Location: 2729 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1K9
Hours: 7 Days a week (Hours – N/A)
- Brother of Jong Ga Restaurant on North Road
- Offers Korean BBQ (minimum 2 orders of the same dish)
- Bigger restaurant than the original restaurant
My girlfriend and I visited the new addition to the Jong Ga family, Jong Ga BBQ on Barnet Highway shortly after its grand opening. We were intending for a BBQ night, but that just didn’t happen. And I’ll tell you later why. Just a bit of history of this place, it used to be another Korean restaurant belonging to the Jang Mo Jib family but that didn’t last long. And before that it was a Sushi place called “O Raw Bar”, but that didn’t last long either. And even before that, this was a pasta place called “Anducci’s”. Now the generations have passed, it has come down to Jong Ga BBQ. Maybe it’s something with this place for not standing not, but who knows.
We came on a Friday night and it wasn’t very busy. Perhaps because the place is quite spread out. We were given menus that were dated. I was pretty shocked on where they got their menus. It felt like it was literally falling apart. And this restaurant just opened? Anyhow, we were wanting to have BBQ but the minimum order was 2 of the same plate and we had to second guess that because it was mostly in Korean. So if you wanted beef ribs for $19.99, you would have to get 2 which meant a single dish would have costed $40. (Not taking into fact that there was only one kind of meat.) It just didn’t make sense for us to do that, so we ordered their pork bone stew. The pumpkin soup was complimentary.
Jong Ga BBQ comes with 6 types of banchan.
So deciding not to get BBQ, we ended up getting their pork bone hot pot that we’ve had before at Jong Ga. Though, it’s quite more expensive here than its old location. I think the old location only had it for $26. So, it’s definitely a more expensive offering here. Same size and came with two bowls of rice.
Overall, I thought Jong Ga BBQ had a very similar menu than its brother Jong Ga plus the addition of BBQ offerings. However, most of its dishes were more expensive than its brother restaurant. If the dishes costed the same, I think they would attract more customers. I understand having a bigger restaurant would cost more to operate, but raising the prices just didn’t cut it from a customer stand point. The restaurant was also fruit fly infested, perhaps it was just the area we were sitting in, right at the front door. In terms of ambiance, I don’t really notice much change since coming in last time. The food is still good nonetheless. And service was still attentive.