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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Yet Tuh (Where to Eat Recommendation)

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Gaja Korean Bar (Where to Eat Recommendation)

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Char Korean Bar & Grill

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Gaja Korean Bar (Where to Eat Recommendation)
    It's not just the best Korean restaurant in Atlanta - Gaja is just one of the coolest, best service, all around awesome places to eat and drink and enjoy life. You're going to want to get everything on the menu. I suggest bringing a crew and doing exactly that.

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2017
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Gaja Korean Bar (Where to Eat Recommendation)

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Gaja Korean Bar (Where to Eat Recommendation)

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Sobban Restaurant - PERMANENTLY CLOSED (Permanently Closed)

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Sobban Restaurant - PERMANENTLY CLOSED (Permanently Closed)

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Sobban Restaurant - PERMANENTLY CLOSED (Permanently Closed)

    Best Korean comfort food BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Picked By » Critics
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl House

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Honey Pig

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Hankook Taqueria

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Hankook Taqueria

    Best all-around Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Myung Ga Won (Featured)
    Korean restaurants are tricky. You pretty much need to go somewhere different for every specific craving. Myung Ga Won is one of the few Korean joints in town that covers all the bases, and covers them remarkably well. The marinade on the barbecued meats achieves that perfect salty sweetness. Goat stewmore...
    Korean restaurants are tricky. You pretty much need to go somewhere different for every specific craving. Myung Ga Won is one of the few Korean joints in town that covers all the bases, and covers them remarkably well. The marinade on the barbecued meats achieves that perfect salty sweetness. Goat stew cooked tableside swells with gratifying umami funk. More basic items like dolsot bibimbap (rice, vegetables and beef) cooked in a sizzling cast-iron bowl are an easy sell for kids as "fried rice," but exceptional enough for connoisseurs seeking crispy rice slathered in spicy sauce. The banchan is all made fresh in house and is crisp, murky and wonderfully mysterious. The drive may be murder but sometimes you have to sacrifice a little gas money for the good stuff. 1960 Day Drive, Suite 100, Duluth. 770-622-1300. less...

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Hae Woon Dae BBQ

    Runner-up: Honey Pig


    3473 Old Norcross Road, Duluth, 770-476-9292, www.honeypigatl.com


    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Hae Woon Dae BBQ

    And other metro Atlanta locations.


    Runner-up
    Honey Pig
    3473 Old Norcross Road, Duluth, 770-476-9292

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Honey Pig
    For many years, Atlantans equated Korean barbecue with beef and only beef. But HONEY PIG changed everything. This Duluth restaurant is all about the pork — especially the belly. The prices may seem high, but don't fret. That price includes a gluttonous amount of food. Instead of a regular grillmore...
    For many years, Atlantans equated Korean barbecue with beef and only beef. But HONEY PIG changed everything. This Duluth restaurant is all about the pork — especially the belly. The prices may seem high, but don't fret. That price includes a gluttonous amount of food. Instead of a regular grill grate, the servers cook the meat on a sizzling-hot cast iron dome with butter. The meat — which comes with a load of side dishes and wrappers — is followed by bean sprouts tossed with chili paste, mushrooms and fermented cabbage. At the end of the meal, a long piece of octopus is curled around the tip of the dome, and snipped to pieces before being tossed with a large bowl of rice and the remaining bits of meat and vegetables. Best. Fried. Rice. Ever. 3473 Old Norcross Road, Duluth. 770-476-9292. less...

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Honey Pig

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Hae Woon Dae BBQ

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Picked By » Critics
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Hanil Kwan Authentic Korean BBQ
    Korean food - especially barbecue - has become one of our city's most prevalent cuisines, but where do you go when the choices are so copious? HANIL KWAN leads the pack with its bright and spotless digs, friendly English-speaking servers, well-marinated meats and the preferred use of glowing charcoalmore...
    Korean food - especially barbecue - has become one of our city's most prevalent cuisines, but where do you go when the choices are so copious? HANIL KWAN leads the pack with its bright and spotless digs, friendly English-speaking servers, well-marinated meats and the preferred use of glowing charcoal instead of gas cooking. Another thing that sets the restaurant apart is its large menu of other Korean specialties such as a sizzling dolsot bibimbap (a bowl of rice topped with vegetables, tofu, meat, spicy chili paste and an egg) served in a large, shallow stone pot. less...

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Hae Woon Dae BBQ
    5805 Buford Highway NE #5 770-458-6999 There are plenty of other Korean restaurants in Atlanta, including those that specialize in tofu and soups, but HAE WOON DAE still soars to the top. Hae Woon Dae specializes - around the clock - in meats grilled at your table. Soon after you order bulgogi or anymore...
    5805 Buford Highway NE #5 770-458-6999 There are plenty of other Korean restaurants in Atlanta, including those that specialize in tofu and soups, but HAE WOON DAE still soars to the top. Hae Woon Dae specializes - around the clock - in meats grilled at your table. Soon after you order bulgogi or any other of the many meat dishes, an employee arrives with a bucket of thermonuclear-hot coals that he dumps in the grill in the middle of your table. Meanwhile, you're noshing on a vast array of complimentary pickled goodies and eyeballing the zillion athletic trophies decorating the restaurant. Sound surreal? Try it at 3 a.m. less...

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Hae Woon Dae BBQ
    There are plenty of other Korean restaurants in Atlanta, including those that specialize in tofu and soups, but HAE WOON DAE still soars to the top. Hae Woon Dae specializes — around the clock — in meats grilled at your table. Soon after you order bulgogi or any other of the many meatmore...
    There are plenty of other Korean restaurants in Atlanta, including those that specialize in tofu and soups, but HAE WOON DAE still soars to the top. Hae Woon Dae specializes — around the clock — in meats grilled at your table. Soon after you order bulgogi or any other of the many meat dishes, an employee arrives with a bucket of thermonuclear-hot coals that he dumps in the grill in the middle of your table. Meanwhile, you’re noshing on a vast array of complimentary pickled goodies and eyeballing the zillion athletic trophies decorating the restaurant. Sound surreal? Try it at 3 a.m. less...

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Hae Woon Dae BBQ

    Best Korean BOA Award Winner

    Hae Woon Dae
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