The Best Korean BBQ in Atlanta should be mouthwatering, have subtlety, class, and variety. One of few places I feel this best describes is Honey Pig. Although this Seoul of the South, well-liked restaurant has had its ups and down. It’s safe to say most dining places has had a fair share of good and bad moments. However, only a place with indescribably good food is indestructible.
The Best Korean BBQ in Atlanta
I loved every minute I spent at Honey Pig exploring the unlimited menu. I was far from disappointed with each menu item discovery. I get the feeling this isn’t an authentic ethnic experience, but it didn’t take away from the excellent food quality and helpful service.
Parking wasn’t an issue because it’s a decent size lot. I too feel I lucked out on parking and waiting as I visited early in the weekday. I trust the lot can get full on the weekend making parking hard to find. After all, it’s a shared lot for a mini plaza. Honey Pig is trendy, thus wait times may vary. I waited merely 10 minutes on a weekday night. There are 3 areas for seating: booths, main tables, and sectioned off space which is somewhat private. It’s all connected. The noise level isn’t terrible (nor the orders grace period to begin grubbing – the order turnaround is speedy). Therefore, seating anywhere is fine.
What sets this place apart from the rest is the BBQ grill plate (pan) called Gamasot. In Korea, it is a very popular cooking appliance that is used to grill samgyupsal, galbi, steak or any meats and fishes. I think the lid is very cool, but I had too many close calls. I could’ve burned my finger 2 or 3 times due to the little eating space. The cast-iron cooking lid covers most of the table leaving little space to spread food and eat. It surely didn’t stop me from filling the table with food, and it’s hardly troubling. However, be mindful.
Lastly, you’re given radish and rice wraps, lettuce, salad, soup, kimchi, and bean sprouts with peppers and sauces as a starter. Great food starters during the passive time for cooking meats and yields plenty. The kimchi was perfectly seasoned; I’m salivating thinking about it. The beef and pork were tasty and not fatty, especially my Garlic Sam-Gyup-Sal (Marinated w/ Garlic aka garlic pork belly) which I thought I wouldn’t fond. Pork belly is renown in North American and East Asian culture but this is by far the best version I’ve tasted. My company talked me into tasting it, and it was a good suggestion. Skip a meticulously plated restaurant for this soul-satisfying joint, (one of) the best Korean BBQ in Atlanta.