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MOA Korean BBQ & Bar, Charlotte, NC

MOA Korean BBQ & Bar

4.7
4.7
588 Reviews
$31 to $50
Korean
At MOA, we aim to serve guests with the highest quality, raw meats, including dry-aged beef options, while also providing an upscale, full service where our servers will handle all of the grilling in order to get the most enjoyment out of your barbecuing.

Reservations: We are excited to serve the Uptown Charlotte area, and can not wait for everyone to visit us! That being said, we are operating with safety for our guests, and staff, in mind during this pandemic. We kindly ask for understanding that reservation times may vary slightly, due to our seating limitations to social distance. We thank you for your understanding during this time!

UPDATE: Per Governor Coopers Executive Order, as it pertains to restaurants, the new rule also requires customers at restaurants to wear masks — even while seated at a table — unless they are actively drinking or eating. Please keep this in mind when planning to dine with us.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Korean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 503-9412

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Roy Seo

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary Valet parking Thursday-Saturday, 6pm-9:30pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 588 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. JC

    JanieC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best Korean BBQ in Charlotte! Quality meat and good sides.
  2. JH

    JessicaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a Korean-American myself, I'm glad that Charlotte has a high quality Korean food establishment like Moa. I don't think I've disliked anything so far. Kimchi jeon, corn cheese, kimchi jjigae, banchan, etc. all good. Even the basic meat sets are high quality.
  3. M

    Moto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great and very kind service! Combo is recommended.
  4. TT

    TienT

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great! Our server was excellent if only I can remember her name smh! Definitely will come back again. Hopefully they would put thick cut pork belly on the menu one day
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! If you’re looking for a food experience, look not farther and gear up for an epic experience! Delicious dinner you’ll be talking about for a while😉🙏🏻
  6. D

    Dazza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food & service, but the 2 noisy tables nearby didn't help one bit...
  7. F

    Foody

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great night celebrating with delicious food and great friends! The waitstaff was awesome!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to our wonderful waitress for showing us a great time! I do not remember her name but she was awesome.
  9. r

    rpvary

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My wife and son made a reservation at MOA for a Thursday evening. We were excited to try Korean BBQ. I would say it was much more expensive than I expected for a restaurant where you basically cook your own food. The flavors were good but it was hard to manage cooking the meat to the right temperatures and we typically couldn’t eat fast enough to finish before the meats started getting tough. That said, MOA would be great for a large group where it is a much more social experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The waiter was very attentive. Food was a little bland this time but still good and plentiful. Love the separation from the other diners. Makes for good conversation. Went for lunch again. Service was quick. Back to work in an hour. Much appreciated.
  11. MW

    MWelch

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Server was very attentive. Loud if you are near a large party but other than that it is great. Food is delish and fresh
  12. C

    Cdizzle

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food quality was amazing, server was attentive and professional. An the ambiance was stunning 2nd time coming and the experience both time was great.
  13. VB

    VivianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the experience overall and the food. Service was beyond awesome. 10/10 recommend
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience! From the atmosphere to the service to the food, the entire dining experience was 10/10 😍 Definitely will be back and recommend to anyone looking for a great date night or special night out!
  15. SC

    StephenC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte. Our daughter is 12 and requested this for her birthday and loves the food. Service is great and food is amazing. Highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I only heard about this experience from my military friends who were stationed in Korea. It was our last day in the city and we had to try it. The service was great and our waitress got us started. The atmosphere was great for those beginning dates and family events. The great part is that when your cooking your food you don’t smell like your food when your done, so you can continue your day without have to change or attempt to cover up the smell of food.
  17. CT

    CharlotteTraveler

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our first visit to MOA, especially under the care and tutelage of our server, Brian. This is a visually beautiful restaurant, nicely decorated and, thanks to the Lexan dividers (a covid holdover), quiet. Love that the grills have downdrafts to catch the smoke - they are nearly silent and very effective. And as a bonus, you can actually see your dining partner! Very good cocktail list and serves a truly, deeply spicy cocktail based on Thai pepper-infused tequila. Will make a mocktail on request and serve it beautifully. The food is delicious, to be expected with Korean BBQ, but the presentation sets it apart. It's their Holiday menu, so for 2, you have paper-thin brisket, whole rib eye steak, marinated short ribs and shrimp, with 5 or 6 side dishes. Arrive hungry!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to MOA twice! I think the food is fabulous and the service both times has been impressive! Hope to spend many more occasions there!
  19. MS

    MarieS

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to MOA. We celebrated my daughter's birthday on Christmas Eve. Special menu. Festive atmosphere.
  20. N

    Nick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meat quality was great! We just got the basic one and it was way better than we expected! I’ll for sure come back again.
  21. M

    Mjean

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious! 10/10
  22. PS

    PatrickS

    Raleigh

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the better Korean barbecues that I have enjoyed. The meat was well prepared and not overly fatty. Good flavor on the marinade. The sides were excellent. Service was attentive. The food was brought out quickly and allowed us to enjoy your meal.
  23. JS

    JacobS

    Memphis/West TN

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really fun concept centered around some very interesting flavors. The servers were great, allowing us to do the "cooking" as much or as little as we liked. Great place to go for a change of pace from the typical restaurant experience.
  24. M

    Mdf1225

    Charlotte

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was an entirely normal meal for my friend and I. We wanted to go somewhere nicer because it was close to the holidays. So I picked MOA as neither of us had eaten there before. It was amazing! The food was delicious and our sever even brought me dessert with a candle on it. Because my friend picked up the check for my birthday which is Christmas Day!!! It was a great choice !
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family of four (two teens) chose Moa for our annual Charlotte shopping day dinner and we’re not disappointed. Service was incredible and all the food was delicious. We had the basic #2 and could barely finish! Loved it!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nia was an amazing server. She made the experience phenomenal… Conversation with her was amazing… Made the whole experience wonderful!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  28. GN

    GeorgesNaderi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Server was amazing, hostess not at all!! As soon as we got there, hostess did not received us in a good way. Hostess SHOULD NOT be eating on table with costumer, don’t matter if they are family or not. Hostess SHOULD NOT be on table serving or doing servers job and hostess SHOULD NOT BE RECEIVING TIP from a table. She received a 50 or 20$ bill from a table yesterday after taking care of that table, something that should be for server.
  29. AB

    AliciaB

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Ryan as our server and he was amazing!!
  30. C

    Chti

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love getting the BBQ, everything is always delicious
  31. S

    Sherylfay

    Charlotte

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Early holiday celebration with friends and family and MOA was a great experience. Drinks and food were both top quality. It was busy and the restaurant was noisy. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful although a little distracted by having to work multiple tables. Overall a great night.
  32. KM

    KathleenM

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our introduction to MOA and we will return. We were headed to the theater and our server took great care to see that we were served in time to make the curtain while making sure that we didn't feel rushed. Nice ambiance, good food, and plenty of it.
  33. CB

    ColleenB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner! Our chef/server was amazing!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, amazing food. For those who want to experience traditional Korean cuisine in a modern ambiance, this is the best place!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at MAO! Kenny, our waiter was super friendly and the right level of attentive. Would definitely recommend and will be back
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my mothers birthday! I was enthused by my previous experience here with such a great host such as Ashley, that I brought my mother here alongside a few others to celebrate! Both times were amazing!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a game night (Panthers played) good food great service
  38. N

    Neek

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We got there around 8:30. I don’t suggest going close to closing as the server kept rushing us to say “the kitchen will be closed soon.” This was our first experience so we had questions . Our server did not come back to help with the food ( yes you cook the food at your table.” Wings we’re cold, that brisket was ugh… and I didn’t know what the hell I was eating on the cold menu options we ordered ( we were rushed.) Maybe we should have went 5-6 hours prior to closing.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Our server, Brian was amazing. Everyone from the owner/management to the food runners were very nice and very detailed oriented.
  40. K

    Kakki

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was terrific and the service was great! More than I’m used to paying for kbbq but definitely a great experience and I really stuffed myself!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

MOA Korean BBQ & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 503-9412.

MOA Korean BBQ & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Google Map for MOA Korean BBQ & Bar

128 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-5001

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary Valet parking Thursday-Saturday, 6pm-9:30pm.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Roy Seo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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