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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Korean Grill

Korean Grill
Ranked #199 of 736 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We are a family business serving authentic Korean food. We are the only place in Bournemouth where you can experience the exotic Korean style indoor BBQ at your own table grill. You can choose to cook your grill yourself or leave it to the staff and watch it getting cooked right in front of you at your table. We offer a variety of meat dishes (beef, pork and chicken) with vegetarian options as well. We are dedicated to serving delicious and healthy Korean cuisine and ensuring that our customers fully enjoy their one-of-a-kind dining experience.
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

Based on the reviews below, I had high expectations. Unfortunately those expectations were not met. The food was bland and overpriced, certainly not similar to authentic Korean, which was the biggest disappointment. The service was mediocre. We were not finished with our meal but the bill was brought to the table. Upon paying the waitress asked for a tip, and they didn't greet us when leaving. It wasn't busy.

The nonstop K-Pop is a little bit loud for such a small place. All in all we didn't have a nice meal and won't be returning.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Something missing!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here. I don't know whether it was an authentic Korean BBQ or not, but what we had was good. The problem was we were looking for more - there were no sweets, coffee or teas to round things off. No starters either, you eat everything together. If that's what you want, then fine, and if you manage your expectation then you should enjoy your meal.

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Thank Hogbaggy
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good place for Korean food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

I travelled to Korea for 4 times and I've been craving for authentic Korean food since coming to UK. I passed by the place some times but it was closed for renovating. Last week I saw a flyer about the reopening sales and came there for lunch. The restaurant is quite nice and cosy with grill on the table, very Korea. The staff were friendly and the food was good, you can listen to Kpop as well. However, because they prepared only limited amount of food each day, some groups came later than us couldn't have the meal.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank yuukibunny
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Newly reopened”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

This place been closed for sometime due to fire.
Now re-opened with nicer dishes, maybe a change of chef?
The place is newly renovated. Very nice and cosy.
We just had a snacky meal but will probably come back for more of their dishes.

Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Elias S
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Amazing place..a must on your trip to Bournemouth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Amazing place, very busy but was their first week of 're opening after a fire in the flat upstairs and 50% off food bill. Staff were very apologetic. But the food and atmosphere was just great!
Hot grills built in to the middle of the tables and u can pick food from the grill section of the menu, we had pork ribs, brisket and king prawns, staff come and cook this in front of u. They also advised of what would go well with this.
Amazing place, lovely staff and wish it was closer to home but will be going back very soon

  • Visited November 2013
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