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
265 Upper Thomson Road Singapore
Tel: +65 6452 2112
Bornga Korean Restaurant
#02-2 The Star Vista
1 Vista Exchange Green
Big Mama Korean Restaurant
While it is relatively easy to find Korean restaurants in Singapore, it is difficult to find a truly outstanding place that will make you go back again and again to try everything else on the menu that you have not tried. Big Mama Korean Restaurant at Kim Tian Road is one of the few that belongs to this category. The food is generally good, and addictive enough to make you return on a regular basis.
2 Kim Tian Road
Tel: +65 6270 7704
Blue Garden Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant
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 S$19.90/pax for lunch and S$26.90/pax for dinner.
50 Tiong Bahru road
Link Hotel #01-07
Tel: +65 62240700
Chang Korean Charcoal BBQ restaurant
18C Dempsey Road
Tel: +65 6473 9005
Crystal Jade Korean Ginseng Chicken & BBQ
Most people are not very adventurous when it comes to food, 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 the food was surprisingly good and affordable. Another must-order dish includes the Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup.
391 Orchard Road #04-20
Ngee Ann City Singapore
Tel: +65 6733 3229
Ga Ya Geum Korean Family Restaurant
Tucked away in the basement of Bukit Timah Shopping Centre is Ga Ya Geum, a Korean family restaurant. The versatile menu makes it a great place for a family meal or a dinner place with friends. There is also a lunch set menu for those who work around the area.
170 Upper Bukit Timah Road
#B2-14 Bukit Timah Shopping Centre
Tel: +65 6463 8011
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Sun: 5pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clementi
Hyang-To-Go! Korean Restaurant
165 Tanjong Pagar Road 2F
The Amara Singapore
Tel: +65 6220 7160
Jang Shou Korean BBQ
Jang Shou Korean Restaurant at Katong Village serves a decent Korean BBQ Buffet (with a spread of 15 items) and they only open during dinner. The weekday Korean BBQ Buffet is S$28.80++/pax, while the weekend Korean BBQ Buffet is S$33.80++/pax. For those who prefer to order ala carte, go to the outlet at Esplanade Mall.
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 Chicken Wings
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
Ju Shin Jung Korean BBQ Restaurant
The Korean BBQ Buffet at Ju Shin Jung Korean BBQ Restaurant is available at S$29++/pax during lunch daily. For dinner, the buffet is only available from Monday to Thursday.
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, a stall at the basement food court at Concorde Hotel is the place to head to. Prices range from S$4.50 – S$7.50.
100 Orchard Road Level 1
Food Court Concorde Hotel Singapore Singapore
Kim’s Family Restaurant
My favourite Korean restaurant in Singapore. One of the reasons why I love Kim’s Family Restaurant is because they serve ten banchan (side dishes). The food here is authentic, reasonably affordable and very delicious.
17 Lorong Kilat #01-06
Tel: +65 6465 0535
Kko Kko Nara Korean Fried Chicken
Kko Kko Nara Korean Restaurant on Tras Street (Tanjong Pagar) is a mom-and-pop chicken place that has been around for a while. It is one of my favourite to-go places for Korean Fried Chicken. And if you are looking for a place for supper, Kko Kko Nara opens till late night 4am.
57 Tras Street #01-01 Singapore
Tel: +65 6224 8186
Ming Jia Korean Food
Frequented mostly by Korean students, Ming Jia Korean Food – a small kiosk at the basement of Bukit Timah Plaza – is another place where you can go for cheap and good Korean food.
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
Red Pig Korean Restaurant
Red Pig Korean Restaurant is one of the most popular Korean places in the Central Business District. If you are working in the area, go there for lunch – most of the set lunches are only S$10. For dinner, prices are considerately steeper, but there is a reason why people always go back for the Korean BBQ.
93 Amoy Street
Tel: +65 6220 7176
Sarang Korean Restaurant
Located at Orchard Central (level 7), Sarang prides itself as a Korean bistro, and it has recently introduced a Korean-style tapas menu which features classic favourites and modern Korean-fusion dishes.
181 Orchard Road #07-01
Orchard Central Singapore
Tel: +65 6773 1322
Togi Korean Restaurant
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
Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ Restaurant
Another place that you can go on Amoy Street is Wang Dae Bak Korean Restaurant, which specialises in Korean BBQ. During lunch, they have very good set lunches and we would recommend the Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup (S$10), which is a steal for the price.
98 Amoy Street
Tel: +65 6226 0450
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11pm
Woori Nara Korean Restaurant
Another place that has really good Korean fried chicken is Woori Nara Korean Restaurant at Lorong Kilat. They have four different flavours – original, signature in-house sauce, soy and garlic – for the Korean fried chicken. You can also find popular Korean classic dishes such as Grilled Pork Belly (S$35), Stone Pot Bibimbap (S$17), and Seafood & Kimchi Pancake (S$15).
19 Lorong Kilat #01-02 Singapore
Tel: +65 6464 9282