Must-try Korean restaurants in Dublin
What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you think of South Korea? Samsung, BTS, Baby shark and Korean cuisine are probably things that come up first. In these days many people are interested in South Korea in many different ways, unlike in the past when people just said « Mr Kim”. Among them, Korean cuisine is an unavoidable topic when it comes to South Korea. Believe it or not, in Korea people generally greet you with the question « Have you eaten? » instead of « How are you? ». That’s right. Because the food plays a huge role in the Korean culture. Most of the people who fall into “Korean cuisine” once, rarely escape from the swamp. There is no escaping from the love of Korean food at all! Here is an article that introduces the best Korean restaurants in Dublin. If you don’t know much about Korea yet, here is a selection of the must-try Korean restaurants by Babylon Radio. You will find all you need to become a great fan of Korean food!
Let’s go digging! 식사합시다!
Must-try Korean restaurants in Dublin.
A little restaurant, but a big taste!
27 Capel St, North City, Dublin 1
Opening Hours 12:00 – 21:00
The Brothers Dosirak is a hidden gem at the back of an Asian store on Capel street. The literal translation of the name of the restaurant means ‘brothers the lunch box’. ‘Dosirak’ means the lunch box which is usually made at home and consists of cooked rice with several side dishes in a container in Korea. Following the name, in this place, you can take the traditional Korean lunch boxes. They offer a variety of menus at reasonable prices. Moreover, it tastes exactly as in Korea, so it is very popular among many Korean students.
The oldest Korean restaurant in Dublin!
160-161 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin 1
Open Hours 12:00 – 23:00
Located on Parnell street, the Kimchi Hophouse is the oldest Korean restaurant in Dublin. The interior decoration is no different from an Irish pub but they provide authentic Korean cuisine. This place is divided into two spaces, with a Korean restaurant on one side and a bar on the other. It sounds quite unusual, doesn’t it? With this unique atmosphere, it would be an ideal spot if you aren’t familiar with Korean food but want to know Korean cuisine. Here you will find, not only Korean cuisine but also Japanese! But as a Korean, I recommend taking Anju which means « food that goes great with alcohol » in Korean. Now all you need to do is to relax and enjoy a great pint of Guinness with Anju in the Kimchi Hophouse!
Koreans’ favourite Korean restaurant.
The Excise Building, Mayor Street Lower, North Dock, Dublin 1
Open Hours 12:00 – 23:00
Located on Mayor street, The Drunken Fish is the largest Korean restaurant in Dublin. This place is the Koreans’ restaurant favourite. If you have been wanting to taste the most modern Korean dishes, it’d be the right place. From classic Korean foods such as Bibimbap, Japchae, BBQ to Korean alcoholic beverages. The speciality of the Drunken Fish is that it only serves Korean food. Whatever you are looking for, you can definitely find great Korean cuisine with friendly service here. Moreover, there is also the Korean cultural Meetup held every Friday evening. If you want to experience not only Korean food but also culture, who don’t want to head to the Drunken Fish?
If you want to have Korean BBQ, who you gonna call?
120 Capel Street, North City, Dublin 1
(01) 515 8022
Open Hours 12:00 – 22:30
The Korean barbecue is a very popular Korean meat dish that is enjoyed at home or at Korean restaurants with friends or family. The most fun thing about this dish is that they have special grilling tables that allow guests to cook and eat it immediately. How does that sound like? Don’t you want to try the Korean barbecue? Well, you can have a proper Korean barbecue experience in the Arisu restaurant in Dublin! Located on Capel Street, this restaurant of repute is particularly famous for its barbecue from Korea. Indeed, it feels like one of the Korean restaurants at home. Accompanied by the ceiling fan and the grill table, everything is Korean-style. In addition, there is an unlimited Korean BBQ special offer every week from 12 pm to 4:30 pm. With a wide selection and reasonable prices, you will enjoy a wonderful Korean food experience at the Arisu.
KFC! Korean fried chicken! 치맥콜?
76 Aungier St, Dublin 2
(01) 405 4960
Open Hours 12:00 – 22:30
€€ – €€€
KFC now has a new meaning, Korean Fried Chicken! If you have visited Korea, you might have seen many chicken restaurants on the street. Koreans love chicken a lot, no matter how young or old they are. Based on this phenomenon, Koreans created a new word. It is Chimac which is the word chicken with the Korean word for beer, mekju. Are you looking for the best KFC in Dublin and want to experience Chimac? Then you should pop down to Chimac on Aungier street. This is a small restaurant but the perfect spot to try KFC. They offer Korean chicken and burgers with spicy sauces. Moreover, there are also delicious alternatives for vegetarians. After the Chimac, you may want to spread the love of extremely good Korean fried chicken and beer combination to everyone around you!