ARI Korean Steakhouse

4.6
57 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean
Welcome to Ari Korean Steakhouse, 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, which are raised on American Soil, using traditional Japanese feeding methods and are 100% free of added antibiotics and hormones. All of our pork is also strictly Berkshire pork, which is the equivalence of American Kobe beef to pork. Berkshire pork is prized for their flavor, tenderness, and beautiful marbling. Come visit us today for an amazing Korean barbecue experience!

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come join us for Mother's Day! A unique menu for the whole family will be available, including our American Wagyu, Korean appetizers, and famous dessert form The Cakeshop.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service very poor, food very little and not worth the money...had to keep asking for the side dishes and even upon calling for the manager to complain the person that came didn’t even look as a manager and didn’t really do or help in any way....overpriced with poor service = never going back!

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R
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love coming to ARI! The food is delicious and the service is incredible. I have been a few times and it gets better every time!

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K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Top quality food.
Great servers. Very helpful and engaging.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner and cocktails. Fantastic service. Will be back!

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ask for Galaxy. She knows how to cook it and how to serve it. A great education on Korean food. Entertaining and delicious. We'll be back.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aniversary

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Interesting experience. Clean restaurant with creative twist as food is cooked at your table by staff or you can cook yourself. Had beef sampler of 4 different beef cuts. Bulgogi and Ribeye were very good. Found prices very expensive. Quality didn’t compare to upscale steak Houses like Chops/Bones/NY Prime etc....
Staff was disorganized....a lot of running around with forgotten orders. Trouble getting waters and napkins. Need better training for waiters.

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AH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If possible have Josh as your server. He was amazing: Knowledgeable, great sense of humor and helpful.

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MG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered wagyu beef and short rib for bbq at the table. Both of them were excellent and the waiter/host was very helpful in grilling the beef and other vegetables. We really had a fantastic evening and dinner at ARI.

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thanks Madurai for the awesome review! The Ari staff is so glad your party enjoyed the whole experience. We make sure our guests receive both quality food and service. We hope to see you again in the near future!

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Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the dining experience immensely. Will be going back soon. Our server was outstanding.

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you soon!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING !!!

The quality of the meat is the best I’ve ever had. 2nd time here and it was just as good as the first. Already dreaming of my next visit!

*Kobe steak tartare was really good!!!
*Snow marbled ribeye was so expensive but after your first bite, you’ll see why. Also got the snow marbled short rib (marinated is better).
*Pork belly was good too

Service was 💯

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thank you for such a great review! We are always looking for ways to improve our customers' experience so we hope to outshine this review the next time you visit!

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j
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here. We weren't sure how to order. Our waiter helped us decide what we wanted and explained all the side dishes to us. The place is nice, clean, and food was excellent. Drinks were good. We will definitely be back!

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thank you Jaime for the great review! We're so glad you decided to dine with us and enjoyed your experience. We always aspire to show our guests an amazing time so we hope to see you again with even better service and food!

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CS
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

It was meh... Food is ok, but if you are not originally from Korea, one needs some help with the menu, and the waiter seemed like he just got there a couple of hours before us. He did not offer any suggestions, just brought out what we ordered. Not really an atmosphere, the place looks clean but not much else to be said. Rather empty, even though it was Saturday night.

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thank you for the feedback! We are so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. We always aim to deliver a great experience. We are gutted when we miss the mark! We will use the feedback to make us better and ensure this doesn't happen again. We would appreciate another chance to earn your business!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was very nice and clean. The environment was very relaxed and welcoming. The food was amazing and the staff was great. Most definitely coming back!!

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thank you for the five stars! We work hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so I am happy to see that reflected on your last visit! We hope to see you again in the near future!

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FS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James was a great server. He was very knowledgeable with the foods and beverages. I will definitely return soon

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thanks Frank! We hope to see you again in the near future!

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K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the aesthetic of this restaurant. It was very quiet but despite that everyone had a smile on their face. Food was well worth the price. Try the bakery while you're there!

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thank you Kelly! We are so grateful for your kind words. Make sure to check out our new cake and macaron selections at the bakery the next time you're here!

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c
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Great service, professional staff. Decor is open, not necessarily warm. Big complaint was the music--modern jazz that was very loud. Hard to talk over a be-bop sax solo...
The meat is high quality and servings are abundant. Menu prices, including wine, are quite reasonable.

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review Craig! Thanks for bringing the noise levels to our attention. We will use this feedback to make us better. We hope to see you again with a higher quality experience!

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M
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time at ARI! It was our first trip there, and we did not know what to expect. Every person on the staff was so nice, and we really loved our waiter. They walked us through the experience, and the food was delicious. We love Korean BBQ style restaurants, and this is the place to go if you’re looking a really elegant, high quality version of that experience.

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thanks Maddie for the five stars! We're glad you stopped by! We make sure our guests are accommodated with a selection of our best quality meats and even better service so we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Joey was our server and he was an fantastic. He was attentive, patient, and took great care of every detail.

We ordered a variety of dishes - every single item was delicious! We’ve eaten korean bbq at a lot of places and thoroughly enjoyed the food. However, at Ari the food was on steroids with every dish releasing richer flavors - from the sauces and salt to the side dishes and meats. It’s definitely more expensive than other korean restaurants but we really enjoyed it and will be back when we’re able to splurge again.

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D
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful except the cuts of meat were extremely fatty. All of us had stomach aches afterwards since we are used to leaner meats. Everything else was fabulous. Excellent service, all the sides and sauces were delicious.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ryan was great and focused. Food was amazing and really enjoyed everything about the experience. 2 thumbs up. More people need to know about this place. We’ll be back when we visit ATL again. Thank yoi

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on January 19, 2019

Thank you for the great review and we're very happy you had such a pleasant experience with us. We hope to see you the next time you visit ATL!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Korean Bbq in the city. Super upscale design, should be considered one of the best restaurants in the city.

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on January 19, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. We always work to improve any and all customer experiences so we hope to see you again with even better service and food!

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HF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal Food!
Excellent Service!
Great Atmosphere !

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MB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner on Christmas Eve. Our server Sean was attentive, friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic. We took advantage of one the wine specials that evening. Great place for a special occasion!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

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LB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

They took our Res. for 9 but when we arrived, after a wait, we were given 2 separate tables next too each other cuz they had given the only table big enough to another party. Were seated in group table room (no other good option for us)-VERY noisy so impossible to talk to other table. Waiter extremely soft-spoken and never raised level. Waiter tried to push $56/per person menu-saying the $35/pp and $45/pp all you can eat menu would take longer to serve because he would have to go a long way back and forth to the kitchen when bringing courses. Basically-if you sit in large party room, they expect you to order from $56/pp menu. He had to cook the food at both tables by himself-no added waiter. We chose $35/pp menu-dinner was not too slow & food was tasty, but nothing special-certainly not for the price. Drinks and Bartender were the highlight. Beautiful, special cocktails! BUT only 1 bartender (who is an artist) for whole restaurant. Drinks very slow and restaurant only 1/3 full. Paying took almost an hour cuz they had no idea who had what drinks and one of our party had to help them enter order in computer to separate check into thirds. Had to ask repeatedly for Mgr who was apologetic, but did nothing for us despite their screw up on res. It tasted good and we enjoyed talking to those we could hear-so we didn't complain as much as we should have (drinks helped to mellow us out!). But what a frustrating MESS! The food and experience simply did not warrant $35/pp meal price, let alone the $45/pp price I ended up paying to try 1 selection of Short Ribs from the $45/pp menu. I would go back to the bar-but too many other places in Atlanta to eat-and lack of consideration for our inconvenience left bad taste in my mouth! Simply not good enough to warrant a second try. To add insult to injury-they added a 22% tip to our post-tax bill!! Totally unacceptable. 15% is norm, 18% large parties & 20% for outstanding service. Beware!

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BL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Much better than Breakers. Better value.

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on November 21, 2018

Thanks Brian! We are proud to be called your new fave korean bbq spot! Show us this review and enjoy a macaron on the house!

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P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at Ari Steakhouse. My party of 6 people really enjoyed everything. One of us had a gluten intolerance and they were very accommodating and careful. Food was very tasty and the service is great. Highly recommend it!

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w
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing meal and a great atmosphere. We loved just about everything about it!

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on November 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad that you had a pleasurable experience and are looking forward to your next visit

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T
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ari is a Korean Barbecue restaurant where the food is cooked on a grill in the table in front of you. The server brings traditional Korean sides (a delicious salad of greens, scallions and onions; peanuts cooked in soy sauce, 2 types of kimchi, pickled veggies) and sauces . Your choice of meat(s) is then presented and cooked at your table. We chose the chef's feast. It was all red meat, but they were out of tenderloin and made a substitution. The meat is pretty plain. The ribeye had a wine flavored salt, but other than that the cuts were unseasoned. It was fun, but it was WAY TOO MUCH FOOD FOR 2 people. You don't order a la carte, the whole table makes one selection of meats and you get the appropriate number of portions to share. I'm used to cooking myself at Korean BBQ, so having the server do it was unusual - not unwelcome, since it was my first visit to Ari, but unusual. The food was good and seemed authentic. The cocktail menu was inventive. I would probably go back with a larger group. If you go, forgo an appetizer. The main course and sides are plenty. The meal also included a dessert from the bakery. We were served tiramisu that was good, not great.

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on November 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a response. We hope to see you again!

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EJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Chicken took long to cook for 5 people. Spent a lot of time waiting to eat.

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on November 9, 2018

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to better your next visit with us.

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ME
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience for first time Korean Barbecue diners. Very pricey compared to other local Korean Barbecue restaurants in Duluth. They may not be as fancy but food quality is as good or better than Ari. Lovely space and desserts are amazing.

ARI Korean Steakhouse
Responded on November 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience here.

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DB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, really interesting bakery.

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WI
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food! We will be returning soon!!

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A
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, interesting variety, really friendly staff!! We’ll definitely go back.

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F
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Korean bbq in town. Restaurant is clean and high end. Staff is very nice and polite. Overall enjoyable experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was my first time trying korean bbq and i was definitely not disappointed. my friend and i had an excellent time trying the variety of food available, and the all you can eat is truly a steal considering what you get for it. if you decide to go, make sure you ask for noah, because he made everything simple and exciting for us first-timers.

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AF
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was a fun experience, first time at a Korean bbq restaurant. Service was great, especially the hostess/waitress, Eunice (spelling?). She went over and beyond to ensure we had a great night. We had the all you can eat selection- which we probably won’t get again- only because we are not used to eating huge portions in one setting. Overall, fun night, great food! Brisket was the best!

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S
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good as was the service, nicely prepared at our table by a friendly waiter. We did the butcher's feast as we had 4 people. Not sure it was worth the price in terms of the amount of food that you get, but it is a fun experience.

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j
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. We have tried other Korean BBQ places and this one did not disappoint either. Ari is a good one for upscale nights. Great selection, service, and cuts of meat as well as the overall presentation. Definitely will come back. Our favorite so far!

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