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Top 10 Korean Restaurants You Need To Check Out In JB

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What’s popping, foodies! Jumping on the bandwagon of the K-pop craze, Korean cuisine has really taken its roots in the food scene of Malaysia in these recent years. It has become a lot of people’s favourite cuisine of all time because of its scrumptiousness and uniqueness. What are the most legit Korean restaurants in JB? Wouldn’t you like to find out?

Top 10 Korean Restaurants You Need To Check Out In JB

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1. Jeju Korea Restaurant

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A Korean restaurant that’s well frequented by regular and nearby visitors, you’d be surprised by the number of side dishes that are served. Any regular Korean restaurant will probably only serve up to 5 side dishes but not here. There are 15 side dishes in total – kimchi, bean sprout, mushroom, mashed sweet potato and the list goes on and on! When it comes to the meat, they’re nicely marinated and the staffs are experienced in cooking it to the perfect tenderness. Just sit back and relax.

📍 22, Jalan Indah 15/3, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor.

🕐 11.30am – 11pm (Daily)

2. Jang Won Korea BBQ Charcoal

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If you ask any Johorean to recommend a Korean restaurant, no doubt, most of them would reply with ‘Jang Won’ because it’s one of the oldest Korean restaurants in town! Conveniently located nearby the checkpoint, you’ll notice Singaporeans dropping by as well. Thanks to the smoke extract system, there’s close to being no smoke at all – squeaky clean with no hint of oiliness. Enjoy yourself in the most comfortable setting possible with the best-barbequed meat. Perhaps, a bottle of soju too?

📍 K3-211, Block C, Perniagaan Stulang Laut, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor.

🕐 11am – 11pm (Daily)

3. Kim Chi & BBQ

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We’re going to let you in on a top-secret. Ready? We heard that they serve one of the best seafood pancakes, each pancake’s filled with generous fillings and fried to the spot-on crispiness. The crunch you’ll hear when you sink your teeth in makes the dining experience here all the more wonderful. Furthermore, a little burnt flavour manages to creep into the pancake as a nice finishing as well. Doesn’t it sound irresistible?

📍 37-39, Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor.

🕐 10.30am – 10pm (Daily)

4. Palsaik Korean BBQ

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Letting you taste a total of 8 flavours with unique and quirky flavours like wine, curry and miso paste, it really does justify the price you’d be paying. On top of that, rest assured that the quality of the meat used is guaranteed because they only serve the very best. The next time you have the chance, why not try out their clamp soup? Heard that it’s pretty good and the seafood’s really fresh too.

📍 51, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/2, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor.

🕐 11.30am – 10.30pm (Daily)

5. Myeong Dong Korean BBQ Buffet

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What’s the best kind of meal? Of course, it’s going to be the all-you-can-eat buffet! Come on, you feel us too right. Buffet never fails to satisfy us and not to forget, they’re all pretty affordable. Here, different cuts and marinations can be found like herbal, curry, wine and garlic teriyaki. And with not more than RM30, you can walk away with a contented stomach. What a steal!

📍 58-1, Jalan Austin Heights 8/7, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor.

🕐 5.10pm – 11pm (Mon – Thu), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sun)

6. Korean BBQ Nam Moon

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Embellished with wooden backdrop and tatami seatings, welcoming ambience envelops the place, bringing family and friends closer together. Offering only the most honest and genuine dining experience with an unpretentious menu, your time here will never be dull as you gobble down juicy meat such as beef and bacon. Only good times prevail in this spot!

📍 31, Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor.

🕐 11am – 10pm (Daily)

7. Sodam Korean BBQ Restaurant

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Menu ranges from standard Korean BBQ to a variety of Korean dishes like kimchi pancake, kimchi stew, tteokbokki, bulgogi and more. In addition, you can find really amazing fried chicken here with the most well-received flavour being garlic soy-sauce. Pairing it with a bottle of soju would unquestionably be the best way to enjoy the fried chickens, call up your friends now!

📍 1-A, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/1, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor.

🕐 12pm – 11pm (Daily)

8. Nam San Seoul Korean BBQ

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Cosy environment greets you as you step a foot into the place. No matter family, friends or colleagues, everyone’s welcomed here. Like every other Korean BBQ, you can expect really great banchan (side dishes) and a myriad of meat to compliment. What else do we like about them? Slices of pork here are fairly generous. Well, everyone likes a thick cut right.

📍 4, Jalan, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor.

🕐 11am – 10pm (Daily)

9. Sisters BBQ Korean Family Restaurant

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Ever since its opening, it has received nothing but praises and good reviews from their customers. You have to see it for yourself.

“Very good food. Fast service despite being full on a Friday evening. The bbq pork is excellent! The pancake is the best I have tried yet. Crispy, fragrant and slightly chewy. Lady boss is friendly and all smiles. Great service!”
– Angelin Teo from Google Review –

📍 37, Jalan Indah 15/2, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor.

🕐 11am – 10pm (Daily)

10. Han Korea Bbq

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The authentic taste of each dish on the menu will teleport you to Seoul, a myriad of meat, seafood and vegetables, all the while encouraging a moment of togetherness with friends and family members. Screams a great place for hangout, for sure.

📍 76, Jalan Molek 1/28, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor.

🕐 11.30am – 11pm (Daily)

Top 10 Korean Restaurants You Need To Check Out In JB

After reading this listicle, what are your plans this weekend? Don’t be a couch potato and just laze around the whole day. Call up your friends and have a good time with them! When was the last time you went all out and go crazy anyway?

Read also: 10 Convenient, Best Eats Nearby CIQ For Both Locals & Tourists

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