Review Maru Korean Bbq Buffet, 16 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore

Review Maru Korean BBQ Buffet - Singapore 16 Cheong Chin Nam Rd

“Good value for selection and quality. If u are looking for quality, it’s a bit disappointing. Nevertheless a good experience.” or “The very best korean BBQ spot in Singapore! Truly a hidden gem! Superb food quality and extremely value for money.” It is one of the few customer evaluation comments about Maru Korean Bbq Buffet. Let’s read more of this article on to find out if Maru Korean Bbq Buffet is quality.

Introduction about Maru Korean Bbq Buffet

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  • Phone: 81834939 (+65 81834939)
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  • Address: 16 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12 to 11 PM.


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Is Maru Korean Bbq Buffet good?

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“food was decent and service was great! we went as a group of 18 (they accommodated us ) and waiters were so patient and even helped us cook!!! reasonably priced for buffet”

“For Korean BBQ Buffet, Price wise is reasonable... The meat are fresh and well marinated... Vegetables are fresh too.. Is a good recommendation for a dine in experience”

“Authentic Korean food. Thin slices bbq meat are super nice! Try it by yourself to know. Recommended to make a reservation. I’ll give 6 stars for the food taste if i could.”

“The food was so good and servers are all very friendly) helped us to cook and cut the meat when we had trouble doing so:,) Best!! Wow!! Would definitely come back !! Would give 100/5 stars if I could ”

“Been visiting here more than 7times! No joke yes I am due to this place is my Favorite until I get knw the Lady boss! Affordable price korean bbq style cost 30$+ perpax buffet at Beauty World …”

“Food was quite authentic, second time i’m here. Quite affordable at the same time as well. Recommended everyone having second thoughts to give this place a try. *note* rice wine was really better than soju”

“The very best korean BBQ spot in Singapore! Truly a hidden gem! Superb food quality and extremely value for money.”

“Food is great , love the pickled onion and kimchi. Army stew is dope too . Food is comfortable for people that can’t take spiciness . Friendly staff , friendly price . Nothing more I can ask for”

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Review Review Maru Korean Bbq Buffet, 16 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore

There is a total 219 reviews

4.4 / 5




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    Nicholas Chan

    My friends and I get there whenever we can and honestly, it’s the best KBBQ place I’ve been to in terms of price. Greatly recommended and also would go back again. In fact, im gonna go there tomorrow. The meat there is good as well and it makes you really full.

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    Elson Cheong

    Friendly staff,tasty food …

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    Rodolfo Pinto

    Great food amazing service. The price is unbeatable

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    Nah man they were so nice my batch mates and I went for dinner there, like 18 of us, and they helped us cook the meat and gave us free frozen yakult infinite starz

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    Sylvester Lim

    Good service levels and enthusiastic Korean staff.

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    Ben Ted

    Very satisfied with the bbq dinner buffet and the superb service. Good selection of meats; marinated options especially. The staff also helped us cook and constantly dropped by to clear our empty plates and take new orders. Alcohol is slightly expensive though. Would definitely come here again.

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    Amy Chua

    Food taste average. Service is bad. Staff pretend not to see hand sign asking for help. Food ordered is not served and did not inform that they ran out of the dish. Will not visit again.

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    Y Han

    Good service. Delicious variety.

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    Mark Ting

    Good good and value for money

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    Kun Hu

    Value for money, friendly Korean lady boss, and service crew

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    Goood taste.and staff very kindly…

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    Chris Chan

    Pretty nice place. Went after dinner hours so service is somewhat less busy and can help grill the meat. Overall good and fair price.

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    Quite affordable for the price you pay, staff will help to cook for you if it’s not busy and free flow meat and cheese. No GST but there’s Service charge, 2 hours to dine with your friends and family

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    Eunice Foo

    Super value for money, buffet for 3 amounted to about $82. My only gripe is that the the rolls of meat (specifically the non-marinated sliced pork and beef) came in frozen chunks so we had to spend extra time thawing and cooking!!
    Worth getting:
    – bulgogi beef (our fav, ordered 5 servings)
    – beef short rib(very sweet and addictive marinade)
    – sliced beef and pork (a lil plain but they pair well with the samjang sauce).
    – japchae (super plain on its own but the hack is that u have to cook it on the wok with garlic, onions, a dollop of samjang and the bulgogi beef)
    Must have sides: Kimchi was good! Cheese added some variety cuz they only had samjang sauce. Enoki! Cook it at the very end so it can absorb all the charred carcinogenic goodness.

    Not a big fan of:
    – all the non-sliced pork: came in thick cutlets which got a bit jelak after 3 bites
    – sweet potato salad: too heavy and starchy.

    Our mussel soup (every table is entitled to 1 stew) did not arrive but we were bursting anyways.

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    Boon Kiat Koh

    Nice Food, Good Service, Great Value

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    Michael Tan

    Spent family dinner together this evening. Enjoyed the Korean BBQ and food. Good place and highly recommended. Value for money.

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    kayden kiew

    Maru is a great place to hang out and have a good delicious meal of korean bbq and soju/korean beer. The price point is quite attractive and the quantity they serve is quite decent even though they are ala carte buffet style. The waiting time is a little slow but the lady boss/manager is very patient and customer oriented.
    Note that you will smell like bbq after the meal as there is little to no exhaust to vacuum away the smoke.

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    Lycane Jason

    Food was quite authentic, second time i’m here. Quite affordable at the same time as well. Recommended everyone having second thoughts to give this place a try.

    *note* rice wine was really better than soju

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    Tan YJ

    Best to do reservation.

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    SG Food Legends

    Very helpful Staffs and they keep helping us to change the Grill Plates. Prawn is not very fresh but the short-ribs are marinated well. Small dishes (kimchi, faddish, rice cakes etc.) are not consistant in taste. Price is reasonable for what we eat.

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    Michael Lim

    OK spot for group eating.

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    Samantha Chang

    Definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys authentic KBBQ. Really nice Korean lady boss and a bunch of great and friendly and friendly staff. Do call in to make a reservation beforehand since it does get crowded on weekday evenings, let alone weekends

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    Alice Liow

    first time visit here, not even $60 after tax for 2 pax, definitely worth the price, staff and the boss lady are friendly and speedy service

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    Fab C

    Was (past tense) the best Korean BBQ I knew. Was good value for money. Was!!! What happened? Tonight it was almost empty and our table was virtually ignored. Prawns were half the size of before. Chicken wasn’t thawed out so unmarinated and tasteless … service was unfriendly to the point if rudeness, that is when they actually bothered serving at all. We waited 15 minutes for the first dish, frozen beef, and the server flung the entire plate on the barbecue for us. I don’t eat beef. My friend was going to cook it on his side of the barbeque – so rude and impolite. Worst service imaginable. 15 minutes just to bring a plate of still frozen beef. No spoons served with the soup either. I had to go get them from another table as the waitress refused to listen when I repeatedly tried to get her attention. No wonder it isn’t crowded any more. Originally gave it 5 stars some 7 months ago, now lucky to get 2 stars. Will be surprised if it is still open in 6 months unless it improves. Booooooooooo

    Well, went again last night, and it has improved. Service was much better and the food delicious. The prawns did look smaller than I remembered, but were very tasty. Will keep going back for more. Changing my rating back to 4 stars. Thank you

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    Chloe Lim

    Boss and staffs were all very friendly and responsive. Food was good and reordering for top up of the BBQ items was also easy and quickly served. Price was economical to the pocket too! Will definitely come again!

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    Hueyshan Khoo

    Authentic Korea. BBQ
    NIce food

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    Alvin Khoo

    Value for money, good service

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    Johnny LIM

    Cheap and good Korean army stew

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    Linming Ho

    I went here with two friends and we were pleasantly surprised by how warm and cordial the staff were. They helped us BBQ the food, and were very responsive throughout the meal. The prices were reasonable, and the meat was good. Highly recommended. Also seating was very spread out and spacious which is great for KBBQ. I hope this remains the same even after Covid-19 because it made for a very pleasant dining experience. Would visit this place again for sure!

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    Bruce Wang

    services usually is quite fast but on the day I went (11/11) service was a bit slower then usual. Food was good thou, and options was there. I recommend including the sides in the paper such that customer can choose the sides they want instead.

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    Isabel Tan

    Yummy food. Great service

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    arvelia ong

    Great buffet with variety of side dishes! It was a bit different kind of buffet for me as only the chicken was marinated. But the marinated chicken was really good. For the pork belly and beef, they rely on the natural taste of the meat which turns out to be nice as well. Good portion of meat for the buffet, great side dishes. The corn cheese is the beat!

    Will definitely come back for it again.

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    My friend has highly recommended this place. Booking is definitely mandatory. Average spread of meats and Korean’s dishes. For $28 plus plus per pax is average. The serve is good but overwhelming as there are crowds and under staff. If possible, order bigger quantity during the first order as the subsequents are generally slow. The portions are not huge if you are a meat eater. The meats are generally well marinated, not the beat quality (cannot expect with that amount right?). The sides are normal.

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    Anand Subramanian

    The food was yumm and affordable along with the pleasant staff. They even served us personally off and on which kept the food flowing without any downtime .

    Definitely heading back here along with friends !! Thank you for your great service

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    ng xiao qian

    Nicely marinated meat, all the meat are tender and delicious. Love the spicy pork collar and marinated beef. Had a series of homemade cooked dishes which are awesome. Oh, and mozzarella cheese is a bonus. Selection is okay for me, quality-wise is good. Oh the only (-) point is that not much drinks avail

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    W.M. LIEW

    This Korean BBQ packs a mean punch. The BBQ sets offer surprisingly good value. Ordered the beef set (min 2 pax) and had a most enjoyable feast of good quality beef grilled over a hot plate together with all the other small Korean tapas. The meat was generous in portions and well seasoned with simply salt n pepper. When grilled to the right doneness (which shd be medium rare), you really get that taste of succulent juicy beef with little hint of any gameness. The set also comes with a miso soup & fried pan cakes. Can give the pan cakes a miss….

    The whole restaurant can be a tad smokey as ventilation isn’t the best. So if you don’t want to end up smelling like charred meat, then better to sit in the outer section or even the open area, especially on the cooler nights. Ice cold sochu usually helps to compensate for the uncomfortable feeling caused by the extreme heat.

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    david chan

    One of the Place not in Town but Give You Town Standards. Dont miss out.

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    Tofu stew tasted like bland water and meat isn’t even cooked through! Rating for ala carte menu

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    Si Yuan Wong

    Good Korean BBQ BBQ, fair value with good quality. They provide cheese dip, which is a big bonus.

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    Kelvin Erl

    Nice …

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    Very good

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    Reasonably priced. Food is deliciously marinated.

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    Kimberly Koo

    Jajangmyeon doesn’t taste like the authentic korean kind, very strong and salty canned black bean taste. The Korean chicken wings are very dry and the seafood pancake is really oily and you can’t really find the seafood Overall, food that are cooked from the kitchen is quite average. While the bbq meats are ok, I don’t think I’ll be back as there are so many other more tasty and authentic kbbq restaurants.

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    Ronald Ho

    Great price for a buffet. Great vibes with free stuff like soup for a main. I was seated outside and the heat was fun. Go for the beef specifically because its awesomely softer. Some meat are pretty tough like the pork collar so best not to over order. Ended off with orange and watermelon which is sweettt. Finally, they gave free yoghurt drink which helped with the digestion. Will visit again should there be a gathering.

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    Very nice
    New renovation makes the restaurant more welcoming
    Would definitely come again. …

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    Calvin Sim

    Love the soup and pancake here. While most people come here for the meat bbq, the salad side dishes are quite awesome too

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    elayna chin

    Came here for KBBQ with my friends, food was decent for the price service was so so as the restaurant is always full house. As there is no reservation available, it is best to come early and do headcount

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    Kim Sung Hoon

    amazing korean resturant

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    Xian You Lim

    A no-frills Korean BBQ buffet. The beef brisket had good texture and was good with the sauces. Beef bulgogi was tasty but quite heavy on the palate. Chicken thigh was the best. Other dishes were average. The army stew was more like ramyeon with sausages and luncheon meat. We may come back to try the ala carte next time.

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    Dylan Liew

    Been here twice will come back again, bbq with non stick pan what else can we ask for hehe do try them out opens everyday now

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    Lawrence Teo

    Great selection of melt in your mouth meat and marinated to perfection! And it doesn’t hurt your wallet.

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    Jamas Santa Cruz

    always loved the restaurant and their food! the lady boss is always so nice and approachable. Thanks!

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    Sam Loke

    Must try

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    Steve Lam

    Cosy to have meals

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    Mitchell Leo Jie Yang Tang

    Very authentic taste! Service is great as well. Excellent!!

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    Paul Soong

    Food and service is good, price is also reasonable.

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    Rest in Alps

    Very good buffet

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    Brandon Chai

    Been here for quite a few times, and it mostly met up to the standard of a usual Korean BBQ restaurant. The only sad part is the dessert section, when I found out they only had one tub of ice cream opened for customers but they also had another tub (different flavour btw), ready for customers. Could’ve attracted a lot more young people to have Korean BBQ there.

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    Riccardo Tan

    Value for money Korean BBQ. Good spread of food items and all are delicious! Korean Lady boss and the old Uncle staff was friendly and service orientated. Especially Uncle who was responsive to our request and deserve our compliment after dinner. Overall we will come back again.

    Minus one Star for the rest of the female waitress (from a certain country) who give us the “I can’t be bothered look”. Made a few small request for garlic and letteuce that never got delivered and probably never been acknowledge. Honestly they should go cut grass and not spoilt the mood in the restaurant.

    I hope the Korean boss sack the whole lot of them and hire more local like Uncle who serve with a smile and who are genuinely glad to serve in the restaurant.

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    Jessalyn Soh

    Value for money, food is decent n they offer beef shortribs too. Went for sunday lunch on a rainy days. The service is poor cos they are shorthanded and often missed out on yr orders.

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    Daniel Chng

    The meat is nice and the price is quite reasonable for that area. But the 3 stars came from the service that I experienced. Service is slow and you might have to wait to be seated (although there are empty seats) and for the meat to come.

    Food is good if you don’t mind the service.

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    Lenvin Tan

    Super friendly boss, excellent service, rly yummy food!

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    Chng Kanghai

    Nice food.

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    Lively Lively

    Place was quite cluttered, sitting was packed, the ventilation is not so good, smell can be quite choking. Though it is buffet korea bbq but there is no buffet line for self serve. Have to order on paper and dish will be serve in very small serving. Table is pathetic small.However the store owner and staff are all very nice. May consider going back to dine.

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    MJ CHO

    Renovated and all-you-can-eat option is back! Casual and nice dining place with friends or family.

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    Jerome Ong

    Good service! Lady boss would come by to help cook every once in a while. Staff are all very friendly and polite. Food is better and cheaper than at Tanjong Pagar!

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    Ken S

    Decent price for a fair variety of food.

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    Rui Yang Chia

    The shop does not take advance reservations (from what I heard from a friend), so you’d have to go down or give them a call on the day itself. We went down on a Sunday afternoon at around 1pm and it was at roughly 40% capacity, although this might be attributable to COVID.

    Our experience was good for a BBQ buffet: the meat portions were huge and the price was reasonable for a weekday. Their soy chicken was especially nice, although the chicken cuts were a bit thick and were thus harder to cook.

    Service-wise, most of our 2 rounds of orders were delivered on time. However, the staff did miss out on our stew until we reminded them about it. Do take note there is a 90/100 min time limit for 2-3/4-5 pax respectively.

    The place serves beef, pork, chicken, dory, prawns, as well as free flow Korean side dishes.

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    Anne Hui Ni

    Value for money and tasty ~ simple and nice environment.

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    Samantha CHANG

    Great food, amazing service. Have been coming here since 2014 and this place never fails to deliver. Do remember to make a reservation because it can get quite full even on weekdays let alone weekends.

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    Angela Leong

    Reasonable price. Good customer service .

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    Very affordable and great selection of really tasty meats. The staff were really helpful as they helped me and my friend cook the meats.

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    Eugene Tan

    Friendly service with consistent standards. Visited twice last year and twice this year.

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    Excellent value for money. Call on day itself for reservations

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    Tuankiet Nguenhuu

    Very good!

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    Amos Teo

    Pretty low quality meats and customer service was meh. Heard plenty of poor reviews about this place but its not that bad as imagined. Going in had low expectations so probably that’s why.

    Had the buffet for 2 pax, and it was not very satisfactory. The banchan dishes were not nice as well. Didn’t really enjoy the meal. They closed at 3pm so we went at 2pm so we only had 1 hr to eat which felt rush at a buffet. Still the price was ok so its still passable. Won’t be returning, I prefer authentic Korean restaurants mainly for the banchan available.

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    Vera Zang Qin

    No more buffet line in the middle. Went their during the lunch time, 19.9 buffet with 6 type of side dish plus 4 types of meat. Okay to have lunch if happens to in that area but will not recommend to other.

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    Boon Yong Ng

    Buffet style, but we only took 1 serving because food taste is below expectation. Still edible tho

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    Maru Korean BBQ
    Got to have a try before providing with fair rating.

    Last update Jul2017

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    Great food and great service

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    Jia Li Ma

    Decent meat quality and quite worthy for the price. The short ribs are not as nice. The korean pancake isn’t my favorite, too much flour. Cheese taste like it isn’t just pure mozzarella but mixed with processed cheese.

    Came around 1PM on a weekday, not a lot of people. Service was alright, staff doesn’t look very happy though…

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    Vivien Teng

    Food is alright, not many varieties but less crowded restaurant.

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    Good taste and clean env. Plus the price is really fair

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    9920 beh

    One of the Best Authentic Korean BBQ at Affordable prices in Town, Friendly staff/Lady boss. Highly recommended Korean BBQ restaurant

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    Beatrice Chan

    Marinated meat selection is limited but tastes good. A soup and noodles / korean pancake are also included which was nice. Staff are also very friendly!

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    ham ttam

    Value for money buffet

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    Katherine Chong

    Visited early May during a Friday lunch. Very economic $18+ for each pax. Numerous meats like marinated beef, chix, pork as well as non marinated ones are available to order to table and taste nt bad. Sides like kimchi, vegetables and fruits are also unlimited within the 90min dine time. The grill stone used was less smoky and oil could drip off easily to the side. Overall a enjoyable korean bbq meal worth to go once a while if crave for bbq and do not wish to pay higher price at restaurants.

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    Suey Mei Lee

    Value for money!

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    Kh Chua

    Buffet is value for money, friendly and great service, the lady boss even helped us to cook some of the meat we ordered.

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    Jean Teo

    Good value for selection and quality. If u are looking for quality, it’s a bit disappointing. Nevertheless a good experience.

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    Good place for youngster with huge appetite for meat. Worthwhile for meat lovers, quality and taste wise above average. Just need to make reservation for earliest slot so as not to rush for last order.

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    Sebestian Tan

    Service staff is friendly and helpful even though the place is packed during dinner time. Better to make advance reservations.

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    Very nice and cosy.

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    Brian Yeap

    Cheap and good

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    Andrew Low

    It’s crowded like most buffet restaurants

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    Super worth the money. The beef and chicken are well marinated. The kimchi is nice. The vegetables very fresh. Even the watermelon is juicy and sweet. Will always be back again and again.

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    Ryan Faith

    All you can eat Korean BBQ, good quality and quantity!

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    Phetkarmol Boey

    Run by 100 % korean family

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    Gabriel Goh

    Food was decent, nothing fancy. Service was ok, could be more attentive.

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    Parthipan Krishnan Narasu

    Good place for bbq…

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    Ng May

    Food was good but they ran out of vegetables

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    Mag TY

    Overindulgence at this place. Good food and service . Value for money.

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    Jack Yi Neo

    Amazing food, music and service. 100% will go back again. Staffs are quite busy so do be patient

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    Tony's Onions

    Pretty nice play, affordable on weekdays and great atmosphere, abit on the quaint side but that’s fine

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    Teo chin song

    The shop is clean and neat. The staffs are friendly and helpful. The lady boss is on the ground too. Food quality is awesome. Will come back again.

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    Roger Tan

    Reasonable price, great service and authentic Korean food. The choice of meat is fairly limited and some side dishes like beef stew soup and seafood pancake are super yummy but one serving only. Overall still a great choice for both lunch and dinner.

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    Adrian S

    We came to this place by chance, wanted to try to find a new place far from where we all live. Surprised to find this Korean bbq place – the unlimited beef buffet turned to be a good option. Though we planned may rounds of refill, two rounds for 4 people turned out to be enough.
    We were surprised initially that the grilling didn’t actually require any lard/ tallow. Instead they suggested the way to cook: use the fattest meat and add the rest. Good strategy to avoid using extra fats. Nice balance of meats: I personally liked the bulgogi. the side dishes were also very good.
    Recommend this place for a nice gathering with friends with delicious tasting meats.

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    Jeremy Ong

    Decent buffet experience. Price is not too expensive for KBBQ, but meats are quite ordinary. No special seasoning or whatsoever.

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    Henry Huang

    Nice Korean BBQ buffet

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    Enjoyed the food. However you must know who to call to get more food on your table or it will not arrive.

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    Dhea Fatma

    Great customer service. The place just got renovated. Affordable price for good kbbq. Recommended.

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    I only passed through this time. But I’m curious about the lunch BBQ buffet. Wednesday through Friday,it’s 14 SGD++. I’ll be here next time.

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    decent prices ($9++ for jajangmyeon) and no long queue on weekends. Service was slightly slow and only 3 banchan, but great spot for Korean food craving

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    Chen Carina

    Affordable place to go for kbbq or if craving for some meat. Love their non-stick grill pan. The two main marinade of spicy sauce and soy sauce were nice (recommend to grill them with the mushrooms) but best to mix it up with the plain ones as it can get too salty after awhile. Liked that there were a few different parts available for beef such as beef short ribs, bulgolgi.. However, the second round of beef felt so much tougher and hard to bite. The sliced pork belly had too much fats as opppsed to meat. Sadly, the seafood was not fresh, the prawns nor the squid (squid had ammonia taste). Had the mussel soup, only one soup per table, which was refreshing and mussels are ok. The banchan were ok, liked the japchae which was warm, fermented kimchi and bean sprouts. The teobokki tasted unfamiliar so might be weird to some. Ambience is ok and so is service, music (kpop)playlist is updated haha. Perhaps they can improve on the quality of the seafood and include more hot items in the banchan like fried chicken?

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    Brandon Lee

    Just go for the buffet. A la carte nothing worth eating

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    Alvin Khoo

    Value for money

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    Winson Hee

    Food is good. Boss is friendly

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    MK FX

    Decent food and service

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    Mandy Cheong

    Very value for money.

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    Jodie Wan

    Totally love this place, it’s cheap and good. Lady boss is really friendly! It’s definitely worth the visit.

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    Ong Phyllis Jia Lee

    Peaceful place with good service. All the meat taste so great!

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    Jimmy Chia

    Nice K-BBQ place for a cosy dining experience.

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    James Tan

    This is one of the best place for Korean BBQ.
    I have been eating this buffet for the past 10 years. The lady boss of the restaurant was a nice person. I seen her hard-work on this restaurant she placed in.

    Their food are very well marinated and when you bbq them the taste is fabulous.

    The place is always full on a daily basic. So do make your reservation to avoid disappointment.

    The staff are very prompt too.
    The rice noodle is the best!

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    Ruth Yeo

    The quality of food stays, difference in atmosphere as the serve the frozen food from the kitchen and small dish from the side. No more prawns and fish as they are hard to be kept fresh thus other than that meat quality and quntity are awesome.

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    Chin Hong Wong

    Affordable Korean BBQ Buffet with great service.

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    Yun Fan

    Food is great , love the pickled onion and kimchi.
    Army stew is dope too .
    Food is comfortable for people that can’t take spiciness .
    Friendly staff , friendly price . Nothing more I can ask for

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    Samuel Ng

    Wonderful bbq with awesome staff. Very worth the price!

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    A restaurant with Korean characteristics, great taste, great service, very family gathering

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    Elvin Leong

    My wife and I brought our 3 kids aged 9,11,13
    And got charged for 4 adults and 1 child…which is super ridiculous.

    We came into restaurant at 115pm for a 2 hour buffet supposed to end latest at 3pm… 245pm we were denied getting a extra plate of watermelon WITHOUT WARNING of last order……

    Service by staff was slow and poor and often forget our orders. Feels like they trying slow us down or they cannot handle.

    We don’t feel welcome or valued. Felt bad and very pressure to get additional orders and condiments

    To the boss and owner, your food is good but spoilt by the way your staff handled clients. There are many good food and good service elsewhere.

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    Daniel Seah

    Great place, great atmosphere. Food selection isn’t too amazing but all the standard affair is here. Meats are all marinated well and are very tasty.
    Price is fairly decent, $22.90++ weekday dinner.
    Will surely be back.

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    sherlene ng

    good food at an affordable price …

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    Leo Soo

    Excellent Korean BBQ, the side dishes especially the purple sweet potato is amazing! The grill is not those need to put the grill paper one also

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    Vegas Lee

    The very best korean BBQ spot in Singapore! Truly a hidden gem! Superb food quality and extremely value for money.

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    Daniel Ong

    Enjoyed my meal here, pretty decent Kbbq place for its price. However I do feel like the tables are abit small (especially for a group of 5). Pancakes also took really long to come out yet they were cold, so that was disappointing.
    But other than that, this place is still worth coming back for.

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    Their meats are really good and tasty, not chewy at all

    At the start of 2022, prices were $19.90++ for lunch with a lot of variety of side dishes, it slowly increased to $22.90 & $26.90. Most recently when I went (nov 22), prices increased to $29.90++ for lunch and they changed their menu, now having lesser side dishes (no mushrooms, onions, radish, sweet potato salad, fruits, Tteokbokki)

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    Opened the restaurant early just for us …

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    Elijah Chua

    Food here is really yummy. The meat here are well salted just nice for hungry stomaches ! Costumer service are definitely 10/10, if you’re a first timer they will help you with the cooking !

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    Daniel Chang (ASIA AestheticDermatology)

    I luv korean BBQ and this is certainly one of the nicer ones in bkt timah

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    Olivia Tan

    The food was so good and servers are all very friendly) helped us to cook and cut the meat when we had trouble doing so:,) Best!! Wow!! Would definitely come back !!

    Would give 100/5 stars if I could 😀

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    Chan SL

    very cool they were really friendly and helpful and patient to us

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    Zouk Remi

    Come back to Maru again with my son but his not not qualified for Children price anymore due to he’s too tall, 1.78m despite he is only 13. years old.

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    Sia Cheng Yong

    Nice variety

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    Jeremy H

    The meats are decent, variety is good, but overall not satisfying. It might be the quality or cuts of meat but everything just tasted average. The tteokbokki rice cakes were basically uncooked in the center, inedible. I might be expecting a lot after reading reviews saying that Maru is one of the better stores and having tried the other kBBQ stores along the same road, I think this is absolutely untrue. The only saving grace is that it is slightly cheaper – total for 2 pax dinner buffet is around $57 incl gst.

    Overall it was a really 3/5 experience for me. Service was so-so, food was so-so, and when I ask myself if I’d ever come back, the answer is a clear No. To anyone considering kBBQ along Cheong Chin Nam, you’re better off going to one of the others rather than this one.

    Also, for people who are fans of thinly cut pork belly, they don’t have it here. They don’t have jjajangmyeon as well.

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    Rachel S

    Very generous portion. Dinner buffet was very worth it. Value for money Overall great experience! …

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    Ivan L.

    Staff were casual but professional. We had the space to ourselves as we were the first customers. The set dinner came with a couple of dishes and a platter of meat, the portion was more than we expected. Will return for the same experience!

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    Yeelyn T

    Good value Korean BBQ and friendly staffs & lady boss. Do remember ring for booking if you plan to visit during peak hour. Definitely will visit again.

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    T Lork

    Great food at good price. Buffet on weekends for 25.90 is quite the steal i would say

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    BLΛƆKPIИK blink

    food was decent and service was great! we went as a group of 18 (they accommodated us ) and waiters were so patient and even helped us cook!!! reasonably priced for buffet

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    yt ng

    Very good service. Lady boss was very friendly and understanding. The staff were efficient. Thumbs up for the good service and price.

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    David Ong

    Nice place. Food are nice. Worth the money. Will go again when craving for Korean BBQ.

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    Chloe Lim

    Boss and staffs were all very friendly and responsive. Food was good and reordering for top up of the BBQ items was also easy and quickly served. Price was economical to the pocket too! Will definitely come again!

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    Kev Chay

    Yummlicious and affordable BBQ!

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    Ka Ming Chan

    The have changed the menu, food wise the usual. However there are some changes to the menu. Japchae no longer freeflow. The portion for the “order one time only” food also ridiculous. 5 person or 2 person they serve the same portion.
    I have always choose maru over shin manbok which is nearby for so many years but this disappoints. The only positive is their staff are so much friendlier .

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    Nestor Dave

    Good is not very good

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    Hello World

    The hot plates are not hot enough , barely enough to steam the meat rather than seer it. Please invest in higher quality cooking tools, I felt like I was cheated or the restaurant was trying to cut down the amount of meat I can cook, terrible

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    Nguyễn Đoàn Phúc Đức

    Nice place to eat. The staff is EXTREMELY friendly. The meat is super delicious. Recommend this restaurant!!

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    chloe chng

    Was warmly greeted by service staff at the front and overall service here. Great value for money and variety as well it was a pleasant experience. Would like to exceptionally thank Steven for his impeccable and warm service for our table as he was very attentive to our needs. Would highly recommend this place to everyone

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    Paulin Chua

    Didn’t go for their bbq buffet but went for their ala carte dishes instead. Their jeyuk was an excellent dish to go with rice. Sweet and spicy with lots of onions and leek with tender pork slices. We love their egg roll as well. So homely made. However skip their jamppong. Not tasty and noodles are soggy. This was their minus point with food service a little slower than expected. Probably most customers would go for their bbq buffet.

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    Nicholas Ho

    Not too bad, we were expecting Free flow though! But the portion was just enough

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    Jason Adams

    Great service, hospitality and food selection. Do make reservations as this place fills fast especially on weekends. Indoor and outdoor seating available. The owners are your wait staff and always make sure you have everything you need.

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    Janice Tsai

    Our favourite AYCE Korean bbq in Singapore. Clean, authentic, friendly servers, quality food and best value! Couldn’t rave this enough! My husband and I come here at least once a month because we love this place so much.

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    jianhui Chen

    For its price, the food quality and staff service level exceeds our expectations

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    Ruben James

    My wife and I this joint once almost every week. We love the service, the atmosphere and the people. Food is reasonably priced, lovely Kim Chee. Very consistent taste. Hope you try it soon.

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    Lester Lim

    Great! We visited Maru K-BBQ restaurant on a Sunday evening and it was not too crowded. There was quite a spread of meat and cooked dishes to choose from. The chicken and pork meat that we tried was fresh and tasty The staff was also polite to guide us a little on how to better cook and check on how cooked our meat was. The price was also pretty decent at about $25 per pax ️

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    Bevan (Young Duckling)

    Awesome one of the best Korean BBQ in the west of Singapore. The BBQ buffet is awesome

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    shi xian

    Good service but the quality of beef brisket is not what I expected as it is fattier. The pan used was not good as the oil do not drain which caused oil to accumulate on the pan causing the meat to be soggy instead of crispy.

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    Been visiting here more than 7times! No joke yes I am due to this place is my Favorite until I get knw the Lady boss! Affordable price korean bbq style cost 30$+ perpax buffet at Beauty World …

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    Joanne Lim

    Meat was well seasoned, waitress polite and efficient. Great place to go and reasonably priced.

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    Kong SIEN FONG

    Above average, fresh prawns and their lettuces are clean.

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    Erika Narumi

    When I think of korean bbq and eating a lot of delicious meat without worrying about my pocket, i’ll immediately think of Maru. Been coming here for 4 years now, and every visit has been fun and enjoyable! For $20+ per adult (dinner on weekends), it’s definitely a steal! No need to worry about the tastes or quality as the boss has kept the menu consistent (:

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    serene soon

    The servings were generous and prices were reasonable! Everything tasted good!

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    T T

    Value for money- worth every visit. The meat served are of good quality. Large king prawns are fresh and the appetisers are yummy too. U get to choose a stew and fried glass noodles is yummy . very friendly Korean lady boss and waiter. Complimentary Korean “cultured” drink upon billing.

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    Marie Ng

    We love the buffet BBQ.Its good for the young who can eat alot and value for money.

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    Cheap good food. Good bbq beef. Recommanded!

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    Hsin Yan

    meat is good, service excellent as well!! many thanks to the server for being so accommodating. will visit again!!

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    deondeston Lim

    Nice place for dining and the price is reasonable.

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    Jacob Fernandes

    Good food but the service was slow because there were only two servers.

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    Mathipriyan G

    Really nice ambience.Food Worth the Price.Great customer service.

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    Gao Xiang Ham

    Service and food is really good. Price is cheap as well! Will go again.

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    Jia Li Ma

    Decent meat quality and quite worthy for the price. The short ribs are not as nice. The korean pancake isn’t my favorite, too much flour. Cheese taste like it isn’t just pure mozzarella but mixed with processed cheese.

    Came around 1PM on a weekday, not a lot of people. Service was alright, staff doesn’t look very happy though…

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    Super cozy and comfortable environment. The proprietress is super nice. Will come again with friends if have time

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    Lim Ting Han

    Good quality meat and wide selection of food to choose from. Can get crowded on weekends, so make sure whole group is present before queuing to go in. Had a good time, value for money.

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    Candy Lim

    ️️ Korean buffet, Price per pax is less than $30 with 100min dining time, suggest call to make reservation especially weekend

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    xavier yap

    Eat until very full man.. …

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    Daineal G

    Staffs are well trained and friendly which is quite surprising for me
    They will help on the meat grilling if the shop is not too busy
    Food portion is huge
    Perfect for gathering
    Their grill plate design is lovely, the minor slope will auto guide all the extra oil flow in the small container slotted in the middle of the table.
    Worth to visit again.

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    Jaslyn Tan

    Worth the price, meat is tasty too! Just that sitting inside might not be as ventilated as outside

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    Authentic Korean food. Thin slices bbq meat are super nice! Try it by yourself to know. Recommended to make a reservation. I’ll give 6 stars for the food taste if i could.

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    Sue Ann

    Restaurant’s too overrated. The food portion is rather small for the price. The appetizer is not refillable, this statement may need further verification, as I was charged for another meal set. Plus point for its strategic location

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    Timo-Lilian 123

    Dinner buffet was only 2 dollars more ex than lunch. Value for money and on top of that the quality of the meat cuts is great! Though I feel the marination for some meats is a bit lacking but u can always put sauce. 10/10 will go again.

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    John Soong

    First Korean BBQ in Singapore. Long walk on the Green Corridor had to be followed by another after the meal as there was a lot of meat! Lots of sides and a stew included, as well as much tea you can drink. Fruit also a part of the overall price of about 20SGD on weekdays and 25SGD at weekends. Don’t expect rare cuts ala Iberico Secreto and you’ll probably enjoy a hearty meal.

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    Paulin Chua

    Didn’t go for their bbq buffet but went for their ala carte dishes instead. Their jeyuk was an excellent dish to go with rice. Sweet and spicy with lots of onions and leek with tender pork slices. We love their egg roll as well. So homely made. However skip their jamppong. Not tasty and noodles are soggy. This was their minus point with food service a little slower than expected. Probably most customers would go for their bbq buffet.

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    Kian Hwee Ong

    Unfriendly staff

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    Goh Wen Sheng

    Food is good. The marinated meats are fantastic, both the spicy and soy sauce ones are great. Run by real koreans. Quite affordable. Try to make a reservations or else get ready to wait.

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    Ralph L

    Good food, Good server!! You will know the standard is up there when you see the owner herself is managing day in day out..

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    June Tan

    Undervalued place among the food strip. Service is great, and ingredients are clean. BBQ setup is also easy and clean to use.

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    Irene Lim

    Good and cheap Korean bbq. Would come again …

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    Valentina Lim

    Price and food is good

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    Duyen Nguyenhuu

    The food is very delicius

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    Si Huan Lim

    Authentic Korean food. Value for money. Portions were generous. Service was good. We were seated beside the entrance where the menu was and my cousin in law started to be very uncomfortable when people were crowding around the menu. He did not make any comments as the restaurant was really busy but the lady boss observed his discomfort and proactively shifted the menu. I was with my young niece, the staff was attentive to put hot clay pot food away from her. And when it was the pancake which was not as hot, they told her that she could touch now affectionately.

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    Allan Ng

    Good food, nice air-conditioning and enough parking. Price is good either via buffet at 17 dollars or set packages

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    Kelsey Lim

    Value for money, meat was quite nice. new measures on dine in ban kick in tomorrow thus restaurant was very crowded. Despite that, service is ok!

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    Don Saw

    The food quality and services is very good, price is very reasonable, if only the air ventilation inside can be better then everything is perfect.

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    I like the grill they use as you can wipe away the char residue easily and you can continue cooking easily without having to wait for anyone to change the grill. Meat cut was nice, plenty of options including cooked dishes like Crispy korean pancake, japchae, stews and ETC

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    Kelly Yip

    Great atmosphere, came during lunch time and it was pretty quiet. For all buffets, it comes with a free soup for sharing. I recommend the soft tofu soup!

    Priced well and can’t go wrong with the choices of dishes available. Definitely will have your fill here!

    Location is pretty good as well, near Beauty World MRT. However if you are driving do note that there may not be alot of lots during peak periods.

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    Cherlyn Joo

    Before you ever want to visit there again, you got to read this review. Few days ago, my friends and I went to the restaurant there. We took the cab to reach there as we know it would be a busy period during that time. Both of us were disappointed after we entered. There were no longer “buffet” arranged in a row or so like previously. It is now more like comes in menu for sets, you can still choose the “buffet” which all comes in meats only. No seafoods. Tables and chairs were arranged different now. When we realised it was changed, the owner there were nice and allowed us to cancel the order. :/

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    James Png

    Hands down best KBBQ place Ive ever been. You know its good when the 1 star reviews are shallow about the service and mentioned nothing about the food. Why? Because the food is divine. And I’m not kidding.

    Good spread with seafood. Always given a jug of ice tea. It has a nice refreshing nutty flavour yet not overpowering. Best japchae compared to all the kbbqs ive tried. Meat beautifully seasoned. Comes with good quality chilled lettuce (srsly good quality) Not to mentioned free korean stew of your choice on weekends. I recommend going a round of the menu with a serving each and another round with only a serving of the beefs. End your meal with refreshing bite size watermelon. The watermelon is a really refreshing final touch and palate cleanser.

    Moving on to the unique grill plate with built-in drain for excess oils. Litter bin to throw your accidentally burnt food. No parchment paper on grill so you can even cook eggs on it. Staff is helpful and nice to either clean the grill plate for you or change the whole plate if you’re a messy eater.

    Free vitagen given on weekends. They are price higher on weekends but offer much more, making it value for money. Trust me on this ive eaten many KBBQs and this is the only one i crave on a daily basis with my friends.

    Would honestly give 10 stars if i could. Hope the covid season wouldn’t affect their business

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    Loke Choy yin

    Foods was not bad however they are seriously understaffed. Even though it’s a buffet style BBQ however we had to order foods from paper then waited for staffs to serve. We waited for at least 20 minutes each time for the foods to be served. Yet there is a time limit for dine in while we wasted most of the time waiting for foods. My family and I didn’t really enjoy our dinner here.

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    Glenn Tan

    Great price and service! A bit stuffy inside but food is good and love the small portions. Really a rare place and affordable

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    Alan Ray

    worth the price and the staff are very attentive / accomodating

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    Richard Pang

    Food not nice. staff consider helpful.

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    Steve Lau

    For Korean BBQ Buffet, Price wise is reasonable… The meat are fresh and well marinated… Vegetables are fresh too.. Is a good recommendation for a dine in experience

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    Shaun Lim

    I love the meat.
    Got free vitagen.

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    CJ Dayrit

    Reasonably priced for a Korean buffet. $21/pax and $18/kid. Their banchan is also nice. Although their thin strips of pork and beef are fresh but frozen. Service is OK with me and nothing to complain about.

    And one thing i dont like is their griller the distance of the fire to the pan is too wide hence the heat distribution is very low resulting in slow cooking which will frustrate hungry folks.

    It is better to eat outside though if you don’t want to smell grilled yourself.

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    Seow Cheng H

    I think they changed the whole buffet menu and the items got lesser. The meats and dishes are quite nice, but can be better.

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    Service was excellent as we ordered 1 piece of beef instead of a plate the stuff definitely gave us that 1 piece of beef and laugh it off. Definitely a good place for authentic korean food.

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    SGSportSwim Bukit Batok Swimming Complex

    Good solid BBQ. Super worth the price.

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