The Korean Cowgirl at Canterbury

4.3
108 reviews
£41 and over
Korean
Join us the Korean Cowgirl restaurant where your plates will be filled with Korean style dishes. From sticky spare rib stacks to honey butter fried chicken wings, not forgetting our incredible USDA smoked beef brisket in a salt and pepper rub.

Our brisket keeps to central Texas simplicity with a full flavoured rub and it’s low and slow smoked overnight, every night, so it’s always fresh every single day, no exceptions! Vegetarian, or gluten conscious? We’ve got that covered too.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 108 People Are Saying
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marinaD
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

No atmosphere, small serving area but felt like we had to flag down servers.
£30 platter and £60 platter not much size difference, just that you get extra piece of chicken and extra chips.

Burnt ends- don’t order!! Literally the saltiest thing I’ve ever eaten I had to spit it back out.

I would only go back for their wings/ they were amazing.

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AngelaB
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We visited after friends had raved about it, but we were very disappointed, the place is very small it feels like you’re all sitting on top of one another! As for the food it’s highly over priced, most of the meat was just full of fatty bits! And as for the service charge that is added to your bill without notice is absolutely disgraceful, it should be at the customer’s discretion if they want to tip or not! Sadly we won’t be returning and won’t be recommending this place to anyone! Also not a good look when the chef leaves the restaurant and then returns with four back of frozen French fries to which they charge £5 a portion!! Not impressed at all! £90 for a dinner for two with only one drink each….shocking!!!

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AbigSnail
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first visit to Korean cowgirl and I would 10000% go back!
The food was absolutely delicious, we shared the dirty platter with a side of boneless wings which were packed of flavours!
The service was great, staff were very friendly and helpful!
Can’t wait for the next time we have dinner there !

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Over priced felt like I had not been out for a meal. In and out so quick. Paid 3 course meal price only had 1 course as
not much of a menu.

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Imbo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

They have changed the menu and seem to have doubled the price! Such a shame - we used to love it there but I won’t be going again.

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jasonb
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very overpriced for the quality of the food served, £8 for what tasted like a nesquik milkshake 🙄 and pretty sure my beef was microwaved, won’t ever be going back

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richardm
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit. Great food and service. £230 for 4 people

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ChloeCorn
Kent
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing, staff were super friendly, however, the door needs keeping an eye on as people kept leaving it open and the weather was freezing!

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RachelR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting , there was 5 of us !
Lovely food , and atmosphere
Staff are lovely

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jamesh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unrivalled food, we’ll priced and the staff were able to advise on an allergy to great effect.

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Wattsy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Thought would give this a try. Not my cup of tea I’m afraid.
Food nothing wrong but nothing exceptional. Venue lacked atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

I’ve heard such good things about this place but left very disappointed, it was okay, nothing special, 7 pounds for sweet potato fries? And brisket beef ends, I thought would have come crips but came drenched in sauce which was far to rich. Wouldn’t rush back to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We booked for a special occasion and it wasn’t a great experience. We had to ask to order drinks numerous times before we eventually had our drinks order taken. The food was lovely but we had to wait for the bill to get hand wipes so had to go to the toilets to wash our hands. The bill came and they had added extras that we didn’t have. Once rectified the service charge for 3 people cost more than a meal. The service wasn’t worth the charge but we paid the over priced bill and left. We won’t be returning

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Clarkee
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. I have been to South Korea and the food tasted just like it did over there. I will be back again for sure.

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AnnaC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Not a bad restaurant,but my main issue with it is that it claims to be Korean-this Korean-that whereas it is clearly a fusion food place. For example, there is no such thing as "korean halloumi", halloumi is Greek/Cypriot!! Furthermore, the bullgogi burger did not use bulgogi (thinly sliced beef, marinated) but used another kind of beef. Finally, the yangnyeom sauce was nice and rather authentic on the fried chicken, however, the adding of mustard on top was completely unnecessary and made it unauthentic, yet claimed to be Korean fried chicken. The price was quite high for the food, but it was tasty nonetheless - just not Korean

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was fantastic could not fault it.
Just don’t look at the menu before you go, the one on the website is 30% cheaper than in the restaurant which was a little disappointing. There’s also a nice service charge added to the bill. Over all the food was great the service was ok but felt really rushed. I would recommend going to the other restaurant at the cave hotel for a nicer place.

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OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Suggested meat platter was very tasty and good selection of sides for four people. Venue could do with a little updating. Good experience and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service wasn’t great, atmosphere was very glum, but food was good albeit pricey (£45) for what it is. Had the Mini Cowgirl platter between 2 with an extra portion of wings and some mac and cheese, and the meat elements were all very good and there was plenty of food (with the extras we ordered - £15) but for £30 for 2 slices of brisket, a medium pile of pulled pork, and 3 wing and some fries, you can’t help but feel ripped off…

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DominiqueS
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely and will defo return again, the staff were super attentive and the food really tasty!

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RubyT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant value for money, and great taste. We ordered the platter, plus a few sides, and we would absolutely order from here again. Lovely service too.

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mickeyjertz
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night - delicious food in generous quantities. Everything we had was delicious - boneless wings, beef brisket & burnt ends! Will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Family meal for husbands birthday . Ordered Dirty cow girl sharing plate for two . Chicken and brisket delicious but unfortunately very let down by the pulled pork and ribs as far far too salty and not very hot . Not sure if we would return :(

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Leighj
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the sharing platter for 2. Absolutely amazing. Won't need to eat for 2 days now 😂

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AlfieW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and service as per usual, would reccomend to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great experience and can’t wait to book up again

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wow, amazing food, truly delicious and top notch. Well done Korean Cowgirl!

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JohnP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a good vibe, the service was also really good
The only thing that let it down was the beef and the ribs were so salty, almost to the point we could not eat any more.
Strangely that day bumped into some friends and they said exactly the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been a few times and every time they never disappoint! My and my boyfriend go and get the dirty cowgirl platter which is such good value for money and the quality of the food is amazing definitely recommend

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GrahamP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I ate at the cave but the food here wasn’t as good. Wasn’t as good as I expected. Staff were great especially the manager on the night. Joe????

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TaraP
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Korean Cowgirl for a family lunch before moving our son into Uni as it was within 5mins drive. The food was amazing!! We will definitely be returning. The honey butter wings just melted in your mouth. The Brisket was SO tender and the pulled pork and ribs were perfect; being from Alabama, I know my bbq :) and this was so delicious.

The 3 of us had the Ludicrous Cowgirl Platter and it was just enough and the Fries were PERFECT. I know that's a silly thing to point out but the crispiness was just right on every single fry.

Cute, small & intimate place. I can't wait to go back and probably will do often

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We shared a platter and the sticky ribs and chicken wings were absolutely delicious. The Korean salad was light and fresh and cocktails were fabulous. The only reason I haven’t given 5 stars is the cleanliness of the toilets! I was tempted to look in the kitchen but I dare not as it may put me off the food!

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly and efficient service. Will definitely recommend and be back in future.

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Debka
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was outstanding. Service was slowwwww and inefficient. Had to ask for absolutely everything. Would go again though, for the smoked brisket.

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liao
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We were really looking forward to returning. We haven't been for 4 years, but it seems to have gone downhill.
The food was cold, service was slow. The presentation of the food was fine, but the Mac and cheese was tasteless, the brisket was fatty. It's a shame.
When we came last time, the share toaster had a variety of dipping bits, this time just giant marshmallows, wasn't worth the money. Shame.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed out visit. We ordered The Dirty Cowgirl sharing platter plus Pickled Mouli side - this was plenty of food for 2 hungry people with decent appetites.
We also asked the waitress for a side of Kimchi - it's not on the menu as an item but it is available in one of the burgers. We were really pleased with the customer focus and flexibility shown by the waitress organising this for us. Great service.
The Brisket would have been a bit on the dry side without the kimchi and mouli - but these were perfect accompaniments. The ribs were very good but the best items on the platter were the chicken wings (boneless) with the Yang nyum sauce. Absolutely delicious.
Definitely a repeat visit next time we're in Canterbury - hopefully Korean Cowgirl will open a branch in Ashford at some point - there's definitely a market for it.

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GordonS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovley small restaurant food was amazing very quick service would go back again

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Cherryfizz83
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was slow even though it wasn't particularly busy time. Mains were decent but We didn't get the side we ordered had to wait a long time for desert once it had been ordered. There was a service charge of some kind added on a bill was more than expected when we got it (that was after debating having the price of the sides we didn't get taken off) real shame as I read such good reviews.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Lovely good as always. Toilets need to be cleaned regularly they are disgusting.

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FoodieN
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really good food, had the biggest platter. Good flavours, pulled pork only just warm. Other food was hot. Could have definitely done with more brisket.
Would expect just a little more for the money. Mac and cheese was a tiny portion. But overall nice, tasty and good ambience.

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June
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Poor service, asked for sauces and drink never got them

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The Korean Cowgirl at Canterbury is rated 4.3 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.