Few Washington restaurants are as fun as this rollicking Korean barbecue spot, and no Korean barbecue spots are as excellent as Kogiya. Meats and marinades are superior, whether you opt for traditional items like bulgogi and spicy pork belly or splurge on soy-garlic marinated Angus rib eye—all best washed down with icy Korean beers. K-barbecue vets know that panchan (complimentary vegetable side dishes) are equally a mark of quality—and we’ve yet to find any as bright and bountiful. The all-you-can-eat lunch deal is especially good for feasting on a budget. Customers can call ahead to be added to a wait list—a must on busy weekends. Inexpensive.
Also Great: Mandu (dumplings); kimchee and seafood pancakes; galbi (short ribs); seafood soondubu (soup).