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Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

We came here based on a recommendation and it was really good and great value! The parking situation is tricky so you may have to circle the block multiple times hoping for an opening at the place or for street parking. We went on a...Saturday night and they have a little iPad outside to put your name down on the waitlist. Once seated, there is a QR code at the table for access to the menu. The dinner price is 34.99 per person and essentially all the meats you want and can eat. There is a leftover charge, I imagine if you leave a lot of leftover meat. We asked our waiter for recommendations and got to try a little bit of everything. They do add a 18% gratuity to your bill, we had 5 people so I think based on party size. Overall great experience!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

Great variety. waiters are friendly and the price is fair. go if u eat a lot. shrimp was really fresh and tasty

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

Honestly this is the best all you can eat kbbq around. I’m so glad that they finally opened a restaurant in San Gabriel. The service is really good and the selection of meat is the best. It can be a bit pricy, around 38 per...person on peak days (holidays and weekends). However when I’m craving kbbq this is my go to.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

My good friend recommended we visit on-kook for dinner and I am glad he did. The meats were excellent and I tried the filet mignon a couple of times as it was all you can eat. Rib Eye was also on the menu and the...egg dish was excellent. I would come back when I am near Pasadena.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 18 March 2019 via mobile

This place has it all. Fresh meats and an awesome veggie/ hot food bar. Came here with some friends and left completely stuffed. We ordered the premium option. Highly recommend the pork belly 3 ways, filet mignon, galbi, Cajun shrimp and steak tips. They don't...cook for you here, but the food comes out quickly. Service here is great. Our grills were constantly being switched out and our server was always asking us what we wanted next. The place is spotless from the bathrooms to the hot food bar. The meats tasted really fresh and not frozen. There are plenty of other AYCE KBBQ spots in the area that may have a better meats. Unless this is your plan B this won't be bad option. Just call ahead and brace for a short waitMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 March 2019 via mobile

Went on a date here and they had an amazing selection of food. Ordered 7 plates and the staff brought the food out quickly and we didn't have to wait long to cook the food. Tried the typical brisket and had the obscure spicy octopus....The staff was always willing to switch the dirty grills and turning up and down the temperature of the grill while we were in conversation. Would highly recommend this place especially because of the large selection of meats to cook.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Let me start by telling you that this place is not cheap but well worth the price. I think it fell in the range of $25 or higher. OO-kook has a wide variety of meats and sides. The meats are high quality and is very...tasty. The service is really great, and we did not wait long at all for the next round of plates!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

3* OO-Kook Korean BBQ 5405 Rosemead San Gabriel 626.286.8837 All-you-can eat Korean You make choices and they bring you the raw food You cook in the middle of your table; very cool Have pork, chicken, beef, octopus, fish ; not that the Kobe beef is...not really Kobe beef My favorite was the tofu soup Efficient food service Good for groups who eat a lotMore

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I'm surprised that this AYCE has no time limit. The price is reasonable. The meat is fresh and good. We can also choose steamed egg and tofu pot. Some good choices in the salad bar. We will visit again!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Only order the marinated bulgogi or the kalbi; everything else is flavorless. The flame on our grill went out three times. Poor ventilation in the restaurant, very smoky. Servers were inattentive and did not help cook the meat, as waiters in most Korean barbecue restaurants...do.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

They offer a good variety of meat, chicken, pork, and shrimp. My son loves the potato salad, it’s cool for the kids because they can help cook their own food. It’s a little expansive but if you eat enough to make t worth it it’s...worth a try!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The base/protein options went beyond what I was expecting! Everything tasted quite fresh. The staff was nice but they could be a little more attentive. All 3 of us needed drink refills and had to ask several times before getting only 1 refill the whole...visit. I also thought they should've changed the grill and asked about next orders a bit sooner and more often.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We went to Oo -Kook last night for dinner to celebrate my birthday. For approx. $35 without alcohol. Per person you can have the all you can eat Korean Barbecue. Shrimp, Steak, Pork, etc, and then you can get your veggies and cook them on...your own grill in the center of your table. If you have never experienced Korean Barbecue, along with your meat and veggies they will bring you little condiment bowls filled with Kimchi, bean curd, bean sprouts, to eat along with your dinner. If you like beer, I suggest Tsingtao beer. It is one of my favorite beers.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Oo-kook provided an amazing dining experience for the whole family. We ordered the bulgogi many times, and the brisket once, as well as the shrimp and veggies for the pescatarian. The bulgogi was marinated to perfection, tasted great. The veggies were good, met expectations. Brisket...was decent, but a little too fatty for my taste. All in all, I would highly recommend Oo-kook to anyone in LA looking for good Korean cuisine.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This is all you can eat. Service was very good. All the meat and fish we tried was wonderful no complaints. We will be back!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Oo-kook Korean BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4