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Galbi Restaurant

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Korean
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210 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
0214243030
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meat, cool place!!

It was a great surprise when we found Galbi Restaurant in the middle of a small mall at the Longstreet. They have many types of meat, and we can prepare your meat at the table in a small barbecue. The sides are also great! And we have an amazing white chocolate quesadilla for desert! We had to come... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
Mauricio e Giul... C
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It was a great surprise when we found Galbi Restaurant in the middle of a small mall at the Longstreet. They have many types of meat, and we can prepare your meat at the table in a small barbecue. The sides are also great! And we have an amazing white chocolate quesadilla for desert! We had to come back there... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is a nice concept! It is something different for Cape Town. But the food and the service was extremely slow! Went in a big group! Don't really think we will return! Maybe we will! But would rather try other place before going back for a second time.

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Centurion, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Me and my wife chose to go do something different and we were absolutely amazed by this restaurant. From the food to the drinks to the service, everything was amazing... I love the great atmosphere it creates when sitting around the grill whilst cooking your meat. Very unique and a priceless experience.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Service grumpy and poor. Save yourself 10 per cent table service by staying at home, getting a lump of pork from pick and pay and cooking it yourself in a disposable braii.

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Seoul, South Korea
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've been going to Galbi since 2012, and I've always enjoyed the food and the vibe. Service can be a little slow, but generally it's fine. Tonight was a different story... Our waiter was a disaster!! He seemed disinterested in our table, and then rather annoyed when we asked for extra utensils,napkins, side dishes etc. He also forgot several items,... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 0214243030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Korean
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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