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Hwaro Korean BBQ Restaurant, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hwaro Korean BBQ Restaurant

4.6
4.6
405 Reviews
$41 to $100
Korean
  • Good for groups
  • Lively
  • Good for special occasions
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 18 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 405 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

405 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meat here is delicious! So tender and the marinade is just right. Staff were friendly and accomodating. The only issue is that I waited 20 mins for a table when I have already made a booking so that wasn’t ideal.

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  2. KrystleC

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing service, meat portions are quite small however but the food was outstanding!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    perfect! service was great and the food was event better, will be coming back :)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nice and meat was fresh, although meat portions were a bit small. Tables were quite squashed together so it was pretty noisy. Other than that everything was good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The overall experience was good, but I noticed that the portion size was smaller compared to other places, especially for three people. We felt a bit rushed as we were told our BBQ time was exactly one hour, leaving us with very little time to enjoy the food leisurely. Despite this, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely ambiance and food was very fresh and good. Will definitely visit again.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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FAQs

Hwaro Korean BBQ Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 405 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 18 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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