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Barbecue, Asian, Korean
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 3 years of borders being closed, we finally managed to visit our favourite city - Busan, again. Of course the first place we hit was Obanjang. The meats unfortunately has lost its flavour like what I mentioned in my last review, but now, the...portions seems lesser (I guess because of inflation), but overall, we didn't enjoy the meal as much as we did some 5 years back when we first visited the restaurant. Now the first round of egg custard (in the BBQ ring/moat) is complimentary, and then it becomes chargeable. The restaurant also tries not to distribute too much fresh veg and garlic and if you dine there you need to keep asking them to top up, which is quite troublesome, especially when the restaurant is busy and you need to catch the wait staff's attention. After the meal, we thought back about the dining experience and reckoned that Obanjang has lost it shine with us, and probably need to find another great BBQ restaurant in Haeundae. Pity...More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

Dined at Obanjang 2 years - the experience was phenomenal. The meats were flavourful, side dishes of the egg, kimchi and sprouts were delicious. Fast forward to September 2019, and were anticipating the same experience, and was slightly disappointed with the quality of the pork...- essentially tasteless. We thought hmm .. perhaps we had too high expectations? So we went to Obanjang again this week, after dining at Restaurant 401, another BBQ restaurant in the vicinity and we could tell that Obanjang’s unmarinated meats were indeed tasteless! Am not too sure if the restaurant is using imported pork or what (because of the African Swine disease in Korea) but it is certainly different than what we had 2 years ago.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 13 November 2019 via mobile

It was a good meal, not very big pero enough... The waiters didn't speak english but they have an english menu. It was delicious the place is nice, recommended

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

We ordered 2 jumoleok +1 sangyeopsal. Pork was good, beef just ok, price 👍but it's definitely a get what you pay for scenario. Sat outside on 2nd floor w other foreigners, super hot, they put up fans to assist with the heat. I assume we...were sat here because the server in the area spoke English. However when we went back inside to pay I didn't realize how comfortable it would have been to sit inside. Service ok, they felt reluctant to be at work generally, can't fault that. Hope to find better BBQ in Seomyeon, if this is your only opportunity to eat BBQ, I would consider venturing somewhere else.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

Very quick service by friendly staff. Small menu is easy to choose, we had beef and the marinated short ribs were great although the portion size wasn't too big. Overall enjoyed the ambient, the location and the added salads.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 June 2019

What hasn't already been said. This is a good BBQ place for a good price. All kinds beef and pork to choose from. Good for groups of people or just your family.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

Second time here, food is as delicious as the first time, the grill had 2 side compartments, one for grilling kimchi and the other for the egg, the kimchi was delicious as well, but after grilling its even better, the egg is creamy and rich....The pork is surprisingly not fat and carries a certain elasticity, the sauce is great for a seasoning. It could be see they use great quality of meats, their beef is also delicious, wrap in lettuce with garlic will reduce the fatness of the meat and the flavors will not stand out from each other. Lastly there was a Korean iced noodle, it was cool and breezy and refreshing, absolutely suitable after eating such hot stuff and bringing the oiliness and fatness away form your mealMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 8 March 2019

We were 8 persons and we sat outside and our table had two grills and propane heaters. They have English menus. We tried both pork and beef. The meat is good quality and the taste very good. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

Delicious! We went back twice when we were in Busan. The side dishes are sooo good. Especially the fried egg and radishes. Outdoor atmosphere made the experience even better. I preferred this restaurant to the infamous "Maple Tree House" in Seoul. Tastier food and for...half the cost! Highly recommended. 100% will be back one day.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Walking the streets near our hotel and looking for dinner, we settled on Obanjang based upon the TripAdvisor reviews and left mostly satisfied. Mostly. Read on for details. Located in an area that receives a lot of foot traffic because of the street scene, Obanjang...offers indoor and outdoor seating. We sat outside on this cool night and were surrounded by tables filled with people excitedly doing their thing with their barbecue. Our table was quickly set up for the barbecue process after which we were mostly ignored, having to flag down someone to complete our order. The food was served without ceremony or explanation and we were left to improvise with some of the ingredients we did not recognize. The quality of the meat was the best we had had so far in Korea. The egg cooking in the trough over the barbecue was an interesting touch. Three of us were able to comfortably eat with just two orders of meat, bringing the total to about $19, Which was pretty impressive for a meal of this quality. We all enjoyed our dinner and, where I to return to this area of Busan, I would probably return here having reset my bar in terms of expectations regarding the service.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Korean BBQ is NOT your typical American Barbeque. If you want to experience an amazing Korean dinner don't miss this place! Every table has a wood stove grill going. As you sit down they fill a small trough with whipped eggs which cook alongside the...open grill. Then all the condiments are placed around the table. We had pork belly. Mmm mm mm good! Grilled then cut up at thank with sissors then placed in lettuce or sesame leaves then all the condiments are added, then wrap it up and stuff in your. OMG!!! Amazing!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Easy to find as per tripadvisor map. Visited for Monday evening dinner. Seemed very popular ,no Westeners. Service quick and to the point. Asked if we wanted to be sat in or out side. Sat outside- good choice as the charcoal chucks out loads of...heat. Loved the smell of smoke ( not over powering). Beer reasonable at 4000 Cass. We asked for the pork skirt, 10,000 each - it was fantastic. Two gutters round the grill. One is filled with an egg and onion mix from a kettle, which cooks to an omlette. The other with oil for your garlic and chilli. Loads of side dishes also come with the meal- see pics. Great food in a great atmosphere- cooking it yourselves and wondering if you are eating stuff in the right way made for a really good evening.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had to come back the next day, the meat cuts were all reasonably priced and good quality. We preferred the marinated options, and asked for some rice and it was good to go. Very nice atmosphere, would highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

This restaurant is close to Haeundae and is easy to find. They serve some special cuts of pork including the skirt meat and the jowl. You must try these cuts of pork when you are there. You should eat the meat in this order (from...the less rich to the richest in terms of taste) (as recommended by the staff): pork jowl, skirt meat, marinated skirt meat. We liked the marinated skirt meat a lot. The egg that was served with the barbecue was good, too. However, the staff put too much oil in the compartment for cooking the kimchi and bean sprouts. The taste was good but it was far too oily. The staff was friendly. The ambience was nice. The prices were similar to other Korean barbecue restaurants. It is a good choice for a barbecue dinner if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Our first dinner in Busan and it was an absolute delight! Super friendly staff, good food, fantastic atmosphere!

Date of visit: June 2018
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