10 Of Brisbane’s Best Korean BBQ Spots

By Andrew Yap

a table filled with dishes at a korean bbq restaurant in brisbane

Korean BBQ in Brisbane/Meanjin is hands down one of the best damn meals you'll ever eat. A combination of all the best food groups—kimchi, BBQ grilled meats, spicy rice—it's an ingredients smorgasboard. Brisbane has quickly come around to the fact that KBBQ is, frankly, awesome.

This is the ancestral home of the humble BBQ, after all (we cook everything on the barbie in Oz), so whether you’re on a low carb diet, paleo, bulking up, or just breaking up with salad for a night, then Korean BBQ is your go-to. Here at Urban List, we’ve looked high and low to bring you the best Korean BBQ Brisbane has to offer.

Ari Ari 

Westfield Mt Gravatt, Upper Mt Gravatt 

Coming to us from the team behind Momo Chicken is Ari Ari, a premium Korean barbecue spot where they wet age their own wagyu beef to create the perfectly tender cuts for you to grill on your table barbecue. As well as a variety of meats, sets and sides, here you can also feast on a range of Korean fusion dishes, from the more traditional bibimbap, bulgogi and kimchi to noodles, hot pots and stir-fries, with a lengthy list of cocktails to sip too. 

Daega Korean BBQ Cuisine 

7-8/2922-2926 Logan Road, Underwood 

Underwood's Daega Korean BBQ Cuisine is getting rave reviews for its authentic Korean BBQ eats and friendly service with staff who'll help you out if you have no idea what you're doing. The selection of meats and veg to toss onto your table's individual BBQ range from boujee wagyu short rib to the more basic teriyaki chicken thigh or pork collar butt, with a few non-traditional options like cheese kranksy thrown in for good measure. You can pair your feed with other Korean eats like fried kimchi pancakes and bibimbap, or just stick to barbecueing your little heart out.


1/70 Mary Street, Brisbane CBD

a table of bbq meats at brisbane korean bbq spot hanwoori
Image credit: Hanwoori | Facebook 

Hanwoori is a game-changer when it comes to Korean BBQ. They offer bottomless grilling goods with their buffet service, providing an eye-watering amount of sauces and side dishes to dress your meat up. Don’t be surprised by the electric grill, it works just as well to give you that sizzle satisfaction.

Maru Korean BBQ

73 Mary Street And 157 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane CBD | 1145 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill

Everyone know’s you go to Maru for Korean BBQ when trying to impress. Spread over two levels, Maru's Brisbane CBD venues showcases not only KBBQ but a vast spread of Korean eats. Meanwhile, Maru's Cannon Hill location specialises in charcoal barbecue to bring out all the pure flavours of your meat and vegetables. Across all three venues, there's a few different options when it comes to the meat combos you'll be firing up, but it's all about the Wagyu for us.  

Funny Funny

32 Burnett Lane, Brisbane CBD

Nestled down Burnett Lane you'll find Funny Funny. A staple Korean restaurant for almost a decade in the CBD, this is one of the best places for Korean BBQ in Brisbane. Their specialty may be the BBQ but it would be remiss of you not to dive head first into their bibimbap, the pancakes, or their spicy noodle soup.

You might also like: 

Tok Tok 

11/158 Gowan Road, Sunnybank Hills 

Image credit: Tok Tok | Facebook 

Be the master of your own dish-tiny with individual BBQs lining Tok Tok’s tables. You can sizzle, flip and mix all your favourite ingredients right in front of your eyes. Whether you’re a hot pot lover, soupy slurper or just can’t go past a good noodle dish, these guys have you covered there as well. Just don’t go too hard on all the entrees and extras or you won’t have enough room for all those juicy meats—and you know you want all of the pork belly and wagyu. 

Midam Korean Charcoal BBQ

3/21 Farne Street, Sunnybank Hills

Fried chicken and Korean BBQ buffet. What?! Midam ups the KBBQ ante by offering crunchy Korean fried chicken to rival even the finest Brisbane chicken establishments, on top of their all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ.  We wish we could eat with a shovel here.


9/178 Turton Street, Sunnybank

To get the best cuts you have to be checking out the best places, and Mooink might just be the place to be. Serving fresh premium Australian wagyu, prime beef and prime pork, we know they are here for the quality. Pair this with a kimchi pancake or cold noodles for the ultimate flavour-packed feast that will keep you coming back for more.

Korilla BBQ 

1/43 Queen Street, Brisbane CBD 

a board of meats next to a bbq at a brisbane korean bbq spot
Image credit: Korilla BBQ | Instagram 

​​A couple of sizzle steaks from Coles just won’t cut it when you’re in the mood for some seriously mouth-watering moments. Of all our top picks for Korean BBQ in Brisbane, Korilla BBQ truly does go the extra mile with their meat selections. Thick cuts, thinly sliced rib fillets and even the option of six different flavours of pork belly, there’s no shortage of variety at the city’s top BBQ hideaway. With a BBQ centrepiece on every table, come with an empty belly because it’ll be near impossible to resist trying a little bit of everything.

Mr Bap 

29/663 Beenleigh Road, Sunnybank Hills 

There's loads to love at Mr Bap, especially their Korean BBQ. If you're new to the K-BBQ scene this is the perfect, entry-level place to check out as the menu is full of quality meats that you already know and love (read: no weird bits). We love the pork belly and marinated beef bulgogi. Be sure to order the kimche pancake while you're there, it's to die for.

Want to try some other international cuisines? Head here: 

Image credit: Ari Ari | Supplied 

Urban List Best Of: has our highest stamp of approval—curated lists of the very best recommendations for you to eat, do, see, buy or book, carefully chosen by our Editors.

Get our top stories direct to your inbox.

Get our top stories direct to your inbox.