We sat in the back of the restaurant where they have grills at the table. It was very easy and fun to cook some of your own food. All of the food was very good. Service was good and I’ll be back.
It's an interesting place, definitely a unique way of eating, but I feel like it's sister restaurant Revel has better more exciting food. I would recommend it for a night out with friends, a casual night when you don't mind smelling like barbeque.
The food was phenomenal. Great atmosphere, too.
Trove wants to be so much fun and unique! Unfortunately, the value/ quality was not as we were hoping. We had to go home and eat because we left so hungry. Wish there was more food offered for the price.
Took the kids... Our 5 year old had a great time grilling the meat.
The food was great, but the customer service was just terrible. The server was super slow and talked loudly and so much. It was hard to enjoy the dinner because she kept talking and would not stop. And she was very loud. She took forever to take our order and she would just start talking. We had to ask for another server to take our order because she was talking non stop at another table. The only time she was prompt was when we paid and she wanted to see how much we gave her as a tip. I was impressed with the food and the other staff but the server was just terrible and in need of additional training from the restaurant. I highly doubted she listened to anything we said because she kept talking and she was too loud. I think she would benefit from toning down her voice at work.
Food was good but our server was so incredibly rude and that made for a poor experience.
Food was wonderful! Very tasty!
Great food, great atmosphere!! We loved it!!
Went for my father’s birthday. Unique menu that even the picky eaters ended up enjoying!
Food great. Customer service nowhere to be seen. Fun atmosphere.
I wanted to love Trove, because Joule is my favorite restaurant in Seattle, but it's far from where I live. Trove is not Joule. The food was kind of boring. And as many other reviewers have noted, it was too salty. Some of the dishes that would have been un-boring were ruined because of the salt, like the salt and pepper squid (OK, I know that's its name, but you have to be able to eat it). The service was fantastic and the space is clean and new and great. The hood vents are super powerful so unlike most Korean BBQ you don't have to burn your clothes after you leave. Bottom line - I won't be going back. If I need my Joule fix, I'll go to Joule.
A waste of the good meat. They were overly charred or overly salty, and they cost a fortune. Would probably go to a real Korean bbq next time.
Really fun, great atmosphere, friendly staff, tasty food without being crazy pricey.
We did the BBQ and the food was just okay and definitely over priced. The duck unfortunately bad while the steak was the only redeeming factor. The kimchi was also pretty good. They charged us for extra Ssam without telling us or having that listed on the menu. I find that quite inappropriate. The place was dead while Tavolata was hopping! next door. I should have seen the sign!
Sit at the counter and you can watch the chefs work their magic.
Anchovy paste in the lamb? Prefer to add sauces myself. Meat was disappointing.
Trove is a bit of a departure from its sister restaurants Revel and Joule - while the others successfully pull off a more fusion take on Korean cuisine, Trove stays a little more true to its BBQ roots. This means when dishes diverge from the original inspiration, they can suffer a little bit - our party was a bit salty that despite being served in a beautiful stone bowl, the rice bowls weren’t heated enough to get the traditional crunchy rice carmelization on the outside. The BBQ meats are a bit more successful, although the nuances of the various marinades can get lost in the flurry of meat variety coming rapid fire off the grill as your party rushes to finish within the two hour limit.
Trove is at its best when you choose the tasting menu - that reveals a number of side accompaniments that are far more along the lines of what you’d expect from Revel or Joule: creative preparations of squid, cauliflower, cucumbers and other twists on the tradition of banchan.
Our group’s satisfaction with our experience was directly proportional to how we ordered: I strongly recommend arriving with a group of at least four, then putting deep analysis of the menu aside and opting for the tasting option. Those who ordered ala carte felt their meal was a bit monotone without sides, and those who ordered the rice bowls had the greatest disappointment.
Looking forward to returning to try the noodle bar with a smaller group; note that noodles are sadly unavailable to anyone seated with an OpenTable reservation in the main restaurant, though. I think our group would have been much happier if those who ordered the rice bowls had the option of choosing noodles instead...
Best Korean BBQ I've had to date. Excellent service and selection!
Great and fun! Just a little loud. Would be perfect if there was some sound proofing
Good food but overpriced. Very expensive. Server Joshua was excellent. If you go there we highly recommend him. He was helpful and very nice.
Food, experience, drinks - all was amazing. You could go so many times and have something different!
We took the degustation option and not disappointed. Great value for money and delicious side dishes. The Barbque meats were delicious and extremely generous. Great local gin too. Really good waitress.
Nice location, great service, expensive food.
Great restaurant and friendly staff. The next time we go we will have to try the noodle bar.
Summer weather and gas stoves make for a hot restaurant. Shame their air conditioner is not up to the task. Food was alright but way too expensive. Might consider going back for half the price.
Loved everything we ordered. Wait staff helpful. The squid and lamb were especially delicious.
Great place for really tasty Korean BBQ. Service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The atmosphere was moderately noisy, but one is certainly able to have conversation at the table without shouting. I also enjoyed that the spacing between tables was generous so it didn't feel like other diners were intruding on one's conversation and vice versa. The kimchi and pickled vegetable were fantastic and the triptip and coulotte steaks were very tender and flavorful, particularly with the smoky red bean paste. Portions were not overwhelmingly large, and I actually found ordering ala carte provided enough food for two (two orders of steak and two sides.) I would certainly go back when in the mood for Korean.
If you're looking for traditional Korean BBQ, you won't find it here. They have good food and drinks, but it's definitely American Korean fusion.
The food portion were small and overpriced. Taste were just ok and service was decent. Terrible Korean bbq fusion!
The food is great!! We had the BBQ and cooked our own meats/fish on the grill at our table. The flavors are excellent!!
Would have been nice to have a vegetarian option for the grill, but otherwise we had a great meal. Loved the cocktails. The lamb rice cakes and the crispy cauliflower are some of the best things I've eaten in a long time.
Great food, but the best part was the staff. We were visiting Seattle, they took the time to tell us all the spots to visit.
We shared the Humble Tower, grilled cauliflower, and asparagus. Everything was fantastic.
Fabulous food with unique spins on many menu items. We had a blast cooking our own BBQ and the staff was great with recommendations. We will definitely return!!
Have sat in the front noodle bar as well as the back dining room, two completely different menu and both great. Great fusion takes on Asian/Korean inspired foods, decent value to expensive for KBBQ, everything else was a good value for the neighborhood. Good creative cocktails as well.
Service was fantastic and waiters are very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. We went late so not full and therefore not very loud, not sure if it gets loud in the dining area when full, would be good for groups and parties.
Trove makes for a fun night out---dinner and a show, if you will. Service was good, cocktails were creative, food quality was good (we had the meat tower and ended with parfaits), and it was lots of fun to cook our own meal. At first I was a little worried that we'd have enough food for my three boys, but everyone left satisfied. I recommend Trove!
Trove is a great place to go with a group, as we did when we had family in town. We did the Trove Tasting Menu for seven, and would highly recommend taking this route! It included a large selection of marinated meats for grilling (arctic char, duck, chicken, lamb, sausage, pork, a few different cuts of beef), tasty bibimbap-inspired rice dishes, fried cauliflower, salad with smoked mackerel, pickled cucumbers and kimchi. The flavors were spot-on. Lots for everyone to love. It's modern Korean bbq at its best.
I found this when researching must try restaurants in Seattle and were not disappointed! While our bill was a little high, we did try both dinner and lunch the next day and enjoyed both meals. Highly recommend the kimchi and the fried cauliflower!
So disappointing. Meat was nearly impossible to chew off a piece if you didn't want to shove the whole piece in your mouth, which we did not. Silver skin and un trimmed, not pleasant to put in your mouth