AFTER an extremely successful trial month, D’viet House will be taking the plunge and transforming its restaurant into a Korean Barbecue and Grill.
Korean Barbecue is a unique restaurant experience, where guests cook marinated meat over a hot grill located in the centre of the table.
Restaurant owner Atina Limet said the premium meat was sourced from Mackay, while the side dishes and sauces were homemade.
“You choose which meat you want to cook, you just place it in the grill, we’ve got some side dishes that are all homemade and most of the sauces are all homemade as well,” she said.
“Most of the sauces are gluten free as well, to make sure we cater to people who are celiac.”
D’viet House is the only restaurant offering the Korean BBQ experience in the Whitsundays.
During the month-long trial period, there was one operational Korean BBQ table, which Ms Limet said was booked out every night, due to its staggering popularity.
“People enjoy cooking it themselves and looking at the meat and seeing how it all works; most of our customers haven’t tried Korean BBQ themselves, so it is a new experience for them.
“We do BBQs at home, but this is a bit different, it’s in front of you and you get to sit back and have cocktails as well.
“It is different flavours as well because we’ve got the Asian side of it with the homemade sauces.”
D’viet House will serve fresh premium quality wagyu steaks and pork belly cuts to begin with, before adding seafood, chicken, and vegetarian options as well.
Ms Limet and her partner had travelled to Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane and Sydney to experience a variety of Korean BBQ restaurants before implementing the idea in their business.
“Every time we go interstate and stuff we do a Korean BBQ, so we can see how it feels to be a customer, that’s the main thing because if you don’t try it, you wouldn’t know how to serve it,” Ms Limet said.
Another exciting twist will soon be added, with self-ordering tablets at each table, ensuring an efficient ordering process.
“We will still do table service for now but, once it’s all set up, we’re going to have a tablet on the wall and you can choose yourself, instead of us doing table service you can just quickly order as you go,” Ms Limet said.