From bulgogi to short rib, the Korean hotspots where you can BBQ till your heart’s content.
For carnivorous souls, there’s nothing like an authentic Korean BBQ feast to set your taste buds alight. From the premium cuts of meat and fresh seafood, to the cook-it-yourself grill and generous share platters, there’s so much to love about Gogi-gui. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a first-time griller, we’ve tasted our way around some of Melbourne’s best Korean BBQ joints, so you can experience the famous flaming delicacies yourself.
This beautifully styled venue churns out lip smacking Korean cuisine like there’s no tomorrow. Fresh, sweet, spicy, crunchy and sticky, expect high-quality eats for a very wallet-friendly price. Gather your friends around the BBQ and settle in for an evening of Korean BBQ deliciousness, alongside a healthy serving of kimchi. Naturally.
144 Bridge Road, Richmond
Making their mark on the local community with secret marinade recipes, Mrs Kim’s Grill wants you to feel at home while you delve into new tantalising flavours. With all plates designed to share and prepared with local ingredients, this quirky Korean eatery is all about coming together to share a tasty bite.
179-181 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
Set over four levels and adorned in hanging ornaments, Gunhng The Palace is another favourite for die-hard Gogi gui BBQ fans who relish the opportunity to fire up the grill without the hassle of chopping and cleaning duties. The generous serving of spicy assorted seafood hotpot is a must-order for the table while the deep-fried pork belly is always a favourite.
19 McKillop Street, Melbourne
Sleek and low-key, Zen Charcoal BBQ know how to grill. Providing diner’s the freshest ingredients to feast upon, be sure to make your way through the whole menu, sampling everything from tasty crispy chicken to beautifully marbled wagyu. The bibimbap, with all the sides, is definitely worth a shout, and be sure to wash it down with one of their signature cocktails…or two.
306 Toorak Road, South Yarra
For Korean barbecue, flowing soju and good times, Yeonga is the place to be. They serve premium cuts of meat including wagyu and black Angus in a variety of marinades, grilled over charcoal for that unmistakable smoky flavour. It's common to see groups of friends toasting shots of soju late into the evening here, and they’re also a great place to try Korean specialty drinks like plum wine and shikhye, a traditional sweet rice beverage.
1 Cobden Street, North Melbourne
Equal parts stylish and delicious, Oriental Spoon transports diners to the heart of Seoul. Specialising in traditional Korean fare, this rustic restaurant is all about flavour and authenticity. From bulgogi and dumplings, to hot pot and bibimbap, you are spoilt for choice. A definite must-try is the fried chicken; sweet, sticky and spicy, you will be left wanting more.
254 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
291 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Not messing around, this CBD venue has perfected the art of Korean BBQ. Serving up the classics, expect all the senses to be tantalised, each and every bite. The bulgogi beef is just the ticket, and we’re all about sampling as much Korean kimchi as possible.
179 King Street, Melbourne
When you are looking for a lively restaurant in Melbourne to dine at, Korean BBQ is the place to go. What are you waiting for? Put your barbequing skills to the test and experience the heat, flavour and fun that only a Korean BBQ dinner date can deliver.