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Taste of Korea

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158 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2290, Australia
+61 2 4942 3040
Mon 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Mon 17:30 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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New Lambton
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596 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here with friends who had recommended it. Great choice! Delicious food, fresh and well prepared and presented. The mung bean pancakes were fabulous, and the mixed entrees a real delight and very moreish. Sizzling chicken and lovely side salads. Good service and nice atmosphere. Easy parking close by. Highly recommended.

Thank Gregory D
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Excellent food. Different style of Asian food to what we accept as normal. Entrees are refreshingly different. Side salad are real plus. Food is fresh and tasty and well worth a try.Many recurring customers were there when we were there. A most positive sign. Prices most reasonable. BYO for beer and wine. A real plus for Charlestown.

Thank Headframe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We love Taste of Korea. We sometimes go more than once a month! The food is always super fresh and the service is amazing. We love our jokes as the food is cooking.

Thank Kristarni J
Greater Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

First time with Korean food. Lovely little restaurant, Food was flavoursome and fresh. My wife and I had entrees of the kimchi pancake and fried dumplings, our mains were sizzling chicken and sizzling seafood, accompanied by complimentary 2 rice and 2 cans of cordial.Lunch prices were very reasonable. Will be back for sure.

Thank Ross M
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

First time eating Korean and first time visiting this great little restaurant. The service was excellent and very friendly. But the food - oh my - the food was incredible!!! First came out a little salad which exceeded my expectations of what a side salad should be. Followed by a couple of different entrees to share - highly recommend the... More 

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Kincumber, Australia
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303 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Excellent friendly service with excellent Korean food. All fresh flavours and good size serves , a real gem of a restaurant.

Thank Grant N
Newcastle, Australia
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I first ate at this restaurant about 7 years ago and periodically return. The food is always very good - fresh, tasty and a little different from most of the Asian restaurants around Newcastle. Last week was no exception. The BBQ chicken was particularly good. Although it is small, it has an up-market feel about it. The prices are a... More 

Thank Roy K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Great service, fresh tasty authentic Korean food. A fantastic little restaurant. We will definitely be back! Thank you

Thank Stacec
Central Coast, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Our first time at a Korean restaurant. The staff were excellent, took the time to describe the types of dishes and make recommendations. The steamed dumplings were amazing. We went with the chicken BBQ and rice hot pot for mains, both were also amazing. The sides were also good, the kimchi great.

Thank Sean P
Newcastle, Australia
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126 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We had dinner here recently, we had the mixed steamed dumplings and the fried dumplings. I didn't really like the fried dumplings because they were deep fried and I was expecting them to be like gyoza. The steamed dumplings were very good. We shared a large seafood barbecue and it was very tasty and all the seafood seemed very fresh.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2290, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4942 3040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?