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About Takorea

A high energy restaurant and bar bringing together the great flavors of Korean and Mexican street foods. Featuring a full range of local craft beers, unique cocktails, and savory sangria that won’t break the bank. An affordable and fun way to explore new foods with an ever changing menu presented by Chef Tomas Lee the man behind Hankook Taqueria. We offer a split room dining area, covers or uncover patio seating, a full service bars and an additional private lounge bar perfect for any special occasion.

818 Juniper St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Korean, Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
818 Juniper st NE

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 532-1944

Website:
http://mytakorea.com/

Catering:
Takorea is a great choice for catering. We are highly experienced in small and large catering orders. Make Takorea a monthly corporate lunch favorite or an awesome addition to your private house party.

Parking Details:
Free 2 hour parking until 4pm every day in the Juniper Row parking lot, Pay parking available in evenings and street parking.

Public Transit:
We are conveniently located .4 miles from the North Ave. Marta station and half a miles from the Midtown station.

Executive Chef:
Tomas Lee

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer a private lounge for all events which includes a private bar with your very own bartender. Complete control over the music choices, private restrooms and a private hidden away entrance to truly impress your friends, loved ones, and co-workers. We are also open to buy-outs for larger groups of 75 people or more.

Takorea Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
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Happy Hour (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Authentic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 hours ago

Waiter was amazing!!! Calamari was a little chewy and over cooked. But the nachos with kfc was amazing and the rest of the food was amazing. Sauce was good. Place was a little cold which made my experience a little tainted.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Downstairs lounge was not open the only reason I booked reservations

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We were seated quickly and service was excellent for our large group. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Waiter very friendly and competent. Bathroom has “graffiti” with f word. Really?? Food was plenty and good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had three different tacos- beef, chicken and fish. All three were very tasty, however the fish tacos- which were “premium” had a lot less fish in them than the amount of protein in the either the beef or the chicken tacos. 1 beef and 1 chicken were a good dinner portion- 3 fish tacos was an ok portion.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

My best friend and I wanted to try something new and Takorea was great! Our server, Ben, was attentive and fun. The food and drinks were great and it was a fun environment. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was my first visit, and I was very impressed. I loved the casual setting and the friendly staff. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced! I highly recommend the sesame fries and the fried sweet potatoes as starters. You can't go wrong with the KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) taco. They also have plenty of non-fried options if you're aiming for a healthier meal :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This was my first time visiting Midtown Atlanta and I stumbled upon Takorea. I am so glad that I did. I loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. I had the tofu bop and it was amazing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The overall service was good, the food wasn't good as I expected it to be. I wouldn't recommend to s friend since there aren't many options to eat.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The Korean tacos are so good and the fries are a must have!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

I was visiting my son who just started Emory University Med School and is new in the area. What a score! Fabulous food! Great staff! We will surely be back and reccomend to all! Thanks guys. Nice Eclipse Bash!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I really enjoy coming here. Food and ambiance is great. Prices are great. Service is very good as well. I have no complaints!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was amazing and the ambiance fun and hip!!! We went twice during a very short visit to Atlanta from Austin!! Cant wait to get back to Atlanta just to eat there again!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Old favorites with unique flavors. Great service, low prices in a great location.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Loved my tacos and it's great fusion food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Food wasn't that great, servers seemed unfriendly.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 7, 2017

I was highly disappointed. My friends and I chose to dine there because of the good reviews we'd read. I'm not sure why it got them as our food was room temperature at best. The taco portion was a joke. The quality of the food was not as good as a typical neighborhood Chinese spot. So not recommending it to anyone.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Enjoyed the food and ambiance. Food was unique, the music was awesome.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 18, 2017

When we walked in, the restaurant was almost empty, yet the hostess seated us at the table directly next to the bathroom (yuck). We asked to sit somewhere else, so we moved to another table that we chose on the enclosed sundeck area, and this time, there were flies all around us. They handed us the menus which were filthy. I mean stains all over them. (Yuck again). I stopped at the bathroom and it was graffiti-laden and seriously needed cleaning/bleach. At this point I seriously considered leaving the restaurant, but I went through with it and stayed. We ordered the dumplings which were lackluster and didn't come out hot, and the chicken appetizer which was decent. We had the fried rice, which was good, the quesadillas, which sounded good on the menu but were bland and nothing special (literally cheese, chicken, and an egg between tortillas - no sauce/sauteed veggies/avocado/something!), and they barely came with any salsa or sour cream. Steer clear of the sangria. It tasted like a Bartels and James wine cooler with a couple pieces of fruit on the glass for garnish. It's the farthest thing from sangria I've ever had. The waiter came by to check on us once, which is OK, considering it's not like this is a high end restaurant. We asked how the dessert was, and the waiter said he didn't know, as he never tried it out. Word of advice - if you work at a restaurant, unless you have serious dietary restrictions - you need to know what everything tastes like and what to recommend. So we decided to try the bread pudding...and...how can you screw up bread pudding? Want to find out? Go to Takorea. If you are tight on cash and a college student or something, maybe this place is it. Overall, I would describe the place as "sticky." I literally felt sticky being in there.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 16, 2017

A great find! The bulgogi is yummy and was approved as a quesadilla and meal. We enjoyed the ambiance and the service. We will be back! Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

My experience was awful!
The ATL Eats episode won me over but it was a sham! Both my wife & I order was totally wrong and the drinks sucked. The only thing I ate was the fries. Service was very slow, almost 30mins to receive the wrong order.
Totally waste of a Sunday evening!

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I was there when the place was dead. Took 20 minutes for someone to bring me a glass of water. Food came out quickly but it wasn't anything that blew me away. Price of food was good for what you got. Drinks were very very strong! You've been warned!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was very good, enjoyed the dumplings and sweet potato fries. Also really enjoyed the tacos and drinks. Service on the slower side, but since it wasnt crowded...it was tolerable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 22, 2017

A palette party!!!!! Unique, delicious, inexpensive and fast and friendly service!!!! Get the fries and nachos!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The menu options offer an interesting take on mexican staples and definitely deliver on flavor and variety/ I was disappointed with my recent visit because it took in excess of 10 minutes to be waited on, the waiter didn't take our menus after we ordered, the food took a very long time to come out and both our appetizers and entrees were served at the same time. The worst part is the food was lukewarm, which robbed the excitement from the flavorful food. Looking forward to going back and having a better experience.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Had really slow service from a super-hyper server who really ought to be leading spin or step classes instead. We had an 11:30 reservation (they open at 11:30). We didn't get our appetizers until at least 12:15. Food came out shortly thereafter. I had asked for my bop egg to be well done (no runny yolk). When it came out runny, I asked for another one. Fast forward at least 10 minutes, and the new egg was runnier than the last. I gave up. (Apparently, after I left, my friends commented on the egg situation to the server, who rather shrugged and said, "Whelp, we tried." Oh.) And is it just me, or do the french fries taste an awful lot like any of the other fried meat items? As a vegetarian, that was a bit disappointing. I wouldn't return, but my friends still really like the place.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great mexican Korean fusion and drinks.... margaritas awesome

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was delicious. We had a reservation but had to wait 15 minutes and then 7 of us were crowded into a booth.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The worst service I have ever experienced. It took about 20 mins for our server to acknowledge us and that's only because we asked. Don't be surprised if you go to order a drink and are told they are out of the ingredients or out of it in general. Example, they were out of 4 liquor drinks we tried to order and then we're also out of Miller lite?! What restaurant/bar runs out of Miller?! When it was 10 pm the bar tender can to our table and literally kicked us out. She told us she couldn't have us there while she counted the cash drawer. What kind of restaurant kicks paying customers out? Save yourself the time and money and go to poor calvins instead. Way better food and a way better experience than this place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

My second visit- really enjoyed the spectrum of flavors available. I note that it is easy to order too much! Excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Food was very tasty, when it came. Arrived at 5:30 (with a reservation) on a Friday and it wasn't full. Our drinks took 20 min to arrive, and the food another 20 after that. They seemed to not know what food was going to which table.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 7, 2017

It was a great restaurant with innovative dishes. It was the goodness in between Asian and Mexican. Happy hour was half off appetizers. Great prices!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Nice little gem thats perfect for a one on one with your significant other or drinks and a quick bite with friends

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 11, 2017

I enjoyed the severs personality. The googoo sauce was splattered all over everything and it lacked flavor. We had tacos, kfc nachos and a chimichanga. I might go there if it was within walking distance. I tried it. It was okay.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Amazing food, sangria was meh...

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Unique food, casual atmosphere, fun space, GREAT bargain! Tomas has put together a real gem!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Outstanding Value, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I like visiting Takorea a lot. Food and drinks are delish and atmosphere is cozy. Server was really nice, but overwhelmed. She was super busy and our service was incredibly slow. Took forever to take orders and refill drinks. Bummer on the timing, as we were there for 2 hrs for what was going to be a quick dinner and missed part of the show we were attending later that evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Great fusion restaurant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Whenever we are in Atlanta we always come back. The food is so unique and delicious. My whole team loves it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Dumplings were awesome!

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