Coquitlam is unofficially known as Metro Vancouver’s Koreantown so there is no surprise that Korean restaurants are one of a dozen in this city.
Here are the best Korean restaurants in Coquitlam serving the meal of your dreams, whether it’s a sizzling BBQ plate or a home-style stew.
How does a sizzling hot plate of melted cheese, creamy egg, corn, and your choice of perfectly marinated chicken, beef, or pork sound? If you’re drooling already, this is the place to go. While the hot plate is a definite favourite, they also serve an array of comfort Korean dishes like seafood pancake (pajeon) and bibimbap.
Address: 1046 Austin Ave
Located right in the heart of Koreatown, Insadong is a long-standing contender in the KBBQ scene in Metro Vancouver. The veteran spot’s meat combos are popular for large groups and those having their first bites of KBBQ. The wide selection of marinated meats and cuts here will impress any meat lover.
Address: 301 403 North Road
It’s marbled and marinated meat galore here. This intimate spot serves high quality and premium cuts with the rest of your favourite Korean dishes here. Must-have meats include the marinated pork rib and marinated beef rib. Don’t be afraid to dip into their expertly curated flight of sauces for that extra burst of flavour.
Address: 3025 Lougheed Highway
Seok Gi Si Dae
This is another Korean BBQ joint on the list but Seok Gi Si Dae offers a more authentic dining experience than the ones mentioned previously. The grills are situated on lower tables and diners sit on traditional tatami mats as they would in certain parts of Korea. Be sure to get an order of their extremely popular pork belly (samgyeopsal) here.
Address: 602 Clarke Road
Run by a husband-and-wife duo, this cozy and unpretentious spot is home-style grub heaven. Try their Korean-style old school lunch box with egg, kimchi, ham and fishcake the next time you’re looking for home-cooked comfort food in the area. They also have weekly special that is worth looking forward to every week.
Address: 115 3030 Lincoln Ave