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Best Korean Restaurant

Nam Kang

2126 Maryland Ave., (410) 685-6237

Posted 9/17/1997

We've come to think of Korean cuisine as the city's second soul food-hearty and peppery, still capable of surprising, even in its most same-old-same-old form. Nam Kang doesn't go in for all-you-can-pack-in-your-piehole buffet deals and that's a good thing. The kitchen's Korean cooking is our hands-down favorite among the places we've sampled, and the portions generally quash the need for multiple trips to the steam table. The sushi is on a par with the best in town and the Chinese dishes make most of the stuff you get from flier-happy take-out joints look sick. We swear by Nam Kang's bi bim bab, the kim chi jigue and jo gae maewontong hot pots, the fiery jampong soup, and the rest. Toss in the complimentary bowls of appetizers-kim chi, sprouts, oddly sweet little beans, tiny salty fish-and you can forget getting us to go anywhere else.

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Other Awards for Best Korean Restaurant:

Nak Won, 9/16/2009

Nam Kang, 9/17/2008

Nam Kang, 9/17/2003

Nam Kang, 9/18/2002

U-Jung, 9/19/2001

Joung Kak, 9/13/2000

Nam Kang, 9/15/1999

Nam Kang, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Nam Kang:

Best Korean Restaurant, 9/17/2008

Best Really Late-Night Dining, 9/20/2006

Best Late-Night Dining, 9/21/2005

Best Korean Restaurant, 9/17/2003

Best Late-Night Dining, 9/17/2003

Best Korean Restaurant, 9/18/2002

Best Korean Restaurant, 9/15/1999

Best Restaurant, 9/18/1996

Best Korean Restaurant, 9/18/1996

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