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2608 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 864-9742
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Photo of Daniel Ace Daniel Ace
Jul 16, 2021 5

Great food at fair prices. Nice hidden gem close to Duke Hospital.

Photo of Tee T Tee T
Feb 22, 2022 3

So I decided to try Itaewon after searching google for a high rated Korean bbq place since I haven’t been able to find many good places around this area. I had the large sized bowl with fried rice, edamame, sweet corn, bulgogi, and fried chicken. It was all really good! The downside is that my food was extremely cold. Like not warm at all. Other than the rice. That really kind of put a damper on my eating experience, especially being that it’s a chilly windy day and I was really looking forward to a hot bowl of comfort food. I would recommend this place, but only if I could ensure that the food was going to be hot and fresh once I got it. Maybe get it to go and warm it up at home?

Photo of Larissa Kim Larissa Kim
Oct 22, 2021 5

This food is SO good. The food is hot and fresh, service is quick, and lots of indoor and outdoor seating. It's incredibly tasty and the meat is marinated and incredibly tender. The wings are so delicious. Definitely will be back!

Photo of Michael Thibodeaux Michael Thibodeaux
Jan 6, 2022 4

This spot has good food. I strayed from my normal bulgogi order and for chicken instead which wasn't bad. The sauce is a little spicier than I thought but didn't upset my stomach terribly. Tasted my wife's bulgogi and knew I should stick with what I like. It was great!

Photo of Aaron L Aaron L
Dec 28, 2021 5

Food is great and I have always had a good experience coming here with co workers

Photo of Darrin Thompson Darrin Thompson
Jan 17, 2022 5

Well worth a visit. I chose to dine-in, and was pleased. Order your base, then your vegetable choices, then sauce, and lastly protein. Also their wings are tasty if you get them before they run out. The staff was friendly and helpful, don't hesitate to ask questions. No photos from this visit, but I will return again and will have some then.

Photo of Andrew Loys Andrew Loys
Dec 19, 2020 5

best food around. oh my goodness sooo good. Friendly people and clean place. Takeout is easy to order on their site too.

Photo of Kimberly Fisher Kimberly Fisher
Mar 6, 2020 5

Absolutely love Itaewon. It’s one of my regular places for quick tasty and fresh food. The staff always goes out of their way to make sure your order is right, and they are allergy friendly clearly listing all gluten free and vegetarian items. The staff is incredibly friendly and make the experience even better. Lots of options that are priced great.

Photo of Sheena King Sheena King
Sep 2, 2020 5

Always satisfied!!

Photo of Will Sutton Will Sutton
May 27, 2020 4

First time eating here... Our company sprang for take out lunch during Covid. I was a bit skeptical at first but it turns out, it was good. The chicken was flavorful and the meal was filling.

Photo of David Chang Villacreses David Chang Villacreses
Mar 9, 2020 5

Great Korean. Try their garlic chicken and the one that looks like Mongolian. I always pick the noodles, edamame, cheese, sometimes spinach, and ask for a suggestion on the sauces. They're all great.

Photo of Jair Whitlock Jair Whitlock
Mar 1, 2020 4

Good food and a great value! The bowls here are full of rice, meat and vegetables at very reasonable prices. If you're hungry and trying to be fiscally responsible, you can't go wrong here.

Photo of Kimberly Fisher Kimberly Fisher
Mar 6, 2020 5

Absolutely love Itaewon. It’s one of my regular places for quick tasty and fresh food. The staff always goes out of their way to make sure your order is right, and they are allergy friendly clearly listing all gluten free and vegetarian items. The staff is incredibly friendly and make the experience even better. Lots of options that are priced great.

Photo of Morgan Bachman Morgan Bachman
Jan 16, 2020 5

Not sure what's better - the food or the customer service! I've been here twice now and can't recommend enough. The first time I visited, the employee behind the counter was super patient and kind as I tried to decide what to order. Today on my second visit, Robert walked me through the menu and even gave me some samples of a couple different proteins! Robert also hooked me up with a free drink as a Duke employee. $7.50 for lunch and a drink (size M bowl) is an absolute steal. The spicy udon noodles are fantastic by the way, the toppings are delicious and all the sauces are dairy free. Definitely check this place out, the line should be out the door every day for this quality and value!

Photo of john lara john lara
Jan 14, 2020 5

Would recommend, place looks nice and I’m assuming the gentlemen I talked to was the owner and he was very friendly and energetic. Pretty roomy and a decent vibe. Was slow when we visited but the weather hasn’t been very great. Multiple options in this location but if you want a decent sized bowl to hold you over this is the place. For me it wouldn’t be a dinner meal but I’d eat it always for lunch! Give it a try!

Photo of Herobrine Herobrine
Dec 27, 2019 5

Very good meals!! Not too pricey. I got a fried rice bowl with shredded cheese with corn and Korean fried chicken nuggets

Photo of Eric Shen Eric Shen
Dec 3, 2019 5

A Korean version of Chipotle, so much tastier and less chance of food poisoning. Friendly service and reasonable prices as well!

Photo of Will Kavanagh Will Kavanagh
Dec 14, 2019 5

Went there for the first time last night and I haven't stopped thinking about it. Had the Cupdak Bowl and it was the most delicious, most filling meal that I've had in weeks. Perfectly fried chicken with incredible seasoning. Great garlic sauce that mixed with the cheese and rice into savory perfection. You gotta go. It's unreal. The only thing keeping me from going every other day for the foreseeable future is the 30 minute drive from home.

Photo of Octavio Sánchez Octavio Sánchez
Nov 27, 2019 5

Food is great, and getting to choose what I want in my bowl is perfect. KBBQ is really tasty!

Photo of Taylor McLean Taylor McLean
Nov 26, 2019 5

I personally love Itaewon Grill. Every time I’ve been there I keep getting more impressed. Their food tastes great and the owner and employees are so nice! The restaurant is super clean and casual too.

Photo of Jess J Jess J
Nov 18, 2019 5

Good and quick. The flavors of the food is delicious and I love the quick service.

Photo of Toni Nicholson Toni Nicholson
Oct 17, 2019 5

Delicious!! Nice atmosphere. Definitely going back! Seasoned perfectly.💞💞

Photo of Jose Ferguson Jose Ferguson
Nov 9, 2019 5

Great place to get a quick bite and that doesn't necessarily mean small as they have 3 different sizes. The food was all very tasty but the wow factor is on the staff. The service was absolutely outstanding by every single staff member there. They all knew the answers to our menu question, big smiles, and looked like they enjoyed being there which is usually what most non-full service places lack.

Photo of Reggie Strange Reggie Strange
Sep 21, 2019 5

Itaewon is so good-- essentially chipotle for Korean BBQ, but actually good. They also always are having great deals. I just stopped in on a random day, and they had buy one get one bowls. Other nights they give discounts to Duke students, ladies night, etc. This place is great for a quick and delicious meal!

Photo of Hananiel Setiawan Hananiel Setiawan
Sep 25, 2019 5

Great food. Ordered large catering from them and everyone enjoyed the food. Jay was super friendly and responsive helping with the menu and delivery.

Photo of Mike Marchetto Mike Marchetto
Oct 8, 2019 5

As soon as I discovered this place it was added to our regular rotation. Food tastes fresh and super tasty. Prices are very reasonable and qualities are more than adequate. My favorite has been pulled pork with their spicy sauce on top of noodles (your choice of vegetables).

Photo of Shauna Taylor Shauna Taylor
Aug 13, 2019 5

First time. The lady at the counter was very helpful with explaining the process. Food was really delicious.

Photo of Collette Jackson Collette Jackson
Aug 8, 2019 5

My first time dining with this restaurant. So, I asked the young lady serving the food, to help me build my bowl. She was very helpful and the meal is delicious. Service was quick and speedy. I will return again.

Photo of Red Panda tube Red Panda tube
Aug 11, 2019 5

This place has a really good atmosphere. The food is really good and the selection is great. Would recommend. I also appreciated the Jin life size cardboard cut out.

Photo of bc a bc a
Jul 3, 2019 4

Americanized fusion Korean food! There is 10% duke discount. Good!

Photo of Louis Pinault Louis Pinault
Jun 19, 2019 4

Oh yeah, this place is cool. Like Subway and South Korean street food had a baby. Fast service, lots of choices and the tastes of Korean comfort food. My spouse who spent 10 years in South Korea says so! Definitely going back. It's also in the same shopping center as a few other restaurants. Free parking. This spot is the full deal.

Photo of Brian Beckum Brian Beckum
Jun 6, 2019 5

I’ve never had Korean bbq before but this was the best place to have my first meal! I’m pretty picky but this was an excellent flavor filled meal with great service ! :) high recommend !

Photo of Michael Holborn Michael Holborn
Jun 6, 2019 5

Delicious Korean food at a reasonable price. Quick friendly service as well.

Photo of Joanne Sotiroff Joanne Sotiroff
Mar 24, 2019 5

The food here is fantastic! Unique, delicious and very generous amount for the price. Service is top notch, fast and friendly. I can't wait to visit again.

Photo of An Tran An Tran
May 4, 2019 5

The food and service here were awesome! They gave generous portions and the staff was very friendly. Would definitely recommend my friends to try out this place.

Photo of harley hall harley hall
May 16, 2019 5

First time eating here and it was delicious. I ordered a tofu rice bowl with my choice of toppings and sauce. Quails of food was fresh and I had excellent service from Jay and the rest of the employees working! Definitely recommend!

Photo of Teresa Teresa
May 20, 2022 5

This place is nearby Duke and the food is really good compared to what they have on campus.

Photo of Carmen Cubilla Carmen Cubilla
May 5, 2022 4

At Itaewon Grill, the meal is what you make it! Load up on toppings, veg, sauces and meat. The portions are great, and they always seem to serve well. I like the Itaewon sauce (hint of spice) and garlic. The Sesame has a bit sweet flavoring and matches well with other flavors. The beef bulgogi has the best flavor of the meats, and has always been served warm in my experience. Mixing everything together makes the dish! Def try out different combos to see what your favorite is.

Photo of Rip X Rip X
Jun 28, 2022 5

I have been to many Korean barbecue restaurants before, but this one is off the chart. Everything here is incredibly fresh and well made, the staff is fantastic, and even though the prices were good it actually tasted great