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Get your Korean food fix at these venues in Newcastle

Korean cuisine still largely flies under the radar in Newcastle, but thankfully the city boasts a number of gems where you can get your fix of this flavourful cuisine. Whether it's tteokbokki, bibimbap, or Korean fried chicken you're after, try our guide to Korean food in Newcastle to satisfy your cravings.


Beud may not technically be located in Newcastle, but this Maitland mainstay is too good not to include in our guide. It might seem odd for a restaurant to specialise in both Korean and Japanese cuisine, considering the two are quite different, but Beud consistently delivers excellent takes on Korean classics.
Where: 360A High St, Maitland

guide to korean food newcastle

Blooming Garden

Opening in late 2019, Blooming Garden originally was home to modern Australian cuisine with a Korean twist, but is now operating as a 100% Korean BBQ restaurant. Blooming Garden’s BBQ buffet menu is perfect for the whole food-loving family to enjoy.
Where: 2/50 Beaumont St, Hamilton

guide to korean food newcastle

Busan Chicken Hub

Busan Chicken Hub specialise in Korean fried chicken, with a stack of different flavour options, sides, and Korean soft drinks to pair with your meal. Make sure you're hungry when you order – the serving sizes are very generous!
Where: Shop 4/286 Main Rd, Cardiff


CorEat is a unique restaurant on the Newcastle dining scene. On first glance, the menu reads like a modern Australian menu, but when you delve deeper, you'll find nods to owner Sunny Chae's Korean heritage. Think dishes like arancini with gochujang sauce, soft-shell crab spring rolls, beef cheeks slow cooked in kalbi sauce, and a Korean fried chicken taco on the lunch menu.
Where: 35 Hunter St, Newcastle

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Hanok Korean BBQ

Hanok Korean BBQ features authentic Korean charcoal cooking with diners able to grill on their very own charcoal table. All of your food is cooked by you to your liking, and all the ingredients are of A-grade quality. Expect delicious cuts of wagyu, spicy pork belly, king prawns, and deep-fried Korean chicken.
Where: Shop 3002, Westfield Kotara

guide to korean food newcastle


Brought to you by South Korean-born Novocastrian Insung Park, Jjindakk is the product of many years of love for Korean fried chicken. Expect plenty of flavour combinations of crunchy, juicy fried chicken, sides, and a fun atmosphere to devour it all in.
Where: 1/50 Beaumont St, Hamilton

guide to korean food newcastle

Kimchi House of Korea

This iconic Korean restaurant has been gracing Beaumont Street since its inception back in 2014, and continues to be one of our favourite foodie haunts in Newcastle. Kimchi House of Korea has become known for its authentic Korean offering, great service and incredibly generous portion sizes.
Where: 54 Beaumont St, Hamilton

Kwon Mart

It may not be a Korean restaurant, but Kwon Mart is Newcastle’s go-to when it comes to stocking up on all things Korean groceries. From Korean snacks and drinks to pantry staples, Kwon Mart is an ideal place to stop off if you're wanting to cook Korean dishes yourself. There's even a huge cool room stocked with a range of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese liquor, so you can go all out.
Where: 230 Lambton Rd, New Lambton

Newcastle S-Mart

Newcastle S-Mart is an unsuspecting spot in Cardiff that not only stocks all your necessary Korean groceries, but fresh Korean dishes like kimbap, japchae, and even house-made kimchi. It's a bit of a local secret, but make sure you keep an eye out on its Facebook page for the latest food specials so you can drop by and try something new.
Where: 46-48 Macquarie Rd, Cardiff


Did you know Merewether Surf Life Saving Club is host to Korean street food every Sunday? Sukimama serves up flavour-packed dishes like hotteok (a filled pancake, which Sukimama makes with kimchi and cheese), Korean dumplings (otherwise known as mandu), and delicious loaded bao buns. Simply send them a message on Instagram to book or walk-in to dine on Korean food with amazing views.
Where: Merewether Surf Life Saving Club, Watkins St & John Pde, Merewether

Sushi Castle

Don't be mislead by the word 'sushi' in the name – Sushi Castle offers both Korean and Japanese cuisine, in a no-frills space in Honeysuckle. Expect dishes like bulgogi, bibimbap (there's even a vegetarian version), and Korean fried chicken. Why not mix and match and get your Korean fix alongside Japanese dishes like sushi, donburi, and gyoza? 
Where: 6/15-17 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle

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