Bellevue >Food & Dining > Blue Ginger Korean Grill
14045 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA | Directions 9800747.627736 -122.152666
Mon - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 12pm; Sun, noon - 10pm
WILL NEVER GO BACK! Waitress stole my money!!!! – WAITRESS TIPPED HERSELF EXTRA!!! My credit card was charged more than I put down even after 16% tip. Food was not great. They haven't had sushi for over a year so need to change the name AND the website and quit the false advertising. Service was not great and there was maybe 3 tables there on a sunday evening. And what's with the space heaters?? Can't you afford real heating?? WILL NEVER COME BACK!!
It's "OK" not "Great" – Did not know much about K-Food, friends took me there. I thought was pretty good (I can't really tell) but my Korean friend said he did not like the food.
Good Food but Bad Management – On Saturdays, my friend and I try something other than experimental(We are far from culinary artists) Indian food we've been creating since 2008. Blue Ginger was on the top of the list my Korean friend, Kwang-ho, had given me awhile ago. I believe we were served by a young manager. The food we ordered came with four side dishes and it was good. What made me resentful about my dinning experience in Blue Ginger was not the indifferent and not so friendly attitude of this lady but the number of side dishes two Koreans behind us were having. OMG twelve delicious looking side dishes . Who wouldn't feel discriminated under this circumstance.
Great BBQ and Sushi – I first ate here and tried there sushi. I have frequented sushi in arizona and california and I am new to the seattle area and will be posting various reviews so you can trust these are non-biased reviews. I always order nigiri to evaluate the quality and freshness. All pieces were very large and decently priced. The sushi was cold and rice room temp. Both times I have had sushi there it was very fresh and very nice presentation. Their squid salad is very fresh and zesty. They have toro, but its not very high quality toro in my opinion but its ok. Yellow tail, tuna, salmon, smoked salmon, eel, and albacore nigiri were all flavorful and very fresh. All nigiri was served traditionally with a little dab of wasabi underneath.It is served with miso soup. You really cant screw up miso soup theres comes with the tofu and the green oninon. They finish it off by serving you with apple and orange slices. It was suggested that I come back there and try Koreann BBQ for the first time. So I come back and get the B1 on the menu which is some beef that comes with some side dishes, some were good some were not. The marinade on the beef is excellent and you cook it yourself. It is seved with rice. All in all its a well rounded place and service is prompt and friendly. I have been there 4 times this month.
Good for barbecuing – Good place to try Korean barbecues. Various Korean menu available and most I was satisfied. A little bit americanized though.
Enjoyable fist experience with Korean BBQ – My husband and I went here on a friday night. This was our first experience going to Korean BBQ and we found the service to be attentive and waitresses to be very helpfull. The Seafood pancake appetizer was delicious and honestly my favorite part of the meal. We ordered the boneless beef Kalbi and the pork belly. My husband enjoyed the beef kalbi and I loved the pork belly with the grilled kim chee.
While we are novices to Korean BBQ, we found it to be very enjoyable, the food good, the service attentive and helpfull, and the price reasonable for $50 for a TON of food for 2 people.
LOW quality food – There is so much advertisement done for blue ginger, but i don't seem to understand why!
the food is so meteocre. the kimchee stew i ordeered was like 90% kimchee left over with the soup boiled over with a spoonful of tofu. it was HORRIBLE. i don't understand why it gets so busy. do people not know what GOOD korean food is?
Pathetic Service and Food – Team of 8 decided to go for lunch today. One was served Seafood instead of beef, one got frozen Tuna and I was the unfortunate one that did not even get my food for 40 minutes. Everyone was done eating and my food was still not there. God help this restaurant because they just lost 8+ customers and they way it looks they will loose more soon.
I COME HERE EVERY OTHER WEEK – I could tell that SERVice is a lot better and the side dishes, too. It tastes more fresh.
Expensive, bad service from the host and server. – They do not offer chicken for their Korean BBQ, and requested us to move out of the BBQ area asap which was terribly embarassing. The host then told us, "No Korean resturant in the Seattle area has chicken for BBQ." That is a complete lie. We ordered a variety of dishes, Korean and Japanese, and just as the previous reviews said, the sushi was not fresh. Very disapointed and will never return again. Who doesn't serve chicken??
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