Tuesday 9 July 2013

[CLOSED] Nolboo Hangari Galbi – Authentic Korean Grill

Nolboo Hangari Galbi is a brand part of Nolboo Co Ltd, a Korean Franchise Restaurant with more than 520 branches and 8 brands in Korea. The group of restaurants are popular because they manage to develop various dishes to suits the taste of modern Korean Society and delivery unchangeable taste throughout its franchises.

The Little Devil is actually is a fan of this Nolboo in Singapore because they always deliver consistency in their food. Although it is nice to grill our own food, we don't mind them doing the grilling for us on another table. At least we won't be walking out smelling like our food.

So what's good here. Wine Sam-gyeop-sal (Pork Belly Marinated in Red Wine) – $25.90 (250g). The pork belly has a right thickness, tender, full of flavour and nicely grilled. They normally serve it with grilled mushroom and grilled onion.

Wine Sam-gyeop-sal (Pork Belly Marinated in Red Wine)

If you like your beef, try Kot-deung-sim (Fresh Beef Sirloin) – $42.90 (160g) and Premium Beef – $49.90. The service staff will show you the cut of the beef first before they grill it. If you check out the marble on the beef, you will be drooling now. Both beef are tender and almost melts in the mouth. I have to say, the Korean really know their beef.

Kot-deung-sim (Fresh Beef Sirloin)

Kot-deung-sim (Fresh Beef Sirloin)
Premium Beef

Premium Beef
As I do not eat spicy soup, Little Devil help me order the Han-bang Gal-bi Tang (Beef Short Ribs Stew with Ginseng) – $19.90. Not sure what happen with the beef stock, the first bowl they served is very salty until I can feel my last few hairs falling off. We decided to ask the waiter to check with the chef, it this is the right taste. As we have good view of the kitchen, the chef actually cook a fresh batch. It was better but the soup still salty. The beef is tender and fall off the bone. The good thing is that they have some rice cake inside soup to helps with the saltiness.

Han-bang Gal-bi Tang (Beef Short Ribs Stew with Ginseng)

There is quite a number varieties of 'banchan' – Korean side dishes, one of LD's favorite is their summer kimchi (or water kimchi) is very light and refreshing. For the kimchi, it is always a personal preference, the kimchi served in Nolboo is not really LD's likings. They are very generous with their side dishes and raw vegetables that goes with the grilled dishes.

Service is good as they delivery consistent quality of the grill meat. Price is a little on the high side, however the price has a direct correlation with quality of the food. Overall, as promise by Nolboo, they delivery consistently good food in their franchises. Cheers!!!

Food & Drink: 7.5/10
Value: 6.5/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10.

Nolboo Hangari Galbi
112 East Coast Road
#03-06, I12 Katong
Singapore 428802

Tel: 6636 3119
Op Hours: Daily 11.00 – 22.00

Other Outlet
Nolboo Hangari Galbi @ Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road
#08-04/05, Orchard Central
Tel: 6884 9151
Op Hours: Daily 12.00 – 22.00

Nolboo Hangari Galbi @ Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road
#05-29. Ngee Ann City
Tel: 6733 9151

Op Hours: Daily 11.00 – 22.00


  1. thanks for the recommendation! The raw beef's color looks a bit dull though.

    1. Hi Rubbisheatrubbishgrow!

      Thanks for the comment.
      The dull look probably from my photography skill. Need to work on that.
      The beef was good though :)


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