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Kogi: Overrated Waste of Time


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Kogi: Overrated Waste of Time

lifeon2whls | Apr 6, 2009 01:45 PM

Don't get me wrong, the food was tasty but I did the 2.5 hr wait hoping to eat what was supposed to be these amazing tacos and burritos....and was really let down. Korean BBQ is known for VERY distinct delicious flavors. Kogi managed to kill that. With the tacos, the dressing they put on was so overwhelming that it killed any distinct flavor of the meat. I had each of the tacos and I had no idea which taco I was eating. They all tasted almost exactly the same. if I am going to wait for 2.5 hrs I'm going to try the burritos too...I got the pork burrito and short rib burrito. Again, tasty but with no wow factor. The flavors of the meat really didn't stand out. The short rib was definitely better but I've had better short rib at cheap Hawaiian BBQ places and that's sad.

Ok...burritos are done and I am full...but damnit I waited all this time and I want to try the Kimchee quesadilla. This was ok...had its own flavor. The sauce that was on top was pretty good and went well with the cheese, but the kimchee inside was soggy. Since they were so busy they didnt have a chef's special but having eaten pretty much everything else on the menu, I dont think I really missed anything.

Most of the time if I tell someone about a meal, I'll get hungry thinking about it but not this place. It is however making me want to go to some great AYCE Korean BBQ places and get some GOOD Korean BBQ and not the stuff Kogi is selling. I do love taco trucks and especially because of the value for what you get for your money but this was another area Kogi fell short. They charge $2 for a TINYYYYY taco (about 3 bites) and $5 for everything else. The Burritos are small and you get taxed on everything too.

I guess people had to find something else to wait in line for after Pinkberry....lame.

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