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Galbi Restaurant

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210 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is tucked away on Long Street and is a total hidden gem. You cook the food yourself (except the sides) at your table, and it is such fun! The meats are varied (kudu, warthog, steak, etc) and they even have delicious tofu. The cocktails are divine (I had Lavender Fields, it was glorious) and the Korean 100 Year... More 

Thank Madzia C
Berlin, Germany
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 9 all seated together. The staff was very helpful and friendly in explaining all the spices, flavors and best grilling tips. We all enjoyed the food selections, drinks and desserts! It was a great dining experiences with friends in a cool atmosphere!

Thank Wayne I
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

This place was so much fun! The Long Street entrance was a little tricky to find (just around the corner there is a charmingly lit alleyway,) but well worth the search. There is a very down-to-earth atmosphere and cheerful service. I really liked the bell system - at the press of a button a server springs right over to answer... More 

1 Thank Miriam L
Seoul, South Korea
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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 

Thank Amy-Lara H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Natasha D
Kuilsrivier, Western Cape, South Africa
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Natalie S
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Liz H
Des Moines, IA
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank NDomino
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Azette N
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Claudia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Asian, Korean, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?