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The 14 Best Korean Restaurants In Boston

Updated: September 7, 2022

Looking for your next Korean Feast? Why not try the banchan or bulgogi at these top Boston restaurants? To get you the best from the Korean peninsula right here in Boston we analyzed top review sites and expert opinions. Don’t wait for your next plate of dumplings and Korean beer. These Boston Eateries are ready for your next visit.

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Coreanos Allston

Korean, $, AllstonKorean, $Boston, Allston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2018

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    Eater, 2018

Kimchipapi Kitchen

Korean, $$, AllstonKorean, $$Boston, Allston
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Boston's top 4 Korean spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Trip 101, 2019

    Top 10 Korean Restaurants In Boston, Massachusetts

    Trip 101, 2019

Bonchon Allston

Korean, $$, AllstonKorean, $$Boston, Allston
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Eat Korean Food in Boston

    Eater, 2018
  • Infatuation

    The Boston Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Boston

    Infatuation

JP Seafood Cafe

Japanese, $$, Jamaica PlainJapanese, $$Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2018

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    Eater, 2018

Korean Garden Restaurant

Korean, $$, AllstonKorean, $$Boston, Allston
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
  • Eater, 2018

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    Eater, 2018
  • TimeOut, 2019

    The best Korean BBQ and Korean restaurants in Boston

    TimeOut, 2019

Koy

Korean, $$, HaymarketKorean, $$Boston, Haymarket
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2019

    Top 10 Korean Restaurants In Boston, Massachusetts

    Trip 101, 2019
  • TimeOut, 2019

    The best Korean BBQ and Korean restaurants in Boston

    TimeOut, 2019

Banyan Bar + Refuge

Asian, $$, South EndAsian, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Infatuation

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    Infatuation

Crave

Korean, $$, AllstonKorean, $$Boston, Allston
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.5

OliToki

Asian, $, AllstonAsian, $Boston, Allston
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Ginger Exchange

Asian, $$, Mission HillAsian, $$Boston, Mission Hill
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Seoul Jangteo

Korean, $$, AllstonKorean, $$Boston, Allston
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Crave Chinatown

Asian, $$, ChinatownAsian, $$Boston, Chinatown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Village Sushi & Grill

Japanese, $$, RoslindaleJapanese, $$Boston, Roslindale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Kayuga

Asian, $$, BostonAsian, $$Boston
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best Korean restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 15185 spots across Boston, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1052 lists and articles from the likes of Infatuation, Trip 101 and TimeOut – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in Infatuation - The Boston Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Boston, Trip 101 - Top 10 Korean Restaurants In Boston, Massachusetts and TimeOut - The best Korean BBQ and Korean restaurants in Boston. 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. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Questions & answers

JP Seafood Cafe, Seoul Soulongtang, and Bonne Chance Cafe are the highest-rated Korean restaurants for take-out in Boston.

JP Seafood Cafe, Banyan Bar + Refuge, and Bonchon Allston are the highest-rated Korean restaurants that are good for groups in Boston.

There are 27 Korean restaurants in Boston.

Koy is the highest-rated Korean restaurant for a date night in Boston.

The highest-rated Korean restaurants for delivery in Boston are Coreanos Allston, JP Seafood Cafe, and Seoul Soulongtang.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy fried chicken with Pale Ale

    For an elevated experience, pair your fried chicken with Pale Ale. This combination works particularly well because this beer cleanses the palate.


  • Champagne and fried chicken


    When considering what goes best with fried chicken, we recommend a glass of Champagne, it truly complements the dish as it acts as a palate cleanser for the fatty dish.


  • crystal malt and fried chicken


    If your food palns include Fried Chicken, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a crystal malt, with its hits of toasted-caramel, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Interesting facts

  • A classic dish

    Certain dishes are so iconic that they can become a part of a country’s identity. In Korea, bulgogi is recognized as one of the most popular national dishes.

  • A delicious pairing

    Want a beverage that tastes clear, slightly-sweet distilled spirit? Go for soju, the typical drink in Korea.

  • A must-visit festival in Los Angeles

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Annual Korean barbecue Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Los Angeles, California, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

Parking in the area

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Korean spot.

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