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Galbi Restaurant

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

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    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
Something social

Great for a group of people looking to sit and chat while slowly eating from their very own barbecue. The fire is great for wet or cold days. Not a quick visit kinda spot. It's on long street but hidden inside a small shopping centre. The vegetarian meal was my personal favorite. Totally ask... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great for a group of people looking to sit and chat while slowly eating from their very own barbecue. The fire is great for wet or cold days. Not a quick visit kinda spot. It's on long street but hidden inside a small shopping centre. The vegetarian meal was my personal favorite. Totally ask the waiter how everything works, or... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've always enjoyed Korean food in restaurants in Dubai, London, KL, Singapore etc but I haven't as yet visited Korea. Galbi compares well with what I've eaten previously. Interesting decor - sort of steam punk but with individual BBQ's on each table so you actually cook your own food. Interesting & good fun way to eat as an adult family... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Had great expectations, but the place didn't live up to it. Also, the 10% gratuity demand, not great!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our experience was a bit disappointing. The taste if the bibibamp was not as flavoursome as Seoul Restaurant. The dumplings were good & the trout. The Seoul Restaurant had more authentic Korean flavours. The Galbi gave off a lot of smoke as the extractors did not seem work very well. The restaurant is extremely noisy so not a place to... More 

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Century City, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went here for a different kind of date and was great! You cook your own meat on a small barbecue in the middle of the table. There is a great choice of meat to choose from including game so it makes a nice South African-Korean fusion! And the meat quality is excellent. The side dishes were so delicious we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

As far as authenticity is concerned Galbi gets close. For those who have no idea what Galbi is, in Korea it is like an indoor braai. They provide the fire and you order the marinated meat and you cook yourself, while usually drinking yourself blind. The fusion aspect is interesting because you get to eat zebra and giraffe. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I know..how can a Korean restaurant serve the best steak in Cape Town? Well, the do! Book at least a day before you want to visit, this place is very popular. Great outing for friends or family. Besides their steak, the jalapeno poppers and sweet potato chips are mouth watering. Eat your heart out without breaking the bank!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I was absolutely shocked when I saw this only has 4 starts on tripadvisor?! I thought this would definitely have 5! This place is incredible! We went out to dinner here on our last night in Cape Town. We had the safari set, which included kudu, ostrich, zebra, and warthog. It came with a ton of sides and everything was... More 

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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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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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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: Asian, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?