200 Victoria Street #02-52
Tel: 6334 3339
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Ngee Ann City
391A Orchard Road #05-10
Tel: 6836 1339
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4 Tampines Central 5 #04-02
Tel: 6786 1339
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6 Raffles Boulevard #02-08/09
Tel: 6339 1339
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(Closed for relocation: 9 - 15 April)
E! Hub Downtown East
1 Pasir Ris Close, #01–105
Tel: 6581 1339
Fax: 6583 4338
930 Yishun Avenue 2
Tel: 6257 5339
Fax: 6756 1338
City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road, #03-23/24
Tel: 6297 6339
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The Clementi Mall
Avenue West #05-18/19/20
Tel: 6659 2339
Fax: 6659 2338
1 Sengkang Square #03-18
Tel: 6385 6339
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Today, Seoul Garden is no longer a fine-dining concept. But it has stuck to its belief in serving Korean-styled cuisine in a buffet-styled format at very affordable prices. This led us to better reach our customers -- who are usually young families, young working adults and even students in their teenage years. The idea of Seoul Garden is to grow the brand in tandem with the customers – from student years to working adults to starting a family. The range of food served has also evolved through time to meet the local market demands. It has been Halal-certified to meet the growing needs of the Muslim market, but still retains those Korean-styled flavours that made us a household name.
The staff there are very helpful and friendly, and are always on the go; giving you smiles when you make eye contact with them. A plus point is that the restaurant has very good ventilation and one will not leave with a BBQ smell after having a sumptuous meal. Also, Seoul garden is Halal certified and is a good place for Muslims to enjoy a decent buffet!
Seoul Garden has a fairly impressive selection of food, ranging from beef bulgogi to bamboo clams, and if you go to the outlets with the hotpot, the soup bases available are pretty flavourful too- my favourite is the tomyum soup base. However, I feel that the quality of the food isn’t worth the price you pay. At about $30/head, at dinnertime, it seems quite steep. However, everything is free-flow, including drinks and ice-cream. They’ve also apparently added bingsu to their dessert options, though I’ve not tried it yet.
Seoul Garden is a great place to meet friends and linger over grilled meat, though I would advise going at lunchtime, where it’s cheaper.
Seoul Garen has both BBQ and steamboat in its services and but they are all really forgettable in my opinion. They have quite a huge range of meat selection, from beef to chicken and pork that are marinated in assortment of sauces such as kimchi, chili, sweet sauce, garlic, but in reality, you cannot really tell the difference when you cook and eat them. The steamboat soup was a total miss, the chicken soup was tasteless and the ingredients were so common like saussages, fishballs etc. Nothing special.
The only redeeming factor in my opinion was the drinks and ice-cream. They ended off the bad meal pretty well, partly becuase my boyfriend likes to take a glass of coca-cola and put in a scoop of vanilla ice-cream to make a coke float.
Nonetheless, it can still be a good place for friends to chill and have some meals together. If you are just looking for a place with average food but a good ambience to meet your friends, then this may be the place for you.
They were great variety in the food options available to us judging from their online menu. Ordering my food just by clicking the screen was a relatively new experience. I didn’t encounter any difficulty with regards to ordering. However, food portions per serving were relatively small. I suppose this is the avoid wastage of food since it’s a buffet. And also, knowing Singaporeans who are generally kiasu with anything free the glutton in us tends to over order. I think you’re charged for wastage of food by the weight of your food. I enjoyed their meat variety mainly chicken as they had almost 10 styles of preparations. From Sichuan to curry to black pepper etc.
The service I experience was fairly poor as the food took long to arrive and also the staff was not very friendly when I wanted to clarify their food preparation style.
All in all, I think it wasn’t a very worth it buffet for me as paying $30 is pretty steep especially when the food didn’t taste that great.
Lately they have come up with more variety of food, such as sushi, several more finger food variety to compliment the usual ice cream selections and also the types of soft drinks you can choose from.
I went there with a friend, per person it costs about $30
The main attractions are the several selections of marinated raw beef, chicken and sometimes lamb slices.
There are also seafood selections too. The staff there are very helpful and friendly, they are always on the go; giving you smiles when you make eye contact with them. The place is clean and there is no smoky stench from all the grilling done by patrons, there is also soup of your choice where you can also boil your food.
Overall, Seoul garden is a nice place for Muslims who would like to try something new such as D-I-Y cooking and also a great place for friends and families.
Seoul Garden seems to make a positive revamp compared to 13 years ago when it’s hard to appreciate that its name has anything to do with Korean cuisine.
The buffet menu of 13 years ago was prawns, veg, beef, pork, chicken slices, the usual Chinese buffet items, yong tao fu, and KimChi.
What does Yong Tao fu has to do with Korean cuisine? Was Kim Chi added into the menu makes this restaurant a Korean restaurant? Maybe that was the concept.
However with much knowledge of Korean cuisine driven by Korean Dramas all these years, it’s not difficult to recognize Bulggogi, Hotpot, Wagyu Beef, Korean Bean Curd salad as a huge part of Korean cuisine. Seoul Garden has to make them part of their menu.
And I’m glad to have all these important dishes up to date in the menu.
While the ala-la-cartes are reasonably priced, the premium items such as the Wagyu Beef, Tuna Fillet Cubes, Crayfish, Veal Striploin etc are pricely at $6.99++ per serving.. Gulp! ++..
I will not recommend ordering Barbecue items, as there is nothing special about the items or sauce provided. It’s just like any other Chinese Bbq restaurant items that you can pay at lower price. The specialty of a Korean cuisine should be the sauce.
Ala-Carte Items like Hotpot and BiBim Bap are worthwhile dishes.
I really had fun going to soul garden with my friends as cooking for ourselves is really fun and the food is delicious .
However , I do chose my time to visit soul garden carefully as it can be really expensive on weekends or dinner periods . Usually I will go there with me friends around noon when they have the student buffet at a cheaper price ! Do remember to bring along your student pass or uniform to enjoy the privilege .
I also reccomand you guys to go for a top up for tom yum soup base for the hotpot as it tastes really good . All the meat are marinated and ready to be cooked ! I guess you guys definitely can tell if the meat is cooked or uncooked , if not , really have accompanies with experiences :) also keep turning the meat to minimize burning . Then , keep changing the BBQ pan as they do not provide oil .
The service at seoul garden is really good !
So do Grab the opportunity to go with your friends or families !!!