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Korean BBQ with a twist, Meet fires up its E Pike tabletop grills and Capitol Hill ‘K-ocktails’

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You should eat less meat.

But when you are in the mood for a feast, Capitol Hill’s new twist on classic Korean BBQ seems like a good destination to explore.

Meet Korean BBQ is set to officially open Tuesday:

A wood-fired grill at the front of the restaurant will feature marinated meats that will be finished at the table including dishes such as Bulgogi, Bibimbap and Galbi. Meet KBBQ’s full-service bar will also feature Korean and local beer, a Pacific Northwest-centric wine list, and specialty Korean ‘Kocktails’ made with a wide array of Soju and spirits and daily happy hours from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

CHS reported on the plans late last year for the new restaurant to put Trove’s former table-top grills to use after husband and wife chef team Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi shuttered the multifaceted venue in June after five years of business.

In comes Meet to fill the 5,000-square-foot restaurant space with the latest project from Heong Soon Park of Chan and Bacco Cafe in Pike Place Market.

Are there any vegan options, your uncle asks? No, boomer. Meet’s focus is on “premium meats” like Prime Angus, American Wagyu Beef, and Kurobuta Pork “cooked and served to diners at their tables.”

“Special cuts such as A5 Wagyu and Dry Aged beef will also make frequent appearances on the menu,” Meet promises.

The main “feast” experience — $49 per person — presents the diner with five cuts plus custom sauces, seasonal banchan, and Korean stew. The menu also includes Korean-style Beef Carpaccio, Beef Steak Tartare, Wagyu Bibimbap and Korean Fried Chicken wings “that have become well-known and loved at Chef Park’s restaurant Chan Seattle” if you are looking for something different to accompany your K-ocktail — their word, not ours — at the bar.

“I wanted to deliver a true Korean barbecue cultural experience with a modern twist,” Park said of his latest creation.

If you don’t luck into an early opening of Meet, you can also check in on a Korean BBQ variant on the other end of the spectrum at 12th Ave’s newly opened Seoul Bowl. Meanwhile, 12th Ave will add more Korean flavor this year with Soju Anju set to open next to Velocity Dance.

Meet Korean BBQ is located at 500 E Pike. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 4 to 10 PM. You can learn more at meetkoreanbbq.com.


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2 thoughts on “Korean BBQ with a twist, Meet fires up its E Pike tabletop grills and Capitol Hill ‘K-ocktails’

  1. The phrase “no boomer” is not clever, it’s just an age-related slur. And mocking vegans is also not cool. People complain when vegans criticize what they eat. Please accord vegans the same courtesy. Your blog is informative and helpful, please keep the mean-spiritedness out of the writing.

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