Best Korean restaurants in Tanjong Pagar and the CBD
Korean food has edged its way into becoming one of the most beloved foreign cuisines in Singapore, evident from the numerous Korean eateries dotted around our island. Here, we’ve collated a list of best Korean restaurants in Tanjong Pagar and the CBD to fix your K-food cravings. Ranging from mouth-watering K-BBQ to lip-smacking army stew, these highly-raved places will leave you in the most satisfying food coma.
Table of Contents
- Best Korean restaurants in Tanjong Pagar and the CBD
- 1. Superstar K
- 2. O.BBa BBQ
- 3. Ajumma’s Korean Restaurant
- 4. Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant
- 5. Todamgol Restaurant
- 6. 8 Korean BBQ
- 7. Supulae Korean BBQ
- 8. Dal Bam
- 9. Itaewon Jjajang
- 10. Daejim
- 11. Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ
- 12. Um Yong Baek
- 13. Twins Korean Restaurant
- 14. Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ
- 15. Hello Korean BBQ
- 16. Big Mama Korean Restaurant
- 17. Don Dae Bak Korean Restaurant
- 18. Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant
- 19. Seoulizm
- 20. SODENG Korean Restaurant
- 21. GO K Jjajang
- 22. MIMI Korean BBQ Restaurant
- 23. Onmi
- 24. Mugung
- 25. Koryo Jung Korean Street Food
- Where to find Korean food in Tanjong Pagar
1. Superstar K
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Touted as one of the best charcoal-grilled barbecue restaurants in Singapore, Superstar K offers a selection of quality meat, such as beautifully marbled Seasoned Beef Ribs ($38++) and thick, succulent cuts of Sliced Pork Belly ($19.90++). The meat served here is generally well-seasoned and juicy, with a strong smokiness from the flames.
If you’re looking to order other popular Korean dishes, their Army Stew ($22++) and Korean Steamed Eggs ($5++) are also pretty well-received. Be sure to join the queue early as it can get crowded, especially in the evenings.
Address: 75 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088496
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 1:30am
Tel: 6224 0504
Address: 98 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088519
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 1:30am
Tel: 6223 6785
Superstar K is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. O.BBa BBQ
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If you’re seeking a well-rounded authentic Korean restaurant, make your way to O.BBa BBQ at Tanjong Pagar. This popular eatery is known for its juicy and tasty cuts of meat, such as Pork Skin ($16++) and Marinated Prime Beef ($50++). They take pride in their extensive menu of iconic Korean dishes ranging from noodles to stews, ensuring there is something for everyone. One of their must-tries includes Flying Fish Roe with Rice ($13++), also known as Jumeogbab. Get your hands dirty by mixing all the provided ingredients together and rolling them into savoury onigiri-like rice balls.
While you’re here, be sure to order their Army Stew ($50++), perfect for sharing, which is said to have a deep and rich broth loaded with sausages, luncheon meat, enoki mushrooms, tofu and more.
Address: 63 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088484
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 6222 0840
O.BBa BBQ is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Ajumma’s Korean Restaurant
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Here’s a spot that doesn’t burn a hole in your wallet. Ajumma’s Korean Restaurant at Funan serves single-portioned Korean fare, such as Kimchi Ramyeon ($10.50++) and Bibimbap ($12.90++) as opposed to the usual one-pot-feeds-four. Moreover, they offer islandwide delivery through Oddle, Grab Food and Deliveroo.
One of their signatures includes a Beef Kalbi Set ($16.90++) that’s served with rice and four dishes. The cuts of prime beef are coated with their house marinade which gives the meat a caramelised, smoky flavour.
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Ajumma’s is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant
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If you’re an avid mukbang fan, you might have seen marinated raw crabs dominating the mukbang channels. Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant offers Raw Crabs Marinated In Homemade Soy Sauce ($48++), which is slowly gaining popularity in Singapore. This delicacy involves fermenting fresh crabs in a soya sauce-based brine for a sweet and savoury flavour.
Apart from that, Guiga is also known for the quality of their grilled beef. Don’t skip out on their BBQ Set A ($97++), which includes marinated prime beef short ribs, prime beef ribs, ribeye, and thin-sliced beef brisket for the ultimate steak experience.
Address: 134 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088538
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 12am, Sat 11:30am to 11am, Sun 11:30am to 11pm
Tel: 6221 3001
Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Todamgol Restaurant
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Known for replicating the setting of Bukchon Hanok in Seoul, Todamgol Restaurant is one of the most frequented Korean restaurants in Tanjong Pagar. Their rendition of Army Stew ($35++/$48++) includes the essential budae jjigae ingredients in a portion fit for two to share. This bubbling hot pot will warm your belly with its umami-rich broth that is a good balance of spicy and tangy.
Other popular dishes include their Cheesy Dakgalbi ($38++) and Korean Spicy Chicken Feet ($30++).
Address: 31 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, Singapore 088454
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 1am
Tel: 6224 7077
Todamgol Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. 8 Korean BBQ
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Previously featured on our list of affordable Korean restaurants, 8 Korean BBQ reveals its unique concept through its name━they serve a whopping eight different marinades with their pork belly.
The 8 Colours Set ($108++) stars eight thick slices of Mangalitsa pork belly that arrive at the table on a tray, rolled up on individual plates, accompanied by kimchi, vegetables and a stew of your choice. It is recommended that you grill and taste the meats in ascending order of flavours: original, wine, garlic, curry, herb, miso, red pepper paste and finally, kalbi.
As this is a full-service barbecue restaurant, this makes for a stress-free experience. You can simply sit back and tuck in once the skilful staff has finished grilling the meat for you.
Address: 1 Scotts Road, #04-20/21, Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 9018 9212
8 Korean BBQ is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Supulae Korean BBQ
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Supulae Korean BBQ has emerged as one of the top Korean restaurants in Tanjong Pagar, especially since they close at 3am daily. Even though they serve typical Korean dishes, there have been favourable remarks with regard to the quality of food at Supulae Korean BBQ. The Beef Bulgogi Stew ($36.80++) has a rich soup base that’s amped up with a mix of tasty ingredients. While you’re there, don’t leave without trying the crispy and fragrant Seafood Pancake ($18.80++).
Address: 80 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088501
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 3am
Tel: 6225 2248
Supulae Korean BBQ is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Dal Bam
Dal Bam is a relatively new entrant to the Tanjong Pagar hood. This cosy Korean joint serves classics including Steam Pork Belly Bossam ($28++) and Soy Marinated Raw Crab ($75++). There’s also Spicy Stir-fried Octopus with Wrap ($40++) if you’re looking for something flavourful to share. This dish features fresh octopus cooked in a rich and spicy sauce, topped with beansprouts, and served with wraps and sides for good measure.
Address: 66 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088487
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 4pm to 12am
Tel: 9699 0373
Dal Bam Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Itaewon Jjajang
Itaewon Jjajang is a Korean-Chinese restaurant selling legit jjajangmyeon in Tanjong Pagar. Their signature Set A ($59++) comes with three popular dishes: jjajangmyeon (black soybean sauce noodles), jjamppong (Chinese-style noodles with vegetables and seafood), and tangsuyuk (sweet and sour pork).
Their soybean sauce noodles are a must-try, and you can get this at $14++ as an a la carte item if you prefer. It features a rich and savoury sauce with springy noodles, offset by refreshing cucumber slices.
Read our Itaewon Jjajang review.
Address: 64 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079325
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6223 1600
Itaewon Jjajang is not a halal-certified eatery.
A convenient three-minute walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station is Daejim, known for their Ganjang Gejang ($40++), AKA soy-marinated raw crabs. They also have an impressive lineup of house-made banchan, including egg rolls, fried seaweed, fermented squid legs, japchae, and kimchi. Meaty BBQ sets are available too, with popular Korean favourites such as Budae Jigae (Army Stew) ($45++) that’s served with sliced tofu, clams, prawns, and egg.
This restaurant also opens till 5am, making it a great supper spot if you’re in the area!
Read our Daejim review.
Address: 4 Craig Road, Singapore 089664
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 5am
Tel: 9796 9593
Daejim is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ
Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ is known for being the only Korean barbecue restaurant in Singapore to serve galmaegisal, AKA pork skirt meat, on their menu.
If you’re looking to try a variety of meat, go for their Seorae Ultimate Set ($98++) which can feed up to three people. The set comes with four types of meat: Signature Galmaegisal, Premium Chestnut Pork Belly (100g), US Beef Shortplate (150g), and US Prime Beef Short-ribs (100g). Pair the meat with three different dips: Gochujang, Onion Sauce, and Ssamjang, and enjoy one serving of Sundubu Jigae and Japchae! Seorae also has a free-flow salad bar for you to munch on while waiting for the meat to be cooked.
Other popular dishes here include Cheese Mandu Tteokbokki ($38.90++) and Jeju Gogi Guksu ($19.90++).
Read our Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ review.
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Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Um Yong Baek
At Um Yong Baek, you can get Busan-famous pork soup and rice for lunch. Located along the happening Telok Ayer stretch, this popular restaurant shot to fame for their Korean pork and rice soup, AKA Dwaeji Gukbap, a dish that dates back to the Korean War.
There’s the Milyang-style Pork and Rice Soup ($21+), which stars a thick pork bone broth with copious amounts of pork leg, cheek, chin, and stomach. A generous serving of short-grain rice sits in the hearty soup, for you to enjoy together alongside the meat. Head down early because they have a cap of 80 bowls served daily.
Read our Um Yong Baek review.
Address: 27 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069623
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 8843 5968
Um Yong Baek is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Twins Korean Restaurant
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Run by a pair of twins, thus the name, Twins Korean Restaurant has captivated customers with their delectable Korean fried chicken and army stew.
Fulfil your chimaek (chicken and beer) cravings with their fried chicken offerings priced from $17++, glazed with sauces such as soy garlic and cheese. This eatery only uses fresh chicken that’s marinated with house-made sauces before it’s deep-fried to perfection. Drenched in a smoky and sticky sauce, the 6 Pieces Yangnyum Fried Chicken ($24++) has a crispy exterior and is juicy and tender inside.
Do also try their best-selling Army Soup ($45++), which features an assortment of sausages and veggies in a savoury, spicy broth.
Address: 7 Craig Road, Singapore 089667
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 12am, Sun 5pm – 11pm
Tel: 6221 5205
Twins Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
14. Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ
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Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ is a hot choice among many young adults who are seeking a legit Korean restaurant and barbecue experience. The quality and flavours of the barbecue meats are above par, and their banchan are pretty appetising as well.
Furthermore, they are recognised for their enormous Kimchi Pancake ($23++), which is regarded as one of the biggest and best kimchi pancakes in Singapore. The pancake has a crackling, crisp exterior and a delicate, moist centre. To simply describe it as ‘tasty’ would be a huge understatement. They also offer a Half and Half Pancake ($26++) for those who can’t decide between a seafood pancake and a kimchi pancake.
Address: 22 Cross Street, #01-64, Singapore 048421
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6225 2646
Wang Dae Baek is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Hello Korean BBQ
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Located along the Singapore River, Hello Korean BBQ offers an Unlimited Charcoal-Grilled BBQ buffet for $38.90++. For the price, you get to enjoy a free flow of dishes such as pork collar, pork belly, marinated boneless chicken leg, and prawns━all of which are well-seasoned and tender. Their Army Stew Set ($84.80++) includes a pot of comforting army stew accompanied by souffle-like Korean steamed eggs and a pancake of your choice.
Address: 45 Circular Road, Singapore 049400
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6438 6651
Hello Korean BBQ is not a halal-certified eatery.
16. Big Mama Korean Restaurant
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Big Mama Korean Restaurant pampers customers with their MSG-free home-cooked fare that truly hits the spot, just like mama’s cooking. One of their specialties is Dakgalbi ($40++ for two people), which is a hotplate of pan-fried spicy chicken, vegetables, and rice cakes. Be sure to top up your order with a bowl of rice to turn this stir-fry into a deliciously spicy and cheesy fried rice.
Do try their best-selling Suyuk ($30++/$55++)━pork belly that’s steamed in a special two-tiered steamer, resulting in moist, tender meat. This dish is definitely a far cry from the barbecued pork belly that we’re so used to.
Address: 2 Kim Tian Road, Singapore 169244
Opening hours: Tue, Fri-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6270 7704
Big Mama Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
17. Don Dae Bak Korean Restaurant
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Don Dae Bak serves high-quality beef and pork belly from the US and Australia. You can definitely expect their meat dishes, such as the Kurobuta Pork Belly ($32++) and Marinated Pork Collar In Seasoned Soy Sauce ($28++), to be packed full of flavour. To make the experience more value-for-money, go for their 90-minute free-flow BBQ at $34.90++.
If you plan on steering away from the usual dishes, do try their exclusive Clear Mussel Soup ($40++), which feeds up to three people.
Address: 35 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 089000
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 5am
Tel: 6226 1727
Don Dae Bak is not a halal-certified eatery.
18. Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant
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Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant is an eatery frequented by Koreans residing in Singapore but remains under the radar for locals. Here, their menu is divided into lunch and dinner. Their dinner special, Bossam and Jokbal set ($65++) is one of their most sought-after dishes. Presented on a platter like fallen dominoes, the tender and moist slices of meat go harmoniously together with the spicy kimchi served on the side.
Their other signature dishes include a Kimchi Pork Back Bone Soup ($55++) that features well-aged kimchi, cooked in an intensely flavorful pork bone broth.
Read our Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant review.
Address: 128 Telok Ayer Street, #01-01, Singapore 068597
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6221 6368
Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
If you’re seeking a hip Korean barbeque restaurant to dine at, check out Seoulizm. Its minimalistic interior, illustrated posters, and neon lights make it a highly Instagrammable spot. On top of that, their food comes at incredibly affordable prices.
One highly recommended dish is their BBQ Couple Set ($68++). The set includes two servings of their signature sliced Iberico pork belly, Mentaiko Cheese Steamed Egg ($13++), and Spicy Cold Noodles ($12++). Apart from that, a must-try is their Cheese Fried Rice ($12++).
Read our Seoulizm review.
Address: 28 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088451
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5:30 pm to 11pm, Sun 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 8042 8025
Seoulizm is not a halal-certified eatery.
20. SODENG Korean Restaurant
SODENG Korean Restaurant offers Singapore’s first duck KBBQ. The duck is cooked on a sodaeng (소댕), or the pot lid of an ancient Korean cooking vessel called the gamasot (가마솥), providing a unique dining experience.
Choose from a selection of Roasted Duck ($34++), Hand-rub Duck with Marinade ($35++), and more. Besides their duck KBBQ dishes, they also have dishes made with a base of duck broth: Spicy Kimchi Noodles ($17++), Seafood Soybean Paste Stew ($17++), Duck Kimchi Stew ($17++). If you’re looking for a non-duck option, there’s Woo-Dae Galbi ($42++ per person), or beef prime ribs.
Read our SODENG Korean Restaurant review.
Address: 175 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068623
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 8503 8253
SODENG Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
21. GO K Jjajang
If you’re looking for Korean-Chinese food, check out GO K Jjajang. Don’t miss out on their specialty dish, Go K Jja Jang Myun ($14++), AKA Korean-Chinese black bean sauce noodles.
To get your money’s worth, grab a friend and go for their set meal that’s suitable for two: Tang Su Yuk Set (from $61++), Prawn Set (from $71++), and Chicken Set (from $70++). The set comprises three dishes: GO K Tang Su Yuk/Chilli Joong Ha Sae Woo/Kkan Pung Gi, Hae Mul Jjam Ppong, and GO K Jja Jang Myun/GO K Bok Eum Bap.
Otherwise, they also have a variety of food options such as Hae Mul Udon ($16++), Jap Chae Bap ($17++), and Ma Pa Du Bu ($25++).
Address: 80 Amoy Street, #01-01, Singapore 069899
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6223 3606
GO K Jjajang is not a halal-certified eatery.
22. MIMI Korean BBQ Restaurant
Satisfy your K-BBQ cravings at MIMI Korean BBQ Restaurant for just $29.50+: the cheapest on this list. Get unlimited servings of seven types of meat: Beef Bulgogi, Beef Short Plate, Marinated Pork Galbi, Spicy Pork Bulgogi, Pork Belly, Soya Chicken Galbi, and Spicy Chicken Galbi.
If you’re not a fan of K-BBQ, they offer various types of Korean stews and soups such as Army Stew with Noodles ($44), Pork Backbone Stew ($44), Jjamppong Soup with Noodles ($45), Spicy Tofu Soup ($15), Cold Noodles with Soup ($16) and more.
Be sure to visit on weekdays during their lunch hours from 11:30am to 3pm to get their lunch set ($15+). Each set comprises a main dish, rice, soup, and six types of banchan. Main dishes include Spicy Chicken Galbi, Beef Bulgogi, Braised Mackerel, Fried Mackerel, Golden Croaker and more.
Address: 2 Peck Seah Street, #01-01, Air View Building, Singapore 079305
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 12am
Tel: 9114 9510
MIMI Korean BBQ Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
For atas Korean food, visit Onmi which offers contemporary Korean royal cuisine. Here, they serve a 5-course meal priced at $135++ a diner, for more than 15 dishes. Start with their appetisers━Mandu, Deo-Deok, Dwaeji and more, followed by their seafood plate━Scallop Tartare on Fish Cracker, Red Snapper Sashimi, Cuttlefish Tempura and more. Each dish is made with fresh ingredients air-flown from Korea weekly.
You can look forward to dishes from their hidden menu and banchan that are made fresh in-house. Finally, end off with Susu Bukkumi, a millet pancake served with azuki paste, crumbles, and house-made milk ice cream.
Address: 107 Amoy Street, Singapore 069927
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 6pm to 10:30pm
Onmi is not a halal-certified restaurant.
Mugung is a bibimbap restaurant in Telok Ayer that allows you to customise your own version of the Korean rice bowl
Choose from five different types of bibimbap: Mugung Bibimbap ($11.90), Chicken Bibimbap ($14.40), Corn Cheese Bibimbap ($14.40), Pork Bibimbap ($14.90), and Beef Bibimbap ($14.90). There are two sauce options that you can choose from: spicy gochujang and non-spicy ganjang.
Top up to get these as part of a set (from $16.40) with your choice of drink, salad bowl, and free-flow soup. Finish off with their Dalgona Ice Cream ($7.50), a delightful combination of soft ice cream and crunchy sugar candy.
Read our Mugung review.
Address: 112 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068581
Opening hours: Mon 9:30am to 10:30pm, Tue-Sat 9:30am to 11pm, Sun 9:30am to 3pm
Tel: 6908 3969
Mugung is not a halal-certified eatery.
25. Koryo Jung Korean Street Food
Get a quick lunch fix at Koryo Jung Korean Street Food which serves ready-to-eat meals! Here you can find a variety of street food commonly found in Korea, such as Tteokbokki ($6), Bulgogi Kimbap ($8), Japchae ($8), Kimchi Jeon ($4), Corn Dog ($5/$5.50) and more.
Also, they offer a wide selection of banchan including Kimchi ($4/$7/$10), Stir-Fried Anchovies (spicy/non-spicy) ($10), Cuttlefish, Braised Lotus Roots and more.
Address: 10 Anson Road, #02-59, International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6324 3120
Koryo Jung Korean Street Food is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to find Korean food in Tanjong Pagar
Korean dishes never shy on flavour. There’s just something about the robust taste in most of their dishes that keeps us coming back for more. With this cheat sheet of our favourite Korean restaurants in Tanjong Pagar and the CBD, you can easily satisfy your K-food cravings without being overwhelmed by the many options available.
For more tasty Korean eats, visit Kelim Dakdoritang, a popular Korean chain that has spicy braised chicken, or Pot Addiction, with an affordable all-you-can-eat buffet at $16.90++! Otherwise, check out our list of the best business lunch sets in the CBD area.
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