Joah Korean Restaurant on Raffles Place in Singapore’s Chinatown is home to hot, fresh Korean food in a chilled, canteen-style environment. Formerly known as Gangnam Korean BBQ Restaurant, and recently given a serious facelift to become the Joah, the Korean team behind this much-loved local are doing great things in limited space to showcase the flavours of the Korean peninsula, particularly spicy chicken dishes and lashings of kimchi (a classic palate cleanser) to boot.
Joah Korean Restaurant has taken all the elements that made Gangnam Korean BBQ Restaurant popular and messed it together with a fresher, chicer look to reinvigorate their dining space. The menu is populated with classic Korean favourites (bibimbap, dak galbi, mung bean pancakes, and naturally kimchi, make up the bulk of the restaurant’s most popular dishes). With food which leans heavily to the Korean-comfort side of things, Joah’s Chinatown location on Raffles Place is popular with Singapore’s tourists and locals alike.
What sets Joah Korean Restaurant apart from it’s Chinatown competitors is its commitment to preserving the classic flavours of traditional Korean food by cooking them the authentic way: your food is going to be fried up to orders – there’s no shortcuts taken here! Raffles Place isn’t well know for relaxed, local eateries, and that’s something that Joah Korean Restaurant does so well; the food is excellent, but the relaxed, canteen-style dining room encourages diners to sit, stay and pick their way through the menu of classic Korean flavours.
We had the lunch time set. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. The portion is just nice as well. Good to eat and value for money. Highly recommended :)
Good food . Service quick. Very crowded. Will come back again
Waiters were polite and inform us that there is a 10 min waiting time if we order a certain dish.This is helpful especially if the diner cannot wait too long.
Food is excellent as usual. Service is reasonable considering the lunch time crowd. Value for money.
Thought would be very crowded so made reservation. Thankfully, its not crowded during dinner time:) Service was also pretty good but due to not many staffs, would have to wait a while to get their attention:x Portion may seem small but was more than enough for my mum & I😂😳 Ordered spicy pork & kimchi soup (came along with rice) as well as green tea. The taste of the tea is not very strong but matches well with the food I ordered:) Tea is free flow and same for the side dishes. Staff was kind to offer to top up the side dishes and tea after we asked to top up the tea. Side dishes was also pretty yummy especially the kimchi and the kelp😁 About $15+ per person Would prob go again:) Hope there will be more food choices like 냉면 and more😁
First visit to the restaurant. Went on Sat for lunch at 12.30pm. Guess is because of Sat, the restaurant was quiet. Another 4 more customers came after we went in. Ambience is great as we have a lot of privacy for a nice meal and photo taking for our girl's 13th bday there. We enjoyed the food. JaJangMyeon the best! Refilling of hot water to green tea can be improved further though as we had to request for refill for many times. Spent $70+ for ginseng chicken soup set meal, steamed egg set meal, JaJangMyeon, sweet sauce Korean chicken, hot green tea, hot yuzu tea and cold yuzu. Will go back to try other menu items again.
Initial experience was good and after advising the waiter of my reservation, his action was prompt and I was taken to a table next to the window. However, I was asked subsequently if the last person will be coming soon. I advised that my reservation was for two but was told I reserved for 4 instead. Throughout the meal, there are interruptions where waiter would come by our table to remove a chair and at the end of the meal even before we call for the bill, the waiter came by to clear our table , sending the message that we should leave. But I must commend that the food came pretty fast and taste great and price wise, it is very reasonable. Good value for money but if only they got the reservation number correct, this visit would have been a fanastri mix experience.
Went in the weekends and we experienced a very good service! Will help to refill the side dish each time we finished. Each time we have any request for example, extra bowl or a ladle for the soup their responses were very fast. Although from other reviews I saw from other post saying that their service was slow but from my experience it wasn't that way. Most probably it was because we went during the weekends.
Ginseng Chicken on Tuesdays are absolutely worth the money. However, I feel more bowls can be catered for the high demand as it always runs out before 12 noon, making a lot of people miss out in this dish. Service here is generally good for most servers, but a particular one has a bad attitude. Overall, very value for money, not to mention good sides. Would definitely return for the chicken in Tuesdays!
Service was pleasant. We ordered the steam egg (2nd time having it there because it's so good), army stew (not bad but we wished the broth was thicker) and Set B for bbq meat - pork collar and pork belly (pork belly was a little tough and pork collar slightly salty if eaten without the lettuce, but overall rather flavorful). Great experience!