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The 6 Best Korean Restaurants Near San Leandro

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for your next Korean Feast? Why not try the banchan or bulgogi at these top San Leandro restaurants? We analyzed top review sites and incorporated user and critic reviews for this list of top Korean eats in San Leandro. So if you’re still hankering for Korean pork belly or stir-fried noodles pay one of these San Leandro spots a visit.

Find the perfect spot

Maejoo Wings

Korean, $$, San LeandroKorean, $$San Leandro, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Bonchon San Leandro

Asian, $$, San LeandroAsian, $$San Leandro, Downtown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Volcano Island

Korean, $$, HaywardKorean, $$Hayward, Glen Eden
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Vons Chicken

Korean, $$, Castro ValleyKorean, $$Castro Valley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

The Chicken On Fire

Korean, $$, Castro ValleyKorean, $$Castro Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Korea House

Korean, $$, HaywardKorean, $$Hayward, North Hayward
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in San Leandro and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. 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. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Tempranillo with your fried chicken

    Food with spicy flavors, like fried chicken, should be paired with a red wine like Tempranillo if you want the most to be brought out of the flavors of the dish.

  • Champagne and fried chicken


    When considering how to best enjoy your fried chicken, we would highlight how well a glass of Champagne complements the dish as it acts as a palate cleanser for the fatty dish.


  • Pair fried chicken with Pale Ale

    To elevate your fried chicken experience, we recommend some Pale Ale to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this beer cleanses the palate.

Fun facts

  • The record holder

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest fried chicken. Weighing in at 2,493 pounds there was more than enough fried chickens to go around!

  • Think you can handle some gyoza?

    If you think you could break the record set by Peter Czerwinski for most gyoza eaten in 1, then you’re gonna have to do better than 10 dumpling.

  • A delicious pairing

    Give soju a try! It’s from Korea and is a fan favourite with its clear, slightly-sweet distilled spirit flavours.

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