Iron Grill – Roseville, CA

2030 Douglas Blvd

Roseville, CA 95661

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

Located in an unassuming strip mall in Roseville off of Douglas, Iron Grill serves up a variety of Korean food options including Korean BBQ. Since we arrived pretty late at night, there were not many other tables occupied. As we entered, staff asked if we wanted a BBQ table or a regular table. We opted for a regular table since we were not in the mood to cook anything. After a quick review of the menu, we were ready to order.

Today, we decided to order hot stone bibimbab and the bulgogi BBQ bento. We were provided with a variety of banchan (side dishes) before receiving our food. The japchae tasted pretty good, but the potatoes tasted a bit off. The pickled cucumber and radish tasted OK, but did not taste authentic. The hot stone bibimbab came in an extremely hot bowl with a variety of vegetables, beef and rice. There was no seaweed or mushroom in the bowl tat we got. After mixing everything together and adding the red sauce, the rice dish was ready to eat. The bibimbab tasted delicious and fresh, however was catered towards the greater community and was not as authentic. Each bite consisted of rice with a varying degree of meat and vegetables. The bulgogi BBQ bento was a bit weird because instead of just having the meat, the meat was effectively stir-fried with various vegetables, causing there to be less meat. The meat itself was flavorful, but not plentiful. The side salad came with honey mustard dressing, but was not special. The gyoza was not very fresh, and seemed like it came from a frozen bag.

Overall, Iron Grill provides a much-needed Korean food option in Roseville, but does not compare to the options available in Rancho Cordova. Prices were much higher than the already high prices in other Korean restaurants. Service was very good and refills were provided, but the quality and volume of food does not reflect the price paid. If you are in Roseville and must have Korean food, Iron Grill will satisfy those cravings.

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