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24 Restaurants in Melbourne: Korean

Enjoy top cuisine at Melbourne's Korean restaurants

Described by many as one of the world's most liveable cities, Melbourne offers a wealth of acclaimed attractions and a truly lively atmosphere. Melbourne is known around the world as being the food capital of Australia, and is home to some of the best, and most diverse restaurants in the country. Asian cuisine is supremely popular here, and this popularity is reflected in the abundance of Korean restaurants in Melbourne. After a long day sightseeing at the National Art Gallery or Royal Botanic Gardens or a long day at work, treating yourself to a delicious meal at one of the Korean restaurants in Melbourne rounds off a day just perfectly.

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Geonbae

Frankston
Korean$$$$
5.4/6324
Geonbae

Mun Korean Kitchen

Williams Landing
Korean$$$$
5.7/620
Mun Korean Kitchen

Zen Charcoal BBQ

South Yarra
Korean$$$$
5.4/614
Zen Charcoal BBQ
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Torissong

Carlton
Japanese$$$$
5.1/68
Torissong

Subi Q Korean BBQ

South Yarra
Korean$$$$
5.6/65
Subi Q Korean BBQ
New

Towoo Korean Charcoal BBQ

Surrey Hills
Asian$$$$
4.5/62
Towoo Korean Charcoal BBQ

Noda Grill

Richmond
Korean$$$$
5.3/63
Noda Grill

Hwatu

Carlton
Korean$$$$
4.1/614
Hwatu
New

Ohsso - City

Melbourne CBD
Korean$$$$
Ohsso - City

G2 Korean BBQ Melbourne

Melbourne CBD
Korean$$$$
4.9/654
G2 Korean BBQ Melbourne

Lui.Boss Korean Eatery

Preston
Korean$$$$
6.0/61
Lui.Boss Korean Eatery

Darac Grill and Bar

Melbourne CBD
Korean$$$$
5.5/66
Darac Grill and Bar

BEBU Soju Bar & Restaurant

Melbourne CBD
Korean$$$$
6.0/61
BEBU Soju Bar & Restaurant

By Korea - Richmond

Richmond
Korean$$$$
4.5/610
By Korea - Richmond

Chimac

West Melbourne
Korean$$$$
5.0/64
Chimac

Marroo Korean Bbq

Melbourne CBD
Korean
4.0/612
Marroo Korean Bbq

By Korea - Chinatown

Melbourne CBD
Korean$$$$
4.1/69
By Korea - Chinatown

Miss Korea Kitchen

Camberwell
Korean$$$$
4.5/62
Miss Korea Kitchen

Chimac Plus

Abbotsford
Korean$$$$
4.0/62
Chimac Plus

Oh Deer Korean Fusion

Melbourne CBD
Korean$$$$
Oh Deer Korean Fusion
  1. 1.

    Explore the history of Melbourne's Korean restaurants

    The city has long been a melting pot for immigration from all four corners of the globe, and the local Korean community is a vibrant example of the city's cosmopolitan feel. People from Korea arrived in Melbourne relatively recently, with many moving to Australia in search of jobs following the Korean War. Along with their dreams of a better life, the new arrivals brought their culinary culture to the city by opening top-quality Korean restaurants across Melbourne, much to the delight of locals. These days, Melbourne’s Korean restaurants are only going from strength to strength, with new, unique and innovative spaces springing up throughout the city at a rapid rate.
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    But where should you go, you ask?

    While it may not be as big as Chinatown, Melbourne’s Koreatown is an ideal place to go to sample some of the best of Korean restaurants in Melbourne. Located in the area around La Trobe Street in the CBD and running between the major thoroughfares of King Street and Exhibition Street, Koreatown is full of places to sample delicious meals. Some of the most authentic Korean restaurants in Melbourne are located here. Make a reservation at G2 Korean BBQ to sample the spicy beef tripe chowder, while Yami Yami offers delicious bibimbap with a wide variety of meats, seafood and tofu. At prices that won't break the bank, this pocket of Melbourne's Korean restaurant scene is an ideal place to get your fix. And if you’re outside of the CBD, it's also worth checking out the Koornang Road area in the suburb of Carnegie for more delicious Korean restaurants in Melbourne.
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    Observe traditional cooking methods right by your table!

    The chefs at Melbourne's Korean restaurants know their cooking methods inside out. Many Korean restaurants in Melbourne have traditional grills located either inside or just by your table so you can watch as your meal is prepared in front of you. Korean restaurants in Melbourne can offer you the full sensory experience, so prepare to watch, smell and hear your food cook as it sizzles right before your eyes. Make the most of the traditional cooking methods on offer in Melbourne’s Korean restaurants by ordering some delicious yakiniku (grilled meat) topped with steamed rice and traditional vegetables. While beef and chicken are common options, Melbourne's Korean restaurants are often influenced by the local area's coastal geography. For that reason, expect to see seafood delicacies like baby octopus and squid on the menu at the many Korean restaurants in Melbourne!
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    Taste authentic dishes at Melbourne's Korean restaurants

    Korean restaurants in Melbourne use some of the most distinctive spices and flavours in their cooking, so your tastebuds truly will be satisfied. Many dishes are cooked with sesame oil to give a nutty taste to your meat and vegetables, while chefs also add liberal helpings of soy pastes and sauces to give your food a flavoursome twist. Melbourne's Korean restaurants also offer one of the cuisine's most popular staples – kimchi. This truly delectable side dish made with fermented vegetables like radishes and cabbages, chilli and a dash of jeotgal (salted seafood), is a common fixture on menus. Whether you have it as a side dish or enjoy it in bibimbap alongside rice, vegetables and eggs, you must try it on your next visit to Melbourne's Korean restaurants.
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    Round off your meal with ice cream or tea

    After the flavour sensations of the main course, a meal at one of Melbourne's Korean restaurants is best concluded with a light dessert or drink. Many eateries offer a choice of ice creams, with popular flavours like green tea or black sesame often featuring on the menu. Other desserts on offer include songpyeon, a delicious rice cake commonly served during the harvest festival of Chuseok. For those who are too full for dessert, why not try a traditional Korean tea. Along with leaves or fruit, the tea available in Melbourne's Korean restaurants is often also infused with more unusual tastes such as seaweed or edible mushrooms to create a unique but scrumptious after-dinner warm drink designed to cleanse your palate.