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ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop, Johns Creek, GA

ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop

4.7
4.7
350 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean
Now serving the Holiday menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!
Welcome to Ari Korean BBQ, rated one of Zagat's Hottest Restaurants in Atlanta in 2017, as well as one of AJC's top Metro Atlanta Restaurants of 2018. Ari serves Korean Barbecue as well as traditional Korean dishes in a beautiful, modern atmosphere. We proudly serve high quality meats and locally-sourced ingredients. Our beef is strictly premium American Kobe/ Wagyu Beef raised on American Soil, using traditional Japanese feeding methods that are 100% free of added antibiotics and hormones. All of our pork is also Berkshire pork, which is pork equivalent of American Kobe Beef. Berkshire pork is prized for its flavor, tenderness, and beautiful marbling. Come visit us today for an amazing Korean barbecue experience!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Steakhouse, Barbecue
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 16:00–00:00 Fri 16:00–01:00 Sat 12:00–01:00 Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (770) 802-8800
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    June Lee: (770) 802-8800
  • Area
    Johns Creek
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 350 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fulton

    Good for groups

350 Reviews
  1. ScottV

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, and great service! We bought desert from the attached bakery to go, and though we've yet to try it all, everything we've eaten so far has been delicious as well!

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  2. JeremyE

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was amazing. I don’t hand out many 5 stars, but this one deserves it.

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  3. Kienya

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Today was my first time and they exceeded all of my expectations. The service was great! She was kind, patient and made great recommendations. They have a great homemade lemonade, fountain Coke and delicious marinades and dipping sauces. I would definitely go back and recommend to others.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service, great food, well balanced drinks, and delicious dessert. All at a great price. Enjoyed the experience.

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  5. ShannonK

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had table for 6 and the service and food was excellent. Everyone in the group enjoyed the evening. Will definitely go back again

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  6. phillipd

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shawn was amazing! We were celebrating a birthday as first time guests, he guided us through our experience and made us feel extremely special.

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  7. TabithaH

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    At 22% for a party of 5, it was clear that that the waiter could care less about customer service. Plus, have the waiter actually cooking the food for each table is an absolute terrible idea. I truly hope that my experience was off due to short staffing or something else internal but unfortunately, it was a birthday celebration and we are one and done with this location.

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  8. KellyH

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Shawn was outstanding. Friendly, personable. He made good recommendations and made the experience awesome. I absolutely will be asking to sit with him again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. I was here for the Valentine’s Day experience and we all enjoyed ourselves. It was so much food. I ordered the Ari Feast and it was exactly that… a large feast. The server we had was amazing. I spent $180 in total on the feast including 2 cocktails and also a $30 tip which was much deserved.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was nice and cute but the waiter we had was very short and quick with us. Kept forgetting to refill our side dishes and our meats, I had to keep asking for a straw for my drink to the point that I just didn’t care anymore because she kept coming back with no straw, wasn’t properly refilling our drinks and sauces, spent more time at other tables but was very short and forgetful with ours. It wasn’t busy around the time we came, so I didn’t think that the service would be like that. However the food was good and environment was nice. It was just our waiter that kinda dulled the experience of our dinner.

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  11. 14cu

    Atlanta Metro

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my gosh! Soooo good! If you are new to or haven’t tried Korean BBQ, this is a great place to start. Top tip: eat the salad items more like condiments with the meats cooked at your table. Also, the macrons are totally yummy!

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  12. ElizabethK

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Not overly impressed with the meat compared to other Korean BBQ restaurants we have been to. Quality was good, but flavor and marinade was lacking. We honestly won’t be back.  Macaroons from the dessert shop were wonderful.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at a Korean BBQ and it didn’t disappoint. The waiter was very patient and explained everything as the night went on. The food was delicious and we will return.

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  14. PaulM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was top quality, way above average!! My family enjoyed the whole experience!

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  15. Katie

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was soooo good! We did the regular AYCE and everything was delicious. The sides they automatically bring are great too and the sides we chose were yummy as well. My favorites were the hawaiian bulgogi and the veggie pancake.

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  16. JeanneS

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was nice. First time there. Meats were good. Very small plates. Maybe this is typical. Not sure we will go back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Korean BBQ and ARI is just as great as places we go in Duluth!! The all you can eat Wagyu option is exceptional and truly makes this place stand out!! Too it off with a treat from their cake shop and it’s a wonderful evening!!!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious beautiful experience offering unique drinks such as iced intelligentsia coffee, custom fruit sodas and cocktails. I didn’t feel like I got smoked out. Great ventilation and beautiful decor!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there to celebrate my son’s 18th Birthday. We went to a different place last year, which was also good but the atmosphere service and ultimately food was better at Ari. We will definitely be back!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience - our first time and our server took the time to explain everything and make sure we were well taken care of. We will definitely make it back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are visiting Georgia for the first time and we came to ARI for the first time and let's just say we're coming back for sure again before we fly back home! Food was absolutely amazing! Restaurant is super clean! Friendly staff and overall great environment ♥️

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  22. Forkcetious

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience. We hadn’t been in almost four years but glad to return to the ARI experience we’ve always enjoyed through the years. The food is delicious still, the service is still great, and the atmosphere is clean and satisfactory.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the ambience as well. Our waitress had the flu and that made it uncomfortable as she was the one cooking the food for us. But overall it was a great experience

    1 person found this helpful

  24. visitken

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit pricier than I expected, with the final bill being over $200 (no alcohol) with tip for three diners. No complaints about the quality of the food but it would have been nice to have had more options that were less than $40 per person.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. Leeza

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    ARI is my favorite Korean BBQ restaurant that I have been to. All of the meats and sides are flavorful and cooked to the perfect texture. The La Galbi is delicious. I also love the macaroons for dessert. My only critique is that I booked a party of 14 several weeks in advance. They have a back room for larger parties, and that is where I expected to sit. Instead, they sat my party at 2 different tables right next to each other, so it was difficult to interact with all my guests.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it here. We’ve eaten here multiple times and every time it’s great! Other kbbq don’t reach the level of attention/service they have here! Everyone is so kind and very helpful

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  27. Violinja

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service from our Waitress. if i recall her name was Ashley. She provided amazing top tier service and helped us with everything we required.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It's an “all you can eat” Korean BBQ restaurant with a 90-minute time limit. The food quality, variety, and quantity are notably poor. Despite the waiter's polite demeanor, it seemed that deliberate unreasonable slow cooking was encouraged by the owner to limite the amount of food being consumed, resulting in a substantial wasting of time for customers. I wouldn't recommend this place at all due to these issues.

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  29. Sibbie

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was yummy but in my opinion it was very pricey for the amount and quality of the food. Our server was sweet but seemed to be distracted (even though there were barely any other guests at the other tables) and we had to ask them 3 or 4 times to bring out our rice that we had ordered at the beginning of the meal and it still didn't come out until we were onto our 4th meat, more than halfway done with our meal. The restaurant itself was really nice looking but I probably won't be returning, especially since there are other kbbq places closer to me or that I have had better experiences with, personally.

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  30. luvstk

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a nice place but the food is not worth the price we pay.

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  31. CatharineP

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All you can eat within 90 minutes; you can choose several proteins at once to be cooked for you at your table and several sides. They will replenish at your request. We tried Hawaiian and plain bulgogi, pork brisket and thin pork belly. All were good but the Hawaiian bulgogi was excellent. The fried rice was a good addition as were the spicy rice cakes. The choice of pickled dishes added to the meal. The kimchi was flavorful and not too hot. Our server was attentive and encouraged us to try different foods. The portions were good, large enough to taste and enjoy but small enough to leave room for more. The space is pleasant and spacious.

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  32. DaculaPeach

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new favorite Korean BBQ. I love that they had meats that were not too spicy, but were full of flavor. We enjoyed all of the meats we tried on the waygu menu. The sides were also excellent. Definitely try the wine infused salt. Very yummy!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The menu drastically changed! Service is now rushed. Quality menu has decreased. Quality of service decreased. Price for meal over what you get is lower compared to other restaurants.

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  34. SatoshiG

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time at the restaurant and truly enjoyed the experience. Food was fresh and delicious. Our server was great and attentive. Will definitely be back and highly recommend Ari Korean Restaurant. Oh, must order the macarons. My wife is a professional baker and said they were one of the best.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. We enjoyed the Wagyu Ace Experience. Everything was well cooked. The only item I did not enjoy were the Korean spicy chicken wings. Everything else was excellent!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic from top to bottom. My only complaint is it is so far away.

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  37. NicoletteH

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really loved this place! Meat was very high quality.

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  38. DariusG

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an overall great experience for my first time wasting Korean BBQ. When we arrived to our reservation we were 30 minutes early but were immediately seated. It did however take a waiter 15 minutes to get to us as they stated they didn’t see us. That was made up for by the service provided thereafter. Great food recommendations and we left full as a tick.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really good. Would repeat. Left with a full belly.

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  40. jeffm

    Tokyo

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the new menu, have been coming here for years, but this new menu is a true value with great selection. Anyone new to korean bbq or anyone experienced, this is your place if located conveniently for you.

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You can order delivery directly from ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop using the Order Online button. ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 802-8800.

ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop is rated 4.7 stars by 350 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop

9700 Medlock Bridge Rd, Ste 112, Johns Creek, GA 30097

Additional information

  • Area
    Johns Creek
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 16:00–00:00 Fri 16:00–01:00 Sat 12:00–01:00 Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Steakhouse, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (770) 802-8800
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    June Lee: (770) 802-8800
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