For some time now, 678’s locations in Sydney CBD and Eastwood have been considered the place for Korean barbecue by those in the know. Back in the motherland it’s a well-known chain operated by comedian megastar Kang Ho-dong, and that success has been replicated in Australia through building a reputation for primo quality meat and top-notch side dishes. Come early to avoid a wait and you’ll be guaranteed a sizzling good time with juicy barbecue and flowing soju. 14 Glen St, Eastwood.
While Eastwood’s original claim to fame is as the home of the Granny Smith apple, these days the north-west Sydney suburb is better known for being a dense hub for Asian dining. Eastwood’s town centre is split right down the middle by its train line – on the eastern side, you’ll find a proliferation of Korean barbecue joints and cosy cafés, while on the western side there’s strong coverage of China’s many cuisines, from spicy Sichuan soup and Chongqing stir fries to Hong Kong-style canteen snacks and rich Shanghainese delicacies.
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