Trove

4.5
110 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Korean
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Groups
Trove, the third restaurant from celebrated husband and wife chef/owner team Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, is located on the bustling block of Pike and Summit in Capitol Hill. Following in the food-driven footsteps of sister restaurants Joule and Revel, Trove unites four unique culinary concepts in one bright and bold space. Boasting a parfait window, noodle bar, Korean BBQ area, and a beer-focused full service bar, Trove is the ultimate playground for your palate. A fresh dining experience with the same Korean-influenced soul and spirit.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Korean, Barbecue, Korean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


BBQ is Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(206) 457-4622
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi
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Private party facilities
Private mezzanine available for parties from sixteen to twenty four. Contact trovemanager@relayrestaurantgroup.com for more details.
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Private party contact
Trove Manager: (206) 457-4622
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Cross street
Summit Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 110 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Fantastic food quality. Great price. Great drinks. Really wonderful restaurant.

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Skimped on the cheap bbq accompaniments - for 6 people ordering the set meal, they gave 3 small dishes of banchan (kimchee, radishes, etc), 2 bowls of rice, and a small basket of lettuce for ssam wrapping.

Meat was good quality but a pitifully small portion. No kalbi (short rib) on the menu, almost all meats were marinated.

Bulgogi and tofu soup were worse than at an average korean restaurant.

A case of korean food "improved" for a downtown crowd. It's ok to charge a premium for food and accessibility to non-adventurous eaters, but in this case it was exacerbated by stingy side item and meat portions, stone bowls that weren't nearly as tasty as their original korean inspirations, and no actual improvement or innovation from the original authentic Korean version.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Very fun place to share menu items. Barbecue was outstanding. Great service...wonderful for special occasion.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We love revel so we thought we’d love this to but we were slightly disappointed. The food was okay but the ambiance was bland. Won’t go back but was worth a try.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Tried the chef’s selection. it was a good portion and variety. The marination was flavorful and meat was really fresh.
The service was prompt and very friendly. Will definitely go again. Highly recommend the duck and lamb!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

We loved our experience at Trove.The food is fantastic and the ambience was so great. We Highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Dessert is really special, save room!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Had an amazing time here! Great staff super friendly! Food was delicious! I definitely would recommend the pork belly!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We had a wonderful time there! The quality of food was amazing! We enjoyed everything from the apps to the desserts!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Very enjoyable restaurant experience. I went with three kids and had a nice time. I would ask for a knife to cut some of the meat.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

BBQ pork rib in chile paste appetizer was delicious with a good amount of heat. The cauliflower was recommended by a friend and indeed was good, but not as crispy as advertised. We also had the pork belly rice bowl which was delicious with the socarrat. Our "entree" was the kalbi tri tip and a grilled octopus served ssam style with 3 sauces. The two of us shared everything and were very satisfied with the amount of food and the quality of it. Server was a little curt but said all the right things and attended to us timely, just a little frosty in her mannerism. Twenty percent service charge is included in the bill which is fine with us. Also, I can't drink alcohol so had the rhubarb shrub which I liked a lot.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent Korean barbecue option on Capitol Hill. The food is fantastic, the service is exceptional. They really made our birthday celebration something special. Notably well-ventilated, at some Korean barbecue places I can really smell it on my clothes after the meal - not so with this place. The drinks were creative and tasty, obviously made with care and attention to detail. The food was at the highest gourmet level of Korean barbecue. It's fair to say the restaurant is on the expensive side, but worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We sat at the counter and enjoyed watching the staff prepare interesting and inviting dishes. The chef made recommendations which were spot on. Will go back and try additional dishes.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Fun and casual atmosphere. Very good quality meat. Price pp was higher than anticipated, we should have done the "all you can eat" special.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Server was not on it

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Will be back again and again. Left overs the next day we’re even better!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I really enjoyed my time at trove, the sides that come with the kBBq were a little lacking and wanted more, which we got but were charges for it, and we got all the meats, it looked like the table next to us who got a smaller portion of meat got same amount of sides,

I would definitely go back again

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food is consistantly great, the staff remembers faces and the service is perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a great experience at Trove! This is such a fun environment for a group meal. We got the baller, which was plenty of meat for four adults.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The wine (a house white) was flat (as if left out for too long). Our server acted like she barely wanted to talk to us about the menu nor the drinks. Had I known about the 20% automatic gratuity, I would have not came here...especially with the service we received. The food kind of made up for it.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Fun place for Korean BBQ. The side dishes are amazing. It's a fun place to have very good food with friends.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Service was very friendly. Idea good as a fun novelty, in execution expensive and overly trendy. Clearly crafted with passion but too rich for my podunk blood. Inaccessible.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was phenomenal. Great atmosphere, too.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Took the kids... Our 5 year old had a great time grilling the meat.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was good but our server was so incredibly rude and that made for a poor experience.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was wonderful! Very tasty!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere!! We loved it!!

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Went for my father’s birthday. Unique menu that even the picky eaters ended up enjoying!

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Food great. Customer service nowhere to be seen. Fun atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Really fun, great atmosphere, friendly staff, tasty food without being crazy pricey.

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2.0Dined on October 17, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Sit at the counter and you can watch the chefs work their magic.

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Anchovy paste in the lamb? Prefer to add sauces myself. Meat was disappointing.

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