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Blue Garden Korean BBQ (Tiong Bahru)

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9 reviews

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Blue Garden Korean BBQ is a Korean buffet restaurant offerings the best and finest Korean dishes at high quality and fresh ingredients with impeccable service.

Daily: 12:00 - 15:00

Daily: 17:00 - 22:00

+65 62240700
$26 based on 25 submissions
Large Groups/Gathering (5 votes), Buffet (4 votes), Dinner (4 votes)
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Affordable, valuable and enjoyable

The dinner cost $24.90 per pax on a weekday, and total bill for two was about $59 after GST and service fee though I really didn't remember them providing me any service. As much as I can understand why there are so many negative feedback on Blue Garden online and there are honestly indeed many areas that they can or needed to improve on, I thought as diners we get way more than what we paid for and that made the meal valuable and price-worthy as compared to other restaurants.

In my opinion, I would recommend Blue Garden to anyone who is looking for an affordable and nice buffet as dining here is relatively no-frill and you don't have to queue or squeeze with a large pack of customers. If you need something that is authentically Korean or something with a wider variety of selections, you might want to give this plain and simple restaurant a miss.

Read full review with pictures here:
http://yveyanxi.blogspot.sg/2015/02/blue-garden.html

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Garlic Chicken Wings/Drumstick3 votes
  • Chicken wings abalone porridge1 vote
  • Ginseng Chicken Soup1 vote
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02 Feb 2015 • 29 reviews • 0 follower

Affordable, valuable and enjoyable

The dinner cost $24.90 per pax on a weekday, and total bill for two was about $59 after GST and service fee though I really didn't remember them providing me any service. As much as I can understand why there are so many negative feedback on Blue Garden online and there are honestly indeed many areas that they can or needed to improve on, I thought as diners we get way more than what we paid for and that made the meal valuable and price-worthy as compared to other restaurants.

In my opinion, I would recommend Blue Garden to anyone who is looking for an affordable and nice buffet as dining here is relatively no-frill and you don't have to queue or squeeze with a large pack of customers. If you need something that is authentically Korean or something with a wider variety of selections, you might want to give this plain and simple restaurant a miss.

Read full review with pictures here:
http://yveyanxi.blogspot.sg/2015/02/blue-garden.html
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24 Sep 2013 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

No-Frills Korean BBQ Restaurant ($24.90, week-nights)

Went on last Thurs (7.15pm) with a colleague to this restaruant without any reservation. First impression, there was no service staff attending at the entrance. Every available staff is either serving customer, clearing table, topping up food etc. However it does not fume up like some badly ventilated BBQ resturant where you smell like one BBQ-human after the meal. We seated ourselves at one of the table at the corner. A staff came to confirmed our pax count and advise us the pricing and welcome us to help ourselves to the buffet. The meat spread is quite sufficient for the amount of $24.90, however due to the manppower shortage, the cooked portion is 10/10 empty during peak hours and start to replemenish at about 8.15pm. The meat go very well with their in-house BBQ sauce and the white rice. The seaweed soup was surprising good but the ginseng-chicken soup was too fake for its strong aroma. The next credit for the restaurant would be the margin it charges for its soft drinks. At a BBQ place, most customers would easily order a can of cold drink or even 2 ~ 3. With some nut-head bosses, they would milked you dry for that can of drink at $3.00 or more. Blue charge $2.00 for each 330ml of soft drink which I must say it is rather okay.

Except of my muslim friends which I would not be able to bring them here, I will make a return trip very soon. Keep up the good food !!! (and stay that prices please)
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02 May 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Value for money

Went to this place 3 times in past week just because my colleagues and i work nearby and we had sudden craving for korean bbq. Twice for lunch and once for dinner. Overall its good value for money especially during lunch time. Place never packed. Variety of food available more than Goki Day and at same price. My only complain is, although it seems they have abt 4 person working in service area, finshed raw food (especially meat) are not refilled for up to half an hour. The wait persons also should smile a bit more instead of grumpy faces. I should know cos i went thrice in a week and always the same.
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01 Jul 2012 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

A fairly good place without having to queue

My friend and I were searching for a suitable restaurant to satisfy our korean bbq cravings. In the end we picked Blue Garden and was told I am not required to make reservation since just two of us on a Sat night.

It was about a bus stop away from Outram Park Mrt and we found our way led by the LED sign said 'Korean BBQ'.

We were showed to a table near the back entrance (can view a carpark outside). There are two sections, cooked and bbq raw foods / kimchi and salads. Actually compared to Soju Bang 2d1n, the variety is much lesser but overall quality is matchable. Ventilation at 6pm was bearable, the stove feels hot in my face but is a very good stove that doesn't scald my hand during cooking.

We took some cooked foods first. Some of the tasty foods include cooked pork belly, seafood pancake, chicken wings, kimchi fried rice, sauteed baby potatoes, abalone porridge (smooth, savoury, light), ginseng chicken soup. I believed the insufficient chefs (looked like just 2 male chefs) means they can't catch up resupplying finished foods. So it became a contest whenever the newly cooked chicken wings arrive at the buffet area. Salts are available for personal tastebuds beside ginseng chicken soup and abalone porridge.

At rhe raw foods section, we saw some kimchi and an apple veg salad. My friend and I liked this apple salad alot. But we couldnt have more helpings because it never got refilled. Raw meats incouded alot of pork, beef bellies. Pork collar meat, beef ribs, and some minced chicken bulgogi. The taste was great and controllable because some meats have no marinate. There is a salt container on our table to help ourselves. It is useful because at Soju bang I would get sick of tasting the same marinates on meat, so it be better to vary the marinate amount.

As time went by, by 7pm it was full house. And the 2 waitresses on duty could not cope with bringing away dirty dishes. I also decided to try a Korean canned juice drink. But it was a small can for $2.50 and i noticed most diners order $2 coke or sprite as they are cheaper, more worth double the volume.

Only a few tables near the front entrance were sat by Koreans.

Overall I would say the food quality is good, except for its lesser varieties and unable to replenish foods. But air ventilation got worse when I left the restaurant, need to get out for fresh air. They opened their glass doors and switched on fans. The smell lingered to the Link Hotel lobby.

Each pax paid $31 for dinner after taxes.

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17 Apr 2012 • 16 reviews • 1 follower

Good Value Korean BBQ Buffet

I used to eat Korean BBQ frequently and I was pleasantly surprised to have a most satisfying lunch today at Blue Garden. Lunch buffet is $20 per adult, and a 10% service fee is added. There was a good selection of meat to bbq. There was pork belly, pork collar, kalbi pork, chicken, beef, kalbi beef, ribeye, beef belly and prawns. There was also a choice of soup, rice, salads, and a variety of cooked food. Since this is a Korean bbq, the highlight is meat, and given the price, the overall selection and quality was good value. Ambiance is nothing special. You can pay extra for drinks. I left content. I will be back.

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