Song Do BBQ Korean Restaurant, Duluth GA

A few Saturdays back, in part because I was in the mood to drive and didn’t mind going a little farther than normal, and in part because I wanted to finally clear this one Korean restaurant in Duluth from my to-do list, I asked Vincent and Helen to join us for supper in Gwinnett County. They had a better idea: we should meet them at a different Korean barbecue place in Duluth that they enjoy more. I shrugged and said fine, I’d try it, and I was very glad that we did, because Song Do, which is located in the same strip mall but around the corner from Titan Games & Comics, is really good and we had an excellent, filling meal here.

For about $24 a head, you can order the “ruby” platter, which is all-you-can-eat of about six different meats. If the meat that you want isn’t there, you can pay a little more for platters of even more meat. When your group has finished the platter that they bring, all you need to do is press the button on the wall to get the server, and let them know what meats you’d like more of. You can also ask them to bring you new grill plates, as they get blackened really quickly during the cooking process.

Banchan is available from a serve-yourself salad bar, which is the greatest idea in the business. Every time we go out for Korean, I end up ignoring half of what they serve and asking for more of the other half. Do it yourself, that’s the way. We enjoyed some really good kimchi and radish from this bar.

We enjoyed catching up with our friends, and giving them a sneak preview of my awesome time in North Carolina and all of the stories that appeared here over the last three weeks, and we certainly enjoyed the food. The beef bulgogi was our favorite, but just about everything was very tasty and we all left tremendously satisfied.

Of course, this does mean that I still have a Korean restaurant in Duluth on my to-do list. Well, one of these days…

I’m curious why this place has slipped out of everybody in this hobby’s spotlight. I didn’t recognize the name of the restaurant when Helen suggested it, and I can’t find anybody who’s written about it in the last three years. The only other blog posts about Song Do that I’ve found are these:

Eat it. Atlanta (Nov. 18 2009)
Chow Down Atlanta (Dec. 8 2009 – site down)
Blissful Glutton (Mar. 26 2011)

You can see all the restaurants that we have visited for our blog on this map, with links back to the original blog posts. It’s a terrific resource for anybody planning a road trip through the southeast!