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DA Mee Rak Korean Cuisine
Cuisines: Korean
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Arrived with my gf to try Korean BBQ. A little worried that the place was pretty empty, however that proved in our favor (it got busier as the night got later).

Service: Our server (a young man) was more than happy to answer all of our questions (and we had many). He checked on us often enough that we never were "out" of sides, but not too often that it was annoying.

Food: Portions were great for two decent appetites. We had some sake with our meal (a nice array of Korean choices). We started with a "seafood pancake" which was delicious--loaded with octopus and fresh veggies (we ended up taking half home so we could save room for dinner). Dinner included the pork belly and shaved beef bbq. The pork belly had excellent flavor (our server recommened the oil/salt/pepper sauce to enhance the flavor and he was spot on). The shaved beef tasted as it if had been injected with a flavorful bbq sauce that really brought out a delightful flavor. Sides were very fresh and each with a unique taste.

Price: I would say right on the money. The portion size and freshness make up for any question on the price.

Ambience: Eh. It was clean, but you wont mistake it for a multi-million dollar decor by any means. It just was just simple, a little too much "stuff" on the shelves for my taste.

Both of us enjoyed our first experience with Korean BBQ and would def make a second (or more) trip there.

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

Brand New Owners & Remodeled!

But best of all is the Quality of Food they are serving now… it is Amazing! we had been there before and we liked it, but now, we loved it!

It is our new Korean Restaurant to Go.

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1  Thank Momiof2
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

My husband, daughter and I went to Da Mee Rak because it is close to her home and we had never tried Korean food before. We were there around 6 pm on a Thursday night and there was only one small group there. We stood there to be seated for several minutes and I finally went to get someone to seat us. However, after that the service was good.

We opted for the barbecue because it is cooked at your table and it sounded fun. We ordered the short ribs, ribeye rib tips and galbi, a marinated beef dish. The server came back to our table with 6 different side dishes that included potato, radish, cabbage, cucumber and some kind of jelly dish. She also brought lettuce salad and a think pepper sauce to eat with the meat. White rice is served in little metal tins with lids; they are hot so don't touch them until they cool. Of the side dishes we liked the sliced radish dish the best and the jellied dish the least. I really enjoyed the thick pepper paste. The side dishes vary. I also ordered the Bali tea, which is very weak and they drink it without any sweetener, so that is how I drank it. It is supposed to be good for digestion. It was ok but I like my hot tea a little stronger.

Our server brought out the meat and explained that it is marinated for up to 48 hours, depending on the dish. There is a small grill in the middle of the table that the server uncovers and lights. She cooked the thin slices of meat along with onions before us. She used scissors to cut the pieces of meat. We ate from small plates and she placed some of the meat on our plates for us. All of the meat was delicious but we loved the ribeye!

All in all it was a good experience. I would recommend the ribeye.

1  Thank Hrpamw
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

Da Mee Rak has amazing Korean food. I'm not Korean; however, have worked in a Korean restaurant for a year w/ 5 different owners w/ 5 different chefs so I know how Korean food is suppose to taste like. I highly recommend to go for BBQ because the portion is big enough to bring left overs home. The soups are delicious too. The price is affordable. I will definitely come back for my Korean food craving day;-)

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Reviewed 25 February 2011

First of all, I am a full blood Korean who knows what is good or bad when it comes to Korean food.

Everytime I go on a trip, I find Korean restaurants near by and try different restaurant to find good ones to go back to if I ever need to visit the town again. I've never been in Ft. Lauderdale, FL area so I looked up all Korean restaurants near and decided to try Da Mee Rak.

The atmosphere was pretty good so I thought I would get a good meal. But the food was very disappointing.
We ordered Wang Galbi which is one of the most delight dishes I consider. It supposed to be mayonnaised to taste flavors. But this had no flavor at all. Whoever did mayonaising did not do it right.

Also Korean restaurants are famous for their plentiful and delicious side dishes. Da Mee Rak had plenty but none of them were any good. In Korean's old saying if restaurants side dishes are good, then theirmaim dishes are also good. But this was not the case here.

I heard that Da Mee Rak was in business for over 15 years and I could not believe it the way food was tasting.

Overall, this restaurant could be a treat to Americans who have no clues what the food supposed to taste like; however, it is not for Koreans who know what they are expecting.

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2  Thank JamesMem
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