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Sizzling hot Korean BBQ Montreal spots to grill and grab drinks

Grill up your own meal with these Korean BBQ options in Montreal, with all-you-can-eat menus and BYOB options

JP Karwacki
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JP Karwacki
Kaitlyn McInnis

UPDATE, spring 2023: Korean BBQ in Montreal is just the thing when you're looking for a wide selection of marinated meats, fresh seafood, and veggies that all start sizzling on your tabletop grill. Think of it as an alternative to the best steakhouses, but this time, you get to play with your food; even if you’re not that into cooking, the act of grilling your own dinner over hot plate in the comfort of a restaurant is seldom found elsewhere in town, especially when these shareable, one-of-a-kind culinary experiences sometimes double down as some of the best cheaps eats in the city—or one of the best buffets in Montreal.

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This quaint Korean eatery boasts a whole lot more than just tabletop barbecue. Aside from the high-quality, all-you-can-eat Korean dishes including bibimbap we’ve got major feels for, diners can also expect virtual golf and karaoke. It’s a great spot for group outings or unique first dates, especially if you’re looking to keep it cheap and have a great time while you’re at it.

Having cornered a fair portion of the Korean dining options in town, you’ll find Mon Ami all across the city—and for good reason. The food’s consistently great, but not all of them feature tabletop grilling. Those that do—one in NDG and another newer spot in Downtown Montreal—feature all-you-can-‘heat’ barbecues alongside great stews and mainstream dishes like bulgogi, bibimbap and kimbap.


Walking into Sota feels almost like entering a downtown nightclub, especially when it comes to visits during the midnight special, when the restaurant stays open for an all-you-can-eat timeframe that lasts until 3 am. The best part? Unlike a downtown nightclub, you’ll be able to actually hear your friends speak; that is, when their mouths aren’t full while indulging in endless amounts of grilled meats, veggies and more.

This Chinatown restaurant is a great spot to bring your particularly picky friends, and that goes double for vegetarians. Along with all-you-can-eat barbecue and other mainstay offerings of Korean fare, Kalbi also boasts a wide selection of sake and wine in addition to all-you-can-eat sushi and dumplings for the folks in your dining party who want more than the goods coming hot off the grill.


This Korean BBQ spot in Verdun does things a little differently. To start, it’s BYOB—something you won’t find often among the options here—and that alone can cut your bill in half (or elevate your experience, depending on the poison you pick). Secondly, the menu can be served buffet style with all-you-can-eat options, but menu items include higher end cuts of meat, including baby octopus, calamari, shrimp, and more. This is where you go if you want a higher end Korean BBQ option in town.

Reminiscent of your favourite sous-sol neighbourhood dive bar, Sam Cha couples its decent selection of beer and sake options with tabletop grills, bibimbap, and other well-loved Korean fare. A basement level restaurant boasts brick walls and massive windows that open up to Sainte Catherine Street, you come here for the more casual experience best enjoyed with a choice group of friends in the winter when the snow’s falling outside and you’re looking to warm up with a hot carafe of rice wine.


This cozy Korean BBQ spot feels more like stepping into a chalet, and that alone is a feature we’ll trek out to this restaurant’s West Island address for. Enjoy being seated below dimly-lit Edison bulbs, stone walls, and low-hanging wooden beams as you tuck into menus that feature just about everything you’d want from a Korean BBQ joint, from marinated short ribs and pork belly to octopus and ox tongue. Not feeling like grilling something yourself? There’s also Korean fried chicken, spicy noodles, and more that are equally worth traveling here for. There's all-you-can-eat, too!

An understated spot in NDG's impromptu Korea Town, HoHo is a local favourite because of its delicious combo of BBQ sets for two and an all-you-can-eat menu that has both meats, seafood, and veggies to cook up as well as kitchen dishes like tteokbokki rice cakes, corn cheese, seafood pancakes and other classics. Listed at $28.99 at most on weekends on holidays, this has be one of the best Korean BBQ deals in town. Don't skip the soju while you're here either.


The small chain of restaurants born out of Toronto, Daldongnae has quickly made its mark thanks to how it serves up a proper Korean barbecue experience with style. While thee's a variety of pork and beef to cook up, their menu in Montreal also offers several other options such as Haemul Pajeon, a thick pancake with a mixture of vegetables and seafood, as well as the traditional Bulgogi. Note that this spot has no all-you-can-eat option, nor is it BYOB, but the vibes here are good.

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