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Melbourne Hwaro Korean Barbecue

#292 of 3,316 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Central Business District
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Level Ground 562 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9642 5696
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally made to Melbourne Hwaro Korean BBQ. We had the Chilli 🐷 Pork Belly and the Rib Fillet. Very fast service, reasonably priced and the meat was flavoursome😋. Great ambience and overall vibe to the place👌. Only small negative detail was the waiter didn't bring table water even after we'd asked😕

Thank MustBeHungry
Pensacola, Florida
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The flavor was amazing. First time in a Korean BBQ, and the staff was so helpful in showing us how to cook the meats and making sure that everything was going right. I liked the idea of the self cooking. The meal was sufficient, yet not overly filling.

Thank CyberDawg
Bendigo, Australia
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274 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 

Thank Rakehoe
Albion Park Rail, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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 

Thank TroySouter2527
Melbourne, Australia
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625 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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

1 Thank LC888
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 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.

Thank loafin2005
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Navin K
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank Leong2012
Bendigo, Australia
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169 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 

Thank Coffeelover F
Melbourne, Australia
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127 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$75
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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