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$15 - $30
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Asian, Korean
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food. Pleasant, fast service. Good szed portions. Decent prices. We had bibimbop and bulgogi, both beef. Lots of nice wood mushrooms in the bibimbop. Both dishes were very tasty.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 December 2023 via mobile

If you like Korean food, this is a great choice in the Auckland CBD. They have a wide range of yummy Korean dishes in a fairly intimate, casual space. The prices are reasonable and the restaurant is very popular with Koreans, which is a great...sign.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

Really great authentic Korean food at great prices. Full of Korean people so it's obviously good. After a recent stopover in Seoul I was desperate for more Korean food and I was not disappointed. Lovely service too.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2023

Five of us shared a plentiful and ohso tasty meal of three main and two apps. We especially liked being the only Americans in this cozy, off-street gem. Other clientele seemed to be "regulars" - families, couples and friend groups who ordered items that they...cooked for themselves at the table. Service was fast and friendly. Great value - highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2021

This Korean restaurant is not at all pretentious, is small in size, but big in taste and incredible value. Service was sharp and friendly, and at the time my wife and I dined in the late afternoon the majority of the clientele were of South...and Southeast Asian ethnicity. That tells me a great deal about what to expect, and we were not disappointed. I've probably said enough already, so go and check it out for yourselves! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2020

The food is awesome and Bul GoGi is particularly great. I am not a huge fan of spicy food but this one is awesome. They have great service, affordable food and very attentive staff.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 26 June 2020 via mobile

Food is so GOOD. Would recommend this place to anyone. We had the soft tofu stew, pork belly and tteokbokki & it was all so good! Would definitely return.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 7 February 2020 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have dinner, when we came across BannSang. The fellow at the front counter was very friendly and after checking out the menu, we decided to stay. We both ordered the Bibimbap with tofu. The orders were very large...and came with miso soup, seaweed salad, radish and kimchi. It was so delicious! All for only $17.00NZD each.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 December 2019

Great selection of dishes, good sized meals and good value for money. Fast and friendly service. Good atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 19 September 2019

Very impressed with BannSang. The service was great, very fast and efficient. The food was delicious!!!! We both ordered the Pork BBQ and Korean Beer. The atmosphere was very nice as well. Great experience!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

Very affordable delicious Korean meal. A couple vegetarian options. Soups, noodle dishes, etc. Prompt friendly service. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

Have been to this restaurant many times. And I choose to go there on Chinese Valentines Day today to have the beef dish - Bulgogi. The beef taste average but the side dish is very tiny comparing with other korean restaurant in Auckland. The worst...thing is when we asked the waitress for a bowl of rice, we had to wait at least 10 minutes. I have noticed that the restaurant is not busy and it seems that she purposely ignored our order. I had to walk to the counter to ask for the manager for a bowl of rice when I am 36 weeks pregnant, By the time I got the rice from the waitress, the dishes we ordered are already cold. When we pay for the bill, the manager just said "sorry" and did not even seem sincere and just looking at us expecting us to just pay and leave. I personally worked in a two hat restaurant as my part time job. Have to say that this Korean restaurant is not up to the hospitality standard and just there to earn money from customer. WIll definitely not going back there again to dine.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 31 March 2019

Really really affordable, even though it was a disappointment they didn't have Korean pancake, and the taste was kind of very typical Korean restaurant in Auckland. Ordered the bulgogi and sticky rice chicken, which the chicken was nice but not much diff from the normal...Korean hot pan chicken. Will definitely go there again.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 13 March 2019 via mobile

Come for a yummy Korean meal with friendly service! I really enjoyed my food (#1 beef full) which the waiter said was most popular. I paired the savory meat with a bit of rice and one side item for each bite. Delish! If you’re wondering...about the sides, I got pickled something pink (like a crunchy slaw stick), cubed sweet potatoes, fish cakes, and green seaweed. For some reason, I didn’t grab a pic but there are plenty already on here. The only reason I didn’t give it five circles was that my husband didn’t enjoy his #13 beef short ribs as much. According to him, they weren’t very flavorful and over cooked. The waiter did not say this was a popular choice there. The ambience was what you’d expect for a small restaurant on a side street. From where I sat, you could see the kitchen staff and wait staff bustling around. The place was filling up fast when we got there. Folks were chowing down to the hot plates like mine and I saw boiling (literally boiling) soups being delivered. Don’t expect white tablecloths here but expect a tasty and lively experience. Our service was very friendly and efficient. I felt the place was really authentic considering almost everyone - staff and patrons - were all Asian and not much English was spoken. One waitress couldn’t understand my questions but she wore a big smile and promptly brought over a waiter speaking English. That’s all I could ask! Had I gone alone, this place would have gotten five circles but my husband’s meal wasn’t great to him so I only gave it four. It’s still worth a trip and enjoy the sides with every bite!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

We came here for lunch. A popular place to have lunch. We managed to get a table. Good food, great options.

Date of visit: September 2018
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BannSang is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3