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Taste of Korea

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158 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2290, Australia
+61 2 4942 3040
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Wed - Mon 17:30 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Traditional Korean in Charlestown friendly staff & great food with reasonable prices Make a night of it , short walk Unreal VR virtual reality gaming experience then another short walk to the movies

Thank Atef G
Newcastle, Australia
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114 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Staff here were excellent. The young guy who waited on our table was friendly, helpful & extremely polite. (Some of the best service I have had for quite a while). He recommended dishes to us as we had not been before. Had spring rolls, dumplings, noodle hotpot (this was larger than I thought) & sizzling bbq. All the food was... More 

Thank Susan P
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We tried the Banquet 2 as well as various other entrees and barbecue beef. Great waiter, and a lovely, kind gentleman chef. Highly recommended for little groups. Mid-week is a great time to go. It's easier to get parking and quiet.

Thank Rebecca T
New Lambton
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605 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Went here with friends who had recommended it. Great choice! Delicious food, fresh and well prepared and presented. The mung bean pancakes were fabulous, and the mixed entrees a real delight and very moreish. Sizzling chicken and lovely side salads. Good service and nice atmosphere. Easy parking close by. Highly recommended.

Thank Gregory D
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Excellent food. Different style of Asian food to what we accept as normal. Entrees are refreshingly different. Side salad are real plus. Food is fresh and tasty and well worth a try.Many recurring customers were there when we were there. A most positive sign. Prices most reasonable. BYO for beer and wine. A real plus for Charlestown.

Thank Headframe
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We love Taste of Korea. We sometimes go more than once a month! The food is always super fresh and the service is amazing. We love our jokes as the food is cooking.

Thank Kristarni J
Greater Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016

First time with Korean food. Lovely little restaurant, Food was flavoursome and fresh. My wife and I had entrees of the kimchi pancake and fried dumplings, our mains were sizzling chicken and sizzling seafood, accompanied by complimentary 2 rice and 2 cans of cordial.Lunch prices were very reasonable. Will be back for sure.

Thank Ross M
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

First time eating Korean and first time visiting this great little restaurant. The service was excellent and very friendly. But the food - oh my - the food was incredible!!! First came out a little salad which exceeded my expectations of what a side salad should be. Followed by a couple of different entrees to share - highly recommend the... More 

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Kincumber, Australia
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Excellent friendly service with excellent Korean food. All fresh flavours and good size serves , a real gem of a restaurant.

Thank Grant N
Newcastle, Australia
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160 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

I first ate at this restaurant about 7 years ago and periodically return. The food is always very good - fresh, tasty and a little different from most of the Asian restaurants around Newcastle. Last week was no exception. The BBQ chicken was particularly good. Although it is small, it has an up-market feel about it. The prices are a... More 

Thank Roy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2290, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4942 3040

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