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About Sung Korean Bistro

Experience the taste of Korean cuisine at Sung Korean Bistro. Its white and dark-brown wood interior with red d�cor elements creates the ambience of a traditional upscale Asian restaurant. For a more authentic experience, guests can choose to be seated at low tables on zaisu, Asian chairs with no legs.

Its menu features vegetable soup with egg and sweet potato noodles and steamed tofu and vegetable dumplings, as well as steamed soybeans, deep-fried squid and other appetizers. Patrons can further savor main entr�es such as brown soybean paste stew with beef, tofu and vegetables, bibimbab or a variety of bulgogi. Visitors can complete the meal with Sung Korean Bistro�s desserts that range from green tea or vanilla ice cream to cheesecake and sweetened red beans with ice cream and fruit.

700 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Korean, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Closed Sunday

Beginning June 1, 2014, we will close at 10:30 PM on Friday and Saturday nights.

Cross Street:
7th and Elm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 721-7864

Website:
http://www.sungkoreanbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Public & Street

Executive Chef:
Sung J. Oh

Private Party Facilities:
Patio & Traditional Room.

Private Party Contact:
Sung J. Oh: (513) 721-7864

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Have your private party here! We host Wedding Receptions, Holiday Parties, Wine Tasting, Dinner and much more! We have a projector for multiple uses i.e. karaoke, presentations, picture slide show and more.

Sung Korean Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (585)
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Notable Wine List (60)
Great for Outdoor Dining (54)
Kid-friendly (31)
Scenic View (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 13, 2016

Had a very pleasant experience. Food and service were both very good. If possible, would recommend the bbq tables, as it adds to both the enjoyment and authenticity of the meal. Do allow plenty of time to dine if at the bbq, the meats will come out sequentially in order for the grill beds to be switched out.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 9, 2016

One of our absolute favorite restaurants in Cincinnati, Sung offers a wide variety of Korean dishes paired superbly with some of other Asian style yummy stuff. An absolute delight in regards to the palate, it also brings a superb ambiance with a very nice and eclectic taste in the background music choice. Greatly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 9, 2016

We enjoy having dinner at Sung before walking one block to the Shakespeare theater.
The bowls are always good and this time I tried the baby back ribs-so good, tender and sauce was fabulous. The pineapple parfait was nothing more than super sweet canned pineapple with Redi-whip topped with toasted coconut-not worth $8. My friend had the green tea ice cream and said it was a nice, not-to-sweet note to end the meal on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 26, 2016

I have to say that the service was great but we did think that the price of the food was a little high. The squid was a little too chewy, also.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Whenever we are downtown we eat here, love the food and the friendly staff

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Really good food. Impeccable service. Will go again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 23, 2016

The food at sung is great, we got 3-4 appetizers as our meal. The stone bowls are great too though. Our server wasn't very attentive and seemed fairly untrained in table service etiquette, I've served in fine dining before so I have a good perspective on that aspect of things. It's possible he was new.
Would go again but would request an alt. server.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2016

One of the best Korean restaurants in Cincinnati!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 13, 2016

I took a friend who had never eaten Korean before (I've eaten it too many times to count!), so I recommended dishes for him that were more familiar to Americans. We were not disappointed! The food was excellent as was the service and the atmosphere. We will return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Love their bi bim bap stone bowl! And the service is great as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2016

I love the Bibimbab dishes at Sung. I'm very pleased that the menu has been redone recently and that there are a lot more vegetarian options.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2016

My husband and I went there for lunch with two of our adult children. The food and the service were very good. This is a nice sitdown restaurant with prices comparable to Brio's and Palomino's.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2015

The staff and food are superb. It's clearly the best Korean restaurant in the greater Cincinnati area!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2015

Great place to have dinner before catching a show at the Skakespeare Theatre. Very convenient and great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Good food, clean environment, nice ambience.
Only negative is prices could be more competitive.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 13, 2015

The food as always it was very good.
Portions were plenty and it was brought out to the table fairly quick

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2015

The seafood pancakes and bibimbap were amazing! I'm a huge fan of Bloody Mary's and highly recommend the Kimchi Bloody Mary. The food was wonderful and service was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Exceptional food, service and ambiance. Recommend it highly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 10, 2015

The staff and owner were incredible kind and attentive. The food was amazing! Our large party got a variety of meals and everyone loved what they ordered. A wide variety for meat lovers and vegetarians.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 26, 2015

My husband and I really enjoy this restaurant and lucky that it's right around the corner from a local theater. We shared a wonderful traditional Korean roll - Gimbab and Dolsat Bibimbab - a sizzling bowl with rice, veggies, chili paste - mine with tofu and his with chicken. Definitely recommend

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 17, 2015

This was my third time at Sung and I would recommend it highly to anyone. Although at first I was sad that the floor seating was gone, I was happy to know it had been replaced with a grill on the table where you can cook your own food! So fun. So neat. Very clean. Service was excellent. Ambience was perfect. See you again soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Our waiter was friendly & knowlegable. The food was delicious!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2015

A disappointing and very un-Korean dining experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2015

I've eaten here the last two times I've been in Cincinnati. It's one of the few restaurants nearby that has decent vegetarian options. The food is good, service friendly and quick.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 21, 2015

Every trip to Cincy we stop for dinner. Always good food and service. If you haven't been here, you should definitely give it a try.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 9, 2015

For a delicious and unique for downtown genre, you will enjoy Sung. Helpful and friendly servers, quick presentation and fun

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 6, 2015

I've been to nearly all the Korean restaurants in the Cincinnati and Dayton area and Sungs is perhaps the most pretentious and overpriced I've seen. $12 for a lunch box and charging extra for 3 ban-chan?! Okay so here's the nitty gritty on the ban-chan: Kim chee was over fermented- i.e. Super Old! We're 5 of us having lunch and only 4 pieces of the potatoe pieces- what?!.
For the meal itself, it was just 'okay' - I had the dae-gee bul-go-gi and the portion size of the rice and meat was fine. The taste also was also just okay - definitely not the best I've eaten but okay. There were 2 pieces of kim-bap that were extremely dry and 2 pieces of small mandu that was over fried.
The restaurant itself was very nice- decor and ambiance. And the waitress was helpful & friendly.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 20, 2015

I had been to Sung many times in the past, and had always enjoyed it greatly. This time, while the service and the ambiance are still very good, the food was disappointing. My friend and I both found the portions to be dry and, because we do not enjoy very spicy food, we did not add much hot sauce. In the past this was not a problem; the food had always been flavorful and moist. This time the food was bland and dry. We do not plan to return.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 28, 2015

We live in the suburbs. Sung is always on our radar when we are heading downtown - we have always had a satisfying experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 28, 2015

Sung was awesome and we will definitely be back. Service was attentive and helped and explained all our questions. All the servers helped out, even the manager.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 21, 2015

Everything was wonderful. I got the hibiscus garden drink, which was very flavorful. We started with a Korean roll as an appetizer, which was a baked sushi roll. The stone bowl bimbap dish was huge. We split it between 2 people and still had some left over. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely put on our list to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 6, 2015

We visit Sung each Year during the Cincinnati Wine Festival. I always bring Guests and Sales Staff, and although there are many other choices in Cincinnati , Sung is always warm, inviting, and satisfying. The staff is friendly and efficient., always explain the food, assist with properly assembling the food on your plate even, and check on you often. I know no one will be disappointed in our group when I choose Sung Korean Bistro! The food adventurous will be most impressed! The portions are generous as well. No one will go away hungry! Beverage selections are also well matched to the fare.
Can't wait to go back again. :-)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 28, 2015

I took my 16 year old daughter here for her birthday/ mom and daughter date night. This was the first time trying Korean cuisine for both of us and we loved it. The ambiance is very nice. Our waiter, Sean, was outstanding and very attentive. We were originally seated in the general dining area, which is lovely, but we requested to be relocated to the traditional seating area (floor seating) which was met without hesitation. This made our date night one that we will never forget!
The only thing I would suggest is that the background music be Korean. Not necessarily all in the traditional style, but also including some more modern style Korean music (ballad style).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2015

We took a group of 5 people, including a candidate we were interviewing for a job. It's a good place to be able to have a conversation and be able to hear each other, but also have unique and excellent food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Was able to reserve a table for Valentine's Day and had an excellent time. Was seated promptly at 5:30pm and our waitress was right over to bring us water and take our drink order. They had a special cocktail with raspberry sake and champaigne, topped off with a rose petal that was very good. We had visited before so the menu was familiar but I tried one of the rolls, Magma, with my normal entree and was very pleasantly surprised. An excellent dinner and excellent service. I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 2, 2015

If you haven't been here, you're missing out.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 31, 2015

We always have a great meal here. Service and food are very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2015

We dine here several time a year. Excellent food and service, always quiet enough to carry on intimate conversation. Convenient to Concinnati theaters and concerts.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2015

We love going to Sung and enjoying Happy Hour with Sara at the bar. She knows what I want when I arrive and it's nice to enjoy that type of gem.
The Goonmandu is a great appetizer but I wish they would have larger orders.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 24, 2015

I started eating at Sung Korean when I lived just around the corner from the restaurant. Now when I visit Cincinnati from my home in Columbus, I still go there as often as possible! In fact, I would drive the 2 hours just to eat there :D

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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