Imagine a restaurant with a wide variety of delicious food, wonderful service, comfortable ambience, affordable price, prime location, and city skyline view – sounds too good to be true? Check out K Cook Korean BBQ Buffet at Orchard Central!
This Korean BBQ joint just opened in Singapore recently and offers Korean BBQ buffet at a very reasonable price. There is a wide variety of meat, fruits and vegetables, cooked food (Korean pancake, chicken wings, spicy chicken, etc) and even seafood (squids, prawns). This is definitely going to become a popular food joint in Singapore soon!
The restaurant has a clean and homely design which creates a pleasant atmosphere for patrons to dine comfortably. There is a huge screen in the restaurant which plays K-pop music videos so you can ogle at hot Korean popstars while enjoying the sumptuous buffet.
Window seat with great view
The restaurant is separated into two areas: air-conditioned and non air-conditioned. We arrived during dinner time and sat at the non-aircon area. It was a good experience as we got to enjoy the view of Orchard Road and the city skyline from our window seat. In addition, the non-aircon area is well-ventilated and there are giant fans on the ceiling so the place didn’t reek of BBQ smell. However, it might be a better idea to sit in the aircon area during lunch hours because of the mid-day sun. Remember to make reservations in advance because the place is getting ever more popular by the day!
Service was great! The amicable restaurant staffs made us feel welcome right from the moment we stepped into the restaurant. Most of them provided “service with a smile” and we never had any problem getting their attention. However, when one of the restaurant staffs was cleaning our BBQ pan, he seemed to be in a hurry and a few drops of the hot water splashed onto us and into our food by the side of the tray. Also, some of the charred bits and water spilled onto the table as he was draining them from the pan, which was a little unsightly. Ok, I admit I am a fussy person sometimes. This was a minor incident and the overall service of the restaurant was still wonderful. It always feels good to dine in a restaurant that places emphasis on good service, and K Cook Korean BBQ Buffet is definitely one of such restaurants!
Sumptuous Korean BBQ Spread
We were extremely impressed by the rich variety of food. For the raw meat section alone, there were Marinated Beef Short Rib, Beef Bulgogi, Beef Plate Eye, Marinated Beef Ribeye, Pork Belly, Pork Collar, Marinated Pork Collar, Chicken, Spicy Chicken, and Chicken Sausages.
Variety of Beef
Pork and Chicken
Our favourites were the Pork Belly, Beef Plate Eye, and Marinated Beef Short Ribs. The tantalizing slices of Pork Belly / Beef Plate Eye were thick and succulent and tasted great. In fact, we enjoyed them so much that we must have eaten at least 5 slices of each, on top of the rest of our food (yes we are gluttons)! The beef short ribs were marinated thoroughly and had a wonderful aroma. Some Korean joints tend to shortchange their customers by slicing the meat into overly-thin slices. But at K Cook Korean BBQ Buffet, you can be rest assured that the meat slices are all thick and juicy!
Cooked Food Selection: Spicy Pork Bulgogi, Japchae (glass noodles), Korean Rice Cake
While waiting for the raw meat to be cooked, you can indulge in the delicious cooked food. K Cook Korean BBQ Buffet has an impressive selection of cooked foods such as Pork Belly, Korean Pancakes, Korean Rice Cakes, Kimchi, Spicy Pork Bulgogi, Japchae (glass noodles), Dakdoritang (spicy bean-paste chicken), and chicken wings. We had multiple servings of the rice cakes, glass noodles and spicy pork bulgogi because they tasted so good! The pork bulgogi was tender and savoury, and the spicy sauce added a nice feisty touch to the overall taste. The glass noodles made for perfect sides to compliment our BBQ meat.
Fruits and Vegetables
There are also fruits and vegetables available. Amazingly, K Cook Korean BBQ Buffet even offers seafood items (prawns and squids). This was definitely the most value-for-money buffet we had had in a long time!
Free Flow Drinks and Condiments!
I also loved the fact that the drinks and sauces are all free-flow and available in generous quantities. Feel free to help yourself to unlimited canned drinks and ice-cold water. However, the best thing was that we could help ourselves to generous amounts of sesame oil and salt! Most Korean food joints serve sesame oil in tiny saucers which were always not enough for us. However, at K Cook Korean BBQ Buffet, you can help yourself to any amount of sesame oil and salt you want.
The buffet price does not include alcoholic beverages. However, Evans ordered a huge bottle of Hite beer (640ml) for just $10!! I don’t like beer so he had to finish the entire bottle by himself (alcoholic!). According to him, the beer is “light and refreshing with a smooth texture, and has a nice bittersweet aftertaste”.
Good food, Great Service, Super Affordable Price, Prime Location, City Skyline View, MUST TRY!!
If you are looking for a great Korean BBQ buffet joint with an affordable price, look no further. You can indulge in K Cook Korean BBQ Buffet from the low price of just $14.90++ ! With its wide variety of delicious food, wonderful service, comfortable ambience, super affordable price, prime location, and city skyline view, K Cook Korean BBQ Buffet is probably the best Korean BBQ joint in Singapore for its price range. Make sure you check out this joint before it gets overly popular and throngs of people make their way to the restaurant!
K Cook Korean BBQ Buffet
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #07-01, Singapore 238896
Telephone: +65 6884 7282
Buffet Price and Opening Hours
Mon to Fri (11.30am-3pm): Adult $14.90++ Child $8.90++
Weekends, PH & PH eve (11.30am-5pm): Adult $24.90++ Child $18.90++
Mon to Thur (5.30pm-10pm): Adult $24.90++ Child: $18.90++
Fri to Sun, PH & PH eve (5pm-10pm): Adult $26.90++ Child $18.90++
*Child = 4 to 12 years old
*10% discount if you finish within an hour!
Marinated beef short rib