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Osek Korean Restaurant

Korean Restaurant
67 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103 67 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena Directions
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Korean, Barbecue, American, Contemporary
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Korean, Barbecue, American, Contemporary
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
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Report | 4 years ago
Last night was the closing night of the restaurant in Pasadena (at least that is what I understood from the waitress). The groupon was not really for two dinners. You order (and she said two main dishes and two small plates) -thinking this was what the groupon covered. We ended up paying $45 more (tax, tip and one ice tea)! The food was okay…the shrimp dish was too fishy and not good. Would not ever go back. This was my first time using a groupon---not the best.
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Report | 4 years ago
Order and share meals.
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Report | 4 years ago
Food was tasty especially the short ribs, but was not much of a discount using the groupon
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Report | 4 years ago
Price is kind of steep for what you get and the side dishes are minimal. My thirteen year-old was still hungry after one appetizer and three entrée (party of three). The food tasted ok, just not very satisfying...
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Report | 4 years ago
One of the main reasons to go to a Korean restaurant is their Banchon, the small dishes they serve before the main course. Osek is poorly lacking in that area. The varieties are few and quantity small. Thier main courses are OK, but at $ 28 for the Galbi Jim, with only 4 pieces of meat, it is $ 7 per piece and $ 2 per bite. Don't you think it is a bit stiff?
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Report | 4 years ago
Great fresh food.
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Report | 4 years ago
It is a good deal with the Groupon. The Bibimbap with seafood that we had was yummy, I recommend getting the black rice, it makes it even better. But they are very skimpy with the sides. For example, two little mushrooms for two people, one each.
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Report | 4 years ago
The mandu ramen and ddukbokki were delicious. Excellent service.
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Report | 4 years ago
Delicious food, especially the kimchee pancake and sundubu soup. Lovely, attentive service and a nice quiet dining room -- good for conversation!
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Report | 4 years ago
We had a very tasty meal and took the advice of Yelp reviewers and got the Bibimbap (?sp) with galbi combo and the ramen. Both were very flavorful. The waitress was very attentive and pleasant, but we got there early and we were the first ones there. As far as we could tell, the parking structure across the street did not have 90 minutes free parking (as mentioned in one review that I read), and was $2/20 minutes with a $7 max. We parked on the street although in the future we may just park at the DeLacy lot and take a stroll of Old Town along the way.
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From Our Editors

Folks are noticing Executive chef Michael Chang's brand of healthy Korean comfort food—so much so that in 2013, Pasadena Weekly readers voted Osek Korean Restaurant the spot with the best Korean food in the city. But he's not just concerned about flavors and textures: color is important for Michael, who makes sure each dish includes the five hues traditionally associated with various organs of the body. He layers kimchi, ham, and fried eggs, stirs dumplings into spicy broths, and braises ribs until they're fall-off-the-bone tender. All of the dishes can be customized to spice preference, and the sunlit dining room with a casual atmosphere adds to the experience.

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