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Galbi Restaurant

African, Korean, Asian
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210 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
27214243030
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    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
Fantastically quaint

This is a really lovely place to sit with a group of friends and do something different for a change. Would be perfect in the winter months as it is cosy, warm and a little romantic. The food was good, the service was fine and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. I have already told most of my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
linky272015
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Mauritius
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Have been to couple of Korean restaurants and quite surprised about the food. It wasn't of good quality, not typical Korean one. Quite disappointed about the whole evening. Food was so so but not wow. Won't visit again.

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Thank Terrence01
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really lovely place to sit with a group of friends and do something different for a change. Would be perfect in the winter months as it is cosy, warm and a little romantic. The food was good, the service was fine and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. I have already told most of my friends about... More 

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Thank linky272015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read about this place in a review in capetown magazine . A little bit tricky to locate off long street and bloem street but well worth it . Love the concept of sitting at your table grilling your own food . Had the beef fillet , pork belly, zebra and warthog. Conread the owner is a lovely guy who tells... More 

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Thank Mike H
GalbiRestaurant, Owner at Galbi Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mike Thank you for your positive review and kind words. It was a pleasure having you at Galbi and in Cape Town. Hope to see you again with your next visit to South Africa. More 

Haarlem, Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This restaurant is a must! Barbecuing a variety of meats on the table was great. The sides and sauces were delicious. Don't miss the tortilla dessert!

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1 Thank Eduardo S
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Let's say it : The cooking is Korean and the Food is South African, and it brings a really nice mix ! The food isn't incredible, but still really good. Perfect place with a bunch of friends for dinner.

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1 Thank Hadridu
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This is great for something truly different with an unique experience! Amazing food, relaxed atmosphere and you even have a button to call your waitor! Who doesn't like a braai? Definitely a must in Cape Town!

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1 Thank Lienks0607
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

A group of girls and myself visited Galbi's last night for the first time. We were a bit confused, walking down an alleyway, but was pleasantly surprised! We braai'ed our own food and loved the experience.. the food was delicious! Definitely going back!

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1 Thank Adrianne19
Johannesburg
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank 2tools
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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455 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Marguerite W
Durban, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

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

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1 Thank terrydurbs

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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: 27214243030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Korean, Asian
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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