We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Basic but fun”

Tianxia Coreen Restaurant
Ranked #2,786 of 6,066 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Korean
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Reviewed November 6, 2013

For potential guests unfamiliar with the concept, at this Korean BBQ you select the meat(s) and/or seafood you want, which are brought to you raw, for you to cook on the in-table grill. This can be a fun activity, so long as you're prepared for food smoke, and the occasional spatter of hot grease if you've ordered something fatty—on that topic, avoid their bacon, which is virtually 100% fat. It would also be wise to make sure that your legs aren't directly under the grill; my girlfriend hadn't realised this was an issue, and ended the evening with very stubborn grease stains on her trousers.

As the previous reviewers have noted, this place is inexpensive ... as it should be, considering that you will be doing all the work of cooking! Avoid over-ordering at the outset, as their policy is to charge for wasted food; remember, you can always order more during dinner if needed. That said, the waiter was very decent about not charging us extra for the half-portion of leftover bacon we couldn't force ourselves to eat.

The decor is as stark as a cafeteria. The Wednesday night we visited, all of the other guests appeared to be undergraduate students, mostly Korean, and the noise level was boisterous. This is definitely not a good choice for a romantic date, and would be much better for a casual get-together with a group of friends.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank WMarkR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (8)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

5 - 8 of 8 reviews

Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

BBQ On the table,all you can eat and soft drink included.eat meat with beer...$13.95 for lunch is hard to beat!very very nice food

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank MarcoMarco201308
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 12, 2012

We go here at least once a week for lunch (all you can eat). The dinner menu has more options, but the lunch menu is cheaper and has all our favorites anyway (except maybe the banana and ice cream).

There is a large selection of sides (Pa Jun, rolls, noodles, rice, etc). Soft drinks are included.

Basically you get a paper slip that you mark off the number of servings for each item (including drinks). You are also provided with a few small bowls of 'standard' sides (Kimchi and so on).

The meat is only oiled; you can spice it however you like with the provided condiments after you are finished grilling it (BBQ sauce, some kind of red spice mix, etc).

Service has never been a problem even though some of the staff really don't speak much English at all.

If you were planning on going on a Tuesday, don't bother. The place is closed on Tuesdays for some reason.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank elqueffo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 23, 2015
Google Translation

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Tianxia Coreen Restaurant also viewed

 
Montreal, Quebec
 

Been to Tianxia Coreen Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing