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172 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
+61 405 402 130
11:00 - 09:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 09:30
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Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at this place for lunch on our way to Orange. We love Korean food and taking any chance to taste it wherever we are - Korea, Europe, USA, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, etc. So, we looked for some Korean food in Katoomba and Sanwiye had been chosen based on good Tripadvisor's reviews. Start with the queue waiting outside... More 

1 Thank Alex B
Katoomba, Australia
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208 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small friendly cafe. Meals are quite large so our group of 6 enjoyed sharing the dumplings, stir fried noodles and Bogogi chicken and seafood with noodles. All very tasty. Also enjoyed the Korean lemonade on a hot summers day. You can BYO too.

Thank Narelle B
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We visited Blue Mountains last weekend and did some research on suitable restaurant for dinner with 19 people and birthday celebrations! After confirmations we arrived to find a long table all prepared for us. We nearly filled up the place. Thanks to our local foodie Adam, he selected a mix of dishes for us; it was just an excellent dinner... More 

Thank Roland P
North Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A great find in Katoomba. Good for lunch and dinner. Excellent food with a personal touch and great service. Has plenty vegan and vegetarian options. The bibimbap was made extra spicy for us which was authentic and truly delicious.

Thank Mary S
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I had never eaten Korean before but this cafe smelled amazing and was super busy. So glad that we ate here. The food was super tasty generous and very very well priced. I had the chicken Bulgogi and my wife had fried beef noodles. Both really good. We also shared the fried dumplings which were amazing.

Thank Jacko_167
Adelaide, Australia
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The other guests assisted us with our food choices but the service and food was both good and tasty. We shall try other similar restaurantd again. This establishment was busy that night so we were pleased with our choice

Thank confused999
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. The place is quaint, quite busy with the holidays. The food was authentic and tasty. Good value for money as well. Good selection of non alcoholic drinks. We met a couple of locals who mentioned the place is good for dinner as well.

Thank GlobeJump
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We dropped in to Sanwiye for a late lunch and were delighted with the fried rice omelette and beef pancake with refreshing juices. Just what we needed after hiking all morning. Good service, good value and very generous. A good place for a yummy lunch.

Thank SinclairsCanberra
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Incredible experience. Highly recommend. The food served (fried dumpling, rice noodle soup and vegetarian stir fry) was impeccably well balanced, healthy portion size and a pleasure to eat. The restaurant itself radiated a warm, authentic vibe with its elegant full wall paintings and cute porcelain decorations, a really unique dining experience. A treasure of Katoomba! Note: If you order tea,... More 

Thank Oliver S
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Always great. Fresh tasty & quick. Very friendly & quick service even when busy. Nice atmosphere. Totally recommend.

Thank freespirit550

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
  • Phone Number: +61 405 402 130

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?