Ill Mee Korean Buffet

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Ill Mee Korean Buffet

Postby fatLouie » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:47 pm

7031 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA

whoa!! amazing!! Ill Mee is a giant buffet... half of it is prepared food, while half of it is raw meats. At your table, there is a hot grill. You can tend to the meat yourself, or let one of the waitresses take care of the process. It's a unique eating experience - one that I found to be fun and delicious. I wish I had pictures! It's about $20/person with soft drinks, but it is certainly worth it, especially for a group.

P.S. the sushi ain't bad for being korean.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/P2a21sT2SltyIxKjSaR8FA

imagine this, but with a buffet of meat to go with it:

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Postby RocketMan » Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:18 pm

Sounds kinda like a place I used to go to where the chef prepared everything at your table and entertained you at the same time as he cut stuff up and would flip it in the air and juggle the containers of oils and sauces. they had one in Bethsada and upper NW DC. don't know what happened to them, could still be around. It too was an orential eatery.

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Postby fatLouie » Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:16 pm

RocketMan wrote:Sounds kinda like a place I used to go to where the chef prepared everything at your table and entertained you at the same time as he cut stuff up and would flip it in the air and juggle the containers of oils and sauces. they had one in Bethsada and upper NW DC. don't know what happened to them, could still be around. It too was an orential eatery.


Benihana? You're thinking of hibachi steakhouses... they're Japanese. Similar, but more for the show.
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Postby Yellowjacket » Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:20 pm

Save room before going to a Il Mee or alike. It is definitely a contest in stuffing oneself silly. Lots of choices.
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Re: Ill Mee Korean Buffet

Postby Unity » Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:40 pm

fatLouie wrote:At your table, there is a hot grill. You can tend to the meat yourself

Jody and I happened onto one of these Korean "barbecue" places in Ann Arbor, first day out on our way to MOA rally in WI via ferry. It was fun playing fry chef, and the food was quite tasty, but we had to ask our waitress from time to time what the hell we were eating now. :wink:

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Re: Ill Mee Korean Buffet

Postby Ben_Ricci » Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:48 pm

Unity wrote:
fatLouie wrote:At your table, there is a hot grill. You can tend to the meat yourself

Jody and I happened onto one of these Korean "barbecue" places in Ann Arbor, first day out on our way to MOA rally in WI via ferry. It was fun playing fry chef, and the food was quite tasty, but we had to ask our waitress from time to time what the hell we were eating now. :wink:

--John 8)
(Between her lack of English and our lack of Korean, we still wonder about some of it. :D )


Does any of this look or sound familar?

http://wolf.ok.ac.kr/~annyg/english/e5.htm

I guess sooner or later someone would have stooped to this: ( :oops: )
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Postby Yellowjacket » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:14 pm

fatLouie wrote:
At your table, there is a hot grill. You can tend to the meat yourself

Jody and I happened onto one of these Korean "barbecue" places in Ann Arbor, first day out on our way to MOA rally in WI via ferry. It was fun playing fry chef, and the food was quite tasty, but we had to ask our waitress from time to time what the hell we were eating now. Wink

--John Cool
(Between her lack of English and our lack of Korean, we still wonder about some of it. Very Happy )


Don't ask, don't tell. Take a high res picture post it on the Tech section and I will try to help identify the item.

BTW I have not found anything too challenging at Il Mee. Squid and octopus ain't bad for you. The alcohol in the beer will sanitize it all! If that is not strong enough, get some Korean rice spirit. Same effect as carb cleaner. :lol:
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Postby Blaster229 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:21 pm

MMMMMMMMMMM bulgoki ! or gimme some good ol Jah jung myun :)

Tough to phoneticize my Hangu mal lol
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Postby Yellowjacket » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:18 pm

Nak-Ji Bo-Kum i.e. spicy octopus is very nice. I have ordered it many times.

(No I and not and don't speak Korean and I just copied this line from a menu.) :P
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