Top 10 Korean Restaurants in Atlanta
Top 10 Korean Restaurants in Atlanta
There are many people that love Korean food, and Atlanta is becoming a good place to find some of the best Korean cuisine around, especially with the growing Korean population. So if you don’t have the time to find these gems or are new to the area, make sure you check out our list of the top Korean restaurants in Atlanta. You are sure to enjoy them.
Just outside of Buford Highway sits Hae Woon Dae BBQ. The place where you can get all kinds of grilled meat such as charbroiled pork, short ribs, and pork bacon. Hae Woon Bae is the kind of place where you can grill your own meat. That way it is just the way you like it. They also serve kimchi, dumplings, and Korean pancakes. So it has everything you need to enjoy traditional Korean BBQ. You make sure that if you are ever in the area or in the mood for Korean BBQ, check them out.
Also near Buford Highway, Han IL Kwan is a Korean BBQ restaurant. This restaurant serves meaty grilled treats that you can cook yourself. They also have pickled vegetables and lunch specials at low prices. You could even order a hot pot to share when the days start getting colder. Han IL Kwan is also a great place for a party because they are open until 1:00 am every day of the week. So if you looking for a place to party and with good food and drink, this is the place.
Hankook Taqueria is a fast-food eatery that started out as a taco truck, but it has grown at lot since then. Nowadays, Hankook Taqueria sells food that is a mixture of Korean and Mexican food. This is done by using Mexican easy-to-eat tacos and burritos with Korean meats and spices. This creates a very tasty treat that is easy to eat. And since it is fast food, you will be able to get something delicious very fast and be on your way. So if you visit them, it won’t take long for you to grab something and go.
Heirloom Market may be tiny, but they pack a big punch in their food. In this chef-driven restaurant, Chefs Cody and Jiyeon create iconic BBQ foods with the touch of their personal flavor. And because Jiyeon grew up around Korean cuisine, you taste a hint of her favors as you taste the food. And it seems to be working because you will often see lines out the door. So if you are there, be prepared. Also, you should try their famous spicy Korean pork sandwich, it will be worth the wait.
Honey Pig is housed in a very modern space with high ceilings and industrial chic furniture. They have tabletop BBQ, so you can grill your own meat, but you do have the option to let the restaurant grill it themselves. They offer some of the best quality of pork, beef, seafood, chicken, duck, along with unique meats such as pork skin, beef tongue, and intestines. If it is your first time there, make sure to try the pork belly. You will find it similar to bacon and just as good.
The Iron Age is another tabletop Korean BBQ restaurant, but this one has a hip vibe for the younger crowds. And another difference is that it is all-you-can-eat BBQ. Iron Age is set up similar to a nightclub with fluorescent lights making it different from other Korean restaurants in Atlanta. So if you are looking for a place to have a cool party with lots of food, Iron Age is ideal. And while you are there, make sure to try out the garlic pork belly and the ice cream. It will be worth it, so make sure to check it out with your friends.
Kwan’s Deli is a casual corner shop that sells breakfast, deli sandwiches, and Korean dishes. They are committed to serving delicious and affordable meals to the public. They are famous for their freshly made soups and sandwiches, but they are mostly for Bibimbap, a Korean dish consisting of rice topped with sautéed vegetables, chili paste, and beef or other meat, sometimes with a raw or fried egg. Make sure you drop by in order to try out some of the great dishes.
Poor Calvin’s was created by Chef Calvin Phan who was recently featured as one of the top 100 chefs in Atlanta by CulinaryLocal. Poor Calvin’s is a modern, intimate eatery featuring an Asian fusion menu. They have everything from has everything from fried chicken and meatloaf with kale mashed potatoes to pad thai and curry. One of their favorite dishes is the pineapple fried rice. It may say poor on the sign, but you will eat like a king here, so check it out.
So Kong Dong is one of the most family-friendly Korean restaurants in Atlanta. It has some of the best dumplings that just dissolve on your tongue. Once you arrive, you get free sweet-and-salty sweet potato noodles. Then you get to choose your dish. Many suggest the tofu soup and the vegetable dumplings. And if you have a cold, try the kimchi soup. It will be sure to clear your sinuses. So Kong Dong is a great place to take the whole family with you. This is a place you have to try out.
Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl is a very laid-back Korean restaurant in Atlanta. The restaurant is run by Woo Nam Jeong who is lovely known as “Grandma.” Her goal is to make sure anyone has a great experience at her restaurant. Although she may not seem like it, “Grandma” has the skills to impress anyone. You can get anything at the Stone Bowl whether it is regular Korean comfort food or a five-star meal. This is definitely a must-see.
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