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Soju - 14 Reviews - 145 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY - Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim Reviews - Phone (718) 624-7658


145 Atlantic Ave (at Between Henry Street and Clinton Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 624-7658
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Quite simply... *food is delicious and creatively prepared - a unique menu in all the neighborhood *the owners and staff are warm and friendly *the space itself feels good - ...


Food not that good Service not that bright Price not that fair Ambience not that unique The drinks were good Panda Express is comparable Pros: Drinks, Quiet Cons: Con...

Below Par 2/20/2006

Food not that good Service not that bright Price not that fair Ambience not that unique The drinks were good Panda Express is comparable Pros: Drinks, Quiet Cons: Concept unoriginal, food is below par more

There's a 1st time for everything...& a last 12/8/2005

I was excited to try this place because it looked cozy from the outside. I stood in the doorway for over 10 mins while the staff watched me before some guy finally seated me & the restaurant wasn't busy. The mandu was typical, just packaged differently, but nothing extraordinary in taste. The martini I drank was so weak & sweet I couldn't drink it & my entree was brought to me luke warm. I asked the server if he could heat it up & he told me they don't use microwaves--wich is good cause it means the food is fresh, but it could also mean he was too lazy to take the food back to the kitchen. Overall, I would NEVER go there again...the people & food were so impersonable. Pros: Front is inviting, ????? Cons: Uninviting staff, Food is below average, Watered down drinks more

Loved it! 12/8/2005

Quite simply... *food is delicious and creatively prepared - a unique menu in all the neighborhood *the owners and staff are warm and friendly *the space itself feels good - good lighting, adequate space at your table, etc *drinks - soju, which is a kind of korean sake, is worth trying, plus they've got some really unique Asian beers that you should ask about (our favorite is called Halida, a Vietnamese beer) Another thing that is different about Soju...the owners, Joe and Diane (who are simply two of the nicest people we have met in the entire city) live in and have roots in this neighborhood. They didn't open the place to cash in on the Brooklyn thing. As a result, Soju retains a homey feel. Joe and Diane know many of the customers by name even when the place is full. Pros: Delicious, Friendly, Warm more

Not worth your time or $$$ 12/7/2005

I was in here about 2 weeks ago & a server spilled some sticky sauce on my purse. She said ""opps"" & never apologized for ruining my bag. I talked to the owner & he fakely apologized. He didn't comp me my meal, offer dessert or offer to pick up the bill to have my purse cleaned. It's not that I wanted something for free, it's just that a jesture to do so would be nice. As far as the food goes-it's average. Just your normal run of the mill asian restaurant trying to be unique & trendy. It's not. Pros: Candles Cons: Average food, Unaccomidating more

Blah food, blah place, blah staff 12/7/2005

Where to begin. It's not that I had a bad experieince at this restaurant, it's just that nothing about it sticks out. I'm writing this review because a friend of mine asked me how I liked it & I couldn't remember. I had to actually go back & walk inside & look at a menu to remember this place. Then it hit me why I forgot about it--because it was boring. The atmosphere was unexciting, the food was typical & edible at best & the staff lacked enthusiasm. Pros: ??? Cons: Unexciting, Lacks originality, Unlively staff more

The best food and the sexiest chef in Brooklyn! 12/3/2005

Delicious, delicious and delicious food! You'll enjoy the best Korean/asian fusion food and some really unusual drinks. The place has the coolest owner and the sexiest chef and they treat everyone with a warm personal touch. I had a great time! more

Soju: always great, and what you make it 12/2/2005

The atmosphere grabs you when you walk inside- sort of a cross between Auntie Mame's basement and the culinary equivalent of deco. The food is amazing, and has been varied every time I've gone. A new menu is coming in, so I guess there'll be new faves to try. The drink Soju itself is a wave- smooth as water but can overcome. It can be the perfect date place, lounge-y, or homey. If Soju was in Manhattan, it'd be cool; because it's in BKNY, it's cooler. Pros: sauces & condiments, the desserts, the bathroom sink more

Not worth your time 11/18/2005

Went here after a wonderful evening at Floyds. The server didn't know his menu, couldn't offer any recommendations & was completely unattentive. The food was even worse. The yard bean entree was bland & didn't satisfy my appetite. The soup came with the broth in a teapot, but the lid fell off the minute I poured it. The hot tea was horrible, so watered down I felt like I was drinking hot water. The only redeeming quality was the decor, which was lit by candles that glowed against red walls. This place is a sinking ship. Pros: ambience Cons: food, unknowledegable staff, waiste of time more

Worth the Walk Away From Smith St. 11/6/2005

Great alternative to your favorite other Asian restaurant that you may have tired of - Japanese, Thai, Chinese - because it incorporates many different flavors into its menu. Cozy and warm indoor atmosphere and quiet and tasteful outdoor area. Several varied sauces and seasonings come with every meal so it's easy to adjust the heat to your own personal preference. Unique drink menu. Very professional service - attentive, not over-bearing. Pros: Inexpensive, Bustling yet romantic, Unusual Cons: Not as cheap as Joya, May not fit big group more

User review by morck 11/5/2005

Very tasty food. Good and fast service, short wiating time for food. Extremly good for the price. more

Banana custard on my mine :) 10/17/2005

So my boyfriend & I finally went to Soju after walking by it almost everyday. Boy were we sure glad we did. He ate the happy family I ate the shrimp (the server's suggestion). The drinks were too easy to drink, the food was amazing and the service was friendly. Best part was the banana custard with coconut. I could eat 10 of them! Pros: Banana custard, Nice people, Drinks more

Yummy food & service 10/13/2005

Went in on a whim last tuesday. The cute long brown haired waitress was helpful and recommended that I try the sojuitos. Having never tried soju before I was impressed. I then tried homemade dumplings & the waitress brought me several homemade sauces (try the sweet one). For dinner I ate lettuce wraps that came with different grilled meats and condiments for me to customize. My friend ate soup that was so fresh the broth was poured onto the soup in front of us. After stuffing ourselves with the best meal in months our server suggested dessert. We shared a bannana, coconut custard thingy & were in heaven. Everything from the drinks to the food to the service was phenomenal.The people knew how to treat their guests and the ambience was calming (candle light). Before leaving the server gave us takeout menus. Did I mention she was hot? Pros: Food, Service, Everything Cons: Tiny restroom more

Outstanding Restaurant and Bar 9/11/2005

The place is hip, the food was a balanced fusion of Korean, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese ingredients, and they had flights of Soju and Sake. The specialty drinks were great too. I had the homemade Kimchi and sauces and I was in heaven with all the new flavors I was experiencing. I felt like I was in a cool place in Asia. more

Soju soooo Good! 9/2/2005

Soju is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. The food is soooo tasty! I have eaten there a few times and have not been disappointed. The service is friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Once you have been there you will go back again and again. The owners Joe and chef Diane make you feel at home. This place has a wonderful warm neighborhood feel and the food is amazing! more
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  • In Short
    This Brooklyn Heights restaurant serves its own takes on classic Americanized Asian dishes such as the Pu Pu Platter, Happy Family and General Tso's Distant Cousin. Noodle soups,...

  • 10/5/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Wed 6pm-10:30pm Thu-Sat 6pm-11:30pm
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Brooklyn Heights