I’m KIM Korean BBQ @ School Of The Arts
Schools in Singapore are getting more interesting. I just went back to NTU a while ago and this university where I spent my 4 years in, have transformed into a food paradise with so many food offerings all around. Plus they are going to build a retail mall within a school! How cool is that! It’s still in the far west of Singapore but studying is not a boring affair anymore. Besides NTU, School Of The Arts Singapore has also transformed into another cool hangout place. Given its strategic location, you can find unique bakery like K-Ki and I’m KIM Korean BBQ!
We celebrated Michelle’s birthday at I’m KIM Korean BBQ on a Friday night and the entire restaurant is full house. Quite understandable because their buffet price is VERY CHEAP! It’s quite easy to spot the restaurant because their signboard is loud and bright, with a cute caricature who looks like a Korean actor. As we enter, there is a fridge full of soju and beer. If you are wondering, Kim is the Korean partner of owners Sulim and Christopher Chew, who are also involved in the 77th Street fashion retail brand with their sister Elim Chew.
The buffet bar is split into four sections, starting with side dishes menu of cooked food to the meat section. We had quite a few delicious chicken wings before attacking the thick slabs of pork, beef and chicken. They are marinated with rich sauces and if you BBQ well, you will get tender and juicy meat. The Spicy Pork Collar and Signature Volcano Chicken are great! There is some heat when eating the volcano chicken so prepare your drink if you are not a chilli lover.
Their meats can be accompanied with various sauces. They also have a range of cooked food like kimchi fried rice, japchae, ginseng chicken soup and others finger snacks like fried nugget, wedges etc. There is free flow of drinks. Alcoholic beverages and canned drinks are not included in the buffet price. I think I have had better meats elsewhere but for the price we are paying, this is very reasonable.
Be prepared to come out of the restaurant with smoky hair and shirt because there are no smoke chimneys to absorb smoke. But I don’t think people really mind as evident from the crowd. So please call to make reservations. By the way, I’m Kim is not halal certified.
Mon to Fri: $14++ (adult); $9++ (kid)
Sat, Sun & PH: $24++ (adult); $18++ (kid)
Mon to Fri: $22++ (adult); $18++ (kid)
Fri-Sun, Eves & PH: $24++ (adult); $18++ (kid)
I’m KIM Korean BBQ
Address: School Of The Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive
#01-04/07 Singapore 227968 (Dhoby Ghaut)
Tel: 6238 7218