The Place Located at Marina Bay Sands, Hangoga Grill hails from Korea and it prides itself in serving authentic Korean food. I finally had the chance to walk into this restaurant some time back as I have heard some rave reviews about the barbequed meat at Hangoga Grill. The restaurant has a casual setting with some private dining rooms, and it boasts state-of-the-art barbeque equipment which supposedly would not leave a greasy smell on you after your barbeque session.
The Food The barbeque meat is certainly one of the highlights at Hangoga Grill. In terms of price, it is definitely pricier than other authentic Korean restaurants such as Red Pig Korean Restaurant or Togi Korean Restaurant given its location in MBS. That said, I am not a firm believer that pricier food equates better quality.
For a start, the Sapa ($25) which we ordered as one of the communal dishes was fairly ordinary and I think it is also kinda overpriced.
The Kimchi Pancake ($15) is crispy and never fails to be appetising in every Korean meal.
The Hangoga Bulgogi ($28.80) is basically grilled beef served in a hot plate. For its hefty price, I think the serving is too small and the beef portions are way too pathetic.
Beef aside, pork lovers can rejoice at the Jeyuk Bokkeum ($28) which is a hot and spicy pork dish. It is not too spicy for my palate, and I will probably rate it a 2/5 in terms of the spiciness level. Similar to the Hangoga Bulgogi, the serving does not justify the price as well.
Finally the highlight for me has got to be the barbeque meat, which we have decided to try the Pork Belly ($33) and the Rib Eye ($58.80).
In terms of the quality, I was not particularly in awe of the Rib Eye and the Pork Belly. It is at most mediocre for its price and I am almost certain that the other Korean joints which I have patronised previously offer a better value for money and quality for its barbeque meat.
Rants The quality of the food is average while the price is on the high side. The service of the staff here is poor as well. We were shocked that water cost $2 a glass here and the worst part was that we were only informed of the price by the waiter after we requested for more water. To sum it up, it was a disappointing visit to Hangoga.
Will I return again? First impression matters a lot, especially when it comes to a restaurant. With many more authentic Korean restaurants around in Singapore, I am fairly certain that Hangoga Grill will not be on my to-return list.
Taste bud: 3/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 2.5/5
B1-01B, Galleria Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Tel: +65 6688 7385