We’re pretty lucky to have such a huge variety of authentic international eating spots right here on the Gold Coast. And if there ever was a cuisine made to be shared with mates over a couple of cold ones, it’s Korean. Cheap yet delicious, there’s few things that bring us as much joy as an all you can eat Korean BBQ buffet.
We hope you’re hungry, because we’ve rounded up the very best Korean BBQ joints on the Gold Coast.
Cook N Beer
Be the master of your own dish-tiny with individual BBQs lining Cook n Beer’s eclectic tables. You can sizzle, flip and mix all your favourte 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. And the best part? Every Korean delicacy (including the popular fried chicken topped with spring onions) is perfectly paired with a delish beer.
A favourite amongst the Korean crawl highlights of the Gold Coast is Dae Bark. Southport’s own Korean BBQ cooks up some of the most drool-worthy dishes or hands the tongs to you to sear up your own eats. Heads up, the meals here are huge! BBQ bowls from the menu are packed with tasty herbs, enokitake mushrooms and traditional Korean spices that pack a mighty punch. Or get creative with your own creations. Trust us on this one, you will be back again.
Kimchi House Korean BBQ
When you’re in the mood for a hot pot infused with the flavours of traditional Korean goodness, you head to Kimchi House. Dishing up all your favourite Bibimbap, bulgogi and soupy taste-fests, these guys even preheat your bowls. Now, we’re not ones to skimp on menu tastings and Kimchi House offers a whole range of interesting choices. Like the spicy cheese and chicken buldak, spicy pulled pork brisket soup and table BBQ feasts. Transport to the bustling streets of Korea with your very own fire powered dinner smack bang in the middle of your table. Cook all your ingredients yourself and get experimental with extras like kimchi and mystery dipping sauces.
Paradise Korean BBQ
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 BBQs on the Gold Coast, Paradise Korean truly does go the extra mile with their meat selections. Thick cuts, thinly sliced rib fillets and some even presented like tiny flowers, there’s no shortage of variety at Broadbeach’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.
Tucked just off the main Surfers drag is one of the Gold Coast’s best-kept Korean BBQ secrets. Truly, the name speaks for itself, these guys kept it simple and is seriously works. Koreana BBQ is always bustling with locals who are low-key obsessed and for good reason, their food is so damn tasty. It’s a bit of a local’s secret but we can’t help want to share the goodness with you. One waltz past is all it takes to truly know how excellent the food will be, with lines running out the door and down the street.
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