Nor Boo Korean Restaurant

Diana Chan November 10, 2010 Korean, Robson Street/West End, Three Beakers

It was another late night and M, InsecureGirl, FragileBoy and I were scrambling to find a place to eat after class. Tuesdays are double date night for us… and since class ends late…not that may places are open past 10pm.

One place which we wanted to go to was Nor Boo…M was excited because there is actually a restaurant in Korea called Nor Boo with the exact same logo. He wanted to see if it was the same as back home.

You can’t go to a Korean restaurant without some type of Soju. We ordered 2 bottles of lemon soju ($9.95). The soju cocktails taste so much better than plain soju. It’s nice an fizzy and doesn’t taste like alcohol. It’s made out of lemon juice, soju and sprite.

Rabokki ( Hot and Spicy sauce on ramen noodles and rice cake).

Egg it states on the menu. I think what they tried to say was omelet. I know… it still does not look like an omelet, you are thinking it’s a salad. Well, buried deep inside this mixture of cabbage, mayo and ketchup lays an omelet inside. This was a bit bland and the egg didn’t have much taste.

Bi Bim Bap (Stone Rice)

M got the Pork Cutlet Katsu, he thought it was good and he kept saying how it’s been a while since he had pork cutlet before. Compared to the other dishes, it has a nicer presentation.

I got the Dumpling soup, which has a very awful appearance.  It took me a while to figure out what the weird things floating in the soup and it turned out it was just egg. There were about 10 dumplings,

In Nor Boo, you will see this strip of writing across the restaurant. Can you guess what it means? You are probably trying to make out a few symbols..but did you just realize that a few of those are chinese characters? Some are even Japanese. I kept pointing at this and asking M what it meant…but I guess it was one of those moments where he thought I was slightly stupid.

The food is reasonably priced and has way more selection that some other korean restaurants. One thing that sucked was the service, it was has to get refills of tea…our drinks did not come…when asked for our drinks..they came way way later. The presentation of their dishes could have been a bit nicer. The food was pretty average. Usually most Korean restaurants give free side dishes of kimchi, sweet potatoes, and other dishes…but today they didn’t give us any.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Closing hours do vary depending on how many customers are there that night. If you plan to go here in the night, call ahead of time to see when their last order and when they close
  • Large variety in menu
  • Service is bad!

We rate Nor Boo :

They are located at:

1536 Robson St
Vancouver, BC V6G

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.