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29 Oct 2018

6 Korean Restaurants in Singapore That Serve Authentic Korean Food & That Are Not Korean BBQ

6 Korean Restaurants in Singapore That Serve Authentic Korean Food & That Are Not Korean BBQ

Annyeong (“hello” in Korean) all K-Pop and K-Drama lovers, do we have a treat for you! Not only do we have a list of the most popular restaurants in Singapore to satisfy your Korean food cravings, we’ve also handpicked the ones that take reservations online.

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But don’t worry, we’ve filtered out most of the typical Korean BBQs but highlighted the most authentic Korean restaurants. Dine at these eateries for a taste of Seoul today!

1. Bonchon

Bonchon is a humble Korean chain restaurant but it is renowned for its Korean fried chicken. Their Korean fried chicken comes with 3 sauces – Spicy, Half and Half and Soy Garlic. Besides fried chicken, Bonchon also has other Korean food like Japchae, Jjajangmyeon and Budae Jjiage. According to DanielFoodDiary, the Korean Fried Chicken is crispy but not too oily or gelat.


  • 53 Boat Quay, Singapore (049842
  • 201 Victoria Street #01-11 Bugis+, Singapore (188067)
  • 1 Sengkang Square Compass One, #01-14/15, Singapore (545078)
  • 1 Northpoint Drive, Northpoint City (South Wing), B1-180, Singapore (768019)

Opening Hours:

Boat Quay:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11.00am-2.30pm, 5.00pm-10.00pm
  • Friday: 11.00am-2.30pm, 5.00pm-12.00am
  • Saturday & PH: 3.00pm-11.30pm
  • Closed Sunday


  • Sunday-Thursday & PH: 11.30am-9.00pm
  • Friday-Saturday & Eve of PH: 11.00am-9.30pm

Compass One:

  • Monday-Sunday: 11am-10pm

NorthPoint City

  • Monday-Sunday: 11am-10pm

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2. Akira Back

This restaurant serves Japanese food with a Korean twist. Try unique and exquisite Japanese-Korean fusion food by celebrity chef Akira Back from Korea that prepared with the best ingredients and elements to give you a sumptuous meal! So far this restaurant has gotten countless 5/5 stars reviews on TripAdvisor. Excite your taste buds with Akira Back today.

Address: 30 Beach Road, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, Singapore (189763)

Opening Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 12.00pm-2:30pm, 6.00pm-10.00pm
Friday-Saturday: 12.00pm-2:30pm, 6.00pm-10:30pm

Experience Korean-Japanese fusion at Akira Back now!

3. Vatos Urban Tacos

Here’s another Korean fusion eatery! Have you ever tried Korean-style tacos? Now you can at Vatos Urban Tacos! Strangely enough, this taco joint makes Mexican and Korean flavours work in harmony. Vatos Urban Tacos offers “Seoul-icious” Tacos, Burritos and Burgers in their rustic diner-style eatery. Zac L of SethLui was pleasantly impressed and surprised by the unique mix of flavours and strongly recommends Vatos Urban Tacos to anyone who loves adventure and trying new flavours.

Address: 36 Beach Road #01-03, Singapore (189766)

Opening Hours:
Monday: 5:30pm-11.00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 12.00pm-11.00pm
Friday-Saturday: 12.00pm-12.00am
Sunday: 12.00pm-11.00pm

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4. Kko Kko Na Ra

KKo Kko Na Ra specializes in Korean Fried Chicken. They have 6 types of Korean Fried Chicken and other Korean dishes such as Kimchi Pancake and Jok Bal to choose from. Numerous customers have praised the delectable tastes of their dishes and excellent customer service on Kko Kko Na Ra’s Facebook page. Give Kko Kko Na Ra a try for a quiet supper of Korean Fried Chicken!

Address: 68 Tanjong Pagar, Singapore (088489)

Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 12.00pm-3.00pm, 6.00pm-3.00am
Sunday: 6.00pm-1.00am

Tuck into Kko Kko Na Ra’s special Korean Fried Chicken today!

5. Pizza Maru

According to LadyIronChef, Pizza Maru is the world’s largest Korean Pizza Chain. Interestingly, Pizza Maru has various types of Pizza Dough including Black Rice Dough and Green Tea Dough and three crust types with different fillings. Choose from their extensive variety of sweet and savoury Pizzas for a one-of-a-kind experience with everyone’s favourite comfort food!

Address: 201 Victoria Street, #04-03/04 Bugis+, Singapore (188067)

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 11:30am-10.00pm

Grab a couple of friends and share a pizza at Pizza Maru now!

6. Chicken Up

Chicken Up claims to serve the best Korean fried chicken in Singapore! Apart from Korean Fried Chicken, however, Chicken Up also serves other authentic Korean food like Ginseng Chicken, Jap Chae and Army Stew. In fact, Bon Koh of Seth Lui indicated that their Korean fried chicken was incredibly moist and that it was one of the best Korean fried chicken he’s had so far. Dine at Chicken Up to satisfy your fried chicken craving today!


  • 48 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-01, Singapore (088469)
  • 277C Compassvale Link, Singapore (543277)

Opening Hours:

Tanjong Pagar

  • Monday-Thursday: 5.30pm-2am
  • Friday-Saturday: 5.30pm-3am
  • Sunday: 5.30pm-12am


  • Sunday-Thursday: 11am-11pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 11am-2am

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Looking for more restaurants to visit?

Ticked these restaurants off your list? If you’re on the hunt for more, here are some Korean restaurants near Tanjong Pagar MRT to visit for your Tteokbokki, Soontofu or Jjajangmyeon fix!

Satiate your Korean food cravings now!

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