Korean Restaurants

Four Bistro – Underwhelming Korean Lunch in Downtown Vancouver

Four Bistro is a new Korean restaurant replacing Kim’s House on Seymour Street. I was pretty excited to check this restaurant out during their soft opening as there aren’t a lot of Korean food options in the area.

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Soft Tofu Soup ($12.95)

When this arrived at the table to say I was disappointed was an understatement, as the bowl was barely half full. The ingredients in the soup were also quite lackluster – tofu, a bundle of enoki mushroom, a couple sad pieces of kimchi and an egg. The flavour was not bad with a nice spice, but it’s definitely not up to snuff. There is an option to add seafood for an additional $2.00.

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Dolsot Bibimbap ($12.95)

The bibimbap fared a bit better than my soup, but the variety of ingredients was a bit sparse. The pan fried egg that was cooked perfectly, which was appreciated. This was served sizzling hot, so a nice rice crust formed which was one of the best parts.

The banchan were not notable, we were served 2 banchan (kimchi and beansprouts) while the other tables had 4 options (including potatoes!). So I’m not sure how they are deciding which customers get what.

Given that this is their soft opening, I hope that they will improve as they iron out their opening kinks. The food execution left much to be desired. The service, however was quite friendly with frequent tea refills.

Four Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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