10 best Korean restaurants in Saigon

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Korean is one of the biggest expat communities in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and is still growing ever larger. As a matter of fact, Korean restaurants are established widely to satisfy the culinary needs of both Korean originals and Saigonese patrons holding big appetizers for Korean food. As such, Korean restaurants in Saigon has grown tremendously in the past 5 years in both authenticity branch and fusion branch, with these top of the mind names when we come to Korean restaurants:

  1. Yoo Chun Restaurant
Buckwheat cold noodles is a signature dish at Yoo Chun Restaurant. Photo by Foody.vn

Yoo Chun is a restaurant established by a Korean owner, which provides authentic Korean cuisines. You will be served 7 different side dishes (Korean banchan) right after ordering. The best seller here is Korean buckwheat cold noodles menu. Both locals and foreigners suggest this is the best Korean cold noodle place in Saigon. You can find a variety of cold noodle dishes at Yoo Chun restaurant, with broth or without broth, traditional cold broth or soy milk broth, etc. The chewy noodles are perfectly prepared, topped with pickled vegetables, sliced pears, boiled eggs, served with cold light broth; all together creates a simple yet delightful cuisine. Korean cold noodles are the perfect choice for hot days, and we have plenty of those in Saigon. Besides, the restaurant also serves other delicious dishes such as grilled ribs, traditional Korean soups, etc.

  • Address: No.3, Mỹ Hoàng Commune, Nguyễn Văn Linh Street, Tân Phong Ward, District 7, HCMC (Get there)
  • Opening hour: 9:00a.m - 10:00p.m everyday
  • Price: 90,000 VND - 500,000 VND ($4.00 - $22.00)

2. GoGi House

Korean BBQ party at GoGi House. Photo by PasGo

GoGi House is one of the most popular Korean BBQ restaurant chains in Saigon. If you are looking for a Korean restaurant with a delicious and various BBQ menu, GoGi House is the perfect choice. From fresh and excellent ingredients, the meats are well marinated with featured recipes from Korea. The grilled meat is wrapped in lettuce, perilla leaf, with a slice of fresh garlic, Korean chilli, kimchi, dip in sauce then have a mouthful; you will feel the tenderness and enjoy the mouthwatering flavor from the very first bite. The taste is even greater with a sip of Soju. You should also try Korean hot pot, Korean mixed rice (Bibimbap) or cold noodles at GoGi House.

  • Address: located in most of Saigon's districts. Find the address accordingly in their website
  • Opening hour: 10:00a.m - 9:00p.m everyday
  • Price:
  • À la carte menu: from 80,000 VND/dish ($3.50)
  • Buffet menu: from 399,000 VND/pax ($17.50)

3. CocoDak Korean Restaurant

CocoDak is one of the best Korean chicken places in Saigon. Photo by PasGo

Korea is not only well-known for kimchi, cold noodles, and rice roll, but also famous for its superb chicken cuisines, be it fried or grilled. Located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, CocoDak impresses customers with its unique decoration and exquisite fusion Korean chicken menu. You can either choose Korean chicken covered by rich cheese sauce or super spicy fried chicken. The flavour is complete and tasteful. You can always find your favorite dish with its diverse chicken collection. Besides, other dishes such as Korean rice cake, noodles and salad are worth a try here as well. The restaurant has spacious and comfortable rooms for both individual patronage and family or friends gathering, the staff is also very professional and friendly. You can book a table in advance via phone (02838232992) or CocoDak facebook page.

  • Address: 192 Lý Tự Trọng Street, Bến Thành Ward, District 1, HCMC (Get there)
  • Opening hour: 10:00a.m - 9:00p.m everyday
  • Price: 100,000 VND - 360,000 VND ($4.40 - $15.50)

4. Two Two Fried Chicken (22)

A regular serve of fried chicken at Two Two. Photo by Foody.vn

Two two is not a popular eatery but a favored place for expatriates at the heart of District 7 (Korean town). The diner serves authentic Korean fried chicken dishes which are crispy and flavourful. The space is mostly outdoor and simply decorated but very homey. Two Two is not famous for its impressive decoration or professional services but the food here is unexpectedly tasty and extraordinary. If you have a chance to visit District 7, don't forget to stop by Two Two and enjoy the dishes.

  • Address: H192A Parkview, Hà Huy Tập Street, Tân Phong Ward, District 7, HCMC (Get there)
  • Opening hour: 11:00a.m - 11:00p.m everyday
  • Price: 70,000 VND - 450,000 VND ($3.00 - $19.50)

5. Busan Korean Food

Delicious Korean dishes at Busan Korean Food. Photo By Busan Korean Food Facebook Page

Busan Korean Food is an affordable Korean diner favored by Vietnamese youngsters. This place is one of the oldest and the most famous Korean restaurants in Saigon. Different from authentic restaurants, the dishes in Busan Korean Food are adjusted to be Vietnamese friendly. The locals love this eatery for its varied menu and flavourful food; you will find various choices from traditional food to street food. You should try mixed rice with beef (Bibimbap) and Korean black soybean noodles when visiting Busan Korean Food. The prices are reasonable, suitable for everyone to experience. Furthermore, Busan's space is simple, cozy and comfortable, which brings a friendly atmosphere.

  • Address:
  • 577 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu Street, Ward 2, District 3, HCMC (Get there)
  • 5 Đinh Tiên Hoàng Street, Ward 3, Bình Thạnh District, HCMC (Get there)
  • 346 Lê Văn Sỹ Street, Ward 14, District 3, HCMC (Get there)
  • 763 - 765 Phan Văn Trị Street, Ward 7, Gò Vấp District, HCMC (Get there)
  • 4 Đồng Nai Street, Ward 15, District 10, HCMC (Get there)
  • 272A Nguyễn Tri Phương Street, Ward 4, District 10, HCMC (Get there)
  • 92 Nguyễn Gia Trí Street, Ward 25, Bình Thạnh District, HCMC (Get there)
  • 45/4 Nguyễn Thái Học Street, Cầu Ông Lãnh Ward, District 1, HCMC (Get there)
  • Opening hour: 10:00a.m - 9:00p.m everyday
  • Price: From 30,000 VND ($1.50)

6. Hancook Korean Fast Food

Korean hotpot at Hancook. Photo by Hancook Korean Fast Food Facebook Page

Hancook Korean Fast Food is another affordable Korean diner. The menu is extensive with different kinds of Korean street food. This place is a beloved eatery for young Saigonese to gather and enjoy Korean food because of its reasonable price and tasty food. Tteokbokki with instant noodles is one of the most favourite dishes here. Regulars usually order an extra bowl of rice to mix with tteokbokki sauce for a complete meal.

  • Address:
  • 181/2 Street 3/2, Ward 11, District 10, HCMC (Get there)
  • 320 Nguyễn Trọng Tuyển Street, Ward 1, Tân Bình District, HCMC (Get there)
  • 123 Nguyễn Gia Trí Street, Ward 25, Bình Thạnh District, HCMC (Get there)
  • Opening hour: 9:00a.m - 10:00p.m everyday
  • Price: From 15,000 VND - 295,000 VND ($0.70 - $13.00)

7. Arirang BBQ Restaurant

Arirang Restaurant offers high-class cuisines and great services. Photo by Foody

Arirang BBQ is one of the top-quality Korean restaurants in Saigon. They serve the finest meats marinated with classic Korean seasoning. The ingredients are fresh and high-quality; the flavour is exquisite and unforgettable. Arirang BBQ is loved and highly recommended by expatriates. Either you look for a meeting place with professional colleagues or a cozy family dining, Arirang BBQ can satisfy your demand. The signature cuisines you can not miss in this restaurant are beef bulgogi and grilled pork belly.

  • Address: 3rd floor, 2 Đồng Khởi Street, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, HCMC (Get there)
  • Opening hour: 11:00a.m - 10:00p.m everyday
  • Price: From 150,000 VND ($6.50)

8. Bornga Restaurant

Hot and spicy Army stew at Bornga Restaurant. Photo by Bornga Vietnam Facebook page‌‌

Bornga is an authentic Korean restaurant in Saigon. According to its introduction, Bornga’s menu was “characterized by the most popular local specialities” with various delicious cuisines. If you are a BBQ fan, don't forget to try premium fresh beef ribs. The high quality meat texture is filled with beautiful marble which is really tender and juicy. If you crave traditional Korean cuisine, the restaurant can also serve you well with hot and spicy Army stew, Korean stir-fried glass noodles, tteokgalbi (beef rib and Korean rice cake), cold noodles, etc. Having meals at Bornga restaurant, you can enjoy unlimited and free vegetable and Korean side dish (banchan) menu with around 10 different choices. This is a very nice place to try Korean food in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Address:
  • 45 Lý Tự Trọng Street, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, HCMC (Get there)
  • L5-01, Vincom Center Landmark 81, 208 Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Street, Bình Thạnh District, HCMC (Get there)
  • Opening hour: 11:00a.m - 10:00p.m everyday
  • Price: From 100,000 VND - 700,000 VND ($4.40 - $32.50)

9. Seoul Galbi

Signature beef ribs at Seoul Galbi. Photo by Seoul Galbi Facebook Page‌‌

Seoul Galbi is a superb place for Korean cuisine. The best seller marinated beef ribs are well prepared by a Korean chef, grilled perfectly till turning beautiful brown outside while juicy inside. The beef's tenderness can truly melt your heart. Located in the heart of the city, Seoul Galbi is a very convenient eatery for tourists to have meals after a long day discovering Saigon. They have spacious space with separated rooms and shared area. The staff is also friendly and offers good services.

  • Address: 31B Lý Tự Trọng Street, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, HCMC (Get there)
  • Opening hour: 10:00a.m - 9:30p.m everyday
  • Price: From 100,000 VND - 580,000 VND ($4.40 - $25.00)

10. Dookki Vietnam

Tteokbokki hotpot with cheese ring at Dookki Vietnam. Photo by Dookki Vietnam Facebook Page

Tteokbokki hotpot buffet is a concept originated from Dookki Korea. Since the restaurant first launched in Vietnam, it has been attracting a huge number of curious customers to come and experience. Each buffet pax is valid within 90 minutes. In 90 minutes, you can freely enjoy the tteokbokki menu and side dishes on the buffet line. Dookki has a diverse rice cake collection, from original rice cakes to filling rice cakes. You can tailor make the sauce for your preference, or follow the suggested recipes from the restaurant. Many customers love ordering cheese rings or topped cheese to enrich the flavor. This option will cost you an extra.

  • Address:
  • 139-141 Nguyễn Gia Trí Street, Ward 25, Bình Thạnh District, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 2 Lotte Mart Cộng Hòa, 20 Cộng Hòa Street, Ward 4, Tân Bình District, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 6 Vạn Hạnh Mall, 11 Sư Vạn Hạnh Street, Ward 12, District 10, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 4 Vincom Thủ Đức, 216 Võ Văn Ngân Street, Bình Thọ Ward, Thủ Đức District, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 5 Vincom Thảo Điền, 161 Xa Lộ Hà Nội Street, Thảo Điền Ward, District 2, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 4 Vincom Gò Vấp, 12 Phan Văn Trị Street, Ward 5, Gò Vấp District, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 4 Fashion Mall Nowzone, 235 Nguyễn Văn Cừ Street, Nguyễn Cư Trinh Ward, District 1, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 3, Satra Phạm Hùng, C6/27 Phạm Hùng Street, Bình Hưng Ward, Bình Chánh Ward, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 3 SC Vivo City, 1058 Nguyễn Văn Linh Street, Tân Phong Ward, District 7, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 4 Crescent Mall, 101 Tôn Dật Tiên Street, Tân Phú Ward, District 7, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 3, Aeon Mall Bình Tân, No.1 Street 17A, Commune 11, Bình Tân District, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 1, GigaMall Thủ Đức, 240-242 Phạm Văn Đồng Street, Hiệp Bình Chánh Ward, Thủ Đức District, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 4 Parkson Hùng Vương, 126 Hùng Vương Street, Ward 12, District 5, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 3 AEON MALL Tân Phú Celadon, 30 Tân Thắng Street, Sơn Ký, Tân Phú District, HCMC (Get there)
  • Level 2 , Co.opmart Rạch Miễu, 48 Hoa Sứ Street, Ward 7, Phú Nhuận District, HCMC (Get there)
  • 19 Đào Trinh Nhất Street, Linh Tây Ward, Thủ Đức District, HCMC (Get there)
  • Opening hour: 10:30a.m - 9:00p.m everyday
  • Price:
  • Buffet for adults: 139,000 VND ($6.00)
  • Buffet for children: 69,000 VND ($3.00)