This is one of the latest restaurants which opened at The Central and seems to specialise in yakiniku so I decided to check it out.
All their set meals come with a serving of kimchi and they also serve a selection of different types of bibimbab. Thus, it made me wonder if this was a Korean restaurant instead of a Japanese restaurant!!
Ordered a Karubi Lunch set ($13.99++) and this consisted of 7 slices of beef, a bowl of seaweed soup, a side dish of spicy tang hoon (vermicelli) and some cold tofu, veggies and kimchi. Very Korean indeed! Taste-wise…I found it to be Korean instead of Japanese!
My colleagues had ordered various types of bibimbab but I was too engrossed with the grilling of my tasty beef short rib morsels to take pictures of what the others had! LOL…
Everyone agreed the food both looked and tasted Korean. Hmm… so why does the restaurant have a Japanese name then??
Verdict: The food was quite reasonably priced for weekday lunch. Service was good as there was an extremely friendly “auntie” who attended to us and even joked with us. In addition, you don’t need to be worried about smelling like barbequed meat after you leave the restaurant. There were no traces of the “BBQ smell” on our clothes or hair, so that was good. ^_^
Haramiya (はらみや) Japanese BBQ
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#03-87 The Central
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay