I hate to give them a bad review.
I mean, the food was tasty. Juicy fatty, delicious galbi (shortribs) marinated in a sweet sesame soy - rich with flavour... It was the aftermath that changed my overall opinion.
My Fiancé and I arrived at around 8pm for a late night dinner. Looking back I wish we had gone earlier.... (I'll get into this later...). I ordered the Spicy Pork bone Soup as my appetizer, the BBQ Marinated short ribs and the BBQ pork, chicken and beef plate combination.
We waited for about 10 mins and then they had arrived w/ a cart filled with all our food and equipment and the little side dishes that were very very tasty.
The waitress set up the stove and turned it on, she then grabbed the tongs and started piling on our short ribs on the cold grill. So much for the searing eh? she piled on vegetables and crowded all the meat.. i mean - what happened to "cook yourself?"... I wasn't impress by this and neither was my Fiancé. Upon close inspection of the plate of meat, we noticed there was no chicken nor pork. Just a few little piles of beef. (all that was left for us to cook ourselves). We rang the handy dandy bell at our table and the server came back. I asked her if that was our order. She smiled and left. Came back, said sorry and took our plate.
5 mins later she arrived and returned out plate with a few little mounds of chicken on it.
She came back a few seconds later with the appetizer pork bone soup. The bowl was hot, the soup was hot, but the pork bone/meat was cold! I think it was started to warm up in the hot broth but it was really hard to juggle eating the meat before it burnt and got cold sitting on myrice while eating the pork bone soup... I really wish it had arrived as my appetizer.... and wish we coudl have eaten it first and taken our time w/ cooking - if only they gave us that chance to let us cook when we wanted to!
Well - the meats were tasty - there really wasn't a lot, but all in all it was filling w/ the rice. The broth of the soup was nice and tasty and when warmed up the pork meat was nice as well!
We paid the bill - came to around 50.00 with tax for two people. Stuffed? Yea - I'd say so....
We went home, went to bed around 11:30 (I know, you don't want to hear the details) - but we woke up at 2am, again at 3am, then 5am, and then 6:30am. Why you ask? MSG sleeplessness! We couldn't sleep! The meat and soup were chock full of MSG and we were beyond dehydrated all with a migraine to boot!
The food was tasty, the service wasn't the best but the MSG aftermath has ruined all possibility of ever stepping into the restaurant ever again. I will not return!