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The 6 Best Korean BBQ Places Near San Jose

Updated: May 2, 2022

These Korean barbeque spots in San Jose 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. Indulge in grade A pork belly, short ribs and bulgogi at these excellent San Jose eateries.

Find the perfect Korean bbq spot

Gen Korean BBQ House

Korean, $$, San JoseKorean, $$San Jose, North Valley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline

    Here are San Jose's top 5 Korean spots

  • SF Style & Leisure

    Top Asian restaurants in the SF Bay area

    SF Style & Leisure

The Nest Asian Bistro

Asian, $$, San JoseAsian, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5


Korean, $$, San JoseKorean, $$San Jose, Evergreen
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    Here are San Jose's top 5 Korean spots


Goku Korean BBQ and Hot Pot

Korean, $$, San JoseKorean, $$San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Jang Su Jang

Korean, $$, Santa ClaraKorean, $$Santa Clara
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • The Silicon Valley Post

    Best Korean Restaurants in Silicon Valley

    The Silicon Valley Post
  • Thrillist

    The 10 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants in the Bay Area



Korean, $$, Santa ClaraKorean, $$Santa Clara
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    The Bay Area's Korean Barbecue, Ranked


How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the best Korean bbq spots in San Jose can take way too long. We analyzed 26488 San Jose restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Jose restaurant reviews, and 2325 lists and articles – looking closely at what SF Style & Leisure, Eater and Thrillist had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for SF Style & Leisure - Top Asian restaurants in the SF Bay area, Eater - The Bay Area's Korean Barbecue, Ranked and Thrillist - The 10 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants in the Bay Areawe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. The ten options above are the best of San Jose Korean bbq.

Drink pairing tips for Korean bbq

  • Go for Soju with marinated pork

    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.

  • The perfect match for your beef bugogi

    When having beef bugogi, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Barbera, a popular red wine.

  • Maesil Ju with your veggie banchan

    Not sure what plum wine to drink with your veggie banchan? Try Maesil Ju. The sweet flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Factoids about Korean bbq

  • Celebrating Korean bbq

    The The United States Steak Cook-Off Festival is held every August in Tulsa, The United States, celebrating the local foodies’ passion for Korean bbq.

  • The most expensive ever

    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?

  • A traditional dish

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

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