Haroo Restaurant is located on Alexandra Road as is one of the top Korean restaurants in Richmond. Everyone seems to come here. I met up with a few foodie friends to check it out. I love Korean food and I still haven’t been here. I’ve eaten at a majority of the restaurants around K Town in Coquitlam and thought it was time to visit.
There is parking on the main level and the 2nd floor but it is very busy, so hunting for a spot might be tough.
The restaurant isn’t very large, but has mostly booth seating. You definitely want to make reservations before coming here. One the night we came here, it was so busy that they had to turn people away who did not have reservations.
Complimentary Korean Congee arrived at the table. One small bowl for each person at the table. Good start to the meal.
Kimchi Fried Rice was surprisingly small for $12.50. The flavour was nice and I loved the egg on top.
They also give you 5 complimentary side dishes for the whole table.
Soybean Sprouts is a standard side dish that Korean restaurants serve. One of my favourites as it is coated with a bit of sesame oil.
Green Salad had a carrot shaped like a star. Very colourful and simple.
Kimchi is a fermented side dish made of cabbage and other vegetables that tastes sour and a bit spicy.
Marinated Potatoes is another favourite of the table. Soft texture and slightly sweet.
Sweetened fish cake was good as well. There were stands of onions in this too.
Gamjatang Hot Pot is a pork back bone and potato hot pot. Is is already pre-cooked, so you just need to bring it up to a hotter temperature.
It was a good hearty hot pot and it came with 2 small bowls of rice. It was pretty expensive at around $30.
Seafood Pancake came out super crispy and is unique compared to other Korean restaurants. It seems like it was deep-fried as every inch of it was crisp. This is highly recommended.
Cheese Tteokbbokki has rice, pasta, meat, and vegetables in a spicy sauce then topped off with cheese. This was surprisingly really good. You can’t go wrong with anything covered in cheese.
Overall, it was a nice restaurant to go to in Richmond if you are craving Korean food, but it is price is a bit higher. Parking can be a nightmare in this area.
We Rate Haroo:
2000-8580 Alexandra Road, Richmond