Best Korean BBQ in Singapore
2016-02-25
Korean BBQ
The glory of Korean BBQ lies in grilling and consuming marinated meats in one hand, while chugging down a glass of soju every now and then. Settle for nothing mediocre and grab your best mates down to try one (or all) of these 11 best Korean BBQ in Singapore.

1. Bornga

”Bornga”
With two outlets at Vivo City and Star Vista, Bornga is a Korean BBQ concept led by celebrity chef Jon Won Paik, whose portrait graces the front of his restaurants. Its dedication to deliver an authentic Korean dining experience is shown through the patient guidance of the staff who advises diners how to consume the meat the Korean way. First, wrap the grilled meat within the inner folds of the ssamcheban vegetable, then add scallions or soy bean paste before eating it at one go. A must-try signature, Woo Samgyup ($28 for 200 grams), is essentially thinly sliced beef marinated in a unique sauce that retains the meat’s natural color and taste. However, do take note that the meat choices encompass mostly beef and a limited selection of pork. The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green #02-24 Singapore 138617 (Image: OpenRice user hoohuiqin)

2. Daessiksin Korean BBQ Restaurant

Daessiksin
Boasting an all-you-can-eat buffet concept with an extensive assortment of marinated meats (over 10 variations), Korean à la carte dishes, soups and even ice cream , it is little wonder that Daessiksin remains so highly raved about! A meal at Daessiksin sets you back just $14.90++ during lunch hour on weekdays and $24.90++ for dinner daily. Do note that they have a 2-hour dining limit on weekdays and 1.5 hours on weekends. Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road #03-17 Singapore 238858 (Image: Daessiksin Facebook Page)

3. The Gogi

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The Gogi is a hidden gem nestled within Alexandra Central Mall that attracts a steady stream of patrons despite its relatively new establishment in 2015. Featuring free-flow egg mix that is poured into the side pockets of the grill, the humble joint caters to BBQ lovers with a good variety of well-marinated meats on the menu. If you are feeling ravenous, be sure to opt for their signature Army Stew ($35/medium portion) that comprises of a melodious medley of sausages, spam, tofu, mushrooms, rice cake and ramen noodles. Alexandra Central, 321 Alexandra Road #03-01 Singapore 159971 (Image: OpenRicer Andtaj)

4. I’m KIM Korean BBQ

I’m KIM Korean BBQ
Located within SOTA itself, I’m KIM Korean BBQ is well-received by students because of its pocket-friendly buffet prices that ranges from $11.90++ on weekdays to $19.90++ on weekends. The restaurant is divided into five different sections – from cooked food to desserts. We recommend getting the tender and crunchy Fried Chicken Wings at the cooked food station. As for the highlight of any BBQ, the raw meat section boasts seven varieties of well-marinated meat including pork belly, ribeye and chicken. You most definitely can't leave without getting a taste of their succulent Signature Volcano Chicken that carries an addictive, tangy punch. School Of The Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive #01-04/07 Singapore 227968 (Image: OpenRice user misstamchiak)

5. K. Cook Korean BBQ Buffet

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Looking for a gratifying Korean meal on a budget? K. Cook Korean BBQ Buffet would be perfect for you. Located on Level 7 of Orchard Central, the BBQ buffet joint is sectioned into two different types of seating – indoor, where diners get to indulge in a sumptuous meal in an air-conditioned environment, or the al fresco seating where patrons can bask in the soothing panorama of the streets of Orchard. To add on to that, screens that play Korean shows are installed both indoors and outdoors. For a mere $14.90++ on weekdays, you get to satiate your ravenous appetite with a wide assortment of over ten types of marinated and savory meats, cooked foods, drinks, fruits, and salads. Tip: Enjoy a 10% discount if you manage to finish your food within an hour or less, or if you pay your bill before 7 pm for dinner (Mondays to Fridays). Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road #07-01 Singapore 238896 (Image: OpenRice user Blancheeze)

6. Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ Buffet

Ssikkek
The sister concept of the famed 2D1N Soju Bang restaurant, Ssikkek is a great place for you to relax and partake in a hearty and satisfying BBQ buffet at an inexpensive price of $14++ on weekday lunch and $24++ on weekends and during dinner hours. Just like any other Korean buffet restaurant, Ssikkek also provides an extensive array of marinated meat, seafood, cooked dishes, drinks and soups. While the food might not be exceptionally delectable, Ssikkek is still one of the top Korean BBQ restaurants that patrons head to for its affordable prices. United Square Shopping Mall, 101 Thomson Road #B1-15/16/17 Singapore 307591 (Image: Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ Facebook Page)

7. Super Star K

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While Super Star K might not be your quintessential economical BBQ buffet restaurant, the high quality of its marinated meats (from $18 per serving onwards) definitely makes up for its relatively steep prices. Furthermore, the restaurant even adopts charcoal grilling that accentuates the savoriness of the grilled meat. The joint is also noted for its excellent service as staff will specially cut and grill the meat for diners on the spot. Even the complimentary side dishes are exceedingly delicious, with the soft and fluffy Steamed Egg being one of the most raved about platter among frequent patrons! 75 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088496 (Image: OpenRice user kaeting)

8. Wang Dae Bak

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Emanating a traditional Korean restaurant’s vibes with its rustic, wooden slide doors, metal tables and cutlery set, Wang Dae Bak is surely one of the few Korean BBQ restaurants that offers an untainted, authentic Korean experience. A refillable raw egg mixture is poured into the compartments that enshroud the charcoal grill to attain moist, fluffy steamed egg, which serves as an excellent complement to the grilled BBQ meats (from $18 onwards). 98 Amoy Street Singapore 069918 (Image: OpenRice user blowkissestochloe)

9. Manbok Korean BBQ

Manbok
Sitting along the streets of North Bridge Road, Manbok distinguishes itself from the plethora of Korean restaurants competitors by offering a 2-in-1 package of steamboat and BBQ grilling that starts from $15 nett onward for weekday lunches. Come in a group of four or more to enjoy free flow fruits, ice cream and even free beer! For the fastidious, do not worry about that smoky stench on you after your meal. Manbok has specially installed exhaust tubes to ameliorate the charcoal grilling aroma. 279 New Bridge Road Singapore 088752 (Image: OpenRice user kumory)

10. 8 Korean BBQ

8 Korean BBQ
Hailing from the USA, Eight Korean BBQ is notable for its chic, modernized demeanor and its specialty 8 Colors Set ($98): Mangalitza Pork marinated in eight different flavors that are imbued with various proteins and nutrients – Original, Wine, Ginseng, Garlic, Herb, Curry, Miso Paste, Red Pepper Paste. The aforementioned set also comes with side dishes such as Kimchi, Bean Sprouts as well as a hearty, piping hot Seafood Bean Paste Stew. Tip: If 8 pieces of pork is too overwhelming, get the 4 Colors Set ($58) instead. For beef lovers, satiate your cravings with the US Prime Beef Rib Eye ($58) that comes in medium rare and seasoned with salt and pepper. The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #02-79/90 Singapore 059818 (Image: 8 Korean BBQ Website)

11. Seorae

Seorae
Transform your quintessential Korean BBQ experience with Seorae, the leading brand of the succulent galmaegisal (pork skirt meat). Galmaegisal ($21.90, pictured) is traditionally reserved for the Korean royalty because of its rarity in comprising only 250 grams of any full-grown hog. At Seorae, one can expect well-marinated and tender meat grilled to perfection with their charcoal grilling. There are also other different meat cuts and flavours to cater to diverse palates. Complement your BBQ dining with the soft, silky egg and kimchi at the side compartments, or dip the meat into the complimentary onion and spicy sauces. Click to read our review on Seorae here. Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road #02-01 Singapore 238839 (Image: Tan Siew Bee)
Written by Tan Siew Bee
Keyword
Korean BBQ
Korean Food
Korean BBQ Buffet
Tan Siew Bee
When Siew Bee is not indulging in a good read, she is either hustling with a group of friends or travelling.
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