The 10 Best Korean Restaurants In Seattle, Washington

korean restaurants in seattle

Take a trip to Seattle in Washington the next time you are planning to have an enjoyable vacation. Seattle is home to fantastic contemporary buildings. The skyscrapers are scattered throughout. But, it is not just the skyscrapers that are going to take your breath away. As you are exploring the city, you will realize how Seattle is blessed with natural beauty including the magnificent mountains and idyllic parks. Enjoy Seattle from high above by making a stop at Space Needle. The observation tower is famous for its floor-to-forever glass windows. Make sure to also visit Chihuly Garden and Glass that features a mind-blowing collection of glass art pieces by Dale Chihuly that can be enjoyed both indoor and outdoor. While adventuring in Seattle, you should make stops at some of the Korean restaurants to satisfy your appetite. Read on and you will find the best Korean restaurants in Seattle, Washington.

1. One Pot Stew

Serving delicious Korean appetizers, stew pots, as well as a selection of juices, beers and soju, One Pot Stew is the first Korean restaurant on the list that you cannot miss. For starters, you may want to order mandoo (steamed Korean dumplings) before moving on to a Kimchi stew and bibimbap that you can cook on the table. Do not forget to order a soju or a Korean rice punch as accompaniment. If you prefer juice, a crushed pear juice or a grape juice would be perfect.

One Pot Stew

Address: 506 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

Website: One Pot Stew

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 9:30pm

2. Kimchi House

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


Posted by Kimchi House on Friday, September 13, 2013

Serving both traditional and modern Korean dishes in a stylish setting, Kimchi House is most famous for its kimchi. You will be served rotating kimchi options, just pick what you like and enjoy. If you are extremely hungry, you can always order kimchi fried rice with spicy chicken, spicy pork, and pork belly. But, if you just want to stop by to relax and eat something delicious, a kimchi pork pancake would be superb. Take note that this restaurant only accepts cash.

Kimchi House

Address: 5809 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

Website: Kimchi House

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)

3. Palmi Korean BBQ

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Do you know how delectable Korean barbecue is? If you have never tried it before, you should definitely make a stop at Palmi Korean BBQ. But, if you know how tasty it is, you should also drop by the restaurant simply because you want to sample heavenly dishes. You can enjoy your Korean barbecue in a casual space that features narrow brick walls throughout. Other than premium cuts of meat for grilling, the restaurant also serves other Korean dishes such as bulgogi and bibimbap.

Palmi Korean BBQ

Address: 4538 University Way, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

Website: Palmi Korean BBQ

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

4. Kimchi Bistro

Although this restaurant may not be that fancy, the simple setting of the restaurant provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Tucked away in the Broadway Alley building, Kimchi Bistro serves appetizers such as tofu kimchi and kimchi jun, entrees like hot pot bulgogi, and kimchi pot stew, rice dishes that includes kimchi fried rice and flying fish roe dolsot, and various Korean noodles as well.

Kimchi Bistro

Address: 219 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

Website: Kimchi Bistro

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 11am - 9pm (closed on Wed)

5. Kong Tofu House

Korean tofu is just something that you cannot resist. Prove it by making your way to Kong Tofu House for the tastiest Korean tofu dishes in Seattle. Their Kong Tofu entree that consists of kimchi, dumpling, vegetables and ham, is definitely a must-try, among other dishes. Then, you can go on with the main dishes where your combo meals are going to be served with assorted tofu and side dishes.

Kong Tofu House

Address: 1414 NE 42nd St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

Website: Kong Tofu House

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

6. Chan Seattle

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Indulge in a delightful dining experience as soon as you set foot in Chan Seattle, a laid-back restaurant that is situated adjacent to The Seattle Great Wheel. Each Korean dish is prepared with love and fresh Western ingredients along with modern cooking techniques. You are going to enjoy some strong flavors that will linger for quite some time, from salty and sour to sweet and spicy. Bulgogi sliders sound superb for a start. Enjoy a skillet bibimbap to please your stomach. Do not forget to order a rice beer ice cream before you leave. To complete your dining experience, Chan Seattle also serves an extensive selection of craft cocktails as well as Korean and local beers.

Chan Seattle

Address: 86 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

Website: Chan Seattle

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

7. Joule

Enjoy something unusual at Joule as it is a Korean fusion steakhouse that serves a variety of Asian-Northwest dishes to be enjoyed in a warm and friendly atmosphere. If you come during dinner time, which you should, you can enjoy exquisite dishes such as white stuffed kimchi, spicy rice cake with chorizo, and pickled mustard green and prime bavette steak with truffled pine nut and artichoke.


Address: 3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

Website: Joule

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 5pm - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm

8. Korean Bamboo

Featuring a cozy and casual ambiance, Korean Bamboo makes a nice place to hang out with your loved ones over yummy Korean dishes. Korean-style calamari and Korean dumplings should be able to comfort your stomach before you move on to a Kimchi tofu soup and heavier dishes that include spicy bulgogi beef and stir-fried kimchi, tofu, and barbecue pork.

Korean Bamboo

Address: 2236 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

Website: Korean Bamboo

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

9. Old Village Korean BBQ

Just look at the image of the meat, isn’t it tempting? Find your way to Old Village Korean BBQ to enjoy a barbecue feast unlike no other. Using special charcoal grills, the eatery allows diners to cook their own meat that promises a uniquely infused smoky flavor. When you choose to order the barbecue menu, you will also be served with a house salad and one steamed rice. You can also try the other Korean classics such as steamed dumpling, cold soup noodle, soft tofu soup, and kimchi hot stone pot.

Old Village Korean BBQ

Address: 15200 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133, USA

Website: Old Village Korean BBQ

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

10. Revel

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

Posted by Revel on Sunday, March 14, 2021

Last but not least, try Revel if you are curious about how Korean dishes are prepared with French cooking technique. Situated in South Lake Union, Revel offers menu that includes salad, pancake, dumpling, rice with egg yolk, and various noodle and grill dishes. While indulging in your favorite Korean dish, take a look around to admire the modern industrial design of the restaurant.


Address: 513 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

Website: Revel

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 2pm, 4pm - 9pm; Fri: 11am - 2pm, 4pm - 10pm; Sat: 4pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)

Enjoy great Korean cuisine in Seattle

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It is a must to visit as many attractions as possible when you are in Seattle, not just the ones mentioned earlier. But, you should also pay attention to your stomach. Whenever it craves for something delicious, make a stop at one of the Korean restaurants listed on the list. This way, a great vacation in Seattle is guaranteed.

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