4344 Convoy St., yelp
Roadem is a big All-You-Can-Eat (hereafter referred to by the AYCE acronym) Korean BBQ place. There are a number of categories of meal served here, each providing a different selection of meats; the cheapest, at $9.99 for lunch, gets you all the thin beef, pork – marinated, spicy, or both -, and chicken you could hope for, plus the usual spread of cold veggies and rice.
I’m not sure why I took a picture of this spoon with its funny paper poncho, rather than of the food itself, which was plentiful, feast-like even. At least you can see the grill there, glowing in the middle of the table. Everything was good. All the veggies – kimchi, sprouts, potatoes, tofu, radishes – were tasty; the rice, in its usual steel bowl, was steamy and delicious. The meat was not bad, though I wasn’t crazy about the beef, and the spicy pork was a bit cloying, but the chicken was a repeat. Higher-priced AYCE menus get you higher quality cuts of meat, and salmon from the look of the pics I see on yelp: I’d like to try those next time, though it’s hard to deviate from the cheap option. Service was good as well – quick seating, and orders and extras brought promptly. It gets pretty hot in there though: no amount of AC can defeat all those personal grills cooking cheerfully away. Not the best spot to cool off in the summer.
Long and short, a good place to chow down.