First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard

First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
All photos by Danielle Lirette

Dae Gee, which means "pig" in Korean, opened its first location in Westminster and has since gained a loyal following -- and even a 2014 Best of Denver award for Best Korean Restaurant. Owner Joseph Kim's second location is now grilling up marinated pork, beef and more in Congress Park. Photographer Danielle Lirette stopped by to snap some scenes of Dae Gee's hip decor and sizzling cuisine.

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First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard

Although the restaurant has yet to install the in-table grills that allow guests to cook their own bulgogi and galbi, the kitchen is more than happy to do it for you. In addition to the sizzling platters of thin-cut meats, the menu offers an array of dumplings, Korean-style stews and bee bim bhop -- the classic beef and rice dish topped with a fried egg.

"We try to fuse American culture with the Korean palate," says Kim. A spread of banchan -- tiny plates of condiments that accompany the entrees -- shows a devotion to tradition cooking, while the t-shirted staff, the modern pig logo and the super-sized wall art give the place a hip vibe.

First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard

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First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard

 

First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard

 

First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard
First Look: Dae Gee Korean BBQ Sizzles on Colorado Boulevard

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Dae Gee

827 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80206

720-639-9986

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