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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
7.5
5.5
$25
Korean
Casual restaurant

Hours
Mon–Sat 11:00am–11:00pm
Sun 11:00am–9:00pm

Features Kid-friendly
Bar Beer, wine, liquor
Credit cards Visa, MC
Reservations Accepted

North Seattle
15004 Hwy. 99
Lynnwood, WA
(425) 787-6484
Ka Won Korean BBQ
Tabletop grilling and banchan in a place whose décor keeps the focus on the food

One of our favorite Northside Korean restaurants, Ka Won is no secret: it’s always bustling with regulars cooking pork belly, kalbi, and other marinated meats on tabletop BBQ grills; or, perhaps, tossing seemingly endless supplies of meats and seafood into bubbling pots of spicy broth.

In the mix are always a few folks dutifully chowing their way through the prix-fixe dinner, which is huge, with bulgogi, fish, soup, salads, and, of course, banchan. The banchan, which is a highlight at most of the Northside restaurants, are legendary here: you get about ten starters here ranging from kimchi to anchovies.

Like almost all Asian restaurants outside the city limits, Ka Won is in a strip mall; the interior is a bit worn, but it’s tidy, and it seems that at some point, some effort went in to painting the walls butter yellow and installing a few chandeliers instead of fluorescents. But the most dynamic element of the room is the series of silver vents hovering to catch the smoke rising from the grills. Delicious.

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