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“Great value but need to know what to order”
Review of Sanwiye

Sanwiye
Ranked #18 of 93 Restaurants in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Korean
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Like any great restaurant, it was packed by 6.30pm and we were lucky to get a table after a cancelled reservation. We were pleasantly surprised by the cheap prices and the servings looked decent. We ordered the half moon dumplings which were a bit underdone and didn't really have any real flavour. The side dishes of dried fish and crunchy seaweed were unexpectedly delicious. The mains were hit and miss- the bulgolgi seafood was ok, but didn't have any real flavour to it. The other dish was called duk-bokki, described as Korean street food. Turned out to be these large tubes of white starchiness with the texture of rubber. Tossed with some broccoli and sesame seeds, and a mild spicy sauce. Had the menu described what was in it, I would not have ordered such a dish! I would still return, just need to be more mindful about which dishes to order!!

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Thank Salleu
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Our group of 4 adults and 1 toddler found the staff friendly enough, however the restaurant was filled with flies and the toilets contained no soap. When I mentioned this, I was told it was really just a "staff toilet", which to my mind makes it even worse. The "hot" food was all served lukewarm and the flavour was pretty uninspiring.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Great service, atmosphere, price and fresh food :) we recommend the seafood soup and pear juice. Soup portions are large and non-disposable chop sticks provided for noodles

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Thank Charleeandtim
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I've tried numerous food styles, but never Korean food, so we thought we'd try it while holidaying in Katoomba. What a pleasant surprise! The restaurant was a quaint, casual style of restaurant with a friendly relaxed atmosphere. I suggest you make a reservation, because it was fully booked, and that was a Sunday night. The meal was excellent value and the servings generous. One suggestion I'd make would be to have photos of the food for first timers as we didn't know what was an entree or main course or how large the meals were or what they would look like. We had half moon dumplings (7) and seafood noodle soup, followed by chicken/vegetable savoury pancake and chicken/vegetable stirfry all for under $50. All the food we had was delicious and well presented, although served way too fast.The restaurant is a BYO. We initially had trouble locating Sanwiye, as it is quite small and the even number establishments are on the other side of the road, so look around for this restaurant as it is well worth a visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our Korean meal experience.

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Thank sydaus3
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Even though this place was recommended to us by a friend, it totally exceeded expectations. We had 5 people so decided to sample a bit of everything on the menu with the prawn pancake being the favourite. Yum, I would go back again!

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Thank dragonsworn
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