1824 Rue Ste-Catherine W
Montreal Metro Area, QC H3H 1M1
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Seoul Chako

Neighborhoods: Peter-McGill
Cuisine: Korean, Sushi, Barbecue

Seoul Chako is a Korean, Sushi, and Barbecue restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends and paid between $10 and $25.

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  • 9/29/2015

    A Korean food lover from Montréal, QC tried it.

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rwarren69

 Montréal, QC
 

All you can cook

This is a busy place. Neon lights cycle through a rainbow of colors behind the bar. My tablemates squeezed in for dinner just before the crowds arrived. Before we knew it, there was a lineup out the door, primarily university students.

The tables, set for six, feature a barbecue pit built into the table. The barbecue is turned on after placing orders, and it heats up in only a couple of minutes. Food cooks in minutes and with collaborative effort from most of the tablemates. This is a place where sharing is encouraged.

The all-you-can-eat menu includes sushi, meat for the barbecue sliced paper thin, a few vegetables, soup, and dessert. Beverages are extra — warm sake, cold sake, green tea…. but definitely no coffee. No dipping sauces were offered or available — don’t dip cooked food in marinade with raw meat juices! Like many sushi joints, there is a charge of $1 per uneaten item left behind.

Note for groups: The restaurant adds 15% service charge for groups of 6 or more. This is noted upfront in the menu, which I appreciate. The service didn’t really deserve it — we had to ask for items more than once, there was no training on how to use the barbecue, and after all you are cooking your own food. Friday also counts as a weekend, which inflates the tab even more.

green tea ice cream

A generous portion, a good 2.5 scoops. An interesting sage green color, and boldly flavored with no ice crystals. I would definitely get this again.

mango pudding

The pudding is served in a tiny plastic cup, only half full. But it has a beautiful color and flavor, with chunks of real mango.

All you can eat

 

sliced beef

Go for the sliced beef in the main menu, not the “select beef” in the weekend menu. The former is marinated in mild spices, the latter is plain angus beef which was very bland.

calamari

I didn’t taste it, but I loved watching it cook: instead of tentacles or rings, there were oblong slabs of the seafood. It was invisibly scored so that as it heated up, a diamond pattern emerged. it was not seasoned at all, but very fresh. The person who ordered it enjoyed it immensely, especially with a bit of sushi ginger.

sweet potato

Not as easy to barbecue, the vegetable was cut in large thin circles and took longer to cook than the meat. No seasoning at all.

crispy "crab" hand roll

OK so it’s imitation crab. But there are bits of tempura and long strands of cucumber, and the nori is toasted and crunchy. I ordered two of these, they were so good.

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Korean Downtown AYCE
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Sun,Sat 12:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon-Fri 11:30AM - 11:00PM
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