Dai Jang Kum serves Korean food including bbq items
... though that might not be saying much. Richmond isn't (yet?) a hotbed of Korean restaurants, though there are a couple of decent ones.
This might be the best of the lot. We went for lunch, which was not expensive. No problem getting a large table.
Place is quite clean, new and well organized. Everyone else in there was Korean, so that's a good sign.
Pretty big and varied menu, it'd be hard not to find something you like (unless you don't like eating). There's the usual BBQ stuff, but as well, many other types of dishes including cold noodles, which were quite good. Given how busy they were and size of our group, stuff came relatively promptly. Side dishes were refilled pretty quickly, and there's a good sampling (though still short of the massive varieties we're used to form another city).
If you're going for BBQ, this might be a good place (dunno, none of us tried), but what you want to hit this place for is the other stuff that you might not necessarily get elsewhere.
If you're searching for the best Korean places in town, this might be worth a start. I doubt it will be the winner, but it's certainly not a loser.
Preamble: late dinner for two on a Thursday
Food: I always love to try the seafood Jampong at different Korean places. If people can't make a decent seafood noodle soup, that's a pretty big mark in my books. This one was spiced appropriately, noodles weren't soggy, had that nice deep red color to the soup. a truly superb bowl would have fresh seafood, but that is really being optimistic as nine out of ten places would err on the frozen side.
Service: extremely friendly and courteous
Value: appropriately priced in range of most other Korean places
Ambinace: neat idea taking it out of the famous Korean drama. bathroom facilities were clean (Richmond restaurants need that extra remark!)
When it first opened, it wasn't AYCE and the food was definately not worth the price.
Last time I went there, they turned it into AYCE with BBQ and everything included. Not bad for the price, and an AYCE restaurant. But wouldn't say it's anything too special.
The Bi-Bim Bap actually came in a stone bowl and there were lots of choices.
With the bell system, the service is pretty good and servers come right away.
My wife and I were craving Korean BBQ on Sunday night. Thus, we decided to give Dai Jang Kum a try as we were nearby. And, we were very disappointed. The meat had no favour at all. When we go to a Korean BBQ house, we expect to indulge ourselves in those tasty Korean BBQ spices. Unfortunately, Dai Jang Kum didn't marinated the meat at all. Whether it is chicken, beef, or pork, they had no favour. The service was okay; but the food is just not up to par. The set dinner for 2 came to a total of $50 include tips. Totally NOT worth the price for this quality of food.
Our family of 4 loves to come and eat Korean barbecue here. We always order the barbecue combo good for 3 people and it's more than enough for us.
They use a buzzer type system wherein you press the buzzer for service, and voila, somebody shows up to ask you if you need anything.
The meat items on the barbecue combo is delicious and thinly cut. The server initially helps you with the preparation of the grill and he/she lays the meats on the grill. They also change the grill midway during your meal so that you have a clean grill to use and none of that burned meat residue.
They serve tea and water in a big pitcher type container so you don't have to keep on asking for more.
The bonus to all this, is when you pay your bill, they credit you with some money back to be used when you come back. This is to encourage repeat customers and this is a sign of good customer service.
I would recommend this place to family and friends.
First time at this restaurant. Clean, bright dining areas. Dining ware and BBQ equipment were in excellent shape. Don't know how long they've been in business but everything looked almost brand new. The place was busy for dinner but not overflowing.
They use the "bell" system for service and when you press the button, they appear almost immediately. I prefer this way better than the "cat and mouse" system where you only get service if you're lucky to catch the waiter who's too busy serving the big drinkers (I'm told drunk customers tip better) somewhere else. They also changed the BBQ grill surface several times without our asking.
Food was good, comparable to any other Korean BBQ place I've ever visited; probably helped that my host was Korean and did all the ordering. I assume it was good value but can't say for sure since my host paid the tab.
...and a bonus...the washrooms were very clean.
I ordered spicy chicken so called kkanpoonggi,but it was very diappointing. it was full of batter with very little meat. The taste was ok, but it looks very cheap on meat or they weren't ready for this dish.
This food is supposed to be lots of meat in a thin layer of batter, but I couldn't chew much of a meat. if they keep doing like this I would rather cook myself at home and save my money.
With a name like Dai Jang Kum I was expecting something extraordinary. While the decor was nice, the food was only so-so. I ordered a dish which you have to cook yourself, but being a newbie at this, I wasn't sure how to do this. Also, the flame kept shutting off, which was annoying.
The food tasted better near the end when the flavours all had a chance to come together, but I wish the server had explained what was the best way to cook the food.