We recently had dinner at this newly opened Korean restaurant in Damansara Uptown/Damansara Utama and we were very pleased with it. Located on the same row as Pot & Bone, there’s ample parking space by the restaurant.
# – Han Woo Ri in Damansara Uptown.
Upon entering the premise, we noticed some smokiness from the bbq grill but it wasn’t incredibly unpleasant.
# – The grill on every table.
The menu was average, pretty much the same things you could find in most Korean restaurants in Klang Valley.
Upon sitting down, we were served a bowl of complimentary fermented soybean paste soup each and a plate of pickled sliced onions as well as other condiments.
# – Complimentary soup and pickled slide onions.
# – Condiments – a sweetish sauce I can’t recognise, bean paste and sesame oil with salt.
For the barbeque, we ordered slices of rib eye, marinated pork neck and thinly sliced beef. Customary side dishes or banchan were served too.
# – The staff did the grilling of the meats. In picture are the thinly sliced beef (cha dol bagi) with all the banchan.
# – Marinated pork neck (yang nyum mok sal) – fresh, fatty and tender.
# – Sliced rib eye (gal bi sal). Check out the marbling!
We really enjoyed the barbecue. The pork neck and rib eye especially, were fatty and tender but slightly crisp on the edges thanks to the skilled staff who did the grilling.
We also ordered a dol sot bibimbab and kimchijigae (which came with a bowl of rice).
# – Dol sot bibimbap – lovely though could do with more red pepper paste/gochujang. In hindsight, I should have asked for more gochujang.
# – Kimchijigae – good depths of flavour with abundance of meat, glass noodles, sprouts and tofu. Belly warming!
The thing that really stood out for me at this restaurant was the service. It was impeccable!
All the staff were keen and had smiles on their faces – quite a rare sight in Malaysian restaurants really. And they asked us at least 3 times whether we would like to replenish any side dish.
Our dinner ended with complimentary slices of watermelon and traditional Korean rice drinks (my favourite!).
# – Rice drink and fruit.
And the most important part, the prices. Well, it’s not particularly cheap or expensive. As with most of the decent Korean joints in town, prepare to pay a bit more for the bbq beef range while the other stuff are perfectly affordable. If you want to try the restaurant out without paying too much first, I suggest going during lunch time as they have very reasonably priced lunch set menus.
Han Woo Ri – Korean BBQ Restaurant
34G, Jalan SS21/62,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Mon – Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Tel: +603-7731 3357