Kore Steakhouse Restaurant Review

Korê Steakhouse Restaurant Review: Sizzling…

We recently had the pleasure of dining at Korê Steakhouse, a new restaurant that opened in Waterside Place in Sarasota, Florida. As soon you enter the restaurant, you will be impressed by the modern decor and the open kitchen that allowed us to watch the chefs at work. The menu features a unique blend of Korean and American cuisine, with a focus on high-quality meats.

One of the standout features of Korê Steakhouse is the tabletop grilling experience. Each table has a built-in grill where diners can cook their own meat to their desired level of doneness. This interactive dining experience is not only fun, but it also ensures that each guest’s meal is cooked to perfection. We tried the Galbi, a marinated short rib dish, and it was incredibly tender and flavorful. The Filet Mignon was also cooked to perfection and melted in our mouths.

The Atmosphere

The restaurant was bustling with people, and the sound of sizzling meat on the grill filled the air. The decor was modern and sleek, with a mix of wooden and metal accents that gave the space a warm, inviting feel.

One thing we loved about the atmosphere at Kore Steakhouse was the communal dining experience. Each table was equipped with its own grill, and we had a great time cooking our own meat and veggies. We also enjoyed watching other diners at nearby tables, chatting and laughing as they cooked their meals together.

The staff at Kore Steakhouse were friendly and attentive, and they added to the overall atmosphere of the restaurant. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations, and the chefs were happy to answer any questions we had about the cooking process.

Menu Highlights

Whether you’re a meat lover or vegetarian, there’s something for everyone at Korê Steakhouse. Here are some of our favorite menu highlights:

  • Korê Signature Steak Flight: This prix fixe menu option is perfect for those who want to try a little bit of everything. You’ll get to taste three different cuts of steak, each with its own unique flavor profile. Don’t miss out on the wagyu beef, which was melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
  • Seafood Tower: If you’re a seafood lover, you won’t want to miss the impressive seafood tower. It comes with a variety of fresh seafood, including oysters, shrimp, and lobster. It’s the perfect dish to share with a group of friends.

  • Korean Fried Chicken: This dish is a must-try for anyone who loves fried chicken. The chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, and the sweet and spicy sauce is the perfect accompaniment.

  • Truffle Fries: These fries are a delicious side dish that’s perfect for sharing. They’re crispy, salty, and topped with truffle oil, making them a decadent treat.

  • Ginger Salad: This refreshing salad is the perfect starter to any meal. The ginger dressing is light and zesty, and the salad is topped with crispy wonton strips for added crunch.

With our order of a combination, we received sides such as green onion salad, cheese corn, bulgogi mandoo(dumplings), and a cup of plain white rice. We also ordered an additional bone marrow and the fried squid tentacles from the appetizers menu. The steamed dumplings were absolutely delicious with the citrus soy sauce. The bone marrow was also delightful with intriguing flavors. However, the fried squid tentacles were more on the hard and chewy side, but the delicious sauce they paired it with made up for it.

What Kore Steakhouse really knows how to do well is make and serve up delicious sauces. They are one of the highlights of the dining experience since you have so many to choose from. At the table, you have three dipping sauces you can use for any of the food items, especially the meats. Also, many of the sides come with their own sauces, so the abundance of sauces and dips really make the flavors pop

Service Experience

At Kore Steakhouse, the service experience is exceptional. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with warm smiles and friendly faces. The staff is knowledgeable about the menu and took the time to explain each dish in detail. They also made great recommendations based on our preferences.

The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the service. Our glasses were never empty, and our plates were cleared promptly. The staff was attentive without being overbearing, which allowed us to enjoy our meal without feeling rushed.

One thing that stood out to us was the use of scissors to cut the meat. The staff provided us with scissors and demonstrated how to use them. It was a unique experience that added to the overall enjoyment of the meal.

We also appreciated the staff’s willingness to accommodate our dietary restrictions. They were able to modify dishes to meet our needs, which was a pleasant surprise.

Overall, we were impressed with the level of service at Kore Steakhouse. The staff’s attention to detail and willingness to accommodate our needs made for an enjoyable dining experience. We look forward to returning in the future.

Price and Value

When it comes to dining out, the price of a meal is always a consideration. While the menu prices may seem a bit steep at first glance, the portions are generous and the quality of the food is exceptional. We found that the prices were fair for the high-quality ingredients and expert preparation.

One highlight of Kore Steakhouse is their happy hour menu, which offers great deals on drinks and appetizers. We highly recommend taking advantage of this special menu to experience the restaurant without breaking the bank.

Another factor to consider is the tipless system at Kore Steakhouse. While this may seem unusual, it is actually a way to ensure that all staff members are fairly compensated for their hard work. As with many unusual things, some people will like it, others won’t.

Final Verdict

Overall, we had a great experience at Korê Steakhouse. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was comfortable and modern. The Korean barbecue-style cooking was a unique and fun experience, and we appreciated the staff’s recommendations on how to cook with the grill.

In terms of the food, we were impressed with the high-quality meat and the variety of options available. The pork collar and octopus were standout dishes, and the bulgogi mandoo was a tasty appetizer.

While the prices were on the higher side, we felt that the quality of the food and the experience justified the cost. Additionally, the portion sizes were generous and could easily be shared among a group.

One area for improvement could be the dessert menu, as the options were limited and not particularly memorable. However, this did not detract from our overall positive experience at Korê Steakhouse.

Overall, we would happily go back to Korê Steakhouse, but mainly for special occasions and less for a night out. Recommended to anyone looking for a unique and enjoyable dining experience with high-quality meat and excellent service.


  • Address: 1561 Lakefront Drive, Suite 111 Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Hours:
    • Mon-Thu 11:30 AM – 2:15 PM / 5:00 PM – 9:15 PM
    • Fri 11:30 AM – 2:15 PM / 5:00 PM – 9:45 PM
    • Sat 12:00 PM – 9:45 PM
    • Sun 12:00 PM – 8:45 PM
  • Phone Number: (941) 928-5673
  • Website: https://koresteakhouse.com/