18 authentic Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore for a grillin’ good time

by Christabel Tan

Pop into any Korean BBQ restaurant on a Friday evening and you’ll be greeted by crowds of Singaporeans (or even better, Koreans — that’s when you know the place is the real deal). Our love for grilled meats, unique side dishes, and spicy sauces knows no bounds, and we’re constantly on the lookout for sizzlin’ new spots to hit up.

Can’t wait to get your fix of meat? Here’s a list of 18 authentic Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore you need to check out.

Wang Dae Bak Grill

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Wang Dae Bak is a household name for fans of Korean BBQ in Singapore, and their latest concept in Holland Village, Wang Dae Bak Grill, aims to deliver an upscale yet affordable Korean BBQ experience.

Fire up the smokeless grill and indulge in the Jjang Superb Set (S$83), a selection of U.S. Prime Sirloin, Marinated Bone-In Shortrib, and Duroc Pork Collar, which can comfortably feed two.

Although the extensive menu may leave you spoilt for choice, the Half Half Pancake (S$26) is perfect for those who cannot decide between kimchi and seafood.

Reservations can be made here.

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πŸ“ 3 Lor Liput, #02-01, Singapore 277725
πŸ•’ 11.30am–2.30pm, 5.30pm–10.30pm (Mon, Wed to Sun)

Sin Manbok

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With two outlets in Bukit Timah (which many frequent for the value-for-money 90-minute buffet) and Tanjong Pagar, Sin Manbok stands out in the crowd of Korean restaurants with a reputation for good and reasonably priced food.

Go for Set B (S$95), which comes inclusive of Marinated Beef, Beef Short Ribs, Pork Belly, and Marinated Pork, as well as cheesy kimchi fried rice, steamed egg, and vegetables — it’s a feast!

Reservations can be made via Whatsapp at +65 8355 2136.

πŸ“ 81 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088502
πŸ•’ 11.30am–3am (Daily)

Danji Korean BBQ Buffet

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Run by a Korean couple, Danji Korean BBQ Buffet is a haven for East-siders in need of an affordable K-BBQ fix. The humble eatery’s popular all-you-can-eat buffet concept is priced at S$19.90++ (weekday lunch) and S$27.90++ (weekday dinner and weekends) for adults.

Sit outdoors for the full alfresco experience and spend a leisurely two hours grilling up the likes of Pork Belly, Beef Brisket, and Spicy Chicken, alongside a decent selection of cooked food, vegetables, sides, and fruits.

Do note that certain ingredients are not available at lunchtime. Reservations can be made by contacting +65 6348 1244.

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πŸ“ 188L Tanjong Katong Rd, #01-01, Singapore 437156
πŸ•’ 11.30am–2.30pm, 5.30pm–10pm (Mon to Fri), 11.30am–10pm (Sat & Sun)

Omma Korean Charcoal BBQ

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Omma Korean Charcoal BBQ prides itself on being the first in Singapore to offer a wood-smoked Korean charcoal BBQ experience. Diners have a choice of five different types of wood chips, each imparting a unique smokiness to the meat.

There are over 60 items to choose from, but set menus like the Beef BBQ Set Menu (S$122) and Pork BBQ Set Menu (S$83), which come with a variety of meats, steamed egg, and a choice of stew, will give you the most bang for your buck.

Reservations can be made here.

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πŸ“ 21 Lor Mambong, Singapore 277680
πŸ•’ 11am–11pm (Mon to Thu, Sun), 11am–1am (Fri & Sat)

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πŸ“ 20 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599744
πŸ•’ 11.30am–11.30pm (Daily)

GO! K-BBQ

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Take your usual Korean BBQ experience up a notch with the signature 15-day aged meats offered at GO! K-BBQ. Think rich, melt-in-your-mouth, and extra flavourful Sam Gyeop Sal (S$24), Jin Gal Bit Sal (S$34), and the uncommonly found Gyeop Dae Gi (S$18), or pork skin.

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Drop by during lunch for their generously portioned BBQ Sets (from S$24.90), all of which are served with hot stone rice, side dishes, and a stew of your choice.

Reservations can be made by contacting +65 6423 0308 (Amoy Street) and +65 6219 3141 (Bukit Timah).

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πŸ“ 76 Amoy St, Singapore 069895
πŸ•’ 11.30am–2.30pm, 5.30pm–11pm (Mon to Sat), 5pm–10pm (Sun)

πŸ“ 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #02-24C, Bukit Timah Plaza, Singapore 588996
πŸ•’ 12pm–3pm, 5.30pm–10.30pm (Daily)

Don Dae Bak

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Don Dae Bak is a casual Korean BBQ restaurant that grills up high-quality meats (like beef and pork belly from USA and Australia) on 100% charcoal grills.

The regular a la carte menu boasts an extensive selection of fried chicken, jokbal, pajeon (pancake), stews, and noodle dishes, but most diners opt for the popular Korean BBQ Buffet ($34.90++ for adult, S$21.90++ for child). You can eat fill of meats like beef bulgogi, pork belly, and pork collar, along with six varieties of free-flow banchan and unlimited steamed eggs for a duration of 90 minutes.

Reservations can be made via Facebook messenger, or by contacting +65 6226 1727 (Chinatown) or +65 6518 9366 (Pasir Ris).

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πŸ“ 35 Kreta Ayer Rd, Singapore 089000
πŸ•’ 11.30am–5am (Daily)

πŸ“ 1 Pasir Ris Cl, #01-302/303, : E!Avenue @ Downtown East, Singapore 519599
πŸ•’ 11.30am–5am (Daily)

Charim Korean BBQ

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Thanks to a viral TikTok made by Ryu, a Korean living in Singapore who quit her her dream job at Apple in order to “fulfill her mother’s lifetime dream” of opening a restaurant, Charim Korean BBQ has become a familiar name in the local K-BBQ scene.

Reviews of both the menu and service have been stellar, with many raving about the Salted Pork Neck (S$24) and Prime Beef (S$42), grilled on cast iron pans alongside beansprouts and large slices of kimchi.

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Other standouts include the spicy Charim Chicken (S$38) and DIY Sushi Rice (S$5 for 8pcs), a trio of sushi rice, wasabi, and Korean wild leek with house speciality sauce.

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πŸ“ 65 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088486
πŸ•’ 11.30am–1am (Daily)

Eonni Korean BBQ

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Eonni Korean BBQ in Bedok is home to one of Singapore’s most affordable all-you-can-eat buffets for less than S$20 per pax. The eatery is open during Teatime (S$15.90 per adult, with a minimum of three pax) and Dinner (S$19.90 per adult, with a minimum of two pax) — either way, you’re in for a feast worth every last cent.

Help yourself to the assortment of meats and seafood, including the likes of Original Thick Cut Pork BellyBeef Bulgogi, and Spicy Chicken, as well as unlimited side dishes, noodles, rice, and tteokbokki, and enjoy ’em on the grill and/or in army stew.

Reservations can be made here.

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πŸ“ 418 Bedok North Ave 2, #01-55 Jin Piao Coffeeshop, Singapore 460418
πŸ•’ 3pm–11pm (Daily)

Super Star K

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Anyone who has walked along the iconic Tanjong Pagar stretch of restaurants would’ve seen the snaking queues at Super Star K. The perpetually packed Korean BBQ is an established crowd favourite, and for good reason.

Sit back and let the staff grill up your King Sized Beef Ribs, Black Pork Belly, and Marinated Pork Neck, which you can enjoy with unlimited side dishes and steamed eggs.

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πŸ“ 75 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088496
πŸ•’ 12pm–1.30am (Daily)

Mul Gogi Korean BBQ

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Ever tried water-aged meats? You can now do so at Mul Gogi, the first Korean BBQ restaurant in Singapore that uses a unique wet-aging technique, yielding meats that are exceeding soft, tender, and chewy. All meats are also charcoal-grill over a special grill resembling Hong Kong egglets — very cute.

The BBQ Set B (S$81), consisting of Pork Belly, Pork Collar, and Marinated Pork Collar, can easily feed up to three. Alternatively, you won’t go wrong with a la carte options like the Galbisal (S$41), Mul Gogi Bone-in Beef Ribs (S$44), and the premium boneless short rib, Kkoch Galbisal (S$52).

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πŸ“ 48 Tras St, Singapore 078987
πŸ•’ 5pm–1am (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon

REPLYK1988 (μ‘νŒ”μ‹λ‹Ή)

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Does the name REPLYK1988 sound familiar to you? That’s because the Jalan Besar restaurant was inspired by the popular Korean drama Reply 1988.

Round up your friends for a long-awaited catch-up over charcoal Korean BBQ and fried chicken. Go for Set A (S$58), comprising three different cuts of Duroc Pork, including a thick and juicy pork belly.

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Non-BBQ options to order are the Yangyum Chicken (S$20/S$34), Bibim Naeng Myun (S$15), and Seafood Cheese Tteok Bok Gi (S$38) — all ideal for sharing.

Reservations can be made by contacting +65 8022 0879 via Whatsapp.

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πŸ“ 200 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208886
πŸ•’ 12pm–3pm, 5.30pm–11pm (Mon, Wed to Sun), Closed on Tue

Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant

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As one of the most prominently located restaurants in Tanjong Pagar, Guiga is a reliable spot for K-BBQ and communal sharing dishes.

You can opt for Set C (S$77), consisting of Prime Beef Ribs, Fresh Pork Belly, Marinated Prime Beef Short Ribs, and Marinated Pork Ribs, and add on a side of Makchang (S$30), pork intestines, or Yuk-hwei (S$36), Korean-style raw beef.

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Pop by during lunch for value-for-money set meals like the Neng-Myun (S$13), Deonjang Jji-gae (S$13), and Ganjang-Gejang Set (S$20). The soy-marinated raw crabs served here are not to be missed.

Reservations can be made at least a week in advance by contacting +65 8318 0998 via Whatsapp.

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πŸ“ 134 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088538
πŸ•’ 11am–3pm, 5pm–11pm (Mon to Fri), 11am–11pm (Sat & Sun)

Magal BBQ (마포갈맀기)

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With over 400 outlets around the world, Magal BBQ is best known for its well-marinated meats served with a cheesy egg ring cooked on a special grill. The bestselling Beef Combo (from S$75 for 2–3pax) comes in three tiers of meat, including the likes of Chadolbagi (thinly sliced brisket), Galbisal (beef rib finger), and Mapo yangnyeomgalbi (marinated short rib).

If you’re working in the area, drop by for the popular lunch specials and complimentary cold noodles (for combo orders).

Reservations can be made here.

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πŸ“ 123 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068592
πŸ•’ 11.30am–2pm, 5.30am–10.30pm (Mon to Fri), 12.30pm–3.30pm, 5.30pm–10.30pm (Sat), 5.30pm–10.30pm (Sun)

Taste of Korea 찐 (JJIN)

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You can have the best of both worlds at Taste of Korea (T.O.K JJIN), a one-stop shop for Korean BBQ and Korean-Chinese cuisine. All grilled meats served here, such as the Marinated Pork Rib (S$26) and U-Samgyub Short Plate (S$27), pair wonderfully with banchan made in-house daily.

Level up your dining experience with the signature Jjin Jjajang Myeon (S$15), chewy house-made noodles tossed in a savoury black bean sauce.

Reservations can be made by contacting +65 8030 9691.

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πŸ“ Β 109 Amoy St, Singapore 069929
πŸ•’ 11.30am–2.30pm, 5,30pm–10.30pm (Mon, Wed to Sun)

Fav.grillbar

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If there was a prize for the most minimalist Korean BBQ restaurant in Singapore, it would undoubtedly go to Fav.grillbar, an industrial-themed bar and restaurant in Tanjong Pagar.

The menu features Korean classics and a modest selection of aged meats, including the Marinated Pork Collar (S$24) and Beef Short Rib (S$42), which are partially charcoal-grilled before being served on a hotplate at each table.

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An excellent bar food option would be the Charcoal Spicy Chicken BBQ ($35), charcoal-grilled chicken, noodles, and tteokbokki slathered in a spicy sauce — don’t forget to wash it down with a refreshing Earl Grey Highball (S$15) or two.

Reservations can be made via DM on Facebook or Instagram.

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πŸ“  63 Neil Rd, Singapore 088896
πŸ•’ 5pm–12am (Mon to Sat), Closed on Sun

Hanjip Korean Grill House

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Luxurious interiors and themed private dining rooms aside, Hanjip Korean Grill House strives to be the most authentic traditional Korean BBQ restaurant in Singapore.

Prepare to be pampered by the extensive selection of Kurobuta Berkshire Pork, Australia Wagyu and USDA Prime Beef. Signature cuts like the Australia Wagyu Brisket (S$32) and USDA Prime Boneless Short Rib (S$42) are all aged, bearing an enhanced flavour and texture unlike any other.

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πŸ“ 3C River Valley Rd, #01-11 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179022
πŸ•’ 12pm–2.30pm, 5pm–12am (Daily)

Seoul Restaurant

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Seoul Restaurant is a hidden gem in Regent Hotel not many know about. The family-run Korean charcoal BBQ restaurant dishes up authentic dishes and high-quality cuts of meat (especially beef) — food fit for royalty.

Most go for the Seoul A La Carte Buffet, with prices starting from S$69++ for adults (lunch), inclusive of the signature Galbisal, Dwaeji-galbi, and Yangnyeom Moksal.

You can also be a baller and top up for premium meats like the fatty and perfectly marbled Kkot-galbisal (boneless beef short rib), Deungsim (beef striploin), and Jangeo-gui (marinated eel).

Reservations can be made by contacting +65 6338 8548.

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πŸ“ Cuscaden Rd, #03-02 Regent Singapore, 1, Singapore 249715
πŸ•’ 12pm–2.30pm, 5.30pm–10.30pm (Mon to Fri), 12pm–3pm, 5.30pm–10.30pm (Sat & Sun)

PUJIM BBQ

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You’re in for an evening of good vibes and even better food at the neon-lit PUJIM BBQ, best known for its charcoal-grilled premium meats and selection of Korean beers and soju.

The PUJIM Shovel is no gimmick; it’s a communal sharing platter piled high with A4 Wagyu Ribeye, Boneless Short Rib Prime Black Angus, Iberico Bellota Pork Collar, Iberico Bellota Rib Finger, and Duroc Pork Belly. Indulgence at its finest.

Make your reservations here.

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πŸ“ 82 Amoy St, #01-00, Singapore 069901
πŸ•’ 4.30pm–11pm (Daily)

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