Royal Court Barbeque6138-B Backlick Rd.
Springfield, VA 22150
It's an interesting take on Korean BBQ, as the burners at the table are
cooked on more of a grill style area rather than a heated metal burner.
The overall quality of the this place is a half step below
some of the other Korean restaurants in Annandale, but they do serve
Korean Pork belly the kind that Anthony Bourdain eats in Korea. It's
hasn't been corrupted by the crap that Honey-pig uses as filler to dupe
you into thinking the food is cheap.
They serve other Korean
hot-pot dishes which are very authentic, including one that uses
belt-fish and radish cooked in a spicy sauce. I don't know what it's
called but my super Korean Family love that stuff, me Twinkie boy not
The banchan was good but not spectacular and the size of the restaurant makes it great for taking friends.
you are craving pork and don't want to wait for Honeypig's lines then
the 3 mile drive up Backlick road is worth it. The style of pork they
serve is a bit different and is meant to be eaten more like a lettuce
wrap, or with some Kimchi.
What puts this place over the top
into four stars is the service, and the price. To be honest I couldn't
believe how much our bill came out to for dinner for three people, I
actually began to question how the hell they make money.
you go it's not very crowded don't be alarmed this place has been in
this shopping center for years and used to be known as one of the go to
drinking places for older Korean men and they're mistresses but it's
recently been changed over to a new owner who is a sweet lady and
provides awesome service. She gives you the type of service that you
hope for, but seldom get at any type of restaurant.
MAN BOOBS = 3 Stars
My new rating system:
BELLY FAT = 1 Star = It's only good to fill your stomach in the event of a nuclear fall out.
FAT ASS = 2 Stars = It's good enough that you can sit hear and add some junk to the trunk.
MAN BOOBS = 3 Stars = It's good, so be prepared to develop man boobs.
HEAD = 4 Stars = It's really good so after the fat is packed onto your
gut, rump, and boobs, it will have to find a release in your big fat
SUMO = 5 Stars = It's
good enough that you should use this as a primary source of consumption
to become a professional sumo wrestler.