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Paradise Garden BBQ Restaurant

4_half star rating 11 reviews

Telephone 09-369 1900

51-61 Hobson St
Shop 2
Auckland Central
Auckland City

Asian, Barbeque, Korean, Buffet
Mon - Sun
Lunch Buffet 12:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner Buffet 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Buffet Price

Lunch 12:00pm-4:00pm
Buffet without BBQ $15.00
Buffet with BBQ $20.00


Announced 1 year ago
Provided by business


Paradise Garden BBQ Restaurant is the famous Korean BBQ star. Buffet with Barbecue meat and very delicious Korean cooks is only $20 per person. Also Korean traditional dishes like soybean pasta stew and sizzling beef and sizzling pork plates are available by order, a la carte. Paradise Garden, Korean Restaurant, is great for groups and families too, and should be your only Korean bib stop in Auckland City. We only have 21 tables so be in quick, it’s first in first served! Paradise Garden is set in a little row of shops, just behind another restaurant – so look for the La Porchetta big red sign which is in front of us on the right-hand side of Hobson St. Turn into the driveway just after their building, where you’ll see our Paradise Garden BBQ Restaurant sign. (It is just before the TVNZ vs SkyCity intersection on Victoria St West.) There is a tiny bit of free parking for our restaurant – but if you miss out, there’s plenty of street-parking nearby.


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More Information

Free Off-Street, Pay & Display, Free On-Street
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Beer, Wine, Spirits
BYO, No Corkage Fee
Wheelchair Accessible:
Takes Reservations:
Dietary Restrictions:
Meals Served:
Lunch, Dinner
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
Seating For:

Reviews for Paradise Garden BBQ Restaurant

4 star rating
by Lucy B.
20th June 2014

Somehow, despite my lack of appreciation for buffets, I found myself at another one last night. Except this time, I got lucky. What an awesome place, I really enjoyed the food. Lots of salads and hot dishes to choose from, the sizzling beef is the best I’ve had. The wait staff were very helpful and friendly, once we had chosen our meat and were sitting at our table, a waitress came over and got the BBQ going for us and put our meat on to cook. I enjoyed experimenting with the different sauces and spices. There was also dessert – sponge cake, apple slices, Sikhye and hot chocolate. For $20, it seems all to good to be true. Only issues were the Kimchi pankake and the rice which weren’t particularly fresh. Everything else was delicious and I would go back.

5 star rating
by Robyn N.
30th April 2014

I can’t express enough how amazed I am at the quality of food, the price and the service that this place has to offer.

I have been here a number of times and have taken many different people with me so that I can spread the word at just how fantastic it is.

The manager (Jen I think her name is) is beyond great. She is always so friendly and helpful. She now knows my voice when I call to make a booking and we are greeted with such enthusiasm.

I would recommend Paradise Korean BBQ to anyone and I am extremely fussy when it comes to food, restaurants and customer service.

I even drive all the way from Hamilton to eat at this restaurant frequently.

Keep up the good work team.


A very happy customer.

5 star rating
by James S.
24th April 2014

This place is great, a buffet with a difference as you cook yourself (like all Korean BBQ). Plenty of meat choices and lots of Korean specialties when it comes to vegetables and condiments. Don’t make the mistake of eating any of the pre cooked foods sitting in the bain-marie’s as I think they’re just there to keep the westerners happy. BYO is free and they really just leave you to it. The restaurant is usually packed with Korean families and students, so I think you can be confident that the food is authentic, just book to make sure you get a space. The staff are fun, friendly and quickly change a smokey BBQ plate. Only thing to watch out for is the desert options are lacking (so no bowl of the ice cream for the kids) but by the time you have finished eating, there won’t be room in your stomach for desert!

4 star rating
by Tony M.
7th January 2014

If you are starving and feel like a buffet, this is the place to go, especially if you are a carnivore! ALL YOU CAN EAT MEATS!

That itself is awesome, plus the BBQ and the price of just $20-$25pp!

Great to take a young Asian girl out on a cheap date too. Older ones like fancy places.

Service: 3/5
Wait time: 5/5
Environment: 3/5
Food Quality: 5/5
Food Quantity: 5/5
Price range: $25+ pp

4 star rating
by Pauline
18th November 2013

First time there…yummy food… excellent service…great place…. highly. Recommend to anyone thinking of going there… affordable price.. our family enjoys it very much..

4 star rating
by Glen M.
24th August 2013

Great Value ! Good Service ! Our Family enjoys this place !

4 star rating
by Rachel S.
20th December 2012

We had great fun here! The food is really yummy and interesting and it’s fun cooking at the BBQ. Amazing value for money!!! The only downer was we had to ask someone to come over and explain what to do as we sat there looking lost for a little while and there isn’t much customer service but we didn’t mind at all considering the price! Overall highly recommended for a cheap and fun and yummy night out.

4 star rating
by Lucy G.
17th December 2012

I had a very enjoyable Korean buffet for lunch today. To start with, the two soups were just beautiful – a soybean soup (which was very similar to Japanese miso soup, with delicious slippery bits of dark green seaweed in it). Plus a separate seawood soup – also extremely salty and yum.

I love the way Korean cuisine does its vegetables – and the big variety of sides is always a highlight for me. I felt like being semi-vegetarian today, so for the main dishes I stuck with the soft-tofu chilli stew (YUM), boiled rice, a very delicious translucent noodle salad (that was my fave dish), ricecake in quite long cylindrical pieces swimming in a lovely med-spicy orange sauce, and very very tasty little pieces of korean pancake. And other yummy things like fresh curled, split spring onions – with a brown sauce to drizzle over the top.

I was enticed to Paradise Garden by the $15 lunch ‘buffet without bbq’ offer. I noticed that there were other diners doing the meat bbq at their tables too during lunchtime. If I had been eating meat today though, I think I would have still stuck to the $15 buffet – because there were plenty of tasty meat options on the buffet without needing to cook extra up on the barbecue. (But I’m more inclined to not bother with the barbecuing process at my own table during lunch anyhow).

My one recommendation would be that the freshly cooked food on the buffet was already cooled down a lot by the time I arrived at 12pm. So… I think the Paradise team should make sure they get those little burners underneath the buffet dishes going as soon as you put the hot dishes on the table… Otherwise punters like me who arrive at 12 on the dot, are getting lukewarm rice! It still tasted great though, and they have a big A grade certificate on the wall, so I wasn’t too worried – but I mentioned it to the waitress, and she apologized, and explained it had all been prepared at 11am when they opened.

Aside from that… I think this place is wonderful value, with a very tasty range of Korean buffet food. It would be a marvelous place to bring a group of friends and do the bbq buffet thing round the table for dinner too.

4 star rating
by Sez
27th June 2009

OMG…Everyone needs to DROP everything and go there NOW!!!..The food and service was AWESOME. Our waitress was Jen, she was always there with a smile answering all our questions about everything. Being Pacific Islanders, age ranging from 16 – 32, we had NO idea what to expect, other than trying out food we’d seen on certain Korean Dramas, but this experience BLEW us AWAY beyond our belief….SO, much food and it suited everyone’s taste-buds, this was TRULY one of my BEST DINING EXPERIENCES EVER….Watch out PARADISE, you’ve got MAJOR FANS!!!..We’ll be seeing you soon..

5 star rating
by Matt B.
7th June 2007

Very nice ‘REAL’ Korean food. High quality meat and all side dishes, which is a total surprise from other Korean restaurants. If you want to experience real Korean BBQ that is/tastes exactly the same as what you would experience in South Korea, go here.

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