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Cho Sun Ok

Korean Restaurant$$$$
North Center, Chicago
  • The experts at Eater and Time Out Chicago recommend this place
    • Eater
    • Time Out Chicago
  • Sean R.
    "Probably the best priced Korean BBQ in Chicago."(12 Tips)
    s p.
    "love chadolbaegi, soondubu, galbi, sullungtang, bibimbap, yukgaejang"(3 Tips)
    laura h.
    "BYOB. you wont get anything to drink.."(5 Tips)
    Michelle T.
    "soondubu soup and beef dumplings w/ rice cake soup."(2 Tips)
44 Tips and reviews
  • Korean BBQ
  • chadolbaegi
  • soondubu
  • authentic
  • BYOB
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  • Eater
    Eater2 weeks ago
    Korean food enthusiasts know and love this no-frills Lincoln Square restaurant, where there’s usually a line waiting to get in. For the newcomers, order the house specialty, chadol-gui. Read more
  • Adrock H.
    Adrock HolzerSeptember 29, 2016
    No soap in the washroom
  • Vithida S.
    Vithida SueblinvongSeptember 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Doenjang jigae
  • Eduardo S.
    Eduardo SalinasAugust 4, 2016
    Terrible service, but the Korean cuisine is so good that it doesn't even matter. Been here so many times that the servers stern charm has grown on us.
  • Aya F.
    Aya FMarch 27, 2016
    Don't expect good service...BUT expect rippin BBQ and soup! Great food. Good price. BYOB!
  • Nicholas K.
    Nicholas KnoblauchFebruary 21, 2016
    Korean BBQ and seafood pancake
  • Jacquelin A.
    Jacquelin AdamJanuary 7, 2016
    Love, love, LOVE the food!!! Service however, not so much #rude
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteSeptember 16, 2015
    Amazing Korean restaurant. Go early because there are long lines
  • Sean R.
    Sean ReedSeptember 12, 2015
    Probably the best priced Korean BBQ in Chicago. Bulgogi is awesome!
  • Emily G.
    Emily GlazeAugust 9, 2015
    I'll start with saying that the food here is delicious. I'll end with saying that we had the worst service that I've ever had.
  • J.Dougall
    J.DougallJuly 27, 2015
  • David H.
    David HeiserJune 3, 2015
    Surly waitresses, but good prices for Korean BBQ.
  • Cy H.
    Cy HodgsonApril 12, 2015
    Authentic Korean BBQ-I love the Octopus in spicy sauce. Lines usually long outside but super worth it.
  • Marita T.
    Marita TantivirasutJanuary 10, 2015
    Awesome Korean food. Just don't come too hungry. Always a long wait
  • Allen C.
    Allen ChenDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bulgogi can be too sweet at this place... Just beware if you hate eating sweet stuff.
  • Teresa
    TeresaDecember 7, 2014
    Delicious kbbq. Absolutely a great value for money.
  • Miguel Y.
    Miguel YupangcoOctober 2, 2014
    Delicious bulgogi and kalbi!
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenSeptember 29, 2014
    Outrageous quantities of food for reasonable prices if you're willing to wait for it. Remember to BYOB.
  • Lucy X.
    Lucy XiongSeptember 20, 2014
    Worst service eve. Waitresses, No English and rude
  • Léo L.
    Léo Le BrunAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    For BBQ, get option 1 (non marinated beef), it's delicious. The bulgogi is subpar, so is the seafood pancake. Remember the banchan is unlimited so ask for seconds!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    The intoxicating aromas of soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar and garlic tell you this place is good before you walk in the door. Read more
  • Corey D.
    Corey DixonJanuary 19, 2014
    Racist Opportunist. Terrible Service. Never Ever Again.
  • Corey D.
    Corey DixonJanuary 9, 2014
    The food and presentation is great! The service, not so much. They were waaaay to busy, poorly staffed and it's super small. You have to hang your own coat too. No service for 30 min.
  • Jay P.
    Jay PeregrineNovember 14, 2013
    Just like Seoul!
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰November 13, 2013
    Probably the best Korean BBQ in Chicagoland. Chadolbaegi is my favorite part. Banchan is very good. Skip the jigaes, which are bland.
  • Ryan U.
    Ryan UngerAugust 15, 2013
    Number 5 on the sharing menu is where it's at!
  • Max H.
    Max HowellAugust 2, 2013
    Delicious! But if you don't know how to eat it. Ask. As they don't help. Maybe not even if you ask.
  • Johnny A.
    Johnny ArmstrongJuly 13, 2013
    This place rocks. Very authentic feeling and nice atmosphere. Classy Korean and delicious. Byob ftw.
  • rohan a.
    rohan anandMarch 18, 2013
    be prepared to wait a while for a table. service is also VERY slow and spotty.
  • laura h.
    laura honeycuttMarch 16, 2013
    BYOB. you wont get anything to drink.. And if you want the fried rice,, be sure to order the #3 or #6 because, despite what the menu says, that's the only way you get it. Bummed.
  • Maggie H.
    Maggie H.March 11, 2013
    The Galbi was delish and the Jap Chae is always a favorite! Get there early though, we were waiting for at least an hour because it was so busy.
  • Andy C.
    Andy CrosbyFebruary 15, 2013
    Be prepared for a wait if you arrive during dinner hours (6pm-8pm), but it's worth it!
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TruongJuly 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Chadol-Gui. So good.
  • Jason R.
    Jason RomanoJuly 4, 2012
    This place looks so dirty from the outside, and I'd you walk by the kitchen when the door is open, you would die. I wish they would clean it up bc I'm sure the food is delicious.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoJuly 1, 2012
    Good food, can't say the same about the service, not sure if it was a language or attitude issue, but the staff was definitely much more attentive with Korean-speaking customers
  • Tammy
    TammyJuly 4, 2011
    Chadolbaegi (sp?) is absolutely amazing. Unmarinated but still great. Best part: staff turns leftovers into kimchi fried rice!
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TruongApril 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy Korean food and BBQ! love the soondubu soup and beef dumplings w/ rice cake soup. Good bulgogi and Korean short ribs. Nice selection of complimentary sides too. Beware: you will leave stinky!!!!
  • Anli C.
    Anli ChenApril 2, 2011
    Amazing Korean BBQ! Usually long line waiting outside so you get plenty of time absorb the great smell. Make sure you get kimchi fried rice. Soooooo good....
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KeanNovember 17, 2010
    Try the Chadol-Gui
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 17, 2010
    Try the Chadol-Gui
  • s p.
    s pSeptember 12, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    very authentic korean. love chadolbaegi, soondubu, galbi, sullungtang, bibimbap, yukgaejang Read more
  • Le W.
    Le WangMarch 27, 2010
    Closed April 5-7 for renovation. BYOB. Only octopus BBQ ones spicy.
  • Christine T.
    Christine TantocoJanuary 27, 2010
    Get the chadolbagi - at the end they cook the rice and leftovers all together on the grill. Delicious!
  • Ken
    KenMarch 27, 2016
    2시간 기다려서 30분 먹고 나오는 집. 예약불가. 여행자 입장에서 꼭 들러봐야 되나? 그건 아니라고 봄.
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