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Galbi Restaurant

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210 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 3030
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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139 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the Best food experience I had in Cape Town. Tasty meats and great sides. Small but amazing restaurant. Try the Dwaegi Galbi and the Warthog.

1 Thank Alexandre J
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Considering I lived in Korea for a while, I was really looking forward to getting some foods I remember from Korea. I must say, this is as identical as you will get. You grill your own meet, but that in itself is an interesting experience, and importantly that is how its done. You get a lot of authentic condiments, and... More 

Thank ThePr0fe550r
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

It's like having a mini bbq inside a restaurant. A nice selection of marinated meats on offer, tapas style, with a charcoal grill built in to your table to cook them. A good place to go with friends for casual dining, just off lively Long Street. Since it's a bit different and I enjoyed it; 4 stars.

Thank Tom E
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend Galbi! We joined our friends for dinner and had the most delicious food. The staff were also friendly and helpful. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank Kirsty P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Had heard about this authentic Korean bbq and a last made the booking. What a very pleasant surprise. Fairly busy for midweek which was good. The whole process and menu was clearly explained. Ordered the Korean set for two. Was a wonderful experience cooking over coals at the table with numerous side dishes. Was excellent value and would be fun... More 

Thank DavidBo48
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is tucked away on Long Street and is a total hidden gem. You cook the food yourself (except the sides) at your table, and it is such fun! The meats are varied (kudu, warthog, steak, etc) and they even have delicious tofu. The cocktails are divine (I had Lavender Fields, it was glorious) and the Korean 100 Year... More 

Thank Madzia C
Berlin, Germany
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were a group of 9 all seated together. The staff was very helpful and friendly in explaining all the spices, flavors and best grilling tips. We all enjoyed the food selections, drinks and desserts! It was a great dining experiences with friends in a cool atmosphere!

Thank Wayne I
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place was so much fun! The Long Street entrance was a little tricky to find (just around the corner there is a charmingly lit alleyway,) but well worth the search. There is a very down-to-earth atmosphere and cheerful service. I really liked the bell system - at the press of a button a server springs right over to answer... More 

1 Thank Miriam L
Seoul, South Korea
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I went to Galbi on a Friday evening for dinner with friends I'd met in Korea. Having lived in Korea for eight years, I miss the food every day! I had looked at the menu before I went and was surprised at some of the meat choices. Barbecue may be seen as the popular choice, but I found these items... More 

Thank Amy-Lara H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

After having lived in South Korea for many years I often crave Korean food (not least of which is kimchi) and having tried the more traditional options I decided to give Galbi in Long Street a try. It is a little off the main road in that it is in a centre situated on Long and so a little back... More 

Thank Natasha D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 3030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?