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A New Korean BBQ Joint Has Landed Inside Darling Square's Bustling Dining Precinct

789 Korean BBQ has brought the 'cook-it-yourself' experience to Haymarket with a menu starring soy-marinated wagyu short ribs and seafood pancakes.
By Nishika Sharma
November 20, 2023
By Nishika Sharma
November 20, 2023

Korean barbecue has been receiving an influx of appreciation as more foodies discover its wonders. Whether you're in search of your next rowdy group hang or an extra-entertaining date night, a trip to your local KBBQ joint can fit the bill — and that's the vibe that the latest opening aims to replicate.

The team behind 678 KBBQ in Haymarket and Eastwood have launched their third meat- and soju-slinging venue in the heart of Darling Square's popular dining precinct. Surrounded by renowned favourites like Haidilao Hotpot, Toastiesmith, Hello Auntie and, of course, Gelato Messina, the arrival of 789 Korean BBQ on Tumbalong Boulevard honours the tenth anniversary of the brand and its delicious, hands-on eating.

Interiors of Darling Square's 789 Korean BBQ.

The cook-it-yourself approach to dining has continued to soar in popularity so this newcomer's timing is impeccable. Head in from 12pm and you'll find the 789 outpost serving up an array of premium cuts — both meat and seafood — as well as a selection of fresh vegetables to pair.

Standouts on the restaurant's menu include its soy-marinated wagyu short rib and its soy-marinated chicken, as well as a crowd-favourite seafood pancake. Supplement the main event with the chilled spicy noodles or the pork belly kimchi stew, and pair your meal with soju in a range of flavours, frosty Korean lager, or raspberry wine.

Premium cuts of meat from the menu of Darling Square's 789 Korean BBQ.

789 Korean BBQ has a modern fit-out featuring golden hues and timber furniture while maintaining an inviting warmth throughout the brightly-lit space. Plus, the adorable mini animations adorning its walls add a lively personality to the KBBQ joint.

Add it to your list for fun social group eating that involves a lot of drinks and zero formality.

Korean dishes and soju from the menu of Darling Square's 789 Korean BBQ.

A food spread — including premium cuts of meat, a seafood pancake and soju — from the menu of Darling Square's 789 Korean BBQ.

You'll find 789 Korean BBQ at Shop 4/35 Tumbalong Boulevard in Haymarket. The KBBQ joint is open from 12pm to 11pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 12pm to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Published on November 20, 2023 by Nishika Sharma
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