Bangkok Korean Food Guide

10 May 2024

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Step into the heart of Bangkok and discover the vibrant and bold flavors of Korea woven into the city's eclectic food tapestry. Amidst the dynamic streets and lively quarters of Thailand's capital, the rich diversity of the world's cuisines finds a special place for Korean culinary art, celebrated for its intense flavors, nourishing meals, and deep-rooted traditions. The experience of Korean dining here is akin to a journey—bite into the heat of freshly grilled barbecue, the tang of kimchi, the wholesomeness of bibimbap, and the warmth of traditional stews. It's as if every meal offers a passage to Korea's lively markets and tranquil landscapes. For aficionados of authentic Korean barbecue or those curious about contemporary spins on classic Korean dishes, we invite you on a quest to discover Bangkok's premier destinations for Korean cuisine, each embodying the soul of Korea's gastronomic culture.

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History of Korean Cuisine in Thailand

The influence of Korean cuisine in Thailand reflects centuries of cultural exchange and migration patterns. Korean traders and settlers brought their culinary traditions to Thailand, leading to the incorporation of Korean ingredients and cooking techniques into local cuisines. Over time, Korean cuisine has become immensely popular in Bangkok, with Korean barbecue joints, bibimbap restaurants, and Korean fried chicken establishments dotting the city's culinary landscape. Today, Bangkok boasts a thriving Korean dining scene, with a wide variety of establishments offering authentic Korean dishes that cater to every palate.

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Exploring Korean Foods in Bangkok

Bangkok's vibrant dining scene offers a plethora of Korean culinary delights, from traditional barbecue to modern fusion cuisine. Here are some must-try dishes while in Bangkok:

Korean Barbecue

Indulge in the interactive dining experience of Korean barbecue, where diners grill marinated meats at their table. Korean barbecue restaurants, such as Seoul B.B.Q. (located in Thonglor area) and Yum Saap Korean BBQ (located in Siam Paragon), offer a wide selection of meats and side dishes for a satisfying meal.


Savor the flavors of bibimbap, a classic Korean rice dish topped with assorted vegetables, meat, egg, and spicy gochujang sauce. Bibimbap restaurants, such as Bibigo (located in EmQuartier) and SamWon Garden (located in Phrom Phong area), offer delicious variations of bibimbap that are both nutritious and flavorful.

Korean Fried Chicken

Enjoy the crispy and addictive flavors of Korean fried chicken, known for its crunchy exterior and tender meat. Korean fried chicken joints, such as Chicken Mania (located in Siam Square) and BonChon Chicken (located in Central World), offer a variety of chicken dishes with bold and tangy sauces.

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Recommended Korean Restaurants in Bangkok

Super Seoul

Super Seoul stands out as Phanganist's favorite Korean restaurant in Bangkok, thanks to its authentic flavors and warm, inviting atmosphere that mirrors the charming streets of Seoul. This gem in the heart of Bangkok offers a culinary journey through Korea's rich heritage with its extensive menu of traditional dishes, from the fiery Kimchi Jjigae to the comforting Bibimbap, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. The cozy ambiance, coupled with the staff's genuine hospitality, makes every dining experience memorable, ensuring that each visit feels like a homecoming.

Beyond its exquisite cuisine, Super Seoul Cafe enriches the Korean dining experience with cultural events and cooking classes, deepening diners' appreciation for Korean traditions. Phanganist's endorsement as their top Korean restaurant choice highlights its unparalleled commitment to authenticity and quality. Whether you're a connoisseur of Korean cuisine or a newcomer eager to explore, Super Seoul Cafe promises an unforgettable foray into the flavors and culture of Korea, making it a must-visit destination in Bangkok.

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Seoul B.B.Q.

Seoul B.B.Q. is a popular Korean barbecue restaurant located in the bustling Thonglor area, known for its high-quality meats and vibrant atmosphere. With its spacious dining area and attentive service, Seoul B.B.Q. provides an authentic Korean barbecue experience that is perfect for gatherings with friends and family.

Yum Saap Korean BBQ

Yum Saap Korean BBQ is a modern Korean barbecue restaurant located in the luxurious Siam Paragon mall, offering a sleek and stylish dining experience. With its premium cuts of meat and innovative cooking techniques, Yum Saap Korean BBQ is a favorite among discerning diners for a taste of Korean barbecue in Bangkok.


Bibigo is a contemporary Korean restaurant located in the trendy EmQuartier mall, known for its creative interpretations of classic Korean dishes. With its chic décor and flavorful menu, Bibigo provides a modern dining experience that celebrates the vibrant flavors of Korean cuisine.

SamWon Garden

SamWon Garden is an elegant Korean restaurant located in the upscale Phrom Phong area, offering a menu of traditional Korean dishes in a refined setting. With its serene ambiance and authentic flavors, SamWon Garden provides a memorable dining experience that transports you to the heart of Korea.

Chicken Mania

Chicken Mania is a popular Korean fried chicken joint located in the vibrant Siam Square area, known for its crispy chicken and bold sauces. With its casual vibe and affordable prices, Chicken Mania is a favorite among locals and tourists alike for a quick and satisfying meal.

BonChon Chicken

BonChon Chicken is a well-known Korean fried chicken chain with a branch located in the bustling Central World mall, offering a menu of crispy chicken wings, drumsticks, and strips. With its addictive flavors and convenient location, BonChon Chicken is a go-to destination for Korean fried chicken lovers in Bangkok.

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Korean Cuisine in Bangkok

The vibrant Korean culinary scene in Bangkok offers a delightful journey through the flavors of Korea, from the bustling streets of Seoul to the serene countryside of Jeju Island. Whether you're indulging in sizzling barbecue, savoring spicy kimchi, or enjoying crispy fried chicken, Bangkok's Korean restaurants promise an unforgettable dining experience that celebrates the rich gastronomic heritage of Korea. Join us on this flavorful journey and discover the diverse and delicious world of Korean cuisine in the vibrant streets of Bangkok. For more ideas on what to do and where to eat in Bangkok and beyond, check out the related articles below and follow Phanganist on Facebook and Instagram!

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