Sunday, October 12, 2014

678 Korean Bbq - Haymarket

A couple of our friends came with us to 678 Korean BBQ a little while ago now. I don't understand why it's called '679' but it's opened by a famous Korean comedian - must be an inside joke. Despite the odd name, this place is PACKED out on a Friday night(I recommend that you come, get a ticket, go out for a walk or a coffee then come back when they call you).

Oddly enough, though it is filled with happy meat eaters, the restaurant is not teaming with the smokiness you would expect. The vents must work super well~ I also love how all the lovely meat is on display for you to oggle over - all really fresh looking. We ordered a couple of wagyu cuts and the pork belly. What happened after that was a bit of a blur. Lots of movement, loads of "omg this is delicious", and lots of eating action.

There was a decent selection of sides. The cold soup that is rather refreshing and whets your appetite. All the lettuce leaves that you want to wrap your meat in. What I didn't manage to capture was the seaweed and this amazing steam egg that you also got - cos it was soooo good, it was gobbled up before my brain realised that I needed a photo. Who would have guessed that pork belly wrapped in roasted seaweed could taste so delish?
Both the wagyu cuts that we ordered were pretty sensational. Really flavoursome and really tender. My friends also enjoyed the pork belly muchly. Really no complaints about the meat.

At the end, we also ordered the beef brisket soup. The soup had a seafood base to it so there were plentiful crab legs, clams, and prawn bits in it. It was quite tasty really.

I expected a nasty bill but it surprisingly only came to $100 for the 4 of us. All of us were full (apart from our dessert stomach) and we had a pretty tasty meal. Not bad :)

Food - 8.5/10
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 29.5/40

678 Korean BBQ
1/396 Pitt Street
NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9267 7334

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