Woo-Ga

270 Victoria St, North Melbourne
Phone: 9328 1221

For those of you who are regular readers, you’ll know how much I love a Korean BBQ. So this will be the first of a series of three reviews of the North Melbourne Victoria Street mini-Seoul Korean BBQ restaurants.

I went to Woo-Ga recently with a friend, who is by my books an expert on Japanese food and culture, but surprisingly had never had Korean BBQ before! I mean surely the rules of geographic proximity mean you sample cuisines which exist near your object of cultural obsession, right? Anyway, I digress in a rather verbose way. More about the food!


We ordered the Combo Set A (which serves 2-3) and includes a big beef rib, scotch fillet, a spicy kim chi and tofu soup.

It also came with the obligatory kim chi side dishes, and rice, but the rice wasn’t mentioned in the set, so we foolishly also ordered the ‘healthy mixed rice’. This was pretty much a bi bim bap only with a less fatty cut of meat, I guess. Oh, and it was in a stainless steel bowl, instead of a stone one. I wonder if that makes it healthier? In any case, it was still tasty.

Woo-Ga’s pretty great value – especially if you order one of the combo sets – and any place where you cook at the table is going to be fun. I’ll definitely be going back, after I try its more popular neighbour Hallah, and revisit the cousin down the street, Toodouri. Penny from jeroxie.com also enjoyed her visit – see here for much better photos!

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4 Replies to “Woo-Ga”

  1. hey thanks for the review. looking forward to your reviews on the others. Every time i go there I get so indecisive because there are 4 or 5 of them to choose from. Your post def helped. 🙂

  2. Glad to be of assistance! I hope to get to the others soon, as well. I've been to Toodouri once – the tables are a bit funny, they remind me of tables at a Wild West saloon, that are made of barrels – the food's pretty good, though. I've been told I need to hit up Hallah for the Dragon Chicken. Check out jeroxie.com for more info!

  3. New street for great Korean Food – HEALEYS LANE, MELBOURNE 3000. SHINSSI HWARO KOREAN BBQ RESTAURANT, GAMI, COREA HOUSE.

  4. Your blog is pretty informative. However, I find it hard to read the text due to the colour and that gigantic red apple in the background. 🙁

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