ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop

4.4
165 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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Daily 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Service was trash. No other words needed, just trash

DK
DKSyd
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Great Mother’s Day dinner.

DS
DoriaS
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little more expensive then some other Korean restaurants we have gone too. Dark not much light. Picture if inside the restaurant different from what it looks like!

AJ
AntoineJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I would appreciate that the restaurant told me on Mother's Day the menu was price fixed. I had children 12 and under that could not eat anything because the menu was for adults and they would not change the menu choice for children. It's ironic they were celebrating Mother's day but no children's options that day. Clearly they wanted to make money and turn over the tables tables as quick as possible. The first and last time we go there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We've been wanting to try their ayce menu for awhile so decided to take my mom there for mother's day. Unfortunately they only offer special menu for mother's day without an option for their regular menu for ayce. This was rather disappointing as it was quite expensive for the special menu especially we got 2 children. Meat was fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

$48 person for Mother’s Day set menu for both adults and children was NOT fair. Too much meat and three adults and a child of 7 years old could not finish. Server was inexperienced and too busy in between all tables he had to tend to. Restaurant management did not seem to be have been well prepared.

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LLWatty
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We had never been to a Korean BBQ restaurant and wanted to give it a try. We were so impressed with the server’s ability to multitask. The experience was fun. The food was amazing, portions were good. I would certainly return.

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Justin
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and date night experience. Food was superb and the service was great. It's pricey but I thought the quality and quantity were fair for what you paid.

If I had to complain it would be availability issues on the menu. Particularly wagyu not being available despite being somewhat of a featured item.

Overall, I'd recommend to anyone.

NK
vipNKV1
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rachel did an excellent job as our server. She was very attentive and personable.

MF
vipMarkF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We’ve always enjoyed Ari so brought some friends with us who have never had Korean BBQ. Unfortunately, our server did not understand English very well and was not attentive to our table. We waited forever for drink refills, she never asked if we wanted additional kimchi, etc.

My wife asked if they had cognac and she said no so I went to the bar and ashes. They have four kinds. I guess she didn’t know what my wife asked.

Finally, she brought us a check, but that was before asking if we wanted dessert. We ended up going to the dessert bar and ordering it ourselves. Nonetheless, it was a very trying experience and turned what could have been a nice evening into one that wasn’t so great.

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Karen
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Terrible service - we were told an hour before our reservation that we could not order from the entree menu or the all you can eat option (our entire reason for going) - and no reason was given for why we couldn’t. Our waiter told me that it was my job to let the rest of my party know that they could not order what they wanted - which I didn’t appreciate. I would have appreciated a warning when making the reservation that we would not be getting the full experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant. It was our first Korean BBQ experience and it was wonderful. The staff was so kind and helpful. Perfect for any group! We will definitely be coming back with friends and family!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was very good. The only thing is that we had all you can eat and the food that had to be done at the kitchen took a while. We were full by the time it came over and we were not allowed to take it to go so it went to waste. Other than that the food we had was very delicious and the electric lemonade drinks were very refreshing. Nice ambiance too.

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MelissaG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time and the food was so tasty and cooked to perfection. The service was stellar. A favorite whenever we visit ATL!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The owner of the restaurant refused to make a French 75. The macaroons were extremely old and hard as rock. Luckily our server was good and he took it off the tab. I would definitely not return. The meat quality was good but while they cooked the food it flew off the stove and landed on the table multiple times and they continued to throw it back to cook.

JO
JasonO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and incredible, authentic Korean BBQ.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highly recommended! The food was great and the service was outstanding! First time ever at this restaurant and we are definitely going to be back soon. Such a pleasant experience. Would highly recommend the all you can eat Korean barbecue!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, we did the Prime Ayce,
High quality
Our server was so efficient.

Will be back!

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vipVictorN
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice people good service

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vipGjOmoba
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was really good. All booths around us were filled, so I assume there was no plan for social distancing. However, the servers wore masks.
The desert was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful anniversary meal with Rory as our server. She was knowledgeable and fun and really made our experience great! We will be back soon.

PJ
vipPuppaJeju
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Service. We really enjoyed the experience and will definitely return

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and delicious food. Great staff

TB
TommyB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Food was bland. Service was great though. I reserved a table for 8 and they sat us at 2 tables. If I had been notified in advance that they could not accommodate a party of eight together I would have gone elsewhere. I realize it was all you can eat but the food was barely seasoned.

MF
vipMarkF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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vipDave83
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time, great experience and food! Especially like cooking the protein/seafood in the middle of the table. Allows for your perfect, desired temperature.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I was cooking my food, but then I let the server cook it and well she cooked it and it was raw. Made me and my fiancé sick the next day. She had to call out of work. I would recommend that if the server cooks it, she should cook it properly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not a fan - service was not great and food was okay. Not well explained even if you’ve had k bbq before

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kurtism
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We went to the restaurant to celebrate valentines. When we arrived we were sat at our table and waited for over 15 minuets for a waiter. The waiters were running around the restaurant literally sprinting to tables. Our waiter came by to take our order and then returned over 15 minuets later with our wine. We placed our order knowing it looked like it was going to be a while the waiter did apologize and told us he was busy. The sides and the food came out 20 minuets apart from each other and if you are familiar with Korean BBQ. they are meant to go together. The most disturbing incident was the waiter placed extra food on our table and walked away. The waiter immediately came back and asked had I touched the plate of brussels. When I said no he took them off of the table and told us they were meant for another table. The waiter took them down two tables and dropped them for the other couple to eat. This was completely unsanitary and left us feeling rather uncomfortable even continuing to eat. We were less than pleased. I have never written a review before however this deemed necessary. Needless to say we will not be returning .

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Nena
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were ignored the whole time at our table. They never came over to ask if we would like any drinks, or to advised us someone will be right over to assist. They was the absolute horrible customer service I had ever encountered!!!! Horrible service!! We left, and no one even noticed! Unacceptable!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Waited forever for drinks. 45 min and felt it was overpriced. Was good food though.

DJ
DoubleJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I was really excited about trying this place out. It turned out to be a disaster for our Valentines Day date. I won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Max, our waiter was very attentive. On a few occasions the owners would abruptly take over and say little to nothing. Food was good and restaurant was very clean and inviting.

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vipGrillmaster
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Whenever we are craving Korean BBQ Ari always our top 2 choices. Their restaurant was already configured COVID-friendly before the pandemic, in my opinion of course.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscale KBBQ, don’t forget to save room for dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our food was fresh and absolutely delicious. Staff was so friendly and attentive. For those looking for Covid friendly dining, just know that you aren’t spaced from other diners once the restaurant gets busy.

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Yasmine
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and would highly recommend! Food and service were amazing. Great ambiance and good value !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Table service was excellent.

KT
KevinT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good and overall ambiance , food was amazing and the staff where so attentive. I will go back when I can.

VK
VylundaK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Over all it was a great date night. Price was reasonable for a date night. I love the dessert and cafe inside the spot. We got to buy bottle of soju togo and that was definitely a plus.

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 165 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.