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15 Spots for the Best Korean BBQ in Sydney

Korean BBQ in Sydney is flourishing and with good cause! It’s a succulent, flavoursome cuisine with a novel dining experience perfect for families and groups of friends. Often shortened online to KBBQ Sydney, these popular Korean buffet 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.

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 reasonably 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 beers and liquors often at surprisingly affordable prices and you’re ready to balance gluttony with satisfaction. All you need is this list of the best spots for Korean BBQ in Sydney.

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Best of Cool Restaurants in Sydney

  • Best for Hot Pot: Jonga Jip
  • Best for Unlimited Side Dishes: KOGI Korean BBQ
  • Best for Dietary Restrictions: BBQ City Buffet
  • Best for Sushi: Se Jong Korean BBQ

How We Chose This List of Sydney Restaurants

This list was compiled through personal experience and online research, as well as through commentary from food critics and expert restaurant reviewers.

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1. 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 Korean BBQ in Strathfield and the CBD which is open very, very late.

What We Like: The Wagyu.
What We Don’t Like: Long waits.

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

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

Jang Ta Bal

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2. KOGI Korean BBQ

Best for: Unlimited Side Dishes

The generous serving sizes are just the start of what makes Kogi one of the best Korean BBQ Sydney has to offer. The highlight dishes – marinated pork and beef ribs with steamed egg – are too good to 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.

What We Like: Unlimited side dishes.
What We Don’t Like: Confusing booking online system.

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

KOGI

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3. Yang San Park

You might get some K-Pop vibes from this Korean BBQ in Sydney. The waiters dress like band members, and rightly so, it’s a great look! You don’t have to be an expert chef to BBQ at this establishment, the waiters will help you along the way, flipping your ribeye and finishing the pork to perfection. This is one of the busiest spots in Sydney, and for good reason, it’s delicious.

What We Like: The steamed eggs.
What We Don’t Like: Price to portion ratio.

Address: Shop21/1 Dixon St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Sun 12-10pm
Phone:
(02) 8385 0059

Yang San Park

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4. BBQ City Buffet

Best for: Dietary Restrictions

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 the 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.

What We Like: The Halal food.
What We Don’t Like: Don’t do bookings over the phone.

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

BBQ City Buffet

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5. Kangnam BBQ

Kangnam loves serving various side dishes to match their delicious mains. When you order you’ll notice that little side dishes are also served, these are called BANCHAN which are complimentary, and you’ll find 10 different side dishes freshly made every morning. Including Kimchi, lettuce salad, and mashed potatoes. What isn’t to like about free dishes?!

What We Like: The fried chicken.
What We Don’t Like: Food not cooked on charcoal.

Located in: Westfield Hornsby
Address:
Shop R2/236 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby NSW 2077
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-3pm, 5-10pm
Phone:
(02) 9482 8818

Kangnam BBQ

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6. Bornga Korean BBQ Restaurant

Located Harbour street in Haymarket is this busy and loud Korean BBQ restaurant. The space is filled with spaced-out booths which surround the cooktops. The Woo Samgyeop beed is the signature dish and is a must-try item on the menu. Tasty as ever, the paper-thin beef crisps up like sliced bacon. Seriously delicious.

What We Like: The experience.
What We Don’t Like: Long wait times.

Address: Level 1/78 Harbour St, Haymarket NSW 2000
Hours: Mon 5-10pm, Tues-Thurs 5-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 4:30-11pm, Sun 4:30-10pm
Phone:
0417 054 555

Bornga Korean BBQ Restaurant

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7. Gyeong Bok Gung Korean BBQ Restaurant

This Korean restaurant in Sydney loves to fill your table, and that’s exactly what we love to see from a KBBQ. There are a total of 12 Banchan to choose from, including potatoes and cucumber dishes. We recommend trying the banquet lunch that starts with a sizzling plate and ends with the classic toasted rice soup. When we’re looking for a Korean Barbeque near me, this place is sure to fill your stomach.

What We Like: Large assortment of meats.
What We Don’t Like: Price to portion ratio.

Address: 1031 Victoria Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114
Hours: Mon-Thur 5-10pm, Fri-Sun 11:30am-3pm & 5-10pm
Phone:
0456 989 888

Gyeong Bok Gung Korean BBQ Restaurant

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8. 678 Sydney

The chefs at 678 Sydney 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.

What We Like: Lots of side dish options.
What We Don’t Like: 
Busy for dinner.

Address: 14 Glen St, Eastwood NSW 2122
Hours: Mon-Thur 11am-3pm & 5-10pm, Fri 11am-3pm & 5-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm
Phone: (02) 8959 9599

Address: Level 1/396 Pitt St, Haymarket NSW 2000
Hours: Sun-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu-Sat 11am-12am
Phone: (02) 9281 8997

Located in: Number One Dixon Shopping Centre
Address:
shop 34/1 Dixon St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Sun-Thur 12-10pm, Fri-Sat 12-11pm
Phone:
(02) 9261 0888

678 Korean BBQ

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9. JooMak Korean Restaurant

JooMak Korean Restaurant is more than just fine food. This restaurant provides a full culinary experience. Drawn from 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 a novel and delicious way. 

What We Like: The hot and spicy octopus.
What We Don’t Like: Slower service.

Address: 7/18-26 Anderson St, Chatswood NSW 2067
Hours: Mon-Thur 5pm-12:30am, Fri 11:30am-3pm & 5pm-12:30am, Sat 11:30am-12:30am, Sun 11:30am-10:30pm
Phone: 02 9261 0111

JooMak Korean Restaurant

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10. Se Jong Korean BBQ

Best for: Sushi

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 BBQ dishes to choose from to ensure every person on the table finds a dish (or ten) of their choice.

What We Like: The sushi!
What We Don’t Like: 
Chewy meat.

Address: 821 Pennant Hills Rd, Carlingford NSW 2118
Hours: Mon-Thur 5-10pm, Fri-Sun 5-10:30pm
Phone:
(02) 9872 8868

Located in: Regency Hyde Park 
Address:
270 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Sun 5-10:30pm
Phone: (02) 8964 0133

Address: 8 London St, Campsie NSW 2194
Hours: Mon-Sun 5-10pm
Phone:
(02) 9787 7126

Se Jong Korean BBQ

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11. Jonga Jip

Best for: Hot Pot.

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 Sydney KBBQ restaurant to suit everyone. And the best part? The sides are unlimited, replenished by your waiter when you need more.

What We Like: The hot pot!
What We Don’t Like: Price to portion ratio.

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

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

Jonga Jip

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13. Arisun

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

What We Like: The amazing staff.
What We Don’t Like: Long waits.

Address: Shop 35/1 Dixon Street, Haymarket, 2000
Hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-2am, Sun 12pm-12am
Phone: 02 9264 1588

Address: Shop 2/102 John Street, Cabramatta, 2166
Hours: Mon-Sun 12-9:30pm
Phone: 02 8773 3566

Address: 42 The Boulevarde, Strathfield NSW 2135
Hours: Mon-Sun 10:30am-12am
Phone: 02 8540 2903

Arisun

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14. 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 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 making it a must-visit on our list of the best Korean BBQ Sydney has to offer.

What We Like: The fried chicken.
What We Don’t Like: Long waits.

Address: 1-7 Albion Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Thur 12-2pm & 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 12-3pm & 5-10pm, Sun 12-2:30pm & 5-9pm
Phone: (02) 8084 9041

Danjee

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15. Mapo Charcoal BBQ

While this Korean Barbeque restaurant won’t impress you from the exterior, what’s inside is certainly more than worth the apprehension. One of the best spots for those on a budget, you can easily get away with a full stomach for less than $30pp. Hosting some of the best Galbi (ribs) in Sydney, you can enjoy your red meat with aside of leek pancakes, enough to die for.

What We Like: The pork ribs.
What We Don’t Like: Price to portion ratio.

Address: 999A Victoria Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm
Phone:
(02) 9807 2278

Mapo Charcoal BBQ

Key Things to Consider for Sydney’s Korean BBQ Restaurants

The key factors to keep in mind when deciding where to go:

  • Price – how expensive is your food/drinks.
  • Variation – menu variety and ability to make changes when needed.
  • Location – whether that be in the center of all the action or somewhere quaint and quiet.
  • Service – good service makes the experience at a restaurant that much more enjoyable.

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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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CONTRIBUTOR

Greta Mayr

Greta Mayr is an established writer and content producer with over seven years’ experience in the media industry. Specialising in culture, food and lifestyle reporting, Greta’s work has appeared in Concrete Playground and Weekend Notes. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications, Germanic Studies, International Relations) at the University of Sydney.