The city:
Best Korean food

18 JANUARY 2023

If a little Seoul food is what you’re after, The City reigns supreme as Brisbane’s hearty and wholesome hub of Korean dining. From fragrant and spicy hot pots to crispy and juicy Korean fried chicken to all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet feasts, grab a pair of chopsticks and graze your way through these Korean restaurants in The City.

Bibimbap and Grill, Elizabeth St  

If you’re searching for a quick, easy and delicious lunch, then Bibimbap and Grill is calling your name. Using only the freshest of ingredients in its marinating process means meats are tender and juicy and sure to have you licking your lips. We recommend the bulgogi: thinly sliced beef marinated with house-made spicy pear sauce. Make sure to add it to your lists of lunch spots.   

Chi Mc, Creek St  

Chi Mc is a fast-food, finger-licking favourite serving up crispy fried boneless chicken, succulent wings and salty potato crisps alongside buckets of beer and soju. The mouth-watering Korean-style sweet chilli wings will have you coming back for more. This place also splits bills, making it great for sharing a fried chicken feast with your friends.  

Funny Funny Korean Restaurant and Bar, Burnett Lane  

Tucked away in Burnett Lane lies Funny Funny Korean Restaurant and Bar, a restaurant and bar serving cheap Korean eats in an upbeat setting. Order a soju and choose from a range of Korean street food snacks, savoury pancakes, noodle dishes, rice sets, fried chicken, barbecue and more. If you’re with a large group of friends go for the set menu and try a bit of everything (with unlimited hot chips, if you fancy).  

Haeduri Chicken City, Margaret St  

Craving soy garlic fried chicken but don’t want to leave your house? The City’s favourite Haeduri Chicken City offers an online ordering system and delivers straight to your door. Whether you’re eating out or ordering in, Haeduri Chicken City has your Korean cravings covered with burgers, wings, fried chicken and more.  

Hanwoori Korean BBQ Buffet, Mary St  

Self-proclaimed “Brisbane’s Best Korean BBQ Restaurant”, Hanwoori Korean BBQ Buffet on Mary St certainly delivers on its promise. There is an extensive all-you-can-eat dinner buffet menu featuring all your favourite dishes – think beef short ribs, pork belly and baby octopus – as well as six types of fried chicken, a loaded salad bar and plenty of sides and sauces.  

Jee's Burger & Chicken, Adelaide St  

Jee’s Burger & Chicken has a menu packed with burger options for everyone to enjoy. It serves classic burgers like fried chicken and veggie as well as Korean-style fried chicken accompanied with either spicy-sweet, soy wasabi or honey garlic sauce. To round out the perfect burger experience, throw in either cheese and bacon fries or sweet potato fries and a rich milkshake for dunking those fries.  

Korilla BBQ Restaurant, Queen St  

Korilla BBQ Restaurant serves authentic Korean barbecue in the heart of The City including mouth-watering wagyu beef sets for two, bibimbap bowls and seafood pancakes. Korilla BBQ Restaurant has a casual ambience with plenty of seating space and is perfect for large groups, but be prepared to wait for a table in the evenings because this popular place gets busy. To find it, look for the long staircase towards the casino end of Queen Street Mall.  

Little Maru, Adelaide St  

Fronting the bustling Adelaide St, opposite QueensPlaza, lies Little Maru, the perfect spot to grab a quick and healthy Korean meal on the go! The signature cup rice with marinated beef, spicy pork, chicken and kelp noodle will satisfy your hunger in a flash. Little Maru is open from 11am to 8pm Monday to Saturday so you can grab a filling rice bowl for lunch or dinner.  

Maru Korean Fine Cuisine, Elizabeth St  

From hearty soups to spicy dishes and melt-in-your-mouth barbecue, Maru Korean Fine Cuisine caters to every craving. Each table has an in-built tabletop barbecue so you can grill food to perfection and salivate as you wait for the meat to cook. We recommend you try boneless fried chicken with a bottle of soju, the most famous alcoholic drink in Korea. Delicious!  

Momo Chicken & Beer, Elizabeth St  

Warm and welcoming, Momo Chicken & Beer has a great atmosphere for friends and family. Inspired by Korean street food, you’ll be transported to Seoul with just one bite. There’s plenty to choose from including honey chicken, carbonara chicken, bulgogi beef burger and spicy stir-fried noodles.  

Warawara Izakaya, Elizabeth St  

Located on Elizabeth St, Warawara Izakaya is a Japanese and Korean fusion restaurant, serving authentic dishes in an elegant and cosy atmosphere. Get a group of friends together and sit in the wooden booths for some late-night gyoza and fried chicken with the restaurant closing at 2.30am Monday to Sunday.  

Friends enjoying a drink at Riverbar.