Seoul-Ria – Sydney

Author: Chic Eater

During my short stay in Sydney, I got a chance to try a few korean establishments in the CBD area. One of them is Seoul-Ria located just a few feet away from chinatown. I was introduced to this restaurant by a friend of mine who knows her way in the city since she has lived there for many years.

The place was quite ordinary and rather typical for a Korean restaurant with many asians eating there and most of them are koreans obviously. We went there during dinner time and it was heavily packed with patrons.

Since we are not koreans, we decided to play safe and ordered some of the most popular dishes, like Bulgogi (AUD 17), Galbi (AUD 19), Bulgogi Beef Japchae (AUD 15), and Sundubu Jjigae (AUD 13).

Bulgogi, which is a pan grilled marinated beef, was nicely cooked but the taste was quite average.

Galbi, a pan grilled marinated beef spare ribs, was not disappointing. The beef was tender and juicy.

Japchae, a stir fried potato noodle, was always a good companion for the main meat dish.

Sundubu Jjigae, which is the spicy soft tofu soup with seafood, was served the best way it’s supposed to be served in a hot stone pot, boiling hot. The soup was spicy and tasty. Been a while since I had sundubu with an authentic rich korean taste like this one. Loved it!

Don’t be deceived by the looks of the restaurant from the entrance. The ‘not so nice’ entrance lies on the side of the building through an elevator. Despite its lack of grand entrance, the overall experience was surprisingly good.

2/605 George St.
Sydney NSW 2000

T: +61 2 9269 0222

Mon-Sat 11am – 3am
Sun 5pm – 3am

Average spending AUD 25

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