Annyeong Haseyo! ( Hello) If you’ve grooved to the BTS hit song, Blood Sweat & Tears, shed tears of joy watching Boys Over Flowers and lost your soul to Seoul, then this article is the special place for all you, K-pop and K-drama fans. While you’ve already immersed yourself in the Korean culture by learning the slangs, and the lyrics to your favourite songs, if you haven’t tried their delicious food yet, then what have you been up to? Just head to these 6 best Korean restaurants in Bangalore to gorge on authentic kimchi, crispy Korean fried chicken, mouthwatering bibimbap and much more.
1. The Himalayan In Koramangala
Nestled in the bustling neighbourhood of Koramangala, The Himalayan serves authentic Korean fare. With a homely feel to the restaurant, there’s a simplicity and charm here that will instantly welcome you. The portions are abundant and the flavours are powerful and authentic. Treat your palate to a wide variety of Korean dishes like the grilled pork platter of Samgyupsal, kimchi stew of Kimchi Jjigae and fresh noodle dish of Jjampong to name a few. To add the extra crunch to your meal, don’t forget to munch on the Korean Fried Chicken!
Address: 8/1, 1st Floor, Jailaxmi Nivas, 1st Cross, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore
Timings: 12 pm to 11 pm
Price: ₹1,200 for two approx
Contact: +917022450852, +918971655610
2. Hi Seoul In Kalyan Nagar
One of the best Korean restaurants in Bangalore, Kalyan Nagar’s Hi Seoul, is a family-owned Korean restaurant. With an outdoor seating option amid green plants and a cosy indoor seating with simple furniture, it’s a great space to enjoy a satisfying meal. Non-vegetarians must try their authentic Korean BBQ and Chicken Gimbap . Vegetarians can feast on their Mushroom Deopbap, which is a mushroom fried rice prepared with Korean spices. If you want to take a break from rice, then their varieties of stew, simmered for hours in vegetables and spices, will be your fix to a nourishing meal.
Address: 309, 7th Main Road, HRBR Layout, 2nd Block, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore
Timings: 11 am to 3 pm and 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Price: ₹800 for two approx
Contact: +918040934000, +919845771657
3. K Fashion Cafe In Hennur
Have you ever devoured authentic Korean food served to you in a cafe atmosphere? It sounds unusual right, but K Fashion Cafe in Hennur is just the place for this. The bright blue building with wooden interiors is just unmissable. There’s even a blue guitar hung on the wall to complete the cafe vibe. Start your outing on a refreshing note with the Korean Mix Coffee. Then order the iconic Tteokbokki, which are stir-fried rice cakes cooked in a flavoursome sauce. Complement your coffee and side dish with the Korean version of French Toast, the Honey Bread. Finally, end your cafe experience on a sweeter note with the Bingsu, a shaved ice dessert topped with fruits, syrup and condensed milk. Apart from these light cafe items, you can always have a full-fledged meal laced with Korean dishes here.
Address: 18, Second Floor, Kaveri Nagar, Horamavu Agra Main Road, Hennur, Bangalore
Timings: 11 am to 9:30 pm
Price: ₹700 for two approx
4. Arirang Korean Restaurant In Kammanahalli
There can be nothing more Korean, than having a sit-down meal with your loved ones. And from the floor seating to the intricate paintings, Arirang Korean Restaurant attempts to give you the Korean experience like never before. In order to make foodies feel more at home, the menu is designed simplistically with photos and accurate descriptions. One of the favourites here has to be the Pork Barbeque Hot Sauce. Thinly sliced pork brushed with sesame oil is char-grilled to perfection. It’s devoured with sticky rice, sweet barbeque sauce and lettuce. For a nourishing meal, do try the Soybean Paste Stew, prepared with Doenjang sauce and vegetables. This is one of the best Korean restaurants in Bangalore for a perfect gastronomical affair.
Address: 13, NK Enclave Building, Chinnappa Layout, 4th Cross, Kammanahalli Main Road, Near Sathya Hospital, Kammanahalli, Bangalore
Timings: 12 pm to 3 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm
Price: ₹1,400 for two approx
5. Hae Kum Gang In Brigade Road
Hae Kum Gang in Brigade road is run by a Nepali husband Mr. Hira Bahadur Karki and his Korean wife, While he takes care of the management of the hotel, his wife is responsible for all the authentic Korean food here. The homestyle stews, sizzling meat and flavoursome rice are ‘seoul’ satisfying. The decor is quite exquisite and the chairs have a throne-like feel to them. When you’re here, the Chicken Bibimbap, Shrimp Donburi and Korean style momos, Mandu must be on your foodie list. This place is also known for its soothing Jasmine Tea, so you can either choose to begin or finish your meal on a warm note.
Address: 20, Pauls Castle, Castle Street, Ashok Nagar, Brigade Road, Bangalore
Timings: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm
Price: ₹1,100 for two approx
6. Soo Ra Sang In Indiranagar
A thatched roof, wooden floor seating and bamboo decor, welcomes you to Indiranagar’s Soo Ra Sang. The low wooden tables are fitted with grills, that are perfect to enjoy a flavoursome Korean barbeque of chicken, pork and beef. As you tuck into your glass noodle dish of Jap Che, seaweed roll, Kimbap and seafood stew, Seng Sun Cim, pair your food with a glass of Soju. Yes, just like your favourite K-drama stars, a cup of Soju is the perfect accompaniment to wash down your meals. While the prices here might seem a little steep, the authentic food served by a hostess from Seoul will make the weekend meal totally worth it!
Address: Himalayan Inn Hotel, 332, Indiranagar Double Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Timings: 12 pm to 10 pm
Price: ₹1,500 for two approx
Contact: +918095183033, +918041303435
Foodies! These were some of the best Korean restaurants that Bangalore has to offer. The spicy, tangy and flavoursome meals will sing in your mouth. Most importantly, you can taste Korean here in your city.