6 Affordable Korean BBQ Spots To Fulfill Those K-Drama Induced Cravings For Under $25

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

Oppa BBQ
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.

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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)

Daessiksin Korean BBQ
Address: Find your nearest outlet 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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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This Korean BBQ Joint Serves Up Premium Meats So You Can Treat Mum Right This Mother’s Day

While it’s no secret that Tanjong Pagar is a hot spot for Korean BBQs, we’ve discovered a new gem. You won’t have to travel into the CBD for this one.

Nestled in a corner of Plaza Singapura, this restaurant can be easy to miss. Seorae is known for its interesting mix of authentic Korean cuisine as well as creative twists on familiar favourites.

Unlike most other Korean BBQ spots where gas canisters are used, customers at Seorae get to enjoy premium meats grilled over flaming charcoal, which adds that extra oomph and fragrance to the dishes.

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Aside from its unique charcoal grill, this Korean eatery has also made a name for itself in Korea as a leading barbecue chain selling the much-loved skirt meat, or galmaegisal.

Recently, Seorae has also revamped its menu to include sizzling new selections, sharing sets, soju cocktails and makkoli mixes.

Needless to say, we couldn’t resist a taste.

1. Galmaegisal – $21.90

The very first Korean BBQ joint in Singapore to serve galmaegisal, Seorae is pioneering this tasty trend by offering up 3 flavours of the much-loved cut-garlic soy sauce, spicy and original.

Once served exclusively to Korean royalty, now you too get to feast like a king with Seorae’s signature dish, premium pork skirt meat marinated with authentic Korean spices.

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Grilled to perfection using a unique ‘circle grilling’ technique, the galmaegisal is reminiscent of wagyu beef–rich in flavour with a tender and juicy bite.

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Meat lovers, chew on this: The precious galmaegisal meat, located between the rib and belly, amounts to only 250 grams of a full-grown pig. That’s how precious it is!

2. Mixed Kkochi Platter – $21.90 (a la carte)

Next up, we got a taste of this platter that caters to even the most fickle of eaters. It was a sensational experience, with charcoal-grilled skewers of melted cheese, kimchi and spicy enoki wrapped in samgyeobsal (premium pork belly) and woosamgyeob (US prime beef shortplate).

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It even came with skewers of pyogo buseot (shiitake mushroom), which were tasty and juicy, serving as a much welcomed palate cleanser among the wide array of meat skewers.

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Silky Egg and Gooey Melted Cheese

Surrounding the grill are silky grilled egg and melted cheese, which allow diners to add a delicious mix of texture and flavours to their meal.

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Despite being left on the grill for quite some time, the egg remained extremely fluffy and moist, with a soft and smooth, pudding-like texture. The top layer of the egg, on the other hand, was crispy and aromatic. Diners get 4 free refills of egg, so don’t hold back!

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The creamy, buttery flavour of the stretchy cheese added an explosive umami burst to the galmaegisal and samgyeobsal, a lethally tasty combination.

3. Woosamgyeob – $22.90

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With a good ratio of lean meat to fat, woosamgyeob, otherwise known as US beef shortplate, is characterised by a rich flavour and pleasant bite.

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Marinated with Seorae’s in-house sauce, the beef strips were nicely browned on the grill and dripping with flavour. We were pleasantly surprised as the beef remained juicy and tender instead of being tough and dry.

4. Spicy Samgyeobsal – $17.90

Crisp, sweet and perfectly browned, the slices of samgyeobsal kept our chopsticks busy.

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If you’re not a fan of spicy food, this samgeyobsal will offer the flavours of chilli without the searing heat. The other options are regular and hangari samgyeopsal.

5. LA Galbi – $29.90

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These succulent prime beef short-ribs called out to us to sink our teeth into them, and we gladly agreed.

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The meat fell off the bone easily, and was sweeter and more flavourful than the other cuts of meat as the meat was cooked with the bone.

6. Sundubu Jjigae – $14.90

If there was a go-to dish for a cold, rainy day, this would be it. A rich soup that nourishes and revitalises, this is Seorae’s secret: their special spicy soft tofu stew has a broth full of minced pork, fresh vegetables, clams and eggs.

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We were initially worried the clams would be fishy, but the broth captured the sweetness of the clams without any hint of fishiness. The egg was beautifully cooked, partially gooey and slightly runny. Mixed with the flavourful soup and tofu, it was comfort food at its best.

7. Budae Jjigae – $35.90 (a la carte)

Unlike most other army stews, this version tasted much more wholesome, with a cleaner flavour. Simmered in a specially prepared Gochujang spicy sauce, the stew contained all the essentials and more. There was sausage, spam, fish cake, tteokboki, beans, and even bacon! They also included fresh vegetables to balance out all the meat.

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If you’re not a fan of soggy ramyeon, Seorae’s staff can cook your ramyeon just right, making sure the noodle stays springy and chewy.

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8. Cheese Mandu Tteokbokki –  $35.90 (a la carte)

Guess what, more cheese! Not that we’re complaining.

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Otherwise known as rambokki (ramyeon + tteokbokki), this Cheese Mandu Tteokbokki covers all the bases. It consists of Korean rice cake cooked in Seorae’s hot sauce, served on a hot pan with fried fish cake, egg, corn-cheese mandu (dumplings), ramyeon and pineapple. The ramyeon and tteokbokki is meant to be stirred into the hot sauce, where tasty, gooey cheese lies within.

Cheese lovers, you will not be disappointed by the corn-cheese mandu, a crispy golden packet that gives an audible crunch when you bite into it. It oozes stringy melted cheese, sprinkled with bits of sweet corn. We’re definitely ordering this again the next time we’re here!

9. Pineapple Soju Cocktail – $22.90++

A Korean BBQ feast is not complete without some soju. Accompanying our feast was this refreshingly fruity twist on the conventional Korean soju. This summery drink featured an entire pineapple spiked with soju, laden with fresh pineapple bits scooped straight from the husk. We downed one glass after another, keeping pace with our fervent feeding frenzy.

Enjoy Seorae’s Mother’s Day Promotion!

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This Mother’s Day, grab the opportunity to treat your mum to some delicious, authentic Korean cuisine at Seorae! A Mother’s Day promotion will be going on from 12 – 14 May, and you’ll get a FREE Pineapple Soju (worth $22.90++) with every reservation made.

Seorae offers much more in terms of taste and variety than the typical Korean BBQ restaurant. What really awed us were their fruity sojus and their famed galmaegisal. We’ll definitely be back, and very soon too!

Address: Plaza Singapura #02-01, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11.30am – 10pm; Fri – Sat: 11.30am – 11pm; Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Contact no.: 9181 2709

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8 Korean BBQ: For Premium Pork Belly That Will Leave You Begging For More!

Heads up, fellow Korean BBQ lovers, for we have some good news for you! The ever-popular E!GHT Korean BBQ has just opened its second outlet at Shaw Centre with a bigger and juicier menu to boot.


Good things should be shared, and after a delectable experience at E!GHT’s flagship outlet at Clark Quay, we just can’t wait to tell you more about our experience.

Here’s why E!GHT Korean BBQ ought to be on your to-eat list:

E!GHT’s Signature 8 Colours Set

With the restaurant named after this dish, the 8 Colours Set is without doubt, the pride and joy of E!GHT Korean BBQ.


As its name suggests, you’ll be able to savour 8 mouth-watering strips of pork belly, all marinated in 8 different flavours.

The list of flavours to expect, in the recommended order of tasting are: wine, original, garlic, herb, curry, miso, red pepper paste, and finally kalbi.

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Included in the set are some side dishes (such as kimchi) as well as seafood bean paste stew.

How’s that for a fulfilling meal?

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The proper and oh-so-good way to eat Korean BBQ: wrap the meat inside a lettuce leaf, add kimchi and sauce, and stuff it all into your mouth!

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Here’s the seafood bean paste stew that comes with the set!


The 8 Colours Set costs $98, and serves 3-4 people.

If you’re looking for something less filling, you could also go for smaller sets such as the Flower Pork Set ($68) or the 4 Colours Set ($58).

As with the 8 Colours Set, all of these sets come with side dishes and seafood bean paste stew.

If you’re wondering why the meat appears to be slightly pricey, it’s because all of these sets feature Mangalitsa pork, a top-grade Hungarian variety. We can vouch for its quality – it is incredibly juicy and tender.


In fact, Mangalitsa is said to be the “Kobe beef” of pork! Apparently, it is lower in cholesterol, and possesses higher levels of zinc and iron as compared to other types of pork. You’re definitely getting your money’s worth here.

More than just pork

If you’d like more than just BBQ pork, don’t worry, because the restaurant serves other dishes too!


From Beef Bulgogi Bibimbap ($18) to Kimchi Fried Rice ($8) and Seafood Pancake ($20), there’s definitely enough variety for you to complete your meal as you wish.

Those who’re on a tighter budget can also consider the weekday set lunches and specials -rice and stew sets from $8.

Kimchi Fried Rice with Mozzarella, Mangalitsa Pork, Bonito Flakes, and Egg

One of the comfort foods of Korean cuisine – Kimchi fried rice!

Some house brew, anyone?

As any Korean will know, no Korean BBQ meal is complete without some good alcohol.

Keeping in line with this practice, E!GHT Korean BBQ offers a great selection of drinks on its menu as well.


While standard fare such as beer and soju can be found on the drinks menu, the highlight we feel has definitely got to be their flavoured makgeoli (fermented Korean rice wine), all of which are brewed in-house.

Diners can choose from several flavours, such as the new Organic Honey Makgeolli ($35), as well as the Yucha Makgeolli ($35), Passionfruit Makgeolli ($35) and Joo Brew ($28).

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We particularly liked the Yucha Makgeolli since it was so refreshing, with the right amount of sweetness – definitely the perfect complement to a savoury meal!

Full service amidst a comfortable setting

With a seating capacity of 80, the new outlet at Shaw Centre looks to be just as spacious – if not even more so – than its Clark Quay counterpart. [=

The place is large and spacious – no worries about bringing a large group of friends here then!


You can also expect full service at E!GHT, where staff will prepare all the food for you. All you really need to do is eat.

Perhaps the most attractive point of all – besides the food – would be the restaurant’s effective ventilation system, which guarantees that you’ll leave the place without smelling like BBQ for the rest of the day. How awesome is that?

So there you have it!

Sounds delectable, doesn’t it?

Now that you know what lies in store for you, all that’s left to do is to head to town and satisfy your carvings!

Best of all, both outlets are centrally located and easily accessible, which means they are convenient for everyone.

Bon appétit!

E!GHT Korean BBQ
1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre, #04-20/21, Singapore 228208
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central, #02-79/90
Opening hours: 
Mon – Fri: 11:30AM – 14:30, 17:30 – 22:30
Sat & Sun: 11:30 – 22:30
Tel: 90189212
For more information, check out E!IGHT Korean BBQ’s Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/8koreanbbqshaw

Unless otherwise stated, image credits: E!ght Korean BBQ.

This was an invited tasting session.

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Korea Town In Singapore? Satisfy All Your Kimchi Cravings Near Beauty World MRT!

Do you know that there is a mini Korea Town near Beauty World MRT?

With Singapore Korean International School located in the vicinity, it is only understandable that there is a big Korean community in the area.

Nestled around Beauty World MRT (Downtown Line) are 6 Korean restaurants that will make your visit to this Korea town worth it!

1. Manbok BBQ & Seafood

Serving different varieties of meats, seafood and specially cooked Korean dishes, Manbok BBQ & Seafood whips up authentic Korean BBQ and Steamboat cuisine.

Enjoy BBQ-ing with the charcoal barbeque sets and indulge in a bottle of soju with a couple of friends at Manbok

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You can also go easy with a set meal starting from just S$12. There’s an array of complimentary side dishes such as kimchi, rice cakes and pickles.

The majority of staff here is Korean, so it’ll be a proper Korean dining experience!

Manbok BBQ & Seafood
Address: 19 Cheong Chin Nam Rd
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 1am; Sun: 12 – 11pm

2. Oven & Fried Chicken

KFC, KFC, we love you! No, we are not talking about Kentucky.

We are talking about crispy heavenly Korean Fried Chicken! Oven & Fried Chicken’s second outlet has opened in Beauty World.

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If you need a KFC fix, this is the place to be!

Think non-greasy crispy fried chicken doused and seasoned in various appetising sauces such as Soy Sauce and Jambayala. Perfect for those who simply love licking sauces off their fingers!

Oven & Fried Chicken
Address: 16 Chun Tin Rd
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 12:00am; Fri – Sat: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 1:00am
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Be sure to try their Dolsot Bibimbap (Hot Stone Rice) and Samgyetang (Ginseng chicken soup) to satisfy the inner Korean in you!

Three Meals a Day
Address: 12 Chun Tin Rd
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 12pm – 3:30pm, 6pm – 11pm; Closed on Mondays

4. Joo Mak Korean Restaurant

How do you know a Korean restaurant serves authentic Korean food?

Ask a Korean, of course.

Walk into Joo Mak and be greeted with the incessant chattering of Korean families, couples, and students.

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Located at the fourth level of Beauty World Centre, Joo Mak is the natural choice for Koreans living in the neighbourhood

It is not hard to understand why once you have tried one of their Korean pancakes – crisp, golden-yellow, with a generous amount of leek and seafood, finished with a coating of egg.

Joo Mak Korean Restaurant
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #04-01 Beauty World Centre
Opening Hours: Mon: 6pm – 10pm; Tues – Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm

5. Nunsongyee

The Korean bingsu craze is a long way from being over – famed 24-hour bingsu branch Nunsongyee opened yet another outlet here at Beauty World.

Their menu of delectable shaved ice with a wide variety of toppings available is certainly here to stay.

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There are two types of bingsu available – Snowflake bingsu ($12.90 – $15.90) and Premium bingsu ($18.90). Also, you can pick from an assortment of flavours including Oreo, Choco-banana, Cheesecake or Black Sesame and Coffee.

You are not truly a Korean food connoisseur if you have not tried one of their bingsu!

Address: 9 Yuk Tong Ave
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
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With unique flavours like Milk and Red Bean ($11), Tomato and Green Tea ($11), these shaved ice dessert is the perfect solution to cool off with.

Bing Go Jung Korean Dessert House
Address: 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, Bukitt Timah Plaza
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm daily
Click here for their other outlets and contact details.

If these don’t excite you, we don’t know what will. Korean heaven is right here, near Beauty World MRT, so feast away!

Header image credit: Danielfooddiary, words by editor.

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Korean Food ‘Seoul’ Good That You’ll Visit All Day Every Day! Here Are The Best 8 Spots!

South Korea may be a 7-hour flight away but their finger-licking cuisine knows no bounds. With so many Korean restaurants popping up in Singapore, where should you go for the best fried chicken or barbecue? To save you from some research trouble, we have compiled a list of 8 Restaurants With the Best Korean Food in Singapore.

1. 2D1N Soju Bang

Tanjong Pagar Road is like a mini Korean town but there’s one particular gem that stands out among all Kimchis and that place is 2D1N Soju Bang.


2D1N Soju Bang may be small in size but their menu sure tickles. For the carnivorous, we highly recommend their samgyeopsal (BBQ pork belly), beef short ribs, and their super tender and sweet Bosam, (steam pork wrapped in lettuce). If you’re having some serious meat craving, head upstairs to the second floor for their BBQ buffet. Spot-on flavours aside, the prices here are also very reasonable. With about $24+ per pax, diners can enjoy free flow of meat, vegetables, and drinks. Extreme patience is needed as you might wait an hour or so for a table.

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2D1N Soju Bang
Address: 44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road, 088467
Contact number: +65 6227 6033
Operating Hours:
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Daily except PH)
Dinner: Sun – Thu, PH : 5:30pm – 00:00am
Fri, Sat, Day before PH : 5:30pm – 02:00am

Facebook: 2D1N Soju Bang

2. K.Cook Korean BBQ Buffet

What do you get when you add Kpop and value for money Korean BBQ together? K.Cook Korean BBQ Buffet!


Known as one of the most affordable Korean BBQ buffets in Singapore, K.Cook serves a huge spread of Korean style meat ranging from pork collar, pork belly, chicken, Beef Bulgogi, ribs and a salad bar to prevent you from falling into a meat coma. On top of their well-marinated BBQ meat, side dishes such as pancakes and rice cakes will make you go ‘mashisoyo’ (Korean for delicious).

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K.Cook Korean BBQ Buffet
Address: #07-01, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road
Contact number: +65 6884 7282
Operating hours: 11.30am – 10pm

Facebook: K.Cook Korean BBQ Buffet

Lunch: $14.90++      Dinner: $24.90++

Weekends/ Eve of PH/ PH
Lunch: $24.90++       Dinner $26.90++

3. Big Mama Korean Restaurant

They say mums are the best cooks and Big Mama will take good care of your tummy like that Korean mum you never had.


Located at Tiong Bahru, this eatery is operated by a former caretaker who had been cooking for Korean students in Singapore. She then decided to open a restaurant and her mum-inspired authentic Korean dishes became a hit among Korean expats and local foodies alike. Like many generous mums, the serving here is hearty and big! Their signature Dakgalbi (stir fry marinated chicken in chilli pepper paste) comes in a minimum of two portions. Do also try their pan fried pork belly and Kimchi pancake. Reservations are advisable.

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4. Todamgol

Suffering from a terrible hangover? Todamgol’s soup and stew will pump you up and get you ready for go time.


Known for their wholesome and hearty dishes, Todamgol’s herbal chicken soup (samgyetan) is a must try for all patrons. Dig into the tender chicken stuffed with an abundance of chestnuts and dates as the herbal fragrance assails your nostrils. If that is not comfort food, we don’t know what is! If you’re looking for something richer in flavour, try their pork rib hangover soup, soybean paste stew or kimchi stew. They’re ‘seoul’ good and good for your ‘seoul’, you’ll come back for more!

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Address: #01-01, 31 Todamgol

5. Chicken Up

It’s hard to not love KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) and Chicken Up sure knows how to up their fried chicken game.


Known as “The Best Korean Fried Chicken in Singapore” (Straits Times’ famous food writer, Tan Hsueh Yun, picked it in a blind tasting), Chicken Up serves a wide variety of fried chicken with fancy names such as Spicy Up, Curry Up and Suicide Chicken, coated in a batter that gives some serious ccccrunch. They also double fry their chicken, making it less greasy and crunchier. If chicken and beer is your thing, their Chimac buffet* (featuring this wicked pair) is available daily from $35++ -$45++ (Additional $20 surchage on Friday).

*Chimac buffet is only available at Tanjong Pagar, Tampines, Parkway Parade and Buangkok

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6. Kko Kko Na Ra

Kko Kko may sound like a bird’s chirp, but at Kko Kko Na Ra, all you’ll hear is sizzle sizzle crunch crunch.


Kko Kko Na Ra is one of the first restaurants to bring the KFC trend to the sunny shores of Singapore. For that, we bow down. What are we going to do without our beloved KFC? Offering 4 different flavours- original, soy garlic sauce, sweet & spicy, and hot & spicy, they aim to serve fried chicken with a twist of its own. We suggest going for the Chicken Combo set so you can try all four flavours. Reservations are advised for large groups or dinner time, as it requires quite a bit of patience to chuup a table during peak hours.

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7. House of Gimbap

If you think Korean rice meals must be served in a bowl, House of Gimbap begs to differ.


At House of Gimbap, they serve a variety of rice rolls fillings ranging from beef bulgogi, spicy pork, tangy wasabi tuna, dry anchovy and nuts. If you’re up for a food adventure, go ahead and give their cream cheese and walnut gimbap a go. On a meat detox? They have meat-less options, packed with a good load of other sources of protein to give you a balanced diet. While you’re at it, don’t forget to try their Korean wellness tea to give your immune system a boost. Rice roll (10 slices) ranges from $9.50 – $11.50.

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House of Gimbap
Address9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-103 Millenia Walk, 039596
Contact number: +65 68370765
Opening Hours:
Mon- Fri: 11:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Facebook: House of Gimbap

8. Dosirak

If you think Korean food can be a little too luxurious for lunch or you don’t have the time to wait for your samgyeopsal to grill, what you need is a little pint of Dosirak.


Serving Korean takeout lunch boxes in China Square Central, Dosirak prides itself in its super yummy yet healthy (no MSG, no refined sugar, no corn syrup, and less than 500 calories kind of healthy) menu. They only use lean meat and sous-vide it in a water bath, keeping the meat moist and tender. You can customise your own lunch box or pick one of their pre-decided combination meals. Makes the perfect post-workout meal too!

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Address: 8 Cross Street, #01-02 China Square Central, 048423
Contact number: +65 6536 6034
Operating Hours:
Weekdays 11:30am to 6pm
Facebook: Dosirak

With eight yummylicious restaurants and five different type of Korean food to choose from, we hope you’ll get your Kimchi cravings satisfied soon! Don’t forget to drop us a comment and tell us which restaurant you’ll recommend to your friends.

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Top 5 Steamboat & Hotpot Places That Rival Hai Di Lao

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Does the 1 hour+++ wait at Hai Di Lao turn you off? After all, who has the time and patience to wait that long? Luckily, there are other equally great restaurants to satisfy your daily dose of steamboat and hotpot cravings. The team at Discover SG has scoured the land in search of the best alternative places to enjoy your favorite simmering stews and yummy ingredients.

1. Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant

As its namesake suggests, Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant is imperial and amongst the best in Singapore. A critic’s choice for its quality ingredients, this classy establishment boasts a selection of 10 soups and 12 sauces to fulfill your hotpot fantasies. Although more expensive than other places, it is money well-spent for a truly memorable and grand experience.

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Outlet & Opening Hours
ION Orchard 04-09
TripleOne Somerset 01-21

Daily: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm

2. Manbok Chinatown Korean BBQ & Steamboat

With Korean BBQ restaurants flooding our little red dot, a restaurant will have to be unique to make a name for itself. In the spotlight is Manbok, a quaint restaurant that combines BBQ with steamboat, all at a reasonable price. The cosy interior and wafts of delicious food cooking only served to heighten the senses, making this an ideal choice for a great night of food.

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Outlet & Opening Hours
279 New Bridge Road

Daily: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm

3. Tsukada Nojo

Tsukada Nojo is a Japanese-style steamboat restaurant synonymous with its collagen soup, BIJIN NABE. The broth gets its delectable flavours from a Jidori chicken. (Jidori chicken refers to a type of mixed-breed vegetarian free-range chicken imported from Japan within 24 hours of slaughter) The result is a special broth that is not only nutritious (great for your skin and hair!), but also savoury and fragrant. In addition, you may also enjoy a sinful selection of Japanese dishes that are available ala carte.

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Outlet & Opening Hours
Chinatown Point 02-37
Plaza Singapura 03-81
Westgate 03-04

Check website for opening hours

4. Huay Kwang Thai Kitchen

Nestled in fan-favourite Upper Thomson Road, Huay Kwang Thai Kitchen is a hidden Mookata gem. For the uninitiated, Mookata is a combination of hotpot and grill. Open until 2am on Friday & Saturday, this is a great place for supper with family and friends. This lovely Thai joint offers a simple yet appetising soup base (cabbage and pork bones) to satisfy your tastebuds.

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Outlet & Opening Hours
224R Upper Thomson Road

Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Friday to Saturday: 5:00pm – 2:00am

5. JPOT Hotpot

This steamboat franchise from JUMBO Group (famous for excellent seafood) has consistently garnered rave reviews for its good service and food. Reward your palates with eight delicious types of soup base, a smorgasbord of fresh ingredients, and to top it all off, a DIY station to mix and match your favourite sauces. A dining experience without the nitty-gritty, JPOT Hotpot is the next best thing.

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Outlet & Opening Hours
VivoCity 01-53
Tampines 1 03-16
Parkway Parade B1-17

Check website for opening hours.


(Featured image credits: SG Food on Foot)