Top 13 Authentic Korean Restaurants Near Tanjong Pagar MRT to Tackle Your Cravings
Craving authentic Korean fare without having to fly to Seoul? In the heart of the Central Business District just South of Chinatown lies Tanjong Pagar, also unofficially known as Little Korea. Boasting various Korean restaurants and minimarts, this vibrant area is a haven for foodies.
We’ve compiled 5 Korean restaurants all conveniently within a 5 minute walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT. Eat your way down and around Tanjong Pagar Road to your heart’s content!
Specialising in Soontofu featuring daily and freshly made tofu, SBCD Korean Tofu House boasts one of the best hearty tofu stews around. “Soon” translates to soft in Korean, which is the perfect description of the silky dish made from soybeans imported from Korea.
Choose from a variety of ingredients from beef, pork or even flower crabs and tuck into the set meal comprising hot stone bowls of rice and banchan (side dishes). Want to turn the heat up? Pick from four levels of spiciness for the flavourful soup made with pork and vegetables!
For those who don’t feel like drinking soup, there are other options to select from including bibimbap and Korean-style BBQ beef short ribs. Located just 2 minutes away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, whether you’re looking for a fuss-free dining option or somewhere to catch up with friends, this place is guaranteed to please everyone.
Address: 7 Wallich Street, B1-01/02, Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore (078884)
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2. Chicken Up
Looking for somewhere to satisfy those KFC (Korean fried chicken) cravings? A 5 minute walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, Chicken Up’s authentic dishes with a contemporary twist promises to leave you satiated and still yearning for more. Sink your teeth into juicy and crispy meat that has been well-marinated and bursting with flavour. Each piece is generously drenched in sauces, such as Korean soya sauce and the spicy yet sweet Yangnyum sauce, before being deep fried to tender perfection.
To cater to those who prefer lighter flavours, the Andong Chicken Stew is available, packed with chicken, potatoes, carrots, rice cakes and more. Perfect for sharing, the menu features a variety of other dishes with both traditional and modern touches. Wash down your food with some soju or end your meal on a sweet note with a bingsu!
Address: 48 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, Singapore (088469)
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3. Pujim BBQ
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For days that you’re craving meat, Pujim BBQ is one of the top choices to satiate your appetite. Boasting some of the highest and carefully selected meats with various premium cuts to choose from, Pujim BBQ also is a joint for those who crave Busan-style food.
Dining at this authentic Korean restaurant means you start your meal with banchan (side dishes) of all sorts, including radish kimchi and steamed egg. Sit back and sink your teeth into juicy slabs of Beef Ribeye Cap steak and Iberico Pork Jowl that are grilled to smoky perfection over the charcoal pit.
Aside from the charcoal grilled barbecued meats, you can look forward to tucking into piping hot soybean stew, seafood pancake and kimchi fried rice that’ll give you just the spurt of energy you need to complete your day.
Address: 82 Amoy Street, #01-00, Singapore 069901
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Kko Kko Na Ra proudly holds the status as the first restaurant to introduce Chi-Maek (Korean Fried Chicken & Beer) in Singapore and since then, they have been continually dishing out authentic and mouth-watering flavours from Korea.
With signature dishes like Crispy Soy Garlic Chicken, kimchi jjigae, army stew, seafood pancake, and watermelon soju, there’s no doubt that you’ll be wanting to order almost everything on the menu! Adding their creative twists to Korean Fried Chicken while serving up classic Korean favourites, everyone is bound to find something they love here.
Chicken lovers will gravitate to the extensive selection of flavours like Mala, Soy Garlic, Cheese Sprinkle and Honey Shiock. Can’t decide? Their combo set might just solve that problem. Pick from their range of soju and cocktail soju and knock back a drink or two with your pals as you unwind and end the night on a high note!
Address: 68 Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 088489
Monday-Saturday: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-3am
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For some of the best Korean food around town, 2D1N Soju Bang is a homely traditional Korean restaurant that serves up authentic charcoal grills and hearty stews. This cosy joint located just a stone’s throw away from Tanjong Pagar Mrt offers marinated meats of various cuts that you can grill to your heart’s content.
For a nourishing and comforting option, the Ginseng Chicken Soup that features a juicy and tender chicken simmered in spring onions, spiced ginger and broth will warm you right up. Helmed by Korean chefs who are rich in experience, a meal at 2D1N Soju Bang makes for a memorable and delectable time!
Address: 44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 08846
Tuesday-Sunday: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5pm-12am
Closed on Monday
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Stepping into Todamgol, you’ll find yourself surrounded by traditional Korean interior decorations and it’s almost as if you’ve been whisked to a new country! Accompanied by their menu of authentic Korean flavours including stews, meats, seafood and army stews in hearty portions, you may want to ask a few buddies along before heading here in order to try as many dishes as possible.
Be sure to order their Herbal Ginseng Chicken Soup for a nutritious and wholesome fix and for spicy food lovers, the Korean Spicy Chicken Feet might just suit your palate! Wash down your food with Todamgol’s sweet and smooth rice draft wine that’ll round up your meal perfectly.
Address: 31 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, Singapore 088454
Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-3am
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7. Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant
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Whether you’re looking to grab some lunch before heading back to the office during weekdays or gathering for some classic Korean bbq with friends, Guiga Korean BBQ promises to deliver. With a wide variety of options including grilled meats, stews and crowd favourites like Bo Ssam (Steamed Pork served with seasoned vegetables in chilli sauce), you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice.
For seafood enthusiasts out there, Guiga Korean BBQ offers Gan Jang Ge Jang, featuring raw crab marinated in soy sauce, resulting in a marvellous blend of sweet and sour flavours that compliments their kimchi or bean paste stew. Their BBQ sets curated with premium meats that are grilled to juicy perfection ensures you’ll get the ultimate Korean BBQ experience!
Address: 134 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088538
Monday-Friday: 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Tuck into delectable Korean fare at Guiga Korean BBQ!
8. Super Star K
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A common restaurant mentioned by Korean food lovers is Super Star K, a cosy Korean BBQ joint in Tanjong Pagar grilling up some of the juiciest and most succulent meat in town. Boasting options like Prime Beef, Black Pork Belly (Kurobuta) and Pork Jowl that’ll all be grilled on a charcoal bbq, these cuts of meat that are perfectly marbled guarantees to hit all the right spots.
Super Star K also serves classic Korean fare including the familiar Kimchi Stew, Hot Stone Mixed Rice and Seafood Pancake that’ll whisk you right to Korea. Indeed, Super Star K is the place to head to for your Korean food fix.
Address: 75 Tanjong Pagar Road S088496
Satiate your cravings at Super Star K!
9. Don Dae Bak
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Dishing out high-quality beef and pork belly from USA and Australia together with chicken sourced locally, Don Dae Bak serves a variety of meats that’ll be right up the alley of meat lovers. With an all you can eat K-BBQ Buffet option accompanied by free flow side dishes, fluffy steamed eggs and of course a host of meats including pork belly and spicy marinated chicken, you’re sure to leave the restaurant with a satisfied and full tummy.
Not feeling like having Korean bbq? Don’t fret, for you can pick from a plethora of other crowd favourites such as their Cold Buckwheat Noodles, Pork Backbone Stew and their very unique Spicy Steamed Beef that’s perfect for those looking for a tangy kick!
Address: 35 Kreta Ayer Rd, Singapore 089000
Monday-Sunday: 11.30am-3pm, 5pm-1am
Indulge in top-notch Korean cuisine at Don Dae Bak!
10. Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant (Amoy Street)
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At Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant, you’re guaranteed a true blue Korean cuisine experience as you dig into the delicacies. Their Bossam & Jokbal set is highly sought after, featuring tender herb pork trotters and herb pork belly that’s served with special kimchi.
Headed for a catchup with friends over Korean fare? Their Pork Backbone stew is rich in flavours and after you’ve finished the soup, you can even have fried rice that soaks up all the goodness of the broth!
Alternatively, if you’re craving a specific combination of dishes, go for their DIY Lunch set that allows you to pick your own main dishes, type of kimchi and side dishes. Wash your meal down and end it on a refreshing note with some traditional Korean Yuzu or Ginseng tea!
Address: 80 Amoy Street Singapore 069899
Tuesday-Sunday: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-11pm
Closed on Mondays
Treat yourself to excellent Korean food at Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant!
11. O.BBa Jjajang
A 4 minute stroll from Tanjong Pagar MRT station and along Peck Seah street leads you to O.BBa Jjajang. Known for their authentic Jjajangmyeon which features noodles coated in a thick black-bean sauce served with ground pork and diced onions, this is a must-try dish for Jjajangmyeon lovers. Featuring the perfect amount of stickiness, the sauce made from roasted soybean and caramel adds to the sweetness of the chewy handmade noodles.
We recommend that you visit in a group and with empty stomachs for maximum enjoyment. Their set meal of Jjajangmyeon, Sweet and Sour Pork as well as Jjamppong (spicy seafood noodles) guarantees a hearty and delicious meal. Coupled with the Korean music playing over the speakers and friendly Korean staff, it almost feels like you’re whisked straight to the streets of Korea!
Address: 77 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore (088498)
Monday-Sunday: 11.30am-4pm and 5pm-3am
Savour authentic and traditional Korean-Chinese cuisine at O.BBa Jjajang!
Translating to “restaurant” in Korean, Sikdang offers traditional and simple Korean fare that hits all the right spots. Have a go at their Kimchi Seafood Pancake or bite into tender and flavourful pork belly wrapped in fresh vegetables and topped with a generous amount of Kimchi.
The menu options cater to everyone’s palate and includes Soy Marinated Beef and Vegetables as well as the crowd-favourite Army Stew. From the homemade sauce to the various authentic Korean flavours, this casual dining establishment, just a 5 minute walk away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, opens till 3am and is perfect for a night out for loved ones or a quality catch up with old pals.
Address: 28 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore (088451)
Closed on Sundays
Warm your stomach and heart with comfort food at Sikdang!
13. Red Holic
This cosy joint serves up some of the best Tteokbokki (rice cakes) around town. At Red Holic, you get to customise the Tteokbokki dish to your liking, choosing from Original, Jjajang and Carbonara bases. Pick from extra sweet or extra spicy sauces and an impressive array of toppings. Up for more? Add on the cheese waterfall for a glorious experience (and of course, the cheese pull money shot for the ‘gram).
If you’re feeling like having more carbs, try their tasty rice with various meats including Beef Brisket, Pork Cutlet and Chicken Mayo that’ll definitely satiate your appetite. Accompany your meal with Korean beverages like peach juice or Sikhye (Korean barley). Open till 2am on Fridays and situated 4 minutes away from Tanjong Pagar MRT, Red Holic is the place to tackle those late night Korean food cravings!
Address: 88 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore (088509)
Saturday-Thursday: 11.30am-2.30pm and 4.30pm-11pm
Friday: 11.30am-2.30pm and 4.30pm-2am
Spice up your tastebuds at Red Holic today!
Still on the fence about where to go?
If you’re not up to travel down to Tanjong Pagar, why not check out these other Korean restaurants around the island that serve more than just Korean BBQ?