Location: 406 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000
Telephone: (03) 9600 2661
Monday ~ Saturday 1130 – 2300
Sunday (and Public Holidays) 1500 – 2200
Situated on the between Queen Street and Elizabeth Street on Lonsdale Street, Mook Ji Bar definitely does outshine the other few Korean restaurants located on the same street. Here goes – I was recommended by a friend who was recommended by a Korean friend to go there for some authentic Korean food; something that impresses real Koreans can not go wrong. On my very first visit, my impression was that there were a lot of international Korean!
In this fast paced Korean restaurant their diners didn’t stop coming in, they were mainly Koreans through observation. I liked their menu, there were a lot of dishes to choose from, great variety; but if you are unfamiliar with Korean cuisine it is best to take someone who does with you. I wouldn’t expect their staff to recommend dishes or explain what things were, they seemed way too busy taking orders and delivering dishes. That being said, each dish on their menu have an English description in detail; made very easy to process.
Let us move onto the food:
Banchan refers to small dishes of food served along with cooked rice in Korean cuisine. (Hangul: 반찬; Hanja: 飯饌; also spelled panch’an)ENTREE
Kimchi Pancake 김치전 $15.00
Pancake with kimchi, vegetables, pork belly and egg
Beef Bulgogi 소 불고기 $13.00
Beef and vegetables marinated in soy sauce
SOUP FOR ONE
Beef Bulgogi Hot Pot (뚝배기 불고기 ddukbaegi bulgogi or 뚝불 ddukbul for short) $15.00
Hot pot served with beef marinated in soy sauce, vegetables and sweet potato starch noodle
Soup made with seafood (including quarter of a crab), tofu and vegetable
Soy & Garlic Sauced Chicken (Whole Size) 간장 마늘 치킨 $26.00Rice x 3 = $6.00We were very happy with the dining experience in Mook Ji Bar; I would definitely go back again and be a lot more adventurous next time =] (I was told that the beef intestine dishes were very impressive kekeke).Menu photos can be found in the gallery below.
Head number: 6
Total Bill: $90 | $15 per head