[revisit] jeong won korean bbq buffet

A few weeks ago I had a serious hankering for some Korean BBQ. Jake and I talked about going someplace new but I’d been stuck on the idea of revisiting Jeong Won. Jeong Won is a little different from the other all-you-can-eat places since it’s a buffet. The buffet style allows you to choose exactly what you want to get. One just one piece of chicken to try it out? You can do that here! And I appreciate that flexibility instead of having to commit to a whole plate of something you may not enjoy.

Front Entrance | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

Here’s a peek at the front entrance from our table.

Empty Tables | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

There weren’t a lot of people hanging out here on a Sunday afternoon.

Interior | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

Another view inside – this is looking towards the back where the food is kept.

Side Dishes | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

Side dishes! Instead of giving you a bunch of bowls of banchan, you can pick it out yourself. This works great for us since we don’t eat a lot of the banchan.

Side Dishes | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

The one thing I always get and google up in the Korean style potato style. Holy goodness, that stuff is addictive to me! It’s smooth and creamy, almost like mashed potatoes, with bits of carrots and veggies in it. It also has a touch of sweetness that I really enjoy. 

Veggies | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

Veggies! Jake and T didn’t get any veggies because they are bad, bad, bad. 

Veggies | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

But hey, to each their own. They’d rather fill up on meats which makes it a better deal. But I like to have some veggies, too.

Seafood and Meats | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

They offer a few seafood items which is nice. 

Meats | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

There’s lots of different meaty options. The beef brisket is one of my favorites!

Meats | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

I usually skip the chicken – I can get chicken whenever, man. 

Meats | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

Beef and porky goodness is where it’s at for me! 

Sauces | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

The other thing that I love, love, love about Jeong Won is their variety of sauces. Other places we’ve been too don’t seem to have as many and that’s such a shame. 

Sauces | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

Miso Soup | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

Included with our meal were bowls of miso soup. I’m not a fan of miso soup so I didn’t touch this. 

Korean Pancake | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

T went nuts over the Korean pancake and had about 3 bowls all to himself! 

More sides | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

Is this bowl filled with the same as the one above? I think so. I ate this bowl. It was delicious.

First Plate | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

My first plate had a little shrimp, some pork belly, and a few different cuts of beef. 

Veggie Plate | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

Along with mushrooms, onions, zucchini, corn on the cob, plus my favorite potato salad. 

Sesame Sauce | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

This is the sesame sauce which is one of my favorite sauces they have here. 

Ginger Sauce and Spicy Sauce | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

I also got the “smoky” sauce (which tasted like BBQ sauce) and ginger sauce. I liked mixing them together – mostly the sesame sauce with some ginger sauce. Yum! It helped give the meats some extra flavor. 

Grill spot | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

The boys left a spot for me on the grill. Aren’t they nice? 

Grilling | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

Mmmmmmmeaty time is almost here! 

Catcus Hugz Poster | Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet - San Diego, CA

Aw. No hugs for poor little cactus.

The price has gone up since our last visit in 2014 – it was about $75 total for the three of us, so $25 per person instead of $20. They also don’t have the soft serve machine anymore, boo! I was stuffed though so I didn’t NEED any soft serve, but it would have been a nice after lunch treat. I’d still totally recommend Jeong Won for the food and self-yourself style which I really like. The service was attentive – we got our grill changed out halfway and they checked on us often for pancake refills. Excellent stuff! 

Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet
4690 Convoy St., Ste 104
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 292-4670

Author: Mary

Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Replies to “[revisit] jeong won korean bbq buffet

  1. This is still my favorite AYCE KBBQ I think. The option to choose from the buffet is pretty neat. I noticed they did indeed increase the price and you have to get your own rice now (at the buffet). The sesame sauce is my favorite too! And the pancakes! Sometimes I’ll put the pancake on the grill to crisp them up even more.

    And, um, something looks different with T’s hair..

  2. I took Bert here for his bday a few years ago. We liked it – they had good selection there with everything it seemed. They just had the wierdest random crap on their walls though, a mixture of art and inspirational sayings printed out and taped on the wall. I wonder if they still have the frog legs. I tried one and thought it was okay but would definitely not get it again.

    1. I didn’t see any frog legs, haha. Or was that a special thing to order? They do still have the random crap on the walls with all the random quotes! I really like the buffet style here and all of their sauces!

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