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26 May, 2009

Koryo-won (고려원)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Korean Food

Another backdated post taken in Malaysia before we left for the UK. We were thinking of having Korean food in KLCC when we were shopping around there. If we are not mistaken, Koryo-won is the only Korean restaurant in KLCC.

A photo of KLCC when we finished shopping for the day.
A place to be if you’re looking for fine Korean dining restaurant.
The exterior of the restaurant.

The restaurant is clean, well-designed, modern and equipped with good ventilation.

It was nicely decorated with Korean dolls.
For our drinks, we had a watermelon juice at RM12 and a mineral water for RM5. Yes, we do agree that food and drinks in this restaurant are pricey. For most Korean restaurants in Sri Hartamas, they usually serve drinking water for free.
Our side dishes (반찬) arrived shortly after we placed our order. They served 6 different types of side dishes. To be frank, we weren’t too impressed by their side dishes. The taste was rather average.
For our mains, we had a dol sot bibim bap (돌솥비빔밥) priced at RM28. This hot stone fragrant rice was topped with fresh seasonal vegetables, marinated sweet chicken, egg, chilli paste and sesame oil. It tasted quite delicious, the rice touching the bowl was crispy and tasty. It was neither too sweet nor spicy, just right for us. It was also served with a bowl of miyeok guk (미역국), a type of Korean seaweed soup which is usually eaten by the Koreans on their birthday.
The next main dish would be our all time favourite – kimchi jigae (김치찌개). Priced at RM25, this spicy kimchi soup was served with side dishes and rice. This, too, tasted rather good, the soup was sourish and boosted our appetites. Even though it was rather expensive, the ingredients served were proportionate to the price.

Other than the common food found in most Korean restaurants, Koryo-won offers grilled Wagyu beef marinated with their special BBQ recipe. Superior wagyu beef (M9) is priced at RM360 while premium wagyu beef (M7) is priced at RM260. Wagyu shabu-shabu is priced at RM160 with a minimum order of 2 persons. Do check it out if you’re looking for a fine dining Korean restaurant.

Restaurant Information
Lot 418-419, Ramlee Mall
Suria KLCC,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 03-21666189

13 Responses to "Koryo-won (고려원)"

1 | J2Kfm

May 26th, 2009 at 10:30 pm


so expensive? given the location, understandable i guess.

my aunt used to say, this is THE best korean restaurant in KL, bar none. I’ve my doubts though.

would like to see comparison with Daorae and the others.

2 | ~Christine~Leng

May 26th, 2009 at 11:49 pm


would definitely love to visit this place! haven’t been to any Korean restaurants around this area yet :)

3 | Selba

May 27th, 2009 at 12:41 am


I like the restaurant interior and also the dolls… cute :)

Food looks good.

4 | backStreetGluttons

May 27th, 2009 at 1:52 am


We never did rate Korean food highly , being what we think is but a shadow of Japanese cuisine !

5 | Sean

May 27th, 2009 at 3:56 am


this is the only outlet on klcc’s top floor that i haven’t visited. used to be kelantan delights, i think. the ambience looks good, and i’d definitely order the bibimbap if/when i manage to go there! 😀

6 | Nic (KHKL)

May 27th, 2009 at 5:04 am


bibimbaps are nice! like korean nasi goreng..hehe..i usually put in lotsa sauce until it becomes like porridge..hehe. lurve the sweet/salty/sour taste of it. 😀

7 | sakaigirl

May 27th, 2009 at 6:07 am


whoa, really expensive!! I never tried korean food before..should have a try, but won’t start with this restaurant yet^^

8 | cariso

May 27th, 2009 at 1:09 pm


The best in KL uh? Guess I got no chance to try out though.

9 | Little Inbox

May 27th, 2009 at 2:09 pm


I love spicy kimchi soup too!

10 | mimid3vils

June 1st, 2009 at 1:08 am


Mineral water priced at RM5!!! That's so expensive!!

11 | 550ml jar of faith

June 2nd, 2009 at 8:49 am


I think there’s a conspiracy for me to OD on Korean! I keep stumbling on absolutely delicious looking blog posts, all Korean restaurants I’ve never tried! I’m sold on this one!

12 | Sugar Bean

June 3rd, 2009 at 7:00 am


J2Kfm, yeah, restaurants in KLCC are never cheap we suppose. Hmm… We somehow don't think it's the best Korean restaurant in KL. We've tried others in Sri Hartamas, some of them are really good.

Christine, which area do you mean? Yeah, it's no harm to check Koryo-won out.

Selba, we have to agree that the interior is nice. The food was good too!

backStreetGluttons, somehow we don't think Korean food is the shadow of Japanese food. They can be similar in some ways, but for most part we still think that they're different. :)

Sean, we're not too sure what restaurant was there before Koryo-won. Wow, you've been to all except this one? Perhaps you should visit this place to complete the top floor of KLCC. Haha!

Nic (KHKL), haha! What a creative way of describing bibimbap! Now that you mentioned, it does look like Korean fried rice!

sakaigirl, we would recommend you to check out Korean restaurants around Sri Hartamas area as they are good and cheaper.

Cariso, this restaurant is good but we don't think it's the best in KL. :)

Little Inbox, kimchi soup is a must-order item when we visit Korean restaurant! ^^

mimid3vils, yeah, it is very expensive. But other drinks are more expensive than that, we have no choice but to order it.

550ml jar of faith, gotta admit that the ambiance and food presentation of this restaurant is good. Haha, looks delicious to you? Do check it out then. :)

13 | Ally

October 19th, 2013 at 5:25 pm


I have such a bad experience at this resturant in klcc. And they served me rice first and the soup was served more than 30mins after I ordered although there was only three table in the hall. But the staff was never apologised for it.
The taste of food is not good at all. I have ordered spice soybean soup but in fact, the tastes of the soup is totally different from it supposed to be. I even worry that people who have never tried the dish think it tastes like it. Shame of it!!
So complained and then again the staff never said sorry or anything. So I canceled it.
Then guess what~!?! They asked me pay for the rice. I was really speechless. The rice come with the soup. The price is nothing, only 5 ringgit I can pay. But the rudeness of staff couldn’t take it! So I refused to pay it and then the staff started to insult me so loud.
I have never experienced this kind of service before in any other Korean resturant in malaysia.
If the owner of the resturant happen to read this, please train your staff being polite to the customers and please do not put in the menu if you can’t make it.
You have opened the resturant In such a famous shopping mall. Don’t you ever think you are represent of Korean and Korean food?

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