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.

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Arirang

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Arirang

try korean food at arirang restaurant in kammanahalli

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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.

Where: 13, NK Enclave Building, near Sathya Hospital. Chinnappa Layout, 4th Cross, Kammanahalli Main Road

When: noon-3.30pm and 5-11pm

Contact: +91 9916162400

Price: INR 1,800 {approx.} for two

Soo Ra Sang

for korean barbeque try soo ra sand in old airport road

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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.

Where: 697, Sapthagiri Pride, 6th Cross, HAL 3rd stage, Kodihalli, Old Airport Road

When: Monday to Friday, noon-3pm and 6-11pm, Saturday to Sunday, 11am-11pm

Contact: +91 9738212587

Price: INR 1,800 for two

Thran

try thran for korean food at kalyan nagar

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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.

Where: 507, 4th Cross, HRBR Layout, 2nd Block, Kalyan Nagar

When: noon-3pm, 6pm-10pm

Contact: 080 42050685

Price: INR 1,000 plus taxes

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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.

Where: 20, Paul Castle, Castle Street, Ashoknagar

When: Monday to Saturday, 10.30am-10.30pm, Sunday 1.30pm-10.30pm

Contact: 080 41127730

Price: INR 1,500 for two

Hi Seoul

try hi seoul for korean bbq in kalyan nagar

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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.

Where: 309, 7th Main Road, 2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar

When: 11.30am-3pm and 5.30pm-10pm

Contact: 080 40934000

Price: INR 800 plus tax

Cafe Yegrina

try cafe yegrina for korean food in hennur

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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.

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

When: Monday to Sunday 10am-9pm

Contact: +91 7760774863

Price: INR 400 for two

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