I’m Kim Korean BBQ is a Korean buffet restaurant at the Singapore School Of The Arts (SOTA). The concept of the restaurant is pretty straightforward – pick from a selection of cooked food, soups, condiments, meats, drinks and more.
They have two services – one for lunch and one for dinner. The lunch service starts from S$14++ and the dinner service starts from S$22.90++. The lunch offerings is pretty similar to the night service, with the exception of a few meats and cooked dishes.
It is precisely the price and the extensive fare that will keep you going back.
We picked out a selection of cooked food and we were rather impressed.
First, we went right for the Bushimgae, or better known as Korean pancake. We were lucky enough to get a fresh batch so it was warm and very tasty.
They have a huge selection of vegetables, mushrooms and condiments for the BBQ. They have specially mixed onions and other condiments such as garlic and more. You can also grab some enoki mushrooms that are great when grilled.
Seafood is not available for lunch, but that’s fine. Let’s talk about the meats.
We tried everything they had that day, but our hearts went out to the Pork Belly and the Chuck Tender Beef.
The former is unpretentious and classic, and have it wrapped in a lettuce leaf with some sauces and you will understand the true joy of Korean BBQ. The latter was as its name suggest – very tender, even when slightly over-grilled.
Other meats you can expect here are Marinated Pork Belly, Spicy Pork Collar, Garlic Chicken and signature ‘Volcano’ Chicken. More premium meats are actually available for dinner.
The Spicy Beef Soup was satisfying with chunks of beef and vegetables, while the Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup) was slightly underwhelming.
I’m Kim Korean BBQ is certainly wallet-friendly and we can see why it is so popular. They also have special (even lower) prices for students on weekdays.
Lunch: Mon to Fri: $14++ (adult); $9++ (kid)
Sat, Sun & PH: $24++ (adult); $18++ (kid)
Dinner: Mon to Fri: $22.90++ (adult); $18++ (kid)
Fri & Sun, Eves & PH: $24.90++ (adult); $18++ (kid)
I’m Kim Korean BBQ
1 Zubir Said Dr
Tel: +65 6238 7218
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 5pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Gaut
For more recommendations, read our guide to 11 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants in Singapore.