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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published August 6th 2018
Located at the place formerly occupied by SEN Adelaide Restaurant, K-Pub Adelaide is a good place to enjoy Korean cuisine at the quieter part of Gouger Street. Many of their dishes reflect the restaurant's name as they are usually ordered to be shared with some friends over a few drinks. The restaurant was quite busy during the dinner hour so it's best to book a table to avoid having to wait for a seat.

Korean Fried Chicken is our favourite Korean dish so that is what we ordered first, followed by Kimchi Pancake and Kimchi Fried Rice. K-Pub's Korean Fried Chicken was of a size that made eating them a satisfying experience with the crisp coating complementing the flesh well. For our flavours, we chose a half-and-half mix of Yang-nyeom and Honey Chicken. The Yang-nyeom flavour had a spice level that should be suitable for most people and the Honey version had a delectable sweet-savoury flavour. Served with the chicken was pickled daikon whose sharpness partnered well with the chicken.

K-Pub Adelaide, Korean Fried Chicken, Adelaide
Korean Fried Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


For a dish listed as a snack item, the size of their Kimchi Pancake is generous enough to be shared. The pancake was fried to golden brown with a fluffy interior and there was enough kimchi to give the dish a delectable spicy flavour with a bit of tang. If you like to add another element of taste, you can dip the pancake in the dipping sauce provided to add some saltiness.

K-Pub Adelaide, Kimchi Pancake, Adelaide
Kimchi Pancake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The Kimchi Fried Rice is notable for being presented in a metal tin which is shaken up at the table to mix the ingredients. The rice had a nice fluffy texture and there was some Chinese sausage to add a bit of a sweet flavour. Topping the rice was a fried egg which can be cut up and mixed into the rice to spread the runny yolk throughout the dish. Some pickles were served on the side. We thought that the dish needed a bit more kimchi flavour to make it scrumptious and the portion size left us wanting more.

K-Pub Adelaide, Kimchi Fried Rice, Adelaide
Kimchi Fried Rice (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The restaurant had a relaxed ambience and there was a lounge seat area tucked into a corner. K-Pub's menu also includes the popular Korean hotpots, stir-fries and last but not least Korean drinks.

K-Pub Adelaide, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


K-Pub Adelaide, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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When: Weds-Sun: 5.30pm-10.30pm
Phone: 08 7230 9592
Where: 167 Gouger Street, Adelaide, SA
Cost: About $14 per main dish
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