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JOA Korean BBQ, Dallas, TX

JOA Korean BBQ

4.8
4.8
39 Reviews
$31 to $50
Korean
JOA Korean BBQ is prepared by Michelin-recognized Chefs Ben and Minji from Korea. High quality ingredients with a reasonable price. Impeccable service from our gracious staff meets an stunning ambiance create an exceptional dining experience for all guests.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (972) 241-3900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mid Cities

    Best Overall

  • Mid Cities

    Best Food

  • Mid Cities

    Best Ambiance

  • Mid Cities

    Good for groups

  • Mid Cities

    Healthy

  • Mid Cities

    Great for fine wines

  • Mid Cities

    Lively

39 Reviews
  1. Concentus

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service! Definitely recommend for locals or people in the area on a trip.

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  2. Brian

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has a great atmosphere! It's easy to lose track of time and think it's dark outside, when it isn't. Nice decor and overall vibe. Great for pics and special occasions. Service was friendly and helpful. Food was good. No major complaints. We ordered the beef tebokki and the Mountain bulgogi hot pot. Beef was tender and good quality. Loved finding hidden rice cakes in the broth and broth was flavorful. Overall, it was a pretty good experience. Not the easiest on the pocketbook though. Was it worth it?.... maybe... I'll leave it at that. Im torn between saying you get what you pay for and it was slightly overpriced. But I've been to many K-BBQ places (mostly buffet style) and the quality of meat here for sure beats the other places. Although you also trade off the amount of sides you can eat, sauces you can create, etc. It's up to you whether you'd rather have great quality meat or able to get up and load up on various soups and sides without limit, but have lower quality meat and mediocre service. Now the minor gripes which make it 4 vs 5 star: It was slow, so all the wait staff hang out in this one spot which is visible to customers and kind of in the way of getting to the bathroom. This detracted from the experience as this is all we had to stare at. A bunch of employees standing around talking, until they had something to do. Would be better for atmosphere if they could do that away from the main dining room, maybe in the back, out of sight. One cocktail I ordered didn't qualify for the happy hour, but I wasn't informed. The Dallas Gentlemen? Would've been nice to know, I wouldn't have ordered it. Also, my fiance's cocktail wasn't tasty. Meaning, it wasn't sweet and therefore didn't taste good to someone who isn't accostomed to a strong taste of bitter alcohol. At first I thought she was just being picky, as she doesn't drink much, but after tasting it I completely agreed. It did not taste good. I drank it anyway as I didn't want to waste money.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, great service, great food! Highly recommended and I will definitely be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my teenage daughters to this restaurant as a fun new place to try. We had seen it on instagram and it looked like a fun experience. Our waiter, Joseph, was outstanding. He came over and actually seasoned and cooked our food for us!! He explained everything on the menu and gave great recommendations. He was busy but never flustered. He really made the experience top notch!! We’ll definitely go again!! ❤️

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  5. Lily

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had family birthday event here. We tried a lot of the starters and opted for 3 sets of the Taste of Texan, and 3 sets of pork belly for our group of 13. First, the starters, the fried mandu dumplings, it was maybe to bland with chives and pork even with the accompanying sauce, I would not order again. Shrimp pancake was not was I expected for a Korean pancake, it's more shrimp egg omelette than pancake - very tasty would order again. Fried beef ribs is great but the 6 bite size portions were tiny. Must order the beef tukbokki, deep flavorful and though very pricey the oysters (half dozen) were delicious. To accompany our grilled meats, we had the corn cheese, brussel sprouts, and egg fried rice all delicious. Now to the meats, though you have the traditional banchan of 4 sides, it was still lacking as well as the 3 seasoning/sauces with your meats. The meats were definitely steakhouse quality however except for the bulgogi it overall lacked seasoning and that smokey char you find at other traditional Korean bbq places. Everything is grilled over an induction heat grill by your server and they were very attentive. Recommend for their service and food selection.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and service was very good. The only issue was that our server did not speak English well nor understood us. However, she did have another server assist us. The staff overall was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to assist us. Ii would highly recommend this restaurant and I am sure we will return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    👍 nice place I had the short ribs it was good not bad

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food seemed to be a bit overpriced, but an overall great experience

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Friendly staff, great food and drinks

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  10. Amani

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere were amazing during valentines it was super busy and the service suffered a little but all my previous visits were top notch.

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  11. BrandyS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 1st time there. We initially had reservations for 2 and had to bring our kids due to cancelation of our sitter. I called and had no problem changing our reservation to 4 people. The atmosphere was very nice and the owner greeted us when we were there.. I was actually surprised that he remembered my name through the night. He checked on us multiple times and everyone was very pleasant. We will be coming back and referring all our friends to go to this establishment.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was filling the drinks were great the service is great.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and food was excellent! The waitress was very friendly and explained everything

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  14. LawrenceR

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second KBBQ experience with our first being on a cruise ship. The waiter Yazan was patient, helpful, and super pleasant! He helped explain the menu, recommended a popular Soju to try, and made sure to check in with us often! We chose the Taste of JOA and ordered a few sides just to try a lot of food and when I say the Taste of JOA was a large mean all on its own it would be an understatement. Overall the experience, from the food, our server Yazan, and even the music were such a great time!

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  15. LeroyG

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a must try. This place was fantastic. We really enjoy the atmosphere and the food was so delicious. Laylay was such a great host and chef. Will def be back

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food & drinks! Definitely made the experience wonderful and waiter made sure everything went smoothly for my birthday dinner much love 🩵

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  17. IsmaelR

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, food was very delicious, definitely worth it

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  18. JasonR

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, we did not think we would get full but it filled us up.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The price. For a two people is $99. That’s very over price only reason I did it is because I don’t go out much but the price is very high. Most people came and and walk away. Prices are very high

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool spot; very classy. Definitely going for the atmosphere. The food is good.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, very good experience! Only thing to nitpick is that they don’t give out their soybean soup/egg soufflé with the meats anymore. You have to order the combo in order to get them now, apparently. But it wasn’t like that the last time I dined in so it was a little disappointing. Hopefully they bring it back.. sad face.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! I saw this place on IG and decided to check it out for a date night. Service was great! We did the $100 meal which came with four types of red meat and shrimp, rice, soup and condiments. The food was delicious and we were very full by the end! The environment is perfect for a cute little date night. Definitely recommend!

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  23. BarbaraM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and the overall experience was excellent.

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  24. JuanS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, delicious cuisine. Loved being able to cook your own food and lots of options to do and cook as you please. Just let the waiter know you wanna cook instead of him all up in your grill. Hahah just tell him I wanna cook it.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent flavors and taste. These previously Michelin star chefs definitely showcased their culinary talent. We are instant regulars.

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  26. DevinP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me start with the food is absolutely delicious. The tableside chef cooked everything to perfection and the cuts of meat are high quality with good marbling. With that being said I personally had a few cons. 1. portions could be larger for the price. My group of 4 chose the Texan special that feeds 4 for $200. While I didn't leave hungry, I never hit that content feeling. (29m, 170lbs) 2. I expected a more tradional social experience where my group is cooking the food ourselves. Not holding that against the restaurant though because I should have verified beforehand and once again the chef cooked everything perfectly. 3. You will be pressured into getting "the joa" if you have a party of 2, or "the Texan" if you have a party of 4. I'm assuming this is because it is their specialty dish but no mains were recommended when asked other than those 2 options. TLDR: Food is fantastic just pricey for the portions received.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place and people are very nice.. I just feel that it was very expensive for unseasoned meats that we had to cook ourselves.. Typically the price points are lower for K Bbq and theres usually some type of flavor.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants. The service so great and so is the food.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s going down the hills…. Food is now mediocre at best. It lost the flavor, service and etc… I loved coming here, but I don’t know if I will come back after this one…

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    my boyfriend and i love joa the best kbbq ever definitely our go to spot

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our second time visiting (visited many times when it was still nuri) and the service has drastically fallen off.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience is really amazing The drinks was good & it was really cool that we got to cook season the food you should definitely come and try it out

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Loud music, slow service, Ok food, small serving for the price

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  34. Jessica

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! Really great food, great service, and it was a great atmosphere as well.

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  35. Lovetoeat

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers; octopus(5/5), chicken strips(3/5), pan fried beef(4/5) were excellent bar foods. Would recommend the taste of Texan for a tasting of everything. It is for 3-4 people but 2 could finish if you are meat eaters and hungry. Quality of meat is better than most Kbbq places. My daughter always likes the steak noodles.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service paired with delicious Korean dishes. We had an unforgettable experience.

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  37. BrianaH

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, the playlist was awesome. The meats were super premium. I didn’t leave feeling heavy or overloaded. I’d definitely go again!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn’t really get how to order, when I asked they just offered a package which sucked because most of the things in it we didn’t like. They just said it feeds two but nothing else. We got a free i cream scoop tho

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  39. Misha

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the service was great! Will be going again

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JOA Korean BBQ is rated 4.8 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for JOA Korean BBQ

22254 Royal Ln 100 Dallas Texas, 75229-3309 United States, Dallas, TX 75229-3309

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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