The kind of interesting thing about Korean restaurants is that they usually specialize in serving either Japanese dishes along with the Korean ones, or Chinese dishes, but never all three types are available in the same restaurant. Sounds confusing, I suppose, but go to enough Korean restaurants and I’m sure you’ll see that trend as well.
I’ve always been meaning to review this place, but I keep forgetting. Woomi Garden one of my favorite places to get Korean food though when I’m out with a huge group of friends. All their dishes are pretty good, but my favorite of course is their Galbi (갈비). This restaurant is located in Wheaton, but I think this is one of those weird places where the location only shows up in your GPS if you type their location city as being Silver Spring.
There’s metered parking at this location, but I think you don’t have to feed the meters anymore after 6pm, if I’m remembering right. Or maybe that’s just on weekends, I don’t know. If you want guaranteed free parking you can always just park your car in the un-metered lot across the street, though of course those spaces are limited.
For those interested in going, here’s the address for it:
2423 Hickerson Drive
Wheaton, MD 20902
What I really like about Korean restaurants is they always start you off with a whole rack of side dishes. Sounds like a step up from the standard bread or chips most restaurants give, right? Well, it is. Of course these starter side dishes always change each day, so you never really know what you’re going to get, but just to give you an idea, here’s a picture of some of the stuff you could get at your table:
My favorite is when they give you fishcake, candied yams, and/or crabs. One time I was lucky to get all three along with all the usual stuff. Oh, and also depending on the season they also give you a little something at the end of your meal too. The three they usually give you at Woomi is a sweet rice drink, oranges, or a cinnamon drink. The two drinks come in a small cup-bowl thing. I’d provide a picture but I couldn’t find any on Google. My favorite is the rice drink, shikhye (식혜).
Online Ordering?: I don’t think so, not that I’m aware of, anyway.
Wi-fi?: I could be wrong, but I don’t think they do.
Kids Menu?: Not that I’m aware of, but they might.
Buffet?: Yes, during lunchtime.
Vegetarian/Vegan-friendly?: I think that they do have some vegetarian-friendly items on there.
Recommended: Yes – In particular for large groups. They also provide catering services for private parties on and off-site. You’d have to call them for more information on that though.
Like most Korean businesses, Woomi Garden doesn’t really keep up with their social media, but here’s their website, if you want to learn more about their menu items. (There’s pictures!!)
Here’s a link to their website: www.woomigarden.com
And for anyone that needs it, their phone number is (301) 933-0100. Not sure what you’d need their fax number for, maybe catering, but they have that as well. That number is (301) 933-1306.
The service is great, and their food hits the spot too. I highly recommend it! Grab a bite to eat from there if you get a chance!