678 is a Korean BBQ restaurant with two chains, in Eastwood and in Chinatown. They are known for having a selection of fresh premium meats such as wagyu beef, pork and chicken as well as noodles and rice dishes. We came here for lunch on a Saturday keen to get our BBQ on.
To start off with, we ordered the wagyu oyster blade and chuck tail flap. These were their most premium cuts of wagyu and so tender and delicious once cooked. The meat was heavily marbled and melted in your mouth.
We also ordered the prime pork belly, which was another great cut of meat. I really enjoyed the different layers of fat and lean meat which cooked nicely on the BBQ and went really well with the sauces.
We then ordered the wagyu beef sashimi with raw beef, radish, cucumber, lettuce and egg yolk on top, designed to be mixed into the beef. I know that raw beef is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I really enjoyed it. It was seasoned perfectly and the egg yolk added a great moisture to the meat.
We also ordered the Korean seafood pancake, which was made with egg, oysters, fish and vegetables. This was an interesting dish, I enjoyed the different flavours and textures and how they came together well.
For the rice dish, we tried the beef bibimbab which consisted of beef, mushroom, carrots, cucumber and seaweed. I am a huge fan of bibimbab and this was cooked perfectly. The mix of beef and vegetables went really well with the rice, which stuck to the bottom and had a great crunchy layer, the best part of stone pot rice dishes!
For the noodle dish, we tried their chilled buckwheat noodle which came with an egg, cucumber and beef slices. This was a great refreshing dish to balance out the heat from the BBQ! The noodles were also flavoured well and the broth was light and delicious.
Lastly, we also tried the pan fried dumplings with meat and vegetables inside. This was cooked well, the dumplings were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. We also tried a range of their traditional Korean sides such as potato, kimchi and spicy sauces, which went well with all the meat that we ordered.
Overall, 678 is an authentic Korean BBQ place to gather around with a group of friends or family and enjoy a casual lunch. The meats, noodles and rice dishes we ordered was delicious, the food came quickly and the restaurant was large and spacious. Would definitely return for my next meaty fix!
Loveatfirstbite_aus dined as guests of Q Tix and 678 Korean BBQ. All opinions are our own.