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Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant is probably no stranger to most who loves Korean food. My first visit to this chain was the USJ Taipan main branch at least 4-5 years ago. I went  there again last week when the worms in my gut was starving for some Galbi.

Daorae Korean BBQ Garden at USJ Taipan
Daorae Korean BBQ Garden at USJ Taipan

I’m not quite sure if this is the very first branch of Daorae, they have branches now at Hartamas, Penang Bayan Point, Kota Damansara, Kepong, Puchong Bandar Puteri, and another new one in PJ (the NZX branch has since closed). When we were there, there was an friendly old Korean guy who looked very much like the owner, and he explained that “Daorae” means many people, which translate to good business.

I must say they chose the right name. Daorae for Korean food is much like the Superdining chains for Japanese food (Rakuzen, Sushi Zanmai, Pasta Zanmai, Kura)

banchan - kimchi and more!
banchan – kimchi, salad, chives, cockles and more!

The one thing I always love about korean food is all the banchan (small dishes). Other than the standard kimchi,  you almost always get something different on each visit. On this trip there were cockles, steamed egg in hot pot, salad, chives, fish cake, and more. I think we had some 10 different varieties. You can usually ask for refill too.

galbi (marinated beef), 3 layer pork
galbi (marinated beef), 3 layer pork

For the two of us, I ordered a portion of galbi (marinated beef short ribs) and 3 layer pork for the grill.

As usual, the expertly trained servers did the whole grilling right in front of us. Galbi’s best served with the ssamjang sauce (fermented bean paste & pepper) and wrapped in fresh lettuce. I like to add a piece of grilled garlic too.

The samgyeopsal (three layer pork) was lovely too. Grilled and usually goes either with the same ssamjang or gireumjang sauce (sesame oil and salt). Nothing like some pork to fill the stomach.

kimchi jiggae, Haze
kimchi jiggae, Haze

Other than the two grilled meat and those free banchan, I also ordered a portion of kimchi jiggae – a stew with kimchi, tofu, pork, scallion, onion and such. This is typically served with a bowl of fragrant Korean rice, which I like.

It was as usual, a satisfying meal at Daorae, though one that isn’t exactly economical (RM 140) for the two of us, otherwise I’d do it more often. Galllbiiiiiiiii

map to Daorae Korean Restaurant at USJ Taipan

Daorae Korean BBQ Restuarant
No.8C, Top Speed Business Center,
Jalan USJ 10/1J,
47620 UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.048045, 101.585987
Tel: 03-8024-2616

Discuss : KY eats – Daorae Korean BBQ at USJ

  1. That’s pretty pricey for Korean food!

    • Michelle: well, that’s cos we ordered 2 meat + 1 soup. you can easily have it under RM 100 with 2 cheaper portions of meat too. still come with all the banchan. 😀

  2. how come haze blocked her face haahahah

  3. my favourite place for Korean BBQ and i like this USJ outlet a lot.

  4. good choice. Out of all the other outlets this one is still the best (at least that I’ve tried)

    the price is also reasonable compared to many other Korean restaurants.

  5. LIezel: visit a branch or something 😛

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  7. Marcus Lee

    Got parking at the shop building underground carpark (not sure if it’s still free now).

    Usually we go in a group of 4. Order with 2 plates of marinated pork (~RM60), plus a pot of kimchi soup (wiht mixture of pork, tofou, kimchi, korean noodle, etc…) ~RM50. Total bill comes around RM120. That’s RM30 per pax.

    At 1 time I saw this outlet korean boss eating the Mango Ice at K.T.Z. 记得食 SS2! haha.

  8. I love Daorae in Hartamas! But yeah, it’s more pricey than the other Korean places at Solaris, etc.

    • Mellissa: not really pricer by much, just a bit, but the quality’s good and service’s usually spot on. 😀

  9. I think it would be better to go in like 4 or 6 cause they give a lot free tit bits.
    and what is apex magazine doing in the pic? hahahha

  10. my favourite restaurant that serves my favourite foooodddd!!! yumsss

  11. Have been to this one. Very good quality.


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