Best Korean BBQ
Restaurants in Seoul
Wherever in the world I’ve had Korean BBQ, it’s never tasted quite as good as it does in Seoul. Maybe it’s due to the quality of the side dishes, and the fact that they’re complimentary, or the wide choice of meats, like premium Korean beef. There are so many fantastic Korean BBQ restaurants in Seoul. Here is a list of my four favourites:
Browse my List of the Best Korean BBQ Restaurants in Seoul
1. Maple Tree
This chain of Korean BBQ restaurants in Seoul serve some of the highest quality premium meats. On the menu is Hanwoo Korean marbled beef, so highly regarded it doesn’t get exported to other countries. On top of that, there’s premium marinated short ribs, or Korean black pork belly from the island of Jeju. It’s loved by both tourists and locals. Prices can add up, depending on how much you order, but you can really taste the quality.
2. Saemaul Restaurant Hongdae Seogyo Branch
Located in the trendy area of Hongdae, this Seoul BBQ restaurant is very popular. Evident by the amount of people sitting patiently on stalls out front waiting to be called into an available table. The prices are very reasonable. As well as the free side dishes, which include an incredibly flavoursome fried tofu soup, there’s a buffet to get more (for a nominal fee). Highly recommend the Chadolbaegi (thinly sliced beef brisket).
3. Hongik Sutbul Galbi
Location: 146-1 Eoulmadang-ro
Must try dish: Beef ribs
Next on my list of the best BBQ restaurants in Seoul is also in Hongdae. Another venue that has great prices, lots of free side dishes, and a good selection of meat. Previously used as a filming location for a K-drama. Plus, they’re open until 4am every day.
4. Yang Good
At Yang Good they do things slightly differently compared to other Seoul Korean BBQ Restaurants. In the fact that beef is not the main attraction, it’s lamb. Premium Australian halal lamb to be exact. Succulent, juicy lamb or chicken skewers grilled at your table. It’s definitely one of the best BBQ experiences in Seoul.