Best Korean Restaurants in KL

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Few years ago, K-POP suddenly became such a trend that everyone wanted a piece of it. From K fashion to buying the cheesiest merchandise one can find; K-POP influenced most teenagers. Today fashion and music have gone a level below as many people are looking for the newest trend – Korean food. Adhering to the growing demand, many Korean restaurants have emerged with the hopes of bringing their authentic cuisine to Malaysia: however, not all have been successful. With that said, here is a list of the defending champions who have placed a firm foothold in the Korean food scene in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Namoo on the ParkPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Namoo Korean Dessert Café & Bistro takes pride in their ability in combining authentic Korean food with Western cuisine. Taking traditional elements like bulgogi beef and putting them into Western elements like tacos, is simply mind-blowing. One of their most well-known sections, ‘Just Rice Burgers’, is a great hit amongst young people. Though there are only a few ‘Just Rice Burgers’ available, they compensate by giving such diverse flavour. Assorted cakes and Korean-style sticky cakes sure know how to offer a delightful climax. Kudos to them for bringing their own take into Korean cuisine!

    Tips

    A beautiful, but well-hidden café to bring your loved ones!

    Things to expect

    Very friendly service.

    Best with

    Their Just Rice Burgers, Tacos, or ‘Hotteok’.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    Namoo on the Park View restaurant

    Publika, Level G3, Lot 4A , Solaris Dutamas No.1 , Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
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    0364116698

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    10:30AM—10:30PM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:30AM—11:00PM
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    Daorae Garden Korean BBQ RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Being one of the largest chain restaurants for Korean food in Malaysia, you can be ensured that Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant has some form of quality and standard. The original founder of this chain restaurant is a Korean chef who had an aim to bring Korean culture into Malaysia. Over the years, this restaurant has gained recognition for its ability to maintain its ranking, while keeping true to its standards. Choices are plenty and for those who are on a budget, do check out their set meals. Also, the interior is spacious, beautiful and pleasantly lid to embrace that authentic Korean essence. 

    Tips

    Call to make a reservation beforehand.

    Things to expect

    Having to wait for a table.

    Best with

    Their Hanbang Samkyup.

    Price

    RM28.00 to RM100.00

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    Daorae Garden Korean BBQ Restaurant View restaurant

    9, Jalan 23/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
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    0362032616

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    Every day
    05:30PM—11:00PM
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    11:30AM—03:00PM
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    Paniya Korean Teppan BBQNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Like many other Korean restaurants, Paniya Korean Teppan BBQ offers the standard Korean BBQ, but with an added value of teppanyaki as well. This will allow the customers to enjoy the best of both worlds, without the need to visit two different places. However, what's more important would be the quality and taste of their BBQ, which quite fortunately, is pretty good. The teppanyaki part of this restaurant lies within the dakgalbi, which is one of their signature dishes as well. 
    Tips

    Located above RAVI's.

    Things to expect

    A standard Korean restaurant.

    Best with

    Soju.

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM80.00

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    Paniya Korean Teppan BBQ View restaurant

    No.1-1 Jalan Solaris 2, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480, Mont Kiara, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0362030068

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    Every day
    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Uncle JangNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Back when Uncle Jang first came out, everyone was raving about it. After all, the term 'dakgalbi' has been quite a hit in Korean dramas, and has since incepted the minds of innocent Malaysian. Unlike most of the common Korean restaurant, Uncle Jang Dakgalbi or rather, the term 'dakgalbi' means stir-fry. Chicken thighs, vegetables, Korean rice cakes, rice and even instant noodles are some of the common ingredients found in dakgalbi, and those are what makes it really special. Patrons can bring over their friends and family, rejoice the sizzling meal while having a moment of togetherness. 

    Tips

    Come in groups to save more!

    Things to expect

    A lot of smoke inside the restaurant.

    Best with

    Water or Soju.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM80.00

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    Uncle Jang Korean @ KL View restaurant

    No 11-3 & 13-3 (Third Floor), Jalan Solaris 1, Mont Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0362112536

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    Every day
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    Palsaik Korean BBQNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    For those who love a good Korean BBQ, here is the place for you to head to! Palsaik Korean BBQ has definitely elevated the standard of Korean BBQ in Malaysia. Using an eight colour system, this restaurant is well-known for their ‘Colour in Food Therapy’, which projects the 8 different flavours of pork belly. The best part is all colours offer distinctive flavours that are equally delicious too. So for all those pork lovers out there, you know where to head to! For a refreshing end to your meal, they also serve a range of lemon and citron teas. 

    Tips

    The main focus of this restaurant is to distribute different flavours, so don’t expect the usual spicyness.

    Things to expect

    A menu consisting of only 3 different sets where you can pick the quantity of ‘colours’, the soup, and kimchi/deodeok.

    Best with

    Their kimchi and all the 8 flavours of the pork belly.

    Price

    RM92.00 to RM200.00

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    Palsaik Korean BBQ View restaurant

    J-01-09, SohoKL, Solaris Mont Kiara, No. 2 Jalan Solaris, 50480, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
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    0362110383

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    11:30AM—11:30PM
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    KyoChonPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    KyoChon is known as Korean’s KFC, except much healthier and fresher. Supported by a K-Pop group, Super Junior, KyoChon has definitely attracted fans of all ages; however, it’s not just the music that has caught public attention. KyoChon prides themselves for staying true to their original stand of using Soy Garlic glaze to cook their chicken, and this has set them apart in the food industry. Promising to only use 100% natural ingredients, you can be sure that KyoChon fried chicken is a healthy and wise option. For a more fulfilling meal, check out their range of fried rice. 

    Tips

    Great place for an on-the-go meal as the service is fast.

    Things to expect

    Small portions.

    Best with

    Their Salsal Strips.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM25.00

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    KyoChon View restaurant

    Lot 1.54, Level 1, Pavilion KL, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0172833707

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Pyongyang Koryo RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This establishment is said to be the only North Korean restaurant in the entire region of KL. For those who want to know how North Korean lifestyle would be like, this is definitely a place to check out. Pyongyang Koryo also offers performances every night to bring in their culture into our country. With a night of entertainment and exposure to a different culture as well as gastronomic goodness, head over to this restaurant with your entire entourage. Also, do check out their cold dishes and authentic beverages that are also considered as medicine. 



    Tips

    The staff may prevent you from taking pictures, so don’t be surprised if they do.

    Things to expect

    Quite bland setting without suitable décor.

    Best with

    Their dumplings.

    Price

    RM35.00 to RM100.00

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    Pyongyang Koryo Restaurant View restaurant

    1 & 3, Jalan Kamuning (Off Jalan Imbi), Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0321412380

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    11:30AM—03:00PM
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    05:30PM—11:30PM
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    Aka RakaNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    If you’re looking for a new place to hang out, then Aka Raka is the spot for you, especially for Korean food buffs. Headed by an experienced chef, Aka Raka ensures that no matter what, customers will get fresh and delicious food. The real deal here is the sheer spread of meats, seafood and vegetables that are meticulously marinated before hitting the grill. Another scoring point is the complementing sides as well as Korean beers. If you're coming in with a voracious appetite, their affordable lunch buffet is tailor-made for you. 


    Tips

    Visit from 12pm – 2.30pm on weekdays for their lunch buffet deal!

    Things to expect

    Friendly owner and service, but somewhat packed environment.

    Best with

    Their wine-marinated pork or spicy ribs.

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM60.00

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    Aka Raka View restaurant

    D3-G3-1, (Outside Publika), Solaris Dutamas, 50480, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
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    0362065828

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    Saturday, Sunday
    01:00PM—12:00AM
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    05:00PM—12:00AM
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    Jung Won Korean BBQ RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Jung Won Korean BBQ Restaurant is one of the most well-hidden restaurants in KL. But the best part is it never fails to draw over a decent crowd. The restaurant resembles to the setting of a small village, with their koy pond and small garden. The theme of the place brings you back to the early ages of traditional South Korea, rather a respite from the hectic urban jungle. The venue is perfect for those looking to spread the love of traditional Korean cuisine, as the food is on par with the background. 

    Tips

    Be specific when ordering, as the service is not as good as expected.

    Things to expect

    The menu is quite unimaginative, so don’t expect anything out of the ordinary.

    Best with

    Their ‘Dung Sim Ju Mul Ruk’ (Grilled Marinated Sirloin) or their Spicy Bean Paste Tofu Soup.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM100.00

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    Jung Won Korean BBQ Restaurant View restaurant

    255, Jalan Ampang, Ampang Hilir, 50450, Kuala Lumpur
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    0342575555

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    Every day
    10:00AM—11:00PM
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    San Nae DeulNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    San Nae Deul has been awhile for quite some time and they're pretty much everywhere. It's also one of the most standard Korean place to be, where they serve a wide range of Korean dishes as well as BBQ buffet. Apart from the constant promotion that you'll get from them, their BBQ option on its own are pretty solid as well. From spicy marinated pork belly to seafood pancake, as well as a series of imported Korean drinks and soju, there's just so much to try!

    Tips

    Check out their FB page for ongoing promos.

    Things to expect

    A fairly huge place with rather sluggish service.

    Best with

    Imported Korean drinks or tea.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM60.00

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    San Nae Deul Korean BBQ @ Solaris Dutamas View restaurant

    A2 -UG1 -02,1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 , Kuala Lumpur
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    0123355104

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    Every day
    10:30AM—10:30PM
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    688 Korean RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    688 Korean Restaurant is a great place to be if you're in the mood for some authentic Korean food or BBQ. Located in Ampang, the only downside to this place would be the horrendous parking. Aside from that, almost everything that is served in 688 Korean Restaurant are absolutely delicious. They also offer quite an array of cuts for their BBQ section, while their ala-carte meals are pretty on point too. For those who are feeling generous, why not have a bottle of soju to compliment? Certainly the best match under the Korean food scene. 

    Tips

    Set meals available.

    Things to expect

    A pretty neat interior with comfy chairs.

    Best with

    Soju.

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM80.00

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    688 Korean Restaurant View restaurant

    1-G,Jalan Excella 1,Taman Ampang Hillir, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0342709794

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    11:30AM—03:00PM
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    05:00PM—10:00PM
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