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The 9 Best Korean Restaurants In Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Pining for a plate of pajeon or a bowl of Samgyetang? These Korean Eateries in Seattle do it best. We analyzed top review sites and incorporated user and critic reviews for this list of top Korean eats in Seattle. If endless seafood options and great rice bowls sound good then visit the Korean eateries below.

Find the perfect Korean restaurant

Joule

Asian, $$$, WallingfordAsian, $$$Seattle, Wallingford
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    10 Fantastic Korean Restaurants in Seattle

    Eater, 2020
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Korean BBQ in Seattle

    Zagat, 2016

Revel

Korean, $$, FremontKorean, $$Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Korean BBQ in Seattle

    Zagat, 2016
  • SeattleMet, 2020

    Seattle's Best New Korean Food

    SeattleMet, 2020

BOPBOX

Korean, $$, GeorgetownKorean, $$Seattle, Georgetown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • SeattleMet, 2020

    Seattle's Best New Korean Food

    SeattleMet, 2020
  • Infatuation, 2020

    Seattle’s New Restaurant Openings

    Infatuation, 2020

Marination Ma Kai

Korean, $, AlkiKorean, $Seattle, Alki
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    10Best - Asian

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2019

    Great Spots for Outdoor Dining and Drinking in Seattle

    Eater, 2019

Korean Tofu House

Korean, $, University DistrictKorean, $Seattle, University District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Korean Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • Eater, 2012

    Where to Eat Korean Food in Seattle Right Now

    Eater, 2012

Kimchi House

Korean, $, BallardKorean, $Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Korean Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • Seattle Refined

    If You Love Bibimbap, Listen Up

    Seattle Refined

Marination

Asian, $, Denny TriangleAsian, $Seattle, Denny Triangle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Enjoy the Best Cheap Eats in Seattle

    Eater, 2020
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    24 Tropical Seattle Restaurants Where It’s Always Summer

    SeattleMet, 2019

Hanok

Asian, $$, Madison ParkAsian, $$Seattle, Madison Park
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5
  • SeattleMet, 2020

    Seattle's Best New Korean Food

    SeattleMet, 2020

Chi Mac - Seattle

Korean, $$, University DistrictKorean, $$Seattle, University District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation, 2019

    The Best Late Night Restaurants In Seattle

    Infatuation, 2019
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    The Best Restaurants in the University District Right Now

    SeattleMet, 2019

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best Korean restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 1095134 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 10951 restaurants, and 1286 lists and articles from top sources like SeattleMet and Infatuation. These spots have been featured in SeattleMet - The Best Restaurants in the University District Right Now, Infatuation - The Best Late Night Restaurants In Seattle and SeattleMet - 24 Tropical Seattle Restaurants Where It’s Always Summer. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal pairing for ddeokbokki

    Experts often pair ddeokbokki with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, 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 in the area

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Seattle. 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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