Words and Translated by
Leifson McEnroe Photos by Jimmy Kang
302, JhongHua 4th Rd, Kaohsiung City
Hours: 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-12 am
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Yuan Shao, a Japanese BBQ restaurant
that is part of the Wang Group, is located pretty close
to the popular area around Da Lee Isetan Department
Store. Step into Yuan Shao and take a deep breath; you'll
be surprised that there is not even a bit of smoky flavor
in the air. Cleanliness and tidiness come as the first
impression for its customers.
The environment in Yuan Shao is extraordinarily
impressive. Black and white are the two main colours
used as the decor, which gives its food a simple and
elegant feeling when dining there. Beneath the stairs,
there is an artificial pond with two calla plants standing
in the water, and the walls on the corner of the stairs
and at the end of the dining room have waterfalls which
are refreshing and beautiful. Many other plants and
vines have been added to create a natural atmosphere
and scenic environment.
The restaurant emphasizes the freshness of its meat
and ingredients, and also the concept of creating the
best grill, which they call the "38 rule".
There's a built-in range hood on both sides of the grill,
so you have nothing to worry about from smoke that might
come into your eyes or clothes. If you can't seem to
decide what to order your first time there, the manager
of Yuan Shao recommends you try the set meal combination.
Set meals are NT$580, plus 10% service
charge, which includes top-quality selected beef or
pork, salad, soup, veggies, a smoothie and dessert.
Don't be surprised by how succulent the meat and flavorsome
the dishes are because, as this is one of the Wang Group's
brands, the quality is absolutely without doubt. It
is also important to remember that Yuan Shao is always
packed on weekends and holidays, so making a reservation
ahead is strongly suggested.