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Restaurant review: Seoul BBQ on Murray Street

Written by 21st January, 2009

Seoul BBQ Cafe is a fast food Korean eatery located next to the Immigration Office in the city. The number of tables have grown since the first day it opened which proved its popularity. I found out about this place through a friend who knew the owner and having tasted the food at the actual Seoul Restaurant in Northbridge (same owner), I was sure this would be as nice. Please note that during the busy lunch period, it is sometimes hard to get a free table - one has to be quick on the feet and observant to grab a table before it is snatched up by the person next to you!

The menu offered is pretty simple but covers the main Korean specialties such as the Bibimbap, Bulgogi, Kimchi etc. Some dishes come on its own but they are mainly as a a set menu which includes the main meal with rice, two types of salad and soup. The price is quite reasonable but has gone up since it first opened - averaging about $9.50 per meal. (It used to be $7.50 which was a bargain!). It is also self-service, food has to be ordered and picked up at the counter.

On this occasion, I ordered the Crispy Chicken while my friend had the Dakgogi (which translated to marinated barbequed chicken). The cook actually cooks the food in front of you at the counter.

The Crispy Chicken meal is one of my favourite as it comes in a fairly generous serve of crunchy chicken pieces with a creamy dipping sauce. The Dakgogi is very tasty too, they use a special type of marinade with the meat which differs from what you normally have in other places - a must try.

One thing I thought was very clever of them is how they have a caricature on their dishes, bowls etc of the owner!

Seoul BBQ Cafe is a must try if you are after a quick, reasonably priced and yummy Korean food in the city.

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