I think it’s a shame that Korean food in the Singapore food scene isn’t as strong as its Japanese counterpart. For those of you who have been craving for Korean Food, I know exactly how you feel. Sometimes, it’s quite frustrating not knowing where to go for good Korean Food even though we have quite a few Korean Restaurants in Singapore.
I’m currently on a hunt for the best Korean Fried Chicken in Singapore, and I also want to try a few Korean BBQ Restaurant. I am going to round up a few friends for a Korean BBQ Buffet and have a crazy night of eating. Okay, one of my new year resolutions is to eat more Korean food – bibimbap, Korean Ginseng Chicken, kimchi and pancake, here we come!
Here’s a list of the Best Korean Restaurants in Singapore:
Auntie Kim’s Korean Restaurant
Fans of the Korean cuisine will be familiar with Auntie Kim’s Korean Restaurant, which has been around for some time along Upper Thomson road. This will be my next stop when I explore the Thomson area!
265 Upper Thomson Road Singapore
Tel: +65 6452 2112
#02-2 The Star Vista
1 Vista Exchange Green
Big Mama Korean Food
2 Kim Tian Road
(Near Tiong Bahru MRT)
Tel: +65 6270 7704
This new Korean restaurant at Link Hotel belongs to the same owner of Kko Kko Nara Korean restaurant. The Korean BBQ buffet is priced at $19.90 for lunch and $26.90 for dinner.
50 Tiong Bahru road
Link Hotel #01-07
Tel: +65 62240700
Chang Korean Charcoal BBQ restaurant
In addition to their BBQ selections, Chang Korean Restaurant als serves other Korean dishes. If you are in the Dempsey road area, this is the place to go for Korean BBQ.
18C Dempsey Road Tanglin Village
(Dempsey Road) Singapore
Tel: +65 6473 9005
Most people are not very adventurous when it comes to food (I used to be like that too before starting my food blog), so I can understand that they prefer to go to somewhere reliable, and Crystal Jade is evidently one of them.
We went to Crystal Jade Korean Restaurant at Ngee Ann City for their Korean BBQ recently, and it was surprisingly good (and affordable of course). The Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup is also a must-order, okay more on that when I blog about it.
391 Orchard Road #04-20
Ngee Ann City Singapore
Tel: +65 6733 3229
Hyang-To-Go! Korean Restaurant
While I haven’t been to Hyang-To-Gol! Korean BBQ Restaurant, I heard that they have good Korean Food. Has anyone been there before?
165 Tanjong Pagar Road 2F
The Amara Singapore
Tel: +65 6220 7160
Jang Shou Korean BBQ
It’s a little tricky when it comes to Jang Shou Korean Restaurant. Their branch at Katong Village only has Korean BBQ Buffet (around 15 kinds of BBQ selections) and they operate during dinner. The Weekday Korean BBQ Buffet is $28.8++, while Weekend Korean BBQ Buffet is $33.8++. I’m going to check out their Korean BBQ buffet soon, let’s hope that it’s good enough to make it for my list of buffet restaurants in Singapore.
As for the Jang Shou Korean Restaurant at Esplandae Mall, they only serve ala carte Korean food (no BBQ Buffet).
86 East Coast Road #02-11/20,
Blk B Katong Village Singapore
Tel: +65 6344 8880
8 Raffles Avenue #01-13B
Esplanade Mall Singapore
Tel: +65 6337 8880
4 Fingers Bonchon is a fastfood restaurant at the basement of Ion Orchard that serves the famous Korean Fried Chicken. Trust me, you can easily have a dozen chicken wings on your own – they are that addictive!
2 Orchard Turn #B4-06A
ION Orchard Singapore
Jang Won Korean Restaurant
Mosque Street is another popular place for good Korean food, with both Jang Won and Togi Korean restaurant located on the same street. If you tried Togi’s before, why not check out Jang Won Korean Restaurant the next time?
44 Mosque Street #01-01 Singapore
Tel: +65 6532 6949
Ju Shin Jung Korean BBQ Restaurant
Ju Shin Jung Korean BBQ Restaurant has been around for as long as I can remember. I used to pass it all the time when I was having my favourite chilli crabs at NoSignboard along West Coast road (now closed). For those of you living in the East, you may familiar with their East Coast Parkway branch.
For lunch, the Korean BBQ Buffet is served daily at $29++, while for dinner, the Korean BBQ Buffet is only available from Monday to Thursday. If you are not keen on having the buffet, go for their Korean BBQ ala carte selection.
27 West Coast Highway #01-18/19
Yess Centre Singapore
Tel: +65 6464 0872
1018 East Coast Parkway #02-01 Singapore
Tel: +65 6447 9279
Kim Dae Mun Korean Cuisine
For cheap and good Korean food in Singapore, Kim Dae Mun Korean Cuisine will immediately come to mind. Prices for the Korean food there range from $4.5 – $7.5.
100 Orchard Road Level 1
Food Court Concorde Hotel Singapore Singapore
My favourite Korean Restaurant in Singapore is still Kim’s Family Restaurant. I like it because they always serve ten side-dishes (I like to call them appetizers) no matter how many main dishes you ordered, I like the tasty and affordable Korean food there, and the bonus — they are just ten minutes away from my place!
17 Lorong Kilat #01-06
Tel: +65 6465 0535
Kko Kko Nara Korean Restaurant on Tras Street (Tanjong Pagar) is a mom-and-pop chicken place that has been around for a while. They are famous for their Korean Fried Chicken, and the best part is they are opened till late night 4am. Look out for my blog post on it next week!
57 Tras Street #01-01 Singapore
Tel: +65 6224 8186
If you are working at the Buona Vista area, you may want to check out Koryo Korean Restaurant at Fusionpolis for lunch.
1 Fusionpolis way
#02-10 Fusionpolis (Connexis tower)
Tel: +65 6469 1079
Other than Kim Dae Mun Korean Cuisine at Concorde Hotel, Ming Jia is another place to go for cheap and good Korean food. I have been there on several occasions, and it is good to see Korean students eating there all the time.
1 Jalan Anak Bukit
#B1-07 Bukit Timah Plaza
Nolboo Hangari Galbi
With close to 680 restaurants in Korea and across Asia in China, Japan, Nolboo Hangari Galbi at Orchard Central is the first of the Korean restaurant chain’s BBQ outlets in Singapore.
181 Orchard Road #08-04/05
Orchard Central Singapore
Tel: +65 6884 9151
Sarang Korean Restaurant
Another Korean Restaurant at Orchard Central (level 7), Sarang has a pretty affordable menu with main courses like Bulgogi priced at $12.8. They have a good view overlooking Orchard Road too.
181 Orchard Road #07-01
Orchard Central Singapore
Tel: +65 6773 1322
Judging by the crowd on a weekday dinner, Togi Korean Restaurant is definitely one of the more popular places for Korean cuisine. I’ll probably go back again for their Korean BBQ.
11 Mosque Street Singapore
Tel: +65 6221 0830
Woori Nara Korean Restaurant
After trying the Korean Fried Chicken from Kko Kko Nara at Tras Street, my next target is Woori Nara Korean Restaurant at Lorong Kilat beside Udders Ice Cream and Kim’s Family Restaurant. I’m hoping that they live up to the reputation for their Korean Fried Chicken. Hoho, if that’s really the case, it sounds too good to be true – two Korean restaurants near my place.
19 Lorong Kilat #01-02 Singapore
Tel: +65 6464 9282
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Tell me: which is your favourite Korean Restaurant in Singapore?