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“Yet another.. but Good enough”

Melbourne Hwaro Korean Barbecue
Ranked #303 of 4,034 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $74
Cuisines: Barbecue, Asian, Korean
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Yet another.. but Good enough”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Went to this restaurant twice now, and the latest one was for a birthday gig.

The food itself was fantastic. I especially liked the spicy pork belly, marinated chicken,ox tongue and their bulgogi and being cooked with coal just adds an extra depth to the flavour. I also liked their kimchi pancake. All simply delicious, but considering the price they charge to the portion that they give you.. I found it very expensive.. for about 6 medium to thin slices of spicy pork belly will cost about 18-20 dollars... JUST for those slices.. so i'm not quite sure it's that delicious to worth that much... probably not. So be prepared to blow up some big bucks.

Their service is just OK... considering most of the foods they serves are raw and pre-marinated meats... they are quite slow and also slow to actually top up the side dishes (kimchi, bean sprouts,etc.). The ironic bit of all... we got most of our meats to our table... but the coal pot to cook them on was no where to be found... took them an extra 10-15 minutes before they even notice and get the pot to our table... hmmmmm...

Overall.. enjoyed the foods thoroughly !! but i'm just not sure it's worth the price tag they have.

  • Visited July 2012
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  • English first
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English first
tasmania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Best Korean BBQ”
Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

Ate at this place when in Melbourne last wk with 4 ppl, and although looked pricey, we ate really well plus a bottle of wine just$30per head, so reasonable.
The chijimi pancake was excellent. The bibinbap was good too. The meats cooked on the coals in front of us were tender and so tasty as they were lightly marinated.
In Melbourne, this is best Korean I've had.

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Melbourne
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“loved it”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Great food, worth the price we really enjoyed it lovely Bbq food in town

  • Visited January 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Korean bbq night”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

Like:
chilli pork belly
mushroom
kimchi
spring onion salad
bulgogi
ox tongue
lemon rice wine - divine

dislike:
pork skin - it's not a crackling one
small portion overall thus making it seems expensive
mushroom - $5 for 8 mushrooms

Visited March 2012
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“Best I ever had”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

What else I can say? Great Korean BBQ in town. Love the lemon soju.

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Thank Nurchandra
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