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Galbi Restaurant

210 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
0214243030
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Korean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went there on Friday night with friends- very interesting dining experience and would definitely recommend people to go! If you are into different foods, tastes and experiences - this is definitely a restaurant to try out. We just ordered a variety of different foods, drank wine and Korean spirits and just had a good time cooking, eating and drinking!

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9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

There is great choice with other resturants locally - did not rate this place - then to top it the waiter asked for tip ( my tip is don't ask and up your gain )

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I have been here twice now (since living in Korea for a year) and think the Korean menu is really great. I wouldn't try the fusion, but that's because I'm there to rekindle my love affair with Samgyupsal. Although the makeolli was priced at R80 which was a hard one to handle, I suppose as its imported and doesn't keep... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Perhaps the best testament of the popularity of the establishment is that in a Tuesday evening in Cape Town (!) the restaurant was packed with locals and Koreans - and that after you had to wind your way down an obscure alley decorated with plastic leaves until you reached the bigger-than-expected space, festooned with copper pipes and tables with built-in... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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90 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Yes, I have been to South Korea and eaten Korean BBQ on numerous occasions, including outside South Korea. The set Korean Galbi is a good blend, but the accompanying lettuce. kimchi and pajori portions are too small for the overall set meal if one is to eat the dish as one should. An order of additional pajori, lettuce and kimchi... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Galbi offers a vast array of African and traditional meats which one can cook to one's own preference. The experience is a unique and worthwhile one. Side dishes are prepared by the kitchen staff and choices range from traditional Korean accompaniments to rustic mashed potato. I would strongly suggest the ostrich and kudu.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Went to Galbi over the weekend for a birthday. What a great place. The atmosphere was great and service excellent. We were not sure what to expect when we got there but the owner made us feel right at home. We had a blast cooking our meats around the table and all the food was truly excellent. O and don't... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Just finished my meal there an hr ago, rice was cooked like mash! Wait for at least 30 - 45 mins on just slicing raw meat. Didn't marinate the meat with sufficient time. And the worst.... We found the milky rice wine has been expired already! Would advertise to friends & colleagues not to waste their money on eating there!!!!

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Tacoma, WA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Our daughter, who had been living in Cape Town for six months took us to Galbi restaurant, not to enjoy the Korean Galbi, but to sample the meats of Africa. Galbi offers a "Sahara Set" for 2 people which was just the perfect size for my wife and me. The set includes warthog, kudu, ostrich and zebra filets all for... More

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35 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I had high expectations for this place but you get what you pay for. Pricing is extemely inexpensive compared to US standards. I will also say that the service was very good...just not the food. For whatever reason, I noticed that sticky rice is really watery/mooshy in South Africa in general so the rice wasnt the best. The beef galbi... More

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