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Top 5 Korean Restaurants in Adelaide

Menu - We chose Korean restaurants with the best food quality and the widest menu size. We also prefer restaurants that serve authentic Korean food.
Establishment - We based this on the atmosphere, aesthetic, and location of the restaurant.
Value for Money - We evaluated how fair the prices are considering the quality of the food.
Customer Service - We considered how attentive, friendly, and helpful the staff is to the customers. We also considered the wait time for the food.

1. SO Urban BBQ

Menu: Korean bbq, bibimbap, Korean fried chicken burger, Seoul cheesecake, and more

Website: https://www.sourbanbbq.com

Address: 397 King William St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8472 3176

Operating Hours:

  • Monday: 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 10:30
  • Sunday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM 
Google Reviews score4.1/5
FB Reviews score4.7/5
Total reviews3.5/5
Score consistency 4.1/5
Value for money4.5/5
Customer service4/5


  • Offers bottomless brunch
  • Outstanding food
  • There’s a garden area
  • Lovely atmosphere
  • Great selection of meat


  • Long wait time
  • Prawns were cooked in their shell

Korean barbeque has been taking the world by storm for the past few years, and Adelaide is one of the cities that wasn’t able to resist its charm.

We’ve been to a bunch of Korean BBQ places in Adelaide, but SO Urban BBQ just has to be one of the best. From their side dishes to their meat, every food they serve is amazing.

We ordered the banquet menu to be able to enjoy a lot of their dishes. But if there are just two or three of you, you can try the a la carte menu.

The banquet includes five different types of meat, so you can enjoy each of them. They have marinated beef sirloin (which was our favourite), pork belly soaked in wine sauce, marinated pork shoulder, ginger soy chicken, and marinated chicken.

The marinated beef sirloin was just top-notch, so we can’t help but recommend it. The meat absorbed the galbi sauce really well, so we could taste it in every bite.

The marinade sauce also helped to keep the beef tender, so we weren’t served with meat that would go really dry after it was cooked.

The Korean dumplings or mandoo were our favourite among their sides, together with the kimchi salad.

The king prawn coconut curry that they have is also good. The only problem with it is the prawns were cooked in the shell, so it was hard deshelling them.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to hang out with your friends, try out their bottomless brunch. It’s only available during the second and fourth Saturday of the month, though, so make sure to visit during those days.

Although we weren’t able to try because of the event they’re hosting, it’s great that they have a garden area for those who prefer to eat outdoors.

Overall, it was a great and filling lunch for us. The only disappointing part was the long wait. We had to wait for over 30 minutes to be served.

2. Plus 82 Gogi

Services: Pork belly, spicy noodle salad, beef ribs, kimchi stew, and more

Website: https://www.plus82gogi.com

Address: 12 Eliza St, Adelaide SA 5000

Contact Details: +61434528335, [email protected]

Operating Hours:

  • Monday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday to Friday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Google Reviews score4.8/5
TripAdvisor Reviews score5/5
FB Reviews score4.5/5
Total reviews4.5/5
Score consistency 4.7/5
Value for money4/5
Customer service5/5


  • Great set of meat
  • Friendly and attentive staff
  • The place is quite big
  • Vegetarian options available


  • A bit pricey
  • Limited menu

The Plus 82 chain is one of the most popular Korean restaurant chains in Adelaide, and it’s really not hard to understand why after you try their food.

One of our favourites from their restaurants is Plus 82 GoGi, located on Eliza Street. It’s a Korean restaurant that specialises in Korean BBQ, so you should drop by if you’re craving some barbeque.

Just note that their menu is pretty limited. They only have Korean BBQ and a few other dishes like cold noodles, kimchi stew, and spicy noodle salad.

We chose the “Feed me please” option when we visited, as there were five of us. The set allowed us to enjoy beef brisket, marinated beef, spicy noodle salad, shake-shake rice, kimchi, and all of the different types of pork that they have.

The beef brisket is the best out of all the meat that we tried in the restaurant. It was tender and delicious, so we had to order an extra plate.

The rice was a bit dry but still good. We also didn’t really mind since we were more focused on the meat and didn’t want to get full quickly.

We also cannot fault the service, as they were very friendly and attentive to us. Despite the restaurant being crowded, we didn’t have to wait that long for the servers to help us.

As for the price, it can be a bit pricey since the pickled radish, mushroom, spring onion salad, kimchi, and lettuce are sold separately, unlike in other restaurants where they are served free. 

We highly suggest finishing off the whole meal with ice cream to wash off the oily aftertaste of the meat.

3. Busan Baby

Menu: Korean fried chicken, hot pot, kimchi fried rice, kimchi shoestring fries, and more

Website: https://www.busanbaby.com.au

Address: 272 Morphett St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: 08 8221 5660

Operating Hours:

  • Wednesday to Thursday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Google Reviews score4.3/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4.1/5
Value for money5/5
Customer service4/5


  • Funky interior
  • Reasonably priced
  • Great food
  • Wide variety of food


  • Customer service can be improved
  • Some bits of the chicken is overcooked

Named after one of the most popular cities in South Korea, Busan Baby is the perfect destination for those looking for a tasty dinner or late-night snack.

The vibe inside the restaurant is a bit different from the other restaurants in this entry. Unlike the others, where they mostly use monotonous colours for their interior, Busan Baby uses a lot of vibrant colours to give off a funky vibe.

We really love the combination of blue, green, yellow, and pink walls inside the restaurant because it makes the dining experience a lot more fun. The illustrations may appear inappropriate to some, but we love how funky they are.

As for their menu, it’s pretty diverse, with stews, chicken, beef, seafood, and dessert. They have some of the dishes that we couldn’t find in other restaurants like jokbal, so we had to order them.

The ram-don jjapaguri is definitely a standout among their dishes. The noodles were chewy, and the sauce had a bit of spice because of the udon.

The kimchi pancake and seafood hotpot were also really tasty. They come in generous amounts, so they’re great for sharing.

The chicken was flavourful, but some bits were overcooked, so we weren’t able to enjoy them as much as the other dishes on the menu.

We were also disappointed with the customer service. We had to wait for almost 30 minutes just to get the menu and then waited more for the food.

The staff were also not as friendly as in other restaurants. They weren’t that interested in answering our questions, which was frustrating.

4. Gunbae Chicken and Beer

Menu: Yangnyeom fried chicken, sticky soy fried chicken, soy and garlic fried chicken, and more

Website: https://www.gunbae.com.au

Address: 11-29 Union St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Contact Details: 08 8223 2953, [email protected]

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Google Reviews score4.7/5
FB Reviews score4.8/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4.5/5
Value for money4.5/5
Customer service4.5/5


  • Friendly staff
  • Wide variety of food 
  • Outstanding food
  • Great beverage list


  • Rice balls are too mushy
  • Small portion

This list will not be complete without Gunbae Chicken and Beer, which serves some of the best Korean fried chicken in Adelaide.

The restaurant’s yangnyeom chicken is a great introduction to Korean fried chicken. It’s flavourful and sweet, with a little bit of spice, so it’s not just like any other boring fried chicken.

If you order the original chicken, we also encourage you to try it with the volcano sauce. It’s spicy, but the chicken can be too plain without it.

The mandoos were also really good. They were crispy, and the filling was filled with flavourful vegetables.

The rice balls, however, weren’t the best. They were too mushy, so they felt weird in the mouth.

The food also comes in small portions, whether it’s the chicken or the sides. The flavoured chickens cost $20 and only come in seven small chicken pieces.

On a more positive note, the restaurant has some really friendly and helpful staff. They were very attentive, so requesting something wasn’t hard.

They also told us that beer and chicken are a famous combination in Korea and recommended the Cass and Kloud beer that they have.

We liked the Cass a bit better than Kloud, as it matched well with all of the chicken flavours. It’s light and fresh with a bit of sweetness. 

The beer tasted better with soju, so consider making a soju bomb if you’ll dine at Gunbae.

5. Plus 82 Mimi

Menu: Kimchi pancake, fried jumbo dumplings, steak tartare, bibimbap, and more

Website: https://www.plus82group.com/mimi/

Address: 50 Sturt St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: 08 8211 6159

Operating Hours:

  • Monday: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday to Friday: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Sunday: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Google Reviews score4.7/5
TripAdvisor Reviews score4.5/5
FB Reviews score4.5/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4.5/5
Value for money4.5/5
Customer service4/5


  • Aesthetically pleasing dish presentation
  • Chill vibes and music
  • Extensive menu
  • Offers vegan menu


  • Long wait time
  • Chicken isn’t the best 

Another member of the Plus 82 franchise is Plus 82 Mimi, that’s located on Sturt Street. It’s an industrial-style Korean restaurant that specialises in traditional Korean food and snacks. 

Many of their dishes were inspired by the food served to the royal family back in the day with a bit of a modern twist.

They have a very wide menu, with a separate vegan menu to accommodate vegan customers. They have starters, rice, noodles, chicken, sides, and even raw dishes.

Maybe it’s because they used to be served to the royal family, but what caught our attention first when the food was served was how beautiful the presentation was. 

As for the taste, they serve one of the best japchae in Adelaide. The noodles were chewy and stirred nicely, with the perfect balance of sweet and savoury taste.

It was also our first time eating steak tartare, and we were a bit worried at first since it was raw beef. It had a bit of garlicky and nutty flavour and was quite sweet.

Their hotteok is also a favourite of ours. The cinnamon and nuts matched well with each other, so we had a very tasty dessert.

The only disappointing part of our experience was the long wait time and the chicken.

The wait time for the food was almost an hour, which was too long even when compared to other restaurants.

The chicken, on the other hand, was a bit dry and overcooked. The sauces were also inferior compared to other Korean restaurants in the city.

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