Kung Jung Korean Restaurant in KL
[Muslim-friendly] Kung Jung Korean Restaurant in KL is one of our favourite spots for Korean BBQ.
We posted about this spot back in 2020 (see our post here) on the blog. It is one of our favourite Korean BBQ spots to eat with our Muslim friends as they don’t serve any pork. All of the meat served here are Halal-certified too.
We’ve eaten there many times, but here’s an updated post in 2023 since they recently renovated.
Kung Jung Korean Restaurant in PNB Perdana
With over 20 years of operations, Kung Jung Korean Restaurant is one of the OG Korean kitchens in KL.
We’ve always found the service here to be impeccable and the place is truly popular with Korean expats as well as locals who want a taste of good Korean BBQ.
On Saturdays, Kung Jung is often fully booked for lunch and dinner – so we do advise making reservations early.
The restaurant is also popular for corporate lunches due to the availability of private rooms, but the tables on the regular floor are good as they are sufficiently spaced for a comfortable dining experience.
Kung Jung Korean Restaurant has been consistently good
Kung Jung offers both BBQ and plated dishes. While prices have certainly increased over the years – we find that the quality of the BBQ meat here remains one of the best in town.
We also really enjoy the banchan (side dishes) here.
Check out our old post here, when we tried the Charbroiled Fresh Spare Ribs, Jap-chae, and Kimchi-jjigae.
Kung Jung Korean Restaurant in 2023
Early this year, Kung Jung was temporarily closed for minor renovations.
Upon reopening, we noticed that the dining area has been spruced up with more contemporary design – but we learned that the renovations were mainly done in the kitchen area.
Nevertheless, we detected no drop in service and food quality.
Charbroiled Fresh Sirloin
This round, we tried the Charbroiled Fresh Sirloin (RM128). As they say – a picture paints a thousand words (so, please look at the pictures, haha).
The cut is superbly high quality and fresh with some lovely marbling. More importantly, the meat was cooked just perfectly – tender to the bite and juicy on the palate with a natural sweetness that’s very prominent.
The meat goes so well with a dip of salt-sesame oil condiment and the chilli dip.
(We’ve also tried the marinated cuts – which are delicious well – in previous undocumented visits).
Pajeon is good
We both also agree that the Pajeon (RM42) is one of the best in KL.
It was cooked perfectly to yield crispy sides with a nice thick and puffy middle that’s not undercooked at all. The batter is actually very savoury and we enjoyed the bouncy squid bits and the generous amount of scallion.
We also have no faults with the Doenjang-Jjigae (RM33), as they used a generous amount of soybean paste for the stew, with plenty of tofu, zucchini and seafood.
Kung Jung Korean Restaurant is still one of our favourite spots in KL for good Korean BBQ. Sure the prices might be higher than peers – but this is more than justified by the quality and service.
Kung Jung Korean Restaurant
Address: Lot No 3.1 Level 3 PNB Perdana (formerly known as PNB Darby Park, Jln Binjai, Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm
Closed on Sundays
Phone: 03-2166 7181
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