There is no shortage of Korean food at Sky Avenue but YG Republique is definitely one worth-visit Korean restaurant over there. Found at Level 2 of Sky Avenue, the Korean restaurant specializes in offering Pork barbecue but their ala-carte menu is not to be forsaken as well. It features a series of classic Korean delights; though prices on the steeper side, the quality is good and rather authentic. Service however, can be friendlier... they attempted to stop me from taking photos. Despite the less-warm welcome, we thought the food was quite good and the serving portion well-justified the prices.
Seafood Pancake (Rm 30)
Korean Fried Chicken (Rm 30/ half bird)
Janchi Noodles (Rm 30)
Butcher's Soybean Paste Beef Stew (Rm 30)
Tokpokki (Rm 25)
Complimentary Ban Chan
The Butcher's Soybean Paste Beef Stew was a great start to our meal- warm, hearty and deliciously cooked. It comes with a bowl of Korean White Rice; the flavors were amazing with generous amount of Sprouts, Onions, Radish in it... perfectly spooned over rice. A little pity that the meat was a little scanty. Toppokki is often our favorite when it comes to Korean meal, YG Republique's was okay... the Korean Rice Cake was well-cooked to the right chewy texture but the sauce was a little odd with strong flavor of Tomato paste and sans the spiciness. Likewise, the Seafood Pancake was beautifully cooked in puffed form but the Seafood was insufficient, we could barely bite onto any. The star dish of the day has got to be the Fried Chicken... deboned and perfectly light, crispy. Dips were not necessary as they were all well-seasoned and good to go. The Fried Chicken would make a good combo with glasses of chilled Beers.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: Yes 6%
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm on Weekdays, 11 am to 12 am on Weekends. Opens Daily.