Seoul Korean BBQ
4336 Macleod Tr. SW
Calgary, (403) 243-7970

Rating: *** 1/2
Dinner for two with drinks: $45
Signature Dish: All you can eat BBQ
Signature Drink: Soju

Seoul Korean BBQ has one of the best setups in the city for well, what its name implies. Natural gas grills are set into each table so you can barbecue delicious marinated meats right in front of you. For the kids this was a lot of fun.

The staff are diligent in changing the grill cover at any hint of charring, keeping the cooking entertainment going under powerful exhaust fans.

Alternatively, you can have the kitchen do the barbecue so you don’t have to roll up your sleeves.

Marinated beef short ribs ($15.99) are packed with flavour, while the marinated chicken bulgogi ($13.99) is tender and has a slight spicy kick.

Banchan (complimentary side dishes) adds texture to the meal: Mouth-watering kimchi (spicy pickled cabbage), crisp cold bean sprouts, fried potatoes and crunchy turnips.

But the menu goes far beyond just barbecue, featuring seafood hot pots, noodle soups and lunch specials.

Japche ($15.99) is a versatile plate of chewy, stir-fried potato noodles (the key is not allowing them to clump together) with shredded meat, spinach, onion, carrot, and mushroom. You can eat it hot or cold, as a main or a side over rice.

Meat-lovers should mark their calendars for Seoul’s all-you-can-eat BBQ ($24.95) nights on Tuesday and Thursday.

In brief

TREAT FOR MOM Get a free massage for mom on Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Calgary Farmers’ Market (Currie Barracks) on the upper mezzanine level.

Try some new places to take your guest of honour for Sunday brunch. The Calgary Zoo ($36.95), the Naturbahn Teahouse at Canada Olympic Park ($24.95), and the Stampede Casino ($10.95) are taking reservations for Sunday.

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