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O Bal Tan BBQ Korean Restaurant

££ - £££
Central Business District
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363A Pitt St | (in laneway off Pitt St), Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9269 0299
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out as a group of 4 with two of the group never having tried Korean BBQ before. The servers was attentive without being pushy, accommodating through a misunderstanding with the an order being placed. They use a charcoal grill which gives a great flavor to the meat that seemed to be fresh and of great quality. Left the... More 

Thank Jacob N
Shanghai, China
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We came with a party of 8 with one in a wheelchair just after Christmas. The staff were super helpful in getting a table downstairs and despite being worked off their feet friendly and responsive. The food was excellent, just like being in Korea and relatively reasonably priced.

Thank Doug C
Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The line at Madang was too long and was super hungry so came here with a group of 8. We ordered the Fried Dumplings ($13), Gan Poong Gi with Prawns ($35), Pan grilled mackerel ($16), Cheeze Bul Dak ($28), Beef Bi Bim Bap ($14), Bulgogi Pork ($19) and Pork Belly ($19) + sojus. The Prawns were pretty good as well... More 

Thank Jacqui H
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Name is now Myung Jang. Having come off a 45 day cruise, my Korean wife needed a Korean food fix! She is quite picky about the quality. Likes her old authentic dishes. I like more mainstream: jajamyung or bulgugi. We were both very happy. Will come again when we next come to Sydney, from our home in Hawaii.

Thank Herb A
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Visited: Saturday 28th Jan. Evening, on Chinese New Year celebrations. Service: Amazing! Cannot complain one bit. The front of house staff were quick to seat us. Waiters were polite, respectful, and very responsive to our requests (ie. can you please charge my iphone?) Food: VEGETARIANS CAN EAT HERE too! 10/10 The entrees are vege (on request) and unlimited. We had... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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210 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This used to be one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney when I had a Korean partner and spent a lot of time with our Korean friends. Koreans are generally very particular about their food and if a place is popular then it is generally about the quality of the food, good service and a competitive price This night we... More 

Thank Bunburyoz
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We visited this restaurant as a family of 4. We are not regulars at Korean so weren't confident on what to do. The menu was easy to pick from with good photos and prices. We got a $100 meat selection which had beef x2, pork, chicken, 2x squid and lots of side dishes. The staff helped us to cook the... More 

Thank Knewst
Bargara, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

5 of us, first come first served no bookings, helpful staff amazing food, large serves. We had rice bowls with different topping basicly a serving of rice topped with fresh vegetables, your choice of meat & sauce with an egg. Only don't ask if it's very hot as Aussie hot is not Korean hot so if you don't do hot... More 

Thank Christine S
Vienna Region, Austria
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147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Got this place recommended from our concierge. Upon arriving it looked very applying. Unfortunately even though we had a reservation all korean guests were seated before us. 20 mins after our reservation time we got a table. 40 mins later (no waiter showed up) we were asked to change table to the most unattraktive one near the toilette. Our nice... More 

Thank lh91lh
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We order seafood pancake, chicken bul dak, hot pot with beef bone (i forget the name), jajangmian, seafood soup. All food was good and serve in big size. We even could not finish it. Best customer service. Even some of them can't speak English fluently but they try to give us the best. Love it. Will be back to there... More 

Thank awan s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 363A Pitt St | (in laneway off Pitt St), Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9269 0299

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