At Virgin Voyages, sailors looking for a communal and vibrant dining adventure will find a perfect match in Gunbae. This Korean BBQ restaurant is designed as a social hub where sailors engage in a hands-on dining experience, complete with drinking games that come with playful instructions right on the menu!
The heart of Gunbae is the flameless grills embedded within each table, inviting sailors to become chefs of their own meals. The BBQ grill menu is a delectable journey through Korean flavors, featuring marinated short ribs, and a medley of seafood like squid, octopus, and shrimp. For those seeking an opulent treat, the Wagyu Beef platter is a premium item that promises to elevate the meal with its rich marbling and sumptuous taste.
The drink menu at Gunbae features a variety of Soju cocktails and sake, alongside wine, beer, and seltzer, with non-alcoholic options ensuring there’s a spirited or spirit-free toast to be had by all.
Here’s a peek at Gunbae’s menu:
Dinner Menu Highlights
- Bindae-Tteok — kimchi and mung bean pancake
- “Hot Bar” — mixed seafood “corn dog”
- Bibimbap — short grain rice, egg and mixed vegetables (vegan, gluten free)
- BBQ Grill — selection of meats, seafood, and veggies to grill at the table
Dessert Menu Highlights
For dessert, Gunbae has Shikye and Matcha Green Tea soft serve and your choice of black sesame granola, mini Mochi, or miso caramel to make it more interesting.
Drink Menu Highlights
In addition to an extensive curated list of wines, Extra Virgin’s drinks menu has a great selection of classic Aperitivo and signature cocktails:
- K-Pop Disco Water — grapefruit soju, watermelon, lemon, Angustura bitters and pop rocks
- Tokki Black Label — rare 80 proof soju!
- Aloe From The Other Side (non-alcoholic) — aloe vera juice, honey, and ginger ale
The Treat Yourself section of Gunbae’s menu includes:
- Wagyu Beef Platter with mizayaki ribeye and tenderloin
Service and Atmosphere
Type of Service
Gunbae is a hands-on meat-grilling and soju-drinking Korean BBQ experience where each sailor cooks their own food in the flameless grills at the center of each table.
Virgin Voyage’s dress code is “whatever makes you feel like the best version of yourself.” While they don’t enforce any type of dress code (ever!), Gunbae is a dinner-only restaurant with a very social atmosphere so sailors do dress up a bit. You can’t go wrong with either cocktail attire or resort casual.
Think the 70’s nightclub meets K-Pop glam that sets is apart from the elegance of The Wake, the sophistication of Extra Virgin, and the industrial look of The Test Kitchen. Also beware: Gunbae is all about community and fun so get ready to share the table and make some new friends!
Hours of Operation
Gunbae opens only dinner. The hours of operation vary slightly depending on the day of the week or your cruise itinerary.
- Dinner is usually from 5:45pm or 6:00pm until 10:00pm
Check the schedule on your specific cruise by logging on to the Virgin Voyages app, then clicking on Discover — Ship Spaces — Eateries.
Dinner at Gunbae is guaranteed fun on a Virgin Voyages cruise. Reservations are not required but highly recommended.
Drinking games! Look for instructions on your menu.
Gunbae is available on all Virgin Voyages ships: