DJK Korean BBQ & Shabu Shabu: Restaurant Guide 2014

12275 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton, 641-1734.

[BAR & GRILL] Like any Korean restaurant worth its kimchee, DJK is hidden in a sea of parking lots and storefronts. And like the best of its brethren, merely calling the nondescript meat palace a Korean barbecue joint doesn't do it justice. This is a spot that does pretty much everything, and does it well. You're not fooling anyone when you say you want bibimbap. You're here to cook raw flesh on an in-table grill, so select your meats (pork belly, ribs, ribeye, brisket, tongue, you name it), then wait for your waiter to roll out a gigantic platter of thinly sliced raw meats and delicious sauces and sides, including exquisite kimchee. Yes, at some point a server will probably bust your chops when they come to rescue your meat from burning. Yes, you will drop about $30 to $40 for more food than two people could imagine eating—the Kkotdeungsim rib eye ($24.95) and its sides easily feeds two by itself— and yes, you will eat it all anyway. And you will be very, very happy until you realize you need to drive home before falling asleep. AP KRYZA.

Ignore the temptation of the appetizer dumplings, which are generic and take up valuable stomach space.

Pro tip:

11 am-9:30 pm Sunday-Thursday, 10 am-10 pm Friday-Saturday. $$.

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