Everyone loves BBQ and more so in the summer!! As soon as I was invited to review Superstar BBQ, the newly opened Korean BBQ restaurant, I couldn’t say no. As busy as we all are, there’s always time for a meal.
Transformation of Tottenham Court Road Station | Image via Crossrail
In the area that used to be known as Centre Point Koreatown has now been victim of the Tottenham Court Road Station’sCrossrail Project. Along St Giles Street was where one can get the most authentic Korean food in central London. It is a real disappointment as my favourite cosy little Assa is one of them!
Central St Giles | Image via Panoramio
It was quite comforting though, knowing that there’s a new Korean in the vicinity. Superstar BBQ is located at the Piazza of the colourful Central St Giles, designed by the architect Renzo Piano who also did the famous Shard.
We visited Superstar BBQ on a Saturday afternoon and were greeted with smiles as we entered. Surprisingly, it was rather quiet. I suppose it is still very new, plus it’s the August holiday season!
The lunch menu was a mixture of BBQ and the usual Bibimbap. We ordered the BBQ lunch obviously. And were fed rather well with lots of smokey BBQ meat, but it under performed in our opinion. They tasted nice but not to its capacity it could have been. Korean barbeque is usually packed with so much flavour; it does a ‘Wham bam boom’ in the mouth. Not this one though. It was lack in flavour and probably not marinated for long enough. The sauces provided were lack of punch too.
The highlight from this meal was the ‘Korean beef tartare served with pears’. It was very tasty, unique and refreshing all at the same time, something I have never yet tasted so far. I would definitely go back for this fabulous beef tartare!
**Disclaimer: I was invited by Superstar BBQ to review the restaurant. Everything written above is my own honest opinion and will not mislead you in any way or form.