I’m a big fan when it comes to Korean food and I’ve always wanted to visit this place since it opened 8 months ago. It was only today that I happened to be in the area that I decided to pop in for lunch. The restaurant is conveniently located at the beginning of Devereux Road as you turn in from Greenhill Road.
The restaurant has a nice wide frontage that allows plenty of natural light to flow in. The decor is basic but well presented with prominent use of greens and browns. There’s about half a dozen parking spots out the front of the restaurant, but there’s also a separate island of car parks nearby. The lunch and dinner menus are different and I was only presented with a lunch menu that had limited options, 2 of them were variations of bibimbap.
For lunch, I ordered the Bulgogi Lunch Box. The meal was ready after a 15 minute wait and was very nicely presented. The beef was lean and well marinated, however, the meat was slightly overcooked. The vegetables were fresh and crisp, and the flavours were well balanced. The dish came with 3 pickled vegetables; cabbage kim chi, spinach kim chi and bean sprouts. The pickled vegetables were nice with the exception of the cabbage kim chi. It was way too salty, to the point that I couldn’t eat it. The steamed rice had nice firm individual grains and was well cooked.
I think the staff member at this place was a bit annoyed at me from the moment he saw me taking photos outside the restaurant. The reception was a bit cold and I was rushed into ordering my lunch (not that there was much to choose from). The service for the most part was good. Drinks arrived promptly and plates were cleared as I finished. The atmosphere was relaxed, mainly due to the fact there was only one other couple eating at the restaurant. The Bulgogi Lunch Box set me back $13.80 which is a bit higher than expected. I can get an identical dish at a Korean restaurant in the city for less.
Would I come back to this restaurant? I doubt it.
WHERE: 4 Linden Ave, Hazelwood Park