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210 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 3030
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place was so much fun! The Long Street entrance was a little tricky to find (just around the corner there is a charmingly lit alleyway,) but well worth the search. There is a very down-to-earth atmosphere and cheerful service. I really liked the bell system - at the press of a button a server springs right over to answer... More 

1 Thank Miriam L
Seoul, South Korea
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I went to Galbi on a Friday evening for dinner with friends I'd met in Korea. Having lived in Korea for eight years, I miss the food every day! I had looked at the menu before I went and was surprised at some of the meat choices. Barbecue may be seen as the popular choice, but I found these items... More 

Thank Amy-Lara H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

After having lived in South Korea for many years I often crave Korean food (not least of which is kimchi) and having tried the more traditional options I decided to give Galbi in Long Street a try. It is a little off the main road in that it is in a centre situated on Long and so a little back... More 

Thank Natasha D
Kuilsrivier, Western Cape, South Africa
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first time to have dinner at Galbi last night. We were really excited as we've heard a lot about the place. We had a nice table and the atmosphere was buzzing! We ordered the safari set which was really good and tasty. Heating your own food was a really awesome experience. Service also great. Can't wait to... More 

Thank Natalie S
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 June 2016

4 of us went for dinner at Galbi. There was an unannounced power cut, so despite the food being charcoal self-grilled, the sides and other logistics like the bill still required some electricity. Nonetheless our hosts gracefully figured out everything, gave us almost all the sides on the bill, only one substitution, and we had a great experience! I would... More 

Thank Liz H
Des Moines, IA
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Kind of hidden but the prices are good. Wait staff is quite slow. I wouldn't call this a Korean BBQ place as they label themselves. Lacks many of the marinates Korean BBQ is known for. But you can get a wide variety of meats and the sides are quite good.

Thank NDomino
Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Our children previously visited Galbi restaurant in Cape Town where you can barbeque your own food. It interested us quite a bit and we gave it a try. Seeing that us South Africans are used to a braai (barbeque) this was just up our alley! What a great restaurant idea! We thoroughly enjoyed grilling our own meat and the tempura... More 

Thank Azette N
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a slightly different experience, then you may enjoy galbi. As a group of girls we enjoyed the casual, relaxed environment. All the food was tasty and a good time was had by all. Only negative is the copper hood fan which sits above the bbq blocks the view of the people sitting opposite you making... More 

Thank Claudia H
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2016

2nd visit. Hit up Galbi if it's something different you're looking for. Sit around a table with and cook your own food. The Soju cocktails are a must-try, as are the mushroom shots, and the exotic game meats (zebra and warthog). The kimchi soup with the pork belly & tofu is absolutely delicious. Also like that you don't have a... More 

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Thank Hsuan L
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Each to their own, but this place was not for me. It wasn't particularly clean and a little too much of a dive for a restaurant. That been said I know several people who really enjoy it. It is just not my cup of tea.

Thank Erik S
GalbiRestaurant, Owner at Galbi Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Eric S I am sorry to hear that Galbi wasn't your cup of tea. I know we were quite busy last night and tried to accommodate too many guests, which might have lead to the "dive" feel. I have taken the matter up with my staff and we value your comment and feedback. I will use your feedback to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Barbecue, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 3030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?