If you’re looking for a unique dining experience with friends, you must try Korean BBQ! However, a trip to the “cook your own meat” style restaurant is not for the faint of heart. You can expect to see a number of meats you’ve never thought were edible. But for $23.99 you can have all of the tender prepared, flavorful meat you want!
I headed to Road to Seoul in Koreatown on a Sunday night. The restaurant was full and had lively music. Imagine “Gangham Style” playing in the background. There was a group of 7 of us, which is more fun because you’re all committed to the experience together. We kicked off the night with Soju (Pineapple and Yogurt flavor). Soju is Korean vodka and very similar to sake. Not as strong as your typical vodka, but very delicious and easy to drink. Next we ordered OPTION B on the menu. There are three options (A, B, C) and every person at the table must order from the same section. Each option gives you a variety of meat to choose from. My group chose to order shrimp, chicken and beef.
When you first get to the table there are a number of Korean vegetables (mostly pickled) and a salad to eat along with your grilled meats. Some are spicy and some are not, but be open to trying as much as you can because they taste delicious when combined with the meat! Now here’s the “not for the faint of heart” part, once you’ve put your order in, they will bring you a plate of raw meat. If you normally cook meat, you will be fine. IF not, you may be a little thrown off. However, that’s why it’s fun to go with friends because most likely someone in the group cooks and will take over grilling the meats to tasty perfection! The best part is that the dinner is ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT, so no one will leave hungry. You can literally keep ordering until everyone is good and full. To finish it off, we ordered tasty macaroon ice cream sandwiches for dessert!