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18 Most Authentic Korean Restaurants in Singapore

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18 Most Authentic Korean Restaurants in Singapore

 

From Squid Game and Money Heist: Korea to BTS and AESPA, Korea has taken the world by storm. Culture, beauty, music, dance, clothing, architecture, literature, and cuisine offer an out-of-this-world experience. From spicy Kimchi to chewy Tteokbokki, Korean food restaurant has been on THE TREND since that legendary Mukbang in Coffee Prince by Go Eun Chan, played by none other than Yoon Eun Hye. With so many authentic Korean restaurants springing up like mushrooms after the rain, it is hard to choose where to eat. To make your (and my) situation easier, below are the 18 most authentic Korean restaurants you could find in Singapore. 

 

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1. AJUMMA’S

 

Ajumma’s entrance

 

Ajumma’s Kimchi pancake

 

Established in 2014, Ajumma’s is a young fast-casual Korean restaurant franchise located at Funan Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza & Waterway Point. However, you might want to go after peak hour since there are always long queues during lunchtime. Serve dishes such as Jjajangmyeon & Kimchi Pancake, you cannot get authentic Korean food as at Ajumma’s. And do not forget to order Omija Hwachae, a refreshing bowl of Korean Omija raspberry, sliced Korean pears, and strawberries, served with homemade jelly & pine nuts. 

Must-Try
  • Beef Kalbi
  • Kimchi Pancake
  • Fluffy Steamed Eggs
Uniqueness Fast-casual restaurant
Operating Hour 11:30am–9:30pm
Contact +6589225624
Location 107 North Bridge Rd, #B1-31, Singapore 179105
Website AJUMMA’S

 

2. KIM DAE MUN KOREAN FOOD

 

Kim Dae Mun Korean Food Restaurant exterior

 

Beef Bibimbab

 

Serving delicious Korean food, Kim Dae Mun Korean Food is popular with Singaporean crowds. A hidden gem, this Korean restaurant is focused on being homely and affordable. Known for their Stirred Fried Chicken, Chives Pancake, and Beef Bibimbab, Kim Dae Mun Korean Food will surely make you come back for more.

Must-Try
  • Beef Bibimbab
  • Chives Pancake
  • Ginseng Chicken Soup
Uniqueness Cheap & authentic restaurant
Operating Hour 11am–8pm
Contact Order through deliveroo.com.sg or foodpanda.sg
Location 100 Orchard Rd, #01-03D Concorde Shopping Mall, Singapore 238840
Website KIM DAE MUN KOREAN FOOD

 

3. WANG DAE BAK POCHA KOREAN BBQ

 

Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ Restaurant logo

 

Various cuts of meats & cheese ring

 

POCHA, an abbreviation for Korean Streat Food Wagon, really encompasses its environment. Established in 2014, Wang Dae Bak Pocha Korean BBQ serves authentic Korean traditional iron grill BBQ in an exciting and fun ambiance. As revealed by THE STRAITS TIMES, this restaurant is known for its marinated meats, Kimchi pancake, Spicy Seafood Tofu Soup, and Cold Noodle Soup.

Must-Try
  • Kimchi Pancake
  • Spicy Marinated Chicken
  • Dolsot Bibimbap
Uniqueness BBQ styled restaurant
Operating Hour 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm
Contact +6562200322
Location 93 Amoy St, Singapore 069913
Website WANG DAE BAK POCHA KOREAN BBQ

 

4. DON DAE BAK RESTAURANT

 

Don Dae Bak Restaurant interior

 

Various cuts of marinated meats

 

A traditional Korean charcoal barbeque restaurant, Don Dae Bak Restaurant serves high-quality beef and pork belly imported from Australia & USA. In addition, they also sourced their chicken locally. Marinated short ribs, Kimchi Jeongol, Seasoned Spicy Fried Chicken, Army Stew. You name it, they have it! Don Dae Bak Restaurant also has a high-quality, moveable exhaust system just like restaurants you have seen in K-drama. Do not forget to reserve a table so you can enjoy authentic Korean BBQ now.

Must-Try
  • Marinated meats
  • Army Stew
  • Seasoned Spicy Fried Chicken
Uniqueness Cheese ring & BBQ style restaurant
Operating Hour 11:30am–5am
Contact +6562261727
Location 35 Kreta Ayer Rd, Singapore 089000
Website DON DAE BAK RESTAURANT

 

5. SBCD KOREAN TOFU HOUSE

 

SBCD Korean Tofu House interior

 

Seafood tofu soup

 

Just like its name suggests SBCD Korean Tofu House specialised in a variety of Korean soft tofu. Besides 4 different levels of spiciness for the broth – mild, medium, spicy, and crazy hot – and 10-ingredient secret recipe soup broth is what keeps the customers coming back for more. Moreover, their Assorted Soontofu and Korean Seafood Pancake are to die for!

Must-Try
  • Assorted Soontofu
  • Seafood Pancake
  • Hot Stone Bibimbab
Uniqueness Specialised in tofu-based soup
Operating Hour 11:30am–3pm, 5–10pm
Contact +6563866441
Location 7 Wallich St, #B1 – 01 / 02, Singapore 078884
Website SBCD KOREAN TOFU HOUSE

 

6. SUPER STAR K

 

Super Star K exterior

 

Charcoal barbequed beef meats

 

One of my favorite Korean BBQ places, Super Star K offers authentic Korean foods with great ambiance and services. In addition, their value-set meals are perfect for families or groups. Moreover, they also serve various cuts of meats, Boneless Spicy Chicken Feet, Spicy Chicken Steam, and many more.  

 

Must-Try
  • Marinated Meats
  • Steam Eggs
  • Kimchi Soup
Uniqueness BBQ styled restaurant
Operating Hour 12pm–1:30am
Contact +6562240504
Location 75 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088496
Website SUPER STAR K

7. GUIGA KOREAN BBQ RESTAURANT

 

Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant building

 

Marinated raw crabs

 

Authentic Korean food is delicious and so versatile, but it can be tricky to find a quality place that does not skimp on the flavor. Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant is a great place to get a satisfying meal that is also healthy and does not cost an arm and a leg. The menu has a wide range of options, so you can pick something from every category on the list. Such as Yangnyeom-Gejang(raw crabs marinated in spicy sauce) or Chicken Jap-Chae. And since they are open late, you can enjoy your meal without worrying about finding another restaurant that is still open!

Must-Try
  • Marinated Raw Crabs
  • Beef Rib Soup
  • Stir-fried Octopus & Vegetables 
Uniqueness BBQ styled restaurant
Operating Hour 11am–3pm, 5–11pm
Contact +6562213001
Location 134 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088538
Website GUIGA KOREAN BBQ RESTAURANT

 

8. THREE MEALS A DAY

 

Three Meals A Day exterior

 

Seafood tofu soup

 

We love authentic Korean food, and we cannot get enough of Three Meals A Day! The food is fresh and made with high-quality ingredients. You can tell that the cooks care about their ingredients and the quality. The atmosphere is cozy, but it does not feel stuffy or too small. The restaurant has a nice open layout with tables for groups of two or more, as well as space to sit and eat alone. The staff is always friendly and helpful, whether you are just looking for directions or need some help with your order.

Must-Try
  • Seafood Tofu Soup
  • Army Stew
  • Bibimbab
Uniqueness Portion-per-plate styled restaurant
Operating Hour 11:30am–3pm, 5:30–10pm, closed on Monday
Contact +6564632346
Location 12 Chun Tin Rd, Singapore 599599
Website THREE MEALS A DAY

 

9. DANJI KOREAN BBQ BUFFET

 

Danji Korean BBQ Buffet entrance

 

Salad bar for the lettuce wrap

 

If you are looking for a place to take your family or friends for authentic Korean BBQ, we suggest going here. The restaurant has plenty of outdoor and indoor seating, so there is always somewhere warm and cozy to sit when the weather is not cooperating. The staff is always friendly and helpful, whether you are just looking for directions or need some help with your order. They always have time to answer any questions about the restaurant.

 

Must-Try
  • Marinated Pork Belly
  • Kimchi
  • Lettuce Wrap
Uniqueness Indoor & outdoor dining
Operating Hour 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30–10pm
Contact +6563481244
Location 188L Tanjong Katong Rd, #01-01, Singapore 437156
Website DANJI KOREAN BBQ BUFFET

10. GO K BBQ AMOY

 

Go K BBQ exterior

 

Beef with radish soup

 

The food is superb, and the service is fast. Everyone is friendly & helpful, but not overbearing. The atmosphere is very relaxed despite bustling with customers. Furthermore, they have a large selection of drinks and cocktails, but also offer many traditional Korean drinks like soju and buchimgae (rice cake). In addition, the prices are reasonable considering how much food you get.

 

Must-Try
  • Aged Beef Brisket
  • Beef With Radish Soup
  • Grilled Marinated Pork
Uniqueness BBQ styled restaurant
Operating Hour 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30–11pm
Contact +6564230308
Location 76 Amoy St, Singapore 069895
Website GO K BBQ AMOY

11. NANTA BBQ

 

Nanta BBQ entrance

 

Steamed eggs

 

Located in the heart of downtown, Nanta BBQ is a restaurant that serves a variety of authentic Korean dishes and drinks. Furthermore, they have an extensive menu with choices for everyone, which makes it easy to find the food for you. If you looking for a new place to eat in Singapore, check out Nanta BBQ. You will not be disappointed!

Must-Try
  • Soybean Paste Beef Soup
  • Kimchi Stew
  • Steamed Eggs
Uniqueness Specialised in hot plate dishes
Operating Hour 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm, closed on Monday
Contact +6562581391
Location 175 Thomson Rd, #01-175/177, Singapore 307624
Website NANTA BBQ

 

12. HYANG YEON KOREAN RESTAURANT

 

Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant entrance

 

Gamjatang

 

Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant has a lot to offer. First of all, they have a wide variety of food options, including Gamjatang(pork backbone stew), Seafood & Kimchi Pancake, Marinated Beef Shortribs, and Steamed Eggs. Second, the food is authentic and tastes like you are in Korea. Last but not least, the service is friendly and attentive.

Must-Try
  • Gamjatang
  • Seafood & Kimchi Pancake
  • Marinated Meats
Uniqueness Specialised in soup
Operating Hour 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30–11pm, closed on Monday
Contact +6562216368
Location 128 Telok Ayer St, #01-01, Singapore 068597
Website HYANG YEON KOREAN RESTAURANT

 

13. BIGMAMA KOREAN RESTAURANT

 

Bigmama Korean Restaurant exterior

 

Dakgalbi

 

I am not surprised that this restaurant has been around for a while. The food is authentic Korean, which means it is super fresh. Plus the food is served in medium portions so you can taste what you are eating without overspending. Moreover, they do not skimp on their ingredients, either. Everything from the rice noodles to the kimchi tastes like how it should: bright, spicy, and full of flavor.

Must-Try
  • Dakgalbi
  • Marinated Meats
  • Kimchi Pancake
Uniqueness Specialised in pan-friend menus
Operating Hour 11:30am–3pm, 5:30–10:30pm, closed on Mondays
Contact +6562707704
Location 2 Kim Tian Rd, Singapore 169244
Website BIGMAMA KOREAN RESTAURANT

 

14. SSIKKEK KOREAN GRILL BBQ

 

SSIKKEK logo

 

Various cuts of marinated meats

 

This is a must-visit for anyone looking to try authentic Korean food. This restaurant is easy to get to. Plus, the food here is delicious and features a variety of traditional dishes and a more modern take on Korean cuisine. Their prices are very reasonable, especially considering that top-notch quality food.

Must-Try
  • Pork Galbi
  • Japchae
  • Kimchi Soup
Uniqueness BBQ styled restaurant
Operating Hour 11:30am–10pm
Contact +6562256964
Location 291 New Bridge Rd, #01-01 Oriental plaza, Singapore 088756
Website SSIKKEK KOREAN GRILL BBQ

 

15. TODAMGOL RESTAURANT

 

Todamgol Restaurant entrance

 

Assorted pancakes

 

If you are looking for an authentic Korean restaurant, you have come to the right place. Todamgol Restaurant serves traditional dishes like bulgogi and bibimbap. Moreover, we love how reasonably priced their food is and how friendly everyone is. Want a good meal with a hefty portion without breaking the bank, search no further than Todamgol Restaurant.

Must-Try
  • Cheese Dakgalbi
  • Assorted Pancakes
  • Pork Rib Hangover Soup
Uniqueness Cheap menu with lot choices of side dishes
Operating Hour 11:30am–3pm, 5:30–11pm
Contact +6562247077
Location 31 Tg Pagar Rd, #01-01, Singapore 088454
Website TODAMGOL RESTAURANT

 

16. SINGKOBA

 

Singkoba entrance

 

Pork bulgogi

 

If you are looking for a new restaurant to try, look no further.  One of the best Korean restaurants in Singapore is Singkoba. The menu is full of traditional Korean dishes like Soft Tofu Stew, Mussel Soup, Bibimbab, and JjaJangMyeon. But it also has a few modern additions like Pork Cutlet, Egg Rolled Omelet, or Cheese Spicy Chicken. It is such a great place! I recommend going there with friends or family—you will love it!

Must-Try
  • Marinated Meats
  • Kimchi Pancake
  • Pork Bulgogi
Uniqueness BBQ styled restaurant
Operating Hour 11:30am–3pm, 5–11pm
Contact +6584299523
Location Telok Ayer St, 155, Singapore 068611
Website SINGKOBA

 

17. CHANG KOREAN CHARCOAL BBQ RESTAURANT

 

Chang Korean Charcoal BBQ Restaurant building

 

Cold noodles

 

The first time I came to Chang Korean Charcoal BBQ Restaurant, I was unsure of what to expect. It is an authentic Korean restaurant, after all, so you can only imagine it was a little different than Americanized Korean food. But when I walked in, I was happy with my choice. First of all, the decor is incredible—it has very homey so you feel more comfortable & the staff is friendly and attentive. Meanwhile, the food is delicious and well-priced. And most importantly: it is satisfying! If you are looking for a good meal in Singapore to celebrate something special or just because you feel like it, go to Chang Korean Charcoal BBQ Restaurant. They will make sure your experience is as pleasant as possible!

 

Must-Try
  • Seafood Pancake
  • Cold noodles
  • Marinated Meats
Uniqueness Charcoal grilled style restaurant
Operating Hour 12–3pm, 6–10:30pm
Contact +6564739005
Location 71 Loewen Rd, #01-01, Singapore 248847
Website CHANG KOREAN CHARCOAL BBQ RESTAURANT

 

 

18. WOORINARA KOREAN RESTAURANT

 

Woorinara Korean restaurant interior

 

Ginseng chicken soup

 

If you love Korean food, you will love WOORINARA Korean Restaurant. This restaurant serves up some of the best Korean food we have ever had. We recommend the Chicken On Hot Iron Plate—it is marinated chicken with a sweet and sour sauce that is just so delicious. In addition, we also love their Grilled Mackarel. If you are hesitant about what to get, we suggest starting with an appetizer. This restaurant also has a great atmosphere—it is cozy and warm inside, perfect for hanging out with friends or family after dinner.

 

Must-Try
  • Army Stew
  • Ginseng Chicken Soup
  • Stir-Fry Rice Cakes
Uniqueness Specialised in hot plate dishes
Operating Hour 11am–3pm, 5–11pm
Contact +6564649282
Location 19 Lor Kilat, #01-02, Singapore 598120
Website WOORINARA KOREAN RESTAURANT

 

Summary

Hopefully, with the list above, it will be a breeze & you can satiate your hunger for authentic Korean food! 안녕히 가세요 Annyeonghi kaseyo!

 

FAQs about authentic Korean restaurants in Singapore

What is Korean food called?

Korean food is called Hankuk yori or Hansik. It is typically made up of rice, noodles, meats, and vegetables. Most Korean food will have banchan or side dishes, along with steam-cooked rice.

 

Is Korean food spicy?

Surprisingly Korean foods are not as spicy as it looks. Koreans typically used Gochujang or fermented chili paste, and Gochugaru, known as chili flakes, in their cooking. Both come at the mild rating of under 2500 Scoville units, a unit used to measure spiciness.

 

What is the most popular Korean food?

There are many famous Korean foods such as Bibimbap, Kimchi, Tteokbokki(Rice Cakes), Army Stew, Bulgogi, Banchan(Side dishes), Jajangmyeon, Japchae, Korean Stew, and many more.

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