Pyongyang Okryu-gwan

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Pyongyang Okryu-gwan
Location: Deira
Tel: 04 298 1589
Travel: Al Maktoum Road
Cuisine: Korean
Times: Open daily 10.30am-midnight
Price range: Dhs50-199
Credit Cards Accepted: No

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  • Muhammad A Nov 03, 2013 10:33 am
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    I got there accidentally as friend of my invited me and was amazed by it. Restaurant has a unique style compared to anything in Dubai. Delicious food, super polite and friendly waitresses, the place is so clean and neat, outstanding service, in combination everything is just truly brilliant. On the entrance and exit you are politely welcomed and seen off by waitresses in beautiful traditional dress. Definitely worth visiting it again. I just hope people are not politically biased to visit it.
    It's not difficult to find the place, the area is called Business Village, just next to the Clock Tower, i think you can enter from various sides, but i took straight road passing by Dnata/Emirates on the right side not turning to the Clock Tower, just before Deira City Center traffic signal take right till you reach a small round about and from there either go straight right or left and will reach Business Village, and just as you enter the Business Village you wills see Okryu-gwan.
  • Guy Aug 20, 2012 06:05 pm
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    We went to the restaurant today with great anticipation. However, we did not find it to be good Korean food. One of the major issues that I have is that they served popcorn before the main course. This was a shock because Korean meals always start with all the little side dishes of kimchi, tofu and other types of vegetables. These initial dishes are one of the charms of a good Korean meal. I have been to Korean restaurants in several parts of the world (including Korea) , and I have never experienced a place that did not serve these initial dishes. Moreover, the "Bulgogi", a staple dish for a Korean restaurant, was bland. We also ordered "mondogook" (dumpling soup) and it too was bland. Although these problems did exist, the restaurant is clean and the waitresses are kind and friendly. All in all, I think that if you have never really experienced a proper Korean restaurant, this place will probably meet your needs.
  • Jahromi Apr 26, 2012 08:57 am
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    the food is testy ,but is not match with my test.people are very kind and i like the place.
    i will go there again and again
  • Mark Legaspi Jan 08, 2012 07:21 pm
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    Nice venue :) heheh and yes they will try to sell you the painting :) but my mother bought the grand Korean traditional dress for 1,500DH lol and yes after buying the dress they let us take pictures of the place LOL
    tHE service is TOP Class and they are very very polite ... ( i guess until you try and talk about their great leader in a not so nice way, but i didnt dare try lol)
  • Rali Dimitrova Jan 05, 2012 10:51 am
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    The restaurant was an adventure, a friend of mine came over from the states and he has read about it in a newspaper. What a little gem!!!!! I am not one to try new foods, coming from conservative bulgaria I usually stick to what I know best! But this little place was amazing! We found it relatively easy because my husband google mapped it and it took us 2 minutes to park (Its located in Deira, close to Dubai Islamic Bank Headquarters). The restaurant was clean, well lit and pleasant, they play national Korean music and sat us all on a big round table with a "lazy Susie" in the middle to make it easy to get the food to everyone . And then the adventure began, the girls were really friendly and asked each one of us where are we from then handed out menus and stood patiently pouring tea and refreshments without a word, very polite and attentive. The place feels like a home, like someone's dining room where you have been privileged enough to be invited. They have private dining rooms as well. Food was amazing, Sea chestnut soup (more like a custard than a soup) tofu triangles were so good, didn't try the calamary dish but all my friends loved it, had tempura vegetables, the pickled cabbage which was great, mushrooms mix, then beef with rice, seafood hot pot and then we had some black noodles with marinated strips of meat and veg. We were 10 people and didnt hold back on the food, the bill total was 867 dhs.

    Best adventure ever, food was sooooooo good I am taking my boss there for dinner next week. Great service, amazing find

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