O Grill serves Japanese BBQ for lunch and dinner.
This is the first yakiniku place in Burnaby and my wife and I were eager to try it out. The restaurant is clean and the staff were pleasant enough, but we can't recommend the food.
The meat is delivered frozen and not marinated at all, instead relying on the dipping sauces to add flavour. The quantity of meat on each platter was also too little for the price, and was smaller than displayed on the menu.
We ordered bibimbap as well, which was decent but not as good as at the nearby Jang Mo Jib.
If you're intolerant to smoke then you'll want to avoid this place for other reasons, since the vent hoods above each grill are too small and occasionally the entire room became filled with it.
The next time I crave yakiniku I'll be going to Gyu-kaku instead.
Having seen this location open while driving by on Kingsway made my wife and I decided to pay for a visit. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is a Japanese BBQ that is quite authentic. Different from the Korean BBQ, the Japanese BBQ offers a more delicate experience. Having tried Japanese BBQ overseas, this is one of the few ones that is here within greater Vancouver that closely resembles the experience overseas. Japanese BBQs are not cheap however, and this one is also a bit pricy. However, in comparison with other locations available to Vancouver, it is fairly priced.
The ambiance is quite nice and although the location is new, the waitresses did not seem to be overwhelmed and food were delivered within reasonable time. You get to cook at your own table and grill the food to the level of your satisfaction. The ingredients were fresh and the appetizers / salad were also quite nicely done.
The dessert included in the combo is also VERY nice. Definitely try their matcha ice cream!! One of the most flavourful that I had ever tasted. Their mochi was also very very fun to grill yourself and then dipped with condensed milk and peanut bits.
Overall this is a location worth considering if you are in craving for true Japanese BBQ.