Top 10 Korean Restaurants In Boston, Massachusetts

korean restaurants in boston
Sharon A.
Sharon A.  
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Unlike New York City and Los Angeles, there is no Koreatown in Boston, but this does not mean that you can’t indulge in Korean delicacies in the area. All you have to do is head over to Brighton and Harvard avenues where you will find a cornucopia of great Korean restaurants serving authentic Korean cuisines under Korean-inspired atmospheres. Whether you want bulgogi on an open flame right in front of your eyes at the dinner table, or you want the ever-delicious Kimchi fried rice, Boston is rich with restaurants that will put an end to your craving of Korean foods. With that said, read on to discover the best Korean restaurants in Boston, Massachusetts.

1. Bonchon Chicken

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Posted by Bonchon on Saturday, 17 August 2019

Bonchon Chicken is one of the leading restaurant chains in Korea, and also among the finest you will find in Boston. It is widely known for its double-fried chicken with light but crunchy skin available in a variety of addictive flavors such as Spicy Hot Garlic, and Savory Soy Garlic. The restaurant is open till 11pm every day, and it is a favorite joint for those looking for KFC alternatives. They also have three branches in Boston.

Bonchon Chicken

Address: 123 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

Website: Bonchon Chicken

Opening hours: 11:30am - 11pm (daily)

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2. Korean Garden

Korean Garden has the best bibimbap and a variety of Korean soups worth checking out for anyone who wants to have a taste of the heart and soul of Korea. The beef and vegetable dumplings served in beef broth in this restaurant are in a class of their own. The joint is also known as the place to go to if you want the best Korean barbecues in Boston. However, their menu is quite extensive and features a variety of Korean cuisines, including chicken gui, galbi and plenty of banchan.

Korean Garden

Address: 122 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

Website: Korean Garden

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm

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3. HAJU Kitchen

Whether you are accustomed to Korean foods or it is your first time to try them out, HAJU Kitchen will always open its doors to give you a great Korean dining experience. The restaurant not only offers a variety of Korean specials in their menu, including the popular udon soup and the hot clay pot bibimbap, but also they have an abundantly kind and solicitous wait staff. Besides, the ambiance is great and the service is fast, friendly and professional.

HAJU Kitchen

Address: 175 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Website: HAJU Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 10:15pm; Sun: 12pm - 11pm

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4. Coreanos

Coreanos is simple and unpretentious, offering both standard and Korean fusion delicacies in Boston. If you are looking for a great place to dig into bibimbap, crunchy Korean fried chicken, and freshly grilled meals in all flavors, then you have every motivation to check out Coreanos. You can go fully Korean with fish cakes, vegetable, and rice cake, or you can try their great fusion options such as kimchi fritas, kimchi quesadilla or Korean tacos. Coreanos will not disappoint whether you want to go heavy on Korean foods or if you need a light snack to keep your day going.


Address: 172 Brighton Ave. Allston, MA 02134

Website: Coreanos

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm

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Boston Tour Guide

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As a Boston tour guide, I have the added experience of being a world traveler. For many years, I frequently visited Europe, Asia, and Latin America on business. During this time, I also organized tours of the USA, Europe and Asia for my business clients. I now bring this passion, excitement and expertise to the Boston area.By exploring the globe, I was exposed to various cultures, and this unique perspective has taught me what appeals to people when visiting a new part of the country or a new part of the world. My fluency in English and Turkish, and my advanced skills in Spanish and intermediate skills in French, also help me to service a wider range of tourists and business people.I moved to Boston, Massachusetts several years ago, and I now reside in Brookline. I have three children, so I develop my tours to accommodate families with kids, couples, and individuals who want to visit and learn about the rich history and culture of Boston. As a parent, I know that Boston is a great place for higher education, and I have knowledge of the colleges and universities in the area.I customize tours to suit the needs and preferences of my customers. Whether you want a walking tour, a riding tour, or a little of both, I can create an itinerary that showcases the best of what Boston has to offer.My one day tours are educational and entertaining, and include the history, culture, personalities, architecture and, even the shopping areas of this renowned city. At the end of the tour you will be happy and satisfied when you realize you've seen so much in just a short time.I am here to share my knowledge of Boston, Cambridge and all of New England with you, and help you to enjoy your visit so you can explore the must-see parts of this great city. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you around the city, so please send me a message if you have any questions.Thank you for reading.

5. Suishaya Boston

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Posted by Boston Foodies on Thursday, 19 May 2016

The look of Suishaya Boston from outside can easily betray the rich tastes and flavors being served on the inside. However, it is a favorite for most foodies in Boston who are into Korean cuisine. Its rich menu features a variety of traditional and modern Korean cuisines, and you will be pleasantly pleased to learn that the restaurant is reputed to have some of the best dol bibimbop among all the Korean restaurants in Boston. You are also bound to fall in love with their seafood varieties, which always taste as if they were plucked from the sea that very morning – extremely fresh, tender, and flavorful.

Suishaya Boston

Address: 2 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111, USA

Website: Suishaya Boston

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 12pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am

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6. Buk Kyung

Dolsot Bibimbop; an assortment of veggies, white rice, fried egg and your choice of tofu or beef cooked in a sizzling...

Posted by Buk Kyung Restaurant on Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Buk Kyung specializes in menus that features Chinese-influenced Korean foods but is actually known to be the closest you will ever get to truly authentic Korean dishes in Boston. This family-run, unpretentious restaurant is very popular for their large plates of noodles and tasty marinated grilled meats. In addition to the noodle dishes, they also offer fried rice dishes that feature lots of meats and vegetables.

Buk Kyung

Address: 151 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

Website: Buk Kyung

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun: 11:30am - 9pm

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7. Seoul Soulongtang

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Posted by Thuy Nguyen on Tuesday, 18 October 2016

In Korean, Seolleongtang means beef bone soup. The name of the restaurant, Seoul Soulongtang, is, therefore, very clever, given that it is the Korean oxtail soup is the main reason for the popularity of this restaurant in Boston. The soup is a local specialty in Seoul and its preparation features the extraction of flavors from brisket and ox bones following hours of being boiled. The milky and flavorful broth is usually served with thin beef cuts, vermicelli noodles, and plenty of chopped scallions.

Seoul Soulongtang

Address: 1245 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134, USA

Website: Seoul Soulongtang

Opening hours: 11am - 10:30pm (daily)

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8. Kimchipapi Kitchen

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Posted by Kimchipapi Kitchen on Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Kimchipap Kitchen is a relatively new entrant into the Allston Korean food scenes but it has risen to become of the best joints to check out when you want great Korean foods in Boston. The restaurant is owned by Joon Son – a proud Allston resident who is keen on establishing a legacy of serving a fusion of Japanese and Korean dishes.

Kimchipapi Kitchen

Address: 81 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

Website: Kimchipapi Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 2am; Sun: 11:30am - 9pm

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9. Kaju Tofu House

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Posted by Kaju Tofu House on Thursday, 4 July 2019

Kaju Tofu House has ruled the Boston Korean restaurant scenes for many years and is the recipient of several excellence awards as far as serving Korean delicacies in Boston goes. It offers an incredible range of Korean dishes, with the sundudbu jjigae that normally comes bubbling in a traditional stone bowl being its signature dish. When visiting here, you should also give the soft tofu soup and the kimchi stew a try given that it is their other most popular dishes.

Kaju Tofu House

Address: 56 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

Website: Kaju Tofu House

Opening hours: 10am - 9:20pm (daily)

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10. Koy

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Posted by Koy Boston on Thursday, 7 March 2019

Finally, the last but not the least in our list of the top Korean restaurants in Boston is Koy. This is where you find the tastiest bulgogi and galbi barbecue in Boston. Additionally, Koy has a rich menu of Korean fusion featuring dumplings, noodles, bibimbap, fried rice dishes, and makimono rolls. They also have a sake and soju bar with a variety of sake cocktails, soju infusions, and soju sangrias. The Asian pop art and the bright-colored walls of the restaurant’s interior also does a good job in creating a convivial atmosphere to let you enjoy your meals.


Address: 16 North St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

Website: Koy

Opening hours: 11am - 12am

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Enjoy the best Korean dishes in Boston

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By walking into any of these top nine Korean restaurants in Boston, Massachusetts, you will have a chance to feast on some of the best dishes Korea has to offer. No need to take a flight to Seoul, or go Koreatowns in LA and NYC to enjoy these flavorful, and yummy cuisines.

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Sharon, also known as Shaz, resides in the vibrant City in the Sun. Her passion is to travel, immerse herself in diverse cultures, savor their cuisines, dance with the locals, and share her...Read more

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