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210 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
27214243030
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Seoul, South Korea
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Galbi on a Friday evening for dinner with friends I'd met in Korea. Having lived in Korea for eight years, I miss the food every day! I had looked at the menu before I went and was surprised at some of the meat choices. Barbecue may be seen as the popular choice, but I found these items... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

After having lived in South Korea for many years I often crave Korean food (not least of which is kimchi) and having tried the more traditional options I decided to give Galbi in Long Street a try. It is a little off the main road in that it is in a centre situated on Long and so a little back... More 

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Thank Natasha D
Kuilsrivier, Western Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time to have dinner at Galbi last night. We were really excited as we've heard a lot about the place. We had a nice table and the atmosphere was buzzing! We ordered the safari set which was really good and tasty. Heating your own food was a really awesome experience. Service also great. Can't wait to... More 

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Thank Natalie S
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

4 of us went for dinner at Galbi. There was an unannounced power cut, so despite the food being charcoal self-grilled, the sides and other logistics like the bill still required some electricity. Nonetheless our hosts gracefully figured out everything, gave us almost all the sides on the bill, only one substitution, and we had a great experience! I would... More 

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Thank Liz H
Des Moines, IA
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Kind of hidden but the prices are good. Wait staff is quite slow. I wouldn't call this a Korean BBQ place as they label themselves. Lacks many of the marinates Korean BBQ is known for. But you can get a wide variety of meats and the sides are quite good.

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Thank NDomino
Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Our children previously visited Galbi restaurant in Cape Town where you can barbeque your own food. It interested us quite a bit and we gave it a try. Seeing that us South Africans are used to a braai (barbeque) this was just up our alley! What a great restaurant idea! We thoroughly enjoyed grilling our own meat and the tempura... More 

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Thank Azette N
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a slightly different experience, then you may enjoy galbi. As a group of girls we enjoyed the casual, relaxed environment. All the food was tasty and a good time was had by all. Only negative is the copper hood fan which sits above the bbq blocks the view of the people sitting opposite you making... More 

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Thank Claudia H
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

2nd visit. Hit up Galbi if it's something different you're looking for. Sit around a table with and cook your own food. The Soju cocktails are a must-try, as are the mushroom shots, and the exotic game meats (zebra and warthog). The kimchi soup with the pork belly & tofu is absolutely delicious. Also like that you don't have a... More 

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Thank Hsuan L
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Each to their own, but this place was not for me. It wasn't particularly clean and a little too much of a dive for a restaurant. That been said I know several people who really enjoy it. It is just not my cup of tea.

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Thank Erik S
GalbiRestaurant, Owner at Galbi Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Eric S I am sorry to hear that Galbi wasn't your cup of tea. I know we were quite busy last night and tried to accommodate too many guests, which might have lead to the "dive" feel. I have taken the matter up with my staff and we value your comment and feedback. I will use your feedback to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I had never been to a Korean BBQ before, but I really like this idea of Asian social eating done with local meats. The food and drinks where excellent, service was also good until dessert, when your waiter suddenly totally forgot about us, and lost the tip I had planned to give him to another waiter, who fixed us the... More 

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Thank Torsten L
GalbiRestaurant, Owner at Galbi Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Torsten Thank you for your positive review of Galbi. Sorry to hear about the dessert. I had a chat with the waiters and we need feedback like this to grow and improve our service. However I am glad that you had a good time at Galbi. Please email me your details to info@galbi.co.za in order for me to get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
African, Asian, Korean, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27214243030

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