Ohgane Korean BBQ Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 3915 Broadway

    Oakland, CA 94611

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  • 510-594-8300

About Ohgane Korean BBQ Restaurant

Hours
Daily 11AM to 11PM

Food

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I've been to a lot of Korean restaurants, but this place sure is unique.... Try the stews, and you will be delighted with a variety of spicy, hot, yet delicious savory stews from land afar. Service is quick, but the place is a bit stuffy because of all the BBQ-ing going on. But overall, great place.

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★★★★★

I've been to a lot of Korean restaurants, but this place sure is unique.... Try the stews, and you will be delighted with a variety of spicy, hot, yet delicious savory stews from land afar. Service is quick, but the place is a bit stuffy because of all the BBQ-ing going on. But overall, great place.

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I have only been to Korean restaurants in LA??s Koreatown and Korean cheap eats by the UC-Berkeley campus, so when I discovered Ohgane I was thrilled that there was an authentic Korean restaurant in the bay area that wasn??t another ??Steve??s Korean BBQ.?? Ohgane has extremely fast service, a large menu, and a helpful staff that accommodates people who don??t speak Korean. I ordered their Kalbi(must get a minimum of two orders), which was not only tender and perfectly marinated, but with the nearly 20 ban chans, complimentary soup, salad and rice, there was more than enough food for two people. The price is somewhat high but reasonable for fine, authentic Korean dining, at about $25/person. There is plenty of parking and even when busy, the service is still fast. Definitely my favorite Korean restaurant in the bay area. P.S Ohgane gets the seal of approval because my Korean mom, who is often picky about the authenticity of Korean restaurants, ate here and really enjoyed it!

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★★★★★

I have only been to Korean restaurants in LA??s Koreatown and Korean cheap eats by the UC-Berkeley campus, so when I discovered Ohgane I was thrilled that there was an authentic Korean restaurant in the bay area that wasn??t another ??Steve??s Korean BBQ.?? Ohgane has extremely fast service, a large menu, and a helpful staff that accommodates people who don??t speak Korean. I ordered their Kalbi(must get a minimum of two orders), which was not only tender and perfectly marinated, but with the nearly 20 ban chans, complimentary soup, salad and rice, there was more than enough food for two people. The price is somewhat high but reasonable for fine, authentic Korean dining, at about $25/person. There is plenty of parking and even when busy, the service is still fast. Definitely my favorite Korean restaurant in the bay area. P.S Ohgane gets the seal of approval because my Korean mom, who is often picky about the authenticity of Korean restaurants, ate here and really enjoyed it!

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I've never eaten at a Korean restaurant before, but my Korean friend took me. Despite my initial doubts, I ended up really enjoying it. They serve 9-12 small appetizers with each meal: 4-5 kinds of kim chi, some seaweed appetizers, and other tidbits and delicacies. The main dish came with a yummy seaweed soup.

We ordered a rice dish (can't remember the name), which came out in a big cast-iron pan. The waitress cracked an egg into it and stirred the rice until it was cooked. The rice had mushrooms and other vegetables inside and the bottom was a lovely crispy brown.

The dish was big enough for two not-too-hungry people and with the appetizers, came out to under $20. The meal finished with a sweet rice drink.

The ambiance was okay, though a bit dark - and my friend said it wasn't very authentically Korean. Each table actually came with a little "bell" that could summon the waitress immediately. The restaurant not full because we came at an off-time, but I ended up really enjoying the food. I would definitely come back.

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★★★★☆

I've never eaten at a Korean restaurant before, but my Korean friend took me. Despite my initial doubts, I ended up really enjoying it. They serve 9-12 small appetizers with each meal: 4-5 kinds of kim chi, some seaweed appetizers, and other tidbits and delicacies. The main dish came with a yummy seaweed soup.

We ordered a rice dish (can't remember the name), which came out in a big cast-iron pan. The waitress cracked an egg into it and stirred the rice until it was cooked. The rice had mushrooms and other vegetables inside and the bottom was a lovely crispy brown.

The dish was big enough for two not-too-hungry people and with the appetizers, came out to under $20. The meal finished with a sweet rice drink.

The ambiance was okay, though a bit dark - and my friend said it wasn't very authentically Korean. Each table actually came with a little "bell" that could summon the waitress immediately. The restaurant not full because we came at an off-time, but I ended up really enjoying the food. I would definitely come back.

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Prior to my order, I verified what was in the tofu chigae soup. Verifiying that it contained no shell fish. Waiter said he confirmed with the cook... NO shell fish. So I ordered it. As I was eating the soup, noticed clams were in it. Needless to say, I ended up going Kaiser which is across the street for an allergic reaction.

They did take it off the bill but it wasn't worth the inconvenience and meds I had to take!

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★★★☆☆

Prior to my order, I verified what was in the tofu chigae soup. Verifiying that it contained no shell fish. Waiter said he confirmed with the cook... NO shell fish. So I ordered it. As I was eating the soup, noticed clams were in it. Needless to say, I ended up going Kaiser which is across the street for an allergic reaction.

They did take it off the bill but it wasn't worth the inconvenience and meds I had to take!

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I had a TERRIBLE experience here yesterday evening. I had scheduled a month in advance the private room for my daughter's first birthday, a very important birthday in the Korean tradition. I went in two weeks in advance and confirmed the menu as a buffet with particular items at $30pp. The manager made me a copy of the menu for my records. I confirmed three days and one day before the party the number of guests and again confirmed that we would have the buffet at the agreed-upon price. Then, the morning of the party, I received a call that the dinner would not be a buffet after all. I didn't think it would be a big deal because I assumed that we would get the same menu. Was I wrong. They took off most of the expensive items on the buffet (e.g., shrimp tempura, mussels, grilled fish) and instead provided a very skimpy dinner. There wasn't even enough meat given for one person each to have one galbi (BBQ rib and the most expensive item). I spoke with the manager, who was suddenly dumb-stricken and silent when I said that he had confirmed the buffet menu. The owner then appeared and said she would never have agreed on a buffet for less than 30 ppl. But I had SPECIFICALLY confirmed with the manager that we would have less than 30 ppl, and he confirmed with the owner that it wasn't going to be an issue (plus, we had 25 ppl so not that big a difference). At bottom, this was supposed to be a very special occasion, and I spent a lot of effort (not to mention money -- nearly $1000) to make my daughter's first birthday special, and this place blew it. I cannot recommend them for food or service because when their ethics consist of lying and cheating.

Addendum: I received a call from the restaurant a couple days after the event because given the absolute debacle of a party, I expressly left "0" for a tip. BUT THEY, OF THEIR OWN ACCORD, ADDED A TIP! This is credit card fraud, and I explained that to them. I will be reporting them to appropriate sources.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a TERRIBLE experience here yesterday evening. I had scheduled a month in advance the private room for my daughter's first birthday, a very important birthday in the Korean tradition. I went in two weeks in advance and confirmed the menu as a buffet with particular items at $30pp. The manager made me a copy of the menu for my records. I confirmed three days and one day before the party the number of guests and again confirmed that we would have the buffet at the agreed-upon price. Then, the morning of the party, I received a call that the dinner would not be a buffet after all. I didn't think it would be a big deal because I assumed that we would get the same menu. Was I wrong. They took off most of the expensive items on the buffet (e.g., shrimp tempura, mussels, grilled fish) and instead provided a very skimpy dinner. There wasn't even enough meat given for one person each to have one galbi (BBQ rib and the most expensive item). I spoke with the manager, who was suddenly dumb-stricken and silent when I said that he had confirmed the buffet menu. The owner then appeared and said she would never have agreed on a buffet for less than 30 ppl. But I had SPECIFICALLY confirmed with the manager that we would have less than 30 ppl, and he confirmed with the owner that it wasn't going to be an issue (plus, we had 25 ppl so not that big a difference). At bottom, this was supposed to be a very special occasion, and I spent a lot of effort (not to mention money -- nearly $1000) to make my daughter's first birthday special, and this place blew it. I cannot recommend them for food or service because when their ethics consist of lying and cheating.

Addendum: I received a call from the restaurant a couple days after the event because given the absolute debacle of a party, I expressly left "0" for a tip. BUT THEY, OF THEIR OWN ACCORD, ADDED A TIP! This is credit card fraud, and I explained that to them. I will be reporting them to appropriate sources.

Cons: Terrible service, unethical business conduct

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The first thing that greets you as you walk in the door of this giant restaurant is a cloud of smoke---the side effect of the room full of charcoal braziers working overtime, as hungry families grill up their chosen meats. Order the Palaceā€¦

 

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