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Kook Korean BBQ, Vancouver, BC

Kook Korean BBQ

4.8
4.8
448 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!”

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 31 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 448 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Food

  • Vancouver

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver

    Best Food

  • Vancouver

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver

    Hot spot

448 Reviews
  1. Inbetweenicecreams

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  2. Kelly

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

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  3. angie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  4. PetraH

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. AnswerItsMom

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. RosieNorth

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. AC77

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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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  19. 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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  20. ScottN

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. KennethT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, fun staff, and a great atmosphere. Would come back

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  31. CarolinaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was exactly what we expected it to be! We had been looking forward to eating at kook since it’s always packed and reserved days ahead. If you’re a big party, make sure you arrive hungry as the servings are soo well served, the meat is sufficient, soup, side dishes etc… yummy!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overly rated. Great service, food was decent, pricy. Wouldn’t visit again.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we went in a group of four for a friend’s birthday and we had an amazing time! the food, music, and ambiance were amazing! service was excellent. Javier was our server and he made the experience extra memorable! he was super sweet and funny and it felt like a fifth friend was with us. absolutely amazing place and atmosphere. we will definitely be coming again!

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  34. Joenna

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were very helpful and friendly! Clinton (I believe that was his name) provided exceptional service! Thank you so much! We enjoyed really enjoyed our meal! TIP: Make sure to make reservations, otherwise it’ll be a long wait! :)

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The extensive banchan was great . The set for 6 ppl was lots for our group of 7.

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  36. Lisa

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time! Food's great, service is great and the value is likely the best kbbq in the city for what you get.

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  37. Arianna

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good time and food. The staff is super friendly and helpful.

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  38. MaMa

    Vancouver

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as nd good services …….. we will be back !

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vibes were immaculate there and the service was really fast and excellent.

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  40. Colby

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went last night to celebrate my dad’s birthday. Our server, Javier, provided us amazing service. He was extremely accommodating, kind, and paid great attention to detail. 10/10 will you back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

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 448 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 31 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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