Address: 1/1380 Pacific Highway Turramurra NSW
Tel: (02) 9988 4939
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The atmosphere was a little quiet as it was early on in the week and there weren’t many customers around. However, the sounds of the TV playing The Voice and the sizzling BBQ made it the place a little more interesting and no doubt Fridays and Saturdays are busy nights for this little suburban restaurant.
Entrance to Gama BBQ
Some would say service is pretty average as when we walked in the owners themselves were cooking at a bbq table! It was a bit unusual for a restaurant but my family, MC and I all thought service was great. Why? Because the owners were extremely friendly, very helpful and welcoming.
Although they were eating their own meals nearby, the lovely gentleman came over to set up our BBQs and teach us how to use it, would come and change our hotplates when they became charred from the meats, and would check the temperature of our BBQs.
The friendly lady made us tea and coffee and would now and then answer my mum’s questions about Korean food.
They were both so friendly that we felt like they too were guests who were dining with us.
The food was quite good. I have only had Korean food a couple of times and so I was interested to see what the Korean BBQ would be like.
The restaurant is set up with the hot plates on each table and a separate area for the buffet. You choose your own meats (including pork, beef, rump, wagyu, prawns, NZ mussells, octopus, marinated chicken etc) and bring them over to your table where you cook them to your liking.
My dad and brother choosing their meats
You can also choose from steamed rice and soup, a variety of pickles including Kimchi and radish, lettuce and carrot, garlic, onions, and various sauces (such as BBQ sauce, tomato sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, satay sauce and chilli sauce).
Pickles, kim chi and salad (bit of a mess!)
The variety of foods on offer and the option of cooking with different sauces made the experience really exciting, especially for the younger ones who tend to get bored at dinners. Needless to say, my brother and MC had a very enjoyable time cooking their own meats!
My brother enjoying cooking his own food
There was plenty of food available, even though my family are big eaters. My dad enjoyed the prawns, MC enjoyed the beef and my brother and I enjoyed the chicken.
Some of the raw meats- marinated chicken, wagyu beef, angus steak and bacon
Cooking the meat
BBQ prawns, meat and chicken
Overall the food was tasty, the experience interesting and the service friendly and welcoming. We would definitely return to try this again, perhaps next time we will ge the Hot Pot!
Gama BBQ’s Korean BBQ buffet costs between $25-30pp.
I would rate my experience (out of 10):
- Ambience -5
- Value –7.5