Taipei KBBQ Review: Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉


Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉

2/5

High prices, okay service, low quality meal. I was left thoroughly unimpressed by the food at Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉.

Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉 Review

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Recommended
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2/5

Quality: Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉

The server cooked our meat on a low heat which took about 10-15 minutes to cook. Since this was my first time at Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉, I was thinking maybe that’s how they get the most flavor from the meat. It was not.

When the meat was done cooking, it was overcooked. To the point that it was very chewy and difficult to eat. We ended up not finishing the meat that was cooked.

There only dipping sauce for the meat was this red paste. I was looking for anything to increase the flavor of the poorly cooked meat. As for meat toppings, there was salt. That helped a small amount.

Service: Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉

I went here on a Wednesday night and it wasn’t too busy. We didn’t feel very welcomed into the restaurant and many servers looked like they were having a bad day since they were wearing scowls.

They sat us in the corner by the window with a great street view. Unfortunately, this was too private because the servers weren’t really looking our way when we wanted to order. Even though Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉 is a KBBQ restaurant, they do not have buttons to call the servers at the table. In our specific situation, we had to wait for them to check on us.

Like most premium KBBQ restaurants, the servers at Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉 would cook the BBQ for us. Unfortunately, our server didn’t cook it well.

Value: Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉

We ordered the marinated short rib (no bone), pork jowl, bimbimbap, and steamed egg for a total price of NT$2266 (US$74.12). There is a 10% service fee added to your bill.

I felt kind of robbed because you can get really high quality food and service in Taipei. If you’re looking for actual good BBQ in Taipei, I would recommend Uncle Shawn’s, Kanpai or Ed’s Diner. You’ll spend less, get more and still have a quality experience.

Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉 Menu And Additional Photos

Maple Tree House 楓樹 韓國烤肉 Location

Rating Guide

1/5

It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it

2/5

Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations

3/5

Satisfying and an adequate meal.

4/5

So good you’ll eat here again!

5/5

You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!

Pricing Guide

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NT$1-100 (US$0-$3.23)

$$

NT$100-300 (US$3.23-9.68)

$$$

NT$300-700 (US$9-22)

$$$$

NT$700+ (US$22.60+)

TIP

Not required or expected. Some restaurants may have a 10% service charge.

Each rating TAIWANEATER rating is comprised of Quality, Service and Value (in order of the rating’s most important points).

QUALITY: The [Quality] is based on how good the food tastes and the presentation.

SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.

VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.

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Supermarkets and convenience stores in Taiwan (7-Eleven, Family Mart) do not accept credit cards (at least not American credit cards). You can only make purchases by cash or by using your pre-loaded funds on your EasyCard.

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