Kook Korean BBQ

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CAN$30 and under
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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!”
What 28 People Are Saying
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EL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to go for authentic Korean food. Went to celebrate mum & sister's birthday and they thoroughly enjoyed it!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place!! Bonus points for having an amazing ventilation system that ensures you don’t smell like your dinner after

r
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my second time to dine here and I brought my friends this time. As with the first and now together with my friends, we all had a great time and enjoyed the food so much. Excellent service, great food portions and pricing m affordable!

B
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Recommend to the friends and let them try. Everyone has the different expectations

JL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The place is quite busy, but many of the waiters were great. My family had issues with one of the male servers though. Upon entering the restaurant, my sister mentioned my name for the reservation many times and told the male server she didn’t know the number of people in the reservation, as she was not the one that booked the table. The male server insisted on asking. Even when my sister pointed out my full name on the reservation list he had out, he still continued to ask for the number of people. Despite having my full name, he proceeded to point out another Jessica on the reservation list (already seated). Even when my sister said that’s not the reservation, just to make sure, he approached the reserved table for the other Jessica to confirm it was them.

A bit later during dinner, my cousin asked the same server for some soju. He looked, walked away, and didn’t acknowledge my cousin. My cousin then asked him again if he had heard my cousin. He said he heard the order. So instead of responding to my cousin, he doesn’t say anything?

Everything else was great about the restaurant. Just need to train some of your staff better in dealing with patrons in a sensical manner.

C
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved Kook! Will be back. It’s fast becoming our favourite go to resto for a Korean bbq dinner.

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The was very good but the service was excellent

P
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and great portion size would recommend to anyone who likes bbq

J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much, our lunch was amazing. It’s a very unique restaurant with something special to offer guests. There are lots of special touches that make it stand out from the rest. The food was amazing and we certainly did not walk away disappointed. Will be back again for sure.

E
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Marinated Kalbi was tender and tasty. Side dishes were mostly all good, the server asked if we need any refill. The manager was super friendly and attentive, kudos to her. The servers should learn from her and be more attentive not just when it’s about time to collect the money. Cold noodle and hotpot were also tasty and perfect. Joomulluk wasn’t so good though, same taste as what I get from costco and grill at home. I liked the atmosphere and the plates they use, felt like I was in Korea. The clientele there is mostly non-korean but they should still hire Korean speaking servers for more authentic vibe and better serving of korean meal. The food was almost as good as or similar to Arisu in coquitlam or those that you can find in Korea town in LA. I will be back if I’m in the area.

V
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service, would recommend. Planning on going back soon!!

S
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was not great and very expensive. Tiny portions. Would definitely not return

D
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a party of 6 people. Side dishes were good and food was good. It’s a little pricy but quality is good

A
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My 2nd time here. Last time the servers came around and grilled cut out meat at the table. Surprising. We didn’t have to do much. This time they did nothing. We did everything. Maybe when they 1st opened they had better service. Not to say service was bad. It wasn’t. You def don’t leave smelling like your food. Wasn’t Smokey at all!

MW
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Servers will periodically change the grill for you.

SP
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a Opentable cheque which we were going to use for our dinner, but Kook refused our Opentable cheque

R
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible customer service, was told they were too busy to serve us while we were eating and wanted more side dishes. Meat tasted old and too chewy, everything was horrible and will tell all my friends to not go

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ... My family loved it!!! Thank you for the excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a last minute reservation, not only did they squeeze us in, but they treated us great. Food was delish as well!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was fast and amazing

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will soon return! Had a great first experience at Kook!!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time. Food was great. Nice to have a Korean restaurant in my hood.

l
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

So good! Service was a little chaotic but they worked really hard and were very pleasant.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there when the restaurant was just opened so no one’s there but got filled up pretty quickly. The staff were nice and accommodating and checked occasionally asking if everything’s okay. We ordered the BBQ and another dish which turned out to be the same but just DIY versus chef cooking. The chef came out and explained to us and recommended the spicy rice cake with cheese which was really good. Also, Lots of side dishes but only few of them were authentic Korean ones so might be good have all Koreans.

L
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, accompanied with my closest friends. Highly recommend

h
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was clean and nice food was good but the meat portions were smaller than we expected! but overall the service was good with friendly staff/ servers.

OT
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great service and loved the interior design artwork!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive and friendly service. Meat portions are smaller so you don't have to go with a big group to get a variety of dishes. Sides are tasty. Best of all - you really don't smell like bbq afterwards! Their ventilation works.