6 Best Korean Barbecue Places In Dubai To Experience A Taste of Authentic Flavours

These restaurants promise a memorable dining adventure that celebrates the rich flavours of Korea.

by Priyanka Fernandes
6 Best Korean Barbecue Places In Dubai To Experience A Taste of Authentic Flavours

Korean Barbecue in Dubai offers a dynamic dining experience, where guests grill meats to perfection while relishing traditional side dishes like kimchi and vegetables. These restaurants boast diverse meats, from marinated beef to tender chicken, ensuring something for everyone. The accompanying banchan, or side dishes, add depth and flavour to the meal, creating a harmonious culinary experience. With sleek, modern settings and cosy, traditional atmospheres, these restaurants provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying Korean Barbecue with friends and family. 

Whether you’re a BBQ enthusiast or new to Korean cuisine, these restaurants promise a memorable dining adventure that celebrates the rich flavours of Korea.

1. Smoki Motto

 

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Experience the best Korean cuisine at Smoki Moto, Dubai’s first licensed Korean steakhouse. With eight Korean chefs, the restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a menu featuring various cuts of beef for sharing and authentic Korean dishes such as tuna gimbap, bibimbap and more.

Where: Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah
When: Sunday to Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am and Thursday to Saturday from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am
Cost: Around AED440 for two people without beverages

2. Shogun

 

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Experience the fusion of Korean and Japanese cuisine at Shogun in Dubai Media City and Deira. Shogun is the perfect spot for your Korean BBQ fix, offering a mix of classic favourites and unique dishes. Gather your friends and grill your favourite ingredients at your table for a memorable dining experience in Dubai.

Where: 3rd Floor, Al Ghurair Mall- Al Rigga Rd
When: Sunday to Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 11:30 pm
Cost: Around AED180 for two people 

3. Romantic Baka

 

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In Al Ghurair Centre, Deira, another gem for Korean BBQ enthusiasts, is Romantic Baka, brought to you by the same creative minds behind Dampa. Specialising in Korean BBQ, Romantic Baka offers a wide array of Korean delights alongside South Asian favourites. They provide a Korean BBQ feast with five meat options, unlimited sides, rice, and a refillable soft drink in charming tea kettles. 

Where: Ground Floor, Al Ghurair Mall- Al Rigga Rd
When: Sunday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm
Cost: Around AED105 for two people 

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4. Mukbang Show Restaurant

Mukbang Shows Restaurant offers an authentic Korean Barbecue and seafood boil experience in Deira Dubai. Specialising in genuine Korean cuisine, they provide table-side cooking, bringing Korea’s vibrant flavours to life. Their diverse menu features a wide range of exotic Korean dishes, including a delightful selection of ramen like Ramen Budae Jjiggae and fiery Ramen Samyang. 

Where: Al Ittihad Rd, Port Saeed – Dubai
When: Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 1 am and from Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 1 am
Cost: Around AED160 for two people 

5. Sonamu

 

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In Deira, this chic Asian restaurant blends modern and traditional decor, serving authentic Korean cuisine alongside regional delicacies. Guests can enjoy Korean Barbecue, hotpot, sushi, and more. Executive Chef James Kang ensures a top-notch culinary experience. Sonamu is perfect for corporate executives, families, and individuals seeking a cosy spot to socialise and relax.

Where: Mezzanine Floor, Asiana Hotel, Salahuddin Road
When: Sunday to Saturday from 7 am to 10 am, 12 pm to 3 pm to 6 pm to 11 pm
Cost: Around AED245 for two people without beverages

6. Sumibiya

 

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Sumibiya is one of Dubai’s pioneering Korean yakiniku-style restaurants, offering an authentic taste of Korea. Diners choose their ingredients from an impressive selection and grill them to perfection on personal BBQs. Perfect for gatherings, the restaurant provides an interactive dining experience in semi-private booths or open tables. Guests enjoy grilling seafood, meat, and vegetables in a cosy, welcoming atmosphere complemented by delicious sauces and sides.

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira Dubai
When: Monday to Friday from 6 to 11 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 4 pm and 6 to 11 pm
Cost: Around AED360 for two people without beverages

The traditional flavours of kimchi and grilled meats to the fusion of Korean and Japanese cuisine ensure that each restaurant on this list promises a memorable dining adventure. Whether you’re seeking a cosy spot for a family gathering or a chic venue for a night out with friends, these establishments provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy Korea’s rich and authentic flavours. With their inviting atmospheres and delicious offerings, these Korean Barbecue places in Dubai will satisfy your cravings and leave you longing for more.

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