The 14 Best Korean Restaurants In Houston, Texas - Updated 2022

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Gone are the days when people thought of Houston as the land of cowboys. In some ways it still is, but the city is rapidly changing. People came in from all over the world and they brought with them all the food they loved to eat back home. As a result, Houston’s culinary scene is exploding with tons of food options. You have everything from American and Texan fare to authentic Indian flavors, some of the best Texas BBQ ever, and of course, Korean restaurants. After all, who can resist a good Korean BBQ and all their side dishes and soups? We love Korean food and we think you do, too. So, if ever you find yourself in the city and your tastebuds want some Korean flavors, here are the best Korean restaurants in Houston, Texas.

1. BORI

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

BORI is both a feat of Korean culture and cuisine. This restaurant, with its overall vibe and atmosphere, is a clear fusion of quality ingredients and culturally significant artworks. On the food it offers, BORI serves authentic Korean barbecue using high-quality meat and many Korean feast mainstays. It is among the few Houston restaurants that serve premium Japanese A5 wagyu beef, dry‐aged steaks, filet mignon, and boneless short rib. On the space’s aesthetics, the owner’s pride in the Korean heritage is evident with the exclusive art gallery and garden showcasing the works of Korean artists based in Houston.

The restaurant is open for group gatherings and reservations. It also boasts a great ventilation system for a hassle-free dine-in experience.

BORI

Address: 1453 Witte Rd. Houston, TX 77080

Website: BORI

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 1:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm

2. Korean Noodle House

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Posted by Korean Noodle House on Monday, February 13, 2017

Get a taste of the Eastern region of South Korea with Korean Noodle House. This restaurant specializes in noodle bowls served either hot or cold while the flavors are elevated with special spicy dressings. You would not want to miss the numerous varieties of noodles that it offers. Among the popular choices here are beef, spicy seafood, and kimchi soup noodles.

Its rice cakes and pancakes are also best sellers and best paired with an ice-cold bottle of beer or soju. Customers frequent the family-owned shop for offering dishes for adequate prices.

Korean Noodle House

Address: 10016 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055

Website: Korean Noodle House

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm

3. Oh My Gogi

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Oh My Meat!—is Oh My Gogi! when translated from Korean to English. With its quirky name, it easily leaves an impact on adventurous foodies. This food truck shop offers the right mix of Korean and Mexican food to the streets of Houston. The most frequently mentioned dishes that they serve are ramen and gogi burgers, Korean beef tacos, and kimchi quesadillas.

You wouldn’t miss their truck as it screams with vibrant-colored paint on all the sides. Established in 2011, the franchise has now expanded to nearby towns of Houston such as Pearland and College Station, serving crowds until late at night.

Oh My Gogi

Address: 2504 Amherst Street, Houston, TX 77005

Website: Oh My Gogi

Opening hours: Sun, Tue - Wed: 8pm - 12am; Thu: 8pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 8pm - 3am (closed on Mon)

4. Soho Chicken

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Soho Chicken in Bellaire Boulevard is an Asian fusion restaurant serving classic favorites such as Korean fried chicken and Japanese-style pork tonkatsu. It opened its first shop in Philadelphia in 2009 and branched out 10 years later in Houston.

Capitalizing on chicken as the star of its menu, Soho Chicken assures using only fresh poultry that have been raised without growth-promoting antibiotics in all its servings. The other Asian fusion items on the menu include an array of tasty noodles, soups, seafood, hot pots, and salads.

Soho Chicken

Address: 9393 Bellaire Blvd Ste A3, Houston, TX 77036

Website: Soho Chicken

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 11am - 10pm

5. Dak & Bop

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Craving for Korean-style fried chicken? There is only one place to go: Dak & Bop along Binz Street. Choose among five flavors: soy garlic, medium spicy, sriracha honey-lime, buffalo hot, hot and spicy. Take heed, though! Soy garlic is the mildest and hot and spicy the most impactful, made with Asian peppers for the ultimate, spiciest, smokiest heat. Come just for the dak (Korean for chicken), or try out their other offerings as well, from fusion empanadas that mix Korean and Mexican flavors, to their kimchi fries.

Dak & Bop

Address: 1801 Binz St #120, Houston, TX 77004, United States

Website: Dak & Bop

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 3:30pm

6. Jin Korean BBQ

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This is Jin Korean BBQ and eat-all-you-can Korean BBQ is the name of their game. Grill unlimited premium meats, from Korean-style preparations to prime Black Angus Rib-Eye steak, just the way you like them. In between, try out all the banchan or side dishes, which include cabbage and radish kimchi, Korean-style potato salad, and fish cake. You can also try and grill seafood– just choose from their selection! Some of the offerings include tilapia, spicy squid, and squid bulgogi. Jin Korean BBQ has three other locations: North Houston, Plano, and Arlington.

Jin Korean BBQ

Address: 8338 W Sam Houston Pkwy S #168, Houston, TX 77072, United States

Website: Jin Korean BBQ

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

7. Seoul Garden

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Open since 1994, Seoul Garden is one of the first, if not the original, Korean restaurants in Houston! To make things even better, the restaurant is still run by the same owners. That means consistently high-quality food and customer service for 25 years! Seoul Garden is made for gatherings with loved ones. The menu is filled to the brim with Korean specialties, which all taste better when you have somebody to share them with. Try their house barbecues and cook them on the table-top grill, but don’t forget to check out their stews and special sets as well!

Seoul Garden

Address: 9446 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055, United States

Website: Seoul Garden

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

8. Yori Yori Korean Soft Tofu & Grill

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Sitting right next to a high-demand crowd-pleaser, it’s easy to overlook Yori Yori Korean Soft Tofu & Grill in Blalock Shopping Center’s food court. But when you do get past the peer pressure and get their chewy rice cakes covered in fermented fish sauce, you’ll thank the heavens you ended up here. Other gems on their menu include the spicy seafood bibimbap and the kimchi pancakes, which are great for sharing (but it’s fine if you want to keep it all to yourself). Dine-in or take it home to eat.

Yori Yori Korean Soft Tofu & Grill

Address: Blalock Shopping Center, 1302 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77055, United States

Website: Yori Yori Korean Soft Tofu & Grill

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

9. Bon Ga Korean Restaurant

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Posted by Bon Ga Korean Restaurant on Sunday, August 11, 2019

Located in the heart of Koreatown is a Korean restaurant you definitely need to try. Bon Ga Korean Restaurant tries to keep the authentic flavors intact by serving all-traditional Korean favorites, made with fresh ingredients and all from scratch. Whether you’re eating the dumplings or the soup or a noodle dish, or you’re feasting on all the kimchi you can eat, you’ll definitely feel the love

Bon Ga Korean Restaurant

Address: 9861 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055, United States

Website: Bon Ga Korean Restaurant

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

10. The ToreOre

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Another shoo-in for the title of Best Korean-style Fried Chicken in Houston is The ToreOre’s hot and spicy chicken, coated in thick chili sauce that is known to make your nostrils and tongue flare. You’ll want to keep some milk nearby as you devour this because although it’s one hell of a spicy treat, it’s also absolutely delicious. If you want a tamer version, simply opt for the original fried chicken, golden and slightly salty, just the way you want it to be.

The ToreOre

Address: H Mart, 1302 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77055, United States

Website: The ToreOre

Opening hours: 10am - 8:45pm (daily)

11. Jang Guem Tofu and BBQ House

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Posted by Jang Guem Tofu and BBQ House on Friday, February 14, 2020

Big meals of Korean fusion cuisine is what landed Jang Guem Tofu and BBQ House on our list of the best Korean restaurants in Houston. Just look at that setup! Our mouths are already watering. Every menu item, from the tofu dishes to the incredible array of heartwarming soups will make you feel right at home. It’s also quite a stylish restaurant, decorated from ceiling to floor with earth tones to let the great food shine.

Jang Guem Tofu and BBQ House

Address: Sterling Plaza, 9896 Bellaire Blvd suite J, Houston, TX 77036, United States

Website: Jang Guem Tofu and BBQ House

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

12. Korea House

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Posted by Korea House on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Another eat-all-you-can restaurant you should definitely check out is Korea House along Long Point Road. You’ll have a long list of unlimited meats to choose from, with options such as beef short rib or galbi, marinated in Korea House’s special soy sauce, grilled shrimp, pork jowl in all its marbled glory, thin-sliced beef tongue, pork belly, and sweet and spicy Korean fried chicken. And then you also have other menu items such as beef rib mild broth, homemade dumpling soup, sliced beef and noodles in beef bone broth, rice porridge with abalone, and Korean rice cake soup.

Korea House

Address: 10078 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055, United States

Website: Korea House

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

13. Gen Korean BBQ House

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Meat is such a focal point in Korean cuisine, and barbecue is also an integral part of their culinary traditions, which is why it’s not hard to understand why there are so many Korean barbecue restaurants not just in Houston, but all over the world, really. One of the latest to open a branch in Houston is Gen Korean BBQ House, and thank God they did. This is a premium all-you-can-eat-KBBQ dining experience set in a bar-like restaurant complete with ambient lighting and plush seats. Must try cuts of meat include the premium beef tongue, Hawaiian pork belly, cheese pork cutlet, and KFC, which stands for Korean fried chicken.

Gen Korean BBQ House

Address: 3201 Louisiana St. #101, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Website: Gen Korean BBQ House

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

14. Korea Garden Restaurant

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Posted by Korea Garden Restaurant on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Enjoy a traditional Korean meal in one of Houston’s oldest Korean dining destinations, Korea Garden Restaurant. True to its name, this restaurant houses a beautiful garden and fountain setup that appears coherent to the general ambiance of the space. The booth-like seating provides little privacy when savoring the restaurant’s authentic Korean food.

Its presence in the Houston food landscape for over 30 years has made itself a recommended place for grill-it-yourself barbecue, traditional Asian stews, and various kimchi. Its all-day menu also features rice, noodles, fish, and hot pot options.

Korea Garden Restaurant

Address: 9501 Long Point Rd, Ste Z, Houston TX 77055

Website: Korea Garden Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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We apologize. Truth be told, we’re in the mood for some Korean food as well! Do us a favor and eat your way through Houston’s impressive collection of Korean restaurants. Enjoy and don’t forget to pace yourself!

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