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The 10 Best Korean Restaurants In Houston, Texas

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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.

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1. 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

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2. 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

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3. 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)

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4. 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

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5. Bon Ga Korean Restaurant

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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)

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6. 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)

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7. Jang Guem Tofu and BBQ House

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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

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8. Korea House

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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

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9. 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

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10. Korea Garden

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Korea Garden is the last stop on our tour of the best Korean restaurants in Houston. One of the oldest Korean restaurants in the city, we love the wide range of food you can have here. There’s the staple Korean BBQ with the array of meat selection, then the stews, the beef and seasoned vegetables with rice and served in a hot stone bowl, and the crowd favorite: kimchi stew. They also have a list of special drinks you need to try, such as their Soju Bomb.

Korea Garden

Address: 9501 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055, United States

Website: Korea Garden

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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Explore Houston's Korean restaurants

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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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Vanna is privileged to be a child of the Philippines, where spectacular mountains and beaches are never far from her home in the capital region. She works full time as a copywriter for a digital...Read more

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