K-culture is gaining popularity at a fast pace in India, from K-pop to K-dramas and K-beauty. But a major part of Korean culture is food, and it’s no surprise that the trend has even seeped into the culinary space, leading to the uproar of many Korean restaurants in Delhi. Korean food has been popular in Delhi for a long time, and it’s safe to say that it’s here to stay. In the recent past, the Korean dining scene has only got bigger. If you love Korean BBQs and Bibimbap, or simply are a curious food explorer, below is a curation of the best Korean restaurants in Delhi with unapologetic authenticity.
Cafe At Korean Cultural Centre
For authentic flavours, the best Korean restaurant in Delhi is the Korean Cultural Centre in Lajpat Nagar IV. With Korean culture at its core, one can expect to find a range of delicious Korean foods like Shin noodles, Chicken Pop, Black noodles, and hot Kimchi Rolls, as well as pure and authentic Korean Jujube and Job’s Tear’s teas. Some must-tries include the classic fried chicken, gimbaps and ramyeon. With simplistic interiors, and no-fluff the focus here truly is the flavour.
Where: A-25, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar IV
Busan Korean Restaurant
Nestled in old Delhi’s Manju Ka Tila locality, is a hidden gem with it comes to Korean restaurants in Delhi. The Busan Korean Restaurant with its beautiful bay window and bamboo aesthetic make the experience a truly wholesome one. A pocket-friendly café, their authentic set-up with low tables and chairs, is complemented by a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. While you’re here, savour the Soegogi Doenjang Jjigae, Omurice or a Yukgaejang dinner, Ganja Jeon and Kimchi Jeon. So, when you have your next craving for Korean food, bookmark this restaurant.
Where: House 9B, Block 10, New Aruna Nagar, Majnu Ka Tila
For a full-fledged Korean experience in Delhi, Hahn’s Kitchen is just where you need to head. The interiors mix together a modern vibe with traditional Korean décor setting the right ambience for a delicious meal. At Hanh’s Korean food is their forte and they have the best Spicy Grilled Pork Belly, Kimchi Stew, Knee Clear Stew and Spicy Korean Chinese Hotpot. What we love about this restaurant is it’s one of the few places you can grab a Korean breakfast at.
Where: One Horizon Centre, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Kori’s in Safdarjung is an ideal place to acquaint yourself with Korean food. While it’s not as authentic, one can say it is a street-style version. They also serve some really yummy herbal Korean tea like Oksusu Yum-Cha, Memil-Cha and Insam-Cha. Their Gamja-Jeon which is a Korean potato pancake and Kimchi Pancake are scrumptious as is the Kimbabs.
Where: Safdarjung & GK- 1 M Block Market
The Koren Culture Centre doesn’t only have a café but also a Korean food restaurant. With exceptional quality K-Food, they get their spices right enough to make you transport you to a street market in Korea. Dalgrak is bright and roomy with a modest yet elegant monochrome décor and the Bibimbap, Gimbap, and teokbokki make this one of the best Korean restaurants in Delhi.
Where: A25, Korean Cultural Centre, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar IV
Gung the Palace
This Korean food restaurant is one of the most authentic Korean restaurants in all of Delhi. Gung The Palace has three chains in Delhi-NCR and the flavours transport you to Korea. What’s more floor seating, wooden interiors and floral room dividers allow you to get a taste of the culture sitting in your city. While their Korean barbecue is a must-have, so is their Kimchi stew and rice-cake soup, Wang Galbi, Samgyeopsal and Dak Bulgog. Our verdict it’s delicious!
Where: D-1/B, near Aashirwad Complex, Green Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110016 (also in Gurgaon and Noida)