Sura Korean Cuisine Restaurant

Back to back weekend’s trying out two of the popular Korean lunch spots downtown. We had out of town friends that were keen to check out Sura Korean Cuisine. They’re known for leaning more towards the traditional Korean spectrum of things. It’s next door to Ta Bom Korean Cuisine.

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Hours.

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We dropped in on a Saturday (around noon) and were surprised to see there wasn’t a lineup. Make sure you have your whole party there otherwise they won’t seat you. We got lucky with our group of 6 and only had to wait for 5 minutes. Service is fast and furious; food came out at a ridiculous pace.

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The regular menu is huge but we only had eyes for their lunch special ($25.00/person).

Korean rice punch
DSC00208I liked it. A tad sweet but a great way to cleanse the palate.

Banchan – there was kimchi, potato salad and seaweed salad.

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Kimchi was legitimate.

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Also really liked the seaweed salad.

Rice
DSC00188Everyone gets one bowl of rice.

Daily congee
DSC00183Korean style congee which was homey and tasty. Good way to whet our appetite.

Green salad
DSC00185This was the last thing everyone touched. Standard salad.

Spicy squid salad
DSC00196I didn’t see much squid pieces in this. Mostly an overload of onions and zucchini instead.

Mung bean jelly
DSC00194No one particularly enjoyed this dish. The noodles were soft and didn’t have a bite to them. Flavour was very subtle, especially compared to everything else.

Braised beef short ribs
DSC00200This was my personal favourite dish from the set. Beef short ribs were fantastic; tender but still retained a bite. I went back for seconds.

Kimchi pancake
DSC00192Another good dish. Sauce had a great kick to it.

Herb pork belly
DSC00203Pork belly had a great bite and wasn’t too fatty.

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Another dish I went back for seconds.

Spicy sliced pork
DSC00186Aka. pork bulgogi. Solid.

Japchae
DSC00197Noodles had a good spring and chew. The beef bulgogi was tasty but oddly clumped together.

Fish cutlet
DSC00207Good batter, tender inside. I liked the addition of the mushrooms to this dish.

Deep-fried sweet & sour pork
DSC00205This was a bit too much deep fried meats for me. I enjoyed the fish cutlet more.

Soy bean paste soup
DSC00201This came out piping hot. Nice that the waitress came out and helped doll out the soup to everyone. Balanced flavour and slightly spicy.

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Happy to finally have tried Sura. Another solid Korean spot in downtown to try.

Sura Korean Cuisine Restaurant
http://www.surakoreancuisine.com/
1518 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 687-7872

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