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Shannendoah
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ellie was wonderful. She helped us make this a very special birthday dinner. Her hospitality and warmth was great and she helped us understand the choices and steered us to the tastiest options. The ricotta pistachio cake was heavenly.
We’re definitely coming back!

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JAWS3
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best authentic Korean food that I have tasted in ages. We also really were pleased by the service.

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Alondrap24
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ari is such a vibe! It’s quiet and so nicely decorated! It is Spacious and the waiters are great! Definitely recommend!

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Perfection
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and unique experience! We will be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service was higher quality in previous visits. Waiter barely spoke English making ordering difficult. Cocktails were not good. Had to send back and order beer instead.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We made a reservation via Opentable and arrived to the restaurant within the reservation window. We were seated very timely and everything seemed fine. Our server was the real issue. She was very rude and would leave in the middle of taking our order. After asking for water 4 times, which should’ve been provided after initially being seated. Two Caucasian males were seated 15 minutes after we had already been there and received immediate service and attention, while we still waited for water and silver ware after asking 4 times. Needless to say the service was terrible and weirdly bias and we left before ordering which we were still waiting to do after being their 30min. It all made for a terrible evening. I am sure the food is good maybe, I dunno but the service was definitely low quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good Energy And Very Attentive Staff

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viptryingnewthings
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max was amazing as well as the rest of the service staff. Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience, very good meats and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fun! Food is cooked in the middle of your private booth. Tried the dinner feast - Kimchi pancake and short ribs are delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMy2Cents
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service!

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Chloe
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came for an early Father’s Day lunch and had a great time! Great customer service!

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You can order delivery directly from ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop using the Order Online button. ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 802-8800.

ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop is rated 4.5 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.