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Hwaro Korean Barbecue

562 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
Tel : +61 3 9642 5696
Cuisine: Korean
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Price Range: $$$$
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Hwaro Korean Barbecue, in Melbourne's Chinatown, puts the excitement back into dinner, mostly by getting you to cook meat over a pit of fire. Quality marinated meats and vegetables are ready for your barbecuing pleasure alongside traditional Korean accompaniments like kimchi and pickles. You don't even need to worry about the heat, as the attentive staff ensure cooking flames are kept under control.

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Located in Melbourne CBD on Little Bourke Street.

The popularity of Korean barbecue restaurants proves that everyone has a grill chef just waiting to get out; the problem is we are rarely as talented with the tongs as we think. Hwaro Korean Barbecue has solved this problem with quality, well-marinated meat and attentive staff who always have one eye on your grill, so you’ll never end up with an over-cooked dinner. This family-run restaurant, opened in 2005, is fun, lively and, according to manager Joon Nam, always busy. The traditionally marinated Korean barbecue meats range from mild to hot in spice, but alternative menu items include tasty hotpots native to Kongwando province, the home of Joon Nam’s mother, as well as classic noodle and soup dishes.

The long, wooden bench tables make Hwaro a perfect option for large dynamic groups, while the smaller, sunken tables suit a more intimate gathering of friends. Hwaro’s partially enclosed outdoor area is well protected from the hustle of Little Bourke Street and nicely heated on cold nights. Those looking for more than a feed should try Hwaro’s selection of soju – traditional Korean rice wine, which is sure to warm the chest and take the edge off a working week.

Frank Trimboli
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Hwaro Korean Barbecue - User Reviews


Really friendly staff. Great food. It has a very unique feel to the restaurant. Dine with a party of 2 or more. The BBQ portion they cannot cater for a lone traveller/customer. I was travelling by myself and they made me feel very welcome and the service was excellent. Ideal for group of friends or a date with a difference. As always best way to tell if an Asian restaurant is worth it's salt, is by its clientele, the Korean nationals add to the atmosphere too! A Must Visit!review  15/08/2010

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