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Places to Eat Review: Suh Sushi and Korean Barbecue

Shannon Teslow
For Windsor Now

I love barbecue, and I love the flavors of Asian cooking, so I was excited to try Fort Collins' first true Korean Barbecue restaurant. Suh Sushi and Korean BBQ was my destination.

My husband, Mike, and I paid a visit to Suh on a weekend night in the early evening when it wasn't too crowded. By the time we finished, however, the place was packed, and there was a line at the door. Word has definitely gotten out.

What makes Suh fun and unique is having the option to grill your own meats at your table. You don't have to choose this option, and it doesn't affect the price, but it seemed worthwhile so we decided to give it a try. The tables for grilling seat up to six people, so I can see where this would be a fun event with a group.

The sushi menu is extensive and looks like a good reason to return. But the barbecue plates themselves were fairly pricey and looked like a lot of food, so we decided on just two of these. All BBQ plates come with a plethora of side dishes, which are unlimited, so there's no chance of leaving hungry here.

We decided to split the Sliced Beef Short Ribs ($27) and the Soy Sauce and Garlic marinated Chicken ($20). While the grill, located in the middle of our table, was preheating, we were served a majority of the sides.

These included sliced, braised eggs, kim chi (salted and fermented veggies), sautéed eggplant, a type of potato salad and rice. I enjoyed everything and found it all very fresh and full of flavor.

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Once our meats came, we were given a simple green salad with ginger dressing, a steamed egg casserole and pickled radish slices. The salad dressing was particularly good, and the radish slices paired well with the short ribs.

Our server gave us instructions on how long to cook the thinly sliced beef and chicken breast pieces. It's similar to eating dinner at the Melting Pot, but you have a grill instead of a pot of hot broth to cook your meats.

What I find a little stressful about both places is knowing exactly how long to cook everything. Being someone who likes to cook, I'm fairly intuitive in the kitchen when it comes to timing things like this. But I still found it more stressful than fun as I definitely did not want to under or overcook the meats. In addition, the chicken pieces really stuck to the grill despite using the accompanying butter beforehand. I would probably choose to have Suh do the cooking for me next time.

On top of not being thrilled about the whole grilling process, I didn't find the beef or chicken all that flavorful. I could mildly taste the seasonings from the marinade on both, but it was underwhelming. For the price tag, I expected more.

Overall, I left with mixed feelings on Suh. It's not that it wasn't tasty, I just missed that "wow" factor that I was hoping for. Maybe next time.

— Shannon Teslow is a Windsor resident and has been a published food critic in Windsor and Fort Collins for more than 15 years.

If you go

What: Suh Sushi and Korean Barbecue

Address: 165 East Boardwalk, Fort Collins

Telephone: (970) 232-9435

Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily; Friday and Saturday open until 10:30 p.m.

Rating (out of four stars): Three stars