Kimchi To Gimbap: The Best of Korean Restaurants In Bangalore

With a sizeable Korean expat population in the city along with regular business visitors from Seoul and beyond, Bangalore is home to several restaurants that claim to serve authentic Korean fare. Whether it is elaborate Korean-style barbecues, tangy Kimchi or the wholesome one-pot Bibimbap, our pick of Korean eateries will have you spoilt for choice.

Arirang

Try the Pork Barbeque Hot Sauce: thinly sliced pork brushed with sesame oil, cooked on a grill till charred and then to be eaten with a hot and sweet barbecue sauce, sticky rice and crunchy lettuce. This is accompanied by a bunch of typical Korean condiments. The Gimbap (Korean sushi), The Hot Stone Pot Dolsot Bibimbap of rice, veggies and meats with gochujang paste (a hot red chilli paste), topped with a fried egg and served on a hot sizzler plate are other highlights. 

Casual Dining

Arirang Korean Restaurant

NK Enclave Building, 13, Near Sathya Hospital, Chinnappa Layout, Kammanahalli, Bengaluru

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Soo Ra Sang

Known for their Korean barbecue, the custom involves sitting with your feet tucked in around low wooden tables fitted with a grill. Cuts of meat (pork, beef, bacon) come to your table and are placed on hot grill. While you tuck into their range of condiments and sip on Korean Soju, the meats basted with some sesame oil, get ready to be eaten. You can also take away kimchi, Korean style bacon and beef (cuts) from Soo Ra Sang.

Cafes

Soo Ra Sang - Himalayan Inn Hotel

Himalayan Inn Hotel, 332, Indiranagar Double Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Thran

Good portions, complimentary condiments (try the baby potatoes, fiery pickled cucumbers and kimchi) and the Pork Bulgogi are highlights here. This is the best part of the meal and we couldn’t stop ourselves from digging our forks into the well-cooked perfectly seasoned chunks of pork.

Cafes

Thran

507, Ground Floor, 4th A Cross Road, 3rd Block, Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru

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Hae Kum Gang

Their Kimchi Seafood rolls or the Beef or Pork Bulgogi rolls are good things to start your feast here. You can even opt for there Set Roll platter (20 pieces) of avocado, tuna, salmon, fish roe and shrimp rolls. Kimchi pancakes, Gimbap, Bokkum Udon (pan-fried udon with veggies, pork and seafood topped with tuna flakes and seaweed), or their Bulgogi chulpan, thin slices of soy-marinated beef, cooked on a grill, are other must-eats here.

Casual Dining

Hae Kum Gang

Paul Castle, 2nd Floor, 20, Near Brigade Tower, Castle Street, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

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Hi Seoul

Craving Korean BBQ? Then, Hi Seoul is the place for you. There are also flavour-heavy meat and vegetable stews, deep fried porky cutlets, hot pots and dumplings that you can sink your teeth into.

Casual Dining

Hi Seoul

309, 7th Main Road, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru

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