Restaurant: Korean BBQ Restaurant #2 (I don’t know the name b/c I can’t read Korean)
Last visited: April 10, 2010
Location: Seoul, Korea
Price Range: $20-30CAD
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!
- Popular for Korean BBQ
- Spacious. ample seating
- Self-serve appetizer buffet table
- Powerful exhaust system
- Prices are affordable and standard for Korean BBQ
**Recommendations: BEEF! What else?
I’m so happy that I had locals bring me here. I apologize that I don’t know the name of the restaurant. I had to take photos of the outside so hopefully you can get someone to translate it if you ever plan on traveling to Korea. This place is good for Korean barbeque but not as good as the place I posted on yesterday. Korean BBQ Restaurant 1.
Rest assure that neither are tourist traps because I had locals bring me here both times. Both offer authentic and traditional Korean BBQ. This place is just more causal, affordable and not as gourmet. I did like the beef better at the first Korean BBQ Restaurant I went to though. The grill at this restaurant wasn’t as good either because the beef kept sticking and burning easily. However I do love the powerful exhaust systems they have…my clothes didn’t stick as bad as usual afterward.
On the table:
- This is the standard sauce they serve you at Korean BBQ restaurants.
- It’s raw green onions and onions in a sweet soy sauce marinade. This one was heavier on the green onions.
- You dip your beef into it or use it to make your own lettuce wraps.
- There’s different cuts and grade of beef so the price depends on what you order.
- This came pre-marinated as opposed to the high quality prime beef we had the night before at Korean BBQ Restaurant #1.
- The cuts we ordered was thick so the marinade definitely helped to tenderize it before barbecuing.
- I definitely found this place to be more fatty than the other restaurant. The fat was obvious and a bit chewy sometimes but they like it like that in Korea.
- The type of grill was different and the beef kept sticking to the wire grill so that was a bit annoying. I must have had 4 steaks this night.
- These are the same noodles I ordered at the 1st Korean BBQ restaurant.
- I don’t know why, but in Korea they serve things in these big metal mixing bowls…it makes me feel like a pig…the bowls are huge!!
- It’s tradition and necessary to order these chilled noodles after Korean BBQ. It helps with digesting all the grease you just ate.
- The ones at this restaurant had black noodles as opposed to the white ones from the 1st Korean BBQ restaurant I went to.
- The soup it comes with is a sour vinaigrette and it tastes like Japanese sunomono.
- The noodles are made from buckwheat and they’re stretchy and quite chewy.