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Madtongsan Restaurant

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99 Elizabeth St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3210 2773
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Queensland, Australia
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233 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

on second floor, the place is always busy and crowded, sometimes have to wait but staff are always trying the best to get you a seat. tables are small n close to others. you'll walk out with BBQ smell all over your clothe. But the food is good, serves quick. will be back for food for sure

Thank kyielee
Bundaberg West
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Good Korean restaurant with a large menu. Prices about $14 for a main serviced with rice and side dishes of kim-chi and pickled potatoes etc. Fast service - tables have a button to call waiters who respond very quickly. A lot of Koreans eat there which is a good sign.

Thank RBH8081
Brisbane Region, Australia
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A disappointing experience. The service was poor. The food was ordinary. One pork dish was almost inedible. A busy place on a Saturday night, but I doubt we'll return.

Thank Grace and Wayne M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The food was excellent, the service was prompt and efficient. This restaurant was very popular, but certainly crowded by people having dinner in a small restaurant, tables on top of each other which made for a lot of background noise. The public bathroom and staff kitchen area which is view able by guests was disturbing to see, certainly below standard-ed... More 

Thank Bishal M
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Convenient hidden location. I really enjoy the menu and side dish. Every time my girlfriend and I have been there we have received fast service due to the bell system and consistent menu and experience. The atmosphere and music is pleasant and the tables and chairs are big enough for the amount of people they try to seat. We had... More 

Thank Jay E
Brisbane, Australia
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120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I've eaten in quite a few of their outlets and the food is consistently good. Whatever you order comes with delicious sides of pasta salad, eggplant and kimchi which the staff replenish for you if you ask nicely. The stone pot Bi Bim Bap is a showstopper. Also great is a fried pork cutlet with cheese in the middle -... More 

Thank Liam S
Albany, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Found this restaurant up a side ally just off Albert and Queens Street. ( Elizabeth Arcade ) We looked at the menu outside and decided to give it a go. As my partner and I had never had Koren before. We were greeted by a friendly female staff member how lead us to a table near the back. The decor... More 

Thank jturne_782045
Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

dinner after work on Friday night wanted Aian fusion so decided on this place..chicken rice was not as good as other places the pho soup was just ok being the place was Korean and the service not so freindly no one smiled ..not going again

Thank Rob B
Nis, Serbia
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We found this place by walking through the Elizabeth Arcade. My partner and I have been chasing yummy Korean pancakes since our trip to Seoul last year. Thank goodness for stumbling upon this hidden hole in the wall. Although, it was a brightly lit restaurant with comfortable neon chairs and simple tables. It was decorated with standard Asian kitsch cute... More 

Thank Nikola85
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Very disappointed at the quality and authenticity of the Korean food here. In fact you could say I am disgusted at the authenticity, never go here, but rather I recommend Maru Korean BBQ which is at least $5 cheaper, being far tastier and better in quality. To top it off I had a coupon from the Entertainment Book which gave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 11
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Elizabeth St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3210 2773
Located inside the long-standing Elizabeth Arcade of Brisbane CBD, Madtongsan I is the place to enjoy unique Korean cuisine. For over 10 years, Madtongsan I has been adored by office workers and students craving for hearty and wholesome Korean food from traditional hot stone pot Bibimbap to delectably spicy beef rib stew. With vibrant ambiance and generously-portioned meal, Madtongsan I is sure to offer you a delightful experience. Be MAD for Madtongsan I!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?