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, don’t let the pandemic dining restrictions keep you from digging into succulent grilled meats with friends. While keeping in mind that only a maximum of five diners is allowed per table, here’s a list of 15 Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore where you can get your KBBQ 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$36)and Pork Belly (S$19), 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 beings delivered straight to your table. However, they also have a delivery menu, which started during the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period, which you can find more information about here.
2. I’m KIM Korean BBQ
Located at SOTA (School Of The Arts), this no-frills I’m Kim Korean BBQ joint offers an affordable buffet selection—the signature volcano chicken is a must-try, along with the multitude of other meats.
Lost? Just keep an eye out for the cheery caricature resembling Winter Sonata’s legendary actor, Bae Yong Joon.
Buffet lunch prices start from S$14.90++ (weekdays) and S$24.90++ (weekends), while dinner ranges from S$24.90++ (weekdays) to S$25.90++ (weekends).
Reservations are recommended as this place is popular for its crazy buffet prices, plus the influx of hungry students after a long day at school.
As this Korean BBQ place is constantly packed, it’s wise to book ahead of time. It’s also one of the more wallet-friendly places for a Korean BBQ meal with friends. In place of their buffet line, they’re tweaking their service to table service, where you’ll be able to place your order with their servers.
Although Nanta Korean BBQ positions itself as an eatery delivering a modern Korean culinary experience, the traditional elements of a Korean meat BBQ still exist.
Compared to other joints, there is a significantly larger number of Korean expatriate patrons who dine here, which means it’s bound to be authentic.
A must-try is the popular Cheese Deng-galbi (S$59) set which comes with spicy pork spare ribs and melted mozzarella cheese on a sizzling hot plate.
Don’t worry, you can also adjust your spicy level from BBQ Mild to Spicy or Hot Spicy. It’s all the rage in Seoul, and you won’t be disappointed.
Nanta Korean BBQ serves BBQ sets with a minimum of two portions per order, which will be served to diners at their table.
175 Thomson Road, #01-175 /01-177, Singapore 307624
+65 6258 1391
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 11pm
This is another Korean joint that offers a good value buffet at S$14.90++ for lunch and S$24.90++ for dinner. Opened by the same Korean owner of Nanta BBQ, 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. With only a basic selection of BBQ meats and Korean dishes, one can’t complain given the price point and convenient location.
While K.Cook Korean BBQ Buffet is now open again for dining-in, they’ve also established a take-away menu for those who still prefer to dine in the comfort of home. Those who want to dine-in at their restaurant can certainly do so, but do take note that the buffet line will be replaced by table service.
181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #07-01, Singapore 238896
+65 6884 7282
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm & 4pm – 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$22++ per adult.
The Tanjong Pagar outlet tends to have long queues and reservations are recommended. Otherwise, do check out the Novena outlet (which is also unfortunately equally crowded). 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, Febreeze is conveniently located by the exit for a spritz.
Ssikkek Korean BBQ has come up with a buffet menu as a solution to the disallowance of buffet line set-ups in restaurants during this phase. However, that only means better service for diners, as they minimise close proximity with other diners and you don’t have to spend time queuing to pile your plate with ingredients!
101 Thomson Road, #B1-15, Singapore 307591
+65 6225 6964
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 10.30pm
6. 2D1N Soju Bang
Many people 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 Stir-fried Ocellated Octopus (S$28)and Seafood & Chives Pancake (S$20).
Hey, who doesn’t love options right?
Since October 2019, 2D1N Soju Bang has implemented a BBQ Buffet Menu that allows diners to order while still at their table. This menu seems to still be rotation according to their Facebook page, and the best part? It’s only S$25++ per person on weekdays and S$27++ per person on weekends!
44-46 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088465
+65 6227 6033
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5pm – 3am
7. Chang Korean BBQ Restaurant
One of the more pricey Korean BBQ joints in town but with really awesome premium cuts like Wagyu Ribeye (S$52) and Kurobuta Belly (S$37), Chang Korean BBQ Restaurant has since relocated to Loewen Road.
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.
You can now enjoy the premium cuts of juicy meat that Chang Korean BBQ Restaurant consistently offers by ordering their takeaway and delivery menu. Otherwise, gather your family or friends of up to a maximum of five people and dine-in at their restaurant with table service.
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 (S$40) which comes with beef short ribs, marinated pork collar and belly if you are 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.
You’ll still be able to enjoy the soothing grilling sounds of tender meats at this neighbourhood Korean restaurant in Bukit Timah. The menu retains its table service ordering, but just remember, only five people per table!
17 Lorong Kilat, Kilat Court, #01-06, Singapore 598139
+65 6774 4643
Daily: 12pm – 2.3op0 & 5pm – 10pm
9. Eight Korean BBQ
An American-concept Korean BBQ, Eight Korean BBQ is famed for their 8 Colours Set (S$98), 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 choice at Clarke Quay.
Apart from their well-loved BBQ, they now also have delivery options for you to enjoy right at home. If not, enjoy their table service where you can order and they’ll serve and grill the meats for you as well! 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 help to barbecue your meats to perfection which is fantastic for lazy folks out there. I definitely recommend the Barbecued Beef (S$30), Spicy Beef Soup (S$15), and Kimchi Pancake (S$18). From experience, their dishes never lack in flavour and the meats are always well-marinated.
Since the start of the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period, Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant introduced a takeaway/delivery menu that even includes BBQ sets from just S$55! Dining-in has also resumed, with table service available for diners’ comfort and safety.
134 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088538
+65 6221 3001
Mon to Thu: 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 12am
Fri: 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 2am
Sat: 11am – 2am
Sun: 11am – 12am
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 (S$38/100g), Green Tea Pork Belly (S$23/200g), and Ginseng Chicken Soup (S$23). The Green Tea Pork Belly was indeed unique and would make for a delicious twist to your usual Korean BBQ experience.
This heartland Korean BBQ restaurant is certainly a hit with the neighbourhood and is now able to seat families and friends of up to five persons per table. Like many other Korean BBQ restaurants in this list so far, they also provide table service for this period.
However, if you have more than five members living at home and still want to enjoy their appetising spread, they are available for delivery on Grabfood!
205 Hougang Street 21, Heartland Mall-Kovan, #02-00, Singapore 530205
+65 6288 2448
Daily: 11am – 10pm
12. Chowon Garden
Situated a stone’s throw away from Tanjong Pagar’s ‘Korean Town’, Chowon Garden offers its customers a more tranquil setting for them to enjoy their BBQ meats and soju.
This BBQ restaurant is especially known for its gopchang (pig intestines) but apart from the brilliant BBQ meats, it also offers several favourites like Kimchi Fried Rice (S$13) which comes topped with a sunny-side up peppered with toasted sesame seeds.
Although Chowon Garden is open for dine-in, they have certainly jumped on the delivery/takeway bandwagon and are offering a wide selection of scrumptious traditional Korean fare. Their Pork BBQ Set is only S$100 and they sometimes offer discounts for takeaway orders.
2 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079305
+65 6225 1317
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10pm
Sun: 5.30pm – 10pm
13. Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ
Dinnertime is prime time at Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ on Amoy 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 Shoulder Loin (S$18) and Marinated Prime Rib (S$28) alike were chewy and very juicy. The barbecued meats owed much of their flavour to the strong burning charcoal, which was allowed us to cook them to the perfect doneness.
As one of the most popular Korean BBQ places in Singapore, they are catering to every one of their fans with a delivery service, which includes BBQ Meat Kits (from S$48) with uncooked ingredients so you can cook their marinated meats as you like at home!
14. 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 (S$24.90), US pork skirt meat marinated with authentic Korean spices, as well as La Galbi (S$29.90), 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’!
As the restaurant is now open for dine-in, they are serving diners with table service. Also, anyone can enjoy the same premium meats delivered straight to their homes.
They have Bundle Deals (from S$48) as well as their Char-grilled Meat selection (from S$15.90), which come to you raw. The meats also come with free banchan (kimchi, potato, and salad), and gochujang dipping sauce.
15. Ju Shin Jung Korean Restaurant
The spacious dining area of Ju Shin Jing 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 BBQ Sets starting from S$130++.
These sets are customisable, as in diners can choose from a variety of accompanying soups and side dish, 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. Be sure to complement the meal with their tantalising range of sides such as Pajeon (Seafood and Spring Onion Korean Pancake) (S$20) and Topokki (Stir-fried Rice Cake With Seafood) (S$25).
Here, you can get the servers to not only serve you at your table, but they’ll graciously grill your meat for you too! If you already have a portable grill at home, you can easily order delivery from Ju Shin Jing Korean Restaurant, with Takeaway Sets starting from S$90 and BBQ Sets from S$138.
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? If your posse is more than five people, continue supporting these businesses by ordering takeaway or delivery from them!
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