When I first saw the name of the restaurant, I thought there’s some deep hidden meaning behind the name “GoroGoro”. The company website explains “the name actually are suggestions of a rumbling tummy when you are hungry, and the hot bubbling sound of the steamboat soups when they are boiling”. So much for deep meanings.
GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet is one of the 5 restaurants managed by Kingdom Food Group, a Korean food group.
The outlet at The Centrepoint is brightly-lit with ample seating. The walls are decorated blue with the cartoonish GoroGoro and friends.
The main draw of GoroGoro Steamboat and Korean Buffet is its wallet-friendly prices. At S$16.90 – 26.90++ for lunch buffet and S$26.90 – 28.90++ for dinner buffet, it is one of the cheaper buffet in Singapore. There are discounts for students and senior citizens too, making it even more affordable.
The vegetables, seafood and meat for the steamboat are separately placed in different stations. The ingredients are fresh, but I am disappointed with the lack of variety of seafood. There are only prawns, dory, mussels and squid.
There are around 20 cooked dishes that you can help yourself to as your steamboat cooks.
Although it’s supposed to be a Korean buffet, it is really more like a Singapore buffet where there is a little of everything. How else should I explain what is Mala Xiang Guo doing in a Korean buffet?
The desserts section is just as disappointing. There is only cut watermelon and honey dew and two dessert soups.
I am sorry to say this but this is probably the first and last time I am going to GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet. This reminds me of Seoul Garden with its dismal selection of inferior ingredients, its only draw is the cheap pricing.
GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet is suitable for those who just want a variety of food for a cheap price but not for those who look for quality over quantity.
GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet (Centrepoint)
Address: 176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint #03-43, Singapore 238843
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 10.30pm; Saturday – Sunday 11.30am – 3.30pm, 5pm – 10.30pm
GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet (Tampines)
Address: 10 Tampines Central 1, Tampines 1 #03-16A, Singapore 529536
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 11.30am – 3.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm; Saturday – Sunday 11.30am – 10.30pm