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Galbi Restaurant

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
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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
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    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
From a guy who lived in Korea

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
MrCapeTown
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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130 reviews 130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Riyadh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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