Korean eateries of all sorts have sprung up in Jakarta in recent years. With so many to choose from, it can be baffling for both Indonesians and foreigners seeking an authentic taste of Korea. Here are some of the best Korean restaurants around Jakarta:
1. The Grill $$$
A classy Korean and Japanese BBQ restaurant with authentic flavour; we love thefresh and high quality cuts of meat that will make you drool as soon as it gets to your table. Accompanied with soups, salads, curries and savoury sauces, with a friendly and quick service (some of the best around).Check out also their weekday special lunch packages.
MidPlaza 2, Lower Ground Floor | Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11, Jakarta
Facebook: The Grill Midplaza
2. Gahyo $$
Established in 2005, Gahyo has made it to the top list of most recommended Korean restaurant in Jakarta, especially for their Korean barbecue. Their signature dishes : Daechang (Marinated Large Intestine) and Teuk Nyang Nyeum (Prime Beef Marinated in Special Sauce) Gahyo also provide a wide selection of beverages, such as, traditional Korean drink, fresh juice, beer & soju.
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav.52-53 Lot.6 Jaksel
Phone: 021- 52897044
3. TOBAK $$$
Tobak means “original” in Korean. True to its name, the restaurant serves only authentic Korean dishes, unlike other places that make the food sweeter or offer a less spicy cuisine in an effort to satisfy local clientele. An eclectic list of over 40 Korean dishes adorns the menu, from Korean barbecue to grilled fish to stews. Famous for the 15 different banchans (side dishes), make sure you have enough space for the main course!
Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No.30, RT.1/RW.6, Petogogan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan
Hours: Open today · 11:30AM–10PM
4. Bornga $$$
Created by Executive chef Jong Won Paik, Bornga is one of Korean’s most popular barbecue joint that’s not only famous in its own country, but also in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan, and here in Indonesia, serving high quality meat and authentic Korean taste. Serves Pork.
Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 24 Rawa Barat Kebayoran Baru Jakarta
Phone: 021 7396229/021 7233024
Jl. Bulungan Raya No. 14,Blok M, Jakarta
Phone: 021 29306849
Ruko Crown Golf, Blok D, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
Phone: 021 29704981 ext:773
5. Gojumong $$
Gojumong has one of the most extensive and authentic korean menu around, with a pretty affordable price tag too. Both on weekdays and weekends, the place is usually crowded with Korean expats that dine and drink the night away, indicating its authenticity.
Jl. Panglima Polim IX No. 7-9 Jaksel
6. 88 Korean Kitchen $$
A humble korean restaurant in Senopati, 88 Korean Kitchen serves what we think the best Korean style Fried Chicken. Most of the menu served in big portions with affordable price. It is a great place to meet up with friends over lunch and dinner. Pair your food with soju or beer to make the experience complete.
88 Korean Kitchen
JL senayan blok S no.16
Phone: 021 7223077
Hours: 11am – 12 am
7. Chung Hae Soo San $$$
Another great Korean restauant in Senopati area, Chung Hae Soo San popular for their seafood dishes! The seafood menu variation is overall impressive, offering choices that we can’t find anywhere else in Jakarta. They also serve high quality meats. This is a great place if you want to try different kinds of authentic korean food.
Chung Hae Soo San
Jl. Senopati No.49
Hours: 11am – 10pm
8. Cheongdam Garden $$$
Cheongdam Garden serves one of the best Korean barbeque in town with plenty of free side dishes. It can get a little pricey, but they offer premium ingredients and great services. Besides the grill menu, you will find many other authentic dishes such as gimbab, ramyon, and mandu.
Jl. Senopati No. 43C
Phone: (021) 5212522
9. Mapogalmaegi Korean BBQ $$
A korean BBQ franchise with over 450 stores in Korea. It has an interesting method of DIY barbecue, where around the edges of the grill, there’s a ‘ditch’ filled with egg mix and that will slowly cook and to be eaten with the meat. Quite an interesting take of korean BBQ. Serves pork
Ruko Crown Golf, Blok A No. 11, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta
10. Chung Gi Wa $$
A grill yourself korean restaurant with a considerable more affordable price than similar restaurants in Jakarta. Offering the staple imported beef and also pork cuts for grilling, that you can let the servers do if you don’t feel like doing it yourself.
Gandaria City, Ground floor
Kota Kasablanka, UG Floor
Graha Purnawira POLRI, Jl. Dharmawangsa III No. 2
Phone: 021 7261924
11. Seorae $$
The street lines on the floor, the k-pop music in the background and the mouthwatering smell of barbecued samgyeopsal will transport you to the streets of Seoul. Other than the barbecued meat, you can also find other korean favourites and the frozen beer, perfect to cool of the BBQ heat! (Serves Pork)
Ruko Garden House, Blok B No. 19, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Raya Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta
Phone: 021 29033389
12. Kimchi Grandma $
An authentic all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ with a wide selection of meat from high grade wagyu Beef, Woo Sol (ox tounge), Samgyupsal (pork belly), Mok Sal (pork neck), Spicy Chicken Bulgogi, Hangari, Skewer, Japchae, Jokbal, and many more.
Ruko Crown Golf, Blok D, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya North Jakarta
Phone: 021 29704981