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The 8 Best Korean BBQ Places Near Kearny Mesa, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

These Korean barbeque spots in Kearny Mesa make all of our grilled meat dreams come true! To find these Korean barbeque spots we analyzed the best review and ranking sites, incorporating millions of reviews. Gather a group of friends for great communal dining and combo platters at these top Kearny Mesa venues.

Find the perfect Korean bbq spot

Woomiok

Korean, $$, Kearny MesaKorean, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Get Korean Barbecue for Takeout in San Diego

    Eater, 2021

DJK Korean BBQ

Korean, $$, Kearny MesaKorean, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Get Korean Barbecue for Takeout in San Diego

    Eater, 2021

Grandma Tofu and Korean BBQ

Korean, $$, Kearny MesaKorean, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Get Korean Barbecue for Takeout in San Diego

    Eater, 2021

The Fire Spot

Asian, $$, Kearny MesaAsian, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Olleh Convoy Korean BBQ

Korean, Kearny MesaKoreanSan Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

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Buga Korean BBQ

Korean, $$, North ClairemontKorean, $$San Diego, North Clairemont
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Get Korean Barbecue for Takeout in San Diego

    Eater, 2021
  • Trip 101, 2019

    The 10 Best Korean Restaurants In San Diego, California

    Trip 101, 2019

356 Korean BBQ Bar

Korean, $$, Mission Valley EastKorean, $$San Diego, Mission Valley East
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Get Korean Barbecue for Takeout in San Diego

    Eater, 2021

SHABUMi

Korean, $$, Clairemont Mesa EastKorean, $$San Diego, Clairemont Mesa East
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Eat Hot Pot in San Diego

    Eater, 2021

How did these spots get chosen?

Choosing the right spot for Korean bbq can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 10162 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in San Diego and 624 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Trip 101 and Eater had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These spots have been featured in Trip 101 - The 10 Best Korean Restaurants In San Diego, California, Eater - Where to Eat Hot Pot in San Diego and Eater - Where to Get Korean Barbecue for Takeout in San Diego. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in San Diego Korean bbq.

Questions & answers

The Fire Spot, Woomiok, and Song Hak - San Diego are the highest-rated Korean barbeque spots to get a quick lunch in Kearny Mesa.

The Fire Spot, Woomiok, and Song Hak - San Diego are the highest-rated Korean barbeque spots for lunch in Kearny Mesa.

Steamy Piggy is the highest-rated vegetarian Korean barbeque spot in Kearny Mesa.

Song Hak - San Diego, Olleh Convoy Korean BBQ, and Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet are the highest-rated Korean barbeque spots that are good for groups in Kearny Mesa.

The Fire Spot, Woomiok, and Song Hak - San Diego have outdoor seating and Korean barbeque in Kearny Mesa.

Drink pairing tips for Korean bbq

  • A next-level match for bulgogi

    When ordering bulgogi, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chilean Shiraz, a popular red wine.

  • Pair marinated pork with Soju

    To elevate your marinated pork experience, we recommend some Soju to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this rice wine cuts through the flavors of the marinade.

  • Maesil Ju and veggie banchan


    The sweet flavors in Maesil Ju makes it a great plum wine to pair with veggie banchan.

Interesting facts about Korean bbq

  • The traditional bulgogi

    Have you ever had a tasty bulgogi? Well it’s an absolute classic in Korea!

  • Celebrating Korean bbq

    The United States celebrates their appreciation for Korean bbq in style with the annual Annual Korean barbecue Festival. Expect all things Korean bbq at this popular event.

  • The most expensive olive wagu beef

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

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