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 10 restaurants listed below.

1. 8 Korean BBQ

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 definitely 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!

What is their menu highlights?

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

The main branch is located in 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-79/90 The Central, Singapore 059817. You can contact 8 Korean at 8692 1188 for reservations.

2. Big Mama Korean Food

Big Mama Korean Food offers homestyle dishes that is 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.

What are the must-try authentic Korean foods and BBQ here?

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

You can find this place in 2 Kim Tian Road, Singapore 169244 or contact 6270 7704. They are open Tuesdays to Sundays, 11:30 AM- 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM- 10:00 AM.

3. Wang Dae Bak

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.

What dishes should you try?

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

They have 3 branches:

  • 22 Cross Street, #01-64, China Square Singapore 048421 (+65 6225 2646)
  • 98 Amoy Street, Singapore 0699183
  • 93 Amoy Street, Singapore 069913

You can contact them at 6225 2646. Wang Dae Bak is open Mondays to Sundays, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Branch at 93 Amoy Street is closed on Sunday).

4. Ssikkek BBQ

Ssikek Korean BBQ
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For meat-eaters, you can savor 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.

What are the must-try dishes?

  • Kimchi Soup
  • Rice Cakes
  • Pork Belly

Ssikkek is located in United Square, 101 Thompson Road, #B1-15/16/17, Singapore 307591. For reservations, you can contact them at 6254 8123. Opens everyday at 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM- 10:30 PM.

5. Chang BBQ

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.

What are the recommended dishes?

  • Prime Galbisal
  • Wang Seng Galbi
  • Heukdoijee Samgyeopsal

If you want to try classy and authentic Korean food and BBQ in Singapore, you can visit Chang at 71 Loewen Road #01-01 Singapore 248847. For bookings, inquire at 6473-9005. They are open everyday 12:00 PM– 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Mondays to Sundays.

6. Hyang To Gol

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

Some of their signatures:

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

The restaurant is located at 165 Tanjong Pagar Road Amara Hotel. They are open daily, 11:30am-3:00pm, 6:00pm-11:00pm.

7. Hansik

Hansik is well-known amongst the Korean population in Singapre 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!

Some of the must-try dishes are:

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

Hansik is located at Level 2 Heartland Mall, Singapore 530205. For inquiries, you can contact 6228 2448 or email at [email protected]. They are open daily, 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM.

8. Seorae

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

Some of their popular dishes are:

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

Located at 68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #02-01, Singapore 238839. For reservations, you can call them at 9181 2709. They are open daily from 11:30 AM- 11:00 PM.

9. Ju Shin Jung

For big groups, Ju Shin Jung is the perfect place to check out. They can accommodate large pax of people and serve customizable 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!

Some of their must-try dishes are:

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

Check here for a branch near you.

10. Pujim BBQ

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 savor the true Korean taste with their flavorful BBQ marinade and other hearty Korean dishes.

Some of their bestsellers are:

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

You can visit Pujim at 82 Amoy Street Singapore, Singapore 069901. For queries, you can call 6224 1528 or email them at [email protected].

Let’s eat Korean in Singapore!

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 foods cravings. Hit up one of these restaurants today to get your Korean food fix!

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