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A Korean dish and banchan from Korea House
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11 Amazing Korean Restaurants in Austin

Korean barbecue, Korean fried chicken, and all the banchan a person could ever want

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The Korean food scene in Austin isn’t as strong as it is in, say, Los Angeles, New York, or even Dallas, but it’s pretty damn good. There are restaurants offering all-you-can-eat (AYCE) Korean barbecue, juicy crispy Korean fried chicken, soothing spicy tofu-filled stews, chewy noodles, tender bulgogi, with plenty of banchan and soju at hand.

With that, here are Austin’s best Korean restaurants, from AYCE DIY barbecue joint Charm Korean BBQ, traditional takes from Korea House, the mostly-Korean focused food hall of Asian supermarket H Mart, and much more. Many of these restaurants are in north and far north Austin, where there’s a larger Asian population

Relatedly, here’s Eater Austin’s guide to Korean barbecue, as well as the best restaurants for Chinese, Thai, and Southeast Asian food in the city.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. H Mart Austin

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11301 Lakeline Blvd
Austin, TX 78717
(737) 717-6900
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The food hall within the Asian supermarket is full of stellar Korean food options. There’s Korean tofu soup provider Sogongdong Tofu, Korean fried chicken shop Donkey Mo’s, and soups and noodles galore from Damma. 

2. Charm BBQ Chicken

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12233 Ranch Rd 620 N Suite 104
Austin, TX 78750
(737) 203-8545
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Charm Korean BBQ expanded into the Korean fried chicken scene earlier this year out in Anderson Mill. On deck’s all sorts of expertly made fried chicken, with various sauces and piece combinations.

Korean fried chicken at Charm BBQ Chicken
Korean fried chicken at Charm BBQ Chicken
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3. Charm Korean BBQ

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1200 W Howard Ln
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 505-8513
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One of the city’s best Korean barbecue options can be found at the far north Austin restaurant. It’s the only city restaurant to offer all-you-can-eat packages with meat options like tender brisket, marinated beef short ribs, spicy baby octopus, and even lamb. The rest of the menu, especially the noodles, aren’t to be missed either.

4. Korean Grill

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10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 339-0234
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The longtime Korean restaurant with casual vibes can be found in the North Lamar neighborhood. On deck are all sorts of Korean dishes from all sorts of tofu jjigae (stew), hot pots full of seafood or kimchi or meats, cheese-topped ramen during lunchtime, etc.

5. Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar

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9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 382-1858
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Formerly known as College Roadhouse, the North Lamar restaurant maintains its very eclectic vibes. The menu now has more of a focus on what could be deemed as late-night Korean food, i.e. fries topped with bulgogi, ramen topped with cheese. Then there are dishes from its original menu, like the military hot pot and Korean fried chicken, and newer ones like dak galbi (stir-fried chicken, napa cabbage, and rice cakes, made tableside), and much more soju (hence the name).

Seafood noodles at Seoulju
Seafood noodles at Seoulju
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6. Together Restaurant

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9200 N Lamar Blvd # 101
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 821-3388
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It’s worth exploring dishes featuring offal and other animal parts at the casual North Austin Korean restaurant, from chicken gizzards (deep-fried or stir-fried), the grilled guts over on the Korean barbecue portion, to boiled ox knee, and yes, there’s bundegi (silkworm pupa). 

7. Korea House

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2700 W Anderson Ln #501
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 458-2477
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There’s DIY Korean barbecue at the longtime North Shoal Creek restaurant found at specific tables, with meats like beef tongue, sliced duck, and galbi (ribs). Those who want more can choose from the lengthy dinner menu, with noodles, stews, rice, meats, and all sorts of pajeon (scallion pancakes). And, yes, banchan and rice come with most entrees. Lunch offers up box sets with bulgogi, banchan, mandu (Korean dumplings), rice, etc.

Stew at Korea House
Stew at Korea House
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8. Manna Korean Restaurant

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6808 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 323-0635
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The Brentwood restaurant serves up all of the usual Korean favorites, particularly known for its soups, stews and noodles like jajangmyeon (black bean noodles), mandu soup, and kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew), in a casual, easygoing setting.

9. Chosun Galbi

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713 E Huntland Dr
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 419-1400
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One of Austin’s OG Korean restaurants is the perfect place to share Korean barbecue with friends, with all sorts of meats and vegetables. For the best variety, opt for the assorted barbecue package, which, yes, comes with all sorts of ribs and bulgogi. Don’t bypass the other Korean dishes, from the bibimbap to dduk mandu guk (Korean rice cakes and dumplings soup) to spicy stir-fried squid.

10. K Cupbop

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519 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(786) 877-5451
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The tiny window on Dirty Sixth offers up Korean food served in convenient cups (hence the name). On deck are small rice bowls made with barbecue chicken/beef/pork or the vegan one. Then there are decadent potato sides, like the tornado potato (a spiral-cut potato served on a skewer) and hot dogs topped with those tornados.

11. Chi'Lantro

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1509 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 428-5269
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Yes, it’s fusion, but the fast-casual Korean-Mexican restaurant and food truck with multiple locations across the city is the place to find kimchi fries.

Chi’lantro’s kimchi fries
Chi’lantro’s kimchi fries
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1. H Mart Austin

11301 Lakeline Blvd, Austin, TX 78717

The food hall within the Asian supermarket is full of stellar Korean food options. There’s Korean tofu soup provider Sogongdong Tofu, Korean fried chicken shop Donkey Mo’s, and soups and noodles galore from Damma. 

11301 Lakeline Blvd
Austin, TX 78717

2. Charm BBQ Chicken

12233 Ranch Rd 620 N Suite 104, Austin, TX 78750
Korean fried chicken at Charm BBQ Chicken
Korean fried chicken at Charm BBQ Chicken
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Charm Korean BBQ expanded into the Korean fried chicken scene earlier this year out in Anderson Mill. On deck’s all sorts of expertly made fried chicken, with various sauces and piece combinations.

12233 Ranch Rd 620 N Suite 104
Austin, TX 78750

3. Charm Korean BBQ

1200 W Howard Ln, Austin, TX 78753

One of the city’s best Korean barbecue options can be found at the far north Austin restaurant. It’s the only city restaurant to offer all-you-can-eat packages with meat options like tender brisket, marinated beef short ribs, spicy baby octopus, and even lamb. The rest of the menu, especially the noodles, aren’t to be missed either.

1200 W Howard Ln
Austin, TX 78753

4. Korean Grill

10901 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

The longtime Korean restaurant with casual vibes can be found in the North Lamar neighborhood. On deck are all sorts of Korean dishes from all sorts of tofu jjigae (stew), hot pots full of seafood or kimchi or meats, cheese-topped ramen during lunchtime, etc.

10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

5. Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar

9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230, Austin, TX 78753
Seafood noodles at Seoulju
Seafood noodles at Seoulju
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Formerly known as College Roadhouse, the North Lamar restaurant maintains its very eclectic vibes. The menu now has more of a focus on what could be deemed as late-night Korean food, i.e. fries topped with bulgogi, ramen topped with cheese. Then there are dishes from its original menu, like the military hot pot and Korean fried chicken, and newer ones like dak galbi (stir-fried chicken, napa cabbage, and rice cakes, made tableside), and much more soju (hence the name).

9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230
Austin, TX 78753

6. Together Restaurant

9200 N Lamar Blvd # 101, Austin, TX 78753

It’s worth exploring dishes featuring offal and other animal parts at the casual North Austin Korean restaurant, from chicken gizzards (deep-fried or stir-fried), the grilled guts over on the Korean barbecue portion, to boiled ox knee, and yes, there’s bundegi (silkworm pupa). 

9200 N Lamar Blvd # 101
Austin, TX 78753

7. Korea House

2700 W Anderson Ln #501, Austin, TX 78757
Stew at Korea House
Stew at Korea House
Korea House/Facebook

There’s DIY Korean barbecue at the longtime North Shoal Creek restaurant found at specific tables, with meats like beef tongue, sliced duck, and galbi (ribs). Those who want more can choose from the lengthy dinner menu, with noodles, stews, rice, meats, and all sorts of pajeon (scallion pancakes). And, yes, banchan and rice come with most entrees. Lunch offers up box sets with bulgogi, banchan, mandu (Korean dumplings), rice, etc.

2700 W Anderson Ln #501
Austin, TX 78757

8. Manna Korean Restaurant

6808 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

The Brentwood restaurant serves up all of the usual Korean favorites, particularly known for its soups, stews and noodles like jajangmyeon (black bean noodles), mandu soup, and kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew), in a casual, easygoing setting.

6808 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

9. Chosun Galbi

713 E Huntland Dr, Austin, TX 78752

One of Austin’s OG Korean restaurants is the perfect place to share Korean barbecue with friends, with all sorts of meats and vegetables. For the best variety, opt for the assorted barbecue package, which, yes, comes with all sorts of ribs and bulgogi. Don’t bypass the other Korean dishes, from the bibimbap to dduk mandu guk (Korean rice cakes and dumplings soup) to spicy stir-fried squid.

713 E Huntland Dr
Austin, TX 78752

10. K Cupbop

519 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

The tiny window on Dirty Sixth offers up Korean food served in convenient cups (hence the name). On deck are small rice bowls made with barbecue chicken/beef/pork or the vegan one. Then there are decadent potato sides, like the tornado potato (a spiral-cut potato served on a skewer) and hot dogs topped with those tornados.

519 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

11. Chi'Lantro

1509 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Chi’lantro’s kimchi fries
Chi’lantro’s kimchi fries
Chi’lantro/Facebook

Yes, it’s fusion, but the fast-casual Korean-Mexican restaurant and food truck with multiple locations across the city is the place to find kimchi fries.

1509 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

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