Another attempt to write using my iPhone. I’m KIM is a Korean BBQ restaurant opened not too long ago at School Of The Arts (SOTA) just beside Cathay cinema. Conveniently located right in front of the bus stop, this restaurant occupies a couple of units at the ground floor of SOTA. I met an old friend there for dinner one day and was early so I decided to go around taking pics! 😉 The Manageress of the place was very hospitable and she made me feel comfy as soon as I entered.
FACADE & INTERIOR
Taste: Food wise, both raw and cooked, are very nice. In fact, just the cooked buffet spread alone was enough to fill me up! I heard there are even more selection now since I last visited! Time to revisit! 😉
Ambience: Big and spacious. As per all BBQ restaurants, you leave the place smelling like the place. But most importantly, seating is spacious and comfy. Even for Big Roy!
Service: Very good. Service staff are very responsive.
Price: $19.90 promotion for dinner. Check out their FB page for promotions! (Link below)
To be honest, I didn’t know about this Korean restaurant and I heard they have 3 outlets already in Singapore. Originated from Korea, I understand they have only just one flagship restaurant there. Nevertheless, they are doing well over in Singapore.
My god brother brought me to this place at Guillemard Road, where the Singapore Badminton Hall is and learnt from the Korean manageress that they moved there from their former place at East Coast. Ju Shin Jung(주신정), if I can remember correctly, means ‘from the heart’, which is what this restaurant chain sets out to do; good service and food from the heart. <3<3<3
This premise has lots of space, and even private rooms for private parties. Staffs are a mix of different nationalities of Koreans, Filipinos, Chinese Nationals, etc., which I believe some are students doing part-time work and the Korean lady boss also helping in the serving of guests. Although a buffet place, they do have ala carte options for those who don’t wanna indulge in loads of BBQ meats and stuff themselves silly. I might try their Ginseng Chicken next time I’m back… need to 补补身体! (rejuvenate in chinese)
Taste: 4/5. Meats are ok but the pork belly’s skin is a little tough. Maybe have to grill longer? Tofu soup could improve a little on taste.
Portion: N.A. Buffet…
Service: 5/5. They will always make sure you’re taken care of. But a little short handed.
Ambience: 4/5. Bright and spacious. BBQ place come out sure smell like some smoked meats.
Heard about this place for the longest time and wanted to try ever since… finally one of my trips back to SG I drove about 20km there, met up with some friends working there, and checked out the place. Arrived the place during lunch so naturally a bit crowded. There was a queue for the Korean stall but didn’t have to wait very long so it was alright.
Rating: 4/5. Maybe the beef bologi or bibimbab would be nicer. Will try the next time there.
Taste: The fish set I had was light and not so heavily taste which I was looking for that day. So it was good.