The Korean wave, or more often referred to as the K-wave, has truly taken the world by storm. From music, fashion, beauty, to foods, anything Korean is guaranteed a big hit! Even though there’s plenty of Korean restaurants spread across the island, it’s often difficult to tell which are the authentic ones and offer genuinely delicious and honest Korean fare. Thus, we have decided to curate a list of the best and most authentic Korean restaurants to get your KBBQ and Korean food fix. Look no further, and check out one of the best restaurants listed below.

1. 8 Korean BBQ

Review: 8 E!GHT KOREAN BBQ @ Clarke Quay – Explodingbelly
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Highlights

  • Makgeolli
  • Korean Grilled Squid
  • Ribeye
  • Pork Belly Kimchi Stew

If you’re craving for a KBBQ fix, 8 Korean BBQ should be top on your list to visit. Their 8 Colour Set is a definite must-try and is a true crowd-pleaser. With Kurobuta pork belly marinated in 8 different flavours – garlic, miso, curry, wine, and red pepper paste, there is something for everyone! Come hungry, and bring your friends for an authentic Korean feast!

Address6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-79/90 The Central, Singapore 059817
Contact8692 1188
Opening HoursMonday to Friday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Official PagesWebsite | Facebook | Instagram

2. Big Mama Korean Food

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Highlights

  • Dakgulbi
  • Suyuk
  • Seafood Pancake
  • Grilled Mackerel
  • Mandoo Ramyeon

Big Mama Korean Food offers home-style dishes that are as authentic as the ones you get in Korea. Order their Dakgalbi and Suyuk to get a taste of their healthy yet delicious offerings, handmade with love by its owner, Candy Namgung Ji Young, that have decades of experience cooking for Korean students studying in Singapore.

Address2 Kim Tian Road, Singapore 169244
Contact+65 6270 7704
Opening HoursTuesdays to Sundays: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 am

3. Wang Dae Bak

REVIEW: WANG DAE BAK KOREAN RESTAURANT
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Highlights

  • Prime Rib
  • Spicy Pork Belly
  • Marinated Chicken
  • Kimchi Pancake
  • Seafood Pancake
  • Spicy Seafood Tofu Soup
  • Budae Jjigae

If you are craving for a Korean BBQ in Singapore, Wang Dae Bak is one of the popular places that serve authentic Korean foods. They are serving high-quality, Korean inspired dishes at a very affordable price. Their Korean BBQ is one of the highlights in Wang Dae Bak.

Address22 Cross Street, #01-64, China Square Singapore 048421
98 Amoy Street, Singapore 0699183
93 Amoy Street, Singapore 069913
Contact(+65 6225 2646)
Opening HoursMondays to Sundays, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
(Branch at 93 Amoy Street is closed on Sunday)
Official PagesWebsite | Facebook | Instagram

4. Ssikkek BBQ

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Highlights

  • Kimchi Soup
  • Rice Cakes
  • Pork Belly

For meat-eaters, you can savour the rich and flavorful Korean BBQ in Ssikkek BBQ. If you feel like eating meat any hour of the day, you can go to Ssikkek BBQ to try authentic Korean food. They serve a variety of Korean dishes that will surely satisfy your appetite.

AddressUnited Square, 101 Thompson Road, #B1-15/16/17, Singapore 307591
Contact6254 8123
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Official PagesWebsite

5. Chang BBQ

Chang BBQ : Menu - Chang Korean Charcoal BBQ
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Highlights

  • Prime Galbisal
  • Wang Seng Galbi
  • Heukdoijee Samgyeopsal

If you are looking for a fine dining place that offers authentic Korean food and BBQ in Singapore, Chang BBQ is here to serve you. All their foods are as authentic as it gets and will transport you straight to Seoul.

Address71 Loewen Road #01-01 Singapore 248847
Contact6473-9005
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 12:00 pm– 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Official PagesWebsite | Facebook

6. Hyang To Gol

Hyang To Gol Korean Restaurant (Amara Hotel) | Burpple - 54 Reviews -  Tanjong Pagar, Singapore
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Highlights

  • Seasoned Beef Ribs
  • BBQ Sliced Pork Belly
  • BBQ Beef Cubes with Soy Sauce
  • Cold Buckwheat Noodles with Spicy Sauce
  • Spicy Ham, Sausage & Vegetable Hotpot

Just like Chang, Hyang To Gol is also an upscale dining establishment that serves authentic Korean food and BBQ in Singapore. Besides KBBQ, their menu boasts an extensive selection of Korean soups, rice, and noodles

Address165 Tanjong Pagar Road Amara Hotel
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:30 am – 03:00 pm, 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm

7. Hansik

hansik | iSeodang Korean Language Center
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Highlights

  • Boneless Beef Rib
  • Green Tea Pork Belly
  • Ginseng Chicken Soup

Hansik is well-known amongst the Korean population in Singapore for its authentic Korean food and BBQ. If you want to have a taste of traditional Korean family-style of cooking, Hansik is your the place to go. Just brace yourself for a queue as this place is THAT well-loved and famous!

AddressLevel 2 Heartland Mall, Singapore 530205
Contact6228 2448 / [email protected]
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

8. Seorae

Feast like a King at Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ
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Highlights

  • Galmaegisal
  • La Galbi
  • Char-grilled Meat
  • Chadeol Doengjang Jjigae
  • Cheese Mandu Tteokbokki

Hailing directly from Seoul, Korea, Seorae is one of the leading dining establishments that specialise in pork skirt meat. From stews to Korean meal sets, expect nothing but ridiculously tasty and wholesome cooking at Seorae.

Address68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #02-01, Singapore 238839
Contact9181 2709
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Official PagesWebsite | Facebook | Instagram

9. Ju Shin Jung

Ju Shin Jung Korean Restaurant
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Highlights

  • Wagyu Beef Set
  • Marinated Beef Rib
  • Pork Jowl
  • Stir-fried Spicy Squid
  • Soya Bean Paste Hot Pot

For big groups, Ju Shin Jung is the perfect place to check out. They can accommodate large pax of people and serve customisable Korean dish sets. They also offer a wide selection of free Korean side dishes, or otherwise known as Banchan, that are the perfect meal-starters! Pro tip: snack on them while your meat is cooking!

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10. Pujim BBQ

Superb Korean BBQ (charcoal) at Pujim BBQ, Amoy Street!
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Highlights

  • Wagyu Rib Eye
  • Prime Black Angus Boneless Short Rib
  • Iberico Bellota Pork Collar
  • Rib Finger
  • Duroc Pork Belly

One of the trendiest Korean food and BBQ restaurant in Singapore, Pujim serves high-quality meats and authentic Korean cuisine. This place is great for both solo eaters and large groups of people. You can savour the true Korean taste with their flavorful BBQ marinade and other hearty Korean dishes.

Address82 Amoy Street Singapore, Singapore 069901
Contact6224 1528 / [email protected]
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 04:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Official PagesWebsite | Facebook

11. Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant

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Highlights

  • Marinated crab in soya sauce
  • Korean-style raw beef
  • Bibimbap
  • Kimchi pancakes and green grape Soju.

You will feel as though you are enjoying a cosy winter evening in Seoul when you are enjoying some good food in this restaurant. Known for their traditional and authentic Korean preparations, this joint is highly praised by a lot of loyal patrons. They are known to use the best ingredients for the best tastes and textures. The affordable prices and charming ambience make this joint perfect for a night out with friends.

Their signature Korean preparations are made with great care skill using traditional techniques for an all-round authentic Korean experience. Their soju and Korean beers also add to the whole Korean food experience making this joint one of the most recommended on the list.

Address134 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore, Singapore 088538
Contact+65 6221 3001
Opening HoursMonday to Friday: 11:00 am to 03:00 pm, 05:00 pm to 12:00 am
Saturday: 11:00 am to 02:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am to 12:00 am
Official PageFacebook

12. Nanta BBQ

Highlights

  • Pork ribs with cheese
  • Army stew
  • Spicy rice cake
  • Korean bulgogi beef

This joint is proud of their food and rightfully so. With a promise of “good BBQ always”, this joint has taken great pride in their constantly burning charcoal grills which give their barbeques a distinct and unique flavour that’s simply beyond compare. Their prices are affordable, and their services are highly praised by loyal customers.

The Soju here is best described as a literal taste of the Korean mountains and they guarantee the authenticity of their techniques and the freshness and quality of their ingredients. The joint also boasts a playful yet classy ambience, perfect for both a casual night out with friends and a romantic dinner.

Address#01-175 / #01-177 Goldhill Centre, 175 Thomson Road S307624 Singapore, Singapore 307624
Contact+65 6258 1391
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 03:00 pm, 05:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Official PageFacebook

13. O. BBa BBQ

O. BBa BBQ Korean BBQ | Taken from Facebook
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Highlights

  • Kimchi seafood pancakes
  • Black pork belly
  • Traditional wraps and BBQ sets
  • Grapefruit Soju

This joint is best described as your friendly neighbourhood family restaurant. The ambience is perfect enough however to satisfy all age groups, this joint can be both hot and happening and calm and relaxing. The service here receives high praise for being extremely friendly and attentive and the food simply feels like a piece a the Korean peninsula warmly embracing your heart.

Their price range is quite reasonable and their food is frankly worth a lot more. Their killer BBQ sets are the best value for money sets that you’ll find and their drinks perfectly complement their delicate dishes.

Address63 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore, Singapore 088484
Contact+65 6222 0840
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 03:00 pm, 05:00 am to 11:45 pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Official PageFacebook

14. I’m Kim Korean BBQ

Highlights

  • Korean Chicken wings
  • Lunch and dinner buffets
  • Soju  Korean beers

Known for their sizzling hot barbequed meats and enigmatic ambience, this joint is highly recommended for the youth crowd. Located in an area highly frequented by students, this joint is almost always packed and highly praised. Their prices are affordable and they keep on offering regular discounts and special offers.

They are probably best known for their Korean BBQ buffets which give the diners an opportunity to taste a lot of food for a lot less money. Their meats are described as being well marinated and high quality and with one of the friendliest staff in town, the joint has many regular customers who are fiercely loyal.

Read our full review here.

AddressSOTA: 1 Zubir Said Drive #01-04 Singapore, Singapore 227968
Contact+65 6238 7218
Opening HoursMonday to Friday: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, 05:30 am to 10:30 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm
Official PagesWebsite | Facebook

15. Supulae Korean BBQ

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Highlights

  • Thinly sliced pork belly
  • Seafood pancakes
  • Army stew
  • Kimchi stew

This is one joint that has very few negative reviews and a lot of loyal and happy patrons. Known for its high-quality services and food, this joint comes highly recommended for a chill night out with friends. The staff here is often described as welcoming and friendly, and the ambience is perfect for a fun evening.

The patrons of this joint quite often recommend their stews and their barbeque options are highly praised as well. Their prices might be a bit on the high side but patrons will often reinsure you that it’s all worth it!

Address80 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore, Singapore 088501
Contact+65 6225 2248
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 05:00 pm to 01:00 am
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16. Danji Korean BBQ Buffet

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Highlights

  • Korean fried chicken
  • Pork belly marinated in soy sauce
  • Korean-style bacon

With a comfortable ambience and seating available both indoors and outdoors, this establishment is highly recommended for a fun night out with friends. As their name suggests, this joint specializes in traditional Korean BBQ buffets. Their menu is extensive and every item is highly praised and greatly loved by many loyal patrons.

The service here is often described as being extremely friendly and attentive. This joint however is known for being always packed to its maximum capacity so do try and get your reservations done beforehand. The food here prepared with quality ingredients by a highly skilled staff who will make sure to leave you satisfied and happy.

Address188L Tanjong Katong Road, #01-01, Singapore 437156
Contact6348 1244

17. SINGKOBA

Highlights

  • Beef Bulgogi
  • Beef soup and Army stew
  • Kimchi pancakes

This is one joint that often gets called the best place for Korean food in Singapore. Their services are highly praised and the reviews they receive are almost always positive. Patrons of this joint regularly praise their ambience as being extremely comfortable and inviting. Naturally this joint is almost always packed and highly sought after for their delicious fruit and great service.

The menu here is extensive however they are most well-known for their charcoal-grilled Korean barbeque. The taste they painstakingly strive to achieve here is traditional Korean and their ingredients as such are carefully selected and handled with great care. Their barbeque, however, is not the only thing in their menu that’s insanely good so do give them a visit and indulge to your heart’s content.

Address155 Telok Ayer street Singapore, Singapore 068611
Contact+65 6221 2639
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 03:00 pm, 05:30 pm to 12:00 am
Official PageFacebook

18. Oppa Korean BBQ Buffet

Highlights

  • Mandy
  • Fresh Kimchi
  • Pork belly

Located in JCube, this modest joint is known to be highly frequented by young people and students. This joint offers great value for money and their portions are said to be of considerable sizes. The prices here are quite low as well as such this place is extremely student-friendly and that is evident in the long queues that form outside.  Making your reservation prior is highly recommended.

The service here is often praised for being patient and attentive. The food here arrives at your table very fast, and the staff are amiable and approachable. Bad reviews for this joint are very few and far between and there are a lot of patrons who swear by their marinated meats and kimchi pancakes.

Address2 Jurong East Central 1 Jcube #03-10 Jcube, Singapore 609731 Singapore
Contact+65 6339 5841
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday: 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Official PageTripadvisor

19. Super Star K

Highlights

  • Korean slaw
  • Beef ribs
  • Rice cakes
  • Seafood pancakes

This is a cosy little establishment that serves great food with a good ambience. Known for being packed all the time, their loyal patrons and the wildly positive reviews that they receive all point to them being a top-class establishment with great food and great service. The service here is known to be fast and efficient and the staff are often praised for being friendly and attentive.

The food here is traditional Korean cuisine with the main attraction being their marinated meats and their Korean stews. The prices here are affordable and their ingredients are always of high quality. If you are looking for a friendly joint to enjoy some Korean food with your friends then this place comes highly recommended.

Address75 Tanjong Pagar Road & 98 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore, Singapore 088496
Contact+65 6224 0504
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 02:00 am
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20. Mary Korean BBQ Buffet

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Highlights:

  • Japchae
  • Glass Noodle salad
  • Soft Tofu stew

Known for their big portions and satisfying meals, this joint is a very student-friendly establishment. The staff here are often praised for being very attentive and the service here is known for being very prompt and efficient. The prices here are criminally cheap and the food here is known for being extremely flavoursome.

The ingredients they use here are guaranteed to be of the highest quality and their traditional Korean style of preparations bring out the best they can offer. Their tender marinated meats and their pancakes receive a lot of love from their regular patrons. So if you want to enjoy a comfortable and fun evening with your friends this is the place for you!

Address16 Cheong Chin Nam Road Singapore, Singapore 599740
Contact+65 8183 4939
Opening HoursTuesday to Thursday: 12:00 am to 03:00 pm, 05:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 am to 11:00 pm
Official PageFacebook

21. Hongdae Korean Restaurant

Highlights

  • Spicy cool noodles
  • Spicy fish roe soup
  • Army stew

Serving authentic Korean food at affordable prices, Hongdae Korean Restaurant is highly recommended by many happy customers and loyal patrons. The service here is particularly praised for being very fast and the staff are often described as being friendly and attentive.

The food here is prepared with exceptional care and skill with only the best and freshest of ingredients being used to give you a flawless experience. The ambience of this establishment is perfect for families and can be casual and inviting enough to enjoy with some friends. Do pair your food with a much-recommended drink from their extensive choice of Soju and Korean beers.

Address118 Neil Road Singapore, Singapore 088854
Contact+65 64388907
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 03:00 pm, 05:00 am to 11:30 pm
Official PageFacebook

22. GO! K BBQ

Highlights

  • Aged pork belly
  • Kimchi pancakes
  • Pork bulgogi
  • GO-k Donkatsu

If you looking for a joint to enjoy some drinks and good food with your friends then this joint is highly recommended. This joint is known for serving large portions of top quality Korean food for very cheap prices. Patrons of this joint also praise their services for being very fast and efficient and the staff are often said to be very friendly, helpful and patient.

The meats they serve in this establishment are guaranteed to be of the highest quality and their chefs always prepare their food with great care and skill. Patrons of this establishment often praise their Kimchi pancakes which are highly recommended and the choices of Soju and other drinks that they provide perfectly complement their delectable food. Give them a visit with your friends and enjoy some great Korean food with a great ambience.

Address76 Amoy Street, Singapore 069895 Singapore
Contact+65 6423 0308
Official PagesTripadvisor

23. Seoul Restaurant

Highlights

  • Cold buckwheat noodles
  • BBQ chicken
  • Spicy Chicken
  • Pork and beef BBQ

This joint is a bit different from the others in the list, this joint focuses more on the high-end cuts of meat served with an elegant ambience in a classy space. The ingredients they use in this establishment are highly praised for their quality and freshness. The staff here are extremely careful when dealing with their ingredients and the food served is highly flavoursome.

The prices here might get a bit on the high end but their food and service make it all worth it. Talking about the service here, their staff is often praised for being very attentive and patient and the food arrives quickly to your table so there are very few complaints that one can make about this joint.

Address1 Cuscaden Road #03-02, The Regent Hotel S249715
Contact+65 6338 8548
Opening HoursMonday to Friday: 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm, 05:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

24. Hanwoori Korean Restaurant

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Highlights

  • Korean leek pancakes
  • Spicy soft tofu soup
  • Ginseng chicken

This is a small family restaurant that serves great food and creates great memories. The food here is as authentic as you can get and you feel like you are eating in Busan when you indulge in their barbeque options. Their other Korean offerings are equally popular and patrons particularly praise their Kimchi pancakes.

The ambience of this joint is best described as being extremely friendly and welcoming and their staff will make sure that you feel at home. They’re very popular and their place is almost always full so making a reservation beforehand is recommended. Do try their Korean-style chicken and pair it with a drink of their recommend Soju. Visit with your friends and have a great evening you will not regret it.

But if you can’t, then you can opt for their island delivery service. That way, you can enjoy their delicious food from the comfort of your home.

Address76, Serangoon Garden Way Singapore, Singapore 555972
Contact+65 6283 6339
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 02:00 pm, 05:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Official PageFacebook

25. Jang Won Korean Restaurant

Highlights

  • Seafood pancakes
  • Army stew
  • Stone bibimbap

This is the best joint to go to with your friends for a fun evening. There are hundreds of positive reviews about this joint and patrons of this joint are extremely loyal. Popular for their large portions and cheap prices, this joint serves traditional Korean delicacies with a touch of home. It’s also the best option if you’re looking forward to enjoying good food at a place that’s not so crowded.

Their services are highly praised by their customers and their staff is often described as being extremely friendly and attentive. Do visit them for a fun evening and enjoy their seafood pancakes when you are at it. And if you don’t try anything else, do try their bibimbap. You’ll thank us later.

Address44 Mosque Street #01-01 Singapore 059522
ContactMonday to Sunday: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 05:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Opening Hours+65 6532 6949

Bap mokjja (let’s feast)!

Singapore has a lot to offer. Though Singapore has a variety of local and delicious dishes, people are always searching for a new place to hit up. The Korean wave has taken the world by storm, including Singapore. Locals and tourists alike are on the hunt for authentic Korean food and BBQ in Singapore that will satisfy their Korean food cravings. Hit up one of these restaurants today to get your Korean food fix!