Taste of Korea

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Hidden away on the penthouse floor of the Eclipse Boutique Suites, Taste of Korea is an understated venue that will no doubt make an impression. It’s a rather quaint set-up consisting of two smallish rooms with barely more than ten tables. Wall-length mirrors are used to give the appearance of a larger space, yet although this doesn’t quite work, it still gives the place a unique sense of exclusivity, and it’s definitely novel. It’s also excellent value for money, with a returning string of mostly Korean clientele – always a good sign. Staff are cheerful, informative, evidently proud of the food and happy to make suggestions – and our advice is to stick with these. Unless you like your seafood raw, avoid the crab, but do go for the bibimbap rice dish (our advice is to opt for the hot version) and the gogigui, a traditional Korean-style BBQ that involves broiling strips of marinated beef short ribs, mushrooms and onions at the table. It’s hearty, wholesome fare that hits the spot.

By Time Out staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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  • Location: The Eclipse Boutique Suites, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 652 1013
  • Travel: The Eclipse Boutique Suites
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  • Cuisine: Korean
  • Times: Open daily noon-3pm; 6pm-10pm
  • Price: Dhs50-200
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Andrew on 02 Mar ' 13 at 06:54
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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This korean restaurant is probably best korean restaurant in Abu Dhabi. I have been to all of them. But price is too high. All of the korean restaurants are expensive, but here it worth it.

Posted by: Tony on 25 Jan ' 13 at 13:33

I can not believe that it was September since my last visit. The food was again very good as was my overall experience. On this visit, however, the service was a tad slow. More people should know about this restaurant!

Posted by: Tony on 02 Sep ' 12 at 09:18
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to this restaurant very much this week. It is located just two blocks from where we live and right next to the Central Market (Souq). The pickled starters were very tasty and varied. We both ordered Bibimbap. My wife who has eaten Korean food before sees this a good test. I tried it for the first time. The dishes were a good size, surved in a stoneware pot which was very hot. The ingredients were all very fresh. I would have liked more beef, and the chilli sauce which could be added to taste, was extremely hot. The meal cooks in the pot and the rice had a nice texture to it. But we enjoyed our meals very much. Only draw back for me was that they allow smoking which in a small room was overpowering. We are going back soon though!

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