We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Galbi Restaurant

€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
210 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 3030
Website
Today
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 73: English reviews
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank Kirsty P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
144 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank DavidBo48
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

Helpful?
Thank Madzia C
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
75 reviews
33 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!

Helpful?
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Miriam L
Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Amy-Lara H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

Helpful?
Thank Natasha D
Kuilsrivier, Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first time to have dinner at Galbi last night. We were really excited as we've heard a lot about the place. We had a nice table and the atmosphere was buzzing! We ordered the safari set which was really good and tasty. Heating your own food was a really awesome experience. Service also great. Can't wait to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Natalie S
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

4 of us went for dinner at Galbi. There was an unannounced power cut, so despite the food being charcoal self-grilled, the sides and other logistics like the bill still required some electricity. Nonetheless our hosts gracefully figured out everything, gave us almost all the sides on the bill, only one substitution, and we had a great experience! I would... More 

Helpful?
Thank Liz H
Des Moines, IA
Level Contributor
67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Kind of hidden but the prices are good. Wait staff is quite slow. I wouldn't call this a Korean BBQ place as they label themselves. Lacks many of the marinates Korean BBQ is known for. But you can get a wide variety of meats and the sides are quite good.

Helpful?
Thank NDomino

Travellers who viewed Galbi Restaurant also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Been to Galbi Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Galbi Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?