Shin Chon Kalbi Korean BBQ in Sunnyside

Posted on April 12, 2010. Filed under: Cheap Dining, Cuisine in Queens, Korean, Woodside/Sunnyside |

The Shin Chon Kalbi Korean restaurant in Sunnyside looked safe enough. It had a clean though drab atmosphere and a kind but somewhat disengaged staff.  The menu appeared affordable and palatable, featuring many traditional entrees, casseroles and lunch specials. Brillo pad wire wasn’t listed on the menu, but unfortunately made its way into our dish. The do-it-yourself-bbq is strictly offered with orders of two or more, which is typical for this kind of dish, so my companion and I ordered the pre-grilled marinated tender prime sirloin beef. The succulent pile of beef strips graced our table shortly after we gobbled up our kimchi. We dug into the sizzling heaping of meat and then nestled the juicy strips between a folded lettuce leaf. After eating our first helping we noticed a shiny object swimming in the plate. Could it be!? Yes, a thin wire that appeared to have fallen from a brillo pad. Yuck! We informed our server and she apologetically returned the dish to the kitchen and brought us a new meal. I will eat practically anything, but consuming a metal wire will involve some serious indigestion. We proceeded to eat the newly prepared dish with some caution. The food hear tasted good but overall there was nothing that really stood out to make the restaurant exceptional. The kimchi was ok, but there was no bite. The main dish although edible was nothing exceptional. This place is ok if you are looking for a standard Korean BBQ place to do the trick, but if you want a meal that is top-notch you are better off hopping on the 7 train to Main St Flushing, where you can find Korean fare that is prepared better and bolder.

Shin Chon Kalbi Korean BBQ 43-01 Queens Blvd Sunnyside, NY 718-706-9205

Tender Sirloin

Kimchi

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