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Cham Korean BBQ

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10518 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499-5400
+1 253-584-2287
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 13:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Tacoma, Washington
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

There's plenty of Korean BBQ buffet along S. Tacoma way but we always end up here at Cham's. I think they only have 8 tables. They are always full mostly on dinner time. The waiting time can be from 30mins to hours. But people still wait. I like that its buffet style. The staff here are friendly. I just love... More 

Thank hazel_travelss
seattle, wa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It's small but it's got authentic great korean food! It's not suitable for large parties but perfect for a party of 4. Great nice korean owners too!

Thank janeyntim
Platte City, Missouri, United States
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit the Lakewood area, about every 6 months, it is a given I will eat here! The food is fresh, good selection, and just an all around fun experience. The staff is very helpful explaining the cooking technique and Korean customs. Be sure to go with a couple of other people as there is a limited (6-8)... More 

Thank Joan P
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is our second time stooping in. Like usual the staff is friendly and very helpful. Looks like they have had a few updates. We will be back again.

Thank melissaferg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the best Korean Bar B Que. Fresh meats, no menu, it's buffet, all you can eat. I lived in Korea a day when I visit my family in Washington we make sure to come here every time. The family that owns the restaurant is super nice, it's super clean, great food for a great price.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tacoma, Washington
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471 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Cham Garden is a small, locally owned, highly respected Korean BBQ place. This is literally a mom & pop owned establishment. The family welcomes you in - if you don't know how to "do" Korean BBQ, they will help you. They have a beautiful selection of meats. They have a few marinated choices - beef, pork & chicken, quality cuts... More 

Thank jay s
Lakewood, Washington
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This was my first time at a Korean BBQ joint. Being that you cook all your own food, I was pretty surprised that it costs $18.99 a head. I guess if you're big on eating meat, it might come out to a good deal. They have several kinds/cuts of pork and beef -- all of it raw -- and you... More 

Thank robinb406
Los Olivos, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

got recommended to eat here by the front desk dude at my hotel real good food here and nice price....

Thank travis S
Platte City, Missouri, United States
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

My son & daughter-in-law introduced me to Cham Korean BBQ after spending 2 years in Korea. The food at Cham is fresh, plentiful, great assortment and very good. Restaurant is clean and the staff is friendly. Overall a great experience. I look forward to dining there every time I visit Lakewood.

Thank Joan P
Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Was very surprised on the quality of food and service we received from Cham's, due to its location. Overall great experience, host was super friendly and word of advice, ALWAYS finish your rice cause it's considered rude.

Thank JustinSFuimaono

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
13:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10518 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499-5400
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: +1 253-584-2287

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?