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Woori Nara

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Located at Lorong Kilat, Woori Nara serves Korean Food.
Mon to Sat: 11.30 am- 02.30 pm (Lunch), 05.30 pm - 12.00 am (Dinner), Sun: 05.00pm - 12.00am
+65 64649282
$23 based on 22 submissions
Dinner (9 votes), Children/Family (5 votes), Hidden Find (5 votes)
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Nice hotpot but fried chicken needs improvement

Walked into the restaurant and realised few tables were waiting to be served. The place is run by Korean n they seems inexperience in running the business; service was slow. We had to take our own menu and drinks and we had to ask for the small side appetiser to be served.

We ordered a ham and luncheon hotpot served with noodles and vegetables. This dish was quite nice, soup was piping hot and not too salty, a little sweet n quite flavourful especially when the noodle n vegetables are all soaked in the red-orangy soup.

We also ordered the sampler fried chicken which consisted of 3 pcs original flavour chicken, 3 pcs spicy chicken and 3 pcs soy chicken. Honestly you can skip this dish. The Original ones tasted very normal and the skin wasn't crispy. The Spicy ones lacked flavour; sweet and a little salty. The Soy tasted like some sweet sauce and again it lacked flavour. I think the chicken marination needs alot of improvement since Korean fried chicken is in the trend now especially among younsters.

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20 Nov 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Nice hotpot but fried chicken needs improvement

Walked into the restaurant and realised few tables were waiting to be served. The place is run by Korean n they seems inexperience in running the business; service was slow. We had to take our own menu and drinks and we had to ask for the small side appetiser to be served.

We ordered a ham and luncheon hotpot served with noodles and vegetables. This dish was quite nice, soup was piping hot and not too salty, a little sweet n quite flavourful especially when the noodle n vegetables are all soaked in the red-orangy soup.

We also ordered the sampler fried chicken which consisted of 3 pcs original flavour chicken, 3 pcs spicy chicken and 3 pcs soy chicken. Honestly you can skip this dish. The Original ones tasted very normal and the skin wasn't crispy. The Spicy ones lacked flavour; sweet and a little salty. The Soy tasted like some sweet sauce and again it lacked flavour. I think the chicken marination needs alot of improvement since Korean fried chicken is in the trend now especially among younsters.
29 Aug 2014 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

fair and just ok

the food was not bad but i cant say its good either. the service is above normal. the service crews and all attentive and very particular to know what you specifically want to order. they were shorthanded that day but i guess they handled the crowd so well.
04 Apr 2014 • 225 reviews • 5 followers

If you love chicken scratchings

Boneless or bone-in, the skin on this District 21 Korean restaurant's fried chicken is crisp, dry and only slightly oily. It’s coated with a thin shell of flour, so the flavour and texture of the scratchings-like skin is retained. The skin holds the dense, honey-like sauce well too – the Yum Yum sauce is sweet, very slightly spicy, and mildly garlicky; the Soy is equally thick and sweet, balanced out by the saltiness of the soy; and the garlic chicken is the spiciest, with fresh chopped garlic mixed into the Yum Yum or Soy sauces. Past the light, crisp skin are moist chunks of thoroughly marinated chicken (plenty of thigh meat) so you will still be satisfied if you pick the non-sauced original. You can ask for the sampler platter (boneless chicken – original, yum yum and soy chicken; nine pieces for $20) to come with the garlic versions (on its own, 11 bone-in pieces for $17; boneless $19), but you’ll be charged extra for requesting four instead of three types. Be warned, this casual 40-plus seater gets packed with residential clients, even on a Monday – they serve other dishes, of course.
15 Oct 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Terrible service

A totally disapointing experience! 

Went there on a public holiday, only to find out that they 'ran out of rice' at around 8.10pm. And instead of cooking more rice, they went round telling existing customers that they're not serving any more rice for the rest of the day! There were customers still walking in at that hour and they can't order rice either. Quite appalling for a restaurant! 

They were also obviously very very shorthanded. Staff were slow and very disorganised. We'd sit there for more than 10 minutes and the staff would be too busy to give us the menu, it took numerous attempts to try to get the staff's attention to take our order, food took very long to arrive at the table and we were told that they ran out of rice AFTER the hotpot arrived at the table. Terrible! Drink we ordered never appeared either.  Although the food was reasonable for the price, the service was so bad I'll never visit again. A total mood spoiler for the night. Don't take the risk at this restaurant, there are plenty of better restaurants along lorong kilat with faster and better service and much better value for money as well. 
02 Nov 2012 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Fairly tasty food, but beware of their promotions.

Went there twice but not by choice.Food there was fairly tasty though I have tasted better elsewhere, now with the proliferation of Korean restaurants in Singapore. Ambience is homely and simple. Prices are probably reasonable considering the size of their portions (more on that later). They do have a very reasonably priced promotion voucher for a "all you can eat" a la carte buffet, on sale online.But beware.I bought 2 of these vouchers online, which was how I got to know about this restaurant tucked away somewhere in the Bukit Timah area. When we first went there, the restaurant was almost empty, but we were told that there was a quota on the number of these a la carte buffets everyday, and the quota had been exceeded on that day. We were advised to book in advance in future. They have a buffet and they have a quota???
The second time we went, we made an advanced booking. We ordered 4 dishes for two of us. We asked for small portions but were told that all their dishes were of standard size. The Ginseng Chicken soup came with half a chicken. Then a humongous plate of pork with ginger, enough to feed 4, and then the volcano chicken, with 10 pieces of chicken, again enough to feed 4. We called the manager to cancel the last dish of the salted saba, but we were told that we could not cancel the order.At the end of the meal, we were told that we would be charged $10 for the leftover food: one piece (out of 10 pieces) of chicken, and a quarter slice of the saba fish. And that was after she agreed to waive the charge for some scraps of meat sticking to the ginseng chicken bones (she claimed that most people clean out all the meat from the bones) and mostly onions from the pork dish.It was ridiculous and possibly a scam to recoup the price of the promo vouchers. Firstly, why a quota on an a la carte buffet? Secondly, most a la carte buffets would customise the size of the dishes to the number of people eating. How difficult is it to do that? And if they cannot do that, then set a minimum number of people for the buffet.As it stands, one voucher should only get you one dish (so what sort of buffet is that?). Anymore, you will probably be overwhelmed by food and you will be charged exorbitantly for any leftovers.Wouldn't go back again. Not because of the food, but rather the attitude of the restaurant.