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Non-speaking Korean wants to go to Seorabol


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Non-speaking Korean wants to go to Seorabol

bananafish | May 4, 2009 10:50 AM

Help! I want to take a big group to Seorabol, because I've read that they're one of the best in Koreatown, but when I tried to call for a reservation, I was told "No English!"

So . . .

1) Does anyone know if it will be hard for me to get a BBQ table for ten on a Saturday night without a reservation?

2) Does anyone know if they tend to be biased against non-speaking Koreans? I've experienced this in other places run by Koreans. When they see me, they expect me to speak, but I'm adopted, and never learned the language. Then when they learn I don't speak, they get hostile and give me poor service.

3) Almost everyone else in the group is non-Asian. Will the servers take that as a signal to give us the white person stuff?

Thanks for any advice you can give.

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