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BORI, Houston, TX

BORI

4.8
4.8
467 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!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 55 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Asian, Barbecue

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–13:30 Dinner Mon–Fri 17:00–21:30 Sat, Sun 12:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    (832) 740-4350

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Spring Branch

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View

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What 467 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. U

    Umame

    Houston

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Understaffed and it showed. Cocktail drinks took forever. Long delays between appetizers and main courses. Small side dishes were not replenished and waiter was often busy with other tables for us to ask for things anyway. Table was not cleared before birthday dessert came. Had to stack up our own dishes then asked for the busboys to take them so that we can have a decent picture without all the junk. Food was delicious. But may think twice to come back until staffing is better.
  2. PL

    PatrickL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Korean bbq in Hoiston
  3. N

    Nick69

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Crews seemed to be understaffed as I had difficulties in getting their attention
  4. JA

    JucelA

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to our server! I had a birthday dinner with my coworkers and it was so much fun!
  5. PJ

    PrettyJo

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love this place for Korean BBQ, you will never end up with smelly clothes. Their exhaust fan for the BBQ furnace is well set-up. Love it.
  6. s

    sharonb

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience going with Korean friends enhanced the experience as we had been there once before and didn’t know what to get This time we scored! All these sides dishes we did t know about cane when we ordered filet and short ribs and we got one other cut of beef The fish bread sounds terri me but is fab and it’s not bread at all -tiny whatever it was Seafood pancake good The desserts were weak -don’t bother unless they have green tea dessert -not a drink- -they were out The server was excellent in explaining what to do with what
  7. E

    Eric

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Waitress was awesome!! Can’t wait to go back!
  8. SM

    SimoneM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    It was our third time at Bori. First time we went there was awesome, food impeccable, meat garnished with rosemary and we were very impressed. Second time the rosemary was gone…waiter said that we could not stay too long because was going to be busy (we made a reservation) and I thought, wait, Korean bbq it’s not something that you rush eating! And the service there takes eons!!! We left disappointed because that is not an affordable place to eat and all that together made us mad. Yesterday we were there with friends, their first time there. Our waiter Prince was awesome but the restaurant didn’t have the meat we ordered, soda I ordered came to our table 3 times wrong and even if was saying that was sparkling water and not Sprite, they took too long to figure out what was going on. They didn’t have Coke too. We were under the impression they’re understaffed and it was just 3:30 (restaurant opened at 12). Well, they charged very well as always and we are not sure we’re coming back..
  9. FD

    FD1892

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having lived in Korea for a year my family has been on a search for the most authentic Korean restaurant in Houston and Bori is it!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The food was delicious and Emily was great. She assisted us and provided us with what we needed to enjoy a wonderful meal. I surely do appreciate her.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great and kind. Food was amazing, the quality of the meat was great. Went during Sunday happy hour, the prices are better!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Seriously service was amazing
  13. GT

    GinaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good quality meat and service. Beyond my expectations
  14. GP

    GreatPlace

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The server was very nice and took a lot of his time to cook all of the food for us one by one. The restaurant was busy and the staff were rushing around, and it was loud. The aesthetics were pleasing. I would not have minded the expense but a couple of pieces of meat were fatty and gristly which was not a positive experience I would have expected that at the budget Korean bbq but not here. All the people were very friendly and valet made parking easy.
  15. JZ

    JacobZ

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been there over a dozen times now. Great food consistently. Servers go above and beyond, great atmosphere Highly recommended.
  16. CM

    CatMayB

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It’s always an awesome meal experience at Bori!
  17. f

    foodie

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was great. A bit more pricey than other Korean BBQ places
  18. s

    saint

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service. Food quality is good especially the meat
  19. SK

    SinanK

    Houston

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Amazing! The best Korean in Texas 💯 Must try
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bori is always fantastic and the service is great! Food is delicious and the place is beautiful. I always love the art exhibit they have there, highly recommended!
  21. MO

    MiguelO

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress and service! Food was great!
  22. KK

    KK26

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was good, the marinated short rib was delicious. I felt that the filet mignon and rib eye lacked flavor. It definitely needed some salt. I wish they had more options for dipping sauces to give it flavor or even the option to have the meat marinated as well. Overall the service was great!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is always good. Service is a bit slow and refilling banchan is super slow. But the waiters/waitresses are nice.
  24. BB

    BrandonB

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was just excellent. Service was phenomenal. I say ask for more pineapple grilled with the meats you have grilled.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My meat was tuff & a little brown. Asked for ginger ale and received ginger beer… disgusting. (too sweet). Was out of sprite, but settled for coke.
  26. NN

    NinaN

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the restaurant. Tucked In a small street just off i-10 and Gessner. There is valet, but don't bother as the back parking lot is just steps away, and it's a gated property. This place is very pricey compared to other Korean BBQ places. And they mainly have meat options, only 1 fish option, no other seafood offered. So if you don't eat beef or pork you might want to consider other venues. Some of the meat cuts were just too fatty, and this was upon recommendation from the waiter. Btw he was so nice, even helped out with the grilling parts. Don't do anything that has to do with pork belly, unless you just want to eat ours fat. We made it to the happy hour time frame, and was happy it was offered even on weekend. So make sure you get in there before 6pm and order from the Happy Hour menu. Best thing on their menu is the scallion pancake, that is a must-try. Crispy and delicious. I wish I had ordered a second to-go. This restaurant is noisy, Lord is it noisy!! And when the flames are going, it becomes very hot inside. Hope they can do more to lower the temp when everyone is grilling, and Texas heat is 90° plus outside. There's a cute little gallerie inside the restaurant to pass time If your table is not ready. Ours wasn't ready and we waited about 15mins for one to be made available. Thank you for the overall experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the XL Butcher’s Feast and every cut of those meats are high grade and the garlic shrimp arugula appetizer is delicious. Our waitress (Jennifer) is an awesome server & grilled those meats to perfection for us. She is very attentive & refills any side dishes that we finished without ever needing to ask. Definitely one of the best waitresses we ever had which makes this dining experience even more special.
  28. VB

    VinB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Good was fantastic with the options and specials. Service during lunch was average, waiter cooked our food and we felt full and satasfied. However, what I wasn't expecting was the waiter chasing after me when we left the dining table. He came up to me and glared, asking if something was wrong with the service. I told him it was fine and he proceeded to tell me I didn't tip enough. My friend save me the embarrassment and said he forgot to tip and gave him a ten dollar bill. Our bill was around ninety dollars and I tipped him about 5 dollars. I'm shocked that he had the nerve to really said I didn't tip enough. How much I tip is my business and I shouldn't have to feel bad about it. I really enjoy the food but I don't think I'll be coming back here any time soon.
  29. e

    elcute

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Definitely an upscale korean bbq place. Very pricey for the amount of meat you got, if you're looking for quantity and fair price, this is not the place. This is for dating place & special occasion. The Beef combo small we got was said for 2-3 people, I can easily finish it myself, it was $70 for barely any meat. It's nice ambience, and good service.
  30. LL

    LLam

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is good as always. My waiter was awesome. I got everything I asked for and the food is good like always.
  31. WS

    WSin

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was pretty good! Better meat quality than your typical Korean bbq restaurants or all you can eat places. My favorite was the marinated boneless short rib, lots of flavor and very juicy without needing any dipping sauce. Our server Prince was attentive but I did realized in the end we never got our spicy NAENG-MYUN that we ordered. He did forget to refill our water here and there but I’d say overall he still took good care of us. I would come back and try more cuts and other sides next time!
  32. SJ

    SJira

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with great service and very good food. Variety of side dish and amazing beef for grill.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great ambiance. A mix of modern with traditional Korea. There’s an art galleria next door. They cook the BBQ for you at the table which was a nice experience. A bit pricey for a KBBQ sit down and the side dishes were not as great or plentiful.
  34. TX

    TXLatte

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time visit this restaurant. Emily was our server. She explained menu choice and made recommendation on our order. Each server worked as team and stop by our table whenever they could assist. We order "BUTCHER’S FEAST", "BORI BEEF CUTS" and two pancakes; it's a bit more for table for 5 but we would like to try all of them. the quality of meat is good and portion of side order and dishes are good. We had a good time and will be back for our next family gather.
  35. AS

    AlisonS

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. They recently upgraded some of the included ban Chan items and it’s great. The quality of the meat is amazing and the service is always on point.
  36. CH

    CindyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Great quality meats. Would definitely come back. Pricey but well worth it
  37. k

    koolwhipp7

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So we have been to many Korean bbq places, even in Korea. This place is a nice place to go and spend time with some good friends or family. Best place in Houston, not the best we have ever been to, but very good. Clean, great cuts of meat and plenty of food. The bibimbop was meh, the yukaejang was good and the garlic shrimp arugula was very good. The Banchan was ok, nothing outstanding. Overall it was a good experience. If u want korean bbq and want excellent cuts of meat this is the place to go in Houston.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time here, loved it. Will come back.
  39. CS

    CharlesS

    Houston

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bori is super consistent Korean fair with a gourmet twist. Presentation is superior, Chief execution is perfect! One thing I wish that they would do is expand the side condiment vegetable dishes. If you have not been there, Go Now!!
  40. AD

    ADD9

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catching up with an old friend for lunch...As always, great quality food, services, and ambience..! Jakob and his team were very nice/knowledgeable of the recommendations..! Keep it up...!

FAQs

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

BORI is rated 4.8 stars by 467 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 55 times today
Google Map for BORI

1453 Witte Rd Houston, TX 77080

Additional information

  • Area

    Spring Branch

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–13:30 Dinner Mon–Fri 17:00–21:30 Sat, Sun 12:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Asian, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View

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