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(Closed) Korean BBQ Restaurant Manbok Galbi

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Daily: 11:00 - 00:00

+65 62219942
$35 based on 18 submissions
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Korean BBQ

Manbok is part of the growth of Korean culture in Singapore. Run by a Korean family, be prepared to do lots of sign language as the bulk of the wait staff do not speak English.

A simple eatery, the place serves relatively good Korean fare at fair value.

I started with the Haemul Jeon ($22), s beef stoup that was warm and hearty and did well to open up the palette.

I then tried the Yukgae Jang ($20), which is the Korean seafood pancake. It was quite tasty and they were generous on the ingredients.

From the BBQ menu I tried the Deung Sim ($38), which is a premium beef rib eye. The meat was quite tasty and a little searing was good enough.

With such a heavy meal, I decided to forgo on desserts. While the restaurant does have an air suction to take out most of the bbq smell, still be prepared to leave with some remnants of the after-smell on your clothes.

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22 Jan 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Bad service and bad food

We walked in not many customers. Both waitress and waiter have black faces on them. They don't bother to show us our places too. We need to ask if we could sit down. 
Thw army stew does not taste authentic. The soup base taste more like tomato sauce. 
Will not recommend anybody to come here. 
The frozen tak pok ki
06 Jan 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Worst service n food

Went there yesterday with friends, and were so disappointed with the service. The male server (Korean) has no smile n bad attitude. We ordered quite a bit for 3 person, as expecting the service will be reasonable. When requesting to refill the sidedish, the male server face was black! Then the lady server who took our order came n told us that a particular sidedish cannot refill. We r fine with that. But later she brought tak pok ki as a side dish to us, which was FROZEN!!!! Really disappointed with this restaurant n will never ever return..
29 Aug 2013 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

Poor hygiene

Had dinner here with my husband last Saturday. Well at least we tried to. We left about 10 minutes after the food was served. Reason being: 1. We were seated diagonally opposite the toilet. There was no proper partition to the toilets and as the toilet door was kept opened all the time, we lost our appetited soon after as the toilet was just gross...

2. The servers who handled the food had really dirty hands and fingernails, and even the table was greasy (despite them wiping the table)...

3. The servers didn't bother to even help grill the food (as they normally do in other restaurants). They just plonked the food on the table, without bothering that the food/veg were overspilling onto the table which was not very clean...

4. Bad ventilation...so many customers were just fanning their hands to fan the smoke away

We left after paying for our food as it was just too uncomfortable. High tailed to 2D1N which was so much better....
Deung Sim
25 Jan 2012 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

Korean BBQ

Manbok is part of the growth of Korean culture in Singapore. Run by a Korean family, be prepared to do lots of sign language as the bulk of the wait staff do not speak English.

A simple eatery, the place serves relatively good Korean fare at fair value.

I started with the Haemul Jeon ($22), s beef stoup that was warm and hearty and did well to open up the palette.

I then tried the Yukgae Jang ($20), which is the Korean seafood pancake. It was quite tasty and they were generous on the ingredients.

From the BBQ menu I tried the Deung Sim ($38), which is a premium beef rib eye. The meat was quite tasty and a little searing was good enough.

With such a heavy meal, I decided to forgo on desserts. While the restaurant does have an air suction to take out most of the bbq smell, still be prepared to leave with some remnants of the after-smell on your clothes.

15 Mar 2011 • 96 reviews • 6 followers

Intense competition on this street

No idea what motivates a person to set up a Korean restaurant in a street full of them. This one replaced Xin Tao Yuan, which I never went to, but had bad reviews.

They have a great set lunch menu, all hovering around the $9 range and comes with the full compliment of Korean side dishes. I ordered the Sundubu set ($9.90) which is a hot and spicy seafood soup with white rice. Absolutely fantastic, and well worth it.

The place is still new, so nice and clean. I think you have to be mad to open a restaurant like this with so much competition, but they have got a winning formula. Just one suggestion, add the service charge into the menu prices. You do it in Seoul, why not here?