Macheko Grill in Ypsilanti
Kevin told me about Macheko Grill, a pretty new Korean restaurant out in Ypsi. It was late at night, but I logged onto their website and checked them out. Everything looked delicious. I immediately knew I had to try them out. Looking at their photos made me so hungry I ate another dinner even though I already brushed my teeth. When I finally got a chance to visit, they did not disappoint!
The exterior was pretty unimpressive, as it’s in a strip mall on Ellsworth. Luckily, this means there’s plenty of easy parking.
Here’s an example of a table. The restaurant had a lot of Korean and non-Korean patrons alike, but the TVs were playing Korean music videos. We went pretty early in the evening, but the entire restaurant was full with a wait by the time we left.
You can get sake bombs here! There were only 5 banchan, but the kimchi was great. Very spicy!
We were lame and just got dishes. In retrospect, I wish I had gotten their 888 Galbi or their Hot Pot special, something that utilized the grill. I definitely want to come back and try more of their options soon. Their menu is quite extensive.
The dolsot bibimbop was everything a dolsot bibimbop should be, and they have purple rice! My champon was jam-packed with goodies, and the soup was so deliciously spicy that it literally brought tears to my eyes. I wish the noodles were a little chewier though.