Food: Mr Lim Korea BBQ Restaurant (Desa Sri Hartamas)

Food: Mr Lim Korea BBQ Restaurant (Desa Sri Hartamas)
Remember yesterday's post of the Korean Product Store Post? Well after browsing that store, I went over to Mr Lim Korea BBQ Restaurant for dinner with a friend. This was last week yeah. Seriously I ate too much since internship and OMG I gained 2 KG D: Sniff Sniff. I blame sitting at office too long. Seriously 8 hours of sitting is seriously bad for the fats. It just keeps growing! D:

Anyways back to Mr Lim Korea BBQ Restaurant!

Here is a short summary of the place if you are lazy to read the whole post:
1. The food IS AMAZING
2. Big PORTION for an affordable price!
3. Scary Korean Boss
4. Insensitive Management

Read more to find out why I think so.

Their menu

The interior design

My Table

Side Dishes

Just like any Korean restaurant, they serve the common side dishes which is vege with kimchi. Every Korean restaurant have their own specialty in their side dish. For Mr Lim Korea BBQ Restaurant, it was their Steamed Egged in a Hot Stone Bowl. If it wasn't for the steamed egg, I think their side dishes would have been pretty plain. It was really a surprise when they brought out the steamed egg. It was HUGE. Almost same size as the main dish and it is refillable! :D

Steamed Egged in a Hot Stone Bowl

Our Side Dishes

Bulgogi Jeongsik || RM 25

It's Beef stew. I love how they got the glass chewy noodles in their dish. I tried this dish in other stores and there weren't any glass noodles as chewy as theirs lo. FYI the portion is huge. So if you are going in a group of girls, you might want to share one dish together.

I had my portion in a small bowl

Check out the chewy noodle! :D

It was my first time there and I didn't know that the portion would have been so big when the food arrive.
Imagine how shock I am when my 2nd dish is as big as the first dish!
FYI we ended up not finishing the 2nd dish, we were just too full D:
Anyways back to the 2nd dish :)

Kimchi Jjigae || RM 19

I love this kimchi jjigae as the previous kimchi jjigae I had at another store was actually too spicy for me to handle and this was just absolutely perfect. A little sour but I guess that is how kimchi is like right? There were a lot of meat in this dish and I was just so happy la.

I bet you are all wondering now how could this restaurant have such bad service? I will get to there soon. Hold your horses :)

Here is my teman of the night <3

And here I am!

Alright time to explain what happen during the whole time we were there. There is 3 incidents that actually happened:

1. My teman was running late due to the heavy traffic in KL. So I waited in the restaurant for about 30 minutes without ordering. I sat at the table and decided to be productive and to edit some of my pictures on my laptop. While doing that, I notice from my reflection of my laptop that someone was behind me. I turned and notice the korean boss of the restaurant peeking at my pictures in a stalkerish way. So okay la, maybe he was interested in my pictures or whatever but that really gave me a fright. I didn't know how to respond but I just smile and showed him like I wasn't happy with him peeking behind me

As I continue with my work, I noticed him continue to walk around my table and purposely stop behind me to stare at my work. When I couldn't take it anymore, I turned to him smiling and said, "hey, could I help you with something?". He just looked at me and walked away.

2. While we were eating our food, I notice the waiters and waitress kept coming to our table to clear our unfinished food. FYI we were not done eating yet. We were eating slowly as we were getting full. They came by our table about 4 times and ask if they could clear our food and I told them 4 times, "No, we are not done eating yet."

I thought maybe it was late and they wanted to close but it was just 9pm and they were sort of rushing us with our food. It was just 3 tables occupying the entire restaurant. FYI the restaurant had about 16 tables. I was really annoyed with them kept wanting to clear our plates until the 5th time they came by again, I just gave up and told them "ok" with an annoyed tone. I really never had experience such service in my life.

3. To makes things worst, as we are eating out dessert (FRUITS), the waiters and waitresses told us we have to leave. I checked my watch and it was only 9.30pm. I asked them why and they said that they were expecting a big group to arrive any second from now. When I heard that, I was shocked la. How could you kick out your customers when they have not finish their meal and how could you not inform us earlier about your booking arrangement of your restaurant? As we were leaving I noticed that the big group of expected guest only booked 3 tables and I still can't believe that they wanted to clear the restaurant just for them. At least the Korean Boss could have explain the situation better than me having to question the waiters for the answer.

It was serious the worst service I ever gotten in my life. It's ashamed that the such a wonderful meal could be ruin by how the restaurant take cares of their customers. 

Here is the prepared meal for the expected guest


Honestly, I won't be coming back any time soon to their restaurant. Maybe next year or if I read a review of them having a better restaurant service to their customers. 

As for their food, it is seriously worth trying the restaurant once. There is 3 good things about their food served in the restaurant:
1. They provide free water
2. They have rice and free flow of side dishes with any main dish
3. They serve dessert for FOC too

Anyways do let me know if you been there recently. This is my point of view and I am just letting you know what I experience when I was there. There were other customers on their foursquare which mention about their bad service. If you can look pass the service and just go for the food, then good for you :) It shall take me a while to look pass the service as service is important to me la..

Do hope that this helps. I do know of some friends that would come here frequently for the food. If only the management could do something about this.
Mr Lim’s Korean BBQ
5G Jalan 26A/70A Primaville,
Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 6201 6984

Opening times: 11am-3pm & 5pm-11pm
Anyways Happy Food Hunting and 
Enjoy your last day of the long weekend! :D
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  1. Eating out is always about the experience and never just about the food. If you have a bad experience at a restaurant then no matter how good the food is, it is tainted. Based on your review, I would probably give this restaurant a miss. There are many good restaurants in KL and life is short. Why waste it on this restaurant.?

    1. Well said. Honestly this restaurant has one of the best Bulgogi Jeongsik I ever tasted. Just wish that they could serve their customers as good as their food :)

  2. LOL, u deserved that, bitch!!

    1. No one deserves such treatment. It's interesting to see how a fellow food blogger would comment to another. Thanks for dropping by and have a blessed day ahead.

    2. Your friend arrived late. You were sitting in their restaurant without ordering food, using their space to do your photo-edits, and you ate into their next appointment slot. They had all the right to eject you from the restaurant right from the beginning.

      Stop whining and show some professionalism. People like you are a disgrace to our blogging community. I can't believe you label yourself "food" blogger". Go embarrass yourself elsewhere!

      I don't need you to bless my day. I am very good today already. Don't jinx it.

    3. It's definitely okay to give your own opinions but you can choose to do it in a polite way. You don't have to pull people down like that. Jess is definitely NOT a disgrace to the blogging community.

      And, I really don't see any so -called 'professionalism' from you.

    4. That's what I hate about you KL'ers. A bunch of self-centered assholes thinking that you are bigger than anyone else.

    5. Hey I dont know you but hate speech is not welcome at my blog. Not sure if you are a blogger too but seriously I hope you dont go around terrorizing other bloggers. I will repeat myself no one deserve such treatment. All of us is entitled to our opinion. So if you got more to say, do it in a less offensive tone. Anyways I really wish that you have a blessed week and I hope someone like you wont be leaving horrible comments to other blogs.

    6. Ken, I think you should be the one to stop whining and show some professionalism. Not in any sense is calling a person a bitch or a community (i.e. KL people) assholes considered professional.

      By the way, restaurants that have good food AND good service are the restaurants that can last very long in the food industry. You don't see many restaurants that have good quality food but poor quality of services, do you?

      So, like Jessica said, have a blessed day because clearly you have not been having a nice day for you to actually go to a person's blog and insult them.

  3. You people must be living in a cave. How can you not know me?

    This goes on to prove that KL'ers are arrogant, self-center douchebags. No wonder you don't give a shit about bloggers outside KL.

    1. You should be the last to talk about 'professionalism' or calling other people self-centered assholes when you portray yourself as one. "self-centered assholes thinking that you are bigger than anyone else" Why are you describing urself here.. we are not interested .

      "You people must be living in a cave. How can you not know me?" People like you are such a disgrace to the blogging community. You are better off as an unknown in the surface of this world. You so blessed with arrogance, self absorbed, rude, and attitude of a pure self-centered asshole. So please make yourself useful somewhere else. We do not need such negativity from you. Small fry asking people why we don't know you. lol. WHAT A JOKE

    2. Looks like someone isn't using logic here, why would i bother looking at blogs outside KL when I LIVE HERE. You might not like this blog, but I do (: So do us all a favour, stop being a moron and get out of here.

    3. OH! And "You people must be living in a cave. How can you not know me?" Well..whos fault is that? I know that Jess does her best to promote herself but if no one knows you, whos fault is that? Yours la.

  4. You morons just don't know what you are talking about. And you call yourself bloggers? What a bunch of wannabe bloggers!

    Please for the love of god or whatever deity you worship! This is how a proper food review should look like!

    1. There is no point having 'proper' food reviews (and trying to promote it here) when you have such terrible attitude.

      Nobody has ever set any qualifications, criteria or rules in order to be a blogger. ANYONE can be a blogger.

      There are so many other readers who enjoy and appreciate the contents in this blog so maybe you should just stop being so rude and giving such offensive comments.

      Luckily I have good friends from Penang and they are nothing like you. Because you are really leaving a very bad impression to the other people who don't know anyone from Penang.

      Attitude is what matters most. And with such attitude that you're having, I can only wish you all the best in the future. God bless. (We worship Jesus and despite what you've said He still loves you.)

    2. You are just jealous, lady. Get a life.

      Yes, and I like to promote mine here. Since it is much better than yours anyway.

    3. Hi There, didn't know i have a super fan from Butterworth commenting on my behalf, we are still in the midst of tracking down your IP, thanks for promoting my blog anyway ^_^.

      Sorry to Jessy for causing all these unwanted problems.

  5. This Nai Ken Tho is a real jackass. Maybe he is the owner of the restaurant and was not happy with your comments. He should NOT put a picture of a dog in his profile, that would be insulting a dog. He should replace it with a rat as he is ratting like a moronic nincompoop. Or a cock-roach will also do as he behaves like a dick !

  6. Chinese foods are my favorite. Thanks Jassica for posting such a big well described blog. l really enjoyed reading the whole. I only care for the food; there is nothing to do with the "Scary Boss" or "management". You have elaborated the restaurant totally from every corner. These dishes are really looking delicious. Jessica, try sometimes at Mughlai Food New York, you'll surely love it.


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