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Maru Korean BBQ & Grill

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78702 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253-2044
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Service was good. Wide selection on menu and very reasonably priced. Food was very good. Decor was basic but clean and adequate.

Thank Gordon C
Lakeville, Minnesota
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Group of 6 are here and all thought food was excellent. Staff was extremely friendly. Can cook food right at your table if two or more entrees are ordered. If you go that route, two entrees are enough for three people. Seasoning of beef and pork dishes were excellent. Plain to eat here again when we next are in town.

Thank Jim D
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have eaten at a lot of Korean restaurants and was hopeful but was disappointed. There was only another table with 4 and the place was otherwise empty. The food was average, nothing special.

Thank Mary T
Palm Desert, California
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I've eaten at many Korean BBQ places... especially in Garden Grove, Ca where the buffets of Korea House and Cham Sul Gol in my opinion are the best. So I was a little disappointed in this place. Is it a Japanese restaurant or Korean BBQ place? Oh well here goes. Maru is located in a mall next to a Red... More 

Thank revolor
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Please come for the experience, super nice staff, great food and flavors. It's ccok at the table or not. We will come back. Pricing is great

1 Thank Lyssa88
Montrose, Colorado
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was ready for some really spicy, different dishes, but everything seemed designed for American palates. Not a very good atmospheric. Strip-mall is NOT chic.

Thank Tim C
El Centro
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

RAW chicken. We ordered the chicken bulgogi and the Biblembab (the #4) with the Yangmysum chicken (#2) as an appetizer. Server was very pleasant and attentive the food all came out roughly at the same time. We attempted to eat the appetizer but felt it was too hot so we started in main courses. Bulgogi was bland but the #4... More 

Thank Gustavo R
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

So what can I say other than... ouch! This place is not easy on the wallet. I'd like to think of myself as a foodie and as so I'm open to breaking the budget for a nice meal. Well although the waitress was very nice this doesn't add up for the pricing that they charge. The food is not top... More 

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Temecula, California
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120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

There are several other places in the area with better quality and better prices. However it is in a great location and the service is excellent.

Thank Hawaiianbee
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

My wife, two boys and I stopped here for lunch and were impressed with the food but the service was a little chaotic. Our food came out at separate times and the waitress was scrambling all over the place with Only 3 tables. She was very pleasant though and the food was great...we would recommend it for your Korean BBQ... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78702 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253-2044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?