BORI

4.7
379 reviews
$31 to $50
Korean
Bringing an original and unique dining experience to Houston, BORI introduces the first authentic South Korean inspired steakhouse by using the finest and highest quality meats for a complete exposure to the cultural flavor and essence of Korean taste. This clean and fun atmosphere is a landmark destination for local and international food enthusiasts in search of the best Korean food in town!

BORI is one of the few restaurants that offers selections of A5 Wagyu from Japan, Dry‐Aged Steaks, Filet Mignon, & our favorite Marinated Boneless Short Rib. We are equipped with the best ventilation system in Houston, so you won’t leave the restaurant smelling like BBQ. The table servers are trained to ensure a perfectly cooked meal while maintaining a fun and eyecatching experience for the customers.

BORI promises not only a luxury, fine dining experience but an entertaining one as well. We have the freshest ingredients and the friendliest staff to cater to your every need!

What 379 People Are Saying
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JessicaV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. GREAT food. I went there for the first time last Tuesday and then took my sister last night. I had the same waitress and she remembered me and even what I had ordered! She was amazing.
Will be going often.

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DougW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Birthday to my daughter! Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and although the place was packed it was not loud.

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jenny our server was excellent, and so was Anthony.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table was a little small for 3 of us to make room for everything - but the food was excellent and the servers very good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hate the valet. Should go back to self parking.

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AmberJ
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing I literally had the best birthday the food the ambiance was just amazing the staff was so nice I’m glad I picked this place for my birthday dinner

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vipYuniP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by our waiter Brandon!!!

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Zoozoo
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice restaurant, service was great. Would definitely recommend for group or family dinner.

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BrendaP
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best time we’ve had as a family. Our waiter (sorry, I forgot his name) was very attentive and just really great. Food was really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great and good quality. Terrible service so it took away from our experience. The waitress cooked our food and didn’t do it well so I had to take over and do it myself. You can tell she was inexperienced in the kitchen and didn’t know how to deal with heat/fire to cook quality meat well. This happened twice so I am hesitant to come back even though meat was if bvery good quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner, first time for the kids (teens) to really do Korean BBQ. Everyone loved it, service was great too!

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AmyP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bori is my favorite K BBQ in Houston, and the closest to an authentic Korean experience. The quality of meat is by far superior to other Kbbq in Houston. Bori is by far my favorite Korean restaurant in town.

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Hyehoon
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Korean food and great service.

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Ginger
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their meat quality is very good; it's a little pricy, but it's worth it.
We like there is NO strong BBQ smell in the restaurant; finally we can wear something nicely for having Korean BBQ. :)

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EnriqueG
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The A5 Wagyu was exquisite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation process was great. Food was amazing & the wait staff was attentive. Loved the art gallery and outside landscaping.

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AmandaN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon was our server and he made it feel so comfortable! He was so attentive even though he was juggling a couple of tables at a time. Every piece of meat he grilled was PERFECT!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was okay, same with the ambiance and service.

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HemiSam
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the family to BORI to celebrate a big birthday. We had to wait a few minutes as they cleaned our table. Very nice seating area to spend a few minutes.

Service and the meal were VERY good. We ordered the higher end cuts which were not inexpensive but the quality was worth the price. Super tender and nicely cooked by our waiter, Alan. Very polite and professional gent.

They brought our son a very nice "birthday" surprise which was a nice touch.

Highly recommend and would go back again.

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Shelbyr
5 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great quality food and wide variety of flavors. A bit more upscale than a traditional Korean bbq place.

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Howard
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

good food & service. some of the meat cuts can be better but overall it's a good experience.

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vipBrandonB
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is a delightful place for a Korean BBQ style restaurant. I go at least once a month. My wife and I have fun every time. They seem to be getting better and more in tune with the Spring Valley/Spring Branch crowd. Need a full bar though!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

The food here was incredible! Our service was so-so but we later learned that our waiter was new/being trained. The restaurant was so packed and busy that it was understandable that the other more experienced waiters did not have much bandwidth to help him out. Despite that, we loved our dinner here and already can’t wait to go back.

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hakeemb
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice place to have nice evening for special occasions. They didn’t remember the note I put on my reservation as it was supposed to be a birthday dinner and I had to be reminding them.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality meats. Amazing atmosphere and service. Best “upscale” Korean BBQ experience in Houston thus far! Made reservations through OpenTable. Ordered: seafood pancake (extra crispy), large Bori selected beef with marinated short ribs, ribeye, & beef belly, kimchi stew, & rice. Highly recommend.

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AaronC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vibe, good food, great waiter. The design of this experience is well thought out.

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RaulV
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with our friends, this is a very well curated restaurant. We enjoyed the decor and ambiance. At the end of meal we visited the art gallery they have in the premises and will be bidding on some beautiful Korean art.

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RonM
Houston
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As a first timer I didn't feel as welcomed and our server didn't do a good job of explaining the experience. He was nice and kind but truly didn't give us any direction on the culinary experience. '

The food was great and the art gallery was awesome !! Will be coming back !!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Party

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Matthew
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal!

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GCHEN
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and decor at Bori. Everything is stunning! Server thoroughly went through menu and told us the popular dishes. The food came quickly. The kimchi dumplings, seafood pancake were cooked to crispy perfection… so good! The meat selection for Butcher’s Feast was great, nice mix and cooked by server - such a nice touch! I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, washed it down with Lychee Martini!

The 2 downsides was the wait - almost an hour with reservations and they were out of Peach Soju. Honestly didn’t effect my meal that much as everything was so great but minor points to mention especially when making future reservations.

Looking forward for a reason to come back to Bori!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some friends for dinner. Their first time and they thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Food and service ere awesome. We will all be back again!

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DTrinh
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant, service good. Came 2 time and still in love with. Highly recommend

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WilliamB
Houston
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly hidden gem, in the busy culinary world of Houston, Texas! I cannot wait till my next visit. Two thumbs up for the food, staff and management at BORI! I thank my lucky stars for the chance too have dined there.

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medme
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vincent was our server and he was top notch. This was our first time here and we will be back!

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ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food, clean,
modern and chic ambience.
Servers are friendly, attentive and professional. Definitely I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience an authentic and healthy Korean cousin in a cheerful and yet sophisticated atmosphere! Very pleased.

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vipCharlesS
Houston
82 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as always, super service; Over the Top Food & Service.
May restaurants should go and see a well organized and trained staff work; perfection at its best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great food, wonderful service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
14 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food!!!

FAQs

BORI offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 740-4350.

BORI is rated 4.7 stars by 379 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.