Best Korean Restaurants in Penang

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When most people think of Korean food, what comes to their mind is kimchi and a whole lot of banchans (side dishes). But that’s only a slice of the cake. Although Korean cuisine is usually an acquired taste, many Malaysians have grown to love Korean cuisine for its rare uniqueness. Their unique twists in common delights like fried rice, stews and grilled meats are nothing but delicious. Adhering to the growing demand, many new restaurants have evolved to a more modern and sophisticated Korean dining which also implements localised dishes suitable for the local Penangites. Just remember to go over with a hungry tummy.

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    Kim's Korea RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Here, you should give a go at their Chuncheon Dakgalbi, spicy stir-fried marinated chicken with cabbage, onion, sweet potato and rice cake in a spicy red chilli sauce. Although a little pricey, average RM30 per meal, the portion and flavours justify it well. The best part is patrons can throw a haystack of cheese on top of the stir-fried goodness. Besides the main attraction here, there are other authentic Korean dishes to try too. Another plus point is their advance induction cooker, which does not create excessive smoke during cooking.
    Tips

    Ample parking space available here.

    Things to expect

    Comprehensive range of Korean delicacies. Be spoiled!

    Best with

    The Dak-Gangjeongl Korean Sweet Crispy-Glazed Chicken.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM90.00

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    Kim's Korean Restaurant View restaurant

    4, Tavoy Road, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    04-2189123

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    Every day
    11:30AM—03:00PM
    Every day
    05:30PM—10:30PM
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    Korean Cafe ShwimPyoPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    If you're in the mood for some traditional Korean dishes, then ShwimPyo at Plaza Ivory is certainly a place worth visiting. Don't expect much from the decor though as the place is as bare as it gets. Fortunately, the colour and vibrancy lies with their dishes for all their dishes are cooked with passion and love. From stews to rice and side dishes to desserts, everything here is as Korean as it gets. Additionally, the prices here are really reasonable and the portion is great! So in conclusion, Korean Cafe ShwimPyo is definitely a great place for simple and hearty Korean food.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A really small place that is cozy and white.

    Best with

    Water or tea.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM20.00

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    Korean Cafe ShwimPyo View restaurant

    1, Halaman Bukit Gambir, Sunway Bukit Gambier, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, 11700, Gelugor, Penang
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    046552915

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    12:00PM—10:00PM
    Saturday
    04:00PM—10:00PM
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    Daorae Korean BBQ Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Daorae Korean BBQ is without a doubt, one of the earliest Korean restaurant to have set foot in Malaysia, way before the rush of K-wave! Daorae is also one of the more prestigious restaurant as they only serve fairly premium meat, seafood and side dishes.You can also expect the service to be on point, where the waiters will do all the cooking for you. If you're confident or rather, prefer your own way of BBQing, by all means, just mention it to the staffs and they will allow you to do so. Last but not least, expect the prices to be a little higher than usual!

    Tips

    Credit cards accepted.

    Things to expect

    An inviting, warm and cozy place.

    Best with

    Soju or water.

    Price

    RM80.00 to RM200.00

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    Daorae Korean BBQ @ Penang View restaurant

    32, Jalan Tanjong Tokong, Kampung Masjid, 10470 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11200, George Town, Penang
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    048913616

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    Every day
    11:30AM—03:00PM
    Every day
    05:30PM—11:00PM
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    Chun Chuan Dak Gal Bi Korean RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Chun Chuan Dak Galbi Korean Food Restaurant is located at Vantage Desiran Tanjung, surprisingly close to a Daorae the competitor. The restaurant is opened and operated by a native Korean who had imported the famous Chun Chuan delicacy all the way to Penang. The infamous Dakgalbi comes with cabbage, Korean rice cake, sweet potato and a whole lot of chicken. The substantial element in this dish is the sweet and spicy seasoning sauce, aka Gochujang. The superb seasoning will surely blow your mind and taste buds! For extra oomph, do add ramen noodles and cheese into the delectable mix.

    Tips

    Difficult to find as it's hidden at the corner of Vantage Desiran Tanjong.

    Things to expect

    Not much of a variety here so sticking to dak galbi dishes will do.

    Best with

    Chicken dak-galbi as the name says!

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    Chun Chuan Dak Gal Bi Korean Restaurant View restaurant

    Unit No. A1-6 & A1-7, Vantage, Jalan Desiran Tanjung, , 10470, Tanjung Tokong, Penang
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    048908749

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    Every day
    06:00PM—10:00PM
    Every day
    11:00AM—03:00PM
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    KO.B.Q Precinct 10Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Taking up a total of 4 shoplots, KO.B.Q Korean Restaurant at Precinct 10 is an absolutely beast! The massive size of the restaurant, coupled with their menu makes it one of the most attractive Korean dining restaurants in Penang. Unfortunately, they do not offer buffet but their set meals are fairly reasonable. They are also always having promotions, which helps them promote different sections of the menu. A cozy and fun-filled dining environment, fresh meat, seafood and vegetables, excellent service and reasonable pricing - what's not to love about KO.B.Q Korean Restaurant?

    Tips

    Reservation recommended.

    Things to expect

    A really huge place with plenty of items to choose from on the menu.

    Best with

    Water or Roasted Tea.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM70.00

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    KO.B.Q View restaurant

    1-1-13A, Elit Avenue, Jalan Mayang Pasir 2, Elite Height, 11900 , Georgetown, Penang
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    04-6086810

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—03:30PM
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:30PM—10:30PM
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