We were meeting up with some friends so I suggested we try out Manna Korean Cuisine. Apparently, one of the chefs worked previously at Han Corea which intrigued me. It’s located in a plaza that houses some other random businesses.
We dropped in on a Wednesday (around 6:30pm) and the place filled up quickly. Four booths and a couple tables (22 seats). Service was odd; our waitress questioned why we wanted extra chopsticks and spoons. It also felt like pulling teeth when we asked for water refills and banchan. Never experienced this at a Korean restaurant before.
The menu is split into appetizer, bibimbop, Manna BBQ, soup & stew, hot pot and signature dishes.
Their hot pot dishes are pricey ($42.00 to $48.00).
Everyone’s favourite was easily the fried zucchini. Pickled zucchini had a nice crispy, crunchy bite. Macaroni salad was bland.
Portion is on the smaller side. Decent but not sure I’d splurge for this again (would try a different bbq meat instead).
Food hit the spot but MKC’s service could use some work.
Manna Korean Cuisine
3400 14 Street NW