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GUNBAE CHICKEN & BEER, Adelaide, AU-SA

GUNBAE CHICKEN & BEER

4.9
4.9
65 Reviews
$40 and under
Korean
"Authentic Korean Fried Chicken paired with local and imported beers in a contemporary and relaxed environment."

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Asian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (08) 8223 2953

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Adelaide City Center

  • Cross Street

    Rundle Street and Grenfell Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 65 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Neighbourhood Gem

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. J

    Jaimee

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm obsessed with this place! It was my first Korean food experience and the four of us had the 'Feed Me' menu. Initially it seemed like it might not be quite enough food for the four of us, but when the chicken came out that quickly changed! Everything was fresh, flavorful and delicious, and it was a breath of fresh air to have the staff actually know and understand the food they're serving and make suggestions about how to eat it and what to eat it with. We'll definitely be back!
  2. A

    Abbs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ll he back again soon. Food & staff were awesome, great value for money. Can’t ask for more that that!!
  3. F

    Frangie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Gunbae! Food was excellent. Fried chicken was perfect and paired really well with the fresh slaw, salads and dumplings. Service was friendly and attentive. We’ll definitely be back.
  4. AN

    AynaNMK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good chicken! And salad too.. ice lemon tea not so good.. I didn’t like that at all. Hope they have plain rice.. to eat with the chicken
  5. MW

    MattW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb food and service, front of house was exceptional and the food was exceptionally tasty
  6. T

    Tamika

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional. Must try the Yang Nyeom sweet and spicy fried chicken. Our waiter Cam, was amazing checking in if we were happy with our food and drinks. I’ll certainly be back here. 5 stars.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So so so good. We had the chicken with bones and I think we ordered every sauce that was on the menu!! Was a really fun experience, and the food was excellent. Will be back for sure.
  8. B

    Bronny

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the set menu, you get to have a bit of everything & it’s all delicious! And the staff are all wonderful 👌🏻
  9. KW

    KazW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband had been to Gunbae on a boys night and at the time, I was way more excited about looking at the menu than he was - but I've heard about the chicken for weeks now and he finally took me for a quick meal pre movie and I now understand why he loved it so much. Crispy, but not oily, cooked well (can't be easy cooking that much chicken either), generous portion with a sweet and sticky, spicy sauce with sesame seeds - delicious. That's not mentioning the starters either - a really light, again, not oily veggie dumpling cooked to perfection accompanied by very yummy chips (although possibly could've been a little more golden). We actually chose the dinner for 2 option and so the chicken when it came as the main also had a few side dishes - coleslaw and a salad along with a palate cleansing pickle (of which sort I can't recall) - I'm not sure I've ever heard the other half mention so many times how much he liked the salad, although admittedly, it tasted a bit like it had lemon meringue pie dressing on it (sounds weird, but was pretty tasty). The wine list is short but the staff were very keen to hear feedback as the offerings were new and whilst not outstanding, the red we chose was very drinkable and decently priced. Overall, this basically hole-in-the-wall, very unassuming restaurant was busy but we were well looked after by the super lovely staff. Food was worth going back for!
  10. TK

    TimK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    My partner I and ordered 'dinner for two'. Food was great however disappointed by the service. We got all our food apart from the salad, which came out after we had finished our food and packed up our plates. No apology at all. We said we didn't want the salad as we had already finished and said just give it to another table. The waiter said it was her job to deliver the salad and left it on the table even though we said several times we didn't want it. No apology at all. That was all that was required. We left feeling angry about our experience at Gunbae.
  11. R

    Rileys

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fun. Gunbae never disappoints! The best mock-mochito in town!
  12. RB

    RachaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gunbae was amazing. We had a lovely dinner (the food was amazing) and the service was great too! I recommend checking this place out if you’re in Adelaide 🙌🏽
  13. AS

    AdrianaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was incredible, food delicious and came out incredibly quick. Five stars!
  14. B

    Buddy

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service at Gunbae are incredibly good👌🏻 We keep on coming back for more😁 Highly recommended👌🏻
  15. B

    Bronny

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Set menu is brilliant & the best way to taste it all.
  16. B

    Buddy

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always superb👌🏻
  17. m

    mela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks, ambience, price and the service by Cameron was outstanding! Very helpful , knowledgeable and personable. It all made very a really enjoyable evening. Thank you!
  18. HC

    HelenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The boneless chicken was delicious and a small serve is still very generous. We ordered original with spicy sauce on the side and sweet and sticky. Lovely slaw and pickled radish accompaniment. Very attentive service with good advice.
  19. BB

    BronB

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gunbae never disappoints. The staff are always welcoming and friendly and the food is amazing!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends before a fringe show. Excellent service and delicious food. Highly recommend.
  21. LC

    LisaC

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What is there not to like? Light, non-oily pieces of crunchy chicken tenders with beer. This place does what it says on the box!
  22. R

    Rileys

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always delicious food, friendly service, knowledgeable staff, fun atmosphere! Amazing mock mojitos!
  23. DM

    DougalMc

    Adelaide

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little spot for a lunch or dinner with friends. Awesome Korean Fried Chicken and lovely staff.
  24. ZK

    ZoeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & friendly service. 5 star! The lemon soju is heaven. My partner and I love coming to gunbae
  25. 5

    5han1

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always just so so amazing! The food is always presented at such a high standard; aesthetically pleasing and absolutely delicious. The service also stands out, nothing compares at all to Gunbae! By far our favourite restaurant in Adelaide!
  26. TA

    TaniaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing service will come again. Loved it
  27. ED

    EmmaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place for our date night! Amazing service, the team were very accomodating and patient in explaining the menu. Food was unreal, as were the cocktails. Highly recommend the watermelon soju. Will definitely be back!!
  28. NH

    NardiaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was recommended to come here and wasn’t disappointed. The lovely staff to the awesome food made it well worth our visit and I will be coming again!
  29. EJ

    EmJae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely dinner we had at Gunbae! Perhaps if it were a Thursday or Friday night the noise may have been higher, but on a Tuesday evening, it was just perfect. The service was outstanding - I'm annoyed at myself for not taking note of the charming young man who was manning the bar as well as table service almost entirely on his own. He was very kind, with a good sense of the personalities of his patrons. We went with Gunbae's version of a Feed Me ($35 a head) and got value for money. Just the right amount of food for our party of 8, with perhaps more salad left over than I would have liked, but only because we'd filled ourselves with four different flavours of chicken plus four sides, and in my case, a serve of kimchi jeon (SO GOOD!). The beer drinkers assure me that the selection on offer is a good one, the cocktails were enjoyed as well, and I really liked my pear juice. The only issue we hit was that the ice tea drinker wasn't expecting a house iced tea, and it turns out she's not as much a fan of that beverage when it isn't made by Liptons and comes in a bottle. ;) Thank you, Gunbae, for a great evening out.
  30. K

    Kacey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendliest staff, tasty food and unlimited slaw. What more could you ask for! I keep coming back.
  31. K

    Kristy

    Adelaide

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time dining here and this time we decided to bring the kids. We were well looked after as always, absolutely delicious food. Still thinking about those rice balls.
  32. DC

    DaveC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, fantastic service! Would defs go again.
  33. B

    Buddy

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and dining experience. Good for any family gatherings as well.
  34. BB

    BronB

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! The food is amazing and the service is second to none. Not close to us but has become our regular Friday night go to.
  35. SA

    SharminaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and excellent service from the team with halal food options.
  36. AR

    ARod

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is always amazing. Background music was very loud though. Can make it hard to have a conversation.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    At first service was great, but as it got busy getting a second drink was a trick. Food was delicious and great for a quick pit stop, but don’t plan to stay for long.
  38. G

    Grace

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The staff at Gunbae were very kind and helpful, and the food was delicious! Definitely will go back
  39. KJ

    KimJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best KFC - not oily and with that special yang nyeom sauce, Yum! Small menu selection but enough to satisfy our hunger! Good food choices to enjoy with alcohol, thus the name Gunbae is prefect!
  40. AM

    AllisonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, wonderful service. We got the "Feed Me" menu and it was incredible, so much food and it was all wonderful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

GUNBAE CHICKEN & BEER offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (08) 8223 2953.

GUNBAE CHICKEN & BEER is rated 4.9 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for GUNBAE CHICKEN & BEER

11 Union St, Adelaide, AU-SA 5000

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Rundle Street and Grenfell Street

  • Area

    Adelaide City Center

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Asian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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