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11 Best Korean BBQ Places In Sydney To Eat At This Winter


Keep warm with Korean BBQ this winter!

 

It’s hard to come up with plans when it’s just too cold outside. All you want is to stay warm with a good grill with a buffet of meat already set up just for you. You might even go for a hot pot, a side of Kimchi and a glass of Soju. Well, these 11 Korean BBQ joints and restaurants will give you exactly that and more!

If you haven’t visited at least two of these places, it’s time to call all your friends and head on out!

 

1. Se Jong Korean BBQ Buffet

 

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Located in Campsie, Se Jong Korean BBQ Buffet delivers native tastes to the many Koreans in Campsie. Here, you’ll find a wide range of meat perfect for any barbecuing occasion! You’ll even find Korean side dishes such as Sweet and Sour Chicken, Jjajangmyun, Black Bean Noodle and Kimbap! And if that’s not enough, you also get a choice of fresh seafood and vegetables ready for the grill.

So whether you’re an adamant meat lover or a foodie that enjoys a little bit of everything, this is the exact place for you! Always filled with patrons, you’ll be walking into a room full of food lovers appreciating the variety of Korean tastes. Filling your stomachs with quality Korean food and your hearts with friendly services – that’s what Se Jong is good at!

Price Range: $$

Address: Shop 1, 8 London Street, Campsie NSW 2194

Visit their website here

 

2. Jingogae Korean Restaurant

 

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Hidden away in North Sydney, this couple-run restaurant delivers home-style Korean cuisines sure to steal your heart. The couple often referred to as “Mama” and “Pop” are loved just as much as the food by the avid patrons.

Walking into the restaurant, you’ll see it isn’t fancy but every bit homey. The cheerful, loving atmosphere combined with delicious and cheap food welcomes families and friends of all ages for lunch and dinner! As North Sydney' secret gem, the restaurant is never too crowded but well loved by the in-the-know locals.

Once seated, you’ll have a choice between enjoying Pop’s fresh, homemade Korean dishes such as Beef Hot Plate, Kimchi and Spicy Seafood Soup, or doing your own cooking at the table using the BBQ grill. With a loving couple, quality cuisines worth more than their prices and an inviting ambience, there’s no way you wont fall in love with Jingogae!

Price Range: $

Address: 57 Ridge St, North Sydney NSW 2060

Visit their website here

 

3. Kozy Korean Restaurant

 

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In the world of celebrities, two K’s mean Kim Kardashian but in the world of Sydney eateries, two K’s mean Kozy Korean. Tucked away behind the commotions of George and Wilmot Street, this roomy restaurant welcomes you with open arms. Once inside though, you’ll experience their own kind of commotion – one filled with burning grills, boiling hot pots and delighted customers! Although families are not as often seen as group of friends or colleagues, his eatery is definitely child-friendly! You just can’t put an age limit when it comes to being kozy!

Great for groups of all sizes, the typical food sharing etiquette of Korean dining becomes a fun activity with their menu line-up. Dishes such as Mul Man Du (steamed pork and vegetable dumplings) and Nack Ji Bokum  (Baby octopus and vegetables marinated in spicy sauce) are said to be customer favourites! Their peak hour rush speak for themselves when it comes to their restaurant ratings so make sure you step in just before then!

Price Range: $$$

Address: 7 Wilmot St, Sydney NSW 2000

Visit their website here

 

4. Sydney Madang

 

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Korean hot pot, Korean BBQ and Korean a la carte menu, Sydney Madang has it all covered. Right in the city’s heart, this eatery is always buzzing with life. But in the words of Uncle Ben, with great tastes come great lines (that’s what he said right?). There is always a long waiting line stretching out of the alleyway so be prepared but also be patient.

Even as the flavoursome fragrance playfully teases you, their delightful service and authentic flavours are 100% worth the wait! Once seated, indulge in some of the traditional Korean dishes such as Haemul Nurungji Tang, Haemul Pajun and Bul Go Gi Jungsik. Even enjoy some ox tongue, marinated meats and fresh vegetables on the grill or in the hotpot. If you’ve never had Korean food before, Sydney Madang is without the doubt the place to go to take that step! 

Price Range: $$$$

Address: 371A Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

Visit their website here

 

I5. Jonga Jip

 

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With two chains, one in Eastwood and one in Epping, Jonga Jip is a go-to eatery for Sydney Siders. You’ll know it’s a favourite by the hubbubs of the grill sizzling with joy, utensils clambering for each bite and the customers savouring their feast. Although BBQ is their signature feature, you’ll have a choice of having regular mains as well. Regardless of what you choose, you won’t be disappointed, especially with their array of authentic Korean side dishes.

Two of their must tries are: Pa Jeon (Korean pancake) and Kimchi Chigae (Kimchi stew). Come in with two, three or even ten and this eatery will welcome every single on of you whole heartedly – the more the merrier! But make sure to have a reservation when going in on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays because when they say food is a celebration, Jonga Jip does not mess around! 

Price Range: $$$

Address: 87 Rowe St, Eastwood NSW 2122

Visit their website here

 

6. Tosung Firewood BBQ

 

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Representing a modern day steakhouse, Tosung Firewood BBQ will give you the right balance between sitting down for a good grill and turning up for a good time! The bright and spacious interior takes away the usual hubbub of most Asian restaurants but this gives you a more personal connection with your company. Also, unlike most BBQ places, Tosung uses pure charcoal or firewood for the grill, giving you a warm and cosy outdoorsy feeling.

On the grill, you can choose from a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables.  Off the grill, a menu of traditional Korean entrees, main dishes and desserts await!  You also have a choice of getting a hotpot if you aren’t up for a BBQ. With a wide selection of drinks to accompany the dishes, this is perfect for business dining, a dinner for two and even large parties. Families with kids are also just as welcome! It is never too soon to try Tosung and definitely never too soon to go back!

Price Range: $$

Address: 17-35 Parramatta Rd, Homebush NSW 2140

Visit their website here

 

7. Seoul-Ria Restaurant

 

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You know a restaurant is top-notch when the ambience is just as animated as the sizzling hot plates and boiling hot pots! With a roster of fantastic food, you can satisfy your inner meat-lover, veggie-fanatic and seafood devotee all in one place. Delivering these genuine tastes are the same extremely personable staff delivering incredible service. From the outside it might not look as inviting but you step into their spacious interior, the light K-Pop in the background and the fragrant air will replace your initial impression with one wonderment and hunger!

Regardless of whether you’re here with a business group, a family with children or a couple of friends, you’ll always feel like you belong. Bursting with flavour, excitement and customers, Seoul Ria is no doubt good for your stomach and for your soul! 

Price Range: $$$$

Address: 2, 26 Goulburn St, Haymarket NSW 2000

Visit their website here

 

8. Dae Jang Kum

 

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Don’t be tricked by the Chinese characters by their names, Dae Jang Kum is definitely a Korean BBQ restaurant, and a good one too! Their city chain serving Korean main meals, their Campsie branch equipped with a full BBQ buffet and their Eastwood eatery sporting family style BBQ, Dae Jang Kum is a place of satisfied Sydney Siders! Don’t worry, though, you’ll get their full ban chan (traditional Korean side dishes) works at all chains.

With an armada of choices of mains, meats and side dishes, Dae Jang Kum never disappoints! Sporting the clean yet loud vibe of Korean restaurants and an even more animated outdoors seating area, you’ll know you’ve made the right choice for lunch or dinner just by the happy looking customers! Spreading their deliciousness, this Sydney favourite is a definite must try. 

Price Range: $$$

Address: 35 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000

Visit their website here

 

9. Yass Korean BBQ

 

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Admittedly, I don’t know where Yass Korean BBQ got its name but I do know it’s not a misnomer because I mean… $30 all you can Korean BBQ? YAAAAAAAAAS.

From an assortment of meats such as Wagyu Beef and Pork Belly waiting to be grilled, to already prepared side dishes like Seafood Stir Fry and San Chow Bow, Yass Korean BBQ will definitely gratify your eating needs. It isn’t too crowded here but it isn’t quiet either. You’ll have a comfortable restaurant buzz generating from the sizzling barbecue plates and the hubbub of satisfied customers. Bring your families and friends and indulge, with just $30 on the excellent menu and the services of their personable staff! This Strathfield treasure is well worth the try! 

Price Range: $$

Address: Level 1, 39 The Boulevarde Strathfield, NSW 2135

Visit their website here

 

10. Café C’Ya

 

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If you’re a little tight on money but still want to get decent Korean cuisines, Café C’Ya is the place for you. It’s a little more toned down here compared to the typical buzz of Korean restaurants, but that doesn’t mean the customers aren’t as satisfied, oh no! It’s just that this quaint shop is hidden away so you really have to be in the know to find this gem! And once you do, you’ll be conflicted between wanting to share your Sydney find but also not wanting to keep it to yourself and stop it from being overcrowded! As a result, most people share their knowledge with their close-knit friends and families and come here for a relaxing catch-up session over a casual yet quality meal.

Their large sofas are perfect just that! All BBQ dishes are made in the kitchen so there are no lingering smells of the grill; good for a midday lunch when you’ve got plans afterwards! Appropriately named Café C’Ya, after your first time, you’ll definitely becoming back for a second, third, fourth and oh... you get me!

Price Range: $

Address: g2/624 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Visit their website here

 

11. Arisun

 

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If you aren’t a big fan of Korean BBQ but a major fan of Korean food, Arisun is the place to go. Not that they don’t appreciate a good BBQ, Arisun just happens to focus only on Korean dishes. That said, their dishes are of top quality, especially their signature chicken. Take a pick from any of their Sun’s Chicken list and you can’t go wrong.

A meal at Arisun without their crispy, brown chicken is unheard of and downright wrong! This crunchy-on-the-outside-juicy-on-the-inside piece of goodness goes with any of their mains, rice, and noodle dishes and even with a good old Korean hot pot. You can enjoy your meal indoors or outdoors, with a large group or on your own. The animated atmosphere will charge your happy batteries, the authentic tastes will fill your stomach and the excellent service will complete your eating experience!  

Price Range: $$$

Address: 1 Dixon St, Sydney NSW 2000

Visit their website here

 

Go on a Korean BBQ feast today!

 

The next time you feel like going out but the cold is stopping, grab your friends and check these places out! Have a good time with great company and quality food, all while staying warm! Let us know if we’ve missed your favourite Korean places in the comments!

 

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