Duck and Beef Set
Bean paste, Salt and Pepper in Oil, Bean Powder, Chili Paste
200g Fresh Duck
As soon as the duck cools it becomes tough and chewy, so it’s best eaten straight off the grill.
100g Angus Beef Rib
One of the most unique Korean barbecue experiences I’ve had due to their specialisation in duck. (In fact this is Australia’s first Korean duck barbecue restaurant) The set menus were reasonably priced while service was very attentive. A good option for those who feel like Korean barbecue, but don’t feel like red meat.
Oree Korean Duck Restaurant
179 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC
(03) 9642 1270
270 Victoria St, North Melbourne 9328 1221
Top grade beef rib
Spicy kimchi and pork soup
We ordered the Combo A set menu ($39 pp) which included:
- Top grade beef rib (I found this to be extremely tough and chewy)
- Top side with salt and pepper (tender and delicious)
- Beef brisket (just okay)
- Bean paste soup (which we swapped for kimchi and pork soup, which turned out to be good)
- Rice (2 bowls)
Seafood pancake – contained lots of egg and not that much seafood, so was just an average pancake. HOWEVER the dipping sauce that comes with it is fantastic! = Not bad
Among the multiple Korean BBQ restaurants along Victoria St, I found this one to be so-so. The food overall was average with nothing standing out (apart from the seafood pancake dipping sauce, which I’m not going to count). I found the portions to the Combo A set menu to be on the small side, so unless you eat very little, this set menu will not fill you up. Service to this place was standard with the waiter coming around every now and again to turn our meat on the BBQ. What I did like about this place was that they used good exhaust chutes for each table which made the place less smokey compared to other Korean BBQ places. Having said that there is still no escaping the strong BBQ smell that seeps into your hair and your clothes, that lingers with you once you leave this place.