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18 Korean Restaurants In Tanjong Pagar And The CBD For Korean Barbecue And Army Stew

13th October 2022

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 18 Korean restaurants in Tanjong Pagar and the CBD to fix your K-food cravings. Ranging from mouth-watering Korean barbecue to a lip-smacking army stew, these highly-raved places will leave you in the most satisfying food coma.


1. Superstar K


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 Premium Beef Ribs ($39.90++) and thick, succulent cuts of Sliced Pork Belly ($23++). 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 ($45++) and Korean Steamed Eggs ($7++) 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
Website
Superstar K is not a halal-certified eatery.


2. O.BBa BBQ


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 their juicy and tasty cuts of meat, such as Pork Skin and Black Pork Belly ($49++). 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 ($11++), 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 ($45++), 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
Website


3. Ajumma’s Korean Restaurant


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 ($11.90++) 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 ($14.90++) 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.  

Website | Full list of locations
Ajumma’s is not a halal-certified eatery.


4. Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant


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 ($45++), which is a dish rarely served in Korean eateries in Singapore. This delicacy involves fermenting fresh crabs in a soy 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 forget to order 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 11pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6221 3001
Website
Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.


5. Todamgol Restaurant


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++) 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: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 11pm
Tel: 6224 7077
Website
Todamgol Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.


6. 8 Korean BBQ


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, Singapore 228208
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 9018 9212
Website
8 Korean BBQ is not a halal-certified eatery.


7. Supulae Korean BBQ


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 1am 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 1am
Tel: 6225 2248
Website
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 the 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
Website
Dal Bam Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.


9. Itaewon Jjajang


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Itaewon Jjajang is a Korean-Chinese restaurant selling legit jjajangmyeon in Tanjong Pagar. Their signature Set A ($49++) 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 it at $13++ as an a la carte item if you prefer. It features a rich and savoury sauce atop springy noodles, offset by refreshing cucumber slices.

Read our Itaewon Jjajang review.

Address: 64 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079325
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10pm, Sun 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 9:30pm
Website
Itaewon Jjajang is not a halal-certified eatery.

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10. Daejim


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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, as with popular Korean favourites such as Budae Jigae (Army Stew) ($28/$48), served with sliced tofu, clams, prawns, and egg.

This restaurant also opens till 2am, making it a great supper haunt if you’re in the area!

Read our Daejim review.

Address: 4 Craig Road, Singapore 089664
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 2am
Website
Daejim is not a halal-certified eatery.

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11. Fav.grillbar


fav.grillbar - short ribs

Fav.grillbar is a Korean barbecue restaurant along Neil Road known for having a great selection of well-marbled short ribs on their menu. A must-order here is the Fav Set ($98+), which features wet-aged beef ribs that’s first charcoal grilled in the kitchen, and then served to the table on the hot grill.

Offset all that meaty richness with other sharing-worthy mains, such as the Army Stew ($25+), and a Seafood Pancake ($32+).

Read our Fav.grillbar review for the full scoop!

Address: 63 Neil Road, Singapore 088896
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 8922 8513
Website
Fav.grillbar is not a halal-certified eatery.

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12. Um Yong Baek


um yong baek pork rice soup chives

At Um Yong Baek, you can savoury Busan-famous pork soup and rice during lunch. Located along the happening Telok Ayer stretch, this popular restaurant shot to fame for their Korean pork and rice soup, also known as 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.

Address: 27 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069623
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 8843 5968
Website
Um Yong Baek is not a halal-certified eatery.

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13. Twins Korean Restaurant


Twins Korean Restaurant
Image credit: @twins_chicken

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) needs 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 that’s juicy and tender inside.  

Do also try their best-selling Army Soup ($40++), which features an assortment of sausages and veggies in a savoury, spicy broth.   

Address: 7 Craig Road, Singapore 089667
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 11pm, Sun 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 6221 5205
Website
Twins Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.

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14. Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ


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 (side dishes) 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 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
Website
Wang Dae Baek is not a halal-certified eatery.


15. Hello Korean BBQ


Hello Korean BBQ
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Located along the Singapore River, Hello Korean BBQ offers an Unlimited Charcoal-Grilled BBQ buffet for just $29.90++. For the price, you get to enjoy a free flow of dishes such as pork collar, pork belly, marinated boneless chicken leg, all of which are well-seasoned and tender, and prawns. Their Army Stew Set ($59.90++) 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
Website
Hello Korean BBQ is not a halal-certified eatery.


16. Big Mama Korean Restaurant


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 speciality dishes 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, cheesy fried rice. 

Do try their best-selling Suyuk ($30++)─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
Website
Big Mama Korean Resaturant is not a halal-certified eatery.


17. Don Dae Bak Korean Restaurant


Don Dae Bak
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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 Fresh Pork Collar ($24++), to be packed full of flavour. To make the experience more value-for-money, go for their 90-minute free-flow BBQ at $29.90++.

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
Website
Don Dae Bak is not a halal-certified eatery.


18. Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant


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. Their 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-flavoursome pork bone broth. 

Address: 128 Telok Ayer St, #01-01, Singapore 068597
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 11pm
Tel: 6221 6368
Website
Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.


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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. 

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