Korean BBQ Restaurant in Salt Lake City, UT | (801) 474-0047 Ejo Korean BBQ

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I kept meaning to get to this place the entire time it was closer to 700 E. and didn't manage. When they moved a bit deeper in the lot and changed approach, same thing, but just never seemed to connect. Finally made it over there to check things out. Let's chat about the interior. Everything (as long as you don't look up, and I strongly urge you not to do that) is all sort of white and clean. It's not exactly welcoming, but not too off-putting. The tables all have a sort of heated grill in the center of them. The table I was at didn't have a grill that worked great, but managed to more or less work things out.

The idea here is all you can eat and they will bring you either a place of raw meat or cooked meat, depending on what you order. They are not really marked as to which is which, that I could find, anyway, on that menu, so it's a bit haphazard. The sliced Angus was pretty solid, as was the Galbi and the Bulgogi. I ordered some of the chicken, which came out cooked, and that was pretty nice. There is a bar area where you can get veggies, fried rice, and, oddly, orange chicken, so I partook of that as well. The Orange Chicken was quite nice. They also had sauces, but I didn't bother with those. Green tea was also solid.

The wait staff seemed to need to be chased down whenever we wanted more stuff. That was kind of a nuisance and I think how much you enjoy this depends directly on how much you feel like cooking your lunch or dinner or whatever. I think conceptually, it's fine, but if you're in a hurry, this place is mostly a non-starter. Flavors were very solid, though most could have used a lot more spice for my taste, and I definitely enjoyed most of what I had.

-D.W.