Pak John Steamboat& BBQ is one of the Halal steamboat that you could find in Kuala Lumpur. There is two outlet. One in eCurve and another one in Wangsa Walk Mall. If you are my Facebook friend or have been following my blog, you would noticed that I have blogged about it and posted about dining in Pak John Steamboat&BBQ quite a few times a few months back, during Ramadhan.
I was immensely pleased and impressed with the food varieties in Pak John Steamboat and BBQ in their eCurve outlet, which is adopting the eat all you can buffet concept, but after winning their writing contest that awarded me with 3 pieces of RM100 worth of dining voucher which enables me to dine at their Wangsa Walk outlet, I find that apart from reasonably priced meal deals that they are offering, I have nothing much to talk about their Wangsa Walk outlet.
I seriously preferred both food and service at their eCurve outlet better, and that’s not just because of their eat all you can buffet concept.
To date, I went back there 4 times in a huge group as a paying customer (used the voucher merely as a reduction to my total bill) and even threw a birthday party for my son’s birthday there with my eWana FM deejay friends, and although I am somewhat okay with the food served, I wasn’t particularly impressed with their staff, which are not always attentive and doesn’t communicate well with us when we were there. My friends who dined with me, although happy with the fresh food that’s served, was not particularly pleased with the service either…which is sad, as I hoped to be a good and entertaining host.
The latest visit annoyed me and my husband the most. Some misunderstandings occurred when we were clearing the bill, but I am so happy to report that regardless of whatever thing that they are lacking, Pak John Steamboat&BBQ bosses and managements are always ready to serve you and surprisingly, after receiving honest feedbacks from their patrons, they have improved greatly, and that’s just within 2 weeks time frame. Kudos to the management for making great effort and initiatives to provide the best service to their customers.
Sure…there is hiccups here and there, but improvements have been made. Credits should be given where it’s due.
So, as of writing, I can safely recommend you to dine there if you are looking for a Halal steamboat joint to dine with your friends and family.Pak John Steamboat&BBQ, Wangsa Walk Outlet
is quite a safe bet.
There’s a few things you should note while you are dining there:
*It is not a buffet concept. But they do provide reasonably priced steamboat set meals starting from RM29.90 that is great for individuals and small eaters.
*They have lunch set menu and cake is also available during lunch hours and tea time. Price for these set meals range from RM9.90 and above.
*Premium items like beef, lamb and smoke duck slices is available for separate orders.
*Dimsum platters are available on certain days and certain hours.
*Chicken soup is free of charge, but other flavours of steamboat soup like Tomyam soup, prawn soup, curry and whatnot is chargeable at rm10.
*Soup refill is free of charge, and you could request to change the hot plate to fresh ones after grilling at no charges too.
*The outlet is constantly full house during weekends, so I would advice to make reservations in advance to avoid disappointment.
*Service charges and government taxes applies.
Being a glutton, I prefer the eCurve outlet more, but if you are a busy working individual or a small eater, you would definitely prefer the Pak John Steamboat&BBQ Wangsa Walk outlet more. Why?
Here’s the reason:
Unlike the eCurve outlet, Pak John Steamboat &BBQ Wangsa Walk outlet provides take-away service. Which means…if you drop by for lunch or something and couldn’t manage to finish your food, you won’t have to worry about wasting your food. During my last visit, I wasn’t particularly in the mood to finish up my food, so I asked them to pack up the leftovers for me.
There was quite a lot of leftovers; corn on cobs, vercimille, steamboat noodles, beef slices, smoke duck slices and chicken eggs. We could also request to take away the leftover soup too, but I opt out of it.
I mixed and matched the leftovers after that and pleased to say that it did not go rotten.
Here’s my version of Pak John Steamboat &BBQ Beef Slices Noodles. Tasted not bad, actually… And having this at the comfort of my own home makes me wonder if they would consider my suggestion to sell packed meals like this on regular basis to their patrons.
Below is the information that you need should you be interested to dine at Pak John Steamboat &BBQ Wangsa Walk outlet:
Pak John Steamboat Wangsa Walk Mall
Lot GL-02 & FL-02,
Wangsa Walk Mall, Wangsa Avenue,
No 9, Jalan Wangsa Perdana 1, Bandar Wangsa Maju
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