What are you waiting for? Spice it up in time for the cold weather!
1. MARU KOREAN RESTAURANT | 157 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
Image: Maru Korean Restaurant Facebook page
Maru used to be a one-floor only eating space – but they garnered so many customers that they added another floor to accommodate the crowd. Here, they offer a wide variety of meals, especially hot stone bowl rice, that you won’t keep your hands off the menu. The service is of top-notch as well, so your tummy won’t be rumbling for too long. If you’re waiting for that Friday late night to come, don’t fret any longer – they open until late every night.
2. MAPO BBQ RESTAURANT | 9/178 Turton St Sunnybank, QLD 4109
This Sunnybank hidden gem builds crowds on Fridays and the weekends – you might need to book a reservation if you’re planning for big group. Mapo is best known for their Korean BBQ which would likely be the takeover smell on your first step in. The BBQ comes with a generous amount of meat and side dishes galore such as kimchi, beansprouts, chives and a bowl of spicy Korean miso soup.
3. BULL BAR RESTAURANT | Basement 85 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
This basement-like CBD restaurant is highly spacious whether you’re eating alone or with your pals. When entering the compound, you’ll see doodle after doodle creatively vandalised on their walls by previous customers. Oh, and the sound of K-Pop – what’s a Korean restaurant without that, right? If it’s your first time at Korean cuisine, here they serve all the basics to fuel your journey – oh, and large servings!
4. MOMO CHICKEN | Ground floor, 87 Albert St, Brisbane, QLD 4000 (City), Runcorn Plaza Shop 26, 254 Warrigal Rd Runcorn, QLD 4113 (Runcorn)
Image: The Weekend Edition
Momo serves deliciously good Korean fried chicken, with a wide selection to choose from. One order comes with huge potato crisps and tangy mustard sauce at the side. Their newest outlet is located in the CBD, after their first opened in Runcorn. Kick back with your friend, relax and enjoy the Chimaek (chicken and beer) – your taste buds will thank you for it, even if it’s your first time.
5. NORITOR | 151 George St, Brisbane, QLD 4000
Image: Visit Brisbane
Although not strictly Korean, this restaurant has a place in the list. Serving both modern Korean and Japanese cuisine, the interior serves that sleek and sophisticated look for your inner city vibes, making it nice place to share a meal. It is most packed during lunch hour when they have yummy lunch specials. Have some Korean shaved ice (Bingsoo) for dessert too, if you wish summer didn’t have to end!