James Korean Has A Korean BBQ Buffet Starting At ~$6, Which Includes Unlimited Cheese

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Korean BBQ is one of those meals that you have to really be in the mood for – cooking raw meats at the table over an open fire with smoky air around you isn’t everyone’s cup of tea

James Korean makes the experience much more enjoyable with its aromatic spice-marinated meats, induction-based stove and a high-end smoke removal system.

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The only limit to how much you can eat is time: James Korean allows customers to order as much as they’d like within the 90-minutes allotted to each table. 

No smoke Korean BBQ

Visitors can also choose from 3 different buffet options starting from ฿199 (~USD6) to ฿499 (~USD16). However, the Korean BBQ – or shabu – experience is only offered to those who opt for the the ฿299 (~USD9) option or above. 

Korean BBQ in BKKImage credit: James Korean

Korean BBQ in BKKImage credit: James Korean


Pork ribs, premium beef and kimchi soup


We decided to go with the ฿499 (~USD16) buffet, which was more than enough for two people. Of course, we had to order James Korean’s signature BBQ Pork Ribs – visitors can choose between having them pre-grilled or grilling them on the induction pan provided. 

Korean BBQ in BKK

Upon placing the sauce-smothered BBQ ribs on our table, we could smell the myriad of spices that composed the fall-off-the-bone pork; biting into the juicy ribs, the pork’s umami flavors were perfectly complemented by the restaurant’s subtly-sweet barbecue sauce. 

Korean BBQ in BKK

We then decided to take them to the next level: wrapping the pork in melted mozzarella cheese. The creamy taste and elastic texture of the cheese that enveloped the pork brought out a mixture of flavours we never expected before: a nutty, tangy, sweet and umami explosion

kimchi soup james korean

Other signature dishes from James Korean include their Kimchi Soup, and premium beef cuts. In addition to the spicy and zesty ingredients in the broth is the fact that there are a myriad of greens that helped add some much-welcomed freshness to the never-ending train of rich meats. 

Korean BBQ in BKK

The buffet also came with seafood staples like shrimp, scallops and oysters. 

sea food at james korean


James Korean locations in Bangkok


James Korean has two locations in Bangkok: one is located in the Vanilla Moon complex on Thanon Chant, which is about a ~20 minute walk from BTS Surasak. The other branch of the Korean BBQ franchise is in Srinakarin Market, which is a ~20 minute drive from BTS Udom Suk. 

James Korean, Vanilla Moon
Cost: ฿199 -฿499 (~USD6 – USD16)
Opening Hours: 11AM – 10PM
Address: 265 Chan Rd, Thung Wat Don, Sathon, Bangkok 10120
Telephone: +66-6-3078-0999
Nearest Train Station: BTS Surasak
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James Korean, Srinakarin Market
Cost: ฿199 -฿499 (~USD6 – USD16)
Opening Hours: 11AM – 11PM
Address: 96 Srinagarindra Rd, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250
Telephone: +66-6-3081-5888
Nearest Train Station: BTS Udomsuk
Website | Google Maps

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