24 March 2014
Korean BBQ is an experience not to be missed! There’s a lot of giggles, fun, and good grub to be found at most if these restaurants. Seoul BBQ in Northbridge had an online coupon deal so I headed there for dinner with a lovely friend.
The restaurant appears to have an à la carte menu but you’d be silly to order dishes when $40pp will get you the all-you-can-eat buffet. It may seem a little steep but you’ll get hotpot, Korean BBQ, and side dishes!
Kim chi, radish, seasoned potato, green veg, pickled veg, bean sprouts
We enjoyed the sample of chilled sides included in our deal. Our favourite nibbles were the salty flavoursome potatoes, bean shoots with sesame oil, and crunchy pickled radish. Apparently these cost $3 each if ordered separately from the buffet?!
Spicy chicken wings; fish nuggets; spring rolls ($19)
Our appetisers seemed quite random and generally not worth the alleged $19 they would generally cost. The fish nuggets and spring rolls were very average and seemed to come from a frozen packet. The chicken wings were tasty and there was a decent chilli kick in the batter.
The miso soup was quite standard and probably also from a packet. A few strands of seaweed were floating about, but sadly no tofu pieces.
Meat combo BBQ platter
Obviously the main event was our meat platter! There was thinly sliced un-flavoured beef and pork. The fat in the pork sizzled to a crunchy golden brown, so it tasted a little like bacon with less salt. We loved dipping the beef into sauces and condiments, good stuff!
There were also 3 bowls of marinated meat, which we thought we pork and chicken. I loved the strong flavours and how the sauces built up on the hotplate and made each round of meat more smoky and flavoursome. We needed to ask for a new hotplate much later into our meal, but I always feel a bit sad when the meat hits such a clean surface. Gotta love the charred bits, yum!
Service was a little erratic but the waitress was friendly and brought us more free water once we asked. The restaurant looks quite cheap on the outside with its funny neon arrows, but the inside is quite comfortable and clean. However, the restaurant shares a toilet with a backpackers and it’s a bit grubby. I enjoyed our Korean BBQ experience and would also consider heading to the other Seoul BBQ restarurants in Subiaco and Vic Park.
Likes: marinated meats, charred bits on the hotplate, sides + condiments
Dislikes: smelling like meat on the way back from the restaurant
Value for money: average (unless you have a coupon)
Overall: would consider returning for a big all-you-can-eat feast
253a William St
(08) 9328 2398