Have lobster night for under S$50 at Ajoomma Korean Charcoal BBQ

By Foo Jia-En February 4, 2024
Have lobster night for under S$50 at Ajoomma Korean Charcoal BBQ
Photos: Foo Jia-En/HungryGoWhere
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As we all know, ‘tis the season for hotpot, gatherings with loved ones, festive feasting and all that.

Ajoomma Korean Charcoal BBQ’s latest promo combines two must-haves during this period: Fresh seafood and delicious noms. And the piece de resistance: It’s offering unbeatable discounts, too.

In case you haven’t been, the barbecue joint, which opened last year, serves up quality Korean-style barbecue amid a sleek, modern setting. Diners also have their pick from a choice of wood types to fuel the meal: Applewood, cherry, pecan, hickory and mesquite — all of which impart their own special, subtle flavours to the meat.

But that’s not all — you’ll also find an eclectic range of dishes on its menu, along the likes of sashimi, pastas, salads, and even pan-seared foie gras.

Ajoomma’s deals

Ajoomma has a few promos running during this period, but its lobster was — in our opinion — the most value for money.

On Tuesdays to Thursdays from 5pm onwards, its lobsters are going for 50% off (S$42.50, U.P. S$85), with a choice of enjoying it in four ways — in hotpot, as sashimi, barbecued or grilled, thermidor-style.

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Lobster cooked shabu shabu-style. Photo: Foo Jia-En/HungryGoWhere

If you’re in the market for a hotpot sesh that’s a little different from your usual Chinese New Year fare, this is a pretty good option.

Otherwise, the delicate sweetness of the freshly sliced lobster is best savoured in its sashimi form, but we found ourselves liking the barbecued version the best — something that took us by surprise. It almost felt sinful to be putting the almost translucent, tender morsels to the fire, but the end result was sumptuously aromatic and smoky.

Wash these down with the help of Ajoomma’s all-day 1-for-1 soju or its free-flow Little Creatures beer offerings — although the latter is only available with a minimum spend of S$40 per diner. Or if you’re around from 6pm to 8pm for Happy Hour, there’s also S$9 beers, wines and cocktails, too.

It’s got all the fixings for a quality night out with friends without burning a hole in your pocket.

Korean BBQ

Besides the fresh seafood, you can also round out the meal with Ajoomma’s signature meats. These include various premium cuts of wagyu such as A4 Miyazaki (from S$79 for 150g) and Yukimuro snow-aged full-blood (S$105 for 150g), as well as iberico pork (from S$28), US prime beef (from S$31) and lamb (from S$35).

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Meat, glorious meat — and prettily dressed with an assortment of flowers, too. Photo: Foo Jia-En/HungryGoWhere

There’s a lot on offer here, so Ajoomma suggests its signature set (S$66) for a little taste of everything — a good choice if you’ve got a case of decision paralysis.

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a range of unique salts — truffle, green peppercorn, black pepper and the like — to flavour the meats with.

We also appreciated that the restaurant eschewed the usual exhaust duct, which typically dangles over the grill and can be quite cumbersome, especially for across-the-table conversations. The meal was impressively smokeless, even without it.

This was a hosted tasting.

For more ideas on what to eat during Chinese New Year, check out our guide on this year’s unique CNY snacks and the best last-minute deliveries and takeaways to snag

Do explore the new GrabFood Dine-in service for awesome deals.

You can also book a ride to Ajoomma Korean Charcoal BBQ for lobster night.

Ajoomma Korean Charcoal BBQ

2, 4 Gemmill Lane
Nearest MRT station: Tanjong Pagar
Opens: Mondays to Sundays (11am to 11pm)

2, 4 Gemmill Lane
Nearest MRT station: Tanjong Pagar
Opens: Mondays to Sundays (11am to 11pm)

Foo Jia-En

Foo Jia-En


Jia-En has worn several hats in her career — first writing TV scripts, then food and lifestyle stories at Wine & Dine. But some things will never change: Her love of words, cats and caffeine.

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