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Chang Korean BBQ Restaurant (Dempsey)

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Chang Korean BBQ Restaurant serve high quality authentic Korean food at its best.
 At Chang, they strive to provide you with choices: their specially-designed menu includes organic and vegetarian food to satisfy the taste buds of the health-conscious souls.
Daily: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
+65 64739005
$59 based on 31 submissions
Dinner (15 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (10 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (7 votes)
Jane Kim

Best Korean Restaurant in Singapore!

The meat was actually really tender (I had Wagyu beef) and when grilled about medium/medium well, melts in your mouth. The marbling of the beef was amazing - the best I saw in Singapore. I also recommend the salmon sashimi salad!

I have been to about 5-6 of Korean restaurants in Singapore, and all of them use too much msg and other food additives, which could artificially stimulate your taste buds, but cannot be considered really good. However, from what I have tasted Chang does not use any msg, so you will not get drowsy after you eat :) I think those people who think that the food here is blend may be addicted to the taste of msg or something because I thought the food tasted great. Strong taste does not equal good taste.

I am Korean myself and I have lived all over the world so I know how real Korean food taste like. I also consider myself an epicure as I like to try all the best restaurants from the places I have visited, and Chang Korean BBQ Restaurant really helped me make my day.

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08 Aug 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Best Korean Restaurant in Singapore!

The meat was actually really tender (I had Wagyu beef) and when grilled about medium/medium well, melts in your mouth. The marbling of the beef was amazing - the best I saw in Singapore. I also recommend the salmon sashimi salad!

I have been to about 5-6 of Korean restaurants in Singapore, and all of them use too much msg and other food additives, which could artificially stimulate your taste buds, but cannot be considered really good. However, from what I have tasted Chang does not use any msg, so you will not get drowsy after you eat :) I think those people who think that the food here is blend may be addicted to the taste of msg or something because I thought the food tasted great. Strong taste does not equal good taste.

I am Korean myself and I have lived all over the world so I know how real Korean food taste like. I also consider myself an epicure as I like to try all the best restaurants from the places I have visited, and Chang Korean BBQ Restaurant really helped me make my day.

23 Jul 2012 • 42 reviews • 0 follower

Not worth the price

Had dinner twice at Chang Korean BBQ restaurant. The first time I was impressed by the variety of side dishes and the good service. I was disappointed recently by the slow service and the small portion of side dishes served. The waiters did not top up the side dishes nor have any time for us. We had to get their attention several times. For the amount they charged, the food is expensive and quality so so and portion small. I will not go back again.
16 Jun 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Service most appallingly bad! Will never come back again!!

We called ahead and made a reservation for dinner for 4 at 6.45pm and we turned up on time. We were shown to a private room with a very long table that can take about 16 pax. No one pre-empted us prior that we have to finish and vacate as soon as we are done eating as they are expecting a bigger group.

We were all hungry and didn't waste any time in finishing the two BBQ sets we ordered. However, the staff suddenly started to quicken their actions and wasted no time to start clearing our plates, the bowl of burning charcoal, serve us our fruits and even brought us the bill without us even asking for one! It was a Friday and we thought we can chill and chat longer after the meal!

Since the bill was brought to us, we settled it promptly. That's when the horror of horror started! The female Korean manager then appeared out of nowhere to ask if we mind shifting ourselves and our barely started fruits amd rice tea to another spot as another group is coming into this room. We all thought it could have been handled when we first arrived so we can pace ourself and not be left with no choice but to say "yes". Nonetheless,, we acceded to her request promptly and without any hint of unhappiness as we just wanted to be understanding and nice and didnt want to kick up a fuss to spoil our Friday night. Little did we expect her to bring us to a table outdoor just outside the entrance and right next to the dustbin where hogs and hogs of smokers come and go and we were left there to take in their second hand smoke while finishing our rice tea. That's still not the end of our saga. We had to repeatedly try to get the attention of the staff to bring us our unfinished fruit and tea. They failed to bring us our water and when we asked for it, the waiter only brought one glass. Complimentary ice cream was served to us to supposedly make up for the inconvenience and while there were 4 scoops served, only 3 spoons were given. Again, we had to strive to get the attention of the waiting staff to ask for one more spoon. The spoon never came. The meal did not come cheap at $230 and we all expected to be treated better than this.

The 4 of us were all there for the very first time and were left totally sore and upset over their appallingly bad service and handling! And will definitely never return for another visit!

23 May 2012 • 43 reviews • 20 followers

Surprisingly good option for vegans/vegetarians

For pictures and the full review, click here! Otherwise, read on...

Type of Institution: Non-vegetarian

Chang Korean (and Korean BBQ in general) is well-known for their BBQ meats, so you might be surprised to find out that they cater for vegetarians/vegans too. Chang proudly proclaims on their menu that their “specially-designed menu includes organic and vegetarian food to satisfy the taste buds of the health-conscious soul.” Most people are under the impression that it must be extremely inconvenient for a vegan to find dining options at non-veg*n establishments, but fortunately the reality is that most restaurants – even one where the specialty is BBQ meats – will have at least a few options for vegans.

Appetisers

As with all Korean BBQ restaurants, the meal invariably comes with complimentary appetisers. Let the server know if you’re veg*n so that he or she will not bring the non-veg appetisers – you have probably noticed the conspicuous absence of kimchi (which traditionally contains fish sauce). From top-left, in a clockwise direction, we have: pickled vegetables, refreshing mung bean sprouts (my personal favourite), vegetable salad, spinach, pumpkin and seasoned dotorimuk (acorn jelly). The appetisers were of an average quality.

BBQ for Vegetarian

I expected the Vegetarian BBQ to come with fresh vegetables and mushrooms, so I was pleasantly surprised when the server brought a platter comprising mostly of soy mock meat. The soy mock meat was marinated in pear juice so it had a slightly sweet flavour, and the texture was similar to that of very tender chicken. I loved it. It would have been even better if the Vegetarian BBQ came with some vegetables and mushrooms though – aside from the soy mock meat, it only contained a couple of strips of mushroom and corn. Also, the portion size wasn’t very filling.

Take note that a minimum of 2 orders comprised of any of the BBQ sets is required if you want to order the BBQ. ($28.00)

Saessak Bibimbap (Mixed Organic Sprouts with Rice)

This had a nice variety of mixed organic sprouts with sticky white rice, but no flavouring or seasoning was used so it was very bland. ($20.00)

Dolsot Bibimbap (Mixed Vegetables with Rice)

This bibimbap, which came with various vegetables and mushrooms, was similarly uninspiring. Ensure they leave out the egg if you’re vegan.

Dessert and Pumpkin Tea

The meal ends with a complimentary serving of fresh fruit for dessert and a cup of sweet and refreshing pumpkin tea.

Conclusion: Chang Korean has a good vegan option in the form of its Vegetarian BBQ, but I would steer clear of their bibimbaps.

For pictures and the full review, click here!

27 Jan 2012 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

Tasty Meats at A Premium

Decided to have some Korean BBQ recently and headed to Dempsey for Chang's for the second time in the same week.

I decided to go for the Marinated Prime Rib ($42) from the beef section. As for chicken, there is only one choice, the Boneless Chicken Thigh ($25). Meats were generally of good quality although prices tend to be a higher than that of other Korean BBQs - I shall call it the Dempsey premium where even a small bowl of rice goes for $3.

For my staple I decided to go with my usual choice of Seafood Spring Onion Pancake ($20). It was a little on the oily side but I guess that is what made it quite tasty as well.

Service was generally quite good. The staff helped in the cooking.

The one downside, like most Korean BBQ restaurants, is the after-smell as all the bbq around makes one smell like a piece of bbq meat after the meal, so its more ideal for a casual dinner rather than a working lunch.