Technically, 2D1N Soju Bang and Ssikekk are 2 different restaurants under the same owner. 2D1N serves Korean a la carte restaurant style, while Ssikekk which is located upstairs in the same building, serves a Korean grill BBQ. This review covers Ssikekk, which is actually what most people are looking for: the crazy value for money Korean all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet.
The restaurant is typically packed. Long queues outside as well.
For $22++per adult, you get access to pretty high quality meats like beef ribeye, short ribs, pork collar and pork belly. Although this is nothing like outdoor set authentic Korean BBQ, you can’t deny the good ingredients used as well as the good value.
It’s really a meat fest here with SOME vegetables, but obviously not grabbing too much of my attention.
There’s also traditional kim chi here which I don’t fancy so much cold, but really enjoy when grilled.
Pork chops, beef short plate, chicken, beef bulgolgi and all the good stuff for an amazing BBQ.
You can either cook your meats one by one daintily…
…or just whack everything on the hot plate at once. Service is pretty good, with the waitress coming to change the aluminium foil regular despite the insane number of people. The hot plate is slanted and drips oil into a bowl at the end.
Savour the marinated meats, or unseasoned on it’s own.
I don’t think we make very good cooks.
I originally thought 2D1N Ssikekk couldn’t do bookings, but apparently you can get 2 hr reservations, thereupon the staff will start chasing you out. Go for the smaller rooms to prevent smelling like grilled bulgolgi after the meal.
Scratch that; you are STILL going to smell like bulgolgi no matter where you sit at Ssikekk.
They even provide Febreeze to spray your clothes after the meal at the exit. Much shorter queues than their branch at United Square, the meats at Ssikekk are thinner and good for its price, but still loses out to SuperStar K Korean BBQ in quality.
I’d also rather pay $10 more for proper ventilation and not smell like grilled meat. No this is not authentic Korean BBQ style, but still worth it. 2D1N Soju Bang over Seoul Garden any day.
Damage: $25 – $35 per pax