Kook Korean BBQ

4.6
73 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!”
What 73 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MissKC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick, friendly, fast and attentive servers. Tasty food.

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patricks
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

so..... as Korean BBQ goes in vancouver I would say awsome!! we need more kbq !
the meat was insanely well marinated . short ribs and bulgogi were perfect. And the menu will bring you back for more... good service, nice staff if your on the east side
and need some meat this is the place to go!!!

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sabb
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and lots of food for the price! Will definitely be coming back

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Jcxzhang
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really amazing food - we got the combo for four, and it was more than we needed! Such awesome quality, and amazing side dishes. We also got the Japchae made vegetarian, seafood pancake and tteokkbokki. All of it was phenomenal!
The only critique was that our servers didn’t come and change the grill for us, so we had some pretty charred meat, but I’m chalking it up to the fact that we were non-stop grilling.

Will definitely be going back to enjoy an amazing night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Even though I mentioned it was for a birthday and person who had a birthday was pregnant, no special treatment was offered.

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Jayp
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a blast to go to Kook, especially when it comes to needing to blow off steam during a pandemic.

Everyone from the servers to the manager/owner are very polite and make this my favourite Korean restaurant. Definitely recommend!

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YamelS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very taste, nice place, very good service. I really recommend it

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CharSC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I attended this restaurant with friends. We originally wanted to go to KOOK on a Saturday and we were told there was an hour wait. We accepted this, and 15 minutes before the hour was ending, we were told it would be another 45mins. We decided to go somewhere else and rebooked for a table on Tuesday. During this time we booked online and touched base with restaurant to indicated we had a large party that needed to be split in half. I was told I would get a call back, but never did so I had to call the restaurant again. Finally they confirmed our large group reservation with split tables. Then I got a call again from KOOK to confirm separate tables. Our issues is lots of miscommunication between staff members and what is being told to customers.

Thank goodness the food and service made up for the lack of communication. The price of food was good and we were able to split between our large group for a fair price. Everything tasted amazing and definitely enjoy the ‘vibes’ of the restaurant. We were glad we gave it a second try and we will be back... with a reservation this time

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RomildaA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was great but the music was too loud. However when I asked the customer representative, he turned it downed. Thank you.

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KristineL
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, pretty good service. But very loud music.

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kaysee
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Combo meals were great and the portions for 4 people were adequate enough for 5 people to feel satisfied with 2 extra dishes on the side (one pancake and a meat). Table size was small and felt cramped but they were prepared in terms of covid-19 precautions and included hand sanitizer, socially distanced seating, employees wearing masks, and provided wipes for the table for cleaning. It was a great experience overall.

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SL08
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good except abit smelly due to bbq. Should have better exhaust fan.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, awesome ambience. Love the wall art.

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Ashley
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service, good food ,good distance ,will refer frds and family

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Samyyy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I love korean food and my favourite restaurant is sura !
I think kook needs more quality and more options menu

Thanks

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CeliaG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our friend’s birthday there, it was really a good experience. Foods were really delicious and service was good.

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TeresaH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was severed really fast. I would definitely come back to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day Celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

first time in kook korean bbq like the food and service it’s was a nice idea with the Ringer on the table so you don’t have to call for the waiter...👍🏼 definitely coming back 😘

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LaurenY
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

fun and lively atmosphere for drinking. Food was good, also because they give multiple selections of side dishes.
Only complaint would be the size of the tables are quite small, not ideal when eating kbbq because you need two hands to make lettuce wraps. Max 6 people can fit but quite tight.

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vipBernadette
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great value and great service from the staff. Best selection of unlimited side dishes for a Korean BBQ restaurant and their combos offer more than enough food for the number in your party. Highly recommend for group dinners!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Love the bell system!

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eeyan
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food. Great setting! Daebak!🥰🥰🥰. Highly recommended.🤟😍😍😍

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Yogaboans
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clean, Modern, Good food and good vibes. Awesome ventilation, you wont smell like crap when you get home!

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canuckie68
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Polite staff. Great service. Nice ambience. Every detail looked after, right down to immaculate bathrooms

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vipDave
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Food is so yummy. Excellent services. Very convenient location. Lots of free parking. Must come again with family and friends.

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FoodieGirl
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We came here for my mom’s birthday and it is our second time at this restaurant. Service is excellent and the food is very good as well. We ordered the 4 person combo and it gives us some variety. We also ordered the spicy tofu soup and the deep fried chicken which were very good. We will definitely come back.

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Sophie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food! Most worthy Korean bbq restaurant in Vancouver. But hope they can improve their services

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Charz
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We celebrated 3 family member’s birthday at Kook the other day! I made reso for 630pm, we didn’t get seated till 7pm, however, the staff was friendly and apologetic. The food was incredible and the presentation was great :). We had 8 people, so ordered combo C + one of the spicy hotspot.

Everyone was quite pleased (except for my nephew, he loved the meat but didn’t really like the rest lol). The bill was economical as well! We will definitely be back to try other menu items!

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Kinl
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spent Valentines at this place, amazing restaurant

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James
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at KooK and we were blown away. The food was amazing but what I always look for is service which was outstanding. They treated our table like we were celebrities. Hands down the best service I have ever had, even better than fine dining restaurants. I will definitely be back.

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MCLIMS
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Fun to cook on BBQ. Trendy and Hip ambience, decor. High energy

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Gudetama
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the variety of food they have. They are very quick and efficient in their services. I appreciated the storage for jackets and bags underneath the seats. The staff are friendly too.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrate my son’s birthday at the restaurant. Staff are nice and food is good. Even people waiting for the table, they still provide good service to give us time to cut the cake and not rushing us to go. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place for a group

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DksRedTie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, friendly servers, delicious food. Korean bbq is always a little pricey so it was average pricing.

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chung006
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my brother's bday, staff were great and super friendly! thanks!

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Melissa
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Unfortunately Kook wasn’t able to serve alcohol when I was there. However, their customer service was great and all non-alcoholic beverages were provided for free. For 5 people we ordered the 4 person bbq combo and a seafood pancake. The number of banchan and variety was impressive. The meat was fresh. We did think it wasn’t a lot of food as compared to other korean bbq places. As well the tofu soup was bland. The seafood pancake was full of imitation crab which wasn’t the most pleasant — it was edible but I could do without the imitation crab. All in all, the experience wasn’t bad. The ambience and presentation of the food was great but the flavour of the food could improve.

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CaptainNemo
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for Korean Bbq! A little overpriced. Great for special occasions.

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WeiZ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Although the taste is good, it is still pricy compare to other Korean bbq places.

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 4.6 stars by 73 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.