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The 9 Best Korean Restaurants Near Albany

Updated: October 6, 2021

Pining for a plate of pajeon or a bowl of Samgyetang? These Korean Eateries in Albany do it best. To get you the best from the Korean peninsula right here in Albany we analyzed top review sites and expert opinions. Don’t wait for your next plate of dumplings and Korean beer. These Albany Eateries are ready for your next visit.

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Oori Rice Triangles

Korean, $, AlbanyKorean, $Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Find Me Gluten Free

    THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in Berkeley, California

    Find Me Gluten Free

Bowl'd Korean Rice Bar

Korean, $$, AlbanyKorean, $$Albany, East Washington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

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Ohgane Korean Restaurant

Korean, $$, OaklandKorean, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    The 10 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants in the Bay Area

    Thrillist
  • Eater

    The Bay Area's Korean Barbecue, Ranked

    Eater

Jong Ga House

Korean, $$, OaklandKorean, $$Oakland, Adams Point
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    The Bay Area's Korean Barbecue, Ranked

    Eater
  • SFist

    12 best Korean restaurants in San Francisco and Oakland

    SFist

KoJa Kitchen

Asian, $$, BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Korean spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline
  • Zagat

    Best Korean in Oakland/Berkeley

    Zagat

Bowl'd BBQ

Korean, $$, OaklandKorean, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    The 10 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants in the Bay Area

    Thrillist
  • Zagat

    8 essential spots for Korean BBQ in San Francisco

    Zagat

Kitchen Story

Asian, $$, OaklandAsian, $$Oakland, Rockridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now

    Eater

Spoon Korean Bistro

Korean, $$, BerkeleyKorean, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    The Best Korean Food in the East Bay

    Thrillist
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Korean spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline

Mad Seoul

Korean, $$, BerkeleyKorean, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Korean spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best Korean restaurants can take awhile. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from Find Me Gluten Free, Eater and Hoodline and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered Find Me Gluten Free - THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in Berkeley, California, Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now and Hoodline - The 5 best Korean spots in Berkeley as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal pairing for japchae

    When ordering japchae, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Vouvray, a popular white wine.

Fun facts

  • The traditional kimchi

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional dishes in Korea, kimchi has long been prepared with fermented vegetables.

Parking information

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Albany. 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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