Seoul Ju Bang is a Muslim-owned restaurant serving Korean BBQ & sushi with poolside views

by Christabel Tan

Halal Korean BBQ and Japanese cuisine are pretty hard to come by, but we definitely have room for more in the local F&B scene. Need a new spot for group gatherings or chill dates? Muslim-owned Seoul Ju Bang in Balestier might become a new weekend favourite.

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Situated in HomeTeamNS Balestier-JOM near Toa Payoh MRT Station, the restaurant officially opened in May 2022 with little fanfare. The best part? You don’t need to be a clubhouse member to dine here.

The interior is cosy, lit with fairy lights, and offers excellent views of the swimming pool. There is also omakase-style counter seating for those who want a more hands-on experience, as well as tanks of live seafood on display (so you know the seafood you’re getting is fresh).

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You can choose to dine indoors or sit at one of the “semi al fresco” poolside tables. It’s like having a BBQ by the pool, but with all the work done for you.

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Seoul Ju Bang prides itself as a Japanese and Korean restaurant serving a selection of fresh, high-quality ingredients. From meats and seafood to stews and rice bowls, you’re bound to find something that pleases your palate. You also get complimentary sides when you order three or more dishes — yes, please.

Korean BBQ

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Be it yakiniku, mookata, or Korean BBQ, I can never resist grilled beef, and the selection here is pretty impressive. It includes the likes of Prime Beef Short Rib (S$35), Wagyu Beef Karubi (S$20), and Beef Tongue (S$10). Sit back and watch the staff grill up the cuts of your choice, before enjoying them with lettuce wraps, kimchi, and garlic.

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If grilled seafood is more your thing, order the plump and juicy Hotate (S$18), Prawns (S$18) or Mussels (S$18).

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Although the BBQ menu is very beef and seafood-centric, other options include the Premium Lamb Loin (S$35), Spicy Chicken Thigh (S$12), and even Foie Gras (S$18). Let’s hope more alternatives for non-beef eaters will be introduced to the menu very soon!

Japanese cuisine

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Take a break from all those grilled meats with an extensive selection of sashimi, sushi, donburi, and ramen. Highlights from the menu include the Salmon Ebi Mentai (S$19.90), Amaebi Crab Tobiko (S$12), and Live Oyster with Yuzu Jelly (S$7.90).

If you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to treat yourself, look no further than the mouthwatering Otoro Uni (S$29.90), Bafun Uni Gunkan (S$38), and Wagyu Truffle Don (S$39.90).

Reservations or enquiries can be made by contacting +65 8855 1117.

Is Korean BBQ calling your name? Round up all your friends ASAP.

Seoul Ju Bang 品 Pǐn
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???? 31 Ah Hood Rd, #01-06 HometeamNS Balestier, Singapore 329979
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