Named after owner Hui-Kyong's hometown in Korea, Won Ju offers food that is completely authentic to its Korean roots. "My momma had a big restaurant ... More
Won Ju Korean Restaurant
Named after owner Hui-Kyong's hometown in Korea, Won Ju offers food that is completely authentic to its Korean roots. "My momma had a big restaurant in Korea. I watched her as a girl and learned what I know today," she says. Won Ju is the closest you'll get to real Korean food. Most dishes are grilled over open flame and served right in the hot pot in which they are cooked. Hui-Kyong is very particular about keeping the food original to its true Korean origin, but also seeks to meet the growing demand for light and healthy eating. Portions are large and each entree comes with an assortment of Korean side dishes such as Kim Chi, potatoes, cucumbers and green onions prepared in tasty sauces.
The worst Korean restaurant I have ever eaten. I am an Korean American who have lived in the States for the past 36 years. I have lived and eaten at the Korean restaurants in Seoul, LA, Chicago, New York, Bakersfield and SF Bay Area. The quality of food at this place is so bad my wife began having stomachache soon after eating there. Some of the vegetable in BiBimbob was rotten. My fish was so salty I ended up drinking so much water. As I write this review, my wife is suffering from stomachache and diarrhea. We should have know something was very wrong with the place when we were the only ones eating at the restaurant. It looks as if the place is going to close down since it is so slow.
The owner of the restaurant for the past 20 years was friendly. We are staying here in Monterey because of a conference.
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