Main entrées feature chicken, pork, and beef, such as marinated short ribs with traditional vegetable rice porridge. Ttowa’s Kimbop Bar integrates Korean flavors.
The food was fine - but service lacked. We were told they ran out of menus so the group of us had to share - the restaurant wasn't even full - shouldn't you have enough menus for the seats within your restaurant? Service was also very slow in the beginning and then we felt like we were being rushed while we were eating our appetizers to make decisions about the entree. Also all four of us that were at the table were served our entrees at different times even though we ordered together. The first came out while the appetizer was still on the table and the last was served probably 20 minutes later. Also they ran out of cooked rice so we had to wait for rice to be cooked - but they still served our meat portion. We also had to request several times for them to refill the side dishes and even when we asked for specific ones - they Brought out whatever appeared to be sitting there.
Waited an hour past our reservation.
Great service and food!
This place has amazing food and the staff are fantastic. It just always seems to be understaffed. They do the best they can.
Always reliable and delicious. Great food, good beer selection.
Great place to try for this type of food. Food was good. Food was hot. Service was just ok. Our appetizer came at the same time as our meal and there was no apology or Comp for it. Also there was a loud group behind us but I understand that’s not within their control. We will be back.
Great food and super service. Will definitely be going back.
Understaffed, dirty tables everywhere, a little rude. Food ok, I was hoping for great Korean food closer to home. In short disappointed.
I really wanted to like it, because service was so friendly. But the food for me was lacking. Nothing stood out. Or was amazing. Portions is on smaller side. Pricing is high. Much prefer to spend money on Korean BBQ
Korean BBQ-different and delicious! Generous portions. They also serve small side dishes - I particularly liked the potato salad
The food was amazing. However service was terrible. Waited a long time for someone to come over and ask us about drinks. So when someone finally came over we ordered drinks and food. Food came out relatively quick, but then never saw our waiter again unless we flagged him down. No asking if we wanted more drinks, more food, it was shame because the food is so good.
Nice to have a Korean dining experience in the NW suburbs. A wonderful change of pace. Food was excellent and service was great. The side of potato salad was unusual and delicious.
Loved the food and our server I think ms. Choi?
Very warm though probably due to hot stone bowls.
Will definitely come back.
Always great food!
Food was really delicious, dak buns are a good starter. Lots of craft beer selections too, service staff was extremely nice and welcoming
I love bringing people here and surprising them with how delicious it is. The food is always outstanding and the service is exceptional. Terry and Zach know how to do it all right!
This is one of our favorite places to eat - love the food and the service is always great!
I love this place. Everything I have there is wonderful. Terry is a delight and so is the other OG server who's been there for years. My boyfriend and I call their Dak Bokki "destination chicken". It's that good.
Disappointed they were completely out of the buns...that is what they are known for.
We have lived in Arlington Heights a long time and had never tried this gem! The food was excellent - we had the smoked duck and smoke bowl, and it was almost too much food for the 2 of us. The restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night and we were glad to have reservations. The only thing that might have made our experience even better would have been if the server had explained the menu a little better to us as this was our first experience with Korean food. We will definitely be back!
My favorite restaurant in all of Chicago. The food is amazing and the service is very personable. Great craft beer selection. The servers are very helpful if you are new to Korean food. Highly recommend for lunch and dinner.
We love Ttowa. Our go-to menu items are Bulgogi, Dak kalbi and Jja Jang Myun...all delicious and of course the dak buns. Probably more choices that are good, but we hate to not order our three!
Took the recommendation of duck for dinner and it was amazing. Never been disappointed by anything on the menu.
This place was so amazing. Food was delicious and waiters were so helpful. Portions were huge and so yummy. I can’t wait to go back. One of our new favorite places on the suburbs!
Great service, good food and sides. The menu offers a variety of selections so that everyone in our party could share and enjoy a few different tastes. The dumplings were great starter as well.
We've been to Ttowa numerous times and are never disappointed! The service is outstanding, the food is amazing! The size of the restaurant is small, which is an asset but I recommend reservations. I have not tried anything that I did not love. Great options for vegetarian/vegans. The flavors are unique. The belly buns are to die for. A friendly, neighborhood venue that is always welcoming.
This is our favorite special occasion restaurant! The food is always delicious and the drink selection fabulous!
Great Korean food! Plenty of ordering help from the owner.
Awesome food and service as always
The food was amazing and the service was great. I was a little shocked they didn't have hot tea but the smoke bowl was soo very great. Highly recommend.
The smoke pork belly is a must try. Same thing with smoke duck.
This was our second trip to Ttowa, and it was just as good as the first time! This food is craveable, and I love a place where the meal tastes exactly as you expect it to based on a prior visit. The Bulgogi is awesome! We don't live too close...but we'll make the trip for this place.
Love this place! Can't say enough about it! Great staff, great food, great ambiance!
The best restaurant in the area. The food is great, the service is great and they have a great beer selection.
Tasty, tasty, tasty! Excellent Korean food, just the right spice level. Very helpful and friendly staff.
Excellent! We all enjoyed a unique dining experience. Th staff helped to make it a fun, memorable and delicious meal!
Chicken and Pork Belly Buns are delicious!
Very good "first time" experience, we plan to return.
This is our favorite restaurant in the area. Terry the owner is amazing and the food is so so good! Try the belly buns or bibimbap