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Reviewed 23 April 2024 via mobile

Service: friendly Food: very delicious Atmosphere: good, tables are a bit next to each other Location: fine Price: okay Wifi: unknown It’s impossible to go wrong at this place. We loved it and went a couple of times when we stayed in Katoomba.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024

My wife & I wandered in for lunch. We had the prawn and veg pancake and tteokbokki (dukbokki). The pancake was huge, and would have been enough for the two of us, but we had the 'eyes are bigger than stomach' problem. We asked for...the tteokbokki to be medium spicy, but we found it it very mild. Next time we'll ask for the extra-spicy version. Other than that, it was great The pancake was very filling; crisp with lots of prawns! Service was excellent, reasonably prompt and with a smile. I'm so glad this is also open for dinner! We'll be back for sureMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Had been here before and it was good. They have since doubled the table capacity but appear to have kept the kitchen size the same. The result was a 45 minute wait for food and the food was subpar. It may be the case that...they have decided to target the tourist market with accompanying poor food and service, but for a local it was very disappointing.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

*order the chicken pancake, BBQ beef bulgolgi and boneless chicken with 2 sauces as sides. *this restaurant is very efficient for menu options, speed of delivery and range of traditional korean dishes for westerners and Koreans alike. *decor is eclectic korean. the window table for...two is wonderful. Biggest tip? BOOK!!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023

Great delicious food, large portion size with excellent service! Would highly recommend to anyone. Would book to make sure you get a table

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023 via mobile

Called in for a takeaway. As the restaurant was massively busy, there was a 20 minute wait which was fine. Beef Bulgogi was huge and tasty. You can BYOB eating in. Would recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023

This place really pulls it off. We have been on a Korean food jag lately. Family of 4, eaten in Korean in NZ and Australia. Saniwye is great, basic restaurant layout but the food is great.

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

Don’t miss this! How is this not the highest rated restaurant for food, service and value for money in the Blue Mountains?!?! We tried on spec the first night and everything was spot on, with a smile. This place pumps so would suggest booking or...coming at open at 5pm. The garden salad was super fresh, dumplings delicious, soups hearty and service was A1!!! Will be our go to moving forward! Well done team - great food, backed up with excellent service - a winner every time!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 16 October 2022 via mobile

Fabulous food- very flavourful and good portions. Service was prompt and it had excellent vegetarian options for all dishes.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022 via mobile

Visited here on a cold foggy evening in Katoomba as it looked warm and inviting. We ordered steamed prawn dumplings which were a little soft but tasty nonetheless. Our main courses were delicious. We ordered Beef Bulgogi, Chicken Katsu and the Fried Rice Omelette with...Chicken. The Katsu was perfect with just the right amount of crisp on the coating. We ordered an extra rice which wasn’t needed in the end as all the dishes were really filling. The staff were all friendly and meals were delivered without much delay. Really enjoyed our meals and would recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2022

Located in the main street of Katoomba this tiny eatery, seating about 25 inside & 6-8 outside on the walkway was a great find. Not dining korean that often, We found the menu a little daunting, but the very friendly staff helped us through it.... Looking around there was a large variety of meals order by a variety of Australians quite a few being asian, it must be good. A very popular dish being their vegetable pancakes, looked like a pizza. We chose dumplings & a seafood vegetable stir-fry, we thought we had ordered a different dish, but it was our error maybe in translation of choice, but we are glad we did, both delishes.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022

We were waiting as soon as it opened at 12pm which was good since it got very busy very quickly. We ordered the boneless friend chicken, kimchi, seaweed salad, chicken noodle soup (spicy) and beef bulgogi. The total cost set us back about $60 and...we have heaps of food leftover to take home. Overall the food was good but as someone from out of town I would probably not rush to return when in Katoomba again. I enjoyed the sides the best and the food had generous serving sides and did the trick on a cold day. The food wasn't the best Korean food I have had but overall enjoyed the experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022

First Korean with no free side dishes including Kimchi which every true Korean restaurant offers ! Blend food. Was not able to nail any classic Korean dish. Over priced for dishes on the menu. Great decoration and friendly staff

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 June 2022

Incredible value for money and tasty, quality food. Can't fault the food or the service! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

Great Korean food in the blue mountains of all places. Generous size dishes. Generous with veggies. Awesome pricing. Great quality food.

Date of visit: November 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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