Best Korean Restaurants in Johor Bahru (JB)

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Having grown in popularity over the years, Korean food has become somewhat of a staple when talking about non-local cuisines. Perhaps its the unique flavours of Korean food that whets the appetite with its harmonious blend of spicy and sour. Or perhaps its the Korean Wave that has reached the shores and never ebbed. In any case, get ready for some kimchi on your plate and the waft of BBQ smoke in your hair, as we explore some of the best recommended Korean restaurants here in the southern frontier of Johor Bahru.

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    Nam MoonNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Nam Moon is a little restaurant that serves up some pretty amazing Korean fare - from BBQ meat to dishes like Korean Pancakes and Kimbap (Korean sushi). One of the best parts about dining here is the generous amount of side dishes served, although that will depend on the number of diners by the table. The rest all comes down to succulent marinated meat on the grill, piping-hot Kimchi Soup that will activate every sweat gland in your body, and a Korean Seafood Pancake that will deliver maximum satisfaction.
    Tips

    It gets crowded on weekends.

    Things to expect

    Affordable prices.

    Best with

    Pancakes, Kimchi Soup

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM110.00

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    Nam Moon Korean BBQ View restaurant

    31, Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi,, 80400 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0127158972

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Uncle Jang Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    The widely-known Uncle Jang has stationed itself in many places throughout our major cities and Johor Bahru is no exception. They pride themselves for being famous for their Dakgalbi - a Korean dish consisting of a mix of ramen, rice, cabbages, meat, and sauces. Just that description is enough to make you salivate. The ingredients are cooked on a hot pan in front of you while the savoury aroma infiltrates your olfactory senses. At the end of the day, if you’re up for some simple, hot, and fresh Korean food, Uncle Jang will be the place to be.
    Tips

    Be prepared to smell of smoke head to toe after a bout of dining.

    Things to expect

    Delicious portions of Dakgalbi.

    Best with

    Extra ramen and Spicy Sauce

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM40.00

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    Uncle Jang @ Johor Bahru View restaurant

    Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300, Skudai, Johor
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    075562739

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    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Shik GaekNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This spacious and comfortable restaurant has been the crowd’s favourite for a while now. The presentation of ingredients here is very sleek and simple as most of the action happens on the grill, for obvious reasons, where the taste and flavours will never fail to disappoint. Menu wise, different types of sets allow you to try the various meats and side dishes, adding a twist of flavours to your dining experience. If you’re with a group of friends or family, then this will be the perfect place to satisfy those Korean BBQ cravings.
    Tips

    They have affordable sets for groups.

    Things to expect

    A variety of meat served.

    Best with

    BBQ Special, Kimchi Soup

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM70.00

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    185 Jalan Sri Pelangi, Taman Pelangi, 80400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0127976384

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    11:30AM—11:30PM
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    Kimchi & BBQ Korean RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    As the name suggests, it doesn’t get any more Korean than Kimchi & BBQ, the two most sought-after Korean dishes. This multi-leveled restaurant has become a crowd’s favourite for its friendly service and savoury meaty delights, which are of course the main attractions at any Korean BBQ places. Some of their delicious offerings include pork ribs and pork bellies, which are all very well marinated. One can taste that the flavours are infused right to the centre; pure satisfaction for the discerning diner.
    Tips

    Free refills for side dishes.

    Things to expect

    Comfortable environment with little smoke.

    Best with

    Pork Spare Ribs

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM100.00

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    Kimchi & BBQ Korean Restaurant View restaurant

    37, Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, 80400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073331700

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    BorngaNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Located in City Square Mall, Bornga brings in the crowd with their aromatic and delicious food. Its operation is like most other BBQ restaurants where a stove of hot charcoal is brought to your table to cook the fresh ingredients in front of you. However, what makes this restaurant so special is their signature Woo Samgyup - slices of beef brisket dipped in their special sauce. One serving might seem enough for you, but once you have taken a bite, you will be going for seconds.
    Tips

    There is a BBQ and non-BBQ area.

    Things to expect

    Premium Korean ingredients.

    Best with

    Woo Samgyup, Pajeon

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM60.00

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    Bornga View restaurant

    Unit MF-23, Level 3, City Square Shopping Mall, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072072334

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Paik's Pan

    Food in a cast-iron pan on a hot stove while cooking in front of you in not a strange concept most Korean restaurants use, and Paik's Pan intends to make this method of eating your meals the norm here in Malaysia! With many different choices of pan sizes for yourself or a group, just pick an item on the menu where it appeals to you the most and just help yourself to a hot pan of food.

    Tips

    Be sure to ask whether or not the pan size is enough for you or not.

    Things to expect

    Authentic Korean cooking right before your eyes.

    Best with

    Something that is spicy.

    Price

    RM16.00 to RM24.00

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    Paik's Pan View restaurant

    Jalan Md Noor, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072071117

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Running Man KOREA RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Named after the famous Korean TV show loved by everybody, Running Man, Running Man KOREA Restaurant strives to live up to it's name by quickly attending to their customers and pushing out orders as quickly as possible consisting of a diverse variety of popular dishes like the world-famous Bibimbap and ramyun noodles to the Korean Barbecues we all know and love throughout Malaysia with various cuts of our favourite domesticated porcine and cattle species.

    Tips

    Seatings are quite cramped, according to some visitors.

    Things to expect

    Authentic Korean cuisine done like back home!

    Best with

    Set menus are available to suit different groups.

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM300.00

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    Running Man KOREA Restaurant View restaurant

    25, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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    01111616615

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    12:00PM—11:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—11:00PM
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