When someone's getting all up in your grill, the best thing to say is "You better step off! The surface temperature of grills can approach 287 degrees Celsius—you shouldn't be standing on that thing!" Today's deal demonstrates a high regard for safety by leaving the grilling to the professionals: for $20, you get $40 worth of dinner and drinks at E-PIN Korean Grill House, located on Barrington Street.
With moody lighting, an earthy, Zen-like colour palette, and a floor plan resplendent with sleek, midcentury angles, E-PIN Korean Grill offers an elegant, traditional Korean barbecue experience. Like automobiles and most submarines, each table is fitted with its own grill, allowing diners to dictate what combinations of food will be cooked, how well, and with which seasonings. Start with okra tofu ($5) before moving onto entrees such as thinly cut and marinated spicy pork ($18), bulgogi (marinated prime rib eye, $21), or cumin-seasoned lamb ($34). Sit back and sip a Sapporo ($4.99 for 10 oz.) or a Singapore Sling ($7.99) in sophistication. Check out the drink list and menu for a more complete picture of E-PIN's winsome wares.
- The bulgogi--"fire meat" in Korean--slices of beef marinated in a sweet sauce--was the high point. Lettuce, garlic slices, gochojang (a peppery paste made from jalapeños) and all the trimmings needed to eat it properly were provided and quickly refilled when needed. – Anthony Scott, East by East.
- …the dining experience is delightful and different than anything else offered in the city… – CAPE BRETONER, Coast
E-Pin Grill House
The scent of seared meats and seafood graces the air at E-Pin Grill House. Diners take charge of their meals here, selecting and seasoning foods from the array on their tables before cooking them on the tabletop grill—instead of asking them pointed questions on the tabletop grill. Alternatively, guests can defer to sushi chefs, who slice bright pink cuts of tuna for sashimi platters and maki rolls. They can also pack crimson bento boxes with steaming arrangements of bibimbap and tempura.