Geonbae is a Korean noun that translates to “bottoms up” and “cheers” — it’s what you say before you down your soju. It’s also the name of the first Korean barbecue restaurant on the Peninsula. Just a short walk from the Frankston Pier and foreshore and overlooking Kananook Creek, Geonbae has been delighting residents from near and far with its authentic Korean food and dining experience.
Geonbae recently launched a new $25 set lunch menu — and it’s express, which is just what you need when you have to get back to work quickly. Available Monday to Friday from 11am-3pm, the menu entitles you to sweet mahn doo (pork and chive dumplings), two barbecue dishes of your choice, and bibim bap (mixed vegetables and rice). And don’t worry if a leisurely lunch is more your style — the main menu is still available for you to order from.
Each table at Geonbae has an electric Korean barbecue built into it. The atmosphere is lively and authentic, and most dishes are cooked in front of you so you can pick up your food straight off the hotplate and share the tastes of Korea with your dinner party courtesy of chef Yeonju Lee. Geonbae has got you sorted for after-work drinks too, with a selection of soju, teas, Korean beers on tap or in bottles, Korean soft drinks and all your favourite cocktails. For the full experience, why not try a Korean cocktail?
So to that we say “geonbae” and we’ll see you there soon!
Open: 11am-11pm daily; bookings welcome
A: 4 Kananook Creek Blvd, Frankston
T: 9783 9067