Along Toorak Road in Melbourne’s South Yarra there are plenty of places where you can pick yourself up a nice cooked meal of an evening. Few though, will let you cook your meal for yourself. Zen Charcoal BBQ is one of those few. They specialise in Korean BBQ: diners can pick from their extensive selection of meats – steak, spare ribs, chicken, pork belly – or seafood, and then grill them exactly as they like them at their table.
Korean BBQ is one of Melbourne’s hottest food trends about at the moment, and at Zen Charcoal on Toorak Road in South Yarra, you can find out what the fuss is all about. The premise is simple: you choose your meat or seafood of choice from their menu of pre-marinated treats and then cook it yourself to your exact specification, on a grill place on the table right in front of you. Simple stuff, one would think, but difficult to pull off well, which is where the folks down at Zen excel.
If the premise behind your restaurant is that customers cook their own food, you have to come up with an accoutrement of other things to make your place worth a visit. After all, your customers cook themselves food every other night of the week. At Zen Charcoal on Toorak Road they have so much more to offer than just Korean BBQ, Their soups are superb, and an ideal way to start your evening meal. Hotpots are also a speciality, and their kimchi is among the best in Melbourne. Plenty of reasons to head out to South Yarra then, so don’t hesitate in booking your table at Zen Charcoal BBQ now.
This was only the second time we have had Korean BBQ, as someone who is quite picky with food I pretty much loved the food we had from the Momo set. I also tried the Lychee cider which was delicious. For anyone trying Korean for the first time this is definitely a place I would recommend.
very good service and for the amount of food we had, the price was reasonable and there servings were generous. Never disappointed here. Been here twice and on both occasions good food and good service.
Fantastic service for a large group; catered well for everything from vegans to people ordering individually to shared barbecue dishes. Surprisingly inexpensive bill at the end!