While I may look small, people are truly surprised at how much I eat at buffets. I also love grilled, spicy meat. So whenever I enter or convince somebody to enter a Korean bbq buffet with me, my true form is revealed.
After an entire day on my feet, in heels, I was beat so the only thing I could think to eat was Korean BBQ. Which was odd because I just had it two days ago. So seeing the newly opened Dae Jung Kum Korean BBQ buffet, I was immediately intrigued.
As you may know, I am a huge fan of buffets, so when that door opened, I was in heaven. Myself and companion arrived quite early as we were very hungry coming straight from work were the only two people in the entire restaurant.
We got very excited once we saw the neatly filled trays of marinated spicy and non-spicy meats (pork, beef, baby octopus). Next to the meat were trays of vegetables to accompany the meats, ranging from huge rings of onions; pumpkin/sweet potato to grill; chilli and garlic. There were also condiments such as Korean BBQ sauce and sesame sauce.
However, if you are not a fan of grilled meats, you are very well accommodated with cold dishes. Cold menu range from kimbap (potato vermicelli salad with sesame seeds); a range of freshly made sushi; stir-fries; chicken teriyaki; seafood hot and cold dishes. I highly recommend the canapés and the boiled cold squid dish, especially with some chilli sauce.
Do not worry about eating at Dae Jang Kum in the summer as it is very well ventilated. Service is immaculate as staff will rotate and change your grill plate every 15 minutes. Although, they will be happy to leave your grill as it is to keep your meat nice and hot upon request.
Quite different to other buffets I have patrolled, Dae Jung Kum patrons pay after they have had their meal. The buffet is limited to two (2) hours only and any drinks besides water is ordered and are recorded on a bill at the table. Don't worry, two hours will be more than enough for your family to fill their hungry stomachs and still have time to visit the shops of Campsie, especially on Thursday night.
Like you would expect from most family/buffet restaurants, the buffet has a well ventilated and spacious area. Located next to a carpark which conveniently ends their 2 hour limit at 6:30 pm every night, Dae Jang Kum is very convenient for travellers by car. It is also merely a 2 minute walk from Campsie train station. At it is very spacious, noise is well-traveled inside the room. There is also no smoke or noisy loud families to ruin your night.
So take your family out for some delicious meaty, filling meal without breaking your budget and/or waistline .