St Giles street has suddenly been swept with Asian restaurants on two popular ramen joints Kanada-Ya and Ippudo. Next door to Ippudo is the new Korean BBQ SuperStar BBQ by the people who brought you Bibimbap. Korean BBQ is very popular in Seoul, I just came back from a trip in May, and the city is surrounded by 24 hour Korean BBQ places where you just turn up and grill your food.
What’s on the menu
SuperStar BBQ offers lunch, dinner and set menus to grill your own food, and other traditional Korean classics like steaming ginseng chicken, galbi tang, crispy fried seafood pancakes etc.
Tabletop BBQ menu
Arriving on a Saturday early afternoon, SuperStar BBQ only had a few diners we sat by the window admiring the modern edge interiors. The main focus is the inbuilt BBQ grill installed on every single table. The menu is presented on wooden blocks etched with different options. The BBQ lunch menu is considered a reasonable price for a choice of one grill your meats for £14.50, adding one more meat for an additional £5 charge is well worth considering.
Starters and BBQ meat
Starting off with one of my favourites the Jap Che, these glass noodles are fried with a mix of sweet and savoury sauce with chopped vegetables. Wooden trays of meat came out at once, raw meat piled onto SuperStar BBQ printed grease paper. Silicone tongs are provided to grab the meat and place it onto the sizzling hot grill. You’re in control of how well you want your meat cooked. The meat we choose for our meal was a decent thickness to quickly cook on both sides. Short beef ribs marbled galbi, beef bulgogi, sesame and garlic sirloin and chicken boologi.
The beef cuts were well marinated in either the boologi or garlickly flavours. Even when cooked on the BBQ the meat still tasted tender. The chicken however, didn’t soak up enough flavours, but the meat is high quality and bone sucking good. Watching the meat hissing over the plates with the red fire burning underneath it. Included in the lunch time set a bowl of steam rice, side salad and miso soup.
Service at SuperStar BBQ is very good, the two-three hours I spent there, a different waiter or staff ask if things were ok and cleaned our grill once it got too dirty. A lot of the all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ places only offer non-marinated meat and can get a bit boring.
For more information on SuperStar BBQ
4 central Saint Giles Piazza, St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8AB
Monday – Friday
12:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 23:00
12:00 – 23:00
Sunday – Closed
Overall review for SuperStar BBQOverall review for SuperStar BBQ
- tabletop BBQ
- many marinated meats to choose from