Best 7 BBQ Restaurants in Singapore When You are Homesick for Korea

The world has fallen in love with everything Korean. From K-Pop to over-the-top Korean dramas, Singaporeans are obsessed as well. Interestingly, restaurants across the city that specialise in BBQ, or gogi-gui, are gaining popularity. These spots encourage diners to grill a variety of marinated meats at their own table. The delicious meats are accompanied by a number of tasty side dishes and free flowing drinks.

1. Omma
Phone: +65 6513 9553
Website: www.omma.com.sg
Location: Bukit Timah – 20 Cheong chin Nam Road, Singapore 599744
Holland Village – 21 LorMambong, Singapore 277680
Opening Hours: Bukit Timah – 11:30 am – 23:30 pm (Daily)
Holland – 11:30 am – 23:00 pm (Sun – Thur), 11:30 am – 01:00 am (Fri – Sat)

Omma means mother in Korean. This new restaurant aims to change expectations about Korean BBQs. From their innovative and vast menu to their unusually trendy decor, Omma is breaking all the rules. While retaining elements of traditional architecture and furthering the Hanok experience, it also pushes the boundaries in terms of what is offered at the table. Choose between BBQ set meals, hot stone meals, and ramen bowls, all enjoyed with a never ending supply of accompaniments such as fish cakes, veggies, and in-house kimchi.

Chef’s Specials

  • Marinated beef ribs
  • Beef intestine
  • Iberico pork jowl
  • Beef set menu
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Hot stone meals

Other Things to Consider

  • One of the few live-grill restaurants that offers a selection of wood chips and changes the wood mid-meal.
  • Tables can only be reserved for one and half hour slots. 
  • Reservations will be held for only ten minutes. After that, it will be considered a no-show, and your table will be given to the next person in line.
  • Proof of vaccination is required on arrival.
  • They have a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available.

Customer Feedback

“I had my first taste of Korean BBQ at Omma and it was a revelation. The meats were of high quality and so tender. The staff assisted us with how to BBQ the meat properly and showed us what banchan to add to the dish to make it even tastier.”

Ron
2. Hansik Restaurant
Phone: +65 6288 2448
Email: hansikrest@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/hansikrest/
Location: Level 2, Heartland Mall, Singapore 530205
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm (Daily)

A very popular family-run restaurant in the Singapore heartlands, Hansik continues to draw crowds for its delicious BBQ and homemade meals. Locals and expats throng to the modest location for their fill of shochu, ramen, and grilled meats.

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Chef’s Specials

  • Pork belly
  • Ginseng chicken soup
  • BBQ Beef Rib

Other Things to Consider

  • There are large crowds on the weekends and often long lines and wait times.
  • The staff will assist you with barbecuing the meats in case you don’t want to or don’t know how to.
  • They hold regular promotions and offers for the BBQ and buffet. Special rates are offered to students as well.

Customer Feedback

“We live close to Hansik and usually dine there at least once a week. If you are missing authentic Korean food, Hansik has everything that will remind you of home. Plus, their prices are very affordable and value for money.”

Katy
3. Super Star K
Phone: +65 6224 0504
Email: 750113@gmail.com
Website: www.superstark1.com
Location: 75, TanjongPagar Road, Singapore
Opening Hours: 12:00 pm – 01:00 am (Daily)

What began as a tiny stall in a food court, is now a thriving Korean BBQ restaurant. Open till late, Super Star K is famous for its traditional recipes and authentic BBQ experience. There is a distinct homely atmosphere at Super Star K, with the staff speaking Korean and the decor evoking a local ‘ajumma’.

Chef’s Specials

  • BBQ charcoal grill
  • Kalbissal
  • Kurobuta
  • Pork belly
  • Sausage soup with rice
  • Kimchi pancakes

Other Things to Consider

  • Lunch meals include favourites such as Bimbimbap and saba.
  • All the staff speak Korean and English fluently.
  • The restaurant does not take reservations during peak periods, so expect a wait time.
  • The food is served at the table. No self-service.
  • Servers will help with the grilling of meats at your table.
  • If you are a light eater, the menu at Super Star K is more suitable as compared to other heavily laden, all-you-can eat buffets.

Customer Feedback

“My favorite dish at Super Star K is their ramen and bone soup. I keep returning to them for these and more. It’s a good place to take your family and friends as the prices are affordable and the food is very filling.”

Karen
4. Kim’s Family Food
Phone: +65 6465 0535 (Lorong)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/kimsfamilyfood/
Location: 17 LorongKilat, #01-06 Kilat Court, Singapore 598139
Opening Hours: 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm / 05:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Mon – Sat)
05:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Sun)

Specialists in comfort food Korean style, Kim’s Family Food Restaurant is one of the most loved Korean BBQ places in Singapore. They have three outlets in the city and offer traditional dishes such as cold noodles and kimchijigae. They are known for their large portions and helpful staff.

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Chef’s Specials

  • Tokpoki
  • Dolsotbibimbap
  • Grilled saba
  • Korean pancake
  • Kimchi soup
  • Beef Bulgogi

Other Things to Consider

  • Reservations are recommended.
  • Slightly higher prices, but if you come in a group of 3 – 4, the budget is more affordable.
  • You can write on their walls with the markers provided and leave a message or a review.
  • They share easy Korean recipes on their Facebook page for customers who are interested in recreating their favourite dishes at home.
  • The restaurant is closed on the first and third Mondays of each month.

Customer Feedback

“Kim’s is our regular BBQ place. We go there at least once a week for their awesome Kimchi Jigae and army stew. The unlimited banchan is another attraction. Don’t forget to enjoy the sochu when you visit.”

Cherry
5. Ssikkek
Phone: +65 6225 6964
Email: Ssikkek.2D1N@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ssikkekkoreanbbq/
Location: TanjongPagar – 46 TanjongPagar Road, Singapore 088467
Chinatown – Oriental Plaza, Singapore 088756
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 22:00 pm (Daily)

Go to Ssikek for their delicious Korean buffet and BBQ. Located in the neighbourhoods of TanjongPagar and Chinatown, this restaurant chain has been wooing customers with itsrange of high quality meats. You can also contact Ssikek for home delivery and online orders via their Facebook page.

Chef’s Specials

  • Ribeye steak
  • Pork collar grill
  • Beef ribs
  • Fried chicken
  • Seafood grill

Other Things to Consider

  • No fancy service available here, but they are known for their good, home-cooked food.
  • Card payment not accepted.
  • Can get a little smoky because of the live grills.
  • Large space with seating available for bigger groups.
  • No time limit on your visit.

Customer Feedback

“Unlike other BBQ places, Ssikek does not have a limited time set for your visit. This makes the dining experience a lot more relaxed. We took our time enjoying the freshly grilled meats. The staff are also helpful and assisted us with our cooking.”

Micha
6. Captain Kim’s
Phone: +65 6260 4247
Email: marcom@kvc.sg (For general enquiries)
hq@kvc.sg (For feedback)
Website: https://kingdomfood.sg/captain-kim-korean-bbq-hotpot/
Location: Tampines – 300 Tampines Avenue 5, #01-06 Singapore 529653
Woodlands – 10 – 1 Woodlands Road, #01-24 Singapore 677899
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm / 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm (Mon – Fri)
11:30 am – 10:30 pm (Sat – Sun)

With two locations in East Singapore, Captain Kim’s is a firm favourite with locals and expats. Known for its large buffet spread and authentic hot pot options, the restaurant is also MUIS halal-certified. Captain Kim’s also promises the best quality meats and cuts for its ever popular BBQ and grill.

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Chef’s Specials

  • Korean pancakes
  • Chicken wings
  • Tteobokki
  • Ginseng chicken soup

Other Things to Consider

  • More than 60 items on the buffet
  • Free flowing drinks available with your meal
  • There is a separate weekday lunch menu and a weekend and dinner menu on offer.
  • There are regular promotions and discounted rates for senior citizens and students, so check their Facebook page to stay up to date.

Customer Feedback

“Captain Kim’s is the best place to go with a large group. I recommend their Army Stew and their Hot Pot. The portions are generous and there is an astounding variety of buffet food to choose from.”

Shane
7. Muk Bang
Phone: +65 9155 9088
Email: mukbangsg@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/muk.bang.sg
Location: #01-02 Viva Business Park, 750 Chai Chee Road, Singapore 469000
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 09:00 pm (Tue – Sun)
09:00 – 05:00 pm (Mon)

From kimchi pancakes to BBQ grilled meats,Muk Bang is the new hot spot in Singapore. Keeping to its authentic roots, the restaurant does not offer soft drinks on the menu but rather only traditional Korean sodas. If you like your food spicy, Muk Bang specialises in hot and pungent dishes that you will not find in other BBQ and buffet places in Singapore.

Chef’s Specials

  • Korean mandu
  • BudaeJigae
  • Kimchi fried rice
  • Bibimbap
  • Army stew
  • Beef rib soup 

Other Things to Consider

  • You can purchase a range of Korean ingredients from their online shop, mukbang.sg
  • Halal-certified
  • The restaurant offers special set meals for lunch and regular promotions on special menu items.
  • It offers the first halal Korean Dakgalbi in Singapore.

Customer Feedback

“It’s difficult to find a halal-certified BBQ place in Singapore and I was so happy to visit Muk Bang. I enjoyed the saba grill set meal for lunch along with a traditional Korean soda. I will go back soon.”

Mohsin

FAQS

What should I expect on my first visit to a Korean BBQ?

The first thing any BBQ restaurant should have is good ventilation. There are usually vents or a chimney above each table so you don’t leave the place smelling of smoke.

Meats are the star attraction at any live grill restaurant. Pork is more common than beef and also more affordable. You will be given a pair of scissors which you use to cut the meat into thinner slices. This makes it easier to cook on the grill. In Singapore, the staff will assist you in grilling your food and even choosing your cuts and accompaniments. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your meal.

Alcohol is generally consumed along with your grills or buffet. Koreans love their soju andmakgeolli (rice wine). Non alcoholic favourites include flavoured sodas and iced teas. Banchan or side dishes are included in your price and are unlimited. Rice has to be ordered separately though.

How do I pay at a Korean restaurant?

When you are seated, the server will get you a blank bill and place it on your table. As you proceed with your meal and order your dishes and drinks, the bill will be updated. At the end of your lunch or dinner, just carry the bill to the cashier and pay the total amount.

Will there be vegetarian options available?

The main attraction at any Korean BBQ is always the meat. However, there will be vegetarian options such as tofu, mushrooms, leafy greens, and even rice cakes. Apart from grilling these, you can also choose from vegetarian mains such as noodles and stews.

CONCLUSION

Korean BBQ and buffets are the best options for a night out with office colleagues or a large group of friends. The free flowing drinks, the thrill of cooking your own grilled meats, and the cheerful ambience all combine to make a fabulous foodie destination. Try out any of the popular Korean restaurants in Singapore, and experience first-hand, the charming culture, delicious food, and fun drink culture in these establishments.