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“A very good restaurant”
Review of BAB Korean Bistro

BAB Korean Bistro
Ranked #114 of 221 Restaurants in Brookline
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

The food was very good and the waiters pretty nice! The prices were more than correct. I strongly recommend it! We really enjoyed being here!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ophelie W
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

This was my second time coming here after a descent first experience. My girlfriend ordered a beef soup, but asked for it to be less spicy and substitute beef for chicken. The waitress said she cannot substitute beef for chicken and suggested another menu item that was a chicken soup, not spicy. So we decided to take her advice and order the $20 chicken soup and some other noodle dish...The soup came out and tasted like warm water with the body of a plain chicken floating in it. We asked for some sort of sauce or anything to give it some more flavor. The red sauce didn't add much and we asked if we could potentially change the order to something else because it was flavorless. Since the soup we ordered was solely based off the waitress's suggestion I was expecting her to scratch the $20 bowl of water off the bill and pay for another dish we ordered instead. However, they said they would not offer a different food item and did not even take the soup off the bill. At around 9pm the waitresses all sat down to eat and we were left waiting to grab their attention and ask for the bill. I did not want to be rude and interrupt their dinner. Safe to say they have lost us as customers. If they were willing to bite the bullet and lose what was probably under $10 on the bowl of chicken water (rough estimate of their margin) we would have been extremely thankful and would definitely continue to come back here. Unfortunately, this was not the case and I do not recommend this place to anyone because it is an over priced average Korean place in an area with endless options at every corner. Some advice to management: as a new business in the area it is important to build a strong client base instead of nickel and diming everyone.

Date of visit: October 2018
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1  Thank avass32
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

As a Korean I wanted to like this place. Unfortunately I couldn’t. Won’t be back.
1. The kimchi is terrible. Seriously terrible.
2. It’s expensive but it is in Brookline so cannot expect much.
3. Service is slow.
4. The food is very generic.
5. Kimchi fried rice is mushy, which is NOT how you do it.

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank hoonkaorukim
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Good quality ingredients, tasty food (Compliments to the chef!) and excellent service. Representing Korean cuisine!.

Date of visit: September 2018
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1  Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Recently went here for lunch and enjoyed the Bibim Bab (aka bibimbap). You can have it served cold or in a Hot Stone Bowl (make sure you ask for Dolsot). There are 7 options when it comes to Bibim Bab - Vegetable, Spicy Pork Bulgogi, Beef Bulgogi, Chicken Bulgogi, Heamul (seafood), Galbi (Short Rib) and Seongge (Sea Urchin). I had the Spicy Pork. It was very good.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Bigamus
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