Mon - Tue: 17:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat: 17:00 - 23:00
Sun: 17:00 - 23:00
Wed to Sat: 10.30pm to 5am (Bar)
Sun to Tue: 10.30pm to 2am (Bar)
Boss BarBQ serves contemporary Korean food and it is a one-stop paradise that offers an extensive spread of more than 40 authentic Korean dishes, and over 20 unique signature cocktails. For six days a week, you can enjoy live acts from K-pop talents specially brought in from Korea.
Located right at the taxi stand entrance of Clark Quay, Boss BarBQ is a well established brand name in Korea with more than 280 outlets in Korea. But before you close this page because you do not want to dine at a place where the food smell leaves with you, Boss BarBQ is different in that they cook the food for you, ensuring good quality, less effort and you can leave without telling the whole world that you just had barbecue.
Down to the food, I would recommend opening up with traditional rice wine which is served in a pot. Increases the happiness quotient after a long day in the office and also helps numbs the taste buds if you are going to have some of the traditional spicy items to come.
For some soul food, start off with the traditional chicken soup. Unlike many other Korean restaurants in which the soup is bland, the soup by itself here has sufficient essence of the chicken. However, if you are one of those who has strong taste buds, do add a little salt in the mix.
For those looking for milder items, stick to the Deoji Galbi (barbecued pork ribs), the Bo Ssam (steamed pork belly) and the Boss Fried Wings. Meat is tender and these dishes would not burn your toungue.
However, Boss BarBQ is about offering authentic Korean food so if spice is your thing, go ahead for the Goebaengyi, a spicy topshell salad and the Spicy Fried Chicken, dishes ideal in the winter perhaps.
The place however does not just end with the food. At 11pm everyday except Monday, the stage turns in to a Korean disco, with live performances by a k-pop girl band. This is definitely a first in Singapore where people can have dinner before being entertained by Korean singers and a DJ - a all in one concept that I believe can do well in Singapore given the current Korean culture craze.
I've been to Boss BarBQ quite a few times in the last year - and keep coming back for more.
Top three reasons:
1. Fried chicken - Simply. Unbelievable. I read on Poptart that after starving himself for six-pack abs in Crazy Stupid Love, all Ryan Gosling wanted to do is eat Boss BarBQ's fried chicken. True fact - or made up in my head after I fall into fried chicken delirium. Golden brown, crispy on the outside; moist and steamy on the inside. Hey, kinda like Ryan Gosling.
2. Saeng galbi - You donch speakie Korean? Just learn to speakie "Saeng galbi"! Raw meat, animal style! On a grill! With smoke! Thin slices of beef become chunks of man-protein before your very eyes. This ain't no Disney-kids, beeyotch - said Ryan Gosling to Justin Timberlake, before pounding the prancing man-child into the ground and walking off slowly with a scorpion jacket. That's right, you need a scorpion jacket to eat saeng galbi.
3. Starker fresh beer with spicy cheese chicken - You ever chase dynamite with liquid nitrogen? Eat it. Be cool. Explosion. Don't turn around. Cool guys don't look at explosions. The flames are hot but their heart is chilled. And the only way you will get to do that is buy combinin the cool freshness of Starker beer, with the spicy spicy spicy hot-mama-spicy cheese chicken.
If you follow all of my instructions above, JJ Abrams will play a keyboard solo.
Jokes aside: Boss BarBQ is the best Korean food in Singapore. All of the three items above are simply incredible. Like Ryan Gosling says, "Hey Girl, sometimes I get so sad when we can't watch Golden Girls together... over a plate of Boss fried chicken"!
[Sidenote: I'm pretty surprised by some of the reviews below. I wonder if reviewers who have no info on the review but just links to their home pages go out of their way to be nasty to drive traffic to their page. Simple example: why are you posting in HGW in June but the review on your website is in Feb? Clearly just to put your link on the top of HGW. Good restaurants don't deserve such cynical, selfish behavior]
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The Place Apparently the first outlet outside Korea, Boss BarBQ restaurant opened to much hype just a few months ago. There is a large TV screen in the restaurant where Korean MTVs and songs are often played. At night, there is even live band performance for diners to eat and chill out at the same time.