This Korean Restaurant In KL Makes You Feel Like You're Dining At An Old Ajusshi's Home

As authentic as it gets.

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If there's one thing that K-dramas are experts in, it's their adept ability to make us crave Korean food no matter what time of day it is

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Tucked away in a shoplot in KL is a no-frills, old-fashioned Korean restaurant known for serving authentic Korean food at a reasonable price

Po Cha Korean BBQ is run by an elderly Korean couple and has become popular over the years, with reviews dubbing it as a "hidden gem in Ampang".

It doesn't have any proper signboard or bright lights on the outside, so it might be a little hard to spot at first.

Entering the restaurant is a unique experience in itself.

The space is divided into small private rooms with wooden partitions and sliding doors, while the walls are plastered with Korean posters and writing.

Before you're seated, you'll need to place your order at the counter. There's a handwritten menu where you can pick out the dishes you want. 

Several mentioned that the elderly Korean uncle's English vocabulary is limited, so be prepared to use a few gestures.

Although it's not your typical barbecue restaurant with air-conditioning and comfort, it's gained a reputation for serving Korean food that tastes home-cooked

Some of the dishes on the menu include boneless fried chicken, Korean pancake, kimchi-jjigae, among others.

A couple of recent reviews noted that the restaurant can get stuffy, so wear loose clothing and set your expectation that you're there to enjoy home-cooked food, not a five-star hotel buffet.

Also, unlike most Korean restaurants in KL, the side dishes are not refillable.

If you enjoy authentic food experiences, this is one place you'll want to check out.

It's pretty popular, so it's advisable to make a reservation before heading there. Take note that you might only be allowed to sit at your reserved table once every person has arrived.

Here's where Po Cha Korean BBQ is located

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It's a non-halal restaurant.


23, Jalan Sulaiman 1,
Taman Putra Sulaiman, 68000 Ampang

Operating hours:
5.30pm - 12am (Daily)

Contact number:

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