Hongdae 33 Korean BBQ
You can have a damned good time at Hongdae 33, the new all-you-can-eat KBBQ restaurant in Chinatown. The vibrant interior has cheeky neon signs peppering the walls, and it’s sleek and sexy, like where you’d take your situationship to eat. The main event here is the food—and it all comes in at $33 per person, a serious bargain considering the meats here are nearly on par with other fancier KBBQ spots in town. But unlike other AYCE spots, there’s no buffet line, just turbo-speed servers that are just as invested in maximizing the 90-minute time limit as you are. So you can stay focused on grilling up some succulent miso-marinated steak, bulgogi, and marinated galbi, and just have a little fun, especially with the surprisingly strong soju cocktails.
photo credit: Jenn Duncan