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“Something missing!”
Review of Korean Grill

Korean Grill
Ranked #205 of 764 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$26
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: We are a family business serving authentic Korean food. We are the only place in Bournemouth where you can experience the exotic Korean style indoor BBQ at your own table grill. You can choose to cook your grill yourself or leave it to the staff and watch it getting cooked right in front of you at your table. We offer a variety of meat dishes (beef, pork and chicken) with vegetarian options as well. We are dedicated to serving delicious and healthy Korean cuisine and ensuring that our customers fully enjoy their one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Malvern, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Something missing!”
Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here. I don't know whether it was an authentic Korean BBQ or not, but what we had was good. The problem was we were looking for more - there were no sweets, coffee or teas to round things off. No starters either, you eat everything together. If that's what you want, then fine, and if you manage your expectation then you should enjoy your meal.

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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good place for Korean food!”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I travelled to Korea for 4 times and I've been craving for authentic Korean food since coming to UK. I passed by the place some times but it was closed for renovating. Last week I saw a flyer about the reopening sales and came there for lunch. The restaurant is quite nice and cosy with grill on the table, very Korea. The staff were friendly and the food was good, you can listen to Kpop as well. However, because they prepared only limited amount of food each day, some groups came later than us couldn't have the meal.

  • Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Newly reopened”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

This place been closed for sometime due to fire.
Now re-opened with nicer dishes, maybe a change of chef?
The place is newly renovated. Very nice and cosy.
We just had a snacky meal but will probably come back for more of their dishes.

Visited November 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing place..a must on your trip to Bournemouth”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Amazing place, very busy but was their first week of 're opening after a fire in the flat upstairs and 50% off food bill. Staff were very apologetic. But the food and atmosphere was just great!
Hot grills built in to the middle of the tables and u can pick food from the grill section of the menu, we had pork ribs, brisket and king prawns, staff come and cook this in front of u. They also advised of what would go well with this.
Amazing place, lovely staff and wish it was closer to home but will be going back very soon

  • Visited November 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Korean Grill has plenty of Seoul”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Our group of mates visited the Korean Grill on the advice of a friend who told us to try something different and more interesting than the many Chinese restaurants in town. We stepped inside to find friendly staff, in a room which was relatively small but welcoming.

Being English and completely alien to the concept of Korean cuisine, we asked the very helpful waitress to recommend us some dishes! We were recommended 3 types of marinated meat - 'bulgogi' (non-spicy beef), 'dweju bulgogi' (spicy pork), and 'samgyeop sal' (pork), which would be eaten with lettuce leaves, an assortment of Korean homemade sauces/dips for flavour and egg fried rice. We also had a prawn tempura, which were king prawns and peppers in batter, and this tasted much better and fresher than prawn crackers you might get at a typical Chinese.

The very best thing about this restaurant was the little grills in the middle of the table, I had never seen this before. Marinated meat was brought out, uncooked to the table and cooked in front of our eyes by a waitress, who then served the meat up straight away. The result was perfectly grilled, hot meat, which was flavourful without any of the fat that you normally come across at Chinese restaurants.

As a sidenote, we noticed that the owners of the restaurant were on site at the time and clearly take price in their business - always a good sign when going to restaurants like this one.

We will definitely be back again.

  • Visited April 2013
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