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The 9 Best Korean BBQ Spots in Adelaide

The 9 Best Korean BBQ Spots in Adelaide

Korean cuisine has taken the world by storm over the past few years. Among the many delicious dishes from South Korea, Korean BBQ is a crowd favourite, and it’s totally understandable why.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of Korean BBQ restaurants in Adelaide to satisfy your cravings. In this list, we’ve selected the best Korean BBQ spots in the Central Business District and in some of Adelaide’s suburban areas.

Korean BBQ Spots in CBD

Every day is a great day for some Korean BBQ, but we understand that going outside the city for a quick lunch isn’t always the best idea. Thus, we compiled a list of the top places to get Korean barbeque in the Adelaide Central Business District.

1. SO Urban BBQ

SO Urban BBQ
Photography: Johnny von Einem 

Location: 397 King William St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Website: https://www.sourbanbbq.com/

Bestsellers: Pork belly, Korean fried chicken

Located at King William St at the centre of CBD, SO Urban BBQ is a must-try Korean barbeque place for foodies.

The restaurant offers a bottomless brunch for customers at a price of $55 per person twice a month. For a span of 2 hours, you can continuously order Lois sparkling, Mimosa, Fizzy Rose, and Bellini while enjoying the resto’s foods.

On your visit, don’t miss out on their signature beef and pork wrap marinated in a secret in-house sauce to elevate the whole bottomless brunch experience.

If there’s still room for more food, the resto’s Korean fried chicken is also something that’s receiving a lot of love from customers.

2. Plus 82 GoGi

Plus 82 GoGi
Photography: Sara Lawrie

Location: 12 Eliza St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Website: https://www.plus82gogi.com/

Bestsellers: Pork belly, marinated beef ribs

In hopes of being the “connection” to people who want to explore Korean culture and cuisine, this restaurant is named after the international dialling code for South Korea, +82. 

Plus 82 GoGi is a traditional Korean BBQ restaurant that’s intended for sharing, so their menu is mainly composed of set meals that you and your loved ones can enjoy.

They have an excellent range of gogi (meat) choices that you can choose from. Among their options, marinated beef ribs and beef brisket are popular with customers.

All sets come with a spicy noodle salad that you can enjoy while waiting for the meat to cook. You also get a ssam plate and Shake, Shake Rice to ensure a hearty and sumptuous meal.

3. Don Don Korean BBQ

Don Don Korean BBQ

Location: 184 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Website: http://dondonkoreanbbq.com.au/

Bestsellers: Pork galbi, wagyu

Don Don Korean BBQ serves some of the best-tasting pork and beef in Adelaide City. So on your visit, make sure to eat to your heart’s content because no one’s gonna stop you.

For less than $40, you can enjoy an unlimited Korean BBQ for 90 minutes at this restaurant on Hindley Street. If you bring a child aged 5–9, they’ll have access to the same buffet for half the price.

Apart from the beef and pork, the restaurant also serves duck meat, seafood, and chicken, allowing you to enjoy a variety of food at an affordable price.

The buffet menu also comes with a variety of appetizers, soup, salad, and naengmyeon (Korean cold noodles), making the Korean BBQ experience more authentic and filling.

4. Great River Korean BBQ Restaurant

Great River Korean BBQ Restaurant

Location: 103 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

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

Bestsellers: Pork belly, Korean fried chicken

Great River Korean BBQ Restaurant has served delicious meals to over 150,000 people in Adelaide since its opening in 1998, so it’s not surprising that it’s one of the entries in this list.

The restaurant’s interior imitates traditional Korean barbeque places in South Korea, with the flexible exhaust pipe dangling just above the grill, making the experience feel more authentic.

You can also enjoy over 60 different dishes to choose from on the buffet menu, so you can enjoy a great range of Korean food aside from barbecue.

BYO service is also available if you want to bring a specific drink. But if you prefer drinks from the restaurant, you can choose one from their wide range of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.

5. May Q Korean Restaurant & Bar

May Q Korean Restaurant & Bar

Location: 13 Leigh Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Website: https://www.instagram.com/mayq.adelaide/

Bestsellers: Bulgogi, soju

Head over to this lovely restaurant and bar on Leigh Street and enjoy authentic and tasty Korean cuisine with your family or friends.

Paired with great music choices and a lovely neon aesthetic, May Q Korean Restaurant & Bar knows how to take its customers’ dining experience to a different level.

Prepare to have a mouth-watering experience with one of the best fried chicken in the metro and the restaurant’s wide range of pork choices for Korean barbecue.

You can also browse over the restaurant’s extensive soju menu and immerse yourself in a conversation with your friends as you wait for the meat to cook.

Suburban Korean BBQ Spots in Adelaide

Take a trip outside the city and enjoy a sumptuous Korean barbeque lunch or dinner with your friends, lover, or family. 

6. Kosso – Korean BBQ Restaurant

Kosso - Korean BBQ Restaurant

Location: Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, Shop 12/976 North East Road, Modbury, South Australia 5092

Website: https://www.instagram.com/kosso_ttp/

Bestsellers: Marinated pork belly, pork skin

Kosso is a Korean barbeque restaurant in Tea Tree Plaza that was established to pay homage to the secret recipes of the owner’s mothers. 

The owner wishes to share the happiness he receives from his mother’s dishes, so he built a restaurant where customers can enjoy home-cooked Korean meals.

The restaurant serves a wide range of Korean cuisines like japchae, mul-naengmyeon, tteokbokki, kimchi pancakes, and seafood pancakes. They also have a wide variety of meat to choose from for your next grilling experience.

They also offer meats that aren’t available in other barbeque places, like pork skin and bossam.

Their extensive menu allows them to cater to every dietary requirement of the customers. The chef will make adjustments to meet your preferences as long as they’re informed earlier.

7. Kim’s Asian Kitchen

Kim's Asian Kitchen

Location: Shop2 / 9/11 Hurtle Parade, Mawson Lakes, South Australia 5095

Website: https://kims-asian-kitchen.business.site/?hl=en

Bestsellers: Osam, Budae Jjigae

If you are looking for a great Korean BBQ place in Mawson Lakes, look no further than Kim’s Asian Kitchen. With its extensive menu that spans from bibimbap and noodles to hotpot and Korean barbeque, this is the best place to be when craving Korean food.

The restaurant is small and can only accommodate a few dine-in customers, but the taste and smell of the food go beyond its little corners.

While visiting, make sure to try Kim’s Asian Kitchen’s jeyuk (marinated pork) and bulgogi (marinated beef) for a filling Korean barbeque experience.

You may also try the restaurant’s popular dishes like osam, which is a mix of marinated pork and squid, and the budae jjigae, a stew that originated from the Korean army.

8. O.K Korean BBQ

O.K Korean BBQ

Location: 115 King William Rd, Unley, South Australia 5061

Website: https://www.instagram.com/o.k.korean.bbq_adelaide/

Bestsellers: Marbled brisket, pork belly

O.K Korean BBQ is another Korean barbecue restaurant that serves high-quality buffet meals to customers. It’s located on King William Road in Unley, just a few minutes away from the CBD.

The restaurant offers a variety of unlimited sets for customers, with prices ranging from $43 to $89, depending on the meat you choose. Meats offered include marbled brisket, marinated beef short rib, pork belly, wagyu sirloin, and wagyu chuck tail flap.

If you don’t find any of the set meals appealing, you may also just order each type of meat separately.

The restaurant’s dishes are also available on UberEATS, so you can just order from there if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your home.

9. Korean Charcoal BBQ – De Jang Gum

Korean Charcoal BBQ - De Jang Gum

Location: 373 Glen Osmond Rd, Glen Osmond, South Australia 5064

Website: https://www.instagram.com/dejanggumkcbbq/

Bestsellers: LA Galbi, pork belly

Named after the popular Korean drama series that rekindled the interest of the world in traditional Korean cuisine, De Jang Gum strives hard to maintain the interest of Adelaideans in Korean food by serving top-quality meat and dishes.

The restaurant uses charcoal for grilling the meat to make the dining experience as authentic as possible. This set-up provides a smoky flavour to the meat, complementing its natural flavour.

The buffet option comes with different types of beef, pork, and chicken to give the customers better choices for their meals. Lettuce and spring onion salad are also served with the buffet.

For the best Korean barbeque experience, pair everything up with soju, and you’re guaranteed a happy tummy.

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