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The 10 Best Korean and Japanese Restaurants for Grilling Your Own Dinner

Where to feast on Korean barbecue and Japanese yakinuku cooked right at the table

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Grilling is a time-honored pastime in Texas, but the weather isn’t exactly amenable to hanging out outside right now. Fortunately, there are plenty of restaurants in the area that will allow grillmasters and pyromaniacs alike to indulge in grill-your-own meats.

Whether serving up Korean barbecue or Japanese yakiniku-style dining, these 10 Dallas restaurants offer proteins aplenty, all of which are grilled to each individual eater’s liking at a tabletop grill. From all-you-can-eat bulgogi to prime Kobe beef, consider this a comprehensive guide for Dallas’ most adventurous meat eaters.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Breakers Korean BBQ

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3044 Old Denton Rd
Carrollton, TX

Open for both lunch and dinner, Breakers offers both styles of Korean barbecue. Choose from one of two unlimited options, or order up proteins like bulgogi, lobster tail, and Chilean sea bass a la carte.

2. Gui-Rock Korean BBQ

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This popular Korean restaurant offers much more than Korean barbecue, but the meats are definitely worth checking out. Bulgogi, kalbi, thinly-sliced beef tongue, and nearly 20 more proteins are on offer, all of which pair perfectly with an array of banchan.

3. Gen Korean BBQ

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2540 Old Denton Rd
Carrollton, TX

An unlimited (for two hours, at least) smorgasboard of proteins awaits at this flashy California import. Choose from beef, pork, chicken, and seafood options like thinly sliced brisket and garlic marinated pork belly, and try not to fill up on the little bowls of banchan (kimchi, potato salad, and more) that circle the tabletop grill.

4. Gyu-Kaku

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5290 Belt Line Road, #115
Addison, TX
(469) 567-3237
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Japanese yakiniku (literally “grilled meat”) restaurants aren’t exactly aplenty in Dallas, but the Addison outpost of this chain is a perfect introduction to the concept. Order a la carte plates of marinated beef, chicken, and tofu, or splurge on a budget-friendly multi-course dinner for two. At only $60, it includes appetizers, several different types of meat (including Kobe options) and grill-your-own s’mores.

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5. Seoul Garden

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2502 Royal Ln #103
Dallas, TX
(972) 484-6090
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Bring a crowd to enjoy the barbecue offerings at this massive Korean eatery, which serves up the city’s most addictively funky kimchi. It’s the perfect foil for Seoul Garden’s large menu of Korean barbecue offerings, all of which are served a la carte and grilled over actual coals at the table.

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6. Koryo Kalbi Korean BBQ

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2560 Royal Ln
Dallas, TX
(972) 406-0087
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16 different types of meat, ranging from thinly-sliced duck to marinated short rib, are on offer at this a la carte Korean barbecue spot. Consider one of the pre-set barbecue combos for two, which serves up a massive array of meats for only $50. Note: a minimum order of at least two dishes is required for tabletop cooking.

7. Korea House

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2598 Royal Ln
Dallas, TX
(972) 243-0434
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The O.G. of Dallas’ Korean barbecue scene, Korea House is a Carrollton staple. The meats here are served a la carte, and the offerings are largely traditional, like marinated bone-in short ribs, bulgogi, and beef intestine.

8. Sura Korean BBQ Buffet

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2240 Royal Ln Ste 106
Dallas, TX
(972) 243-5656
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Unlimited Korean barbecue is on offer at this laid-back Korean buffet, along with one of the city’s most interesting line-ups of protein. Alongside the traditional bulgogi and pork belly, find baby octopus, beef intestine, and pork jowl, all of which are prepared quickly on the tableside grill.

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9. Niwa Japanese BBQ

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This newly-opened Deep Ellum spot serves up a la carte platters of meat, ranging from premium steaks to marinated beef tongue. Each portion of meat is shareable, and reasonably priced at $11 and below. Niwa also offers a large selection of veggies and accoutrements, like spinach with garlic butter, to balance out the meat-heavy meal.

10. K's House Grill & BBQ

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K's House, 320 Singleton Blvd #100
Dallas, TX 75212
(214) 238-2606
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Feast on Prime beef, organic chicken, and wild-caught seafood at this Trinity Groves newcomer. Unlike the all-you-can-eat spots, K’s House boasts a menu of a la carte options, or a $30 set menu that involves a choice of two or three proteins (go for the boneless short ribs and pork belly) with dumplings, seafood pancakes, and japchae.

1. Breakers Korean BBQ

3044 Old Denton Rd, Carrollton, TX

Open for both lunch and dinner, Breakers offers both styles of Korean barbecue. Choose from one of two unlimited options, or order up proteins like bulgogi, lobster tail, and Chilean sea bass a la carte.

3044 Old Denton Rd
Carrollton, TX

2. Gui-Rock Korean BBQ

Carrollton, TX

This popular Korean restaurant offers much more than Korean barbecue, but the meats are definitely worth checking out. Bulgogi, kalbi, thinly-sliced beef tongue, and nearly 20 more proteins are on offer, all of which pair perfectly with an array of banchan.

3. Gen Korean BBQ

2540 Old Denton Rd, Carrollton, TX

An unlimited (for two hours, at least) smorgasboard of proteins awaits at this flashy California import. Choose from beef, pork, chicken, and seafood options like thinly sliced brisket and garlic marinated pork belly, and try not to fill up on the little bowls of banchan (kimchi, potato salad, and more) that circle the tabletop grill.

2540 Old Denton Rd
Carrollton, TX

4. Gyu-Kaku

5290 Belt Line Road, #115, Addison, TX
meat and fire Gyu-Kaku/Facebook

Japanese yakiniku (literally “grilled meat”) restaurants aren’t exactly aplenty in Dallas, but the Addison outpost of this chain is a perfect introduction to the concept. Order a la carte plates of marinated beef, chicken, and tofu, or splurge on a budget-friendly multi-course dinner for two. At only $60, it includes appetizers, several different types of meat (including Kobe options) and grill-your-own s’mores.

5290 Belt Line Road, #115
Addison, TX

5. Seoul Garden

2502 Royal Ln #103, Dallas, TX
Seoul Garden/Facebook

Bring a crowd to enjoy the barbecue offerings at this massive Korean eatery, which serves up the city’s most addictively funky kimchi. It’s the perfect foil for Seoul Garden’s large menu of Korean barbecue offerings, all of which are served a la carte and grilled over actual coals at the table.

2502 Royal Ln #103
Dallas, TX

6. Koryo Kalbi Korean BBQ

2560 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX

16 different types of meat, ranging from thinly-sliced duck to marinated short rib, are on offer at this a la carte Korean barbecue spot. Consider one of the pre-set barbecue combos for two, which serves up a massive array of meats for only $50. Note: a minimum order of at least two dishes is required for tabletop cooking.

2560 Royal Ln
Dallas, TX

7. Korea House

2598 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX

The O.G. of Dallas’ Korean barbecue scene, Korea House is a Carrollton staple. The meats here are served a la carte, and the offerings are largely traditional, like marinated bone-in short ribs, bulgogi, and beef intestine.

2598 Royal Ln
Dallas, TX

8. Sura Korean BBQ Buffet

2240 Royal Ln Ste 106, Dallas, TX
Amy McCarthy/EDFW

Unlimited Korean barbecue is on offer at this laid-back Korean buffet, along with one of the city’s most interesting line-ups of protein. Alongside the traditional bulgogi and pork belly, find baby octopus, beef intestine, and pork jowl, all of which are prepared quickly on the tableside grill.

2240 Royal Ln Ste 106
Dallas, TX

9. Niwa Japanese BBQ

Dallas, TX

This newly-opened Deep Ellum spot serves up a la carte platters of meat, ranging from premium steaks to marinated beef tongue. Each portion of meat is shareable, and reasonably priced at $11 and below. Niwa also offers a large selection of veggies and accoutrements, like spinach with garlic butter, to balance out the meat-heavy meal.

10. K's House Grill & BBQ

K's House, 320 Singleton Blvd #100, Dallas, TX 75212

Feast on Prime beef, organic chicken, and wild-caught seafood at this Trinity Groves newcomer. Unlike the all-you-can-eat spots, K’s House boasts a menu of a la carte options, or a $30 set menu that involves a choice of two or three proteins (go for the boneless short ribs and pork belly) with dumplings, seafood pancakes, and japchae.

K's House, 320 Singleton Blvd #100
Dallas, TX 75212

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