I went to Seven Star Pocha in the CBD for the first time a while ago with Billy. We felt like eating Korean food, and we found out about Seven Star Pocha. Unfortunately, the rating is rather low compared to the others. It was below 4, BUT! We walked past the place quite numerous times and it’s always packed, the vibe just screams good time there. Also, photos of the food look great on Google, so why don’t we try it?
SEVEN STAR POCHA
It was on a Saturday when we went there, and just like everybody else who tried to get a seat in Melbourne CBD’s restaurant for dinner, I tried to call to see if we can book a spot. As predicted, it’s a walk-in only restaurant, so we quickly got ready as we don’t want to be in line to get dinner. Yup, the race is ON!
We decided to come just before the peak time for dinner. I think it was around 6 PM when we arrived there. Thankfully, the place is still half full, considering that they have just opened not too long ago. And this place is quite spacious too, it’s definitely enough for 80 people, they have lots of seating areas indoor and outdoor.
We ordered three dishes together with rice and a couple of beers. The first one is Tteokbokki, which came the quickest to the table, I think it was less than 5 minutes, impressive! I feel like you can never go wrong with Tteokbokki, it’s a great starter to accompany you while you’re waiting for the rest of the food.
For the drinks, Billy went for the safer pick, which is Cass, and I got myself a Kloud Beer which I had never drank before. I didn’t regret my choice, I actually liked it. It’s very foamy, yet soft and smooth on your palate. We also got three complimentary side dishes (pickled radish, kimchi & stirfry bean sprouts) although it’s very small to be shared, we still appreciate the generosity.
Our main course of the day is the stir fry octopus with cheese. It pairs amazingly with rice, and the mozzarella pulls out beautifully. They are really generous with the cheese! And for the last dish, we got a Clam Soup. It’s a good dish to tie everything together, but I must warn you, it is 30% garlic! I am not a fan of garlic at all, and I was not aware that it’s full of garlic at the bottom. But I could still eat just the clams and I ladle the soup just from the surface, without getting any of the garlic. If you love garlic like Billy, this dish will be your favorite!
Overall, I enjoyed our meals at Seven Star Pocha! I wouldn’t mind coming back for some Korean food and a great time in the future. If you are a fan of Korean food, please comment down below where’s your favorite Korean restaurant in your area, and also let me know where would you like me to go next!
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- Business Hour :
- Tuesday – Thursday : 5 PM – 11 PM
- Friday – Saturday : 5 PM – 1 AM
- Sunday : 5 PM – 11:30 PM
- Total Capacity : +- 80
- Alcohol : Yes
- Cuisine : Korean
- Vegan / Vegetarian Option : Vegetarian, yes. Check for Vegan
- RSVP / Walk – in : Walk in Only
- Waiting Time : 3-20 minutes
- Restroom : Yes