The Mannaland Korean restaurant has been around for quite a while. Located next door to the Capital Hotel on Al Mina Road its interior is beginning to show its age. The restaurant is split in two sections, one for floor table and mat dining and the other for conventional table and chair dining. I used to visit this place quite often when we lived on 2nd December Street (called Dhiyafa Road then). Most of the staff have changed but everything else is very much the same, including the warm smile you get when you walk in.
The food at Mannaland remains authentic and relatively reasonably priced. Many of the dishes we ordered were served on sizzler hotplates, including the delicious Yachae-Bulgogi (Bulgogi with vegetables) and the Galbi-Gui (grilled ribs) which I actually didn’t think too much of. The Godunguh Gui (Fried Korean Mackarel) was very good as was the Bibimbap and the Ramen. I recommend ordering the Bulgogi to be made at the table rather than being brought on a hotplate; it’s a lot more fun and tastier this way. Service at Mannaland is friendly and hugely accommodating. This is one of the better Korean restaurants in town and well worth a visit.
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