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Melbourne Hwaro Korean Barbecue

#264 of 3,170 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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Level Ground, 562 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9642 5696
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Bendigo, Australia
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service. Friendly and very helpful staff made some great menu suggestions for first timers. The three mains we chose were good but nowhere near enough. We ended up ordering five and still had room for more. We were worried/off put by the thought of having to pay to cook our own food but we needn't have worried. The staff... More 

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Thank Rakehoe
Albion Park Rail, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my girlfriend for dinner and the restaurant was well decorated and set up, if you choose from the BBQ range they will bring out a pot filled with hot coals and you can cook it yourself. Although if they see you struggling they will do it for you or give you a hand, it would be best to... More 

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Thank TroySouter2527
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chilli Pork Belly: 5/5 LA Bal-gogi: 5/5 Ox Tongue (Thin cut): 5/5 Service: 3/5 Minimum number of BBQ dish required, i.e. if there are 3 of you, you have to order 3 dishes and can't share 2. They also charge for using credit card which is annoying. Price: 3/5 $72.40 for three people. Overall: 4.2/5

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Thank LC888
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family and service was quick and efficient.The coal BBQ worked well and we enjoyed all the food especially the pork ribs,Korean pancake and cold noodles too.

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Thank loafin2005
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Serves good Korean style BBQ with good cuts of pork and beef. Not much else is served here but some soup and Korean sides. Good for Korean BBQ lovers.

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Thank Navin K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Overall was good. Marinated beef was a bit chewy. Kimchi pancake was nice. Soup was tasty. Don't totally rely on the servers though usually they take responsibility for the cooking and stop in now and then to turn over the meat so it’s cooked evenly but need to do it yourself if they’re busy, keep an eye on it so... More 

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Thank Leong2012
Bendigo, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Attended in a group of ten friends. One vegetarian, one vegan, eight carnivores. Sadly the vegan had only three menu options - the waitress did her best to accommodate and explain, but ingredients are not clearly marked on the menu so can be a time consuming affair if you have specific requirements. Service was good though, quite efficient although the... More 

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Thank Coffeelover F
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was our first visit to a Korean BBQ. We loved it!!! The food was so so so good!!! Really not a fan of cooking it myself. The staff do come around and do some of the cooking but it was really busy. We tried lots of dishes and loved all of the ones we tried. Went with a group... More 

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Thank Lynda S
Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I've been here twice now, always a great place to take family and friends if they've not experienced korean BBQ before. At Hwaro the staff will cook your meat for you, though I see a lot of other customers struggle with letting them do this - generally its the best way to having the best cooked meat! On a cold... More 

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Thank bltn91
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I really like this and enjoyed being able to cook the food to my liking in my own fire. My girls where not so impressed and I would probably not come back with young kids. The only tip for the owner would be to increase the side options - meat alone can overwhelm the tastebuds. I'd come back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$77
Cuisine
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Level Ground, 562 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9642 5696

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
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