Palace Korean BBQ - Federal Way

4.1
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean
Palace brings the rich flavors and richer experience of traditional Korean barbecue to the Puget Sound region. Our master chefs are proud to offer first-rate, authentic Korean BBQ at all three of our three locations: Bellevue, Tacoma, and Federal Way. If you consider yourself a connoisseur of Korean BBQ, you’ll be delighted with the quality and variety of dishes our chefs prepare. And if you’re newer to Korean cuisine, you’ll undoubtedly find a dish (or two, or ten!) to your liking.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.4
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I was with friends and family on a sunday, the food was great but the service was really lacking. Servers was kind of rude even when you’re asking nicely. I am with my niece on that day who just turned 7 yrs old, their charge are different on kids from 3-7 than to a adult but the receipt came with all adult charges so I questioned the server, he did not respond to me rather walked out took my receipt and talk to someone but when he comes back he came directly to my niece and ask how old is she. First time i’ve experienced that, the kid did not even eat at all as this was her first time in koren bbq reataurant. I ate here before but service was pretty good back then.

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VickiC
Dubai
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food, but expensive for what you get. We had great service!

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Allie
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The reservation wasn’t honored. Saying an hour in advance was to short. Even though I drove and hour for the restaurant because of the reviews. They were super busy and I can understand that but the dudes customer service was a little snippy. This was because of the way I speak I said a cuss (NOT AT HIM! It’s just the way I speak) He then took it as a personal offense. The waiting area was crowded and when I offered to wait inside my car if he could call when it was my turn I was told I had to wait inside with no social distancing in place. This was not an option with my children with me. We ended up leaving. I’m sure the restaurant is amazing and if they aren’t packed the customer service is probably on point. I do feel like the OpenTable reservation system needs to be updated if you can make a reservation when they are full.

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DanN
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We made reservations for 630pm got there at 633 pm waited 2 minutes for greeter to come back and said they gave are table away because we were late. Did get seated 5 minutes later but that tells me how much they care about my business (not at all).
Otherwise food and table service was good but that first impression turned me off. Always have only gone there for Korean BBQ but will now try other places.

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Momo
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Made a reservation. We know any group more then 5 due to covid has to be in two tables. We had 8. (All immediate family) They sat us in different tables but was 30 min late in seating us. They were also very busy and this was at 4pm. They were short with answering questions and about 4 people asked us for (how many people). We asked 3 different people since we are in different tables and we had 2 Groupons if we can use it because it was expiring. We couldn’t eat out for awhile so the Groupon was only good for another two weeks. They said no because it was one group even if we sat separately. I even said we will pay the auto gratuity. (Again we had two different tables) They said they will honor the Groupon next time even if it was expired (I hope this is true). The price went up to almost $33.00 per person. So overall it was just ok. Service and food.

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DereatriceF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Our family had to keep finding the waiter. He forgot our drinks several times and we had to keep asking for our unlimited meal. The waitress dropped plates in the bend loudly by our table. They were not friendly at all. Lastly, when I told them about my complaints after spending $160, the host gave us our change and told us to never come again instead of apologizing. Love the one in Lakewood, WA.

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BestPhoNA
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our county is in Phase 2 and indoor dining has been restricted to 25% capacity. As the 1st customer of the day, I was warmly welcomed into quite an empty space. When more people arrived, they were seated more than 6 ft away. There was an abundance of sanitizer and consistent temperature checks. Restaurant was thoroughly clean and the ambience inviting. Of course, the food was spectacular! If you have an opportunity to eat when the doors open you may find the food more delicious than any other time served in the day! Restaurant comes highly recommended for anyone!

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NikkiN
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m telling you I’m one picky foodie and this is our favorite Korean all you can eat place. We have tried out a ton of other places and no one has beat them. Try it out and you won’t regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was good. Food is good as always. Service was quick. Very happy with my experience there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Korean BBQ I've had in a long time

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LeoL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consider the price is pretty good, but not the high-end quality

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All u can eat has variety of options. The quality of the meat is good. Good service as well.

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JulieM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Server was so attentive. Food was fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

About 30 people in the lobby and not one employee would acknowledge anyone was there. Had a reservation and multiple times tried to stop an employee to ask when I could get seeded for my reservation and they would just look at you and walk off. Some of the worst customer service I've had in my entire life.

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AlyssaN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It doesn’t matter if you make a reservation or not if there’s a wait your waiting for everyone in front of you.

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MoisesN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service ever, I made a reservation for the 14th and they wouldn’t seat us because they had their own list going on, I just walked out because it was full. Never reserving a place here again

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Toobasic
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not very friendly. We were told we had to order the buffet, even though she handed us menus. Will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going here. Great inbetween location fir tacoma Seattle friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was fairly good. The service was not so good, we never got our glass of water we had to choose a different drink due to them being out of mint for a mojito. Also when ordering the menu did not list all the ingredients in the meal.

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VestaA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The overall experience was always a 4 for me due to the $$$ prices of the food. Would have gone there often if not for the prices.
Other than that, food, service and place are very satisfactory!
I would recommend ordering the brisket, marinated chicken, & marinated pork. 😍

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I would recommend better places to go if it is not your first time with cooking food yourself. The restaurant does an all you can eat meal plan and small side dishes. I enjoyed the food but the service is the worst I have ever had. It also felt l, due to my skin color (white), I was ignored more the.
The rest of the restaurants patrons that night. It was to the point that other Asian/oriental patrons noticed that they were getting better service then my guest and myself.

Our visit started with making a reservation then waiting 20 minutes in an open breezeway while they cleaned the reserved table off while sitting people who just walked in after us.

After being seated we waited another 15 minutes for drinks and 20 more for our food order to arrive.

When we started cooking our meal, the waitress rudely tossed the thin slices of pork on the grill, without asking us, and walked off. This was a huge downer because my guest had never cooked food like this and I was the one cooking the whole time. So when she did that she ruined us taking our time and felt like we were being rushed.

After we got through the first round of food our server then asked if we wanted more, we said please and ordered a little more. She cut us off from ordering to many items even though the portions were a little small.

I then asked my waitress for more Diet Coke and she took my glass and never returned. I had to ask another waitress to bring me another coke and again waited for 10 more minutes. At that point we were waiting for the check that never came till we asked for our check.

So after all that if you can get past the more then crappy service the food was good. The marinated chicken was the best item but the intestines, pork belly, and shrimp were of great quality. The steak was Fiber like but was still marinated well. That is why this place gets a 3 out of 5 from me.

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MariaS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had a reservation but we still had to wait for 20 minutes. The server was grumpy and didn't want to give us what we wanted. She was limiting our orders. The food was good though. Overall experience not great.

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RyanT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Set a reservation for 8 at 7pm hours prior get there( for family from out of state ) was told it was not on their computer and that I had no reservation , showed hostest my email confirmation , tells me 30 min first clear table is ours , okay cool we go to the bar , NO one there asked for help 6 times and nothing , 30 min go by she seat 3 parties of 6 to 7 people that came after us , I go and ask she says now say 20 min wait was extremely rude about it , so we just left I Do NOT reccomened this place to a my one

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Drinks unfilled until you request it. Rude waitresses. Misleading discount allocations. (Discount given + tax = stated discount). Lots of food, but won't be back.

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Kyyyyy
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is completely horrible !!!
From the quality of meats, the host when you walk in, the servers everything was bad. We should've left way sooner. They aren't attentive to you at all but EXPECT YOU to tip. The quality of the meat is horrible my goodness, I mean all bad meat. Don't even waste your time or money not worth it. Not worth it at all !! If you aren't family you ARE NOT WELCOMED!! They throw all your meat on the grill as if you asked & never check on you for more meats. This place is trash. Before we walked in my 2 year old nephew tried to warn us! I bet you next time I'll listen to the toddler.

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AN53
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t honor our reservationnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place for k-bbq with other tasty authentic dishes on the menu but they don’t take reservations Even though there’s a link to open table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I only tried this place from people's reviews, but it was a waste of my money

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good food and lots of it. Service could have been better.

FAQs

Palace Korean BBQ - Federal Way does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Palace Korean BBQ - Federal Way is rated 4.1 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.