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Chako Barbecue Izakaya

Barbecue, Asian, Japanese, Korean
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163 York Boulevard, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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  • 29
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  • 13
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  • 2
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
it was alright

both service and food was decent, there was a big variety to choose from. one thing that i didn't like was that it felt very stuffy in there

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
shadysoap
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

both service and food was decent, there was a big variety to choose from. one thing that i didn't like was that it felt very stuffy in there

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Thank shadysoap
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Korean I'm telling you, this is not Korean BBQ, I don't mind the food. What they're calling Korean BBQ at Chako is the Chinese bastardization of the real deal, just because they give you kimchi with it does not make it legit. I suggest you check out a real Korean BBQ like Sariwon or Little Piggy for an... More 

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Thank Bimbimbap_and_Donnie
Sao Paulo, SP
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118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there with friends, they bring you raw meat such as squid, beef, fish and pork and you grill at your table. It is delicious. Leave your jackets in other place or it will smells barbecue.

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Thank Ana Carolina K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Had a party of 10 at Chako a few days ago. Meat was good, service was decent. Minor downside, the sushi portion of the menu seems to have shrunk over the last year or so.

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Thank Ami J
Markham, Canada
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stuff yo face. Seriously though, a lovely venue with a great selection, even on the late night menu. I've been several times with friends. It's hit and miss with the staff, sometimes they're quite helpful and attentive and othertimes, not so much. Would definitely recommend for omnivores yum yum.

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Thank RawrrItsssAlexx
Markham, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Went last week with my family to Chako - Richmond Hill for the 7th time. we enjoyed the idea of personal BBQ almost 2 years ago & visit again and again, but last time was not welcoming. It was late lunch around 1:30 not busy Thursday, the BBQ looks not clean as we used to & asked the waiter to... More 

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1 Thank Joe G
Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

There has not been a single time I've been to this restaurant and not had to wait at least 30 mins for a table. There have been a few times my friends and I left because the wait was just too long. The atmosphere is always busy in there which is good, the lighting at the table can be a... More 

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Thank Eb M
Vaughan, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Food quality had definitely downgraded from the last time we've been. Dinner time during weekend (around 7pm) was busy inside and outside the restaurant. Be sure to go there early to finding a parking spaces as well as call in for reservations. Service was slow and servers were rude.

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Thank traveltooeat
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the positives: 1. you can't beat the ayce late night price! the cheapest Korean BBQ ayce in town after 10:00pm. 2. that's all Negatives 1. very poor light for the our table, I barely see if the meat are cooked... 2. poor ventilation at night... I think they turned the ventilation fan off at night to cut... More 

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2 Thank Wang Y
Richmond Hill, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We have gone there a few times for family gathering for birthday and anniversary. Since we have a party of 10, we always make reservations. So we never have to wait. The service is good. They are very attentive and bring things as soon as you ask. It's all you can bbq meats and fish. You can't go wrong. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 163 York Boulevard, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Richmond Hill

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Asian, Japanese, Korean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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