#LBBPicks: The Best of Korean Restaurants in Bangalore

Editors posted on 04 February

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.

LBB’s loving

Arirang

Readers’ vote

Hae Kum Gang

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 with a bunch of typical Korean condiments. The Gimbap (Korean sushi), spicy kimchi stew flavoured with fatty pork,  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. There is also a separate section called Special Foods {much more pricey than the regular menu} where we have spotted Octopus {yes!}, Korean sausage and pork head meat.

Casual Dining

13, NK Enclave Building, Near Sathya Hospital, Chinnappa Layout, 4th Cross, 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 meta (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

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

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

4.3
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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

20, 2nd Floor, Castle Street, Near Brigade Tower, 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

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

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Cafe Yegrina

This new restaurant in Hennur offers Koran noodles in a broth with egg, chicken, mushroom, chilli garlic, Korean Gimbap and rolls, Korean Black Noodles with chicken, egg, bean sauce and onion, and Gongji Kimbap: rice topped with cucumber, radish, chicken ham, egg, seaweed, crab and carrot.

Cafes

161/2, Sri Hanumakka Patel Ramaiah Complex, Bagalur Road, Kothanur Post, Hennur, Bengaluru

4.3
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