Myung Ga Won

Among the overload of Korean restaurants, each with its own specialty (tabletop barbecue, spicy stews, grilled fish, noodles served hot and cold), the menu at Myung Ga Won stands out as a one-stop shop for excellence. Barbecued meats are cooked over a gas grill rather than on the superior charcoal version available at places like Doraville’s Cho Sun Ok, but the sesame-oil silkiness of Myung’s marinade compensates ably. And goat has never been more appealing than in a hot pot, simmered until the meat and hearty greens cook to melting tenderness in a spicy, ruddy broth.