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“Best Korean BBQ Restaurant I've Ever Been To!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Insadong Korean Barbeque & Live Fresh Seafood Restaurant

Insadong Korean Barbeque & Live Fresh Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #54 of 309 Restaurants in Coquitlam
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Asian, Korean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Korean BBQ Restaurant I've Ever Been To!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

Amazing food, amazing customer service. Went with 4 friends, and myself and 1 other person have an extensive list of allergies... and they catered to all of us so well. So friendly, and honestly the best Korean food have ever had!! I plan to go back to Coquitlam one day and will absolutely come back here for sure.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank cmwpm
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  • English first
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English first
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Insadong in Vancouver”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

I've met my long time friend whom ive not seen for 19 years since medical school in Vancouver and they brought me to dine in Insadong restaurant in Coquitlam, BC. Ive been to Insadong in Seoul, Korea twice and of course the restos there are superb. since I love Korean foodsI am so delighted to dine withmy friend and her husband and kid together with their cousins. We ordered, the plate for grilling but we did not expect the plate is the size of a half round table, its overwhelming bht we loved it, the plate has bulgogi beef, chicken, mussels, mushroom, pork, ribs,whoa my friends's husbandgot tired of grilling all those foodin the gigantic plate, we also ordered jpchae, udon and of course the banchan consiting of kimhci, radish , ikn dilis, veggies, tofu and the leafy wraps together withe fresh garlic and nutty gravy.the location is very convenient, you will not miss it as they have a very large name and its very easily seen even from the skytrain, the staffs aref riendly and they have the " bell" so you can just press it and voila the server is there in front of you and oh most of the servers are good looking like the ones you see in the korean dramas but these guys speaks in perfect english.We did not have a reservation so we waited out for 20 minutes but the food is all worth it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bengch
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singapore
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Yummy food and had fun grilling”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Came here with friends and ordered the set BBQ for 2-3 persons. The food was great and the staff friendly. Had enough food for 4 persons. We had grilling our own food and asked for refills of the side dishes which are excellent. The place was packed on a sat evening so do come early. Will definitely come back again when we feel like having a BBQ day.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank angstansg
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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Pricey but tasty Korean bbq”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is my wife's family's favourite Korean restaurant. A little pricey but the food is reasonably good. I think it's ok but not necessarily my first choice when wanting to go out for a bite. Meals also tend to take a long time at these types of places, so plan for at least 2 hours.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anthony S
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Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Terrible Korean food and service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were regular Korean food customers and yesterday evening we had the most terrible experience at Insadong Korean Restaurant, Coquitlam, a simple BBQ dinner lasted for three hours in a hot stuffy room with unseasoned tasteless meat which was mostly left untouched..

Whilst we had dim sum lunch at a Chinese restaurant in Coquitlam one on the group mentioned a squid salad he had earlier which was most palatable and the restaurant refused to sell as additional dish other than as an item in the set combo. We were so interested that all agreed to try the dish the same evening. Reservation at Insadong was made right away, and we had to hang around for three hours in Coquitlam instead of heading home to Richmond which is a 45 minutes drive.

The more we anticipate, the greater the disappointment and despair. We arrived at 6 in the evening. First we were sat in a somewhat smoky side room (the main dining room was cool ad clear, but was full). We waited for more than ten minutes and nobody served tea or took order, even though one server was running in and out of the room, serving other tables. Continual pressing the ring on the table did not help (later on the server explained the ring was broken).

Finally we ordered the combo for $119.99 instead of the combo at $79.99 because the former included the much talked about squid salad. Another ten minutes gone, we still had no tea or the regular Korean small dishes. More smoke in the room from other tables. We pressed for help and were told that the exhaust had broken down.

Some minutes gone by, the lone server apologised to us that he forgot our order, but promised that the kitchen would hasten the process. Then the usual Korean small dishes came. At about seven, we were served with some pan-fried fish and mushroom which was not in the combo menu. The server told us that the squid salad was not available as the dish had been discontinued three four months ago. We argued with the server, and later on with the restaurant manager. If the squid salad had actually been discontinued, it should be excluded from the menu in the first place, or we should be told when placing the order, or been advised before we consumed the small dishes. We told the restaurant why we came, and why we ordered the more expensive combo. Eventually, all we got was a bowl of clam soup as compensation, and the determination that we will never come again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lucas6280
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