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All you can eat buffet bulgogi/kalbi restaurants....
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shawner88



Joined: 01 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:11 am    Post subject: All you can eat buffet bulgogi/kalbi restaurants.... Reply with quote

When I lived in Pusan 2 years ago these places were everywhere. All you could eat meat for 5,000 W with all the extras (leaves, garlic, sauce, etc).

I heard most of them went out of business. Are there cheap places like this in Seoul? I know there are a few that are expensive.

One opened now near my home in my country town near Suwon, but it's 8,000 won...not bad. Me and the girlfriend are about to go try it.

By the way, my adult student says not to go to them because the meat is such poor quality. A cow is a cow is it not and kalbi/bulgogi comes from the same part of the cow? What is wrong with the meat? I really have no idea but maybe someone could clear this up. I hope I'm not about to go eat cow weener.
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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a place called Carne Station- well in fact there are loads of them- including one in Hong-dae I can see from here- 20,000 for loads of different kinds of food, including kalbi, bulgogi, all the leaves and everything. A lot more than your 5,000 but it's all you can drink- beer, spirits, soju (!)- anything you want although I think it shuts at 10pm.
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shawner88



Joined: 01 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swiss James wrote:
There's a place called Carne Station- well in fact there are loads of them- including one in Hong-dae I can see from here- 20,000 for loads of different kinds of food, including kalbi, bulgogi, all the leaves and everything. A lot more than your 5,000 but it's all you can drink- beer, spirits, soju (!)- anything you want although I think it shuts at 10pm.



Oh yeah, I've been there. All you can drink is definitely worth the extra funds.
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Universalis



Joined: 17 Nov 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used to got to one in Chongno every now and then... I have no idea if it's still there or not, but it was 7,000W for all you can eat.

I agree with your friend though... the meat did seem to be sketchy. I usually felt pretty queasy after eating there.... It tasted fine, mind you, but I don't think it went down very well.

Brian
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ryleeys



Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Location: Columbia, MD

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've got one for W8000 in Icheon... one of these days, I'll get horrible food poisoning...


No such thing as sanitation in any restaurant in Icheon...
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SarcasmKills



Joined: 07 Apr 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the WORST case of food poisoning from one of those places in Cheongju...

ugh.. my stomach turns just thinking about it.. I suffered for a week.. it was brutal..

never again.
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shawner88



Joined: 01 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well we went and it seemed pretty darn good. 7500 each which included the "pan chan" dishes such as mandu, jjab chae, bo chim gae, kim bap, guk su noodles, several other things and 4 kinds of soups.

We were surprised actually by the quality of the meat. The sam gyeop sal was thick and meaty, the kalbi as well. No stomach ache so far.


I think some of the reason people get sick from these is eating too much. I just wanted to keep eating because I could.
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Universalis



Joined: 17 Nov 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you're eating all the panchan, then in my book, you're not doing it right:)

Eating rice, mandu, chigae, whatever.. all take up space in my gut that could otherwise go to samkyupsal, talkgalbi, and bulgogi. I avoid the former to leave more room for the latter.

Of course, my girlfriend tells me I need to diet...

Brian
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ryleeys



Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Location: Columbia, MD

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha... Universalis, you're a sucker...

ryleeys = no girlfriend = no diet.



Of course, I'm also 160 pounds... which is about 20 under the average for my height...
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Cthulhu



Joined: 02 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shawner88 wrote:

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When I lived in Pusan 2 years ago these places were everywhere. All you could eat meat for 5,000 W with all the extras (leaves, garlic, sauce, etc).

I heard most of them went out of business. Are there cheap places like this in Seoul? I know there are a few that are expensive.


I missed those places too. There were three or four near Texas Street in Choryang-Dong in Busan last I checked, but that was awhile ago. Most of the rest seem to have disappeared though I recall seeing one in Yonsandong last fall. Regardless of the quality they were great. Busan food in general was great because the prices were so reasonable.
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The Man known as The Man



Joined: 29 Mar 2003
Location: 3 cheers for Ted Haggard oh yeah!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why go to such a buffett when you can go to Macdonald's?
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Seoultrader



Joined: 18 Jun 2003
Location: Ali's Insurgent Inn, Fallujah

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.obstadium.com

Semi-unlimited beef & beer for 17,000 (I think there's a 3-hour limit to your stay). They also have a lunch special.

Avoid Saturdays.
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W.T.Carl



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carne Station was always nice. All you can eat and drink is a great deal. I enjoyed the NK hard stuff. It was interesting and the meat was fairly good. Then there is the Seoul Buffet in of all places Kimpo City. It is a nice place, although the meat isn't the best. Still, for 7000w, it wasn't bad.
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Monty_



Joined: 16 Aug 2003

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are three within spitting distance of my flat in sangnoksu (ansan).

They are all W5500, and one of them is quality. Since I discovered it I havent been for galbi anywhere else.
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eamo



Joined: 08 Mar 2003
Location: Shepherd's Bush, 1964.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seoultrader wrote:
www.obstadium.com

Semi-unlimited beef & beer for 17,000 (I think there's a 3-hour limit to your stay). They also have a lunch special.

Avoid Saturdays.


As much as Seoultrader is the expert on all things bush-related in Seoul I have to question his buffet tips.

I went to OBstadium for my birthday dinner on saturday night. Not so good. Carne Station is better.

OBstadium had only TWO types of meat. Carne has maybe 12-15. Including chicken.

In Obstadium only beer is 'all you can drink' (I think). In Carne a lot of different drink is offered in the price.

In OBstadium you have to pay for Soju!!! 3000won per bottle!!!

It's included at Carne.

Case closed.
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