When it comes to barbecued meat, the Koreans do it best. Nothing beats a satisfying Korean barbecue meal—think an extensive selection of meats (pork, beef, chicken and even lamb) and seafood placed over a burning barbecue grill accompanied with banchan (side dishes) and the freshest vegetables to wrap your meats up.
Sweet, savoury and spicy marinated meats is best enjoyed with an ice-cold bottle of Korean beer or soju in hand. Yes, happiness can be that simple.
Here are 8 Best Korean Barbecue Restaurants In Singapore To Satisfy Your Inner Carnivore.
#1 DAESSIKSIN KOREAN BBQ BUFFET
DaeSsiksin is an all-you-can-eat Korean grill barbecue restaurant offering different types of signature marinated meats, fresh kimchi and a range of Korean cooked delicacies.
This affordable Korean joint is great for casual dining with your buddies and family. Prices start as low as S$14.90++ for their lunch buffet.
112 Thomson Road
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 4.30pm, 5.30am – 11pm
Fri: 11.30am – 4.30pm, 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Sat: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Novena
What makes Don Dae Bak Korean BBQ better than the rest is that the restaurant uses a charcoal grill instead of the usual gasoline grill which infuses a deep charred flavour in the meats.
Although there is no premium wagyu here, what you will get instead is a very decent selection of meats such as marinated beef, beef brisket, pork belly, spicy pork belly, marinated chicken and lots more!
35 Kreta Ayer Road
Tel: +65 6226 1727
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park
#3 EIGHT KOREAN BBQ
The folks at Eight Korean BBQ pride themselves on their extensive knowledge of meats and they serve only exquisite cuts from premium varieties of beef and pork.
In true Korean style, you can have your meats seared plain, coated in marinade, or served in a nourishing stew.
6 Eu Tong Sen St, 02-79/90
Tel: +65 8692 1188
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30am – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
Following the success of ‘I’m Kim’, I’m Kim Junior at *SCAPE has a menu that features new items such as Korean Army Stew.
As for their barbecue, you can look forward to a pretty insane spread from a myriad of meats and seafood to bacon-wrapped enoki mushrooms which is a surefire hit among the little ones.
2 Orchard Link
Tel: +65 6634 0420
Daily: 11.30pm – 3.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
For a good Korean BBQ buffet restaurant in town, head to K.Cook. There are both indoor and outdoor seatings, and the latter enhances your dining experience with its spacious seating arrangement and large ceiling fans.
Over at K.Cook, you get a range of side dishes such as chicken wings, Korean pancakes and more—on top of regular porks and beef cuts.
181 Orchard Road
#07-01 Orchard Central
Tel: +65 6884 7282
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut
There are a few Ssikkek outlets in Singapore, and the popularity of each outlet leaves one little to wonder—it is really a simple and fuss-free Korean barbecue joint for casual feasting.
While Ssikkek doesn’t have top quality meats such as wagyu, it makes up for it with its competitive pricing and lively atmosphere.
101 Thomson Road, #B1-14/15/16
United Square Shopping Mall
Tel: +65 6254 8123
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Novena
Superstar K specialises in using a charcoal grill and the authentic dining experience explains its popularity among Singaporeans and tourists alike.
Side dishes are not overly ambitious, unlike many other Korean eateries. Our personal favourites to order here include the beef short rib and pork belly. Night owls will be interested to know that they open until 4am daily.
75 Tanjong Pagar Road
Tel: +65 6224 0504
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 4am
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ Restaurant is one of the most well-known Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore for serving up high-quality BBQ dishes at affordable prices. They use charcoal barbecue grills which sets them apart from many other Korean BBQ establishments.
Enjoy free-flow of fluffy egg poured around the side of the barbecue pan. The meats are always creamy with the right amount of fats, too!
98 Amoy Street
Tel: +65 6226 0450
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown