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The 8 Best Korean Restaurants In St. Louis

Updated: November 19, 2021

Looking for your next Korean Feast? Why not try the banchan or bulgogi at these top St. Louis restaurants? To get you the best from the Korean peninsula right here in St. Louis we analyzed top review sites and expert opinions. So if you’re still hankering for Korean pork belly or stir-fried noodles pay one of these St. Louis spots a visit.

Find the perfect Korean restaurant

O! Wing Plus

American, $$, St. LouisAmerican, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Riverfront Times, 2019

    Best-Kept Secret

    Riverfront Times, 2019

Shaking Bowl

Asian, St. LouisAsianSt. Louis
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

BOBQ

Korean, St. LouisKoreanSt. Louis
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Kalbi Taco Shack

Asian, $, Benton ParkAsian, $St. Louis, Benton Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Fire Chicken

Korean, St. LouisKoreanSt. Louis
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Everest Cafe & Bar

Asian, $, Forest Park SoutheastAsian, $St. Louis, Forest Park Southeast
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Kimchi Guys

Korean, $$, DowntownKorean, $$St. Louis, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Wudon Korean BBQ

Korean, $$, St. LouisKorean, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right Korean restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 153 lists and articles from top sources like Riverfront Times, 5441 St. Louis restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Riverfront Times - Best-Kept Secret. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Tempranillo and fried chicken


    A red wine and some nice, tasty fried chicken - specifically a Tempranillo - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the spicy in your food, trust us!

  • Pale Ale with your fried chicken

    When considering what goes best with fried chicken, we recommend a glass of Pale Ale, it truly complements the dish as it cleanses the palate.


  • Enjoy fried chicken with Champagne

    For an elevated experience, pair your fried chicken with Champagne. This combination works particularly well because this sparkling wine acts as a palate cleanser for the fatty dish.


Interesting facts

  • A typical drink from Korea

    In Korea they have a classic, local drink with clear, slightly-sweet distilled spirit. Its name is soju

  • The original bibimbap

    The next time you bite into a deliciousbibimbap remember to thank Korea who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • A classic dish

    A trip to Korea is incomplete without having tried the local bulgogi, a national classic!

Parking tips

Parking in St. Louis can be a challenge. 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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