The general atmosphere in this new (as of december) Korean place is great- the top floor is for groups that would like the famous Korean barbecue, while the ground floor is for other dishes.
I cannot speak for the Korean bbq, but did eat the other dishes available on the bottom floor. After spending quite some time in Korea, I can definitely say that some of the flavours were not as authentic, and the dishes were without their usual "flare." As the previous reviewer said, this is probably due to the fact that the dishes were modified for the European palate, which for me was a devaluation. That being said, the dishes were okay. I was with a group of three that ordered duck, a plate of vegetables, and a beef dish. This was all served with miniature traditional Korean sides (Kimchi and other pickled vegetables, and of course, rice).
Although the taste of the food was >okay< (despite being not traditional), I would strongly caution visitors about the size of the dishes and the price. The larger dishes (duck, vegetables, beef) were VERY small, and all cost between 15-17.50 (15 for a plate of "just okay" vegetables!) Even more disappointing? Their traditional sides (kimchi, etc.) were about half of the size of my hand (1/4 cup approx), and were each going for almost 3E each if you ordered more. This seemed extremely unfair, especially given the fact that kimchi can cost CENTS to make (even in Amsterdam), and that in Korea you get unlimited portions for free.
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