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“Low quality all you can eat buffet”

Kimchi Bar Restaurant Rotterdam
Ranked #808 of 1,006 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Japanese, Sushi
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Valencia, Spain
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91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Low quality all you can eat buffet”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I thought this place was a bit expensive for how it appeared, and it turned out that I was right.

We sampled pretty much everything on the menu. The maki roles were made of cheap crab meat, the tuna sushi was made with cooked tinned tuna, and the vedgetable sushi was made from steamed vegetables that had an overall slimey texture. Only the salmon sushi was decent quality, and is, in fact, the reason the restaurant is not one starred.

The barbecued meat, which they cook on a gas stove at your table, was the cheapest supermarket meat you can find, and consisted of thin braising steaks.

The desserts were half decent though, and extremely filling. Don't get too many because they charge you if anything is left at the end.

There were also flies all over our table. All in all, I'd expect a lot more for the price.

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  • Dutch first
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English first
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159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great value, fresh food”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

If you have never tried Korean food this restaurant would be a great one to begin with. You will not leave hungry - that is a guarantee.
It works like this: pay around 22.95 euros a head - seems to be different on public holidays.
Then you get a menu with lots of choices in it and you get to choose three dishes each ..... You can do that up to 5 rounds in two hours. Now some dishes may be just two deep fried prawns but others are a dish of finely
Sliced meat which is BBQ'd at your table - very delicious!! You them wrap it in lettuce and put some sauce on it - delicious ... And very healthy. Not a morsel of bread in sight - a very welcome change in holland.

So if you haven't tried Korean - be adventurous - you can't go wrong. If you enjoy Korean food you will see that for the value it is.
The restaurant was very busy on a Wednesday night and seemed to be mainly locals - always a good sign.
The waiters mainly speak English and Dutch, and I presume Korean as there seemed to be some local Koreans out and about.
One of the rules - you must have a drink. You also get two hours to eat - all you can!!

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Korean and Japanese food!”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

This restaurant serves mainly Korean food: Gimbap ( = Korean style sushi), grilled (at the table!) meat, other veggie and meat dishes, as well as nice Korean deserts.

It is an "all you can eat" restaurant, in which you have 5 rounds of 4 dishes each. this makes it fantastic value for money!!

They also serve some japanese style sushi (mainly maki's) which are fresh and VERY good.

All in all a great little restaurant!

  • Visited June 2014
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