Restaurant fires up the grill for tasty seafood dishes

A La Carte

October 15, 2017

Story By: Stephanie Kim | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Grilled Mackerel ($10.95 lunch; $17.95 dinner)

Known for premier all-you-can-eat yakiniku and shabu shabu, New Shilawon Korean Restaurant is sure to satisfy your meat-lover cravings. In addition to serving quality cuts every day, the eatery also offers a variety of Korean dishes ready to please every diner.

General manager Jandy Lee recommends some fish dishes, perfect for a light lunch or dinner entree, or for the non-meat eater in your group. Plus, you won’t be leaving the restaurant smelling like smoke (like you would with yakiniku).

Grilled Tile Fish ($12.95 for lunch; $10.95 Thursday special from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $17.95 dinner) and Grilled Mackerel ($10.95 lunch; $17.95 dinner) are among the offerings on the menu that fit the bill.

Grilled Tile Fish ($12.95 for lunch; $10.95 Thursday special from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $17.95 dinner)

Lee says that Grilled Tile Fish is a delicious entree that’s pan-fried and lightly seasoned. “It’s perfect for children,” Lee mentions, as the fish is easy to eat with minimal bones. It also has a nice chew and texture that’s great, she says.

Both dishes are served with white rice (or brown rice for $3 more) and an assortment of six to seven freshly made banchan (Korean side dishes) that are prepared in small batches every day.

Lee says that fish entrees are served with special banchan that’s more traditional and made specifically to complement the fish, such as lotus root, pickled squid and watercress.

With the holiday season approaching, Lee recommends making family party reservations at least three weeks in advance, especially since November is the month when reservations start pouring in.

Reservations are first come, first served, says Lee, who also mentions that if you’re planning a large gathering, the restaurant can accommodate by offering a fixed menu based on your particular budget. Give New Shilawon a call or stop by.

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