I’m constantly searching for authentic restaurants to satisfy my Korean food cravings. I love classic bibimbap as well as spicy and cheesy tteokbokki, but nothing beats a decent Korean BBQ.
Fellow Korean food lovers, here’s a list of 14 Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore that you should try at least once to satisfy that K-BBQ fix!
1. Super Star K
Ask any fan of Korean BBQ in Singapore about their favourite joint and you’re likely to hear Super Star K.
This restaurant reminds me of those ajumma–operated joints located along the alleyways in downtown Seoul, especially those in Myeongdong; you’ll just eat and leave, smelling of charred meat bits.
Meats here come in pretty decent quality cuts (no fancy stuff though) like Seasoned Beef Ribs (S$38) and Sliced Pork Belly (S$19.90), and they are also quite reasonably priced.
If you aren’t a heavy eater, Super Star K is a better alternative compared to the all-you-can-eat buffets. Servers also help to grill the meats while the individual table vents reduce smoke from the grills.
Business resumes for this popular Korean BBQ joint, with menu items being delivered straight to your table.
Although located in the outskirts of Sengkang at 473 Coffee Shop, Michin Korean BBQ n Hotpot deserves a shout out for its restaurant-grade stall!
As the name implies, they offer a buffet-style Korean barbecue and hotpot, and their ingredients go for S$1.90 per 100g. Which is affordable, if you ask me.
They have over 30 vegetables and sides to choose from for the hotpot, and you can take as much ingredients as you want. However, food wastage incurs extra charges!
Additionally, add a shot of Maotai to kickstart a show-stopping experience!
Although Founded by the Old Street Bak Kut Teh Group, OMMA Korean Charcoal BBQ has rapidly grown in Singapore. It’s not everyday you’re able to change your wood chips during a K-BBQ session, right?
Here, there’s a free-flow of banchan like kimchi, fish cake, fried anchovies and assorted vegetables; like most Korean restaurants. If you know your way around wood, you’d know that each type adds on to the flavour of the meats. Hence, it’s recommended that you head over for yourself to try them all. Plus, you can change the type of wood mid-BBQ too!
This is another Korean joint that offers a good value buffet at S$16.90++ for lunch and S$26.90++ for dinner. K.Cook has a good open-air ambience (not the usual cramped ghetto sort).
If you dread the burnt stench after every BBQ session, do request to be seated outdoors (you’ll also enjoy a nice view of Orchard Road). With only a basic selection of BBQ meats and Korean dishes, one can’t complain given the price point and convenient location.
181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #07-01, Singapore 238896
+65 6884 7282
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10pm
Fri: 11.30am – 3pm & 5pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Ssikkek Korean BBQ is a meat-lover’s dream come true— there’s so much meat available! The buffet is extremely popular at just S$25.80++ per adult on Weekdays and S$27.80++ per adult on Weekends, Holiday eve, and Public Holidays.
Eating time is limited to two hours per table when you place a booking. Be prepared to leave smelling like someone stuffed some BBQ pork belly down your shirt but hey, Febreze is conveniently located by the exit for a spritz.
6. 2D1N Soju Bang
Many confuse 2D1N Soju Bang with Ssikkek, but 2D1N Soju Bang is the sister restaurant of Ssikkek located just downstairs (they have the same owner).
2D1N Soju Bang, however, offers an a la carte Korean BBQ selection instead of the usual buffet option, along with other Korean dishes like So-Tteok Platter 韓式拼盘 (S$22.90) and Kimchi Pancake (S$14.90).
Hey, who doesn’t love options right?
46 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088465
+65 6227 6033
Daily: 5pm – 1am
7. Chang Korean BBQ Restaurant
One of the more pricey Korean BBQ joints in town but with really awesome premium cuts like Wagyu Rib Eye (S$88 for 200gm) and Kurobuta Pork Belly (S$44 for 160gm), Chang Korean BBQ Restaurant, located at Loewen Road, is one place I’d recommend going at least once.
The meats have beautiful marbling and the charcoal grill gives them a delectable smoky taste. If you love good service, this is the place where the staff proactively do all the cooking for you. So all you have to do is eat till you drop.
Gather your family or friends, and dine-in at their restaurant today!
8. Kim’s Family Food
Kim’s Family Food offers a rather authentic Korean BBQ experience with its extensive menu. Although the menu selection is pretty big, they also offer BBQ sets so you don’t have to pull out your hair thinking of what to order.
Do opt for the Meat Platter Set which comes with beef short ribs, marinated pork collar and belly if you’re going for the BBQ as it’s sufficient to feed two hungry adults. The family-style restaurant also offers other dishes like a comforting bowl of oxtail stew and good ol’ spicy kimchi pancakes.
17 Lorong Kilat, Kilat Court, #01-06, Singapore 598139
+65 6465 0535
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm & 5pm 10pm
Closed on Mon
9. Eight Korean BBQ
An American-concept Korean BBQ, Eight Korean BBQ is famed for their 8 Colours Set (S$98 for 3-4 pax), which features eight differently flavoured Kurobuta pork belly pieces in flavours like Curry, Miso, Garlic, and Wine.
This set feeds about four people and also includes free banchan (appetisers). With a range of choices like Japanese Wagyu and Argentinian Grass-fed beef, cosy broths and fresh seafood, Eight Korean BBQ is more of a contemporary dining experience at Clarke Quay.
Do take note, though, they have also imposed a two-hour time limit for dining-in.
10. Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant
The BBQ meats at Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant promise to satisfy even the most begrudging customer. To top things off, the restaurant’s interior is nicely decorated complete with fairy lights, making it really inviting with a very Korean feel.
The ventilation is not the best, so do expect to leave smelling smoky!
The staff helps to barbecue your meats to perfection which is fantastic for lazy folks out there. I definitely recommend the Thin Slice Beef Brisket (S$30), Korean Style Raw Beef (S$36), and Kimchi Pancake (S$22). From experience, their dishes never lack flavour as the meats are always well-marinated.
134 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088538
+65 6221 3001
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 11pm
11. Hansik Korean Restaurant
Hansik Korean Restaurant is an immensely popular restaurant at Heartland Mall, and it serves both BBQ and other Korean dishes on a family-style menu. If you do choose to head there, be warned that there will be throngs of people queuing outside.
The must-tries at this restaurant include the Boneless Beef Rib and Ginseng Chicken Soup.
This heartland Korean BBQ restaurant is certainly a hit with the neighbourhood, and the go-to place to enjoy a feast!
205 Hougang Street 21, Heartland Mall-Kovan, #02-00, Singapore 530205
Mon, Wed to Sun: 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 10pm
Closed on Tue
12. Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ
Dinnertime is prime time at Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ on Cross Street, so it would be good to make a reservation before you head over! Apart from the cosy interior and helpful staff, the barbecued meats also deserve a mention.
The Marinated Pork Collar (S$21) and Marinated Boneless Prime Ribs (S$35) were chewy and very juicy. The barbecued meats owed much of their flavour to the strong burning charcoal, which allowed us to cook them to the perfect doneness.
They also have Couple Sets (for two pax), choose from the Pork Set (S$46), Beef Set (S$59), and Chicken Set (S$43).
13. Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ
Many may not know this, but Seorae Galmaegi was established in South Korea in April 2007 and started as the leading brand for pork skirt meat. Later in December 2015, they opened their first barbecue outlet in Plaza Singapura.
Fast-forward to today, and Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ is known locally for its high-grade cuts of meat and a wide variety of a la carte dishes, from stews to single-portioned Korean meal sets.
They’re notably famous for their signature Galmaegisal, US pork skirt meat marinated with authentic Korean spices, as well as La Galbi, US prime beef short-ribs cut across the bones. It’s marinated overnight and grilled till well-done and has even been featured on CNN’s ‘Top 50 World Most Delicious Food’!
14. Ju Shin Jung Korean Restaurant
The spacious dining area of Ju Shin Jung Korean Restaurant makes it very popular with big crowds and for groups that are celebrating birthdays. As such, their menu caters to larger groups, with Special BBQ Sets starting from S$185++.
These sets are customisable— diners can choose from a variety of accompanying soups and side dishes, and it even comes with one bottle of Korean rice wine per set!
Alternatively, you can order a la carte meat— both raw and marinated— so everyone at the table can get what they’re craving for. Be sure to complement the meal with their tantalising range of sides such as Jokbal (Braised Pork Trotter) (S$45) and Japchae (Fried Noodle with Meat and Vegetables) (S$30).
If you already have a portable grill at home, you can easily order delivery from Ju Shin Jung Korean Restaurant too!
Now that we’ve provided you with a run-down of some of the best Korean BBQ places in Singapore, why not rally your friends for a fun evening out?
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