Top 12 Korean Restaurants in Hong Kong

Top 12 Korean Restaurants in Hong Kong

안녕하세요! (“Hello” in Korean!) My Korean foodie friends, if you’re looking for a complete guide to list all the best Korean Restaurants in Hong Kong, you’re at the right place!

Hong Kong is a haven for Korean food lovers! Whether you’re craving traditional Korean dishes, mouth-watering Korean barbecue, or just want to try Korean cuisine for the first time, there’s something for everyone. From fancy restaurants to cosy hole-in-the-wall eateries, you’ll find all the classic family-style Korean cooking you could ask for. Our list of restaurants guarantees an unapologetically authentic dining experience, so don’t forget to save the list!

Table of contents: Top Korean restaurants in Hong Kong

What’s so special about Korean cuisine?

Korean cuisine is a treasure trove of history, with a rich and fascinating legacy that revolves around rice, vegetables, seafood, and meat (in South Korea). It is also considered one of the world’s healthiest cuisines, thanks to its reliance on natural and seasonal ingredients like tofu, beans, garlic, and the famous all-natural kimchi. With its unique blend of flavours, textures, and colours, Korean cuisine is a feast for the senses that promises to leave you feeling nourished and satisfied.

What are the must-try Korean dishes?

Before you dine at a Korean restaurant, make sure to familiarise yourself with some of the signature dishes (or Korean dish names) that are sure to tantalise your taste buds.

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Samgyetang (Ginseng chicken soup)


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During the summer months in Korea, it’s common for locals to boost their energy levels with a hot bowl of samgyetang. This nourishing soup is made with a small spring chicken stuffed with garlic, chestnuts, dried jujubes, ginseng, glutinous rice, and gingko nuts. The ingredients are slow-cooked until the meat is tender and the broth is infused with a fragrant, slightly bitter taste. It’s the perfect dish to invigorate your body and soul on a hot summer day.

Jjigae (Korean stew)


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Jjigae, a Korean stew, is a palate cleanser usually served between heavier dishes. It comes in many varieties, with meat, seafood, or vegetables in a broth seasoned with hot pepper paste, fermented miso, soybean paste, or salted fermented shrimp. One of the most beloved jjigae dishes in Seoul is budae jjigae, also known as army stew, which combines bacon, sausages, and Spam meat with ramyeon noodles and rice cakes mixed with gochujang paste for a spicy kick. It’s a hearty and flavorful dish that will leave you feeling satisfied.



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One of the easiest Korean dishes to prepare is samgyeopsal. Thick slices of pork belly are grilled at the table and served with a variety of dipping sauces and accompaniments, such as button mushrooms, green chilli peppers, green onions, raw onions, garlic, and, of course, kimchi. The juicy meat is then wrapped in lettuce or sesame leaves for a burst of freshness and crunch.

Korean fried chicken


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Korean fried chicken puts an unmistakable Korean spin on the classic American fast food. Unlike its western counterparts, the chicken is coated in a sweet and spicy sauce (sometimes with added green pepper for an extra spicy kick) before being double-fried in vegetable oil. The result is juicy meat on the inside with lightly battered, crispy skin that’s not at all greasy. This late-night snack is perfect for pairing with a cold beer and will leave you craving more!

Bibim Nengmyun (Spicy cold noodles)


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Bibim nengmyun, a Korean cold noodle dish, is a beautiful and symbolic dish served in a stainless steel bowl with a cold broth, julienned cucumbers, Korean pear slices, a boiled egg, and slices of cold boiled beef. The long and thin noodles are made from flour and buckwheat or sweet potatoes and can also be made with seaweed and green tea for different variations. Traditionally, the noodles are served uncut, symbolising longevity and good health. However, diners can request that the waitstaff cut the noodles according to their preference.

Top Korean restaurants in Central

Uncle Padak—Savory fried chicken on the hill

Uncle Padak is a Korean restaurant in Sai Ying Pun that’s worth the climb. If you can’t decide which fried chicken to get, don’t worry, they’ve got your back with a half-and-half combo. Their signature ‘padak’ is a mountain of boneless chicken topped with shredded leeks, rice cakes, and dumplings, served with a sauce of your choice. And if that’s not enough, they also offer sweet, spicy, and soy-glazed chicken flavours. So climb that hill and indulge in some finger-licking goodness!

Address: 59 High St., Sheung Wan

Contact: +852 2117 9792

Oppa Chicken—Authentic Korean fried chicken

Oppa Chicken, located on Water Street in Sai Ying Pun, is a restaurant managed by actual Koreans and serves up an authentic menu filled with a variety of tasty Korean dishes. But the real showstoppers are their Korean-style egg rolls and crispy fried chicken, which are popular even amongst Koreans themselves. With fluffy, cheesy egg rolls and luscious honey and soy sauce fried chicken on offer, who could possibly resist?

Address: Shop 1J, G/F, Tung Lee Mansion, 1C-1K Water Street, Sai Ying Pun, Western District

Contact: +852 6608 0803

Hansik Goo—Korean-style fine dining


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Hansik Goo, the brainchild of Chef Mingoo Kang, is a culinary treasure that has made its way to Hong Kong from Korea. As the mastermind behind two Michelin-starred Mingles in Seoul, Chef Kang brings with him a fresh and refined perspective towards Korean cuisine. The restaurant stays true to its cultural heritage and traditions while infusing a modern touch into its dishes. The menu includes tantalising offerings like samgye risotto with black truffle, homemade hand-cut noodles with deep-fried chicken skewers, and much more.

To complement the exquisite cuisine, the restaurant also focuses on Korean alcohol, with a Korean master Sommelier, Mr. Kim Kyung-moon, curating a list of beverages and pairing menus. Indulge in a glass of wine or champagne, or try traditional alcohol from all corners of the Korean Peninsula, to round off your dining experience.

Address: 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central

Contact: +852 2798 8768

Moyo—a mix of Italian and Korean taste

This stylish Korean-Italian fusion restaurant, located just across from PMQ, serves up inventive dishes that are sure to impress. You can’t leave without trying the chewy rice cakes tossed in carbonara or pesto, or the more traditional version made with gochujang. And don’t miss out on their truffle-topped specialties like egg tofu toast or beef tartare.

Here are the must-try dishes from Moyo.

Truffle egg tofu toast (HK$198)

This dish is a delightful surprise and a must-try for any black truffle lover. The tofu is crispy on the outside, smooth on the inside, and it is perfectly complemented by the rich flavour of the egg and generous amounts of truffle. Once you try it, you won’t be able to forget the taste.

Carbonara rice cakes (HK$188)

Carbonara rice cakes are a beautiful mix of Italian and Korean flavours, with chewy Korean rice cakes in a warm, creamy, and savoury cheesy carbonara sauce. It’s clean-cut Italian-Korean food—a brilliant fusion that’s worth trying!

Address: G/F, 36 Aberdeen Street, Soho, Central

Contact: +852 2858 2777

ZAN CHEE—Korean takeaways with over 50 banchan


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If you’re looking for a Korean food takeout place, the newly opened ZAN CHEE Korean food delivery store is perfect for you. This Korean restaurant offers customers over 50 unusual Korean banchan (Korean side dishes) to choose from, such as pickled burdock root, quail eggs, pickled garlic bits, and spicy pickled garlic stem, in addition to kimchi.

Managed by Koreans for an authentic taste, ZAN CHEE offers Dosirak (Korean-style lunch boxes), soy sauce crabs, fried chicken, ginseng chicken soup, and more. Here are some of the available options for a standard lunch set:

  • Main dishes: Dosirak, fried glass noodles, Korean mixed rice, and seaweed rice rolls (Gimbap).
  • Meat and seafood options include soy sauce crabs, Korean-style pig feet, sweet and spicy fried chicken, and more.
  • Stewed soup options include ginseng chicken soup, spicy seafood tofu soup, beef rib soup, and pork bone soup.
  • Snacks: spicy stir-fried fish cakes, seafood pancakes, crab meat and roe omelette rolls, and stir-fried pig intestines.

Address: G/F, 36 Gage Street, Central

Contact: +852 2667 8227

Top Korean restaurants in Causeway Bay/WanChai

Seorae—Meaty Korean BBQ


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Seorae, a popular Korean barbeque joint, is the place to go for quality meat to sizzle on the grill. With multiple locations around Hong Kong, Seorae boasts a wide selection of beef and pork cuts, including their signature pork skirt meat. But don’t forget to balance out the meaty goodness with a piping hot bowl of sundae stew, made with traditional blood sausage, or try some chewy buckwheat noodles in an icy, refreshing broth.

Address: Shop 3, G/F & 1/F, Golden Dragon Building, 41-51 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay

Contact: +852 9687 0907

Arirang—the oldest Korean restaurant in Hong Kong


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Arirang, the first Korean restaurant to open in Hong Kong in 1964, is renowned for its timeless Korean BBQ and innovative presentations of traditional dishes. With a unique approach to serving authentic Korean food, Arirang has developed its own style of presenting Korean cuisine, bringing together many specialty cuisines of Korea under one roof and offering a range of side dishes that introduce the traditional flavours of Korea.

Address: 3/F, W Square, 314-324 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

Contact: +2506 3298

Top Korean restaurants in Tsim Sha Shui

Mr. Korea BBQ—True vibes of Korea


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Mr. Korea BBQ has it all: authentic ambiance, flavour-packed dishes, and the perfect setting for spending time with friends. Amidst the backdrop of non-stop K-dramas and K-pop hits, every table is filled with diners having a blast. Not to mention the friendly staff is quick to make you feel at home and even treats regulars like old friends!

The standout dish, soy sauce crab at Mr. Korea BBQ, is sinfully delicious; the overall taste is a perfect balance of savoury, salty, sweet, and just a hint of fruity notes. Served with a generous bowl of seaweed rice, it’s mixed with a little bit of sesame oil, crab roe, and soy sauce, making it an absolutely evil dish that will satisfy your cravings for authentic Korean flavours in Hong Kong.

If you are not a fan of soy sauce crab, they offer soy sauce abalone, and soy sauce prawns as well. Don’t forget to try the dish with Starlight Chungha Sparkling Wine, which has a lower alcohol content and a refreshing, sweet taste. It’s the perfect pairing for your meal.

Address: 140-142 Austin Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 1/F, Sino Cheer Plaza

Contact: +852 2907 6678

Chung Dam Korean Dining—Perfect for Korean barbecue lovers

“Chung Dam Korean Dining” is a new restaurant run entirely by Koreans. The quality of the ingredients is strict, fresh, and even the homemade kimchi comes in a variety of authentic styles. The restaurant not only has spacious seating but also has an outdoor terrace, which offers another flavour if the weather permits.

At this restaurant, you’ll be treated to a variety of complimentary appetisers with each order. Their daily selection includes Korean classics like kimchi and unique offerings such as potato salad, taro kimchi, pickled anchovies, chilled seaweed salad, and spinach salad. It’s the perfect way to start your meal and explore the diverse flavours of Korean cuisine.

This restaurant is famous for its Korean barbecue and hotpot, which contain a large amount of Korean beef and beef shank. And the portion might be too large for two people to finish; it’s probably the perfect size for 4 people.

Not only is there succulent beef in the hot pot at Chung Dam Korean Dining, but also an array of fresh vegetables, garlic, and other flavorful condiments. For all the veggie lovers out there, the restaurant offers an abundance of baby bok choy, crisp lettuce, and savoury mushrooms that are sure to satisfy. And let’s not forget about the fragrant and rich beef broth that can be enjoyed alone or paired with rice.

Address: 4/F, VIP Commercial Centre, 116-120 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Contact: +852 3460 3214

Hancham Korean BBQ Restaurant—a decent Korean restaurant

Boasting a vibrant Korean decor, spacious and tidy seating, and lively tunes, this restaurant has got it all. And let’s not forget about the generous portions and unbeatable prices that are sure to leave you feeling satisfied and with change to spare. Their staff is also known for their outstanding service, which will make you feel right at home.

Here are the signature dishes from the restaurant.

Beef Short Rib (HK$250)

This special cut of beef short rib is priced at $250 and is not to be missed. The staff is meticulous in cutting it with care and grilling it to perfection, resulting in evenly distributed fat and tender meat that is sure to satisfy. No matter if you prefer your meat medium or well-done, this dish is a must-try for any Korean barbeque lover. Pair it with lettuce, kimchi, and garlic for the ultimate Korean dining experience.

Beehive-Shaped Pork Belly (HK$150)

This classic Korean dish is a five-layer pork belly that is grilled to perfection, resulting in crispy skin and juicy, flavorful meat. It’s served with lettuce and kimchi for a refreshing crunch and a burst of tangy flavour. Don’t miss out on this delicious and satisfying dish!

Address: Shop 43, UG/F, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

JJANG—Quality food with reasonable price


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JJANG is celebrated for its superb cuisine offered at an excellent value.

Feast on the long-legged red crab, handpicked from the coastal city of Pohang, South Korea. Its white meat offers a sweet and fresh taste that overflows with every bite. Complement your crab with an array of fish cake skewers, bathing in a broth infused with the very essence of Korean vegetables. This pot is more than a meal; it’s a Korean drinking tradition, an experience.

Also, the soy sauce crab set is a marvel. Made from crabs imported from the West Sea of Korea and seasoned with natural fruit sweetness, the crab is spectacularly fresh, sweet, and devoid of any fishy smell. The clear crab meat is a symphony of flavors and tender textures, while the crab roe is rich and savory. Paired with rice, every mouthful is a joy, brimming with crab meat and roe, and augmented with egg yolk and crushed seaweed.

Address: G/F, The Cameron, 33 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Contact: +852 2543 0093

Korean Restaurants in Tai Kok Tsui

Jeonpo Meat Shop—”Own Oppa’s Grilling”

At Jeonpo Meat Shop, your Korean barbecue dreams come true with your very own “oppa” grilling up a storm for you. The restaurant’s authentic Korean vibe is complete with a predominantly Korean-speaking crowd, transporting you straight to Korea. While the menu is limited to a selection of delicious grilled meats, the experience is worth it for the interactive barbecuing.

Here are the 3 must-try dishes from Jeonpo Meat Shop:

Grilled beef bone 600g (HK$580)

The grilled beef bone at Jeonpo Meat Shop may be pricey at $580 for 600g, but it’s worth every penny. Cooked to perfection by your very own “oppa,” the beef is cut into small, soft, and tender pieces that aren’t greasy, whether eaten with lettuce or on their own.

Egg custard (HK$70)

And don’t miss out on the fluffy steamed egg custard, mixed with cheese, corn, scallions, and other ingredients for a rich taste.

Cold noodles (HK$80)

For something cool and refreshing, try the typical Korean cold noodles with a generous portion size, a good appearance, and a sour and sweet taste that is sure to whet your appetite.

Address: Shop 2B&C, G/F, Tai Wah Building, Cosmopolitan Estate, 65-67 Kok Cheung Street, Tai Kok Tsui

Contact: +852 5744 3080

Which credit cards are best for the Korean dining experience?

Who says you have to break the bank to enjoy good food? With the right credit card, you can indulge in the ultimate Korean dining experience in Hong Kong while earning up to 5.4% in rewards on your dining spending. So go ahead, take a bite out of the best Korean restaurants in town, and let your credit card do the saving.

Hang Seng MMPOWER Credit Card: 5.4% +FUN Dollars rewards with dining spending category

Experience the ultimate Korean dining experience in Hong Kong with the Hang Seng MMPOWER Credit Card. You can select “Dining” as one of your two spending categories and receive up to 5.4% +Fun Dollars rewards from your spending. Treat yourself to satisfying Korean meals while earning rewards with every bite!

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Citi Cash Back Card: Unlimited 2% rebate for dining in restaurants

The Citi Cash Back Card is a great option for dining out in Hong Kong. With unlimited 2% cashback on dining in hotels and restaurants, plus an additional 1% rebate for other local spending, it’s a smart way to save money while enjoying Korean cuisine. To earn even more rewards, you can also bind the card with e-wallets like PayMe, AlipayHK, and WeChat Pay and receive a 1% rebate.

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For more details, head to the blog post about the Best Dining Credit Card in Hong Kong.

Frequently Asked Questions: Korean Restaurants in Hong Kong

What are some popular Korean dishes?

Some popular Korean dishes include bulgogi (grilled marinated beef), bibimbap (rice bowl with vegetables, meat, and egg), kimchi (spicy fermented cabbage), and kimbap (rice rolls with vegetables and meat).

Is Korean food spicy?

Korean food often incorporates spicy flavours, but not all dishes are spicy. It is also common to have side dishes that are spicy, such as kimchi.

What is traditional Korean dining etiquette?

It is considered impolite to start eating before the eldest person at the table does. Additionally, using chopsticks and a spoon is typical when eating Korean food.

What are some common Korean condiments?

Some common Korean condiments include gochujang (spicy red pepper paste), ssamjang (soybean paste with chilli pepper), and doenjang (soybean paste).

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