Shilla Has New Lunch Specials
Last week I found myself in K-Town after work where I noticed some interested signage outside Shilla. Looks like they are running several specials right now. One for regular lunchers, one for students, and a morning special for people who can read Korean. More signage pics after the jump.
When compared to the $6 Shilla lunch specials of years past, it’s hard to get super excited about $7.95 on price alone. But, you have to remember that the $6 specials were three years ago and the prices of a lot of things have gone up. It looks like with the $7.95 specials that there’s more variety–multiple things to choose from each day instead of just one dish and $7.95 is still cheaper than their typical lunch prices. The menu is all over rice-specials (somewhere a downtown lunch reader is laughing at us with $7.95 over-rice specials) but if you’re a fan of Fried Chicken, Fried Beef, Chicken Teriyaki, Beef Teriyaki, Pork Teriyaki or Seafood with Fried Rice, this might be worth checking out.
If you happen to be a student, Shilla has some specials for you (if you show your student ID and dine in) for $6.95.
Lastly, if you can read Korean (or if you read Midtown Lunch) there are some pre-11am specials. Chris H. was kind enough to translate the sign for me as follows (the text in parenthesis are from Chris):
“Breakfast Special $6.95: sullung tang (the white beef bone soup), haejang guk (hangover soup), dda roh guk bap (soup of the day served w rice), dwenjang jjigae (bean paste soup), soondubu. Nurungji (which is the burnt rice where you add water) is next to the $4.95 price.
The hangover soup might be worth checking out for the Happy Hour crowd… It was nighttime when I walked by so no chance at trying the specials, but I hope to check them out soon. Early adopters, let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Shilla Korean Barbecue House, 37 West 32nd Street. (btw. B’way+5th)