Exploring Singapore's Korean Food Scene: A Culinary Adventure

February 8, 2024

Singapore's melting pot of cultures is nowhere more evident than in its food scene, and Korean BBQ restaurants are a testament to this diversity. If you're craving the smoky, savory flavors of Korea, you're in luck! We've rounded up 8 Korean BBQ spots in Singapore that are a must-visit for any foodie. Let’s embark on this culinary journey together!

1. Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ

Nestled in the bustling Plaza Singapura, Seorae is not just a meal; it's an experience. Their signature charcoal-grilled meats are marinated to perfection, offering a mouthwatering blend of flavors that will transport you straight to the streets of Seoul.

Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ (Plaza Singapura)

68 Orchard Rd, #02-01, Plaza, Singapore 238839


Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ - NEX

23 Serangoon Central, #B1-73/74 NEX, Singapore 556083


Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ (Tampines Mall)

4 Tampines Central 5, B1-02 Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510


Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ (Compass One)

1 Sengkang Square, #02 - 36, Singapore 545078


Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ (Jem)

50 Jurong Gateway Rd, #B1-10 Jem, Singapore 608549


Photo: Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ (Plaza Singapura) • Queenie Yin • Anna Jiang • D Z

2. Bulgogi Syo

Bulgogi Syo is a hidden gem in Woodleigh Mall, serving up a storm of flavors with their bulgogi specialties. Their unique take on the classic dish, coupled with a cozy ambiance, makes for a perfect dining spot.

Bulgogi Syo @ Bugis Junction

200 Victoria Street, Unit, #02-49 Bugis Junction, 188021


Bulgogi Syo (Woodleigh Mall)

11 Bidadari Park Drive, Mall, #01-33/34 The Woodleigh, 367803


Bulgogi Syo (VivoCity)

1 HarbourFront Walk, B2-29 VivoCity, Singapore 098585


Photo: Bulgogi Syo (Bugis Junction) • Fong Francis • Darquesse • Ivan Teh

3. Hansang Korean Family Restaurant

Located in Square 2, Hansang offers a homey vibe that's just right for family gatherings. Their extensive menu boasts traditional Korean dishes that taste just like home-cooked meals, making every bite a nostalgic journey.

Hansang Korean Family Restaurant

10 Sinaran Dr, #03-33 Square 2, Singapore 307506


Photo: Putri Iin Alimsijah • Sun Wee • Kin Yu Lam • Kate Ho • Julie Tun

4. I'm Kim Korean BBQ

I'm Kim Korean BBQ, situated at the School of The Arts, is the go-to for students and families alike. Known for its affordable buffet options, it’s the perfect place to satisfy your K-BBQ cravings without breaking the bank.

I'm Kim Korean BBQ

1 Zubir Said Drive 01-04 School of The Arts, 227968


I'm Kim Korean BBQ & Shabu Shabu @ Grantral Mall

3151 Clementi Ave W, #02-05 Grantral Mall @ Clementi, Singapore 129581


Photo: I'm Kim Korean BBQ • Emily White • Jan Mathew Calaunan • Julie Wu • Ricky Seah

5. 90 Minutes - Korean Tteokbokki Hotpot Buffet

As the name suggests, 90 Minutes offers a unique dining experience where you can indulge in unlimited tteokbokki and hotpot for 90 minutes. Located at Bras Basah Rd, it's an ideal spot for those who love a good spice kick in their meal.

90 Minutes - Korean Tteokbokki Hotpot Buffet

9 Bras Basah Rd, #01-01, Singapore 189559


Photo: 90 Minutes - Korean Tteokbokki Hotpot Buffet • GR • VIP VIP • s yf

6. O.BBa BBQ

O.BBa BBQ at Tg Pagar Rd is famous for its authentic Korean BBQ selections. The lively atmosphere and delicious food make it a favorite among locals and tourists seeking an authentic Korean dining experience.


63 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088484


O.BBa BBQ & Jjajang

59 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088480


O.BBa Jjajang

77 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088498


O.BBa Jjajang & BBQ

19 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599743


Photo: Jaekyoung Han • Jeremy Vo • Imran Khan • Elijah Tay • dee sy

7. Hanjip Korean Grill House

Hanjip, located in the vibrant Clarke Quay area, is a contemporary Korean grill house that combines modern dining with traditional flavors. Their premium meats and inventive side dishes are a hit among food enthusiasts.

Hanjip Korean Grill House

3C River Valley Rd, #01 - 11 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179022


Photo: Hanjip Korean Grill House • ツLim • Rosalyn Lee • Zheng Xun Sia • David Chan

8. Nanta BBQ

Nanta BBQ, situated in Goldhill Centre, is known for its traditional Korean BBQ and side dishes. The restaurant offers a cozy ambiance, perfect for those looking to enjoy a quiet dinner with family and friends.

Nanta BBQ

175 Thomson Rd, #01-175/177 Goldhill Centre, Singapore 307624


Photo: Yeapie Leafie • G Wong • Jolene Cheng • YK L • ShyGuy

Each of these Korean BBQ spots offers something unique, from traditional flavors to modern twists on classic dishes. Whether you're a fan of spicy tteokbokki or prefer the classic taste of bulgogi, there's something for everyone in Singapore's Korean BBQ scene. So, grab your friends and family, and start exploring these culinary delights for an unforgettable dining adventure!

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