Han Gang Korean Cuisine, web site, 7243 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA, 703-256-7077 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Yelp]
This place offers a “fine dining experience” in addition to serving Korean food. It costs more than the others, and has nice décor and service, though it is still affordable compared to a typical non-Korean place. For beef dishes it is a clear first choice for all the Korean restaurants in this area. Get the $60 combination of meats; it is an order of magnitude better than any other Korean meat dish you can get around here. Truly yummy. Go even if you think you are tired of all the other beef dishes at the other Korean places. They also have the best local Jae Chap. I would say it is important to go here with a large or mid-sized group and get a spread. Their sauces are also the best around.
I have recently tried at Han Gang and I thought the food was delicious. I enjoyed the Korean-grilled meat, Kalbi, and it was really good. I never ate korean foods, but after trying at Han Gang, I love korean foods!
This place was very disappointing to me. I thought the food was just average and the prices were very expensive (especially considering that a dozen or so really cheap and good Korean restaurants are within a mile of this place). Plus, it was just too nice of a decor. Oddly, I like my ethnic restaurants to have more of a dive feel.
That being said, this is an excellent “gateway” ethnic restaurant. For those suburban friends of yours who’ve never had Korean food and whose sole ventures into Asian cuisine involve sushi bars and pad thai at Americanized Thai restaurants, this is a great spot. They’ll never know what hit ’em.