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Barbecue, Asian, Korean
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

The BBQ buffet options range from decent to delicious, and the value for money is undeniable. Staff were polite however with the awkward disjointed layout of the buffet (and sections of it right up against peoples' seats), lack of labelling and no guidance given, it...is a little hard to recommend, especially to those who are inexperienced with Korean food. The place was in need of a deep clean when we visited - I think they struggle with ventilation having all the hot plates going.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 November 2022 via mobile

Had a good experience here, staff were nice and the food was good. I would have given more stars had there been more meat options, last night there was only about 4 or 5, and not many options in terms of “extras” on the side....The only vegetable options to throw in our food were mushrooms and onions. Would have been great to see some variety there too. I’ve been to other Korean places that have had a few more options to chose from, which I think would have help the experience a bit more. But like I said, staff were great, it’s pretty affordable and still nice food. Will I go there again? For sure. Thanks Family House!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022

Have been here many times. The food is good and waitress very friendly. But, the place is filthy. Greasy surfaces, flies, lack of ventilation, disgusting toilets. It needs a really good professional clean.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2019

We have been here several times over the years & since we hadn't visited for over a year, we were looking forward to a meal at this Korean restaurant. The service was great (can't recall her name but was the non-Asian waitress). The food arrived...quickly & as usal the side dishes were delicious - although not sure how macaroni pasta could be considered Korean food. They had obviously removed quite a few dishes off the menu which is a shame. The prices have also hiked up substantially which surprised us somewhat. The issue was with the Hot Pot which was tasteless, stodgy & had so little meat in it that it may as well been a vegetarian dish. There were 6 miniscule bits of pork with the largest piece less than the size of my fingernail on my little finger. My partner's Beef Stir-fry had more meat but lacked flavour & in his words was "very average". It is such a shame as we have thoroughly enjoyed the meals in the past, but sadly we won't be going back.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

We always without a doubt visit this awesome restaraunt next time i will definitely get videos or photos.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

Have eaten twice here as location in the main street is handy for business. Large restaurant which was very empty on our visits. Ordered from the menu and dishes cam promptly. A very wide range of choice and good value & quality. Very good for...business lunch.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

we dined in this place as a group of about 6 ppl, had korean bbq buffet, staff were rude and grumpy. we were getting shrimps and pork for our bbq however they did not refilled their food and theirs just very few to chose from,...it was not really worth it for a buffet..More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

You can get a nice meal here at a reasonable cost. I dined alone so I was unable to cook the food on the table. My meal was cooked in the kitchen and was accompanied by six side dishes.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Came here last night with my Family from auckland Im vegetarian so i enjoyed something i cannot pronounce Lovely and clean Kid friendly Reasonably priced All voted the best dishes were Bulgogi Sweeg & sour chicken Kim chi fried rice My fussy eater mother enjoyed...the flounder very much Will definitely returnMore

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is unique and very much an experience in its own right. Each table has its own gas burner on which rests a hot plate and there is a smorgasbord of meats as well as a selection of sides you can order free of...charge such as rice, kimchi, vinegar maranated onions and mung beans. The idea is you cook what you eat as you go. The experience is probably better with a table of two where you can share half the hot plate each or something to that effect. A table of four such as ours had to wait a bit for servings of cooked meat - much faster and convenient to eat at home in this case! Not a horrible experience by any means, just somewhat impractical for a group. It has a family owned 'thrown together' or street market vibe which could use a little TLC and a better layout and redecorating.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Came to this eatery after reading the other reviews. Bbq buffet has chicken, pork, mutton, beef, prawns, octopus /squips, soup and a few more korean sides. Staff are friendly and as they helped to clear the table, they would check if we need refill of...certain kimchi.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had an awesome korean diner, with more and better food then we expected. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Free water and cheap really good green tea in a pot.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing buffet - tried here for first time . It was a good experience. For $25 you can have your food to your hearts content. Lamb ,beef , chicken supplements with sauces and salads Korean style . You can order as much as you like.... Romantic dinner dates for guys and gals if you love to eat !!! You can cook your own food on the stove provided , add marinate , cook as per your requirements. Water provided . Beverages and other drinks separate . Can bring family along for a dinner . Easy access , road side parking . Good smiling host to take care of you . Korean styled cuisine . Will visit againMore

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Tried the Korean BBQ for the first time. Amazing experience. Staff is friendly. Overall enjoyed it thoroughly.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Have now visited twice in the last 2 weeks, first for lunch then last night for dinner. Both visits we found the food to be excellent, loads of flavour and stirfry has plenty of meat, portions are well sized and prices are very good. Love...how the table get 5 or 6 little plates of condiments including kimchi & cabbage slaw. Will certainly visit again and plan to try the BBQ cooked at your table, and a Korean hotpot next time.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4