Cooking Review: Hanjip Korean Grill House at Clarke Quay

The place Opened in 2020, I checked Hanjip Korean Grill to Clarke Quay recently for a Korean BBQ dinner. The restaurant is located in the heart of bustling Clarke Quay, with an elegant, dark ambiance in a space that spans over 5,000 square feet, one of the largest Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore. Most tables can accommodate four to six guests and there are also private dining rooms.

The food The restaurant strives to be the most authentic traditional Korean barbecue restaurant in Singapore, and some of their signature cuts are Australian Wagyu and USDA Prime Beef which are aged meats. Besides barbecued meats, you can also find other commonly seen Korean dishes on its menu.

I was first served a series of Banchan which includes the tastes of delicious fried lotus and kimchi.

To start, I had the Chicken with Gingseng (S$30) soup, a nutritious pot with a whole chicken. I like that the taste of the ginseng is fair and not overpowering, and that it comes with generous portions of chicken meat. The portion is good to share for 3-4 guests.

The next step was the Spicy Seafood Tofu (S$25), which is good to share for 3-4 diners. It’s not too spicy, where the soup is quite tasty with the tofu.

Steamed egg (S$10) is my go-to Korean meal side dish and the version here is delicious where you get a nice fluffy egg texture.

I also highly recommend the Pancake with Kimchi (S$20) which is made to a perfect crispy texture, with a good hint of kimchi flavor.

If you like meat and cheese, there’s the stir-fry Spicy chicken with cheese (S$32) where it also comes with tteokbokki. Not too spicy overall, and you get good cheese with the chicken here.

On the grilled meat side, I had the Hanjip Tray (S$168), a 650g mix of two types of beef and two types of pork. You get the USDA Prime Ribeye (200g), USDA Prime Boneless Short Ribs (150g), Kurobuta Pork Belly (150g), and Marinated Pork Neck (150g).

My favorite cut from the platter is the rib eye, grilled to a lovely medium-rare texture for us by the staff, where the rib eye is succulent and very flavorful.

Short ribs come in thinner slices than rib eye cubes, where the flavor profile is less fatty but still flavorful.

For pork, I prefer the marinated pork neck which comes in larger, more pressed pieces compared to the pork belly.

Getting mad There is a two hour limit on eating during my dinner tour, something to consider if you plan to take your time enjoying your meal.

Will I come back? Overall, I had a good dining experience at Hanjip Korean Grill House where the dishes are consistently good, especially for the quality of the grilled meats.

This was an invitational tasting, although all opinions expressed are our own.

TheRantingPanda says:
taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Vibe: 4/5
Overall experience: 4/5

Hanjip Korean Grill
3C River Valley Road, #01-11 Clarke Pier
Singapore 179022
Tel: +65 8882 9011

Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Rated by The Ranter

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