ARI Korean Steakhouse

4.7
31 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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Korean, Barbecue, Contemporary Korean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(770) 802-8800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
If you prefer a more private seating or closed party room, an exclusive ARI Private Dining Room can be arranged with a preset menu. Please email us at info@aristeakhouse.com for your special day!
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Happy Hour at the Bar from Thursday-Sunday

Grab a drink and snack at the bar from 5-7 pm on Thursdays-Sundays for sweet drink specials!
Draft Beer -- $3
All wines (by the glass) -- 50% off

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 21, 2018

Ends: December 22, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be offering a special Christmas Eve menu, for both couples and families as well as some wine specials! Reserve your table today!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We will be offering a special Christmas menu for both couples and families, as well as a couple wine specials as well so hurry and book your spot today!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 31 People Are Saying
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BL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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!

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T
Atlanta
41 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.

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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.

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ME
Atlanta
17 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.

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DB
Atlanta
3 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
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RP
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
28 reviews
Dined on July 28, 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
20 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
31 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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AB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not your usual Korean BBQ. For one, they have Wagyu beef imported from Japan and a top end ribeye, all beautifully marbled on the upper menu for melt in your mouth goodness.

The side dishes are fresh, varied and exciting. The staff are attentive and very knowledgeable.

There are affordable options such as the all you can eat menu but if You want to go all out the sky is the limit.

The cake shop provides another layer for after dinner so be sure to give it a visit.

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AR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. They gave a free delicious cake to help celebrate my birthday!!!!

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UK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our second time there and we loved it. It's a shame it isn't more busy, they deserve to be. The place is huge and with just a few diners it lacked a little atmosphere, although there is music which helps. The food and service are excellent, will definitely return. All you can eat certainly filled us up!

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C
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant with excellent food! The quality if meat is much higher than other Korea BBQ restaurants and well worth it. The cocktails are unique and pair well with the meal. The service is attentive and informative. A must try!

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NP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Service and wait times were horrible! The restaurant was not even half full, but the server kept telling us he was too busy to get us simple things (i.e. forks, drinks, etc.). Also, the chef was not accomodating at all for our kids - we asked that they do a fried rice without kimchi, and they acted like it was impossible! Not what you’d expect from what they tout to be a high-end restaurant.

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A
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New experience. Kids enjoyed trying new taste. Server took time to talk through different taste and made recommendations since we arrived early in the evening.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at a Korean steakhouse. Our server (Noah?) explained everything to us and cooked our food. He was attentive without hovering. The meat was good - might want to step up to Prime next time. But he “all you can eat” was the very best way to explore the options. Had a very fun time and will return.

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s
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first Korean restaurant and it probably spoiled me for others. It was delicious, the service was excellent and most importantly fresh. We will be going back.

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SB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were awesome! Took my teenagers and they really enjoyed the cultural experience.

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GA
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great fresh food - steak and all meats were top quality!

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DL
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff is awesome. They help you every step of the way with deciding what to get. This is especially helpful for those people that have not been to Korean BBQ before. If you are going for the all you can eat meals they warn you that the better cuts of meat are not on the all you can eat menu. But if you order the better cuts of meat they are of amazing quality.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

After doing research on a few Korean BBQ places we decided to give Ari a chance. It was fantastic! Our server Michael was awesome and on point. Meat quality was great all the sides awesome. Only thing that wasn’t so spot on was bartender, didn’t seem to know what she was doing! It’s a bit more pricey than some places but worth it! 4 of us did all you can eat for $160! Which to me wasn’t bad! Will be returning!

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VS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The place is fine for Atlanta I suppose. The food is OK, but my comparison comes from living in NYC and eating in Korea Town in Queens and Manhattan. Comparatively, it wont survive in New York, but for Atlanta it does the job. For suburban Atlanta its likely the most flavor you will ever get ...!

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BW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had an enjoyable time. The food and service were above Good! My only thought is that the all you can eat price was a bit pricey from my point of view when compared to competitors. However, I have not eaten at those less expensive locations so maybe you get what you pay for. Enjoy!

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AR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! Food is delicious & quality of the meat is outstanding... so good that it melts in your mouth!!! Interior is equivalent to that of 5-Star restaurant and you’ll be applauded for taking your friends here(:

Personally I’ve taken at least 3 different friends (all separately) and they absolutely enjoyed and appreciated their dining experience. They were actually “Wow”ed.

I even had a casual business luncheon with executives and consultant, and it was a huge success.

I would have my next birthday party here if I do have one...
The party room is big and spacious that it can hold a lot of people.

It’s affordable and definitely get value for your money where returning visits are inevitable!!

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j
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lots and lots of food! We ordered the "All you can eat" and we ate even more. Michael was a super waiter and chef. Everything was tasty and plentiful.
Expect to spend a long time here because you will need time to digest while getting ready for the next course.

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KI
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!! ARI Korean Steakhouse is definitely a place to visit. I heard so many complements from friends and saw its Zagat review as hottest restaurant in ATL. I wanted to visit and finally made myself there when I saw it was now on OpenTable. The food was on point and the service was definitely the best out of all the Korean restaurants I have visited in the area and I probably have been to every Korean restaurants in GA. I heard it was more expensive than other Duluth Korean barbecue but the quality of the food, service and decor is just so impressive that you will not regret. It was not even that expensive. Our bill was similar to the places like Breakers, 9292, or 678, but the quality of meat was so much better.

It is incomparable to the other Korean barbecue restaurants. Their duct system allows no smell afterwards and it is not as loud as the other restaurants. Not just the meat, but the side dishes are the best I tried in Atlanta area. We tried the couple menu (it had WAGYU!) but I am definitely going back to try their Premium combo next time with more friends. I saw another table ordering it and it looked so delicious and beautiful. There is $18.99 All you can eat option for weekday lunch so it is even cheaper and more options than the other Korean AYCE. I will bring my coworkers to try lunch menu next time and it is definitely suitable for business meetings. There is also a beautiful room for private events so if you are planning for special day, check it out!

I never leave a review but this place was so impressive that I had to! There is a beautiful cafe/cakeshop inside Their coffee was actually really good and it uses intelligentsia beans which is rare to find in this area. The restaurant is new so it was pretty slow in the beginning but after 7, it was full so make a reservation for the weekends for sure!

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