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4/5

KBQ Korean Barbecue

Jinadasa Niyathapala Mawatha, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte


KBQ has an all new spot in Jana Jaya building, and they do some good fried chicken and noodles, with a Korean twist.



KBQ is sadly closed now

KBQ is an interesting and tasty Korean fried chicken shop in Ethul Kotte.

KBQ is a unique fried chicken shop in Ethul Kotte, next to Rama's Tea House and across from Diyawanna Oya (Good Market). We're not authorities on authentic Korean fried chicken, but this is definitely different, and quite good.

The Food



Box of fire chicken Box of fried chicken


KBQ's main stock in trade is fried chicken. We tried the 7-piece box for Rs. 790. At nearly Rs. 115 a piece it ain't cheap, but it's competitive with KFC. The pieces are generous sized and tasty.

Chicken leg Chicken leg


This is a chicken leg. It was good.

KBQ Chicken Rice

They also have a solid Chicken & Rice meal (Rs. 320) which is really tasty. Nice little bits of popcorn chicken, black bean sauce, a red sauce and what we think was pickled radish. The fried rice is uniquely seasoned with what we think was sesame oil and tastes quite umami.

We had the pickled bits with the fried chicken as well. Nice combo. KBQ has an identity and all the food is what we're familiar with (fried chicken, rice) but with a bit of a Korean twist. We dig it. The only downer was that they were out of kimchi (ubiquitous pickled cabbage). Our previous review by Nuwan called this 'Korean achcharu', which spurred many commments.

The Location



KBQ Staff

We got delivery (which they don't usually do out of Rajagiriya, but we offered to pay and extra Rs. 100 and they were accommodating). If you're dining in the place is roughly across from the Diyawanna Oya walking park (home to Good Market), just at the Kotte Road turn-off. They do deliver within Rajagiriya only, anything else would have to be begged for, as we did.

The location itself is clean and nice and had karaoke last time Nuwan checked.

The Service



The people at KBQ are very nice. They accommodated our order quite politely and realistically.

Conclusion



KBQ Rice

If you want a unique fried chicken experience, KBQ in Kotte does fried chicken with a Korean twist. We think it's a tasty and different delight.

TIP

Their fire chicken is popular

Address

Jinadasa Niyathapala Mawatha, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Contacts

Report Inaccuracy

Open until 11:00 PM

Cuisine

Korean

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

BBQ Chicken Fried Chicken

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
4

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User Reviews
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3/5

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Hz

Pretty good value for money, dingy atmosphere though…

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1/5

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Oshada De Costa

This is my second time visiting KBQ due to the fact that KBQ consists of a menu which differ from the rest of the restaurants in Rajagiriya. Food is decent and a different experience for the Sri Lankan taste buds.
However all our excitement ends with an unpleasant service provided by the KBQ staff which also ended our wonderful evening with a bitter ending. All our orders were delayed unreasonably, even though we didn’t complaint at the beginning we had to complain the staff at the end since the last order was delaying us getting home. We had to go to the place where the waiter stood since he didn’t come towards our table, when we asked him to expedite the order he started to question our rights since for his unfortunate there were other customers’ front of us when we complained. The same waiter called few off his colleagues to make a scene out of our complain. Before things get heated up we decided to settle the bill and withdrawing from the location without making an incident due to an uneducated staff. After we settled the bill and was coming out of the parking lot a delivery boy from the KBQ who was riding one of the delivery bike started to threaten me stating that my friend who complained should have shut his mouth. Due to our colleagues generosity we collectively decided to leave the place without making an incident.
With utter disappointment I have to state this in a public post ‘which is the first time in my career’, KBQ management should be more sensitive with how they treat their customers. We don’t come to your restaurant to have food for free. We did pay for whatever we ordered. As per consumer law you can’t ask a customer to shut up when he/she is complaining about a poor service. I could have sued your organization for what have you done today which I’m not bothered.
To whom consider to visit KBQ, I rate 1 out of 10.

Oshada De Costa

L
1

4/5

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la rêveuse

The staff is really friendly and helpful, they even let you taste food before ordering if you haven't tried korean food before. But the service is kind of slow

H
1

3/5

0

Hz

Pretty good value for money, dingy atmosphere though…

O
1

1/5

0

Oshada De Costa

This is my second time visiting KBQ due to the fact that KBQ consists of a menu which differ from the rest of the restaurants in Rajagiriya. Food is decent and a different experience for the Sri Lankan taste buds.
However all our excitement ends with an unpleasant service provided by the KBQ staff which also ended our wonderful evening with a bitter ending. All our orders were delayed unreasonably, even though we didn’t complaint at the beginning we had to complain the staff at the end since the last order was delaying us getting home. We had to go to the place where the waiter stood since he didn’t come towards our table, when we asked him to expedite the order he started to question our rights since for his unfortunate there were other customers’ front of us when we complained. The same waiter called few off his colleagues to make a scene out of our complain. Before things get heated up we decided to settle the bill and withdrawing from the location without making an incident due to an uneducated staff. After we settled the bill and was coming out of the parking lot a delivery boy from the KBQ who was riding one of the delivery bike started to threaten me stating that my friend who complained should have shut his mouth. Due to our colleagues generosity we collectively decided to leave the place without making an incident.
With utter disappointment I have to state this in a public post ‘which is the first time in my career’, KBQ management should be more sensitive with how they treat their customers. We don’t come to your restaurant to have food for free. We did pay for whatever we ordered. As per consumer law you can’t ask a customer to shut up when he/she is complaining about a poor service. I could have sued your organization for what have you done today which I’m not bothered.
To whom consider to visit KBQ, I rate 1 out of 10.

Oshada De Costa

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4/5

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la rêveuse

The staff is really friendly and helpful, they even let you taste food before ordering if you haven't tried korean food before. But the service is kind of slow

S
1

5/5

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Shanaka Tharinda Perera

They have some quality Korean foods

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2/5

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Malinthe

This place needs some serious upgrades. Nothing feels clean, service is slow. Chicken was fine but most of the other dishes were nothing to write home about. Saw a rat running outside the premises.

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2/5

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shar

ordered take away and it was so spicy couldnt even eat it.had the fire chicken which literally set us on fire.chicken bokeum was worse…so full of chillie.definitely not authentic korean as korean food is definitely not spicy

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4/5

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Sonnali

Checked out the place last night after reading the review and I have to say I liked the food very much. The portions were big and the prices were quite affordable. We had a Janggeumi and Shinramyeon which were 500 and 350 respectively. Definitely going again.

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