Kook K-BBQ definitely made my list for Korean BBQ! Located on the second floor of The First Avenue Marketplace, their restaurant is spacious while food is well priced and banchan are unlimited refill! Who can beat that?
Combination B (콤보B)
I ordered the Combination B (콤보B) for my table of 5 but it is meant to feed 4 people
- Prime Beef Ribs, Spicy Pork, Chicken, Bulgogi Beef, Special Marinated Pork Collar, Deep Fried Gyoza, Stir fried sweet potato noodles
The meat quality was impressive as the combo itself cost around $165. My party of 5 enjoyed the spicy pork and special marinated pork collar the most.
Unlimited, Refillable Banchan
The refillable banchan dishes surprised me! They had soy beans, acorn jelly, salad, seaweed, kimchi, fish cakes, marinated broccoli, pickled radish, bean sprouts. I really enjoyed the acorn jelly because it was neutral in taste but it comes with a slightly sweet and spice sauce that makes it super addicting.
The gyozas were crunchy and well filled while the stir fried sweet potato noodles were chewy and served with a good portion of vegetables.
KOOK’S Special: Seafood pancake (해물파전)
This Seafood pancake was fishy because it was 90% filled with imitation crab meat and chunks of octopus and squid poking through the pancake. Usually seafood pancake is filled with potatoes, flour and other ingredients but not this one! The outside crust is shaved potatoes and the thin layer added a great crunch. I highly recommend you try this because it is thick and delicious.
I would definitely come again for the K-BBQ, banchans and hopefully the cold noodles! Prices were very acceptable and the ambiance is every Koreaboos’ dream. Make sure to make reservations because they are always packed!
Location: 2800 E 1st Ave #211A, Vancouver, BC, V5M 4N8
Monday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm