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6 Authentic Tanjong Pagar Korean Restaurants To Get A Taste Of Seoul

Travelling to Seoul may seem a little far fetched at the moment, but did you know that you can satisfy your craving for authentic and traditional Korean food right here on our shores?

Remember when Seoul Garden used to be the only restaurant that served up Korean barbecue?

Well, gone are the days. Over the last few years, Korean cuisine has taken over the country by storm, with countless restaurants popping up at every corner. As we all know, one of the biggest food trends to hit Singapore was Korean barbecue, where everything else followed.

If you’re on the hunt for your favourite japchae or bibimbap, here are 6 restaurants in Tanjong Pagar that can take you straight to Seoul with their authentic Korean flavours, without having to leave the country!

Superstar K

Image from Superstar K’s Facebook Page

This restaurant is a household name among Korean barbecue joints in the country and truly holds up its ‘superstar’ status. Superstar K is known to be one of the best charcoal-grilled barbecue restaurants that boast a wide variety of the juiciest cuts ranging from beef ribs (S$36), pork jowl, and pork belly ($19.90++).

Besides their selection of food, the reason why people keep coming back to this place is its no-frills interior and atmosphere, which is reminiscent of the barbecue joints in downtown Seoul that adds more authenticity to the dining experience.

Superstar K, 98 Tanjong Pagar Road, Online menu available here.

Regular Opening Hours:

Monday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 2:00pm (lunch), 5:00pm – 11:00pm (dinner)

2D1N Soju Bang

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Unlike its counterparts that typically offer buffet options, 2D1N Soju Bang provides a la carte Korean BBQ selections that are just as good along with signature sides like their stir-fried ocellated octopus ($28) and seafood & freshly fried chives pancake ($20).

If you’re looking for healthier alternatives and are worried about messing up your diet, they do provide vegetarians options and give customers the choice to steam their meats instead of frying.

2D1N Soju Bang,  46 Tanjong Pagar Road

Regular Opening Hours:

Monday – Sunday:

Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm

Dinner: 5:00pm – 3:00am

 

Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant

Image from Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant’s Facebook Page

Tuck into a delectable Korean barbecue affair at Guiga Korean BBQ with their quality meats that are marinated to perfection.

Choose between their wagyu prime beef ribs (S$39), sliced beef brisket (S$23), and marinated pork ribs (S$19) or opt for the barbecue set menu starting from S$49 to enjoy a combination of savoury pork and beef cuts.

One unique thing that makes Guiga Korean BBQ stand out is their seafood options that will have you salivating at your seat. For seafood enthusiasts, give their Soy Sauce Marinated Raw Crabs ($30++) a taste because you won’t be able to find it anywhere else.

Guiga Korean BBQ, 134 Tanjong Pagar Road

Regular Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 1:00am

Saturday: 11:00am – 1:00am

Sunday: 11:00am – 12:00am

 

Todamgol Restaurant

Image from Todamgol’s Facebook Page

If you’re looking for a good Korean barbecue and an atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re in Korea at the same time, Todamgol is the place to be.

As you step inside, the old-school decor will make you feel as though you’ve been whisked straight away to a Korean village. Some of their other dishes that are loved by many include their Cheesy Dakgalbi ($35++), Army Stew ($38++) and Korean Spicy Chicken Feet ($25), which is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Todamgol Restaurant, 31 Tanjong Pagar Road

Regular Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 3:00am

Saturday & Sunday: 6:00pm – 3:00am

 

Kko Kko Na Ra

Image from Kko Kko Na Ra’s Facebook Page

Fun fact: Kko Kko Na Ra is actually the first-ever restaurant to bring Chi-Maek (Korean Fried Chicken & Beer) to Singapore in 2008, which paved the way for plenty of other Korean fried chicken joints in the country today.

Since then, they have been perfecting their signature fried chicken while adding more Korean favourites to their menu. Don’t miss out on the crispy soy garlic (S$20 for 8pcs) and yangyum (S$23 for 8pcs) chicken, and pair that off with a cold glass of beer.

Kko Kko Na Ra, 68 Tanjong Pagar Road, Online menu available here.

Regular Opening Hours:

Monday: 6:00pm – 12:00am

Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00pm – 12:00am

Friday – Sunday: 12:00 – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am

 

Chowon Garden

Image from Chowon Garden’s Facebook Page

Chowon Garden prides itself on being a traditional Korean restaurant that is best known for its barbecue that goes perfectly with a bottle of soju.

Unlike other Korean restaurants along Tanjong Pagar that are bustling and sometimes, a little jam-packed, Chowon Garden has a more tranquil atmosphere with a spacious interior.

They even have private dining rooms that are great for small, intimate functions! Dig into their assortment of authentic dishes from their Seasoned Prime Rib (S$33), Korean Seafood Pancake (S$19), and Kimchi Fried Rice (S$13), which is a crowd favourite here.

Chowon Garden, 2 Peck Seah Street

Regular Opening Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Sunday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

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