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Oriental Spoon - Great Korean on La Trobe!
Solid Korean performer, offering value lunch sets for the busy office worker. The décor is modern in this large spacious restaurant. Having walked past several times and seen it packed at lunch times I decided to find out what all the fuss was about.
A comprehensive menu greets the diner but it is the value lunch options I am drawn to. The choice is really between a bimbimbap (stone pot rice) or the bento sets. Then there are the more expensive BBQ dishes, featuring the fried chicken. Not sure why fried chicken is so expensive in Korean restaurants?
I ordered the spicy chicken bento with fried noodles. I was impressed with the set – loved the well cooked spicy chicken and the hot spicy noodles. Loved the egg accompaniment, the pickles and the seaweed.
Love the décor here including the stone feature walls, timber feature walls, the groovy basement and the retro lighting. Oriental Spoon has a great ambience. It is often filled with Asian students and office groups (celebrating someone’s birthday or their departure).
Oriental Spoon, 254 La Trobe St, CBD – Korean - Food 8.5 Ambience 8.5