10 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants in Sydney

Korean BBQ in Sydney is flourishing and with good cause! It’s succulent, flavoursome cuisine and a novel dining experience perfect for families and groups of friends. Often shortened online to KBBQ Sydney, these popular restaurants allow you to cook your own meat and choose your favourite sides. With a grill or portable stove built into the table, guests can sizzle the premium cuts of meat to their own perfect standard.

Korean specialties such as kimchi (fermented cabbage), sweet potato noodles and bibimbap (rice dish with vegetables and fried egg) are not only unique and delicious but also notoriously healthy. So go envelop yourself in these arresting scents and enjoy a huge variety of dishes to suit every palate. Pair with a special offering of Korean beers and liquors often at surprisingly affordable prices and you’re ready to balance gluttony with satisfaction.

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Tantalise your tastebuds by using this list to the best Korean BBQ Sydney has to offer:

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1. 678 Korean BBQ

The chefs at 678 Korean BBQ want to share the exquisite flavours of Korea with the world and help people experience the culture embedded within their food. The menu features premium beef, pork, assorted vegetables, soup and a variety of liquors. The vibrant atmosphere and intoxicating aromas of this Korean restaurant in Sydney’s CBD and now in Eastwood will leave you filled with passion, energy and of course an intensely satisfied stomach.

Address: Level 1, 396 Pitt Street, Sydney, 2000
Phone: 02 9281 8997
Trading hours: Sun-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu-Sat 11am-12am

Address: 14 Glen Street, Eastwood, 2122
Phone: 02 8959 9599
Trading hours: Sun-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu-Sat 11am-12am

678 Korean BBQ

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2. Sydney Madang

For friendly staff, quality food and a buzzing atmosphere, you can’t go past Sydney Madang. Open for lunch, dinner and serving takeaway, there are few places in the CBD where you can find such specialties. From Jungsik to Bimbim Bab and beyond, Madang has everything your tastebuds crave from a barbecued meal.

Address: 371A Pitt Street, Sydney, 2000
Phone: 02 9264 7010
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-2am

Sydney Madang

Kogi KBBQ

3. Kogi Korean BBQ

The generous serving sizes are just the start of what makes Kogi one of the best Korean BBQ joints in Sydney. The highlight dishes – marinated pork and beef ribs with steamed egg – are too good too share. The side dishes often change, giving you a different experience every time you go. With the cosy atmosphere and friendly staff, you’ll definitely be wanting to come back for more.

Address: Level 3, 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket, 2000
Phone: 02 9042 1637
Trading hours: Mon-Wed 11am-3pm & 5pm-10:30pm, Thu 11am-3pm & 5pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10:30pm

Kogi Korean BBQ

danjee korean bbq sydney

4. Danjee

For seriously authentic KBBQ, you can’t go past Danjee. This fine dining precinct goes all out in terms of presentation and quality of meat cuts. For reference, a danjee is the container in which fermented food is made, representing their commitment to traditional Korean cooking. The restaurant also offers fusion dishes to ensure every palate will be satisfied. The menu is full of delectable meats, soups, stews, noodles and scrumptious sides.

Address: 1/7 Albion Place, Sydney, 2000
Phone: 02 8084 9041
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-11:30pm

Danjee

Jonga Jip Korean BBQ set

5. Jonga Jip

Taste a little bit of everything at Jonga Jip with their host of delicious and quirky sides. If you don’t know what to order, the accommodating staff will be sure to steer you in the right direction. From the common kimchi to dumplings, Korean sauna eggs and an assortment of green beans, there’s something at this KBBQ to suit everyone. And the best part? The sides are unlimited, replenished by your waiter when you need more.

Address: 13 Railway Parade, Eastwood, 2122
Phone: 02 9858 3023
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 10am-11pm

Address: 87 Rowe Street, Eastwood, 2122
Phone: 02 9858 5160
Trading hours: Mon-Sun  10am-11pm

Jonga Jip

BBQ City buffet korean restaurant

6. BBQ City Buffet

With a mixture of traditional Korean and modern interior design, BBQ City is a family restaurant that seats a whopping 300 patrons. The buffet dining removes guesswork from the equation with over 40 dishes to sample at your own pace. Found in Bankstown, out of the west of Sydney, BBQ City if perfect for those who can’t be fussed making the trek into the city.

Address: Little Saigon Plaza, Level 5/462 Chapel Road, Bankstown, 2200
Phone: 02 8764 8021
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 11am-3pm & 5pm-10pm

BBQ City Buffet

Jang Ta Bal Korean BBQ

7. Jang Ta Bal

Ta bal in Korean means ‘to slowly walk a long distance’. And the staff at Jang Ta Bal will go the distance to ensure you have a great experience every time you set foot inside their doors. Cook yourself up the freshest cuts of meat and indulge in a huge range of healthy and delicious sides. Equipped with traditional charcoal grills, you can find Jang Ta Bal in both Strathfield and the CBD which is open very, very late.

Address: 48A The Boulevarde, Strathfield, 2135
Phone: 02 9747 2800
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 5pm-11:55pm

Address: 1F, 73-75 Liverpool St, Sydney, 2134
Phone: 0424 547 375
Trading hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-11pm & Fri-Sat 11am-1am

Jang Ta Bal

arisum korean bbq restaurant sydney

8. Arisun

The loyal regulars and positive press of Arisun is not only attributed to the initial vision of efficient service, homely decor and hit music. It is first and foremost on account of the great tasting Korean barbecue with Chinese and Japanese influences. This Korean restaurant has now expanded to three locations and is famous for its Korean fried chicken, smoke grilled meats and signature black bean noodles. The menu may change every now and then, but these dishes are staples.

Address: Shop 35/1 Dixon Street, Haymarket, 2000
Phone: 02 9264 1588
Trading hours: Sun-Thu 11am-12:30am & Fri-Sat 11am-2am

Address: 99 Liverpool Street, Sydney, 2000
Phone: 02 8540 2903
Trading hours: Mon-Sat 11am-3am & Sun 11am-12:30am

Address: Shop 2/102 John Street, Cabramatta, 2166
Phone: 02 8773 3566
Trading hours: Fri-Sat 11:30am-12am & Sun-Thu 11:30am-11pm

Arisun

jumak korean restaurant sydney

9. City Jumak

City Jumak is more than just fine food. This restaurant provides the full Korean culinary experience. Drawn from Korean history and tradition, and inclusive of its overlapping regional influences, the food is both diverse and authentic. BBQ pork, chicken and beef are cooked in novel and delicious ways. Visitors can also enjoy a range of vegetarian dishes such as pickles, lotus root or bean sprouts and noodles made of anything from sweet potato to rice. 

Address: 8 Central Street, Sydney, 2000
Phone: 02 9261 0111
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-1am, Sat 12pm-1am, Sun 12pm-12am

City Jumak

Se Jong Korean BBQ Buffet

10. Se Jong Korean BBQ Buffet

Ideal for group and family dinners, Se Jong Korean BBQ Buffet has exceptional food at affordable prices. There’s often a long line out the front so be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment. There’s a vast range of authentic Korean dishes to choose from to ensure every person on the table finds a dish (or ten) of their choice. 

Address: 8 London Street, Campsie, 2194
Phone: 02 9787 7126
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm

Se Jong Korean BBQ Buffet

General FAQ

What is Korean BBQ?

Korean BBQ differs from traditional backyard BBQ by serving up smaller cuts of beef, pork, chicken or seafood cooked on gas or charcoal grills built into the centre of the table. In a way, guests cook their own meats.

What should I order at Korean BBQ?

Some great starting places include grilled pork belly, ddeokbokki (spicy korean rice cakes), bibimbap (steamed rice with meat, vegetables and fried egg), kimchi (fermented cabbage), galbi (beef short ribs marinated in garlic soy sauce) and Korean seafood pancake.

What is Bibimbap?

A Korean dish served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with seasoned vegetables, chilli paste, soy sauce, a raw or fried egg and sliced meat. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating.

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