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116 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2701
+1 617-779-7907
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many Asian and Korean options around this area. This one is likely the worst. The food didn't look appetizing, the soups were too spicy (and I always ask for extra sauce to be brought out), the Bibimpap was too sweet, the food didn't come out all at the same time, the atmosphere is equivalent to a quick... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

Delighted to find this modest but excellent place, thanks to previous astute reviewers. The menu includes nods to other Asian dishes, but is largely Korean. (If you're not that familiar with the cuisine, the short video on their website may give you some ideas for ordering.) The music videos may need to be turned down a bit, but there were... More 

Thank Bern_Shen
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

During my brief 7-day-trip to Boston, I kept coming back to Hanmaru. Not only doez Hanmaru offer a cozy and familiar setting, but the food there is also great. Portions are huge, definitely worth every penny, and the chef there, Wahyu, is also congenial to his customers. Definitely a Boston gem

Thank Wilfrid A
Quincy, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

I occasionally go to hanmaru when i visit allston. Though it is not 100% korean restaurant, (they have thai and other asian food) the korean food that they serve is very authentic and tasty. Try 'gam ja tang' here if you like korean food. You will definitely love it! Also, the servers are friendly as well.

Thank HoonyK
Boston, Massachusetts
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Recently tried this restaurant on a Saturday night. Busy with almost every table filled, (we had to sit in the back near the kitchen), but you don't go here for the atmosphere anyway. Service was good, and focus is definitely Korean food. I think we were the only table that wasn't filled with young Korean adults/college students. We had the... More 

Thank JenMBoston
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Although this restaurant offer food from Japan, China and Thailand in their menu, it is mainly Korean. Inside is clean and well organized. They have good service and stuff has always been very friendly. I have tried many items from the menu and never disappointing. However, my favorite dish is Kimchi Pancake..it is crispy, little spicy, absolutely delish. Their "Gungol"s... More 

Thank Noa T
Boston, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012 via mobile

I've been here approximately 10-15 times. Though i have tried many different items on the menu, the only item worth getting here is the gamjatang - it's large enough for 2-3 people and its spicy and delicious!

Thank Sarah J
boston, ma
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

I've been to this places SEVEN times now since I found out about ths place from korean friend i have in boston. I feel like this is only ONE place in Boston worth spending money. if you are in boston, it's hard to stay away. my favorites is their spicy seafood bimbimbab, not to mention their famouse gamjatang (people seems... More 

Thank greg b
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

This is a pretty decent restaurant. Average 10-20, depending on what kind of food you want. I have been there once with my girl friend. We ordered ramen and beef stew, both are cheap and delicous. Will definitely come back.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2008

been there twice now. they took up this huge restaurant space, did almost nothing with it: it's like a big empty warehouse you're meant to eat in (no galbi tables or exhaust pipes). the food is more expensive than all the other korean restaurants in the area, and nowhere near as good. in everything I've had, the gochu-jjang is heavily... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean, Japanese
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-779-7907

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