Marroo Korean Charcoal BBQ & Bar

 392 Little Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
Victoria Australia
03 9670 8800

Today I had 45 minutes to get my lunch before my meeting at 1.00pm. What do you do when you have this little time to spare but yet you want to get a decent lunch? My colleague was with me and she suggested Marroo Korean Charcoal BBQ and Bar. We thought it would be a great idea for us to do a takeaway and have our lunch in the office to save us some time. Marroo opened its doors to diners on 15 February 2013.



After a short stroll down Little Collins Street from our office, we finally reached Marroo. Upon entering, we were greated with a bar area on the left side of the premise while the Korean Charcoal BBQ dining area was on the right side. Far back, there was a TV with Korean MTV playing on it.

Korean Charcoal BBQ & Bar Experience

Korean Charcoal BBQ & Bar Experience

We were quickly greeted by a waitress and she handed us the menu. After a short decision making process, we were ready to place our orders. I ordered the Chicken Mayo Hot Pot (deep fried chicken and scrambled eggs with special soy) while my colleague ordered the Bimbimbap Hot Pot. After a short less than 10 minutes wait time, we were handed plastic bags with our orders in it.

On our way back to office, we walked faster as my stomach was already growling and I was famished. Upon reaching my office, I opened the bowl container and there was a generous serving of chicken pieces on top of the rice. There were also shreds of scrambled eggs on the chicken pieces and lines of of mayonaise was painted on the chicken pieces. I tried a piece of the chicken and it was super delicious and yummy. The texture of the batter was similar to the batter you find on deep fried soft shell crab. The serving portion is more than enough as I was kept full till the evening. My order also came with some cold Korean side dish in a seperate container.

Chicken Mayo Hot Pot (takeaway)

Chicken Mayo Hot Pot (takeaway)

I then asked my colleague about her order of Bimbimbap Hot Pot and she reckon it tasted pretty good compared to other Bimbimbap she tried before in other Korean restaurants. I have no doubt on her comments as the bowl of Bimbimbap looks pretty colourful and nice. You can see for yourself in the photo below.

Bimbimbap Hot Pot (takeaway)

Bimbimbap Hot Pot (takeaway)

Overall, our orders were delicious and they are value for money too at around $10 each.

I definitely do not mind returning to Marroo again and the next time will definitely be a dine-in experience. Marroo is cosy enough for you to bring some mates for some drinks and maybe some food later if you are hungry.

Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
1 – 2 : Avoid at all cost | 3 – 4 : Bad | 5 – 6 : Average | 7 – 8 : Good | 9 – 10 : Excellent
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