Foodies, rejoice! Kuala Lumpur or KL, is filled with restaurants with cuisines from all over the globe. Aside from the Korean wave (hallyu), the vibrant and delicious Korean fare has made its way to our nation as well.
With the various Korean dramas and movies, I’m sure that there must be those that want a try and crave for popular Korean food after binge-watching Korean dramas. Hence, we have listed down the 5 best Korean BBQ places in KL for you to visit!
1. Palsaik Korean BBQ
If you want a unique taste of Korean BBQ, then Palsaik is the best choice to intrigue your taste buds. Relax and enjoy the smell of grilled meat as the staff will do the grilling for you. We recommend that you try their signature dish of pork belly which are marinated with 8 different marinades, including curry.
This is how their signature dish, Palsaik (8 colours) get its name. The dish consists of eight colours of marinated pork belly is colouring-free and additive-free. Not to mention, you get to enjoy all-you-can-eat vegetables. The best part is that their menu is varied and made of fresh ingredients!
The dining area is spacious for all your dishes and ingredients for BBQ. Other popular dishes include bibimbap chicken, volcano kimchi fried rice and sweet pumpkin dessert salad.
Address: Check out their various locations here.
2. Sae Ma Eul Korean BBQ
This spot is one of the OG Korean BBQ places in KL and the locals would definitely be familiar with this place. With a casual setting that is non-air conditioned, diners would be comfortable with their rustic and homey feel.
A no-fuss dining option, the BBQ sets are affordable with unlimited refills of water and side dishes. The popular add-on to the usual BBQ set is the grilled cheese which adds more fun and flavour to dip your meat into the cheese and see the stringy cheese effect.
Sae Ma Eul’s bestseller is their pork ribs marinated in special sauce. With a sweet and tangy taste to each bite, it’s no wonder that it’s the bestselling menu item. This restaurant is perfect to chill after work or hanging out with your friends with a great sharing meal.
3. Shinmapo Korean BBQ
This place is for those that prefer quality over quantity. They have a few BBQ sets to choose from and a selection of cuts of meat including, chicken, pork, beef and others. You get to chill and wait as the staff will prepare the meal for you.
Their popular meat options are the pork skirt meat, pork belly, marinated pork collar and others that are delicious and fragrant after being grilled. The flavours just burst in your mouth as you take every bite.
Diners also get to add-on other dishes such as the army stew, volcano fried rice and plenty more.
Check out their various locations here.
4. Po Cha Korean BBQ
This Korean BBQ restaurant is a hidden restaurant located in Ampang. Although the exterior and interior look quaint and antique-like, the restaurant is run by an old couple that serves authentic and delicious Korean food. The place may look traditional and old, but it is reminiscent of a small alley in Korea. A no-frills place, the food is served plainly and without any fancy plating, but the flavours hit all the right notes. With reasonable pricing and the perfect balance of flavours, it is no wonder that this tiny and old shop became an overnight sensation in social media.
Address: 23, Jalan Sulaiman 1, Taman Putra Sulaiman, 68000 Ampang
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun – 5.30 pm – 12 am
5. Little Korea Restaurant
Dine like a true Korean with some of the best traditional Korean food in the city. Although they have a simple menu, the dining ambience and food quality are not to be underestimated. Not only that, Little Korea serves Iberico pork instead of the usual pork meat. For those interested to dine here, be sure to make reservations as it is quite packed during the weekends.
Address: 5-3, 7-3, 9-3, Jalan Solaris 1, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 11 am – 3 pm, 5 pm – 11 pm (Daily)
Best Korean BBQ Places in KL
Now that you’ve known these Korean BBQ Places in KL with assured quality, be sure to head there when the craving kicks in! If you want to enjoy authentic Korean dishes while staying at the comfort of your home, you can always order via foodpanda and have your meals delivered right to your doorstep.