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Bon Korean BBQ



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An AYCE oasis, Bon Korean BBQ in Chinatown is where you go to shovel as much kimchi, beef galbi, marinated rib meat, and pork belly as your heart (or stomach) can handle. Lit up with glowing LED lights that make the restaurant feel like a sexy alien spaceship, the buffet at the center of the dining room is where all the action happens. Filled with rows upon rows of bulgogi, ribeye, short rib, and almost any other grillable meat you can imagine, the buffet also has scores of hot dishes, salad options, and a nearly overwhelming amount of banchan. There’s an additional full menu of meats that can be ordered to the table, free of charge, so you can eat as long as your wrists have the strength to flip your meat (or two hours, whichever is sooner). But be warned: Bon KBBQ charges a $20 fee for any uncleaned plates, so make sure that your eyes aren’t bigger than your stomach. Or, at least, make sure that someone at your table can pick up the slack.

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Spicy Pork Bulgogi

One of our buffet favorites, the spicy pork bulgogi is covered in a marinade with just enough kick to keep your attention.
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Spicy Chicken

Just edging out the pork bulgogi as our favorite spice girl at Bon KBBQ, the tender pieces of chicken soak up every bit of spice that they’re coated in.
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Pork Belly

After hitting the grill, the thin slices of pork belly all but dissolve when you eat them, leaving nothing but their sweet memory behind. And maybe the desire for another piece or two of pork belly.
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Beef Bulgogi

Beef bulgogi at Bon is cut slim and has a sweet, caramelized taste. And while we don’t think there’s anything wrong with the beef bulgogi, we’d rather use our precious two-hour time limit eating one of the spicier options.
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Daepae, thinly-sliced pork belly, at Bon has to be requested from the menu of meats that aren’t out on the buffet line. But it’s delightfully crispy and is what we’d imagine pork-flavored air tastes like, so it’s worth flagging your server down to order some.

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