Seeing the fantastic reviews of Goki Day on hungrygowhere made me look forward to trying this korean buffet. When I did, I must admit I was quite disappointed. As the rating on hungrygowhere was 100% and several reviews rated the food 4/5 stars, I too expected food that was 4/5 stars. The cheap price tag on the buffet should have been a caution sign for me but I didnt think much of it as I thought this would be one of those hidden-gem good value and high quality food places that the other reviewers were claiming it to be. As a result of my disappointing experience, i would like to adjust the rating on Goki Day so that other users of hungrygowhere like myself will not expect the food to be 5 stars.
The food did not taste amazing. It was decent. Some of the meats like the pork collar and spicy chicken tasted pretty good but I think it is similar to other korean bbq buffets. The pork belly was really just pork belly. Everyone loves pork belly.. I get it. But the restaurant doesnt deserve any extra points for serving pork belly if it didnt make it taste better than pork belly that you cook at home.
The range of food is very limited. Small appetizers arent served except for kimchi. Much of the cooked food wasnt topped up when I went there at 1pm, hence an even more limited range of food.
The service was good. The korean waiter who served us was polite and smiley. But the food was what we were there for and it was just decent.
The price is reflective of the food quality and is definitely value for money but I would not want people, using this site's reviews as a factor in their decision making, to believe that this place stands out more than other standard korean bbq buffets in singapore.
Despite my review being mostly negative, I assure readers here it is because of my own personal disappointing experience. If you expect a decent, no frills, budget-friendly bbq buffet then your own experience will be far better.
Recommended for the budget-conscious.
Not Recommended for the foodies.