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Mapo Korean Restaurant

#236 of 1,291 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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113 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8211 6042
5:30 am - 12:00 am
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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Three of us, two of whom had not been to a Korean restaurant ever. (Yes a surprise to me too lol). I have been to Mapo before and never disappointed. Today was no exception. Our waiter was extremely helpful and attentive in explaining various dishes and when asked about recommended house specialities and popular dishes was happy to provide information.... More 

Thank k50002015
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016

We used to live in Adelaide and loved Mapo's. We ate here regularly. It's been 5 years since we had a meal here and Mapo's didn't disappoint. The food is still simply delicious and their presentation is impressive. This is a MUST on any visit to Adelaide.

Thank Ruth E
Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We just had dinner at Mapo and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent and the ambience of the restaurant was good. The service was not perfect however we will definitely be back. All in all a great dining experience. A+

Thank Peter R
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 21, 2016

Having being to Mapo approximately 6 times we were once again extremely impressed with the quality of the food everything was fresh, served magnificently & tasted fantastic... However the service was very poor, having to ask several times for table water, wine & to take our food order and not being offered a menu for desert, we paid and left... More 

Thank WaynevG
Gold Coast, Australia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

My wife & I stumbled across this restaurant and were it was terrific by two diners who were leaving. The service was excellent and my wife being coeliac was served a salmon dish and I had their seafood plate which contained principaly mussels and lots of other seafood with a delightful sauce. A bottle of wine and a cold beer... More 

Thank Ray H
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2015

Gouger Street is filled with cheap Asian restaurants and fairly predictable cuisine. What a delight to find Mapo! The food was delicate and flavoursome and a real delight. Our waiter was very helpful in explaining the menu to us and very attentive throughout the meal. The wine selection was also very good and complemented the food very well. Heartily recommended... More 

Thank Tony S
Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2015

I have been here twice, and both times the service and food was fantastic. The first time I was with work, good quiet venue for work discussions etc. Second time I was with my partner, lovely for an intimate meal on a weeknight. I would definitely recommend to friends/family.

Thank angie_sparrow90
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and great food. You will not leave hungry. Staff are attentive but not intrusive and food is fresh and well cooked. Love the wine and food match if you want. Worth the money.

Thank CatTurnTrav
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Ate here with a cut price coupon. $45 per person for seven dishes. The food was good overall and some dishes had excellent and surprising flavours. The sauce with the scallops was exotic. The sauce with the ice cream dessert was outstanding. Overall very good food. Good value with the coupon but would have cost twice that without.

Thank Rustincullahbond
Adelaide, Australia
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2015

Both my partner and I had the Dolsot Bibimbap (he had the tempura chicken and I had the tiger prawns). The meals were filling and absolutely delicious. Whilst not crowded, the restaurant was certainly popular. The staff were friendly and efficient. The prices were very reasonable.

Thank Scarlet1611

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $82
Asian, Korean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 am - 12:00 am
5:30 am - 12:00 am
5:30 am - 12:00 am
5:30 am - 12:00 am
5:30 am - 12:00 am
5:30 am - 12:00 am
5:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8211 6042

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