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By Korea

) #1,191 of 3,375 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ Korean
Shop 1 G 222 La Trobe St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2370
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good53%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“bibimbap” (2 reviews)
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Shop 1 G 222 La Trobe St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is close to being a "hole in the wall" type as it is quite small and sparsely furnished. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. I opted for a "KFC" (Korean Fried Chicked) combo - spicy fried chicked, a salad, some kimchi and...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I always come here with my friends at least once a month for their "light meal" lunch special for $10. (By Korea in Chinatown on Tattersalls Lane). They have a great range of meals to select and the portion is a really decent serving so...More

Thank Shimmerstars
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Not a bad bibimbap, good KFC, in need of some spices in the batter, but the sauces were delicious to make up for it. Seafood and tofu stew was ok. Good place for lunch and fair value too.

Thank Cakesx2
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Just eaten there the second time I've tried to eat there. This time at least, someone was there to organise a table for me. Then to the menu, a really nicd looking menuwhich the waitress was very kind to help me choose. Unfortunately there wasnt...More

Thank Pilier3
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Lunched here with friends and toddler. Waitresses very friendly and accommodating. Portions are quite big! We had tofu bibimbap set meal, fried vege dumplings (photo), pork ribs, and spring onion chicken (photo). Also chive pancake with Rice wine, the quantity and strength of which was...More

Thank Coffeelover F
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have been to this place a few times, and their $11 lunch deals are great value. But when my friend and I tried their pork and kimchi soup last Sunday 27 Nov lunchtime, we were massively disappointed. The soup was 70% kimchi, 25% tofu...More

Thank Stef T
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A friend and I had dinner there on Friday evening as we were in Melbourne for the weekend... we'd hoped to get into Supernormal, but were told we would have to wait at least 45 minutes, and we got there at 6.10. What's wrong with...More

Thank Bearandbull
Reviewed 14 July 2016

this little place is well worth a visit great food at reasonable rates. I had sweet chilly crispy chicken served with rice and salad and Korean taste sides a great meal a little to big for me for lunch mate had sweet potato dish he...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 16 June 2016

After having Bebu the night before, the servings here at By Korea are very small in comparison. However, we did only spend $35,50 at By Korea in comparison to $59.80 at Bebu (with one serve of take away as we couldn't finish all the food)....More

Thank LC888
Reviewed 7 June 2016

It's a nice and cozy place where you can have a great and quick meal. The prices are very interesting and the food is nice.

Thank Lorena D
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 G 222 La Trobe St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 2370
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