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The 9 Best Korean Restaurants In Berkeley

Updated: August 7, 2022

Ever wondered where to find the best kimchi or soju in Berkeley? The answer is at these Korean spots. We analyzed top review sites and incorporated user and critic reviews for this list of top Korean eats in Berkeley. Don’t wait for your next plate of dumplings and Korean beer. These Berkeley Eateries are ready for your next visit.

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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

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

Pyeong Chang Tofu - Berkeley

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

    The 5 best Korean spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline

Berkeley Social Club

Korean, $$, Downown BerkeleyKorean, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Korean spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline

BopShop Korean Kitchen

Korean, $, BerkeleyKorean, $Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Find Me Gluten Free

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Bonchon Berkeley

Asian, $$, Downown BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Kimchi Garden

Korean, $, BerkeleyKorean, $Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Steve's Bar-B-Que

Korean, $, BerkeleyKorean, $Berkeley
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Korean restaurants in Berkeley. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Find Me Gluten Free, Eater and Hoodline, 28808 Berkeley restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Find Me Gluten Free - Gluten Free Paleo Friendly Places in Oakland, Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now and Hoodline - The 5 best Korean spots in Berkeley. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Lucky Bird, Seoul Hotdog, and Pyeong Chang Tofu - Berkeley are the highest-rated Korean restaurants for take-out in Berkeley.

There are 12 Korean restaurants in Berkeley.

Lucky Bird, Seoul Hotdog, and Mad Seoul are some of the highest-rated late-night Korean spots in Berkeley.

Lucky Bird, Seoul Hotdog, and Mad Seoul are the highest-rated Korean restaurants that serve breakfast in Berkeley.

Lucky Bird, Pyeong Chang Tofu - Berkeley, and KoJa Kitchen are the highest-rated Korean restaurants that are good for groups in Berkeley.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for pajeon

    Experts suggest pairing a pajeon with a glass of Grüner Veltliner, a popular white wine.


Did you know?

  • A long-held tradition

    One of the most popular dishes in Korea is kimchi, often prepared with fermented vegetables.

Parking tips

Parking in Berkeley 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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