8 Colours Korean BBQ Buffet (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

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We just recently discovered this place when we were looking for another Korean barbecue restaurant in the Takapuna area, initially we were destined to be on one of them but stumbled upon this place and luckily we did as during the time of our visit this was nearly new and everything was freshly refurbished meaning it was clean.


The place does not look like most of the buffet Korean Barbecue restaurants in Auckland where they use the cheap $20.00 portable burner with a disposable gas canister, this is on a different level, similar to the good Korean Barbecue restaurants that are not offering buffets.

Upon entering the premises you will notice that everything is clean and it looks more of a cafe than what it really is. The place is well designed and the tables and chairs are good quality. The cooktop are built in and the cooked food buffet section food warmers uses a good quality brand and not the thin stainless steel ones. It was surprising already at this point as the price for a Traditional Buffet without Barbecue was just NZ$18.00 and for the ones that include Barbecue it was just $25.00. You might also need to note that for lunch both prices are available but during dinners only the ones with Barbecue are available.

Honestly if you’re dining in at lunch time you don’t need the barbecue are there are lots of freshly cooked food available to choose from and lets name some of the ones I tried.

Let’s start with some salad, there were a couple on display together with a multitude of sauces that I did not take a photo of.

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After some light salad then we had this crispy pork with a sweet savoury sauce, I think it is called Tangsuyuk. Anyways they were good reminds me of the Chinese sweet and sour but less red colour and sour in taste.


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Then this Tteobokki, a sweet spicy sticky rice cake.

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Then this thinly sliced pork in a slightly spicy savoury sauce

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and thinly sliced beef which I guess was bulgogi. Again both were great and not really that spicy which means non chilli lovers can still handle the flavour.

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Korean buffet and barbecue will not be complete without some Kimchi.

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some vegetable banchan sides

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and even more banchan

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And if that is still not enough well you have something that kids would love like this really crispy and juicy fried chicken and some French fries.

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How about some Pajeon, this Korean pancakes are addictive and a good tummy filler so don’t get carried away too much with this.

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Taking about tummy fillers they also have the Korean sushi called Gimbap, which is offered in salmon, breaded chicken and beef.

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then you can also have something to push that food further down your stomach

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If you think are already finished well that’s just the cooked dishes there are still more types of barbecue to choose and cook at your table top.

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And to finish it all up well don’t expect some fancy dessert what you paid is already more enough for the mains, sides, soup, salad and hot drinks but don’t worry there are desserts but in fruit form.

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Overall the place was nice, located in a good location in Takapuna, it was clean, the food was freshly cooked and they tasted great but most important of all they were very affordable. I would definitely recommend this place in fact it can be a first choice if you are after a good Korean buffet restaurant in North Shore, I will definitely come back here.

8 COLOURS 팔색
Address: 138 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland 0622
Phone: +64 9486 5050
Website: http://www.8colours.co.nz/


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3 Responses

  1. Wow, what a selection this place has! I want some of everything. Not possible, I know, but everything looks so good. Thanks for a great review!

  2. suituapui says:

    Everyone’s going crazy about Korean these days, mostly the ladies, thanks to the tv dramas and K-pop.

    I am so so with their cuisine, not a fan of kim chi and they tend to have that in a lot of things…and other dishes like the grilled meat, the pancake are all pretty usual stuff.

    I would go for Filipino…or Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian – our own ASEAN stuff…anytime.

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