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Hwaro Korean BBQ Restaurant, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hwaro Korean BBQ Restaurant

4.6
4.6
399 Reviews
$41 to $100
Korean
Melbourne Hwaro Korean BBQ is a place where one can fully enjoy that authentic Korean taste. Located in the CBD the restaurant is always full, even on the weekdays, as the smell of the BBQ floats down from the terrance stopping people in their tracks.


Just like mother used to make
Taste is something Hwaro is particular about. Taste is what owner and chef Eunsook Kim is mostly concerned with. Her dignified and somber character, reminds many people of their own mothers.


Kim herself is essential to Hwaro. The preparations for all the meat and sauce available at Hwaro are handled by Kim alone. This includes supervision of the slicing of the Karubi (boneless short ribs), and preparation of the 23 different ingredients* needed for the hot pepper Sangyu Pusaru seasoning. Nearly all of the seasonings lined up on the tables are Kim's own creations.

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2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Barbecue
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9642 5696
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for information on private events and functions.

What 399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Child-friendly

  • City Centre

    Good for groups

  • City Centre

    Lively

399 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice little restaurant with terrific food and friendly staff. It was my first time trying Korean BBQ, but the food tasted amazing. They don't do desert though, as my wife found out, so don't save room for it and order more for your main meal. I took my wife there for Mother's Day and it worked out at around $60 per person, with both of us comfortably full at the end.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a great value meal. Thanks

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  3. MinjiK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing dinner experience! Thank you 😊

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  4. wayne

    Manitoba

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The server who first helped us could hardly speak English but the worst was she didn't know what was gluten free and what wasn't. We were a table of 4 and I was the one with the allergy and I told her from the start - she still kept bringing me things that had gluten but didn't tell me. Thankfully I didn't trust her. Later we got a different server who was much better. It was frustrating about how many things were not gluten free - even rice wasn't gluten free - I ask for just plain white rice but they said they didn't have it.

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  5. SimonJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, good atmosphere - we had a good night and left very satisfied

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  6. Caro

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not enough food for the price. The sides to the meat were minimal

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  7. TessZ

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Average food was not great, extremely overpriced we paid $300 between 3 of us, we had to kept calling a a waitress over as drinks weren’t served.

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  8. Garv

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the first charcoal kbbqs to arrive on the scene in Melbourne almost two decades and still to this day one of the best. Always a fantastic meal here

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  9. Disappointed

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been here multiple times and enjoyed it. There is limited or NO air-conditioning and we probably won't go again on a hot day. With the BBQ and the heat and packed out with people it made dining a bit uncomfortable for us. Had to leave sooner. Staff are pleasant. Not the most comfortable seats either. Quite pricey as well. Not sure if we will come back in a hurry. Food wasn't as great as we remembered it.

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  10. EaMM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful environment with very efficient and welcoming staff! One of my new favourite places!

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Hwaro Korean BBQ Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Hwaro Korean BBQ Restaurant

562 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9642 5696
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for information on private events and functions.
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