Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ
3 Tarvit Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LB
  • Telephone 0131 229 6789
  • Opening times Daily: 5–10.30pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–3pm, 5–10.30pm; Sun 5–10.30pm.
  • Email
  • Website daochef.com/korean-bbq/
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Korean BBQ

A casual restaurant featuring inset grills on every table and an extensive menu of Korean barbecue and more.

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In a prime location next to the King's Theatre, Korean BBQ does what it says on the tin, delivering quality raw ingredients ready for grilling by your own fair hands. For anyone unfamiliar with the process, it may seem daunting but some instruction from the helpful staff will soon have you searing and cooking your meat, seafood, or vegetables like a pro. Fire up the tabletop grill and feast on sliced pork neck enhanced with soy and shaved fruit, or beef marinated in soy, garlic and honey. If cooking your own dinner doesn't appeal, there’s a large selection of traditional Korean dishes to choose from including the satisfying kimchi jjigae, a brothy stew made of kimchi, pork belly and tofu. The menu includes a small collection of Japanese dishes and an array of starters, most notably the seafood pancake, which is the size of a dinner plate with flavours just as large. For dessert, try the mochi ice-cream – any flavour will do.

The List's rating
7.6

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Rachel Kavish Wheatley visited Korean BBQ on 9 March 2018
  • High point: Free bottomless salad starters
  • Low point: Not much room when half the table is taken up by a grill
  • Notable dish: So Bulgogi
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £16 (dinner)

Having been living in the UK for a while, we noticed that most of the Korean cuisine in this country is actually more or less adapted to the western style. It is probably unavoidable as all the ingredients are different here in the other side of the earth, as well as the fact that restaurants should consider the local customers’ preferences. However, we decided to start our little new restaurant and will try to keep the original Korean cuisine style as best as we can, for those authentic Korean food lovers.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop
  • Capacity: 42
  • Largest group: 42
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £13.80 per bottle
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