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Korean barbecue at its finest
Korean barbecue at its finest
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14 Excellent Korean Restaurants to Try In Dallas

All you can eat Korean barbecue, fried chicken + so much banchan awaits

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Korean barbecue at its finest
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Dallas boasts a seriously strong Korean dining scene. Whether it’s a touch of spicy, funky kimchi that has become ubiquitous on menus everywhere or an array of classic rice dishes, Dallas has killer Korean options inside the city limits and beyond.

Many of Dallas' best Korean eateries are actually located in Carrollton, offering up a veritable bounty (read: everything from all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue and fried chicken to kimchi fried rice) of dishes of all kinds within just a few square miles.

But where does one find the best Korean food in Dallas and beyond? These 14 Korean restaurants have plenty to offer, ranging from traditional fare to uber-trendy fusion eats.

Is your favorite Korean eatery missing from this map? Shout it out in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Kor-BQ is an interesting blend of fusion dishes and authentic fare, ranging from kimchi fries to dweji pork. The bulgogi tacos are a particular favorite, and about 5 of those tacos costs less than $10. Pair it with a fried rice ball, stuffed with meat and other goodness, for a few bucks more.

Taste of Korea

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This Carollton Korean spot is known for its massive portions served at bargain prices. Enjoy a massive lunch of kimchi soup or stone pot bibimbap that will likely clock in at under $10. Equally solid is the selection of banchan that accompany every meal.

Kimchi Stylish Korean Kitchen

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Tucked into the bustling shopping center that houses H-Mart and dozens of other Korean eateries and shops, Kimchi Stylish Kitchen stands out among the pack. Order spicy kimchi pork or pork belly served with rice as a main (note: the portions are massive, plan to share) and order up a freshly-griddled crepe stuffed with anything from Nutella to fresh fruit to cornflakes.

Charm Juk

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Rice porridge, or jook, is a staple dish in Korean cuisine. Charm Juk is a South Korean chain, and the only U.S. outpost is right here in DFW. Top a bowl off with shredded chicken, kimchi, tendon, or ginseng, then wash it all down with a fresh fruit smoothie, boba optional.

Gui-Rock Korean BBQ

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Grill up an assortment of meats right at the table at this Carrollton Korean barbecue house. Bring three folks, and score a selection of three different meats (think steak, pork belly, and bulgogi) for around $30 per person. Otherwise, order favorites a la carte and play grillmaster while snacking on banchan.

Rice Chicken

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Shatteringly-crisp Korean fried chicken is the star at the Dallas outpost of this popular chain, but also look for Korean corncheese, tteokbokki (rice cakes in a spicy sauce) and bibimbap.

Yun Tan Gil

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The interior of this restaurant, with its gravel floors and fenced-off dining areas, is inarguably a little odd. After getting past the industrial aesthetic, though, the food is equal parts interesting and delicious. $50 scores the table a special combination meal of the day, which features a couple different kinds of grilled meats, a bottle of soju, and plenty of banchan to feed everyone in the party.

Dal Dong Ne

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Look closely for this eatery, as it isn't exactly easy for newcomers to find. Once you find Dal Dong Ne, though, Korean food heaven awaits. Open until 3 a.m., the kimchi pancake is the perfect food to ward off a hangover.

Youlim Korean Restaurant

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Open until 4 a.m. on the weekends, Youlim's most enticing option is the 12 different types of banchan that are served on a daily basis. Look for the beat-up sign, then dig into a deliciously comforting bowl of kimchi stew or platter of spicy, saucy pigs feet, pictured above.

Nurungji Chicken

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Bring a crowd, because the signature dish at Nurungji Chicken is meant to be shared. An entire chicken is marinated overnight, roasted over wood, and piled atop a bed of crispy rice, cheese, and corn. This isn’t health food, but it is delicious.

Seoul Garden

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Located in the heart of Dallas’ Koreatown, Seoul Garden is a killer, budget-friendly lunch option. A massive portion of kalbi or seafood soup is served with enough banchan to leave diners with at least one more meal of leftovers. Also, don’t forget to try the sweet corn drink that is frequently served here with dessert – it’s interesting, and delicious.

Koryo Kalbi Korean BBQ

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Korean-style BBQ doesn’t much resemble Texas brisket, but it’s equally excellent. The menu at Koryo Kalbi is gigantic, which means you’ll have a tough time deciding between the BBQ short ribs and son manduguk (dumpling soup). Fortunately, the portions are equally massive, which means that everyone can share a few plates.

No 1 Plus Chicken

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The thin batter on Korean fried chicken provides an unparalleled crunch, and the fried bird here can be served naked or tossed in an addictively spicy sauce. The green onion chicken, showered in a ton of fresh scallions is also a must-try. Too many options? Go for the platter, where all flavors are on offer.

Bbbop Seoul Kitchen

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Not strictly Korean, owner Sandy Bussey still uses a number of classic recipes straight from her own mother. Choose a protein base (like pork kalbi or tofu) and assemble a bibimbap (“bops,” as they’re called here) bowls topped with one of Bussey’s excellent housemade sauces.

TX Ddong Ggo

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This kooky Korean gastropub’s name literally means “butthole,” but that doesn’t mean that the food inside isn’t excellent. Bring a crowd and share massive portions of corncheese, tteokbokki, and honey butter chicken wings. Wash all that down with plenty of soju in flavors like pomegranate, lychee, or mango.

Kor-BQ

Kor-BQ is an interesting blend of fusion dishes and authentic fare, ranging from kimchi fries to dweji pork. The bulgogi tacos are a particular favorite, and about 5 of those tacos costs less than $10. Pair it with a fried rice ball, stuffed with meat and other goodness, for a few bucks more.

Taste of Korea

This Carollton Korean spot is known for its massive portions served at bargain prices. Enjoy a massive lunch of kimchi soup or stone pot bibimbap that will likely clock in at under $10. Equally solid is the selection of banchan that accompany every meal.

Kimchi Stylish Korean Kitchen

Tucked into the bustling shopping center that houses H-Mart and dozens of other Korean eateries and shops, Kimchi Stylish Kitchen stands out among the pack. Order spicy kimchi pork or pork belly served with rice as a main (note: the portions are massive, plan to share) and order up a freshly-griddled crepe stuffed with anything from Nutella to fresh fruit to cornflakes.

Charm Juk

Rice porridge, or jook, is a staple dish in Korean cuisine. Charm Juk is a South Korean chain, and the only U.S. outpost is right here in DFW. Top a bowl off with shredded chicken, kimchi, tendon, or ginseng, then wash it all down with a fresh fruit smoothie, boba optional.

Gui-Rock Korean BBQ

Grill up an assortment of meats right at the table at this Carrollton Korean barbecue house. Bring three folks, and score a selection of three different meats (think steak, pork belly, and bulgogi) for around $30 per person. Otherwise, order favorites a la carte and play grillmaster while snacking on banchan.

Rice Chicken

Shatteringly-crisp Korean fried chicken is the star at the Dallas outpost of this popular chain, but also look for Korean corncheese, tteokbokki (rice cakes in a spicy sauce) and bibimbap.

Yun Tan Gil

The interior of this restaurant, with its gravel floors and fenced-off dining areas, is inarguably a little odd. After getting past the industrial aesthetic, though, the food is equal parts interesting and delicious. $50 scores the table a special combination meal of the day, which features a couple different kinds of grilled meats, a bottle of soju, and plenty of banchan to feed everyone in the party.

Dal Dong Ne

Look closely for this eatery, as it isn't exactly easy for newcomers to find. Once you find Dal Dong Ne, though, Korean food heaven awaits. Open until 3 a.m., the kimchi pancake is the perfect food to ward off a hangover.

Youlim Korean Restaurant

Open until 4 a.m. on the weekends, Youlim's most enticing option is the 12 different types of banchan that are served on a daily basis. Look for the beat-up sign, then dig into a deliciously comforting bowl of kimchi stew or platter of spicy, saucy pigs feet, pictured above.

Nurungji Chicken

Bring a crowd, because the signature dish at Nurungji Chicken is meant to be shared. An entire chicken is marinated overnight, roasted over wood, and piled atop a bed of crispy rice, cheese, and corn. This isn’t health food, but it is delicious.

Seoul Garden

Located in the heart of Dallas’ Koreatown, Seoul Garden is a killer, budget-friendly lunch option. A massive portion of kalbi or seafood soup is served with enough banchan to leave diners with at least one more meal of leftovers. Also, don’t forget to try the sweet corn drink that is frequently served here with dessert – it’s interesting, and delicious.

Koryo Kalbi Korean BBQ

Korean-style BBQ doesn’t much resemble Texas brisket, but it’s equally excellent. The menu at Koryo Kalbi is gigantic, which means you’ll have a tough time deciding between the BBQ short ribs and son manduguk (dumpling soup). Fortunately, the portions are equally massive, which means that everyone can share a few plates.

No 1 Plus Chicken

The thin batter on Korean fried chicken provides an unparalleled crunch, and the fried bird here can be served naked or tossed in an addictively spicy sauce. The green onion chicken, showered in a ton of fresh scallions is also a must-try. Too many options? Go for the platter, where all flavors are on offer.

Bbbop Seoul Kitchen

Not strictly Korean, owner Sandy Bussey still uses a number of classic recipes straight from her own mother. Choose a protein base (like pork kalbi or tofu) and assemble a bibimbap (“bops,” as they’re called here) bowls topped with one of Bussey’s excellent housemade sauces.

TX Ddong Ggo

This kooky Korean gastropub’s name literally means “butthole,” but that doesn’t mean that the food inside isn’t excellent. Bring a crowd and share massive portions of corncheese, tteokbokki, and honey butter chicken wings. Wash all that down with plenty of soju in flavors like pomegranate, lychee, or mango.

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