8 Best Korean Places To Try in KL
It’s been more than a decade since the K-pop wave crashed into Malaysia. It resulted in an abundance of Korean brands around Malaysia. Also, Korean restaurants have become some of the most prominent restaurants around town, attracting people of all ages to dine in for the authentic Korean experience. In today’s article, we will be listing down some of the 8 Best Korean Places To Try in KL that you should definitely not miss if you love authentic Korean food!
1. Bon-Ga Korean BBQ Restaurant
This Korean BBQ Restaurant is remarkably upscale than its competitors, where diners will find themselves among a more contemporary dining setting. It allows its customers to be seated more comfortably. What makes this BBQ restaurant stand out from the others is that it serves fish alongside a variety of pork cuts. Besides, the menu covers other authentic Korean dishes as well, such as the Kimchi Jeongol, with plenty of white tofu, pork belly chunks, kimchi and onion slices. Whereas, the soup has the right amount of sourness, sweetness and spiciness. This is why it is one of the Best Korean Places To Try in KL.
Address: 3A-2, Jalan Solaris 3, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5pm – 10:30pm (Daily)
2. Sae Ma Eul BBQ
This restaurant is more popular for its spicy rice balls. Here, you’re able to make your own rice balls, by mixing all the spices and ingredients in a big bowl. Then, roll the rice into small balls before grilling them. The combination would usually turn out to be terrific – spicy, sticky, charred and crusty. If you’re a cheese lover, make sure you order their melted cheese. So, you can dip your grilled meat into, before savouring the cheese goodness!
Address: 1, Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 3pm – 1am (Daily)
3. Apple Samgyupsal Restaurant
What’s unique about this Korean BBQ Restaurant is that you can wrap the marinated grilled pork in juicy, thinly sliced pieces of apples. Their highlight is their pork meat, which includes belly, sausages and ribs that are marinated with apple juice before being served. Then, barbequed using applewood. Wrap your meat together with the apple. And, you will get to taste the delicious combination of the meat with juicy apple, heavenly!
Address: 22, Jalan 1/109e, Taman Desa Business Park, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 5pm – 2am (Daily)
4. Gangnam 88
Located at the little Korean township at Solaris Mont Kiara, Gangnam 88 serves a wide selection of Korean food with very reasonable price. You will instantly fall in love with Gangnam 88, a K-pop haven if you love everything Korean. With cut-outs of Korean pop stars cardboard around, and Korean songs blasting on the speaker, it’s easy to forget you’re here to eat. This restaurant caters for parties of different sizes in terms of seating areas and menu choices. Also, an excellent place for a simple meal alone, or a big group gathering.
Address: No. 1-1, Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mon’t Kiara, Off, Jalan Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 1am (Daily)
5. Nanda Chicken
As suggested by the name of the shop itself, this Korean eatery serves delicious Korean fried chicken that comes in three primary flavours – cheese, crispy and special. They arrange the chickens craftily with melted cheese on a circular pan. One of their most popular dishes you have to try is the Boneless Crispy Hot Snow Cheese Chicken. It consists of fried boneless chicken and a half plate of cheese, where you’ll have to dip the fried chicken into the cheese before savouring it, yummy!
Address: 11, Jalan Solaris 2, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12pm – 11:30pm (Daily)
6. Kyung Joo Korean Restaurant
This particular restaurant has been loyally serving authentic Korean food for 16 years in Mid Valley. Here, they offer full-fledged Korean delights on their menu, covering from BBQ to seafood pot and budae jjigae. Also, they have ala-carte selections such as bibimbap, sam gye tang, tofu jigae, grilled fish, cold noodles, mandu, Korean pancake and more. It does not matter if you visit this place for just a quick lunch or leisure dinner; they welcome you and serve each table up to 6 types of banchan.
Address: T049A, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily)
7. Samgori Phocha
If you’re after the combination of Soju and fried chicken just like what is shown on the Korean dramas, Samgori Phocha is the place for you! With vintage Korean interior designs and popular K-pop background music, this restaurant brings you back to the 80s while you’re enjoying the delicious authentic Korean delicacies. Here, they serve famous Korean street food like fish cake soup, seafood pancake, spicy chicken feet, smoked duck and many more. Good news for soju lovers as they regularly have promotions. So, you can enjoy this Korean beverage for the best price.
Address: 12, Jalan 23/70a Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 4pm – 4am (Daily)
8. Mr Dakgalbi
Mr Dakgalbi is one of the Korean popular joint food restaurants all over Malaysia that specialises in Korean stir-fried marinated diced chicken in gochujang based sauce. The menu here is relatively small, but they play around with different Dakgalbi items. Their signature dish is the Mr Dakgalbi Pan Grill Set. It consists of marinated stir-fried chicken, with potato, cabbage, scallion, rice cake and drinks. The food is cooked right in front of your eyes, satisfying not only your stomach but your eyes too.
Address: Soho KL, No. J – G _ 02, Jalan Solaris, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11am – 11pm (Daily)
There you have it, 8 Best Korean Places To Try in KL to satisfy your cravings for Korean food. If you want to save the hassle of eating out and enjoy a Korean feast at the comfort of your home, just order via foodpanda and have your meal delivered right to your doorstep.
Article Written By Marcovy
Marcovy is a passionate writer who thinks life is about living to eat and enjoying it to the fullest. He wanted to explore the restaurants around Malaysia and the idea of documenting those food experiences was what inspired him to start writing food blog.