Duluth, Nov 1, 2019 — A friend recently introduced me to this hidden “hole in the wall” restaurant near Assi Supermarket. The Korean-Chinese restaurant could be easily missed if not for its landmark neighbor T-Mobile store. Signage for the restaurant is only in Korean language and you will miss the place if you can't read Korean. Look out for “Chinese Restaurant” in small text at the main sign in front.
With the cold weather descending upon metro Atlanta, nothing beats a hot bowl of Jjambong (spicy seafood noodle soup). The soup broth was thick and the noodles are chewy. The broth has flavorful seafood taste along with a nice spicy kick to it.
Sam Won Gak makes the best Jajangmyeon (black bean noodles) in Gwinnett. The rich black salty sauce blends well with the thick noodles made of wheat flour. You get a pair of scissors in case the noodles are too thick or long for you to eat.
This is an affordable, simple, and casual restaurant. The noodle dishes are under $10 each and the meat dishes are about $12 to $14 each. Portion sizes are generous. Don't expect any elaborate spreads of Banchan (side dishes) here. They serve Danmooji and onion with the black bean sauce, which most Korean-Chinese restaurants serves as a side. In addition, they also serve radish kimchi.
Waitress here are friendly and speaks little English. Service can be spotty at times and wait times can be over 10 minutes.
Sam Won Gak
1291 Old Peachtree Rd NW
Suwanee, GA 30024