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D’arac Grill and Bar (A’Beckett Street)

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Address: 53 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 3000 
How to get there: 
walkable from Melbourne Central station, or catch any tram on Swanston St or Elizabeth St. 
Telephone: 
(03) 9662 2441
Trading Hours:
Monday ~ Friday | 1200 – 1400, 1800 – 2200
Saturday | 1800 – 2200
Sunday | Closed
Website: 
Dining conditions: 
Average Per Head:
 
$$ 
Hits & Misses: 
Hit + Favourite + Recommended

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Dish Ordered:

Unagi Don – $9.50

Marinated eel on a bed of streamed rice. Wasn't happy with the eel because it was too fishy. I recommend having traditional Korean dishes at D'arac.

Marinated eel on a bed of streamed rice. Wasn’t happy with the eel because it was too fishy. I recommend having traditional Korean dishes at D’arac.

Bibimbap – $13.00

Pork

Lunch – Pork

Prawn

Dinner – Prawn

Pork

Dinner – Pork

Lunch Set (Rice, pork bulgoki and crab meat salad) – $10.50

Decision making time

Decision making time

Regular

Regular

Snail and Noodles

Snails were sliced and marinated in Korean spicy sauce. They had the texture of abalone, which I didn't enjoy. I wasn't put off by the fact that it was a snail dish, I never liked chewing on rubber. We asked for extra noodles because the dish didn't have enough.

Snails are sliced and marinated in Korean spicy sauce. They have the texture of abalone, I didn’t enjoy it. I wasn’t put off by the fact that it was a snail dish, I never liked chewing on rubber. We asked for extra noodles because the dish didn’t provide with enough.

Shabu shabu salad

Thinly sliced pork and fresh salad - this entree was light and tangy. Shared this salad  and a bibimbap with a friend for dinner - saved some space for dessert.

Thinly sliced pork and fresh salad – this entree is light and tangy. Shared this salad and a bibimbap with a friend for dinner – saved some space for dessert

Kimchi and Seafood Pancake $15.00

8 slices of yummy pancake: with zucchini, capsicum, leek, kimchi and calamari

8 slices of yummy pancake: with zucchini, capsicum, leek, kimchi and calamari

It is a good share dish

It is a great share dish

Pork Ribs – on the expensive side

Nicely marinated

Nicely marinated

Cocktails

Yakult Soju (Soju, Yakult and Soda) – $8.00

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Drunken Frog [LEFT] (Soju, Midori, Soda and Lemon) – $7.00

Drunken Frog and Yakult Soju

Drunken Frog and Yakult Soju

Hidden gem on A’Beckett Street – D’arac Grill and Bar has been on my favourite list for a very long time ever since I found it. I recommended it to many friends in the past because of its food, image and vibe. I like its wooden interior design and its collection of little items placed in the restaurant, making this restaurant a little playful and at home. The lighting in the restaurant is dark, in particular the dining area near the kitchen.

There are tables available for couples as well as groups with varying sizes; loyal customers are entitled to a free item on every 5th visit – I am not too far from that entitlement, I wonder what it is?

D’arac’s lunch menu is different to its dinner menu, you will not find naeng myun (cold soup noodles) and naeng myun (noodles with black bean sauce) on either menus but there are a lot more than noodles to please your tummy. I have had their stew in the past, they are great for gatherings in winter where you and a group of friends can share a big pot.

Overall – you will not be disappointed.

Their take away boxes are unique too

Their take away boxes are unique too

Lunch Menu

Lunch Set Menu

Lunch Set Menu

3 steps to your lunch

3 steps to your lunch

Other options

Other options

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2 thoughts on “D’arac Grill and Bar (A’Beckett Street)

  1. Oh this is really cool- could imagine this being a really cool bar as well. Going to test it out this week.

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