Korean Bistro The Evergreen Has Opened in Chatswood with Sizzling Barbecue Platters and Lavish High Tea

Housed within a lush green space, The Evergreen is impressing with loaded burgers for lunch, soju cocktails at night and Sydney's only Korean high tea.
Ben Hansen
Published on August 07, 2023

Dining and shopping precinct The Mix at Chatswood Place has just welcomed a new hub for top-notch Korean eats. The Evergreen has opened its doors in the centre, offering a menu of Korean classics with a subtle Italian influence in a lush green space.

Head Chef Jun Hwang, who has previously led kitchens at Sheraton Grand Sydney and Manly Greenhouse, heads up an accomplished team featuring several chefs who have worked across hatted Sydney restaurants like Tetsuya's, Kindred, LouLou and The Charles. Together, the team has created a menu that plays on the fun and nostalgic elements of Korean cuisine, creating a menu perfect for date-night dinners, midweek lunches or big group catch-ups.

Among the menu highlights: a massive Korean barbecue platter featuring wagyu beef, pork belly, chicken, mushroom and corn served sizzling hot; a pair of loaded burgers available for lunch only, one fried chicken and one prawn; bulgogi beef noodle salad; and steak tartare with seaweed crackers.

The Italian influence sneaks in through dishes like the kimchi arancini, which introduces the beloved fermented cabbage to the cheesy Italian starter — and the Korean-style gnocchi made from spicy pasta sauce, shallots, parmesan, tête de moine and chives. You'll also find Hwan's take on a tiramisu made with Toby's Estate coffee and dalgona.

Patrons can also book in for a Korean take on a Sydney favourite: high tea. For $65, the package includes a tower of tartare, beef skewers, octopus, tuna tarts, cooked prawns, kimchi arancini, seasonal fruit tart and banana panna cotta — plus your choice of beer, wine or tea.

Rounding out the menu is a drinks list featuring a selection of soju-infused cocktails, plus a kimchi margarita, mandarin highball, and refined range of wines and tap beers. Head in between 5–9pm Monday–Thursday and you'll be treated to $7 beers and wines as part of The Evergreen's happy hour. And on Wednesdays and Thursdays, the deal is extended to cocktails, which are available for just $12 across the four-hour period.

The Evergreen is located at The Mix, UG6 260 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood — open 11am–3pm and 5–9pm Monday–Sunday.

Published on August 07, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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