Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hee-Been

Last date I was here: 09/11/2010

Restaurant: Hee-Been (
http://www.heebeen.com/)

Location: Alexandria, VA

Total Rating:
3.7
Food: 4, Price: 3, Service: 3, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 4


Summary: This family-owned Korean restaurant literally means "Fortune to our Customers" and offers Korean BBQ and sushi buffet. Regular entrees may be ordered off the menu as well. Recognized as one of the top Korean food establishments in Northern Virginia, Hee-Been is a great place to come with groups.

Keith and I went here for lunch with my parents. We sat at a table with a table-top grill built in and immediately headed to the buffet area to choose some sushi as starters. Various salads, noodles, and other prepared meats are also available. On the end side are the selections of seasoned raw meats that you can bring back to your table to cook. It provides a fun and social experience for the table. Since it is a buffet set up, you can return as many times as you like to sample each thing, however they do encourage you take only what you really plan to eat so as not to waste. High quality, natural ingredients are featured throughout all the authentic Korean delicacies. The food was very good and we enjoyed ourselves.

What I ate:

Various Sushi Rolls
spicy tuna, California, crunch crab

Various Tempura
fried squash, potatoes, vegetables

Man Doo Gui
pan-fried dumplings

Dak Gui
spicy marinated bbq chicken with rice and various pickled vegetables

Plus Keith ate:

Bul-Go-Gi
thinly sliced marinated boneless rib-eye steak

Kalbi
marinated beef short ribs

Daeji Bul-Go-Gi
spicy marinated pork tenderloin

Jap-Chae
stir fried vermicelli noodles with sliced vegetables and sliced beef sauteed in soy sauce

Ohhing Um Bokum
spicy marinated sliced squid

Shabu Shabu
fresh clams, shrimp, squid boiled in seafood broth with onions, peppers, and mushrooms

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