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Kook Korean BBQ, Vancouver, BC

Kook Korean BBQ

4.8
4.8
459 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Korean
At Kook, we are CRAZY about BBQ and we are here to set a new standard to your Korean BBQ experience. Serving only premium meats, every table is equipped with the Rolls-Royce
of smokeless grills (Shinpo Systems). The restaurant is perfectly air balanced with the best ventilation system to ensure you smell the same way you came in.

We want to ensure that we please your eyes as much as your taste buds. Our interior design is themed around the ancient five core elements (Gold, wood, water, fire, earth). From our golden ring of banchan to the cherry wood bench you are sitting on, you will find this theme throughout our restaurant. Let our energy channel your inner chef to take control and cook, or simply sit back and let our BBQ experts take over.

Our dedicated team is here to serve you with one goal in mind:
“A Korean BBQ dining experience you won’t soon forget!”

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Barbecue
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (604) 566-5665
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    East Vancouver
  • Cross Street
    Renfrew and 1st Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout

What 459 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver

    Best Food

  • Vancouver

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver

    Hot spot

459 Reviews
  1. KimG

    Vancouver

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! We just wish there wasn't a time limit.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience. The servers were attentive and friendly. The food is delicious. Easy to park. Will definitely come again and recommend to others.

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  3. Shamsh

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I love this place. We live in Dubai and when we come into town we make sure that we come at least twice on each trip. The food and service are excellent, bathrooms are clean and it’s very centrally located. It’s a must visit for all considering Kook.

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  4. JennyC

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food and service. Especially Joseph. Thank you.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Always an enjoyable time. I would recommend getting their set and a few extra sides.

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  6. KobraG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was not my favorite but it doesn't mean that it's bad. Just not my favorite.

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  7. MargaretT

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good location, many little plates, not many Korean restaurant keep this traditional nowadays. Like Like Like Like Like Like Like Like Like Like (10 Likes 👍🏼)

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  8. Sally

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We like this place so much, our kids are very like the 15 small dishes, and food taste are in balanced way not too sweet or salty, we wonder how they keep the restaurant not smoky as other BBQ restaurants, it seems almost no smoke as all.

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  9. SaraN

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! It was worth going the distance for.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service was a bit slow but reasonable. It’s a bit pricey but you do get a lot of food. Overall definitely recommend!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Those side dishes are the killers. The beef is too tender!

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  12. Inbetweenicecreams

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table for 5 people on Sunday evening and the earliest time slot at the time was 8:15pm. The host called to confirm my reservation and offered an earlier time slot, which was appreciated. The service was great; everyone who came by were patient and explained to us how the menu worked. We ordered the combo for 4 and it was kore than enough. The food was amazing. The place was dark and a bit loud for my mom, but I enjoyed it. The one thing that stood out to me the most was that for a kbbq establishment, it wasn’t at all smoky inside, and we all walked out not smelling like our meal.

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  13. Kelly

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quality meat, good service, value for money

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  14. angie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, changed our grills often. Even noticed when I dropped a chopstick and brought a new one over without me even asking! Food was tasty and gotta love all the banchans

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  15. PetraH

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Happy to be a return customer. Love the food and very satisfied.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good experience. Food was great. Wish they had a couple of more options though.

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  17. KateR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was really good and our server Kayla was excellent. Other staff members were also very attentive. I will definitely come back again!

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  18. Steve

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great environment. Clean tables and friendly staffs. Kids friendly too

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  19. Mung

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated birthday with family. Food was good and quality was great will visit again for sure .

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  20. Dannie

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food and good mood Prompt service Spicy dish is a bit too spicy

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  21. AnswerItsMom

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, quality meats, delicious food, and great ambiance!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, good selection, very attentive good service

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Korean restaurant! Great service and food is the best.

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  24. MichaelM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the first time my wife and I have eaten at Kook. My parents and my brother have eaten there before. My first time experience was great. The staff is very friendly and always looking to serve. The food was great and I have always liked the side dishes but this is the first Korean BBQ that I have went to that serves a lot of side dishes that are unlimited as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends!

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  25. JonnC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not your average korean bbq. Must try the combo for 4. So much food it can serve upto 6 pax

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  26. RosieNorth

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Plentiful meat and delicious sides . The staff were very helpful with us ‘first timers’ to Korean BBQ. Would be nice to have more vegetarian options , grilled tofu and more fresh veggies.

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  27. TicTac

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and beautiful (ordered the combo for 4). Servers very helpful with answering our questions on the various side dishes. They also helped us with barbecuing. Lively atmosphere.

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  28. elletse

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, good quality and great service. Would revisit again.

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  29. AC77

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always. Really good value for money - portions are large. Always have leftovers!

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  30. KathyD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food, staff, ambience, and menu. everything was great, loved it so much and will definitely be going back

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  31. ScottN

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Great service! Fantastic food! Love the room!

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  32. LeahB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the combo for 4. Best way to go is to get a combo, you get variety and it’s all delish. So many side dishes and they are endless! I will be back :)

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  33. TeresaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty! Will be back again. Great food and great staff!

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  34. DarinN

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and varied banchan and BBQ meats. Attentive service. Fun atmosphere. Crowded parking lot but spaces open up quickly.

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  35. Aiaiai

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food selection with generous portions. Side dishes are also very tasty and fun to try different things.

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  36. SusanW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and great service! Our favourite spot for Korean BBQ!

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  37. Bengjai

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Would definitely go back.

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  38. JeffD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great experience. Definitely a higher end feel.

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  39. LINGFEIL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meat quality is so good, side dishes and veggies are perfect.

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  40. Andrewv

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just wish we got more protein for the price we paid. We did two sets of 4 people and felt like it wasn’t enough. Otherwise we had a great time!!

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FAQs

Kook Korean BBQ does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Kook Korean BBQ also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 566-5665.

Kook Korean BBQ is rated 4.8 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kook Korean BBQ

2800 E 1st Ave, #211A, Vancouver, BC V5M 4N9

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Renfrew and 1st Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    East Vancouver
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout
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