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Shop 1 G 222 La Trobe St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2370
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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126 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad bibimbap, good KFC, in need of some spices in the batter, but the sauces were delicious to make up for it. Seafood and tofu stew was ok. Good place for lunch and fair value too.

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Thank Cakesx2
Chatham, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just eaten there the second time I've tried to eat there. This time at least, someone was there to organise a table for me. Then to the menu, a really nicd looking menuwhich the waitress was very kind to help me choose. Unfortunately there wasnt much that she was comfortable serving to a sole diner looking for a lo-carb meal... More 

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Thank Pilier3
Bendigo, Australia
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158 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Lunched here with friends and toddler. Waitresses very friendly and accommodating. Portions are quite big! We had tofu bibimbap set meal, fried vege dumplings (photo), pork ribs, and spring onion chicken (photo). Also chive pancake with Rice wine, the quantity and strength of which was enough to get two adults fairly tipsy. All in all really good value and would... More 

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Thank Coffeelover F
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I have been to this place a few times, and their $11 lunch deals are great value. But when my friend and I tried their pork and kimchi soup last Sunday 27 Nov lunchtime, we were massively disappointed. The soup was 70% kimchi, 25% tofu and spring onion, and 5% pork (there were no more than 3 small pieces of... More 

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Thank Stef T
Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A friend and I had dinner there on Friday evening as we were in Melbourne for the weekend... we'd hoped to get into Supernormal, but were told we would have to wait at least 45 minutes, and we got there at 6.10. What's wrong with restaurants that won't take bookings for tables of two? Anyway, we were super lucky to... More 

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Thank Bearandbull
Croydon, Australia
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91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

this little place is well worth a visit great food at reasonable rates. I had sweet chilly crispy chicken served with rice and salad and Korean taste sides a great meal a little to big for me for lunch mate had sweet potato dish he cleaned the plate. my mate recently retired had this place recommended to him by a... More 

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Thank Greg D
Melbourne, Australia
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579 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

After having Bebu the night before, the servings here at By Korea are very small in comparison. However, we did only spend $35,50 at By Korea in comparison to $59.80 at Bebu (with one serve of take away as we couldn't finish all the food). In saying that though, the servings were just enough for two of us but we... More 

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Thank LC888
Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

It's a nice and cozy place where you can have a great and quick meal. The prices are very interesting and the food is nice.

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Thank Lorena D
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

This place is really amazing. Fantastic Korean food, excellent service every time and the prices are great too. I've been here about 50 times now and every time I go the owner and staff are super nice to me. The food is divine, delicious and fresh and for someone whose been to Korea 2 times already, you can't get anymore... More 

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Thank AnnReeves
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We went there around 10:10pm expecting to have a good experience, but instead got frustrated because it was closed. For now will rate it 1 out of 5.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 G 222 La Trobe St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 2370

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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