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“Good Korean BBQ”

Rice Market & Restaurant
Ranked #1,520 of 2,383 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: US$5 - US$50
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Japanese, Sushi
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Rice Restaurant & Lounge has changed our format and expanded our offerings. We are now. Rice Market & Restaurant. All the food from before. Now we feature a Specialty Korean and Asian Grocery. Come visit. Shop, Eat, Dine, Drink, Socialize.We still feature soju and other adult beverages for table service.
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good Korean BBQ”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I had the opportunity to dine at Rice with family. This was the first time I had this type of food and to be honest, I found it to be a good experience. The BBQ is done over hot coals, not propane, giving it a very unique flavor and one that I really like.

There is plenty of food to go round. The four of us each ordered something different then shared. We did it justice and the portions were perfect.

If you like spice, this too was just right, not overpowering like some..

I guess where I feel it is average, is that the place needs some upgrading and being a Monday night, there were only 6 people i the place. It looks worn and tired, but again, the food was really good.

I will go back because it is unique and the food was good.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Bob L
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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Authentic Korean Food”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

I was not expecting much as I approached the restaurant/market. The outside is not great even for a strip mall. After exploring the market and finding a good selection of Korean food, I decided to try the attached restaurant. This was a Saturday afternoon and it was good time to get an explanation on the many dishes. Our server greeted and seated us promptly. My first impression was that it seemed rather gloomy because the high ceilings are painted black. The food more than made up for the atmosphere. It was well seasoned and not Americanized! Just what I have been looking for in Tampa for years. Since there were only 2 of us we did not get to try as many dishes, but we will be returning for more. Service was just okay, we the only nonasians. I just wish it was in a more inviting location. Lunch for 2 entrees and 1 appetizer came to about $35.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank jan10214
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

I am not a complainer unless something is really bad. The service was really bad. I have to compliment them on the quality of the food, however. There was a large party in the back room who appeared to have reserved the space. At the end of our meal, my daughter and I asked to order the ice cream. The waitress said she had already completed the check (handwritten) and that I should've ordered it earlier. She hadn't even checked on us once, thus I had no chance to order. She then apologized and said she was too busy to bring it. I didn't bother to ask to box up the leftovers. I did leave a small "tip"- a note suggesting they don't refuse to serve customers.

2 Thank christycarraway
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“BEST most authentic Yukgaejang soup in Tampa”
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

I've tasted all the Korean restaurants in Tampa and Rice made most authentic best tasting Korean food in Tampa. Some of the food was better than Korean food at Atlanta. Try the all you can eat Korean kalby BBQ for $26.

Thank Vincent R
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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed 13 November 2012

I did a thorough search for a Korean Restaurant in Tampa and decided to try the Rice Restaurant & Lounge. I agree with jandc5744 on the location. I was turned off when I visited approximately 7:15pm. The mall strip was not very lit and when I exited the restaurant there was a police officer sitting outside in his squad car. The food was authentic Korean. It taste and smell just like it did when I was stationed in Korea. I had the Heamul Soontofu (seafood, soft tofu in a hot broth) and white sticky rice with all the side fixings. I took it to go and sorry that I did not eat in b/c I may have order something else. I will be returning before I leave the area.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Yardman71
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RiceTampa, Owner at Rice Market & Restaurant, responded to this review, 30 December 2012
Thank you for your review and your service! We are happy that you liked our restaurant. We are grateful for your service to our country. Please stop in again and say hi. Check out our new market. We opened around the first of December. We have all of the great snacks that you probably got in the little convenience stores just outside base. And the yummy ice cream. Bring your family...bring your friends.
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