We’ve narrowed down Sydney’s best grills to fulfil all your sticky fingered needs.
Nothing satiates a carnivorous craving quite like an old fashioned Korean BBQ. The generous servings, platters of meat, fresh seafood and a cook-it-yourself grill hit the spot every time. This Gogi gui style of cooking is a fantastic way to keep things lively – and to ensure your meal is prepped exactly how you like it. We’ve picked out some of Sydney’s best so you can BBQ to your heart’s content.
A hotspot for Korean cuisine, Jang Ta Bal is renowned for its delicious dishes and their immaculately presented cook-it-yourself table top grills are irresistible for famished patrons. Kick things off with a squid and shallot pancake before getting stuck in to a BBQ set platter. Finish off with some Korean cold noodles.
Level 1, 73-75 Liverpool Street, Sydney
As the name suggests, BBQ City is a hub for all things sticky, fried, pickled and delicious. Buzzing and vibrant, this large venue serves everything from spicy pork and beef rib soup to kimchi pancakes and fish roe bibimbab. BBQ City is open every day until 2am this joint is perfect for a midnight feast.
Level 1, 116 - 120 Liverpool Street, Sydney
One of the busiest Korean BBQ places Sydney has to offer, 678 is an institution and serves up plate after plate of high quality meat to ravenous customers desperate to get the grilling started. Add a glass of soju or Korean beer as the perfect feast accompaniment.
Sydney CBD and Eastwood
This charming eatery tucked in to an alley off Pitt Street is the answer to your end-of-work-week dinner cravings, with an extensive menu covering all the Korean classics, and naturally the full BBQ options. If you’re there with a group why not try the 950gram mixed combo to ensure you get a taste of pork, beef, chicken and seafood.
363A Pitt Street, Sydney
If you’re looking for something a little special, this upscale take on the Korean BBQ is a fantastic option. Danjee offers a vast range of authentic Korean dishes including bibimbap in chicken, beef, fish or pork variations, potato starch noodles or try out their kimchi and mung bean pancake, a refreshing take on the traditional.
1-7 Albion Place, Sydney
The steamed egg here is non-negotiable and sits well alongside the meat set (pork belly, chicken, beef rib, chicken). If the mixed plate isn’t your thing, the individual marinated beef rib, thin skirt beef and pork belly plates come highly recommended. The staff here are very attentive and will help you with the cooking process – no overcooked meat on their watch!
1 Dixon Street, Sydney
This modern eatery often sees queues winding out the door and along the street, with dozens vying for a table come lunchtime. Soups, noodles and hot plates, always hit the spot, but you’d be mad to visit Madang without ordering a few BBQ Gui dishes to get the table top barbecues firing. All dishes come with complimentary Banchan (sides).
371A Pitt Street, Sydney
This beloved Lower North Shore venue is famed for its bulgogi, bibimbap, kimchi and most importantly, Korean BBQ. Upon ordering, your BBQ will be brought to the table for you to grill to your hearts content. The set option includes your choice of three proteins or you can order a la carte. One this is for sure, arrive on an empty stomach!
29/332-246 Military Road, Cremorne
This is one of Sydney’s favourite all you can eat venues. While their offering isn’t as extensive as other Korean restaurants, their range of beef, pork, chicken and typical seafood options is more than satisfactory and you’ll likely be heading back to the meat counter to re-stock your plate more than once.
668-670 Parramatta Road, Croydon