Ryuu Asian BBQ

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$30 and under
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Asian
KBBQ+Sushi+Thai+Laos+Japanese Whisky+Craft Beers on Tap+Craft Cocktails+Soju+Wine. Not just your average KBBQ Restaurant. Thank you.
***Please note that when making a reservation, a "Bar" table is a Korean BBQ table & a "Standard" table is a non-BBQ table.***
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great fun place with a group!!
The beef and chicken cook best on the grill!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always

EC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The service was very slow, we waited two rounds of food for our drinks. The quality of the food is pretty low, for the price it is definitely not worth it especially with the rule that you get charged if you don’t finish something. Been to plenty of Korean bbq spots usually the service either makes up for quality or quality outshines service, not the case here.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was okay they kept forgetting the drinks and also they are lacking on sauces and spicy food. The shrimp was smelly and not the good kind it have off a weird smell and the fried rice is plain even though it’s presentation looks nice. The chicken wings were the best out of the whole meal there. The price for what we got is great I could come again to this place but never again with the strip and the pork it wasn’t that great.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, delicious food, friendly and helpful staff, good pricing, clean. Would come again!

n
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good except the shrimp. The shrimp wasn’t cleaned or prepped. It still had the head and tail attached so we had to clean it before we cooked it.

VL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

If you were able to give negative stars I would def have this place was extremely overpriced the staff was rude and they told us we couldn’t take our leftovers home after purchasing them and charged us 5 dollars to literally throw food in the garbage this place is ridiculous the food was mediocre at best and the drinks were extremely watered down def not worth the price at all the only thing I thought was good was the ambiance of being able to cook your food right in front of you and the egg rolls were good other than that this place is GARBAGE

AH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Just average. Service is good and drinks are just alright. Hot sauce is great though

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fresh, dining experience was fun, staff was helpful.

PP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The restaurant is advertised as Korean barbeque, that’s why we went there. The drinks are cheap, but the food is not of good quality and is not authentic. The meat was not fresh, the grills were not adequate for barbeque, so the meat got boiled as opposed to grilled, and the sauces were not good.

KC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place! We had the BBQ combo for 2 and it was the perfect amount of food for two people. We came a little towards the closing hour, however, and one server was a bit pushy for us to leave but other than that food, ambiance, and the wait staff was awesome!

AO
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food wasn’t good at all felt like the quality wasn’t the best no flavor and had a weird taste to it like we got the ribeye and it didn’t taste like a ribeye, we got calamari and it didn’t taste like calamari and etc. we got a reservation at 8:45 we didn’t get seated till 9:30 what’s the point of reservation if we can’t be seated at the time we reserved a table for. This was also our first experience of Korean bbq and sadly it was VERY poor.

J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone, but with the cravat that they may ask you to leave after an hour.
We had reservations, had mostly finished ordering food, but were going to have a last drink. They told us the next reservation was waiting, we could move to the bar. We went home instead. I’d like to have known that first. Just 2 of us and we weren’t dilly dallying. Otherwise, a great place!

VV
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

There is a lack of sophistication with the cocktail menu and the service is friendly, but raw. Go for a low-key, Asian (not authentic Korean) bbq experience.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Five people on an average Saturday night and though there were plenty of available time slots I had to secure with a credit card. Table was nice, drinks were slow and then she kept rushing us to order. Filet was mediocre. Octopus and short rib were poor quality and tasted old. The server took the salad plates, served dinner and never checked back. When she returned half way through she wanted us to order dessert right away. There was no one waiting and plenty of open tables. Dessert was served with dirty dishes all over the table. We stacked them up and then she cleared these, after which she immediately brought the bill, with a 20% gratuity added but not mentioned. Underwhelming.

SU
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was outstanding. Ambiance was great, quiet.

BH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in Logan Square, and that says a LOT!

SD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Don’t waste your money on the wagyu

DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! Highly recommend the crab Rangoon and basil chicke!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very unsanitary. Found a dead fly in the soy sauce.

KJ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Food got me and another friend sick. Would not recommend.

CV
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very accommodating. We had part of our party show up late (our bad). They saved our spot and welcomed us upon arrival. For the value- amazing all you can eat for $29- can't be beat!! Everything from the appetizers to the sangria was fantastic. The seasonings to the sauces were fantastic. I will be back again.

MD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

All u can eat. In 90 minutes. Lol that is not all u can eat. BBQ pit experience until 10. But kitchen closes 20 minutes prior to closing. If kitchen is closed then close the restaurant. Also can not order all u can eat if seated one hour prior to closing. The whole thing was a joke. On a bright note the Sushi was pretty decent. Go for sushi. Nothing else.

AC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was great as well as the service.
However, I don’t recommend going in anytime after 9:30, you will be rushed. The moment we arrived the host didn’t want to sit us.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, just a tad overpriced.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Graduation

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bbq is amazing and always my go to for fun events. Really made my dads Birthday special. 10/10 best place to go for casual dates or big gathering.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went great. Especially it being our first time at a korean BBQ restaurant.

D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Good quality ingredients, but 2 of the four dishes we ordered came out cold. Waitstaff seemed amateurish and not well-polished. Nice people, though. Dude next to me licked all ten of his grimy fingers after plowing through a bowl of asian wings. His date seemed appalled, as was I.

I see tons of high reviews on other websites; I think these were written by kids right out of college because the lush reviews just didn't seem to match up to my experience. Again, quality of food was good, but the rest of the experience took quite a bit away from it.

a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food and service. It is also really nice to have a Korean BBQ closer to town. They have a large menu with very good options.

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value for the price. Enjoyed the set up. The staff was friendly and attentive. Drinks were priced right!!!!

OT
Black Forest
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning experience topped by amazing food. All you can eat barbecue menu is such amazing value and has some amazing selections to choose from, highly recommended!

K
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to try something new and were in town for the weekend. The food was excellent!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was craving Korean BBQ and since it was Mother’s Day I got to pick the restaurant. The Kalbi beef and seafood pancake was delicious! My husband enjoyed the Bimbap. I wanted to get the udon

j
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a good experience being there for the first time. Service was good and menu options was great but only thing that is needed is for a little more of their meat servings, its kind of small portions ,maybe enough if there are 2 of you but for a larger groups it is kind not enough . I have been to a lot of this type of restaurant but the meat offering is sufficient . There ribs is only 2 pieces at $15 for me its kind of pricey. Maybe because of the location ? But overall its is a great restaurant .I enjoyed The Beach drink. though in fairness, it was a great combination. I will still comeback to eat here

c
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Amazing value for the price. The all you can eat has tons of options. Everything is fresh, delicious and kids under 6 eat free!! My family and I are quickly becoming regulars.

SU
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I came in to celebrate an early Mother's Day dinner since he will be gone on that day. We were seated right away and the service was great, the food was amazing (we did the Korean bbq), and the ambiance was great. Will come back.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant for our monthly date night with three other couples. The food was great and the value of the food was well worth it.

BL
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I made a reservation for my birthday that just so happened to be a snowy, mid-April Sunday. There was no problem getting a reservation at all. We came in and were quickly seated (even though we came about 20 min before our actual reservation time. The first table we sat at was a bit small for my boyfriend as he is quite tall. Our waitress quickly moved us to another table and make sure he was comfortable. We were given our menus and they were explained to us. There is a normal menu and an all you can eat menu. We went with the AYCE option as it was our first experience with Asian bbq. The options were insane. Everything that we ordered was extremely fresh and flavorful. Great service! Great value! We'll be back for sure!

SM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my first experience with Ryuu BBQ this week and it was amazing! The staff was really nice, the food was great. They did forget one of our last all you can eat items but that ended up being ok because we ate WAY to much
It was worth it! I highly recommend!