MELBOURNE | Mook Ji Bar is a popular, no-nonsense Korean restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD that’s popular with Korean students and others looking for affordable, tasty Korean food. The space is small, simple, and hectic, and there’s usually a line. Service is prompt and tables rotate fast though, so you’re never waiting in line too longer.
Most people come here for Mook Ji Bar’s signature fried chicken. There are a few different fried chicken options on the menu, the main differentiation being the types of chicken pieces included, the sauce used, and the heat level. Whatever option you choose, you’ll be presented with a plate of some of the crispiest fried chicken in town, with generous amounts of sauce. The spiciest option is very popular, as is the fried chicken topped with melted cheese.
Other popular dishes include Korean pancakes and tteokbokki (stir-fried rice and fish cakes with a hardboiled egg in gochujang paste). We also highly recommend the spicy stir fried beef intestine, served sizzling with onion and veggies on a hot iron plate. It’s has a wonderful flavour and fantastic texture. Kimchi and banchan are, of course, included with every seating.
For drinks there’s a few beers, soju and non-alcoholic drinks, and you’re allowed to BYO wine.
The food at Mook Ji Bar is tasty, it comes out fast, serving sizes are generous, and pricing is keen. What more do you need?
Mook Ji Bar
406 Lonsdale Street
Telephone: (03) 9600 2661
Mon – Sat: 11:30am to 11:00pm
Sun: 11:30am to 10:00pm