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Best korean bbq in melbourne

11 Best Korean BBQ Spots in Melbourne

Experiencing the best Korean BBQ in Melbourne is a culinary journey, to say the least. There are few things as enjoyable as witnessing your food sizzling in front of you, and with so many great Korean food choices in Melbourne’s CBD, you’ll have no trouble finding a few great spots. With no shortage of pork belly, beef ribs or Korean Fried Chicken, our team of expert foodies and editors have directly sampled and experienced some of the best Korean BBQ in Melbourne before compiling an independent list of their favourite spots for you to explore and enjoy.

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Best Korean BBQ in Melbourne at a Glance

Our list of the best Korean BBQ in Melbourne goes like this.

Now we’ve had a look at our favourites, let’s check out the complete list.

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Bornga | Image: Supplied

1. Bornga

We firmly believe that a great Korean restaurant has to be fuss-free and unpretentious, and this is exactly why we love Bornga. You’ll love the vast variety of BBQ set menu options and extensive range of entrees and dishes such as corn cheese, steamed eggs, and seafood pancakes. It’s the perfect place to come with a few friends and share a meal, with the steak being a standout. Angus top blade, rib fingers, and brisket, they’re juicy, high quality, and ready for your grill.

What We Like: Traditional Korean side dishes located on the bustling Little Bourke Street, surrounded by bars and entertainment.
Favourite Dishes: We recommend the Kimchi Stew, Boneless Fried Chicken or Prime Pork Belly.

Located in: Chinatown Melbourne
Address: Level 1/178 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Thur 5-11 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30 am-3 pm & 4:30-11 pm, Sun 11:30 am-3 pm & 4:30-10:30 pm
Phone: 0406 468 878

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Mansae Korean BBQ and Bar | Image: Supplied

2. Mansae Korean BBQ and Bar

With two locations across Melbourne, Mansae Korean BBQ and Bar offers a laid-back, interactive dining experience designed to be fun – the restaurant’s name, Mansae, is even the Korean word for “hip hip hooray”. Regarding the menu, the meat is only the finest quality, with a traditional spread of banchan and small side dishes served alongside. If you’re feeling adventurous, we can’t go past the Mansae Yangnyeom Galbi and Thinly Sliced Ox Tongue.

What We Like: Over eight cuts of high-quality meats, a minimalistic dining setting in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.
Favourite Dishes: Wagyu MB9+ Scotch Fillet, Short Ribs, Striploin, Oysterblade, or the Thinly Sliced Ox Tongue.

Address: Shop 9/120 A’Beckett St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Thur & Sun 5-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5-11 pm
Phone: (03) 9939 9189

Address: Shop 12/2 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East VIC 3151
Hours: Mon & Wed-Fri 5-10pm, Sat-Sun 12-3pm, 5-10pm
Phone: (03) 9112 8599

Check out Mansae Korean Mansae Korean Menu

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Mrs Kim’s Grill | Image: Supplied

3. Mrs Kim’s Grill

Prepare for marinated meats and authentic recipes that have moved from the backyard barbecue to Mrs Kim’s Grill. This Korean restaurant in Melbourne can accommodate up to seven people for a 90-minute sitting, but a word of warning, it gets very busy. In terms of food, there are a few a la carte entree and grill options, but we recommend going for the set menus. Choose any of the meat options and expect nothing but the best quality, our favourite is the Moo Set for Two with their famous marinated Galbi beef ribs and skirt steak.

What We Like: Secret marinate on must-order meat dishes cooked over hot coals with friendly staff and Korean in Carnegie.
Favourite Dishes: The Set Menu includes different cuts of high-quality meats and complimentary side dishes, all with traditional Korean flavours.

Address: 136 Koornang Rd, Carnegie VIC 3163
Hours: Mon-Fri 6-9:30 pm, Sat-Sun 5:30-9 pm
Phone: (03) 9563 4424

Check out Mrs Kim’s Grill  Mrs Kim’s Grill Menu

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ChangGo Korean BBQ | Image: Supplied

4. ChangGo Korean BBQ

Nestled amongst the trendy, overpriced restaurants of Melbourne’s laneways lies an unassuming but equally ambient spot for good Korean BBQ in Melbourne. ChangGo has incredible food, excellent service and a buzzing atmosphere. They specialise in various pork belly flavours but don’t leave without trying the seafood pancake and a sip of soju.

What We Like: A hidden gem on the bustling La Trobe Street, sets of Pork Belly and a vegan feast.
Favourite Dishes: Korean stews, Pork Belly and Seafood Pancake.

Address: 70 Little La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Thur 4:30-11 pm, Fri-Sat 4:30 pm-12 am

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Yeonga Korean BBQ Restaurant | Image: Supplied

5. Yeonga Korean BBQ Restaurant

One hundred per cent natural charcoal is the motto here, and you can taste it in the juicy meats up for grabs. With plenty of Wagyu to choose from, expect authentic flavours paired with a unique, spacious interior inspired by traditional Korean design and architecture. We recommend the Wagyu combo for two people, which includes a chuck tail flap, oyster blade and rump cap. If Porks what you want on your fork, the chilli past Pork Belly is simply outstanding.

What We Like: A traditional Korean restaurant in North Melbourne serving high-quality meats and over eight cuts of meat.
Favourite Dishes: Beef Brisket, Oyster Blade and the Pork Belly.

Address: 1 Cobden St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Hours: Mon-Thur 5:30-11 pm, Fri-Sat 5-11 pm, Sun 5-10 pm
Phone: (03) 9326 8834

Check out Yeonga Korean Yeonga Korean Menu

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BBQ-K | Image: Supplied

6. BBQ-K

BBQ-K is a vibrant, authentic Korean restaurant located in the heart of Doncaster East. They’re known for decent portions, affordable prices, great service, and of course, delicious meats. It’s rare to find a Korean restaurant in Melbourne that cares about customer service (most are too busy to care), but service is a highlight at BBQ-K. You’ll love the combo set on offer, and we’d recommend large groups go for set 5 with Wagyu scotch fillet, marinated spare ribs and more.

What We Like: Affordable and full-flavoured meats,
Favourite Dishes: Kimchi Pancake, Fried Chicken and the Pork Belly.

Address: 916A Doncaster Rd, Doncaster East VIC 3109
Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30 am-2 pm & 5-9:30 pm
Phone: (03) 9840 7279

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Hwaro Korean BBQ Restaurant | Image: Supplied

7. Hwaro Korean BBQ Restaurant

We’ll start by mentioning the seasonings here (more than 23 ingredients, we’re told) because they classify the meat as some of the best at any Korean BBQ joint in Melbourne. The restaurant matures them over several days before landing on your plate for you to savour, however, if we look at the restaurant’s history, it suggests they go back much further than that. The recipes and traditions stem from around the time of the Korean imperial courts. Founder Eunsook Kim wants to spread the joy of Korean food to everyone in her community, and what better way than with some good old-fashioned barbeque? You’re eating a part of KBBQ history here.

What We Like: It’s the Tasmanian-borne coals, Kirin Megumi beer, stringent hygiene methods and supervision of every slicing of Karubi (boneless short ribs) by Kim herself.
Favourite Dishes: Short Ribs, Stir Fried Kimchi & Pork Stone Bowl Rice, Kimchi stew with Pork, Tofu, Sausage and Spam (Army Stew) and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.

Address: 562 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Sun-Thur 5:30-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-11 pm
Phone: (03) 9642 5696

Check out Hwaro Hwaro Menu

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Guhng The Palace | Image: Supplied

8. Guhng The Palace

With so many delicious options, you’ll be thrilled to taste more options on this decadent menu. Whether you’re with vegans, meat-eaters or fruitarians, everyone will find something to love at this Melbourne KBBQ eatery. Seared beef tataki with avocado puree, deep-fried tofu with homemade sweet soy sauce and pickled baby octopus on cream cheese and pear are just some of the options – on the starters menu. Hint: the bigger the group, the more of these delicious dishes you’ll be able to sample.

What We Like: State-of-the-art Korean cast iron pots and a sleek modern fit-out.
Favourite Dishes: Korean Pancake with Green Onion, Yukhoe, Edamame, Fried Shrimp and the Cold Noodles.

Address: 19 McKillop St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Sat 6-10 pm
Phone: 0413 616 550

Check out Guhng The Palace   Guhng The Palace Menu

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Woodo Korean Barbecue | Image: Supplied

9. Woodo Korean Barbecue

If there’s an opening in your diary for a new regular go-to, we’d say Woodo Korean Barbecue is an ideal candidate. It hosts some of the most affordable, authentic and tasty Korean BBQ Melbourne has to offer, with all your favourite snacks and a heap you didn’t know you loved. Top this with a thriving atmosphere and friendly staff, and you will need help to stop yourself from returning.

What We Like: An intimate setting, wooden tables with built-in charcoal grill.
Favourite Dishes: Korean stew and marbled meats.

Address: 179 King St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Tue-Thur 5:30-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-11 pm
Phone: (03) 9995 9612

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G2 Korean BBQ | Image: Supplied

10. G2 Korean BBQ

Whether you drop in for a new bento box for lunch or stay for a full grill at dinnertime, G2 Korean BBQ will provide a memorable visit. The chic, urban space serves smoky traditional grills in the heart of Melbourne CBD. From oyster blade beef to pork scotch, their extensive offering of meat cuts is all of the highest quality. Top it off with some kimchi pancakes, deep-fried dumplings, Japchae (pan-fried potato noodles), and ladies and gentlemen. You have yourselves a banquet!

What We Like: A Korean restaurant serving authentic Korean dishes on Elizabeth Street for easy transportation and other activities.
Favourite Dishes: Kimchi Pancakes, deep fried dumplings.

Address: 301 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Sun-Thur 5:30-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-1 am
Phone: (03) 9642 3424

Check out G2 Korean BBQ  G2 Korean BBQ Menu

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Towoo Charcoal | Image: Supplied

11. Towoo Charcoal

Lotus root chips and deep-fried crab claw will wet the palate for your sumptuous evening at Towoo BBQ. Bring it to a head with the most enchanting flavours on their red chilli pork bulgogi. And cap it off with some refreshing soju. Book yourself in for a feast at this hidden gem before word gets out.

What We Like: Meat arrives on trays, and you’ll cook it yourself. Expect tasty food and an excellent place for group bookings.
Favourite Dishes: Beef ribs and Wagyu beef.

Address: 603 Whitehorse Rd, Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sun 5:30-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10:30 pm
Phone: (03) 9836 0445

Check out Towoo Charcoal  Towoo Charcoal Menu

How Man of Many Chose The Best Korean BBQ In Melbourne

With an editorial team full of foodies, Man of Many has had the unique opportunity to directly sample and experience Korean food from the best spots in Melbourne. It is also based on our experience, in-depth research and customer reviews of Korean restaurants in Melbourne. As expert journalists who guide people between competing products and services, we have provided our independent opinion in formulating our selections. Man of Many has utilised Steve Kavakos’ expert knowledge of his home city. Our editors have taken into account food, service and atmosphere while also making a concerted effort to highlight a few spots outside of the CBD. You can review our editorial policy here surrounding how we maintain our independence in our editorial reviews.

Key Things to Consider for Melbourne’s Best Korean BBQ

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

  • Location – Is it central?
  • Value – Is it value for money?
  • Service – Great service goes a long way, especially with big groups.
  • Venue – The atmosphere is vital when eating at a Korean BBQ restaurant.
  • Food — Quality of food and ingredients.

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General FAQ

Where is the best Korean BBQ restaurant in Melbourne?

Woodo Korean Barbecue and Hwaro Korean BBQ are some of the best Korean BBQ restaurants in Melbourne.

Where can I find authentic Korean BBQ in Melbourne?

Mrs Kim's Grill, Bornga and Noda Grill serve authentic Korean BBQ dishes in Melbourne.

What is Korean BBQ?

Korean BBQ is a popular eat-in experience, where raw meats and vegetables are cooked by customers, on a small grill built into their table.

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