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Pork belly slices surrounded by vegetables on the grill at Honey Pig. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Pork belly slices surrounded by vegetables on the grill at Honey Pig. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

YOUR PICKS

1) Honey Pig

You say, “Honey Pig is definitely on top of my list. They have a very interesting and different layout of how the Korean barbeque is served and presented. As for taste, I’d have to say it’s definitely one of the best Korean BBQ restaurants in Atlanta hands down.”

2) Woo Nam Jeong

3) Hae Woon Dae

4) Il Mee

5) Bakery Café Maum

Banchan, a beautiful array of side dishes, from Woo Nam Jeong. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Banchan, a beautiful array of side dishes, from Woo Nam Jeong. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS

1. Woo Nam Jeong

AJC dining critis Meridith Ford Goldman says, “Woo Nam Jeong (Stone Bowl House) offers Korean classics – bulgogi, dolsot bibimbap and soondubu – but with a homey difference. Meals here seem to be prepared with a loving hand and splash of panache from owner Young Han. Opened last spring, the tidy restaurant is tucked away in Seoul Plaza on Buford Highway, and the moment you step through the door, you know you’re in for a treat: the smell of kimchi, garlic and sizzling galbi (sweetly marinated beef short ribs brought to the table on a griddle, fajita-style) meld to make your mouth water.”

2) Honey Pig

3) Hae Woon Dae

4) So Kong Dong

5) Bakery Café Maum

For more on some of these spots and other local Korean favorites, check out the latest In Search of… on our Food and Restaurants page.

59 comments Add your comment

Tomoko

February 17th, 2010
11:01 pm

My Favorite bakery cafe is Maum on Buford HWY. All taste soooo good!!!
Their buffet is taste very good. This is the best place to meet my friends.
This place makes me always relax. Also, staff are very nice.

Joe

February 17th, 2010
11:09 pm

Honey Pig is definitely on top of my list. They have a very interesting and different layout of how the Korean barbeque is served and presented. As for taste, I’d have to say it’s definitely one of the best Korean BBQ restaurants in Atlanta hands down.

Jane Son

February 18th, 2010
12:48 am

Let me tell you about Maum bakery cafe on buford hwy. It has been my favorite place for fresh bread, cookies, cakes and coffee ever since they opened.
They recently started buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh My Goodness, it was so~ nice. My husband and I went there 4-5 times last week.
I could not believe the quality and diversity of food which was eqivalent to hotel buffets. I just hope that a lof of people go there and eat so they could keep it for long time. I honestly thought $7.99 for dinner was way too low for all that nice food.

Andrew

February 18th, 2010
2:57 pm

Honey Pig! I think Honey Pig is one of the most famous restaurants in ATL. Any other similar restaurants are just counterfeit. They cannot immitate Honey Pig!!!

Cedar

February 18th, 2010
4:42 pm

Hanil-Kwan on Buford hwy. Doraville has best Kal-bi in Atlanta,

Randy

February 19th, 2010
5:49 pm

Myung Ga Won in duluth is definitely the best in town. Especially I love their gal-bis and sul-long tang. Also the waitresses are always welcoming and services are great. No other restaurants can compete with Myung Ga Won. They are definitely the best.

mom

February 20th, 2010
12:07 am

i love myunggawonthey have good beef.yummy.

young

February 21st, 2010
4:03 pm

budnamu in Duluth is best~!!!

[...] September 3, 2010 Woo Nam Jeong, Doraville GA Posted by foodnearsnellville under Korean, Near Atlanta, Restaurants | Tags: Doraville, Georgia, recommended, Take Thou Food | Leave a Comment  Woo Nam Jeong is a smallish restaurant on Buford Highway, tucked away in a narrow strip mall north of Oak Cliff road and south of the larger ‘L’ shaped mall that houses Sushi House Hayakawa. It’s very much a family affair. There are postings, on entry, of a previous restaurant. The owners are thus veterans of the restaurant scene, and I’m not clued into the reason for the movement to the warmer climate of Atlanta. Sean P. has written what I consider to be the definitive set of reviews of this restaurant in a series of articles, both on his blog and on UrbanSpoon. There isn’t much I can add to his exhaustive coverage of their 12 course tasting menu. What I can give you is my personal reaction to a restaurant that is regarded by some as the best Korean restaurant in town. [...]