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99 Elizabeth St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3210 2773
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Bundaberg West
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Korean restaurant with a large menu. Prices about $14 for a main serviced with rice and side dishes of kim-chi and pickled potatoes etc. Fast service - tables have a button to call waiters who respond very quickly. A lot of Koreans eat there which is a good sign.

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Thank RBH8081
Brisbane Region, Australia
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A disappointing experience. The service was poor. The food was ordinary. One pork dish was almost inedible. A busy place on a Saturday night, but I doubt we'll return.

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Thank Grace and Wayne M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The food was excellent, the service was prompt and efficient. This restaurant was very popular, but certainly crowded by people having dinner in a small restaurant, tables on top of each other which made for a lot of background noise. The public bathroom and staff kitchen area which is view able by guests was disturbing to see, certainly below standard-ed... More 

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Thank Bishal M
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Convenient hidden location. I really enjoy the menu and side dish. Every time my girlfriend and I have been there we have received fast service due to the bell system and consistent menu and experience. The atmosphere and music is pleasant and the tables and chairs are big enough for the amount of people they try to seat. We had... More 

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Thank Jay E
Brisbane, Australia
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112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I've eaten in quite a few of their outlets and the food is consistently good. Whatever you order comes with delicious sides of pasta salad, eggplant and kimchi which the staff replenish for you if you ask nicely. The stone pot Bi Bim Bap is a showstopper. Also great is a fried pork cutlet with cheese in the middle -... More 

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Thank Liam S
Albany, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Found this restaurant up a side ally just off Albert and Queens Street. ( Elizabeth Arcade ) We looked at the menu outside and decided to give it a go. As my partner and I had never had Koren before. We were greeted by a friendly female staff member how lead us to a table near the back. The decor... More 

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Thank jturne_782045
Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

dinner after work on Friday night wanted Aian fusion so decided on this place..chicken rice was not as good as other places the pho soup was just ok being the place was Korean and the service not so freindly no one smiled ..not going again

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Thank Rob B
Nis, Serbia
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We found this place by walking through the Elizabeth Arcade. My partner and I have been chasing yummy Korean pancakes since our trip to Seoul last year. Thank goodness for stumbling upon this hidden hole in the wall. Although, it was a brightly lit restaurant with comfortable neon chairs and simple tables. It was decorated with standard Asian kitsch cute... More 

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Thank Nikola85
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Very disappointed at the quality and authenticity of the Korean food here. In fact you could say I am disgusted at the authenticity, never go here, but rather I recommend Maru Korean BBQ which is at least $5 cheaper, being far tastier and better in quality. To top it off I had a coupon from the Entertainment Book which gave... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I havnt been here in a while and i said well its about time a write a review while i am eating good old hot plate of bim bim bap. This place has been here for a long time and the food is great. It is so much better than that cheap $5 chicken curry deals. Do yourself a favour... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Elizabeth St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3210 2773
Description
Located inside the long-standing Elizabeth Arcade of Brisbane CBD, Madtongsan I is the place to enjoy unique Korean cuisine. For over 10 years, Madtongsan I has been adored by office workers and students craving for hearty and wholesome Korean food from traditional hot stone pot Bibimbap to delectably spicy beef rib stew. With vibrant ambiance and generously-portioned meal, Madtongsan I is sure to offer you a delightful experience. Be MAD for Madtongsan I!

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