About Trove

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.

500 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Korean, Barbecue, Korean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


BBQ is Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
Summit Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 457-4622

Website:
http://www.troveseattle.com/

Executive Chef:
Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi

Private Party Facilities:
Private mezzanine available for parties from sixteen to twenty four. Contact manager@troveseattle.com for more details.

Private Party Contact:
Andrea Ehrlich: (206) 457-4622

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Trove Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (6)
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Good for a Date (5)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined on January 7, 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.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was wonderful! Very tasty!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 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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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 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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·Dined on October 25, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 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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·Dined on October 11, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Best Korean BBQ I've had to date. Excellent service and selection!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great and fun! Just a little loud. Would be perfect if there was some sound proofing

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Good food but overpriced. Very expensive. Server Joshua was excellent. If you go there we highly recommend him. He was helpful and very nice.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food, experience, drinks - all was amazing. You could go so many times and have something different!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Nice location, great service, expensive food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great restaurant and friendly staff. The next time we go we will have to try the noodle bar.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Loved everything we ordered. Wait staff helpful. The squid and lamb were especially delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food portion were small and overpriced. Taste were just ok and service was decent. Terrible Korean bbq fusion!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The food is great!! We had the BBQ and cooked our own meats/fish on the grill at our table. The flavors are excellent!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We shared the Humble Tower, grilled cauliflower, and asparagus. Everything was fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Spicy, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 16, 2017

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Trove was a great spot for a birthday party of 10. They have something called "troves greatest hits" in which everyone gets to try all their best sellers for $25. Very interactive and fun dinner party! They also did the birthday cake cutting for $2/person.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Good but a little sterile as far as atmosphere. A really authentic Korean BBQ is more fun. A friendly, well-informed wait staff is a plus.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Trove was our post-karaoke dinner. It was perfect for carrying on the party mood. Excellent service. It's really nice to have Korean BBQ and not leave smelling of it. And you have to have the cauliflower.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Tasty dinner and delicious drinks. We will definitely be back for the Wagyu beef. Starters were good but the beef is the star. Parfait desserts are not to be missed!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We ordered the best of Trove, which included the baller meat platter. Food was delicious. Portions could have been larger. More lettuce for wraps (only one small plate for 10 people.) They used to have fish dishes (at least shrimp) but our pescatarian was left with a veggie rice bowl as only option (though delicious!).

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 2, 2017

First visit, during Seattle restaurant week (3 courses for $32). All courses excellent for both of us.

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