About Mapo Restaurant
About the restaurant
Dear diners, for bookings of over 6 people please contact the restaurant by phone.
Mapo Korean has been a fixture on the Adelaide restaurant scene since 2002, and they have been growing and growing in confidence ever since. Offering up an innovative menu that few other restaurants can match, both in scale and in authenticity, Mapo Korean is a standout among other local Korean restaurants. From their location on Gouger Street, just a short distance from Grote Street in the city centre, they are moving Korean cuisine forwards, fusing their native cuisine with local Aussie traditions to create something special.
With over 15 years experience of providing Korean food to the hungry public of Adelaide, the folks over at Mapo Korean have been innovating and experimenting with their native Korean cuisine since 2002. Their location, just off Grote Street on Gouger Street in the city centre, allows them to feed off the traditions of the Moonta Street Chinatown and wider Australian influences, and the proof of this is in their menu.
The starters at Mapo Korean showcases these influences. Kimchi arancini is inspired by the local Italian community, fusing the iconic Korean pickled cabbage with rice balls, whereas their ‘flaming’ yook hwe is a Korean answer to steak tartare. Their signature mains include pork spare ribs in a coffee sauce, a clear Aussie reference, as well as one of the best bibimbaps in Adelaide. If you head down to Gouger Street in the city centre, you can be sure of a Korean feast like no other, but be warned: you won’t be the only ones there, so book a table in advance to make sure you get a seat.