A good Korean BBQ is every meat lovers dream. I mean, who can say no to savouring tender, juicy slabs of meat grilled on the spot right in front of you.
K-BBQ is usually served buffet-style which means it can get a little pricey but we found 6 affordable Korean BBQ spots in Singapore for you to satisfy your Korean food cravings.
1. Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ Buffet
There are a couple of Ssikkek BBQ outlets in Singapore, and their popularity leaves one little to wonder. It is a simple place and fuss-free place for casual feasting with your group of friends.
While they lack in the quality of their meats, it makes up for it with its competitive pricing and lively atmosphere.
You can expect the typical meat ensemble such as seasoned soy sauce pork/chicken and pork belly, and vegetables including bean sprouts, onions, and pickles.
Lunch: $12 (adult) | $9 (child)
Dinner: $22 (adult) | $16 (child)
Weekend/PH: $24 (adult) | $18 (child)
Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ Buffet (Chinatown)
Address: 291 New Bridge Rd, #01-01, Oriental Plaza, Singapore 088756
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 2:30pm (lunch), 5pm – 10:30pm (dinner) | Sat – Sun/PH: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Contact No.: 6225 6964
Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ Buffet (Tanjong Pagar)
Address: 44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088467
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 2:30pm (lunch), 5pm – 10:30pm (dinner) | Sat – Sun/PH: 11:30am-10:30pm
Contact No.: 6227 6033
2. Oppa BBQ
Oppa BBQ started out at Tanjong Pagar in 2008 – the motherland of all famous Korean food in Singapore. They’ve since relocated to JCube in Jurong, but serves the same affordable Korean BBQ buffet you know and love.
Oppa BBQ also offers a wide range of meat options. Expect to find choice cuts of thick sliced pork belly, pork collar and beef skirt-loin.
The extensive menu, which also includes a selection of street food like Spicy Rice Cake(Ddeokbokki) and Seaweed Rice Roll(Kimbab) is reflective of the restaurant’s efforts to cater to every palate.
Their salad bar carries all the ingredients you’ll need to whip up a delicious ssambap (Korean lettuce wrap), including spring onions, green chilli, and sliced onions.
Lunch: $14 (adult) | $12 (youth) | $8 (child) | $5 (toddler)
Dinner: $24 (adult) | $20 (youth) | $18 (child) | $10 (toddler)
Weekends/PH: $24 (adult) | $20 (youth) | $9 (child) | $10 (toddler)
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, JCube #03-10, S(609731)
Opening hours: 11:30AM-4:30PM (lunch) | 4:31PM-10:30PM (dinner)
Contact No.: 6339 5851
3. Daessiksin Korean BBQ
It’s not easy to find value-for-money Korean BBQ buffets in town; especially at Orchard. After a day of shopping around town, settle down for a hearty yet affordable meal. With lunch prices beginning from just $14.90, you get access to a BBQ buffet offering a variety of Korean favourites including beef bulgogi, kimchi fried rice, japchae, fried potato, and the like.
Daessiksin serves up at least 10-12 variety of meats ranging from chicken bulgogi to thick cuts of pork belly.
Daessiksin also provides free flow soft drinks like Coca-Cola, Sprite and lemonade. Other types of drinks are also sold separately, including Korean alcohol.
Lunch: $14.90 (adult) | $8.90 (child)
Dinner: $24.90 (adult) | $18.90 (child)
Weekend and PH (all day): $24.90 (adult) | $18.90 (child)
4. I’m Kim Korean BBQ
I’m Kim Korean BBQ is located at the SOTA building, and is within walking distance from Dhoby Ghaut MRT.
With prices starting at just $14.90++ for a weekday lunchtime buffet, they serve up a mix of plain and marinated meats, and the popular cuts include beef rib eye, short ribs, premium bacon and pork belly and their signature volcano chicken – so named for its intense spicy flavour.
I’m Kim Korean BBQ is certainly wallet-friendly and we can see why it is so popular. They also have special (even lower) prices for students on weekdays.
Mon – Fri: $14.90 (adult) | $12.90 (student/senior) | $9.90 (child)
Sat-Sun/PH: $24.90 (adult) | $22.90 (student/senior) | $16.90 (child)
Mon – Thurs: $24.90 (adult) | $22.90 (student/senior) | $16.90 (child)
Fri – Sun/PH Eve/PH: $25.90 (adult) | $23.90 (student/senior) | $16.90
I’m Kim Korean BBQ
Address: 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of The Arts,01-04/05/06/07 Singapore 227968
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3.30pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm daily
5. Don Dae Bak
What makes Don Dae Bak stand out from other Korean BBQ buffets is that the restaurant uses charcoal grill instead of the usual gasoline grill. That sure makes a lot of difference to our meats!
A must-try is the marinated pork shoulder loin, which is a hit at this Korean BBQ buffet restaurant. Don Dae Bak is known for its authentic yet affordable Korean fare, so be prepared for a crazy dinner crowd.
Mon – Thurs: $23.90
Fri – Sat: $23.90 (lunch) | $25.90 (dinner)
Don Dae Bak
Address: 35 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 089000
Opening hours: 11:30AM-2:30PM (lunch) | 5:30PM-10:30PM (dinner) | Closed on Sun
Contact No.: 6226 1727
6. Maru Korean BBQ Buffet
The no-frills Korean restaurant is located along the stretch of Cheong Chin Nam Road and only a stone’s throw away from recently opened Beauty World MRT Station.
Tuck into endless servings of prawns, sausages, marinated beef, marinated pork belly and whatnot. There are several different marinations to choose from and you can look forward to spicy, soy sauce teriyaki and even herb wine.
Lunch: Mon – Fri: $14++ | Sat – Sun: $24++
Dinner: Mon – Fri: $21++ | Sat – Sun: $24++
Maru Korean BBQ Buffet
Address: 16 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599740
Opening hours: Tue – Thur: 12pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 11pm, Fri-Sun 12pm to 11pm
Contact No.: 8183 4939
Masiseoyo! Korean BBQ is definitely a must for anyone who loves meat. Let us know if there are any K-BBQ spots that we missed out on!
(Header Image Source: I’m Kim Korean BBQ)