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Kalbi (beef short ribs) - K-ROK Korean Barbecue & Karaoke, Grand Rapids, MI

K-ROK Korean Barbecue & Karaoke

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67 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean

Authentic Korean BBQ, right in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan! Our family recipes are waiting for you with the finest meats, marinated, and cooked right at your table!

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Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Korean

  • Phone number

    (616) 649-3984

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Karaoke Room

    Multiple dates available
    Select from thousands of songs, from the top 40, K-Pop, and everything in between. Karaoke room rules: - $100 cancellation fee will be applied if reservation is not cancelled within 48 hours of the reservation. -Karaoke rooms are $50 an hour up to 6 people. Anything over 6 people is an extra $10 per person per hour, and there is a 12 person max. -Minimum 2 hours time limit per reservation. -Minimum $100 required on Food and Beverage of your choice.

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for Groups

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for Groups

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  1. T

    Trav

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Grumpy manager. Understaffed. Did not have our reservation. First time at Korean BBQ. No explanation on good given. Adiós

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So glad there is a Korean restaurant nearby! My friends loved it ! The food is amazing! Staff were very nice! Karaoke was an excellent experience! Definitely will go back! 감사합니다 !

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very accommodating service and good food. But the Karaoke is definitely the bomb! Worth every dollar.

  4. E

    Ethorock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is soooooo great!! I will go back repeatedly!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    The manger of this place is not helpful and seems rude to his staff and his customers.

  6. VM

    VMoa

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    The food was marinated well, but is entirely overpriced. We paid almost $400 for 6 people. The service was non-existent. So while the food tasted good, I will not be back.

  7. F

    Foodie1

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Not a great experience. Pretty expensive, which is to be expected for Korean BBQ. Minimal banchan and a lot of a la carte items, which I'm used to getting included with the meal, to boost the bill. No explanation or inquiry of comfort or familiarity with this type of dining. Not great ambiance and service left something to be desired.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Bar attendance was flustered and body language was a turn off… Waitress was moving so fast couldn’t get a word in edgewise!! Literally had to complete request in several of her rounds to our table. Reaching over food to grab empty trays without even saying Parton my reach terrible!

  9. JH

    JeffH

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Felt like a Korean experience. The staff was friendly and helpful.

  10. JJ

    JenniferJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The lighting over the BBQ table made it very hard to see when the meat was done cooking. The food was good but expensive.

  11. EG

    ErnestG

    Grand Rapids

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Nice location … food was good but nothing that would blow you away. Service was definitely lacking and they missed /forgot my additional order for drinks. Still might be a place for future dinners, but won’t be the first “go to.”

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This time had a way better experience. Food came in a timely manner, the service was excellent! It’s been great the last two times, but this past experience was amazing!! It’s great food, fun atmosphere

  13. a

    alexis

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful drinks and experience for our friends birthday. The karaoke room was amazing and service exceptional.

  14. JC

    JanetC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was very good. We made our reservation assuming the reservation service was for the barbecue table. That was our mistake. We drove an hour for the experience and were told when we got there the reservation was for the main menu. We just didn’t know being out of town. Tried to call to get a more accurate location since our GPS took us to a hotel parking lot. Hostess was very rude on the phone. Probably because it was really busy and we were asking an obvious question. The food we did get was delicious, they even let us get some of the meat that was on the BBQ menu.

  15. SP

    StephenP

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Getting together with my former mentee and his foster parents.

  16. H

    Heli

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Reservation at 7 and were seated around 7:30. Food is excellent!

  17. EI

    EricI

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    I am glad I tried it. The wings were great. We ordered the Beef Combo for $77. There wasn't much on the platter for the price paid. Overall the service left a lot to be desired. We had to ask for the same thing repeatedly and finally received it after the third ask. If you go, I recommend ordering two drinks at a time given the frequency of seeing your server.

  18. P

    Paul

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Showed up for reservation on time. Waited about 5 minutes to talk to someone. Then waited about 15 minutes for table. Manager was yelling across busy restaurant to direct us to our unseen table. Sat down and waited for 5-10 minutes with no service. Got up and left. Very busy and loud. Look to be significantly understaffed. Was looking forward to Korean BBQ.

  19. SW

    ShyraW

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Too busy. Terrible service. Food was good but could get my waiter to get me what I wanted to go with it or an extra napkin. Thumbs down

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    If you want delicious food with a different eating atmosphere…Mediocre service and overpriced drinks this is the place for you! The servers were very nice… But need to be able to explain their menu and the options better. It was great for a one time experience.

  21. RS

    RachaelS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Excellent service!

  22. RM

    RyanM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Great time. A little chaotic but they're new. Food and drinks were great. Karaoke room was a little small but very very fun! The staff was great with the exception of one.

  23. GR

    GRKroc

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Great food but the service was horrible. The visit before this was the same as well. My first time here was greeted with the hostess telling me my reservation was for 1....When I had the open table email showing 7. They got through it after making me sound like I'm lying but anyway, from there the servers didn't know ANYTHING about the menu. Even asked me what the korean name for the pork shoulder was. I said uhh? It says on your menu "pork shoulder". When our meats came out I asked which was which, and none of the servers knew. They had to go ask someone. Food tasted great! However, I asked at least 5 times for refills on drinks and sauce. Nobody ever brought them. Once most of our food was eaten, I asked for a 6th time and someone finally brought them. The main problem, I believe is that nobody is assigned to a table. They all just kind of ask you if you need something randomly and you're lucky if they ever bring what you asked. The first guy i asked for the sauce / refills brought them when our bill was already paid and our food was being boxed up.

  24. RW

    RobW

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. Service was on point. Couldn’t have planned a better night if I tried.

  25. SH

    ShirlynH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Love the meat portion and everything tasted good! Wish there were more variety of banchans, but every kbbq is different. Overall it was yummy!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The service needs improvement. The food was excellent.

  27. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bbq tables are amazing. Wonderful addition to the Grand Rapids area! The quality of meat is exceptional. Average meal is going to cost about $40+(without the tip) however, it’s totally worth every cent. I’ve gone with family as well as for a girls night out and it’s been an experience every time. Another plus is they take reservations as well! We’ll be trying the Karaoke rooms on our next outing (They are sound proof and reserved for private parties). Try them out! You won’t be disappointed!

  28. SD

    ShawnD

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Food was amazing, very authentic and great experience. Service was slow and mildly inattentive.

  29. BU

    BruceU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Loved the Karaoke and the food was amazing. Food came out quickly and was amazing. We would come back for sure.

  30. MW

    MikeW

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. The karaoke room was a lot of fun!

  31. P

    Powerplay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was great. I would say that we were to blame for the energized atmosphere. Four of us cooked our meals, had a couple of drinks and laughed-enjoying our company. Thank you for putting up with us.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service, the area, and the overall noise level was not bad. I think the Korean bbq could have had a bit more flavor. It also would’ve been great if the pan could have gone higher in temperature so that the thicker meets would have been able to cook faster. Overall though, we really enjoyed the experience and would definitely come back again.

  33. KO

    KimO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    It was a nice experience. The food was good. Staff was very friendly and kind.

  34. MH

    MariaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    While the ambience was nice I think the karaoke rooms fell short. Not much of a selection and the visuals while singing were an uncomfortable distraction. I was not impressed.

  35. M

    Mike

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Good was ok but grossly overpriced. Beer was kind of warm and the plastic cups, yuck.

  36. SW

    SamW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Overall we had a nice dinner. The portions for the BBQ were great and the wait staff was attentive. We had a reservation at 4 when they opened, we arrived only 10 minutes early and were asked to leave and come back because they weren't open yet, so that was a little off putting. They didn't even ask if we had a reservation or offer to let us sit in and wait, just leave. When we came back it was like they forgot we were here ten minutes ago. We ordered drinks when we were seated, but they came back and said it would be a wait for one of them because they had to run out to the store and get ingredients they ran out of. We may come back again because it is a fun food experience, but it won't be for the service.

  37. J

    Jedon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Food was delicious but the customer service experience we received wasn't the best

  38. Y

    Yalk

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    I ordered that dolsot bibimbap, my partner ordered the bulgogi, and we shared fried mandu and kimchi pajun. The dolsot bibimbap did not crisp on the bottom which was a little disappointing, but aside from that the food was amazing. The bulgogi was savory and sweet; the mandu crispy. The ambient music was a little on the loud side, making interactions with the waitstaff a little difficult.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The private karaoke room was so fun and the drinks were delicious! It was a bummer that we couldn't split the check more than three ways but we made it work. Also I was under the impression that we had the room until 1:45, because its 2 hour minimum reservations and I was able to make a reservation for 11:45, however we had to be put when the building closed at 1. Still recommend for anyone who likes singing and karaoke but doesnt want to be in front of a bar full of strangers, or have to wait to sing again for other people to go.

  40. CF

    ChicagoFoodie21

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We did the Karaoke room. Super fun! The restaurant is for sure a little chaotic and they need to work out some kinks. However, the food was good and karaoke room was worth the money!

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K-ROK Korean Barbecue & Karaoke is rated 4 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for K-ROK Korean Barbecue & Karaoke

169 Louis Campau Promenade NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Monroe Ave NW

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Cuisines

    Korean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

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