Moon Park

5:30pm - 8:00pm
Level 1 34b Redfern Street Redfern
(02) 9690 0111

Korean bistro Moon Park is brought to you by Ben Sears (the former head chef at Claude's) and his partner Eun Hee Ann (also ex-Claude's). Joining them is co-owner Ned Brooks, from Brooks & Amos wine distributors.

Located on the first floor above Jason Mowen Decorative Arts, Moon Park's interiors are slick and low-key. The dark wooden tables were handmade by the guys, as were the elegant dangling lightbulbs. A thick wooden shelf holds clusters of wine bottles and a Lego model of a Korean temple. There is also the large balcony, which overlooks Redfern Park.

The menu combines traditional Korean fare with a little bit of flair. Starters include cucumber kimchi, corn cheese - a dish of baby corn cooked in a corn stock, topped with fresh cow's milk cheese and served with a fermented black garlic aioli; and zucchini and mussel pancakes. Other highlights include a bulgogi beef burger and crunchy Korean fried chicken. King's congee with braised oxtail, tendon and homemade kimchi – the recipe coming from Ann's grandma – is one of the restaurant's signature dishes.

To drink, there are tinnies of OB beer, as well as soju and plum wine. With Brooks' background, expect a well-thought out wine list containing local drops, in amongst a contingent of French bottles and wine from Italy and the USA.


  • good date place
  • notable chef
  • notable wine list
  • Korean