Oriental spoon is a much beloved mainstay for Korean food in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. It is located just across the road from Melbourne Central and a block down from the ever-busy La Trobe and Swanston ST intersection. Such a location ensures this restaurant shall always loom large as a good option for lunch, or a quick dinner before a night on the town.
For those that love a traditional Korean dish, they shall find in Oriental Spoon this cuisine well represented in the Bibimap offerings. While the beef, pork, or chicken dishes may be familiar, there are some rarer varieties on offer too. Therefore, if yet to try eel, fish roe or tofu bibimap, here is a great place for an introduction.
Alongside the the mains Oriental Spoon also has a number of tasty appetisers listed. In particular, the Seaweed, Mushroom or Eggplant salad - each a separate dish but trust a custom order could made for the committed gourmet keen to try all - are especially favoured.
Alongside the tasty food the ambiance of the restaurant is great: it is busy in the best sense of the word. With this, if you are keen to go somewhere for a quiet meal during lunch hour with a friend this may not be the best first port of call. Yet, if you enjoy being amongst the bustle and energy of Melbourne and in company of others trying a meal here is well worthwhile both for menu and vibrant surrounds.
Oriental Spoon. A rightfully beloved Korean restaurant in the heart of Melbourne.