First time visiting Korean Grill but really like korean BBQ so thought I would try out with one friends. There was only 1 waiter and the restaurant was FREEZING cold, almost antarctic. I hate when restaurants and shops alter the temperature to suit the staff, rather than the customers and this was probably the case. Did not speak up about it, however I got the feeling from the waiter that they wouldn't care anyway (as is the case with most asian restaurants).
The restaurants soon filled up, although we got there soon after opening and several Koreans came in, indicating it should be good. We had no idea how much to order although I estimated - thankfully the perfect amount. After ordering, I asked the waiter if that would be a suitable amount for four people and his response was "i don't know, i don't know how much you can eat". This was ridiculous. You would think a waiter would have some CLUE on the average person's portion size, but he was COMPLETELY useless in helping to order. He stated that one portion of BBQ meat is meant for one person, however we only order two as we were ordering other dishes to and decided to share the BBQ meat. Thank god for my own common sense, unfortunately this waiter lacked any.
The food - the most important part - was fantastic. The meat was marinated to perfection and the waiter cooked it for us. Luckily, unlike other reviewers all our food came out at the same time. The other issue I had was the pathetic amount of lettuce for £2.00. Again we asked how much lettuce we'd get and whether it would be enough for 4 people - he said "I don't know how much lettuce you'd eat" well OF COURSE you don't but take an educated guess based on the thousands of other people you've served previously??!
We also had dumplings , which were very yummy, and the kimchi was good too. This was the only banchan dish we ordered as we didn't want to over-order however, I would order more next time.
The food was so good I would return, but next time I will bring my down jacket, scarf, gloves and a hat - and thankfully now I know the portion sizes so will be able to order the suitable amount again. Great value for money as we ate family style - only £12 per person for 4 people including our drinks (soft drinks).
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