SURA Korean Cuisine

February 16th, 2012. SURA Korean Cuisine

sura korean cuisine
sura korean cuisine

 

 

 

 

A rainy mid-February day sniffing out some business downtown with my fave co-worker, Ms. Vivian! After striking out at a few places we figured it’s time to grab some lunch.

sura korean cuisine
sura korean cuisine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Vivian suggested we check out SURA on Robson. I was pretty happy to oblige since I’ve always been curious about it. I’d heard some good feedback…and I wanted to see for myself.

sura korean cuisine
sura korean cuisine

 

 

 

 

 

I really like the decor. It’s traditionally warm and inviting, but at the same time has that westcoast cool. There are tables on either sides of the space, but I love that the middle section has the sunken tables with sheer drape partitions. Love it~!

sura korean cuisine
sura korean cuisine

 

 

 

 

 

We were pleasantly surprised that there were some great priced lunch specials. SURA is slighly higher-end than other Korean small-plates restaurants, so this was a completely delightful surprise

sura korean cuisine
sura korean cuisine

 

Another good sign that this place would be serving good food was the fact that there was a decent number of non-Koreans eating here as well. Korean resaurants are different in the sense that the barometer forr whether it’s good is if non-Koreans like it. This is probably due to the fact that most Koreans only go to Korean restaurants anyways, so that’s never a real indication of the quality. With the normal crap service, inconsistent quality and over-priced menus…it’s just more reliable to see other nationalities at a Korean restaurant.

sura korean cuisine
sura korean cuisine

 

 

 

Even the side dishes are clean to the palate.  Doesn’t taste over-processed, old or as if it’s an afterthought.  The fact that they put attention to even the free banchan is a great sign 🙂

sura korean cuisine
sura korean cuisine

 

 

 

 

For $11 you can get the Spicy Soft Tofu Soup (beef or seafood options).  What I love about the way they do this dish is that it’s just so clean.  You can actually taste the freshness of the ingredients and they don’t skimp on the seafood!

sura korean cuisine
sura korean cuisine

 

 

 

I got the GalbiJjim.  “Tender beef short ribs slow-cooked in lightly sweetened soy sauce with kabocha pumpkin”.  This is a great dish!  The short ribs are nice and meaty, very tender, and the addition of the kabocha pumpkins is a terrific match!  Love the sauce, too.  And for $14, this is not a bad deal 😉

sura korean cuisine
sura korean cuisine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will I come back?  Absolutely!  They have this awesome multi-course group lunch you can do for only $15 per person.  he table next to us was having it and I was literally drooling!

Anyways, great space, acceptable service and great food!

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