FOOD REVIEW: Ju Shin Jung – Korean restaurant with a kids ball pit!

Ju shin jung Korean restaurant

I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes…. a massive Korean restaurant housing a large playroom/ballpit for kids?!

Count me in!

Welcome to Ju Shin Jung Korean restaurant @ Guillemard.

 

Ju shin jung Korean restaurant

This is their Lunch Set menu. You’ll see that it’s very very reasonable. Even more so if you factor in the time that your kids spend playing – for free.

 

Ju shin jung Korean restaurant

Every order comes with an assortment of Korean side dishes. We had 8 varieties served to us, and happily nibbled on them before our mains arrived. Want to know something awesome? They refill the dishes! Just ask them nicely when the waitresses come round with their trolley.

 

Ju shin jung Korean restaurant

Iced tea and water was served in very clean (and new looking) bottles, and the iced tea was so refreshing.

And see in the above photo, there’s these little white round pellets in the saucer?

 

Ju shin jung Korean restaurant

They are a bit of a gimmick, but excites the kids nonetheless. Simply pour some water on a pellet and watch it rise as it soaks in the water immediately. Then open it up and you’ve got yourself a cool wet towel.

(Note that you do have to pay $1 per person for water/tea/towel).

 

Ju shin jung Korean restaurant

The kids had a ball (haha) of a time in the ballpit whilst waiting for our food to arrive. It’s very clean, and there were no other kids in there, despite it being a Saturday afternoon. Win.

 

Ju shin jung Korean restaurant

I was a BIG fan of the Korean tofu stew, which arrived piping hot and smelling delicious. It looked potently spicy, but was actually pretty tolerable for a weakling like myself. It’s addictive and the flavours were superb.

 

Ju shin jung Korean restaurant

The Beef Bulgogi arrived on a sizzling hot plate and contained a generous amount of beef. To be honest, I’ve had better bulgogi in other Korean restaurants, but this one was still pretty decent. The beef was tender and the flavour was there (albeit a bit mild).

 

Ju shin jung Korean restaurant

My kids liked the Fried Saba Fish, which was nice and crispy. It’s a pretty decent portion for an adult, and went really well with the tofu stew and a big bowl of rice.

 

Ju shin jung Korean restaurant

There are also these kiddy ride machines inside the restaurant, which the kids were thrilled with. Best of all, these rides and the ball pit are all within viewing distance from the dining tables, so you can eat in peace whilst the kids amuse themselves.

I really enjoyed the reasonably-priced food and the friendly service, so I’m keen to go back – with some friends next time so all our kids can play whilst we adults sit back and have some soju ;)

 
 

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