Best Korean BBQ in KL and PJ
The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and the city near it; Petaling Jaya (PJ) are known to be two of the most busiest cities in Malaysia. They are also cities where people from multiple ethnicities, nationalities and cultures live.
With that being said, the demand for global and local foods is high in both of these cities especially Korean food. With the rise of the K-Wave (K-Pop, K-Dramas, and K-Beauty) K-Food was not an exception to rising demand among global and Malaysian local citizens. You don’t need to go too far to find a Korean restaurant in KL and PJ. Read on for the list of the 10 best Korean BBQ in KL and PJ.
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1. Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant
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Being one of the longest running Korean barbecue restaurants in Malaysia, Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant has one of the best Korean BBQ in KL. If you’re looking to experience the Korean low tables where you sit cross-legged, this restaurant is the place you are looking for! But, for those who don’t prefer to sit on the floor, fret not, this large outlet also has regular tables where they serve BBQ meat in generous portions!
Location: 27 & 29 Jalan 23/70 A, Sri Hartamas,Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30-11pm
2. Seoul Korea Restaurant
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Seoul Korean Restaurant provides a wide variety of Korean food which includes braised salty beef (Jangjorim), seasoned seaweed (Doljaban Muchim), Korean glass noodle and Korean seaweed soup (Miyeok-guk). On top of that, the ambience and decor of this place are also splendid! You will not regret trying it!
Location: 1-1 Plaza Danau 2, 2, Jalan 3/109f, Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 10pm
3. Sae Ma Eul
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If you’re looking for a Korean BBQ restaurant that will not be smoky, this is the restaurant you are looking for! Sae Ma Eul provides you with flamed charcoal to enjoy the process of making the BBQ. This restaurant is famous for its BBQ meats and also Korean beer!
Location: 1, Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 3pm – 12am
4. Gangnam 88
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Have you heard of Gangnam? No, we’re not talking about the K-Pop song or the city Gangnam. We’re talking about Gangnam 88, one of the best Korean BBQ restaurants in KL! Gangnam 88’s menu has a variety of high-quality Korean BBQ, Hot Pot, Bulgogi, Bibimbap, Ramen, Topokki, Kimchi Soup and other side dishes. The price of the food is also very affordable. Think no more and try it now!
Location: No. 1-1, Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mon’t Kiara, Off, Jalan Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-10pm
Sunday, 11:30am – 10pm
5. Dae Jang Geum Korean Restaurant
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Serving authentic and traditional Korean pork and beef BBQ, Dae Jang Geum should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list for the best Korean BBQ in PJ. Despite being a relatively new branch, Dae Jang Geum provides the best service where the staff are attentive and polite to the customers. You can add this restaurant to your list of the best Korean BBQ restaurants!
Location: 20B-2 and 20B, 3, Jalan 14/20, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 11:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12:30 – 11:30pm
6. Gogigo Korean Restaurant
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Located at the heart of PJ, Gogigo Korean Restaurant serves delicious pork meat and pork belly with 50 varieties of ingredients and Korean side dishes! Every dish is cooked on the exact same day to ensure the freshness of the food. The price range of the BBQ is also reasonable.
Location: 48-2, Jalan PJU 5/11, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 5 – 11:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, 4:30 – 11:30pm
7. Apple Samgyupsal
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If you’re looking for a unique way to eat Korean BBQ, the creative and innovative Apple Samgyupsal has got you covered! The BBQ meat here is covered with apples instead of vegetables. The quality of the beef (bulgogi) and pork belly in this restaurant will not fail to impress you. Apple Samgyupsal will make you fall in love with eating BBQ meat covered with apple slices!
Location: G08, 09 & 10 The Square, Jaya One, Jln Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 10pm
8. BBQ Ma Eul
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Located at Damansara Uptown, BBQ Ma Eul has indoor dining space and an open-air setting which gives this restaurant a more “Korean” vibe to it! The popular dishes here are specially marinated pork and pork ribs. They taste super delicious after being cooked to perfection, making it one of the best Korean BBQ in KL and PJ.
Location: 48, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 12am
9. Bamboo House Korean BBQ Restaurant
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Bamboo House Korean BBQ Restaurant is a walk-in BBQ restaurant that is very popular for its pork belly dish. There are two types of pork belly cuts; steak and thinly sliced meats. Kids aged 6-11 years old can eat at this restaurant for only RM15 and kids less than 5 years old can eat for FREE! It is definitely a place worth trying!
Location: 21, Jalan PJS 8/17, Dataran Mentari, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 11pm
10. Mido Korean BBQ Restaurant
For those looking for a hanok home-feel restaurant that offers you delicious Korean food, Mido Korean BBQ Restaurant is the most apt choice for you! They serve scrumptious Korean dishes such as Korean BBQ, stews, fried chicken wings, kimchi casserole and a variety of Banchan. They also offer the service of Hanbok rental for customers to snap pictures! It is certainly worth your money and time!
Location: No.11G, Jalan SS2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 11.30am – 9.30pm