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20 Best Korean Food in Sydney [2023]

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Sydney is home to a large population of Korean expats and students, so it’s no surprise that the city has some of the best Korean food in Australia! If you’re looking for some delicious Korean cuisine, then check out our list of 20 best Korean food Sydney. From Bibimbap to Bulgogi, these restaurants will have your taste buds singing with joy!

1) Kangnam BBQ

Kangnam BBQ - Korean Food Sydney
Kangnam BBQ – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Kangnam BBQ)
Key ServicesUnlimited side dishes
AddressShop R2 Westfield Hornsby
236 Pacific Highway
Hornsby NSW 2077
Phone(02) 9482 8818
Operating HoursMon-Sun 11am-3pm, 5-10pm

Kangnam offers a wide range of side dishes to complement their delectable main courses. When you order, you’ll see that little side dishes are provided as BANCHAN, which are completely free and are served every morning. Kimchi, lettuce salad, and mashed potatoes are all included. What’s not to like about free food?

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves various side dishes
  • Delectable main courses
  • Unlimited side dishes

Customer’s Review:

Some of the best Korean food you can find outside of Eastwood and Strathfield. The prices are a little steep but they serve an incredible selection of sides and the black bean noodles are mint.

Jason Yeo

2) Bornga Korean BBQ Restaurant

Bornga Korean BBQ Restaurant - Korean Food Sydney
Bornga Korean BBQ Restaurant – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: ornga Korean BBQ Restaurant)
Key ServicesKorean traditional restaurant 
AddressLevel 1/78 Harbour St, Haymarket NSW 2000
Phone0417 054 555
Operating HoursMon: 4:30 – 10:30 PM
Tue: 4:30 – 10:30 PM
Wed: 4:30 – 10:30 PM
Thu: 4:30 – 10:30 PM
Fri: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 4:30 – 11:00 PM
Sat: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 4:30 – 11:00 PM
Sun: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 4:30 – 10:00 PM

On Harbour Street in Haymarket, this busy and noisy Korean BBQ restaurant has a number of tables. The booths are packed with spaced-out people who circle the cooktops. The name of the eatery comes from the Woo Samgyeop beed, which is a must-order item. The paper-thin beef crisps up just like sliced bacon, and it’s as delicious as ever.

Key Differentiators:

  • Has different kinds of charcoal barbecue dishes
  • Fresh ingredients and cooking methods 
  • Korean traditional restaurant 

Customer’s Review:

Ambience and food was 10/10, very cheap and filling. Would’ve gave 5/5 stars but they don’t allow outside food so couldn’t celebrate my cake and no soft drink jugs?? I didn’t ask for her name, but our section waitress (dyed hair: purple? n tan) was very attentive and kind!! would definitely come back!

leeanne Nguyen

3) Sparrow’s Mill

Sparrow’s Mill - Korean Food Sydney
Sparrow’s Mill – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Sparrow’s Mill)
Key ServicesCarefully selected fresh local ingredients
Address1 Network Pl. North Ryde 2113
Phone02 9805 1260
Operating HoursSun – Thur & Sat: 11:00am – 08:30pm
Fri: 11:00am – 09:30pm

Sparrow’s Mill is Sydney’s best-kept secret, dedicated to flavor and created with fresh ingredients. More than just fried chicken, this Korean restaurant serves healthy and hearty meals that incorporate traditional tastes with a contemporary twist. You’d be hard-pressed to find another location that delivers as much deliciousness as this!

Key Differentiators:

  • Traditional to contemporary recipe
  • Carefully selected fresh local ingredients
  • Serves new style of Korean Fried Chicken

Customer’s Review:

A quaint, yet bustling restaurant in the heart of the central district. The food was quality, flavoursome and fresh. The menu was fairly vast and has a little bit for everyone. Would very much recommend for a social dinner and drinks to share.

Tahlia Ainsworth

4) Jonga Jip

Jonga Jip - Korean Food Sydney
Jonga Jip – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Jonga Jip via Facebook)
Key ServicesHealthy and heart-warming dishes
Address87 Rowe Street Eastwood Strathfield, NSW, Australia 2122
Phone+61 2 9858 5160
Operating HoursMonday:
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Jonga Jip serves a range of tastes with their comprehensive menu. If you’re not sure what to get, the helpful employees will help you choose. There’s something for everyone at this KBBQ restaurant in Sydney, from the regular kimchi to dumplings, Korean sauna eggs, and green beans. What’s the best part? Your waiter will add to the list whenever you need more.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers healthy and heart-warming dishes
  • Accommodating staff 
  • Unlimited side dishes

Customer’s Review:

Love the beef short ribs, well marinated and they are just so juicy when you bite and chew on them. Must try using a piece of lettuce wrap the meat with some rice. Food is fresh, comfortable, non-smokey environment, and excellent service.


5) Jang Ta Bal

Jang Ta Bal - Korean Food Sydney
Jang Ta Bal – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Jang Ta Bal)
Key ServicesUsing traditional charcoal grills
Address16 Lyons Street Strathfield NSW 2135
Phone02 9747 2800
Operating HoursMon-Sun 5pm-11:55pm

In Korean, “ta bal” means “to walk a long distance slowly.” Every time you walk through the doors of Jang Ta Bal, the personnel there will go the extra mile to ensure that your visit is enjoyable. Prepare yourself some of the freshest cuts of meat and try a plethora of healthy and delectable sides. You may locate Korean BBQ in Strathfield and the CBD, which is open late, using traditional charcoal grills.

Key Differentiators:

  • Freshest cuts of meat 
  • Using traditional charcoal grills
  • Plethora of healthy and delectable sides

Customer’s Review:

Yummy side dishes, marinated beef brisket and pork dishes are good! Great service and friendly staff. Definitely go back next time.

Hoàng Nguyễn Việt

6) Milliore 

Milliore - Korean Food Sydney
Milliore – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Milliore via Facebook)
Key ServicesServes Korean traditional hotpots
AddressSydney, NSW, Australia 2000
Phone+61 2 8542 5266
Operating HoursWednesday:
4:00 PM – 4:00 AM
4:00 PM – 4:00 AM
4:00 PM – 5:00 AM
4:00 PM – 5:00 AM
4:00 PM – 4:00 AM

At Milliore, experience the essence of Korean cuisine in Sydney’s CBD. This eatery’s laid-back and sophisticated ambience is only the beginning. Their menu features delectable meals like seafood pancakes and traditional hotpots, among others. You’ve arrived at the correct spot if you’re looking for a place to catch up with friends and family!

Key Differentiators:

  • Convenient location
  • Has delectable seafood pancakes
  • Serves Korean traditional hotpots

Customer’s Review:

Great little restaurant with outstanding service. The food and mocktails were nice. We had dinner here before going to the theatre. Surprised it was still open at 2am, so it was great to have a hotpot before retiring for the night.

Ana Maliepo

7) KOGI Korean BBQ

KOGI Korean BBQ - Korean Food Sydney
KOGI Korean BBQ – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: KOGI Korean BBQ)
Key ServicesGenerous serving sizes 
AddressLevel 3, 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket, 2000
Phone(02) 9042 1637
Operating HoursTue – Sun : 5pm till late
Lunch : Fri – Sun, 12pm – 3pm

Kogi’s scrumptious portions are only the beginning of what makes it one of the city’s greatest Korean BBQ experiences. The standout dishes, which include bathed pork and beef ribs with steamed egg, are just too delicious to split. The side dishes frequently vary, providing you with a unique eating experience every time you dine there. With the warm ambience and kind staff, you’ll want to return many times.

Key Differentiators:

  • Changing menu of side dishes
  • Cosy atmosphere
  • Generous serving sizes 

Customer’s Review:

This KBBQ restaurant offers a big meat menu but also many different Korean dishes. Very suitable for big groups. The meat is good. The raw beef is super yummy and I really enjoyed the japchae as well.

Hayley Lam

8) Gyeong Bok Gung

Gyeong Bok Gung - Korean Food Sydney
Gyeong Bok Gung – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Gyeong Bok Gung)
Key ServicesServes 12 Banchan to choose from
Address1031 Victoria Rd West Ryde West Ryde, NSW, Australia 2114
Phone+61 2 8283 2041
Operating HoursMonday:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

The owner of this Sydney KBBQ restaurant loves to fill your table, and we love it when a KBBQ does the same. There are twelve banchan available, including potatoes and cucumber salads. The banquet lunch, which begins with a sizzling dish and concludes with the traditional toasted rice soup, is one of our favorites. When we’re looking for a Korean Barbeque near me, this restaurant will certainly satisfy your hunger.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves 12 Banchan to choose from
  • Banquet lunch
  • Serves classic toasted rice soup

Customer’s Review:

Our family went here for a birthday celebration and it was great! The restaurant and buffet area was clean, there was a wide range of meats to choose from as well as Korean sides. There is rice and salad and a delicious dessert bar! It was exceptionally high quality for a buffet and I would definitely recommend!

Daniella Williams

9) BBQ City Buffet

BBQ City Buffet - Korean Food Sydney
BBQ City Buffet – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: BBQ City Buffet)
Key Services300-seat family restaurant 
AddressLittle Saigon Plaza,
Level 5/462 Chapel Rd,
Bankstown NSW 2200
Phone(02) 8739 1697
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday Lunch: 11.00am – 3.00-pm
Monday to Sunday Dinner: 4.30pm – 10.00pm

BBQ City Buffet is a 300-seat family restaurant that combines traditional Korean design with contemporary interior design. The buffet dining eliminates ambiguity by providing more than 40 items to try at your leisure. The BBQ City located in Bankstown, out of Sydney’s west, is ideal for those who don’t want to travel into the city.

Key Differentiators:

  • 300-seat family restaurant 
  • Serves over 40 dishes
  • Halal friendly Korean BBQ restaurant 

Customer’s Review:

First time diner. Everything was absolutely delicious. Great experience. Highly recommend.

Mahaag Pentecost

10) Arisun

Arisun - Korean Food Sydney
Arisun – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Arisun)
Key ServicesCaters for any cultural groups and age
AddressShop 35 / 1 Dixon Street Haymarket 2000
Phone+61 2 9264 1588
Operating HoursFri to Sat: 12PM – 1:30AM
(Kitchen closes at 12:45AM)
Sunt o Thur: 12PM – 10:30PM
(Kitchen closes at 9:45P )

Look no further than Arisun if you’re looking for fried chicken. You can enjoy the entire breadth of Korean cuisine at Arisun, which includes black bean noodles and smoked, grilled meats, since it is one of the greatest restaurants in Sydney to get the classic dish. Feel instantly transported to Seoul as you lounge in front of a warm fireplace. What else could you ask for?

Key Differentiators:

  • Implementing hints of Chinese flavours to its Korean cuisines
  • Large selection of beverages
  • Caters for any cultural groups and age

Customer’s Review:

Amazing food so good cooked fresh portions are so big highly recommend this place.

Joe Borsellino

11) Jung Sung

Jung Sung - Korean Food Sydney
Jung Sung – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Jung Sung)
Key ServicesContemporary Korean restaurant
Address668-670 Parramatta Road Croydon, NSW, Australia 2132
Phone+61 437 711 774
Operating HoursMonday:
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 AM – 10:00 PM
12:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Jung Sung is a thrilling Contemporary Korean restaurant located in the Old Rum Store on Sydney’s busy Kensington Street. The Jung Sung menu is refreshed seasonally and is focused on fresh, locally sourced Australian ingredients. Each dish incorporates traditional Korean cooking techniques with contemporary Australian tastes and native ingredients. Jung Sung Contemporary Korean is a one-of-a-kind knowledge of Korean cuisine that has never been seen in Sydney before.

Key Differentiators:

  • Contemporary Korean restaurant
  • Menu is updated seasonally 
  • Combines traditional Korean cooking methodology and fermentation with Modern Australian flavours 

Customer’s Review:

Absolutely loved the food! One of the best degustations I have had in Sydney. The presentation was beautiful, the flavours were amazing and the staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and delivered excellent customer service. Convenient location near the Old Clare Hotel & Spice Alley. We can’t wait to go back and take friends there too. Highly recommended.

Reina Sumi

12) Se Jong Korean BBQ

Se Jong Korean BBQ - Korean Food Sydney
Se Jong Korean BBQ – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Se Jong Korean BBQ)
Key ServicesAffordable prices
Address270 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone(02) 8964 0133
Operating HoursMon-Sun 5-10:30pm

Se Jong Korean BBQ Buffet is a wonderful choice for family and group dinners. There’s often a long line out the front, so make reservations in advance to avoid disappointment. There are many authentic Korean BBQ options to pick from to ensure that everyone at the table finds something they like (or ten).

Key Differentiators:

  • Affordable prices
  • Buffet-style restaurant
  • Vast range of authentic Korean BBQ 

Customer’s Review:

Good value for all you can eat Korean BBQ in the city. $35 for 2 hours with plenty of selections including Angus and Wagyu beef. They also have sushi, Korean fried chicken and other staple Korean side dishes and main dishes.

Reynaldi Hadianto

13) Danjee

Danjee - Korean Food Sydney
Danjee – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Danjee)
Key ServicesHigh quality of meat cuts
Address1/7 Albion Place, Sydney CBD
Phone0432 748 907
Operating HoursMon-Thur 12-2pm & 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 12-3pm & 5-10pm, Sun 12-2:30pm & 5-9pm

Danjee is the place to go for really genuine KBBQ. This high-end dining area goes all out in terms of appearance and meat cuts. A danjee is a container used to ferment food, which symbolizes their dedication to traditional cooking. The restaurant also offers cross-cultural cuisine to cater to every taste buds. The menu is jam-packed with delicious meats, soups, stews, and noodles, making it a must-visit on our list of the finest Korean BBQ Sydney has to offer.

Key Differentiators:

  • Fine dining presentations
  • High quality of meat cuts
  • Offers fusion dishes

Customer’s Review:

Danjee is one of the premium Korean restaurants in city. It’s the only place that I take the special guests & my date. Interior is nice, it’s clean, dishes are presented well and has a very reliable range of Korean dishes. Danjee lunch boxes are also very good. Highly recommended for the business lunches & special occasion gatherings.

Teddy Kim

14) JooMak Korean Restaurant

 JooMak Korean Restaurant - Korean Food Sydney
JooMak Korean Restaurant – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: JooMak Korean Restaurant)
Key ServicesDiverse and authentic food
Address7/18-26 Anderson Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
Phone(02) 8317 6996
Operating HoursMon: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Tue: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Wed: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Thu: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Fri: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sat: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sun: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

JooMak Korean Restaurant is more than just another great restaurant. The cuisine at this establishment goes above and beyond basic expectations. Combining history and tradition, as well as overlapping regional influences, the food is both distinctive and genuine. BBQ pork, chicken, and beef are prepared in an inventive way that is delicious.

Key Differentiators:

  • Provides a full culinary experience
  • Diverse and authentic food
  • Pork, chicken and beef are cooked in a novel and delicious way

Customer’s Review:

Authentic Korean flavour . Friendly and welcoming staff! Many side dishes . I have not tried BBQ yet . I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are after best Korean restaurant.

Ninmal M.

15) Butchers Buffet

Butchers Buffet - Korean Food Sydney
Butchers Buffet – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Butchers Buffet)
Key ServicesRotating range of meats, salads, noodles, banchan
Operating HoursLocations

Butchers Buffet is taking the most mouthwatering takeover in recent memory, with locations in Strathfield, Eastwood, and Haymarket. The buffet at Butchers Buffet is heavy on meat and offers a changing selection of meats, salads, noodles, banchan, sauces, and desserts.

Key Differentiators:

  • Rotating range of meats, salads, noodles, banchan
  • Vibrant atmosphere
  • Cooks without any preservative

Customer’s Review:

Really great Experience, they offered a range of meats really fresh and quailty too. The venue had great ventilation, it wasnt too smoky inside. And you get a free beverage with the meal. Best to line up at least 30minutes early coz it gets packed real quick ! Enjoy guys.

Cleo Fernandez

16) Maroo Korean Charcoal Restaurant

Maroo Korean Charcoal Restaurant - Korean Food Sydney
Maroo Korean Charcoal Restaurant – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Maroo Korean Charcoal Restaurant)
Key ServicesFull of house-made banchan
Address16 Church Street
Ryde NSW 2112
Phone2 9808 6864
Operating HoursDaily 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Maroo is known for its barbecue and rice paper rolls. Here’s a quick rundown on each of them. Galbi ($60) and the $60 combination, which includes thinly sliced skirt steak, soy-marinated pork neck, mussels, and a tiny octopus, are the best methods to try the limited barbecue menu. Korean rice paper are a Korean-Australian invention that have been modified Vietnamese DIY rice paper rolls with different ingredients and Korean sauces, making them an excellent foil to a chargrilled meal.

Key Differentiators:

  • Full of house-made banchan
  • Chargrilled meats
  • Famous for barbecue and Korean rice paper rolls

Customer’s Review:

This place sells authentic Korean home food. It’s clean and fresh. PS Koreans order the rice paper roll platters take away from here. This is place is probably most well-known in Sydney for it.

Jennifer Song, née Seo

17) 678 Sydney

678 Sydney - Korean Food Sydney
678 Sydney – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: 678 Sydney)
Key ServicesFeatures premium beef and pork
AddressLevel 1, 396 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone02 9281 8997
Operating HoursMonday
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
11:00 AM – 11:59 PM
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

678 Sydney’s chefs want to share the exquisite tastes of Korea with the rest of the world and assist people in experiencing Korean culture through their cuisine. Premium beef, pork, various vegetables, soup, and a variety of spirits are all available on the menu. The alluring scents and brilliant colors of this Korean restaurant in Sydney’s Central Business District, now in Eastwood, will leave you with passion, vitality, and an overly sated tummy.

Key Differentiators:

  • Features premium beef and pork
  • Serves variety of liquors
  • Exquisite flavours of Korea

Customer’s Review:

Fresh, tasty, and could not be more authentic. After you scan the menu, you place your order on your own phone and shortly after you will begin seeing the various protein platters at your table.

Anna Blackman

18) Wagyu House

Wagyu House - Korean Food Sydney
Wagyu House – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Wagyu House via Facebook)
Key ServicesTwo chilled buffets 
AddressLevel 3, Old Rum Store / 2 – 10 Kensington St. Chippendale NSW 2008
Phone+61 400 991 011
Operating HoursOpen for Lunch – Saturday & Sunday 11.30am – 3.30pm
Open for Dinner – Tuesday to Sunday 5.30pm – Late

Sizzling J’s combines the best of all culinary worlds at one unique location; all-you-can-eat, buffet, and barbeque. That’s correct: grab a red chair, pay your fee, then go to one of the two refrigerated buffets overflowing with cuts of meat for grilling.For just $39.90, you may use the Professional’s Choice 2-Hour Playtime to cook and sizzle for as long as you wish.

Key Differentiators:

  • All-you-can-eat
  • Two chilled buffets 
  • Brimming with cuts of meat for the cooking

Customer’s Review:

Very authentic. Fresh food but boy is it chaotic in the best way possible. Very affordable and you get lots of varieties of meat and what not. Would go back in a heartbeat. Just be mentally prepared to know that this is a busy place. Bring plenty of wipes to clean your hands and tables with. Bring cash if you can. We didn’t take photos because we got stuck into eating food!

Tajida Reza

19) Sáng by Mabasa

 Sáng by Mabasa - Korean Food Sydney
Sáng by Mabasa – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Sáng by Mabasa)
Key ServicesAuthentic flavours with a contemporary viewing
Address98 Fitzroy St., Surry Hills, NSW
Operating HoursTHU – SUN 11:30-14:30/ 18:00 – 22:00

The second family-owned restaurant, Sáng by Mabasa, is located in Surrey Hills and is the sequel to Mabasa in Balmain. Their goal is to provide genuine tastes with a contemporary perspective. We believe that Korean cuisine has a lot of depth and want to portray traditional tastes in a simplified form, from starters to sweets, by utilizing the highest quality ingredients and selecting the finest possible components.

Key Differentiators:

  • Authentic flavours with a contemporary viewing
  • Depth of Korean cuisine 
  • Interpreting traditional flavours

Customer’s Review:

Sang by Mabasa is a great Korean food experience. I was taken aback by the beautiful presentation and great flavours of each dish. This restaurant prides itself on showcasing Korean cuisine that you would not normally find at a ‘typical’ Korean restaurant. Definitely want to come back.

Paul A

20) Soul Dining

Soul Dining - Korean Food Sydney
Soul Dining – Korean Food Sydney (Credit: Soul Dining)
Key ServicesModern Australian techniques
Address204 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone(02)8593 4957
Operating HoursTuesdays – Saturdays
5 PM ~ late

In the heart of Surry Hills on Devonshire Street, Soul Dining is a restaurant that specializes in uniquely Korean cuisine with modern Australian techniques and the finest of local ingredients. The restaurant’s name, Hanjungwan, means “Korean pavilion” and is a reflection of the owner’s aim to create a space that celebrates Korean culture and cuisine.

Key Differentiators:

  • Specializes in uniquely Korean cuisine
  • Modern Australian techniques
  • Owner aims to celebrate Korean culture

Customer’s Review:

Such a great experience tonight. Hadn’t heard much about Soul dining before but would return. We had the tasting menu and they tailored it for me due to dietary requirements and I was amazed at how effortless that was. I’d recommend the tasting menu as you get to try so many items from the menu. My personal favourite was the prawn tteokbokki – I will go back to eat this again and again!

Maria K

Korean Food Sydney

If you’re looking for some of the best Korean food Sydney, then you’ll want to check out these 20 restaurants. From all-you-can-eat barbeques to contemporary takes on traditional cuisine, these restaurants will leave you with a satisfying meal and a new appreciation for Korean food Sydney. Have you tried any of these restaurants? Let us know in the comments below! And don’t forget to share this list with your food-loving friends! until next time, kimchi on!

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