I've been a patron here for many years as it is one of the only three Korean bars in the Centreville area. The only reason I continue to come to this place is because I love karaoke. There's nothing better than finishing off a night of drinking by singing your heart out in one of their private rooms.
Then why am I only giving this place two stars you ask? Well, first off, the food is not very good. I've tried multiple items on their menu and I've been disappointed every time. And I've been here at least 100 times in the past several years. The only thing worth trying is their spicy Mexican fried octopus.
Not to mention that EVERYTHING is overpriced. I think they charge something like $40 for one hour in their karaoke room, even more for one of the bigger rooms. The food prices are ridiculous for the amount that you get. The shots at the bar are a rip off as well. I like grabbing a pitcher of beer with friends, but they only offer bottles. This is pretty unheard of in most Korean establishments.
The servers are friendly for the most part and the atmosphere is chill, but I would rather go to Nulbom Pocha down the street if I had to choose.
Sidenote: They will take advantage of you if they think you're drunk. Make sure to check your bill before you leave because they will add on extra amounts if they think you're too drunk to check.
Six of us went to Lulu's on Saturday night for some karaoke action. We got a private room and several buckets of beer. We had a great time and they pretty much let you go insane in those rooms and they just keep the drinks flowing. The service is great. You can call your server with a button on the wall and they come right away.
Scary part comes at the end. Our bill was around $350 for 4 hours or so. I have no idea how this worked out but other karaoke places we've been to were MUCH cheaper. I think this does have to do with whether you have a Korean friend with you and they probably do just charge drunk people whatever.
Come if you're ballin'.
well organized karaoke room!
U dont have to look for the Â servers! u can just press the bell in the room and server will come to u and help u with order!.
i had a great time with my friends! some people are saying that the room charge is expensive, but if u have a group of Â 10-15 its only 3-4dollars per hour. servers were very kind and friendly! i loved this place! im thinking to have my b-day party here...
...ugh, what can I say? Â if you don't care where you are or how you're treated by the bartender, you'll do just fine. Â if you care... don't go.
There is a high turnover with the staff ~ so... Â and the Karaoke is expensive ($30 an hour?), go with a group; more fun and cost sharing is the way to go.
It was nice being able to reserve a room for our office get together. Â It was convenient to have a service button to food, beverage, or help with the buttons. Â What wasn't cool were the prices. Â Everything was way over priced - both food and drinks. Â Small plate of wings (10-12) - $19.99. Â Plate of fried rice - $9.99 (it was good). Â Chicken skewers - $4.99 each (minimum order of 2). Â Soda - $3.99 (12oz can), Fountain drink - $5.00 (you can get free refills, and mixed drinks - $9.00+. Â Our food bill was more than $80.00. Â Here is our order - 3 cans of soda, 1 sex on the beach, 1 fountain drink, 1 fried rice, 4 chicken skewers, 1 small plate of chicken wings, 2 bowls of white rice. Â Really!!! Â Eat before you go, and only ask for water. Â The rooms are $30 an hour, and the tip should be included in this price. Â Also the cost of drinks are not posted, and if I worked there I would inform the customers of the price so my tip isn't effected when the bill comes. Â We had sticker shock when we received our bill. Â No one expects to pay $26 for 4 sodas, and 1 mixed drink.Review Source:
This place really rip you off. My friends and I went to this place to drink and sing. First of all, they are way too over priced. Second, their service sucks!. Third, they try take advantage of drunk people. When we went ,our tab came up to be $190. My friend who left early paid for portion with the tip and they totally acted like that never happened and they charged us full. I will never go back to this place again! i am so mad!Review Source:
I went here with a group of 5 friends. I love Korean food and drinks, and I can't help but get excited over a good noraebang (which I unfortunately did not get to try). I had a good time, but the service was definitely lacking (I think because none of us is Asian, to be honest). Lulu is located in a heavily Korean populated part of Centreville, so most of its clientele and all of its staff is Korean.
We had a good time. Our table was big and the seating was plush. They have a big screen in the main room that plays Korean music videos, which were really fun to watch. We spent a good deal of time there and didn't feel rushed, but it was really hard to get our waiter's attention. I probably will try another place the next time I am looking for Korean food and Soju.
this is the very first place my friend took me when i visited Virginia.
now, being from LA i didn't know what to except.
let's say... i was disappointed.
it was DEAD. Thursday night and it's dead?! man, the party starts on Wednesday in LA.
it was a little awkward being the only other people in the cafe.
the chicken was good though along with the lemon soju.
now, the other time i came i went inside the karaoke room.
it was okay...
since i'm not in the Centreville area as much, i doubt i'll stop by again.
I will never return to this place.
Last night a group of 6 friends (including myself) went out to Lulu to partake in some karaoke. We were greeted by a woman wearing a manager name tag. We inquired about getting a karaoke room and she immediately said "oh sorry, all rooms are full. You need to make reservations." She walked away, grabbed 3 cards and came back, handing them out to us. It was plain to see they weren't busy at all because three or four of their leather couches were free and open in the main room. The "manager" didn't even bother to offer us a seat in the main room... she simply started motioning us toward the door and walked on our heels the entire way to it. As we exited, she grabbed the door handle and pulled it shut behind us, all while keeping a sh*t-eating grin on her face.
It's very clear to me that we were discriminated against for being non-Asian. I do not recommend this place, at all.
Well after dinner we all met up here at Lulu's... my first time here and it was ok. It was nice to have a private room that accommodated all 14 of us and the open lounge/bar area was nice to have for other people who were vocally challenged =p to chill and throw back a few beers. The service was ok, I guess they could smell out the non koreans (me) because I got those stares Gina was talking about. The only thing was that the whole place was filled with smoke and I'm not a smoker so that was bother some to me. Other then that my group had a great time singing there hearts out.Review Source:
Go!!! Bring Friends!! Bring some money! Drink a little before you go and Prepare to SING!!
Private Rooms are Great for K parties! I dont suggest going with a group of 3 rather go with at least 6 or so because of Cost.. A bit pricey if you plan to stay long time... Like the 5 hours I ended up staying there! :D Â Plus having more people there might have been better for my voice b/c after a couple of hours I was sore.
I didnt try any food and i drank Beer so.... Â I only speak to about the Karaoke... Good not Great Music selection i mean Yeah i know this is a Korean own place but geeezzz give me some sublime. Â :D Â Neways go and enjoy at least Once
eh, if u like enjoy drinking its a good place to be at the bar...but for sining in Karaoke private room is way overpriced....anyway who would pay 100s of dollars wasting money for some hours of singing...they will charge u hours of ur stay and the size of the room ur in plus all the food and drinks...forget it i'm heading down t o georgetown for that kind of money. but i would come there for cafe like lounge area its ok for meetups and drinking. Athough i would like to give extra half a star since they do have latest karaoke stations and some nice flat screens. Â I still like to go Annandale for cheap Karaoke and sojus.Review Source:
This place is the typical Korean bar/karaoke room. Â Generally packed with FOB's (fresh off the boat). Â For me, this place goes hand in hand with Nulbum, which is right around the corner in the same shopping center. Â Unfortunately, they don't serve pitchers like Nulbum, but the atmosphere is a lot nicer and they have the karaoke rooms. Â Don't mind the stares if you aren't Korean... I think it's in our nature to be amazed by non-koreans walking into Korean establishments.
Enjoyed a nice bowl of Cheese Ramyun this Saturday to sober up before heading home. Â It was soooo good! Â For all you smokers, they have the BEST free lighters on earth~ Â Make sure you pick one up next time you visit. Â They keep them on the left side of the bar.
I organized a bachelorette party here last month and introduced my friends to this place. Â My korean friends introduced me to this place a while back. Â This is where I lost my karaoke virginity. Â I would never sing in front of a crowd of strangers, no matter how drunk I was. Â However here, I was able to sing in front of people. Â And I didn't have to be drunk, however it helps. Â The reason I was comfortable enough to do so was because you get a private room for you and your friends, so you don't have to sing in front of strangers. Â The rooms are very comfortable with big leather couches. Â The karaoke system is in korean, but they do have english remotes, just ask. Â Also, the english selection is small compared to the korean song selection, but it's still decent and has some favorites. Another thing to be aware of is that some of the videos that play while you're singing american songs will not match at all, but who cares, you're too busy belting out songs and reading the lyrics anyways :) The smaller rooms go for about $60/hr and can hold up to 7 people. Â The large room hold about 10 people and goes for $100/hr. Â Seems like alot but if you split it with your friends it's decent. Â They have a wide selection of Soju cocktails (Korean vodka). Â I've had the mango, grape, yogurt and cucumber, all great, yogurt being my favorite. Â It surprised me how good it was. Â But be warned, Soju will sneak up on you. Â It's easy to get carried away with the shots and drink ALOT. Â The next day you will not be happy, it does give me pretty bad hangovers. Â Nevertheless, I LOVE this place. Â It will get anyone hooked on karaoke. Â They also have a food menu filled with korean ahn joo (snacks to eat while drinking) as well as american choices like chicken wings etc. Â We didn't eat this time because we went to korean bbq before coming here. Â However, other times I've had their mandu and ramyun, both were goood. Â So next time you want to do something new and fun and don't feel like going to club, check out Lulu's you'll have fun! Make sure you sing along to Prince's Kiss, whoever mimics the part where he goes "Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with..." the best gets a free drink :)Review Source: