fun for a group.
Food was pretty good but cooking on your table made it a party
better watch how much you drink cuz if the food is raw you did it !!!!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 was our second time visiting Oz. While the first time was okay, this second time was terrible. Once seated, we sat around with no drinks and no server for 20 minutes. Servers would pass by our table, smile, and continue on. When we finally asked who our server was, they didn't know and asked someone else. Finally, our server came.
Oz offers an all-you-can-eat BBQ special for $16.99. It comes with two beef dishes, one pork, and one chicken. 4 adults at our table wanted the all-you-can-eat, while 1 adult does not eat beef and wanted a pricier pork dish on the regular menu. They refused to allow us to have one person not eat the all-you-can-eat. They said the entire table must order all-you-can-eat. While I understand the restaurant's rationale, it makes little sense to not allow someone to order something other than the all-you-can-eat when the dish they are order cost considerably more than the all-you-can-eat. We spoke to two servers who both told us the same thing. We finally asked to speak to a manager. Well this manager was unseen and could not be located. The servers finally said they would bend the rules for us.
The BBQ is good. It is well marinated and cooked perfectly. You can also choose to cook it yourself table-top, but I prefer to have someone cook for me when I eat out. The side dishes were a little scarce. With a table of 5, I expected more than just 5 side dishes.
The thing that sealed the deal of us never returning to Oz was the way we were treated when we were leaving. We arrive at the restaurant at 8:30pm. The restaurant closes at 9:30pm. Because it took us so long to find our serverr, we didn't receive our first round of all-you-can-eat until a little after 9pm. When we asked for another round it took 10 more minutes. When we were packing up to leave, the manager stated that they close at 9:30pm indicating we needed to hurry up. It was only 10pm. That in my opinion is horrific.
Decent Korean Food. The food at Oz Korean BBQ Restaurant is pretty good and it's about as authentic as it gets here in Sacramento but it's a bit on the pricey side. I ordered the barbecue chicken which was well marinated, although a few of the pieces were a bit undercooked. My wife ordered the bibimbap and she seemed to like it. The panchan (side dishes) were really good, especially the kimchee. Although this restaurant doesn't compare to the Korean restaurants in Koreatown in Los Angeles, they do a decent job, especially if you're desperate.
Authentic Korean food. I couldn't believe this place wasn't packed on a normal Saturday night. To start, the food is pretty good and enough for two people if you get the BBQ. The tables around the perimeter seat 6 and have a personal grill flush with the table top. The waiter was very curtious and spoke very good english for you skeptics out there. If you get the BBQ, which is around $20, it comes with endless side items (Korean panchan) like sesame bean sprouts, kimchi, cucumbers, etc. We got the Bul-Go-Gi, thinly sliced prime sirloin, and it could have come with a little more meat. After the meal, wash it all down with rice water that actually cleanses your mouth. If you don't want the BBQ, there is plenty other dishes and you can sit at one of the interior tables. All-in-all, this place is great for the family and I highly recommend it.
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