Gang Nam Korean BBQ Restaurant in Empire Center, Richmond


I had meant to bring the boys to Gang Nam Korean BBQ on mother’s day. The address of this restaurant is 2065-4580 No. 3 Road. It has to be somewhere in Empire Center.

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We simply cannot locate the restaurant. So, we tried again on the next weekend. We still cant find it in the Empire Center area. We even asked the parking attendant and he has no idea. We decided to look for another place instead. On the way out of Empire Center via Hazelbridge Way, we finally saw the restaurant. Apparently, the entrance of the restaurant is actually facing Hazelbridge Way. But the building that the restaurant occupies is part of the strip mall of Empire Center.

I confirmed with the server that parking is at the Empire Center parking lot which is usually very busy.

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High back benches serve as partition for some privacy.

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Nanzaro ordered a Spicy Pork Bibimbap from the lunch special for $8.95. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

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The Bibimbap was served in a hot stone bowl. Nanzaro enjoyed it as he said it was like fried rice when it’s all mixed up in the hot stone bowl. He even ate all the vegetables that came with it.

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Arkensen did not want to order from the lunch special. He said what is the point of coming to a Korean BBQ restaurant and not order BBQ. So, I had to share with him on the BBQ lunch combo which is meant for two. We had option B.

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The combo came with a salad, a small bowl of japchae and three banchans which include kimchee, pickled daikon and potatoes. Well, these are all mine as my boys do not like them.

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The above were the ingredients for our BBQ combo; beef short rib patty, chicken bulgogi, marinated pork short rib and lettuce with Korean chili paste (gochujang).

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The servant also brought us some dipping sauce for the BBQ. She told us that it’s made in store and it has honey, garlic, pear, ginger, … and age for 3 days before serving.

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Here we go, grilling away. The server was helping us with the controlling of the heat as she came by a few times to check on it.

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When we were almost done with the first batch, the server told us that she will replace the grill with a clean one.

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Look at how big were the two pork short rib slabs. They took up the whole grill.

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Here was how I had the BBQ meat; wrapped in the lettuce, topped with some pickles/kimchees and flavoured with the Korean chili paste.

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The combo also came with soup and rice for two.

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Gang Nam Korean BBQ accepts credit cards.

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Above are the rest of their menu. You can click on them to have a larger view.

Gang Nam Korean BBQ on Urbanspoon

4 thoughts on “Gang Nam Korean BBQ Restaurant in Empire Center, Richmond

  1. How was the beef short rib patty? It looks like a hamburger patty. I’m thinking of ordering the hotpot lunch combo with that short rib patty.

  2. Gang Nam seems pretty affordable for Korean BBQ! And I really like how they serve gochujang and fresh lettuce to go along with your meat because that is how I remember eating Samgyeopsal (korean bbq) in Seoul.

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