Fairfax / Korean Barbecue / $$
Feeling meaty? Few places will scratch that itch for animal protein quite like Korean barbecue. And most Korean barbecue in NoVA pales in comparison to the splendor of Meokja Meokja.
On the surface, not much distinguishes this barbecue joint from others. The dining room is slightly fancier and the wait a little longer, but the menu of meats and sides is standard issue. It’s not until you taste the quality of the flesh that you realize the difference. They don’t need marinades, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make sure to try the sweet, garlicky bulgogi. Like the rest of the offerings at Meokja Meokja, it rises above its competitors.
See This: It’s a party every night with fairy lights strung around the sparkling metallic ventilation systems.
Eat This: Combo 2 has everything you need, from meats to the Angry Egg and gooey corn cheese.
When to Visit: You’re really hungry. REALLY hungry.