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Kook Korean BBQ, Vancouver, BC
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Kook Korean BBQ

4.7
4.7
308 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Korean
At Kook, we are CRAZY about BBQ and we are here to set a new standard to your Korean BBQ experience. Serving only premium meats, every table is equipped with the Rolls-Royce
of smokeless grills (Shinpo Systems). The restaurant is perfectly air balanced with the best ventilation system to ensure you smell the same way you came in.

We want to ensure that we please your eyes as much as your taste buds. Our interior design is themed around the ancient five core elements (Gold, wood, water, fire, earth). From our golden ring of banchan to the cherry wood bench you are sitting on, you will find this theme throughout our restaurant. Let our energy channel your inner chef to take control and cook, or simply sit back and let our BBQ experts take over.

Our dedicated team is here to serve you with one goal in mind:
“A Korean BBQ dining experience you won’t soon forget!”

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Barbecue

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 566-5665

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 308 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Vancouver

    Good for groups

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  1. J

    Janet

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, a little pricy, service was excellent.
  2. PL

    PollyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great value and excellent staff. We have been supporting them throughout the pandemic.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food just amazing as it is!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy bbq! Highly recommend
  5. P

    Penguin

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and great service
  6. RH

    RichardH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food. Hard to get a reservation at a decent time.
  7. d

    douggie

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time going to a Korean BBQ restaurant. Had read good things about Kook and a referral from a fellow foodie. Did NOT disappoint. Our waiter, Tommy, walked us through the Korean BBQ style. Loved everything about the experience. Can’t wait to go again.
  8. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Marinated meat was super salty for kids but meat was so fresh! Kimchi soup was a bit sweet compare to the taste of traditional kimchi soup. It’s good place for Young people and men who enjoying drinking Korean soju But I don’t want recommend to family who has kids.
  9. LS

    LeSt

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently good. The service is consistently AMAZING! We have always received the BEST service at Kook and really appreciate how friendly m, personable and accommodating they are. Thank you Kook staff!
  10. TF

    TryForce

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing value for what you get. The $160 combo for 4 came with more than enough meat for 4 people. Also includes a soup (I suggest the $1 upgrade to the kimchi jiggae) and japchae (korean glass noodles). The banchan (side dishes) are amazing and the staff is very diligent in coming around and refilling any empty plates. Probably the best KBBQ experience you can get in Vancouver.
  11. TL

    ThomasL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A good jorean bbq in town with many side dishes, meat is well marinated and the service is great!
  12. WD

    WongD

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every server and host there was so kind and helpful. The food was outstanding. It was a wonderful experience.
  13. SS

    SiSze

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The young lady who served us was outstanding. Helped us cook and cut some meat. Best service I have had there, been there 6+ times.
  14. S

    Sharon

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food tastes great and worth for the price. Amazing service. Best Korean BBQ in Vancouver.
  15. AF

    AnitaF

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is great. Well marinated meat. Deep fried chicken is the best. Side dishes come with many variety and all delicious.
  16. G

    George

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had a good time with a few friends enjoying food and service at this restaurant.
  17. SC

    SallyC

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This place is very popular so book a reservation if you can! The food was yummy but mainly the side dishes were the star of the show as there were so many variety and unlimited amounts. The staff were all so friendly and even though the restaurant was super busy, they were attentive and someone was always available. Well done for service!
  18. G

    Gemmyj

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time dining here. Awesome all across the board. My friends from Hong Kong said you can't come close to these prices for all the items we ordered. High quality beef ribs etc... 15 side dishes Bowl of rice per person. We also loved the pork bone soup very tasty. Dessert drink was delicious. Cinnamon slight hint of Ginger and Possibly Honey? Rather have fresh fruit instead? Food for thought?? gamsahabnida !
  19. L

    Lulu

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best KBBQ in the city, but make a reservation to avoid long waits!
  20. SC

    StephanieC

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was very good and the meats were fresh. The service though was okay. Most of the server were attentive but some just pass by you.
  21. RL

    RosaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The foods are over good . The most remarkable memory was Natsumi, the lady who provided excellent services to our table. We are all seniors, we are not familiar to Korean BBQ. She patiently explained and shown us. We all enjoyed our foods, enhanced with back ground Christmas carols Definitely will come again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place to eat at and it has all the things that you will want
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious Korean BBQ!
  24. J

    Julie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food and service excellent. Staff was very friendly.
  25. D

    Dmonet

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Kept on rushing me on my wife’s birthday… didn’t even offer tea or water
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner
  27. RM

    RoyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in good location. Staff ate very friendly
  28. DL

    DongL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my mom here to celebrate her birthday with friends. Service and food was excellent. We had a most memorable birthday celebration.
  29. JW

    JamesW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, just a really great dining experience. That food itself is high quality, and the service is solid. The servers are patient and accommodating - in a busy Korean bbq restaurant that's not always easy. Was only my second time, but I'll be back often, and so will my guests - they loved it here, too.
  30. C

    Crystal

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went with a group of 6, got the Combo C (for 6 people); it serves enough for all of us but if you're a big eater or if group eats a lot then I'll suggest adding more food. Overall Kook is a great place to dine.
  31. S

    Susanne

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John was really helpful as it was our first time at BBQ. Food was great and staff was even better.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and the service were amazing ! My favourite BBQ place in the lower mainland. Can’t wait to go again
  33. RS

    RSoo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great quality meat! We ordered combo for 4 and it’s a lot of food which is great for the price considering the high quality meat.
  34. EL

    EdmondL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Will return again service was excellent, food was amazing really fresh,
  35. RP

    RomavelP

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were nice and attentive, food was great! Will def come back!
  36. j

    jjjj

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fantastic service, good portions and fun ambiance
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. The quality of there meats and handful of special Korean dishes like Japchae are 5⭐️ Our favorite Korean BBQ in all of Vancouver. What makes it special is the level of service. Always asking to change our grill or if we need anything.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We experienced a power outage and the staff were so kind and generous. They helped us pack the food up and provided ice for us to store the meat for us to take home. I wish we could’ve at least tipped them :( but the machine had no network. Will definitely go back. Service is top notch and not just by one person but everyone on staff that evening! Thank you !
  39. ML

    MickeyLLL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful server and food! Will definitely visit more.
  40. RO

    RodrigoO

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. We had a reservation for a later time but we got there earlier and they gave us a table earlier regardless. Totally worth the value. Got like 15 sides with the meal which is awesome and gives the opportunity to try new things. The service I would say was amazing. We will definetly go back and I highly recommend this restaurant! Habib (nicknamed Javier) was great also!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors

FAQs

Kook Korean BBQ does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Kook Korean BBQ also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 566-5665.

Kook Korean BBQ is rated 4.7 stars by 308 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Kook Korean BBQ

2800 E 1st Ave, #211A, Vancouver, BC V5M 4N8

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Renfrew and 1st Avenue

  • Area

    East Vancouver

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

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