Boston’s Korean restaurants tend to run to the small and modestly home-style. KOREANA offers a different take: bigger and posher than most, boasting a full bar with a giant TV. The dining room features many tables inset with gas grills at which diners can enjoy Korean barbecue, Koreana’s most popular dish, grilling plates of marinated meats and seafood and garnishing them with a variety of banchan (small, piquant side dishes). It’s fun, interactive, and delicious. BBQ may also be the best way for Westerners to receive a gentle introduction to the joys of the country’s incredible but occasionally daunting cuisine.
KOREANA | 154–158 Prospect Street, Cambridge | 617.576.8661 | koreanaboston.com