21 best Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore that are sure to satisfy those K-drama induced cravings

Korean barbecues have been all the rage for a while now… and there’s no sign of stopping its popularity.

From budget options, to premium outlets – Korean BBQ has it all, and appeals to all – from the secondary student on a budget, to working adults looking to treat themselves after a long day of work.

And if you’re looking for a Korean BBQ restaurant to hang out with your friends at, here’s your list of 17 best all-you-can-eat Korean barbecues you can find in Singapore.

1. Oppa Korean BBQ Buffet

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OPPA Korean BBQ Buffet brings a decent spread of meats alongside a cheery, bright atmosphere, with K-pop music and shows playing within the restaurant’s four walls.

For only SGD 14/pax for adults and SGD 12/pax for students (up to secondary school) for an all-you-can-eat party, what’s not to like?

P.S. It also has a window looking out to the ice-skating rink next to Oppa Korean BBQ Buffet so you can admire as the ice-skaters whizz by gracefully across the ice as you barbecue…or you could cackle as people slip and fall on the ice, you sadist.

Expected damage: Mon – Thurs: SGD 14 (Adult) | Fri – Sun: SGD 24 (Adult) | Sat & Sun: SGD 24

For the child pricing scheme, OPPA divides children into three separate categories: youth, kid, and toddler respectively. Click here for more information.

Opening hours: 11:30AM – 10:30PM

Location: JCube, #03-10, 2 Jurong East Central 1, 609731

2. Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ

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Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ’s various outlets dotted around the island are almost always packed to the brim with customers, and with good reason – the price – at SGD 14/pax – and its decent quality meats. Psst, foodies! From now to 31 July, Ssikkek has a promotion where the more people you bring with you, the better the discount, up to 20% off. Check it out here if you’re interested!

Expected damage: Weekday Lunch: SGD 14 (Adult); SGD 9 (Child) | Weekday Dinner: SGD 24 (Adult); SGD 18 (Child)

Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30AM – 2:30PM | Mon – Fri: 5:00PM – 11:00PM | Sat & Sun: 11:30AM – 11:00PM

Location: For the list of all the branches, click here.

3. I’m KIM Korean BBQ

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Humble and unpretentious – I’m KIM Korean BBQ is precisely what it advertises itself to be – a Korean barbecue all-you-can-eat meat buffet, at an affordable price of $14.90 during weekday lunch hours.

The number of students it draws during its lunch hours is probably testimony of its good quality, yet affordable price tag.

P.S. Make sure to try their Volcano Chicken, an exclusive you only can find in I’m KIM outlets!

Expected damage: Weekday Lunch: SGD 14.90 (Adult); SGD 9.90 (Child) | Weekday Dinner & Weekend Lunch: SGD 22.90 (Adult); SGD 18.90 (Child) | Weekend Dinner: SGD 25.90 (Adult); SGD 18.90 (Child)

Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 11:30 – 15:30 | 17:30 – 22:30

Location: School Of The Arts (SOTA), #01-04/05/06/07, 1 Zubir Said Drive, 227968

4. Daessiksin Korean BBQ Buffet

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Even if you’ve never been to Daessiksin, chances are, you’ve passed by one of their many, many outlets.

Daessiksin is a no-frills, Korean barbeque priced at S$14, with its fair share of decent quality meats, and its ability to draw crowds from people wanting their share of mouth-watering meats, without the wallet-aching price tags.

There’re also metal suction pipes above each table so you won’t leave with the trademark barbeque stench.

Guilt free both on your clothes, and your wallet. What’s not to love?

Expected damage: Weekday Lunch: SGD 14.90 (Adult); SGD 8.90 (Child) | Weekday Dinner: SGD 24.90 (Adult); SGD 18.90 (Child) | Weekends: SGD 24.90 (Adult); SGD 18.90 (Child), drinks included.

Opening hours: 10:00AM – 10:00PM

Location: For the list of all the branches, click here. https://www.hungrygowhere.com/search-results/?group=Daessiksin

5. K.Cook Korean BBQ Buffet

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K.Cook Korean BBQ is located at the heart of Singapore itself – Orchard (or Somerset, if you want to be exact), provides a good bird’s eye view of the busy Orchard streets from up on the seventh floor, and to boot, is relatively affordable at SGD 14.90/pax.

Plus, we can’t deny the ambience is just to die for, especially at night, when the restaurant switches on the neon lights to create a bar-esque sort of ambience, with a killer neon-lit streets of Singapore at night.

Expected damage: Weekday Lunch: SGD 14.90 (Adult); SGD 8.90 (Child) | Weekday Dinner: SGD 24.90; SGD 18.90 (Child) | Additional SGD 2 on weekends, PH eve and PH

Opening hours: Lunch: Mon to Fri: 11:30 – 15:00 | Sat, Sun, PH & Eve of PH: 11:30 – 22:00; Dinner: Mon to Thu: 17:30 – 22:00 | Fri to Sun, PH & Eve of PH: 17:00 – 22:00

Location: #07-01 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, 238896

6. 2D1N Soju Bang

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Good news for those looking for supper joints that serve Korean BBQ! 2D1N Soju Bang opens all the way till 2AM for the night owls out there.

Satisfy some of that KBBQ late night craving at a pretty reasonable price at SGD 24.

Expected damage: Weekday Lunch: SGD 15 (Adult); SGD 12 (Child) | Weekday Dinner: SGD 24 (Adult); SGD 15 (Child)

Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Fri – Sat: 5:30 PM – 02:00 AM | Sun & PH – Thu: 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM | Eve of PH: 5:30 PM – 02:00 AM

Location: 46 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, 088467 | GoH & GoH Building, 120 Upper Bukit Timah Road, 588174

7. Gaia Korean Grill + Bar

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Get your fix for Korean BBQ while still remaining healthy – Gaia Korean Grill + Bar was founded by Chef Chun Nam Won, who is a cancer survivor who is dedicated to offering healthy, clean, yet tasty food.

Tasty yet healthy? Count us in.

Expected damage: from SGD 25/pax, depending on which platter is chosen. For more details, click on the online menu here.

Opening hours: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Location: 17E Lorong Liput, 277731

8. Ju Shin Jung

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Besides an unlimited flow of meats, Ju Shin Jung lets have a choice of one of the five mains offered. Sounds like good news to those with a ravenous appetite!

What also makes Ju Shin Jung special is that it is primarily family-centric, which extends to also having designated children play-areas within the restaurant, that your kids will be sure to love!

P.S. Ju Shin Jung is also currently holding a promotion for their weekday BBQ buffet (Mon – Thurs), where if you have three people, the third person gets a 50% discount on their bill, and if you bring four people, it will be at the price of three pax instead of four.

Come along and bring your friends and family here!

Expected damage: Lunch: SGD 29 (Adults); SGD 16 (Child) | Dinner: SGD 35 (Adults); SGD 19 (Child). Each branch has a different menu so be sure to check it out first here.

Opening hours: Lunch: 12:00PM – 3:00PM (last order at 2.30PM) | Dinner: 6:00PM – 11:00PM (last order at 10:00PM)

Locations: 27 West Coast Highway #01-18/19 Westway IF Singapore 117867 | 102 Guillemard Road #01-01 Singapore 399719 | 11 Unity St #01-30 Robertson Walk Singapore 237995 | 30 East Coast Road, Katong V #03-12 Singapore 428751

9. Hansik Korean Family Restaurant

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North-Easterners rejoice – there is a Korean BBQ place nearby for you too, at Hougang’s Heartland Mall.

Hansik Korean Family Restaurant has the usual selection of meats available at regular Korean barbecues, but with a touch of home-style cooking that is sure to appeal to those seeking authentic Korean cuisine (without it being too over-the-top).

Must-tries are the boneless Beef Rib (SGD 38) and Green Tea Pork Belly (SGD 23).

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Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30AM – 3:00PM; 5:00PM – 10:00PM | Sat, Sun & PH: 11:00AM – 3:30AM; 5:00PM – 10:00PM

Location: Heartland Mall, #2-00, 205 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530205

10. Super Star K

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Super Star K is hugely raved about for premium quality meats, at a relatively affordable price, featuring cuts like prime beef (SGD 29), beef ribs (SGD 36), the famed kurobuta (SGD 29) and salted pork neck (SGD 19).

Be warned though, the queues can get pretty long. We suggest reserving seats, which Super Star K accepts, for groups of 4 and above for dinners on Tuesday to Thursday.

Check out the online menu here.

Opening hours: Tue – Sun: 11:30AM – 2:30PM | Tue – Sat: 5:30PM – 11:00PM | Mon: Closed

Location: 75 Tanjong Pagar Rd, 088496

11. Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ

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We’d be hard pressed to find almost anyone who doesn’t like cheese (we think). Because for those who do: this is your paradise. Barbecued meats with loads of stringy cheese? Sign us up.

Seorae Galmaegi isn’t just famous for its cheese moat though (although we think that’s reason enough to want to go there!), it brands itself on its namesake.

It is the first Korean BBQ restaurant to serve Galmaegi-sal (SGD 21.90), a unique part of the pig between its ribs and belly that was only served to the Royal Family of Korean in ancient times, which Seorae Galmaegi has now brought to us commoners.

Check out the online menu here.

Opening hours: Sun to Thu:  11.30AM – 10:00PM | Fri and Sat:   11.30AM – 11:00PM

Location: Plaza Singapura, #02-01, 68 Orchard Rd, 238839 | Jem, #B1-10, 50 Jurong Gateway Road

12. Nanta Korean BBQ

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Tucked away in unassuming Goldhill Shopping Centre, Nanta Korean BBQ hides a pretty big interior with plenty of space, as well as a cute pig mascot hanging out by the front of the store.

This is another one for the cheese-lovers – it also has a cheese moat where you can dunk your meats (or whatever you want) in it, scoop it up, then chomp it all down in one go!

Check out the online menu here.

Opening hours: 11:30AM – 3:00PM; 6:00PM – 11:00PM

Location: Goldhill Shopping Centre, #01-175/176/177, 175 Thomson Road, 307624

13. Kim’s Family Food Restaurant

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If you want to have a taste of authentic, hearty, home-cooked Korean BBQ meats, Kim’s Family Food – a family restaurant with cosy ambience is the place for you.

If you’re bringing over company who are not too keen on BBQ meats, there are other side dishes and mains available too, to cater to every palate. The perfect place for large family gatherings, we reckon.

P.S. They’re also very generous with their sides, serving around 12 banchans per table, and are refillable.

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Opening hours: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM | 5:00 PM – 22:00 PM

Location: Kilat Court, #01-06, 17 Lorong Kilat, 598139 |

14. Bigmama BBQ & Beer

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Another family-style restaurant, what differentiates Bigmama from other restaurants is its good selection of food and meats, as well as its service. We are talking about their bubbly Korean manager who will greet you, as well as recommend dishes, if you’re undecided – truly feeling like the family-style restaurant that it is.

It also allows you to choose how to cook your meats, between the healthier oven-roasted meats or charcoal grilling.

P.S. Not to be confused with its other outlet, Bigmama Korean Restaurant, which isn’t so focused on Korean BBQ.

Expected damage: Prices unavailable online, but you can check out the online menu here.

Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 11.30AM – 3:00PM; 5:30PM – 10:00PM | Sun: Closed

Location: Centros, #01-01, 20 Biopolis Way, Singapore 138668

15. Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant

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With fairy lights adorning the interior of the restaurant, this is sure to make any K-pop or K-drama loving fanatic to truly feel like they’ve stepped right into a Korean rom-com drama themselves.

Must-tries include their mouth-watering meats like Barbecue Prime Wagyu Beef Ribs (SGD 39) and Ganjang Chicken (SGD 20), and their Marinated Prime Beef Short Ribs (SGD 45)

Check out their online menu on their Facebook page.

Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 11:00AM – 3:00PM; 5:00PM – 12:00AM | Fri: 5:00PM – 1:00AM | Sat: 11:00AM – 1:00AM | Sun: 11:00AM – 12:00AM

Location: 134 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088538

16. Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ

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Wang Dae Bak brands itself as an authentic Korean restaurant, even down to having free-flow side dishes, which only Korean BBQ buffets in Singapore seem to have.

But wait, that’s not its only selling point! Wang Dae Bak also sells very uniquely marinated meats like their Herb Wine Pork Belly (SGD 20), chicken gizzard (SGD 18), beef tongue (SGD 28), alongside the usual set of marinated meats served in Korean BBQ joints.

Check out their online menu here.

Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 11:30AM – 2:30PM; 5:30PM – 10:30PM

Location: China Square Central, #01-64, 22 Cross Street, 048421 | Telok Ayer Conservation Area, 98 Amoy Street, 069918

17. The Gogi

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The Gogi is another authentic Korean restaurant, with Korean servers, and Korean cooks cooking up a storm in the kitchens behind.

Having only come to the KBBQ scene only in 2016, it still poses as a pretty good contender amongst all the other Korean restaurants out there – it is almost always packed to the brim with office workers in both lunch hours, and dinner, testament to how good it is.

What perhaps differentiates The Gogi from others is its personable service from its staff, and the attentive care to their customers.

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Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 11:30AM – 3:00PM; Sun: 5:30PM – 10:00PM

Location: 321 Alexandra Road, #03-01, Alexandra Central, 159971

18. 8 Eight Korean BBQ

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8 Eight Korean BBQ is where you wanna go if you’re a meat connoisseur – or if you straight up just want to try bougie meat, like their specialty meat – the Mangalitza pork meat (SGD 45), a meat of Hungarian origin.

What’s special about the Mangalitza meat is its sheer tenderness and juiciness of the pork, often called the Kobe beef of pork, with twice the amount of marbling than regular pork.

But wait, that’s not all – they also offer three types of premium beef – Argentinian beef (SGD 58), US prime beef (SGD 42), and melt-in-your-mouth Wagyu beef (SGD 110).

Meat lovers (and non-meat lovers!) – you’re sure not to regret coming here.

P.S. Mangalitza meat also has a lower cholesterol level than regular pork, so for the health conscious, there’s no more reason for you to avoid 8 Eight Korean BBQ.

Check out their online menu here.

Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30AM – 2:00PM, 3:00PM – 10:00PM | Sat & Sun: 11.30AM – 10PM

Location: Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen St, #02-79/90, Singapore 059817 | Shaw Centre #04-20/21, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208

Chope Deal: Get up to 30% off at 8 Eight Korean BBQ

19. CHANG Korean Charcoal BBQ Restaurant

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Frankly speaking, we feel the perfect marbling on the beef prime rib (SGD 52) speaks for itself already, and if you aren’t already salivating by now, we think you need to get yourself checked. Now.

CHANG Restaurant is another place which serves up premium cuts of meats, for a pretty steep price, but honestly? Worth. Every. Penny, we’d say.

Favourites include the pictured Prime Rib of Beef (SGD 52), and Kurobuta Belly (SGD 37).

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Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 71 Loewen Road, #01-01, 248846

20. Hyang-To-Gol Korean Restaurant

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Amongst the bevy of street-style Korean BBQ out there, Hyang-To-Gol Korean Restaurant makes this a luxurious, ritzy affair, serving the most premium cuts of meats like Wagyu beef with an extensive menu of over 25 items from the BBQ section alone.

Since Hyang-To-Gol Korean Restaurant is about the ritzy and luxurious, there is no need to cook the meats yourself; you can just kick back, relax, and let the experts handle the premium meats with the care they need.

Check out their online menu here.

Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 11:30AM – 3:00PM | 6:00PM -10:30 PM

Location: Amara Hotel, #02-00, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, 088539

21. Kko Chi Bar

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Sick of the same ol’ same ol’ marinated sliced meats and pork belly or whatever else that comes to mind with the usual Korean BBQ fares in Singapore?

Well, Kko Chi Bar is a BBQ Restaurant as well, but it has a very different appeal altogether, with it specialising in barbecued meat skewers.

While you might think that maybe it’s not too different from the traditional Japanese Yakiniku, what differentiates this and makes it truly special is its very own special auto-rotating skewer machine, where you can watch as the meats cook in front of you.

Kick back, relax after a long day at work, and let the machines do it for you.

Check out their online menu here.

Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30AM – 2.30PM; 5.30PM – 11:30PM | Sat: 6:00PM – 6:00AM | Sun: Closed

Location: 10 Craig Road, Singapore 089670

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