Although Sydney and Melbourne may be the first cities that come to mind for Korean BBQ fans, but make no mistake about it – there’s several top choices in the search for the best Korean BBQ restaurants in Brisbane. As one of the most unique group dining experiences you can have, Korean BBQ (or KBBQ) has long been the choice for anyone looking for top-shelf grilled meats, cheap shochu, and those faultless, impossibly crispy seafood pancakes.
Don’t forget the banchan as well. These traditional Korean side dishes defined the pre-game Korean BBQ experience and often come out thick and fast before any table even has a chance to fire off those meat platter choices.
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Our Picks For The Best Korean BBQ Restaurants In Brisbane
Considered the best Korean BBQ in Brisbane City by many, Hanwoori Restaurant is that den of high quality meats and delicious Korean food locals can’t seem to get enough of. The typical table top charcoal grills are complemented by a stacked all-you-can-eat buffet of hot and cold Korean favourites like sweet and sour pork, Korean fried chicken, Korean style noodles and, of course, kimchi and other banchan (small side dishes). The barbecue meat bar is the way to go here, giving you all the rump steak, calamari, pork belly, and more so you can grill it over at your table.
Address: 1/70 Mary St, Brisbane City
Contact: (07) 3211 5710
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday (5:30pm – 10pm)
Funny Funny Korean Restaurant
Yeah the name’s odd, but Funny Funny is nothing if not serious about their high quality Korean food. Korean Fried Chicken here is as much of an attraction as the typical Korean BBQ experience – we’re talking table-top grilling and platters of delicious meat like pork belly, brisket, bulgogi beef, and even off-cuts like pork intestine. You’ll also want to deck that table out with seafood pancakes and various banchan like kimchi, potato salad, and noodles to make the most of your group dining experience.
Address: 32 Burnett Ln, Brisbane City
Contact: (07) 3012 8108
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday (4:20pm – 5:30pm)
Seoul Ssamm is yet another one of Brisbane’s undeniable favourites when it comes to reliable Korean restaurants perfect for group dining. The extensive a la carte menu lists about every platter of meat you would expect for a Korean BBQ, with the lively, loud, and energetic atmosphere to match. Service is buzzy, the food is dripping with all types of sauces, and the whole place smells like grilling meat. Fortitude Valley wouldn’t be the same without Seoul Ssamm.
Address: 100 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley
Contact: 0422 631 891
Opening Hours: Monday (5:30pm – 9pm); Wednesday – Friday (5:30pm – 9:30pm); Saturday (12pm – 2pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pm); Sunday (12pm – 2pm, 5:30pm – 9pm)
Restaurant Red & Green
Don’t be fooled by its location in Princess Plaza, not the cheap and cheerful prices; Restaurant Red & Green is one of the most popular Korean BBQ restaurants in Brisbane for very good reason. They aren’t doing anything drastically different from their peers, but the kitchen is relentless at pumping out those succulent raw meats for you and your group to throw on the table grill. Think marinated lamb, pork loin rib, beef blade, baby octopus, pork belly, beef brisket, and more to get those meat sweats really dripping down your forehead. There’s also plenty of other hot food and side dishes to go around too, like stir-fried bok choy, rice cakes, and vegetables – everything of which you can pick up from an all-you-can-eat buffet of Korean food favourites.
Address: 14 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba
Contact: (07) 3217 3188
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm)
Go Bull is not only one of the best Korean BBQ restaurants in all of Queensland, it’s easily one of the only ones that has enough staying power to draw massive queues each weekend. The lines often snake out the door here, full of hungry group diners looking to dive straight into the typical Korean BBQ experience. There’s plenty to order here, so aside from the requisite platters of raw meats like pork belly and bulgogi beef, get some of those DIY rice balls that you can stack however you like. There’s very few Sunnybank Hills dining experiences that can compete with this incredibly atmospheric Korean BBQ.
Address: 18 Wynne St, Sunnybank Hills
Contact: 0466 438 193
Opening Hours: Friday – Wednesday (11:30am – 3pm, 5pm – 12am)
Midam Korean Charcoal BBQ
Midam Korean Charcoal BBQ is another restaurant that leans heavily on the all-you-can-eat buffet style, featuring an endless selection of raw meats for you to then take to your table and cook up on the grill. There’s an equal focus on Korean fried chicken as well, with the kitchen offering up plenty of different varieties for you to pair up with all that charcoal meat.
Address: 3/21 Farne St, Sunnybank Hills
Contact: 0449 985 001
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (5pm – 10pm)
Korilla BBQ Restaurant
Another obvious entry on this list of the best Korean BBQ restaurants in Brisbane is Korilla BBQ. Located in the heart of Brisbane CBD, right on Queen Street, this is another clear winner with a selection of favourites like marinated beef rib, oyster blade, and no less than six different flavours of pork belly. That should be more than enough to serve up the goods for KBBQ (the ‘in’ way or writing Korean BBQ) fans.
Address: 1/43 Queen St, Brisbane City
Contact: (07) 3211 1212
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday (11:30pm – 9pm)
Maru Korean Fine Cuisine
Don’t be put off by the name. Even though Mary calls itself “fine cuisine,” there’s no trace of fine-dining style portions (that is, tiny portions) here. The upscale reputation is instead due to the impeccable presentation of the meat platters, bringing a little bit of style to your typical Korean BBQ. But make no mistake – it’s as gloves-off, hands-on as they come, with grills smoking everywhere and staff running around constantly trying to attend all the KBBQ fans.
Address: 157 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City
Contact: (07) 3221 7778
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday (11am – 11pm); Friday – Saturday (11am – 11:30pm)
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