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“Good food, terrible service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of B-Bim-Baab Restaurant

B-Bim-Baab Restaurant
9543-42 Ave. (99St.), Edmonton, Alberta T6E5R2, Canada
780 433 1239
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Ranked #439 of 2,020 Restaurants in Edmonton
Cuisines: Korean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food, terrible service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

maybe their theory is that they'll starve you first and then give you large portions of food. it's hard to place an order because no waitress is ever around and between placing the order and getting the food you've waited close to half an hour.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
edmonton
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Huge portions - reasonable price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We were 2 couples who had never really experienced Korean cuisine. Best to share so we had the deluxe dinner for 4. Wow! The food just kept coming. The vegetable soup was spicy hot but put some rice in it and it was great. I would order the crispy pork on its own. We went away stuffed and still had a big to take home. Staff was attentive. Strange out of the way place in an industrial area, but must be good word of mouth advertising because I have never seen any advertising and yet they have been there for over 7 years. Worth coming back to.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Poor Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

We visited this restaurant for the first time last night. It was fairly busy for a weeknight and they appeared to only have one server on. We waited some time at the door to be seated. After being seated we waited almost 10 minutes to meet our waitress.
The food arrived promptly and was excellent and large portioned, Fresh and Hot. We had the Beef Bul Go Kee, Chicken Bim Babb , and they were both excellent.
After finishing our meal, we had leftovers, we asked for them to be packed up. Our dirty plates were not taken away, and upon presentation of our bill we were informed there was an automatic 15% gratuity added on.
Although the food was excellent, we will not return as we consider dining out a treat, and expect good service. An automatic 15% tip was NOT acceptable, we tip according to the service we receive, and it was poor.
At the very least it should be mentioned at the presentation of the menu, so we as informed diners can decide whether to stay.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, AB
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“First experience was good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

Went to B Bim Baab on the suggestion of a Korean car salesman (no joke). We had a few dishes - Korean BBQ beef short ribs, and a noodle dish. Everything was quite tasty EXCEPT the noodle dish had shrimp in it that were previously cooked and/or not at all fresh. YUCK.

The bean spout salad and kimchee were very very tasty.

We will probably try it again. The soup dishse looked fantastic...

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Around Edmonton
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“Great Korean fare with a comfortable "Sunday dinner with the Family" feel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2009

Our family LOVES B-Bim-Baab! We frequent this restaurant for any special celebration and for any gathering of friends, family, teammates, coworkers, etc, and its always a hit!
We've honestly been here over fifty times and have never had poor service or food. The Korean food selection is excellent and we love to try new things each time we go!

We live outside of the city and make the 45 minute drive to enjoy our fave spot monthly! We also take advantage of the take out often.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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