My oldest daughter recommended this place, having been there with her university colleagues. It wasn't the most highly rated places - not very well rated in Trip Advisor - but we went along with it. It was our New Years Day dinner and we wanted something special. GK is one of those chain restaurants, with establishments all over the USA and its only Canadian one is in Vancouver.
Well, it did turn out to be very good. The service was efficient and the food was excellent. It’s one of those Japanese restaurants where you barbecue your own meats at your table. The meats were very tasty. We started with some kimchi and spicy tuna volcanoes, a strange but really nice concoction, along with seaweed soup which was surprisingly good (and healthy!). Then we did the meats, the bistro harami (the best), prime rib, filet mignon and some chicken. They were all very good, marinated according to how the restaurant recommends. We didn’t try to be too creative and mix marinades.
We accompanied the meal with a sauvignon blanc w/c turned out to be very good. The wine list is not really a list, but part of a drinks list, with “red wines” and “white wines” offered, and the generic offerings of each (merlot, shiraz...for reds and chardonnay, sauvignon blanc...for whites). Not the most professional way of doing things, but we lucked out with a good wine.
We ordered a traditional bibimbap and their best selling beef garlic noodles as side dishes. While the menu suggested one order of each is good for 2 persons, we are big eaters (or at least my daughters and I are) and we had to ask for an additional bibimbap and one steamed rice to supplement the meats. We also ordered more meat and spinach garlic, which we also cooked as it was packed in aluminium foil that we put on top of the fire. That was good and interesting, too.
Overall, a very good dining experience.
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